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)

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.


 
“The PRO-Cor has gone along way as a police organization. We shall continue to build upon our gains and the legacies of the previous commanders to further bring the PRO-Cor to greater heights,” Police Brigadier General Ronald Oliver Lee, the newly installed PRO-Cor Regional Director, said during the change of command ceremony at the Camp Bado Dangwa here on April 12. 

Police Brigadier General Ronald Oliver Lee, the newly installed PRO-Cor Regional Director, tells Cordillera police officers to stay discipled. (RMC PIA-CAR)

“To Team PRO-Cor, let us continue to impose strict discipline among our ranks putting emphasis to those who are new in the service, without the scalawags, the incompetent, and the incorrigible; and reward those good performers and those who do good deeds. Let us observe the guiding principles of discipline, dedication and service. As police officers, we are mandated to enforce the law without fear nor favor, but be fair and just,” Lee added.

He committed to continue   the programs and advocacies of his   predecessors particularly in working side by side with other agencies, stakeholders and counterparts to help fulfill the promise of the Chief PNP for genuine reform in the police organization to effectively serve the people.

He also vowed to intensify the campaign against illegal drugs, crime groups and personalities, arrest of wanted persons and the implementation of the one-strike policy on illegal gambling in the region.

During this time of COVID pandemic, Lee encourages   commanders of the different police stations to adopt innovations but not deviating from established police operational procedure on the conduct of operations.
  
Directorate for Integrated Police Operations – Northern Luzon Director PLtGen. Israel Ephraim Dickson who represented   PNP Chief General Debold Sinas, presided the turnover of command of PRO-Cor from PBGen. R’win Pagkalinawan who is now placed under non-duty status while waiting for his retirement, to Lee.
 
Prior to his new assignment, Lee headed the PNP Drug Enforcement Group and served as Deputy Director of the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development at the national headquarters.
 
Lee, who hails from Bauang, La Union, is a member of the Philippine Military Academy “Tanglaw-Diwa” Class of 1992.

PNP Directorate for Integrated Police Operations – Northern Luzon Director Police Lieutenant General Israel Ephraim Dickson  represented     PNP Chief General Debold Sinas in the turn over of  command for the Police regional Office Cordillera from  PBGen. R’win Pagkalinawan to PBGen. Ronald Oliver Lee  (RMC PIA-CAR)

Dickson, a former PRO-Cor Regional Director from Abra, congratulated the outgoing Regional Director for a job well done with the improvements of the PRO-Cor and the programs and advocacies he has started and implemented in the region.

He called on the snappy men and women of the PRO-Cor to give to Gen. Lee the upmost cooperation and support that they have given to him and to Pagkalinawan during their stint as    PRO-Cor chief. 

“Let’s volt in and strive in refining our duties to perform our respective responsibilities as enforcers of the law. Be truthful and remain dedicated to doing this thru effective and efficient means,” he added. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

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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