Abrenian kid makes name in US boxing area

SAN JUAN, Abra, Jan .8 (PIA) -- Eleven year old  Chris Jaykob “Blade” B. Ortega was recently   declared as  Junior Olympic Champion and the world’s 7th placer in the 60-pounder division  in boxing in California, USA. Ortega hails from this town  but his family migrated to Sacramento, Ca... Read more

CAR to get P62 M El Nino mitigation fund

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.9 (PIA) - - With the forecast of what the El Niño  can bring  to farmers and livestock growers, the Department of Agriculture assures that mitigation plan and funds are set in the regions.DA Cordillera Regional Director Dr. Lorenzo Caranguian, in an interview over DZEQ Radyo ng B... Read more

DSWD assures support to families of SAF heroes

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 8(PIA) -- Almost a month  into the first anniversary of the  Mamasapano encounter in Maguindanao,  the bereaved families of the Special Action Force (SAF) heroes from the Cordillera received livelihood assistance from the government. Department of Social Welfare and Development... Read more

TB detection machine now operational at Benguet IPHO

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 8(PIA) - - The province is a recipient of the Gene Xpert machine   for the rapid detection and identification of drug resistant tuberculosis (TB). Lodged at the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) here, the equipment is part of the National Tuberculosis Program (... Read more

DOH-CAR reports decrease in firecracker-related injuries

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 8 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Cordillera Regional office reported  lower  number of firecracker – related injuries  in the region during the last  Christmas and New Year  revelries with 61 cases  compared to the 52 in 2015.DOH Cordillera OIC Regional Director Amelita... Read more

PNoy highlights accomplishments in New Year’s message

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.8(PIA) -- President Benigno Aquino III highlights accomplishment of his office in his last New Year’s message as Chief Executive.Aquino stressed the development of the country and the progress of the lives Filipino people in the different projects and programs under his administra... Read more

Ifugao school board approves P15M SEF budget

LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan.8(PIA) - -  The  Provincial School Board (PSB) led by Governor Denis Habawel unanimously approved the Special Education Fund annual budget for 2016 amounting to P15,392,495.00.The approved amount will cover the Department of Education (DepEd) programs and activities, infrastruct... Read more

NIA-Kalinga assures no irrigation cut-off this year

 TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan. 8 (PIA) - - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) provincial office has assured no irrigation cut-off  this year in order for rice farmers in the province to resume with their normal two-cropping calendars. NIA-Kalinga head Benito Espique announced there will be ... Read more

Ifugao PLGU shares gifts, informs villagers in outreach program

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 8(PIA) - - It was not only a moment for gift-giving and entertainment for the poor but also an opportunity of empowering them to participate in the decision-making process of the government.This was how the Community Outreach Program for the provincial local government unit (PLG... Read more

NGCP appeals for public support in securing transmission facilities

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 8(PIA) -- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) appeals to the public to help in safeguarding  transmission facilities following the bombing of several transmission towers in Mindanao recently. NGCP North Luzon Corporate Communication and Public Affairs Officer ... Read more

Tabuk City employees “share-a-gift” to 100 families

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan. 7(PIA) - - More than 100 families in the highland village of Nambucayan in this city received gift packs under the Share-a-Gift project of city government employees.Mayor Ferdinand B. Tubban, who led the gift distribution, said the share-a-gift project has become part of th... Read more

Most Cordillera towns craft local shelter plan

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.7 (PIA) - - Majority of the municipalities in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have completed their Local Shelter Plan (LSP), a roadmap to address local government housing requirement.The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) extended assistance in th... Read more

Medical mission set in Ifugao hospital on Jan. 25-28

LAMUT, Ifugao, Jan. 7 (PIA) - - A four-day medical mission on January 25-28 is set at the Panopdopan District Hospital (PDH) in Bannit, this municipality. Dr. Joel Molino, head of PDH, said the activity will be conducted by the Compassion In Action (CIA) medical mission group (USA and Philippines) ... Read more

Comelec   gun ban  starts on January  10

Comelec   gun ban starts January 10By Joseph Zambrano BAGUIO  CITY, Jan. 6(PIA)  - - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) reminds  the public  that  total gun ban will start on January 10 until June 8, 2016, the election period for the May 2016  national and local  elections. Atty. Ju... Read more

Campaign for ordinance on ban on sale and use of firecrackers gets public support

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 6(PIA) - - With more than 15,000  signatures supporting an  ordinance banning the  sale and use of firecrackers in the city during the holiday season, hopes are high that the city council would  finally pass  such measure. The Bureau of Fire Protection – Baguio City is lead... Read more