Department of Agrarian Reform officials led by Secretary John Castriciones with La Trinidad officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda sprearhead the ribbon cutting and turn over ceremony of the solar power irrigation system in Barangay Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The P800, 000.00 irrigation system was turned over to the Alno Rural Community Development Cooperative which is expected to provide water to more than 15 hectares of cut flower and vegetable farms in Alno. RMC PIA-CAR

POPCOM Regional Director Magdalena Abellera(3rd from left) and partner panelists in the forum push for a whole of society approach in addressing women's concerns including repruductive health in this time of health pandemic. (CCD/PIA CAR)

NCCA Chairperson Arsenio Lizaso (with mic) during the PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forumabout the first Montañosa Film Festival. Joining him (from left to right) are Film Academy of the Philippines chairperson Vivian Velez, Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, NCIP Chairperson Secretary Allen Capuyan (4th from left), NCIP Commissioner for Central Visayas Jennifer Pia Sibug-las and NCIP Commisioner for Region 1 and CAR Gaspar Cayat. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas presides over the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on COVID-19 on March 29, 2021 at the Benguet Provincial Capitol attended by task force member agencies. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR)

'Do not let our guard down as we prepare for COVAX rollout- RTF chair

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 24 (PIA) - - As the National Vaccination and Deployment Program rolls out  soon to strengthen  the country’s fight against the Coronavirus disease,  the public  should not  put  their  guard down and continue with  the PDITR  or  Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate  strategy.

 

CRDRRMC and RTF COVID - 19 chairperson Albert Mogol calls for a continuing unified actions in the fight against COVID - 19, as the country prepares for the national vaccination and deployment program. (CCD/PIA CAR)

This is the guidance Regional Task Force COVID – 19 chairperson Office of Civil Defense- Cordillera Regional Director Albert Mogol to partner- regional line agencies, local government units and community stakeholders during the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and RTF joint virtual coordination meeting on Tuesday.

Mogol said the Department of Health – Cordillera is leading the way for the vaccination rollout in the region. He called for active (IEC) information, education and communication campaign so altogether ‘we can convince the perception of the general population towards the effectiveness of vaccines and its importance in the fight against COVID – 19.’

He also encouraged LGUs to intensify community testing and contact tracing, and to take advantage of the aggressive community testing that is being offered free by the National Task Force through the Bases Conversion Development Authority.

In the said meeting, DOH -Cordillera Medical Officer IV Dr. Jennifer Joyce Pira reported an improving COVID – 19 situations in the region with the epidemic level down to “low risk”.

Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province, including Baguio City are under low risk, while Kalinga is under moderate risk epidemic level, she said.

The NTF has raised the community quarantine status of Cordillera from modified General Community Quarantine to GCQ from February 1 – 28 as the region reached high risk epidemic level during the first month of the 2021.

As of the February 22 data of DOH – CAR, Cordillera has a total of 14,031 total confirmed cases wherein 911 are active cases, 12,913 or 92.03 percent already recovered and 202 recorded deaths for a case fatality rate of 1.44%.

Pira also reported  that Cordillera is also under low risk, in terms of Critical Care Utilization Rate, with ward beds utilization at 52.18 %;  isolation beds utilization at 40.16; ICU beds occupancy at 26.08% , and mechanical vent utilization at 35.89%.

  For the coordination meeting, RTF member agencies and provincial LGUs also provided updates on their respective response actions in helping the COVID – 19 affected community and population in Cordillera.

 “Let us just continue what we are doing as we are nearing to reach victory in this fight. We fight as one, we heal and recover as one”, he said. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)

Dr. Jennifer Joyce Pira gives an update on the COVID - 19 situation in Cordillera and the preparations for the vaccination rollout in the region. (CCD/PIA CAR)

By Carlito C. Dar

 

Baguio

Benguet

  • Stern imposition of COVID-19 ordinances pushed

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 10 (PIA) - - Strict imposition of  ordinances on health safety protocols with unsparing penalties is  seen as a move to stem the transmission of corona virus disease 2019 (Covid-19) virus.

  • Benguet coffee picking up steam

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 27 (PIA)--The province of Benguet is known for its highland vegetables and strawberries but its coffee product is also fast gaining recognition.

  • Stay disciplined, do good deeds, new PRO-Cor chief tells cops

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet,April 16(PIA)-- The newly installed director of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera(PRO-Cor)  called on Cordillera police officers to continue to stay disciplined as he vowed  continue the good practices started by  his predecessors.

  • Cut flower, vegetable farmers to benefit from solar powered irrigation system in Alno

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform formally turned over and inaugurated the new solar powered irrigation system to cut flower and vegetable farmers in Barangay Alno in this capital town.

  • Prov'l IATF issues policies to address spike of COVID cases

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 31(PIA) - - The Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (PIATF) on the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease issued an advisory on  policies to be enforced   to address  the recent spike in COVID 19 cases  and as the province reverts  to General Community Quarantine status  for the whole of  month of April.

Mt. Province

  • DOST brings S&T projects to 3 ELCAC brgys in Bontoc

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, May 11 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST – CAR)  through its Provincial S&T Center here has  partnered with the local government unit and community stakeholders  for  Community Empowerment through Science and Technology(CEST)   program in three identified End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC ) barangays in this municipality.

  • 107th Malasakit Center opens at LHRMH in Mt. Province

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE -  Poor and indigent patients  in the province and other nearby areas will now be confident  to seek hospitalization and treatment with the opening of  a Malasakit Center at the Luis Hora Regional Memorial Hospital(LHRMH) in Abatan, Bauko on Friday(May 7).

  • Bontoc official appeals to 'kailians' to comply with public health standards

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Feb. 8(PIA) -- A municipal councilor in this capital town is appealing to his “kailians”  or townmates to always comply with the minimum public health standards as the municipality reverts back to General Community Quarantine(GCQ)  status starting Monday(February 8). 

  • Mt. Province officials reiterate call for public compliance with health protocols, quarantine rules

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Jan. 23(PIA)--With the COVID-19 UK already in Mountain Province as confirmed by the Department of Health Friday night, local officials reiterate their appeal to the public to strictly comply with the quarantine protocols of their respective municipalities, adhere to the minimum health standards and not to let their guards.

  • Sagada LGU cancels Etag Festival 2021 due to COVID

    BAGUIO CITY, Jan 15 (PIA) -- The scenic town of Sagada will skip the 10th edition of the Etag Festival this year   due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

IFUGAO

  • Ifugao LGU forms COVID-19 action team

    HINGYON, Ifugao May 7 (PIA) - - The local government unit here initiated an additional measure to address the surge of Coronavirus – 2019 Disease (COVID-19) in its different barangays.

  • Aggressive community testing in Ifugao starts today in Lagawe

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, May 4(PIA)--The five-day Aggressive Community Testing (ACT) in the province kicked-off today in this municipality at the Lagawe Central School gymnasium and Caba barangay covered court.

  • 5 Ifugao barangays on lockdown due to surge of COVID-19 cases

    HINGYON, Ifugao, April 28 (PIA) - - Five barangays of this municipality were placed under temporary lockdown recently in efforts  to avoid the further spread of the Coronavirus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19).

  • Aggressive community testing in Ifugao targets 4,500 individuals

    LAMUT, Ifugao, April 28 (PIA) - - Around 4,500 individuals in the province are expected to be swabbed   in the   the aggressive community testing   scheduled on May 4-8, 2021 following the surge of COVID-19 cases this month.   

  • Ifugao youth group, partners set up 'Good Samaritan' pantry

    LAMUT, Ifugao, April 23 (PIA) - - The Ifugao Youth Association (IYA) is initiating the establishment of  community pantries  in the province as a way of reaching out to town mates who may be hardly affected  by  the COVID-19 pandemic and have  little capacity to buy basic necessities which they need.

celogo

CONTACT US

(074)661-5599

Globe:0917-558-5303

321B Lopez Bldg., Session Road, Baguio City

press@cordilleraexpress.com