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)

RTF–RIATF pushes for stricter border control,human mobility in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, March 29 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Task Force and the Regional Inter-agency Task Force on COVID – 19, in a joint resolution moved for a uniform border control and or quarantine checkpoint policy in the region, in adherence to the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolutions 101 and 106 that aim to address the current surge in COVID – 19 in various parts of the country.

 

IATF Res. 101 provides policies for testing and quarantine and documentary requirement for travel while Res. 106 calls for immediate implementation of PDITR (Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate/Re-assess) measures in the Cordillera Region, highly urbanized cities and independent component cities of Region III, and Batangas City and Quezon in CALABARZON to limit mobility and minimize delay in case detection, contact tracing and isolation/quarantine.

 The RTF – RIATF Joint Resolution No. 2, series of 2021 provides measures that shall be institutionalized and adopted by all local government units in the region. It provides guidelines on interzonal and intrazonal movement of people; the grand rule of wearing facemask and face shield when entering and moving within Cordillera; implementation of IT – based registry of Authorized Person Outside of Residence (APOR) and non – APOR travelers to Cordillera; entry protocol for APOR and non – APOR travelers both from Cordillera and non- Cordillera, and on movement of non – APOR workers within the region.

 Generally, the resolution provides unhampered movement of essential cargo and courier services, APORs especially those in frontline essential health care services, government officials and frontline personnel, persons traveling for medical and humanitarian reasons, and those with permitted travel abroad including Overseas Filipino workers.

 There are also some restrictions put in place for leisure travels as well as on interzonal movement or entry of workers from outside the region. Visitors from areas under Enhanced Comnunity Quarantine are not also permitted.

The resolution was signed by both RTF Chairperson and Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Albert Mogol and RIATF Chairperson and DILG – CAR OIC Regional Director Araceli San Jose.

Mogol and San Jose, in their statements, expressed gratitude to all the council members and the Cordillera local chief executives for approving the resolution that is much needed in the fight against COVID – 19.

DILG USEC Epimaco Densing III calls for the support of Cordillera local chief executives in strengthening the PDITR Strategy in their respective areas especially in enhancing border control, lessening the mobility of people and ensuring strict compliance with  the minimum public health standards  which are  vital in preventing the spread of COVID - 19 and in protecting oneself from being infected with the virus. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Meanwhile, Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary for Operations Epimaco Densing III, in his message during the emergency  meeting over the weekend, outlined the important roles of  local chief executives in addressing the current surge of cases and generally in winning the fight against COVID -19.

Densing outlined the need for LCEs to align their local policies with the policies of the national government as set by the IATF especially in putting strict border control, limiting the mobility of people and in enhancing their PDITR strategy.

 He also calls on LCEs to strongly inform and convince their people to strictly adhere to the minimum public health standards that remain to be an important tool in preventing the spread of COVID – 19 and in protecting oneself from getting infected while the government is working on the national vaccination and deployment program. (JDP/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.

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