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)

DOH allocates P8.4M vaccination support funds for CAR provinces, Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 8(PIA) - - The  Department of Health Center for Health and Development – Cordillera (DOH – CAR)  has allocated  a total of P8.4 million vaccination support fund to boost the rollout of the Coronavirus disease (COVID – 19) vaccination and deployment program in the different provinces of Cordillera, including Baguio City.

 

The DOH – CAR, in an online meeting with the health offices of Baguio City, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province, announced that each of them is set to receive P1.2 million for mobilization and advocacy, and they are required to immediately submit their program proposals. This is part of the P29.5M sub-allotment received by DOH – CAR for COVID – 19 vaccination program implementation in the region.

Aside from financial assistance to LGUs, the sub-allotment will also be used for training expenses, supplies and materials, professional services, environment and sanitary services, travel expenses. drugs and medicine expenses, and for transportation and delivery.

COVID-19 vaccination in the region started  last  March 5 and at present,   Sinovac vaccines have been   allocated to the different implementing units in the region for the first dose of the remaining Priority A1, the second dose of those vaccinated (by Sinovac) during the first tranche of vaccination and then to Priority A3 – adults with controlled co –morbidities.

As of the April 5 data of the DOH – CAR Regional Vaccination Operations Center, there are already 24,568 eligible population from Priority A1 and 729 from Priority A3 that were vaccinated in the region.

The RVOC data also shows that 1,300 eligible population from Priority A1 that were vaccinated during the first tranche of vaccination in the first week of March have already received their second dose of Sinovac vaccine.

 Dr. Anachris Kilaki of the DOH – CAR Regional Vaccination Operations Center reiterated that vaccination must only move to the Priority A3 list if all the eligible population in the Priority A list have all been exhausted or vaccinated.

As approved by the   Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Priority Group A1 for vaccination are frontline workers in health facilities, both public and private; health professionals and non-professionals such as barangay health workers. Under A2 are senior citizens aged 60 years old and above while under A3 are persons with comorbidities.

Kinaki also reminded the immediate finalization and submission of the Priority A3 list of each locality that will serve as basis for the vaccine allocation and deployment from the National Vaccination Operations Center to the RVOC, then from RVOC to the provincial/city implementing units.

The vaccination program is temporarily moving from priority list A1 to A3 as the present available vaccine which is Sinovac is not recommended by FDA for Priority A2. Inoculation of adults 60 years old and above will resume once new supplies of AstraZeneca and other types of vaccine that are eligible for their use are available. (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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