Philhealth implements Point of Service for financially-incapable patients

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Aug. 3 (PIA) - - Financially incapable patients  who are not yet members of Philhealth  will benefit from the government’s national health insurance program, this  time  thru  the Point of Service (POS) program. Jean Baawa of Philhealth field office here said the De... Read more

Telco bolsters public wifi projects in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) - - The government’s effort to provide free internet access to the public gets  a boost  from with Smart Telecoms  which  is also intensifying its free wifi projects in the city. Smart Community Relationship Supervisor for North Luzon Niña Escano disclosed that pu... Read more

Requiring cash bond from employees prohibited, DOLE explains

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Aug. 2 (PIA)- -A Labor Inspector from the Regional Office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned employers of this province that it is prohibited for them to require cash bond or cash deposit from their employees to answer for loss or damage of materials or equipment... Read more

Baguio Country Club team vies for International Chef Wars plum

  BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 (PIA) - - A culinary team from the Baguio Country Club emerged as national  “Chef Wars” champion and will represent the country in the international food showdown set in Singapore. The team of  Phobe Pocais, Crispian Dave Pettoco and Jayson Cachero who represented ... Read more

Manila hosts 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting

MANILA, Aug.2(PIA) - - The 50th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting  will be conducted  from August 2 to August 8  at the  historic Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Manila. Foreign ministers and senior officials from 27 countries are expected t... Read more

CAR submits P5B-worth of infra subprojects for DA-PRDP funding

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 - - The  Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)  has submitted almost  P5 billion worth of subproject for funding under the Department of Agriculture's Philippine Rural Development Project (DA- PRDP). In effect, CAR   maintains its status as the leading region in Nort... Read more

PRDP awards micro enterprise subprojects in Bontoc

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 2- - Members of the Lumawig Lanao Farmers Organization are elated  for  receiving  rain shelters and farm inputs for leafy vegetable production during the awarding of the micro enterprise subproject (formerly Small Livelihood Project) at the Eyeb Open Gym here   ... Read more

Power interruption in Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya on Aug. 3

TINOC, Ifugao, August 1 (PIA) - - Some parts of Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya will experience a 10-hour power outage on Thursday August 3, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) informed. The power interruption  from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. will  affect the towns of Asipulo, Banaue, Hingyon, Hun... Read more

Baguio to join ASEAN landmark lighting

 BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 -  The Summer Capital of the Philippines will join the historic lighting of the Association  of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) landmarks on August 8.   The landmark lighting is a significant event to observe the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and to help contribute to rai... Read more

DOLE expands SPES coverage and duration for 2017

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Aug.1 (PIA)- - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)  has expanded the coverage and duration of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) for this year to enable   students and out-of-school-youths     to earn more money for their education. DOLE-Ifu... Read more

Ifugao PAFC vies for national award

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Aug.1 (PIA)- - The  Ifugao Provincial Agriculture and Fishery Council (PAFC) won the 2017 Search for the Most Outstanding PAFC Award in the Cordillera Administrative Region  in the Group or Institutional Category. Cecil Guiniling of the Provincial Agriculture Environment and Nat... Read more

DSWD-CAR releases 100K incentive of 13 centenarians

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 1 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) –Cordillera has released a total amount of Php 1.3 million to 13 centenarians from the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga and Mountain Province as a form of recognition and assistance. The said incentive is DSWD’s ... Read more

DOST Kalinga assists more micro enterprises

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Aug. 1 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) approved   four additional livelihood assistance projects for   micro-enterprises in the province this year. Leizle Isaguirre of DOST said   the P200,000.00 assistance for the Alvendo Food Products  an... Read more

DA-CAR ready to assist farmers affected by Typhoon Gorio

The Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA- CAR) assured farmers that it has ready buffer stock of seeds for possible rehabilitation of agricultural damages caused by Typhoon “Gorio” in the region. Currently, a total of 47,081.22hectares for rice, 57,306.72hectares for... Read more

Feature: Knowing the 5 Emergency Action Principles

LAGAWE, Ifugao, July 31 (PIA)- - With the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte for the creation of a separate Department for National Resiliency and Disaster Preparedness, it correspondingly requires  a  number of trained emergency responders to fill it. It is basic for those interested to... Read more