November 28, 2010 in Cordillera
Kalinga holds provincial abilympics
TABUK, Kalinga – Around 30 persons with disability (PWD) in the province recently participated in the Provincial Abilympics organized by the provincial government to provide a venue for the PWDs to showcase their skills and capabilities.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office(PSWDO) PWD Coordinator Bing Haddac said the abilympics also aims to create public awareness for people to recognize the needs and capabilities of the PWDs and to understand better their plight.
Through such activities, the PWDs he said are given a chance to enhance their individual skills and capabilities encouraging them to become more productive thus helping them to integrate to the mainstream society. #
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Solons file reso to declare Sept. 26 as save the Sierra Madre day
By Juliet B. Saley/PIA-MP
BONTOC, Mt. Province – Two Cordillera representatives and a lawmaker from Nueva Vizcaya introduced House Resolution No. 438 – a resolution declaring September 26 of each year as Save Sierra Madre Day.
Mt. Province Rep. Maximo B. Dalog, Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat, Jr and Rep. Carlos M. Padilla of the lone district of Nueva Viscaya filed the bill in response to the call of the Save Sierra Madre Network (SSMN) to declare September 26 of each year as Save Sierra Madre Day.
The Save Sierra Madre Network consists of more than 30 organizations based with development and conservation projects in the Sierra Madre mountains.
The declaration of September 26 as a special event will serve as a catalyst for the awareness that will generate positive reaction among people to save the Sierra Madre mountain to protect them and to collectively share in the mitigation of floods, landslides and other disasters. #
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Abra NSO now issuing security papers
By Lito Dar/PIA
BAGUIO CITY – The National Statistics office (NSO) Provincial Office in Bangued, Abra is now issuing security papers such as birth, death and marriage certificates and Certificate of Marriage.
According to NSO Regional Director Olivia Gulla, the Abra Provincial NSO office now joins the list of NSO’s Batch Request Entry and Query System (BREQS) partners all over the region.
According to Gulla, additional fees are added to the usual charges in applying for birth, marriage or death certificates or even the Cenomar and the fee varies depending on the NSO BREQS partner. For Abra it is P40.00,’ she stressed.
The BREQS are a big help for the people in the provinces like during this time when many athletes needs a birth certificate for the provincial sports meet, Gulla pointed out. #
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Fongwan calls on all sectors help in moving
By Lito Dar/PIA
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – “Let us work together to move forward the province on a higher level.”
This was the message of Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan, in welcoming over a thousand people who joined the opening parade and cultural program of the Adivay 2010 at the Provincial Sports Center in Wangal, La Trinidad last November 20.
In addition, the provincial government is also in the process of strengthening the province’s tourism industry in order to become another source of livelihood for the people of Benguet.
To further boost the agricultural sector of the province, Fongwan and Department of Agriculture officials also led the inauguration and blessing of another Bagsakan Center in the area last Friday, November 19. #
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DAR grants scholarship 19 Ifugao ARB dependents
By Mhars B. Lihgawon/PIA – Ifugao
LAMUT, Ifugao – In efforts to help the development and modernization of agriculture in the rural communities, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in the province provided scholarship grants to deserving children of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs).
Leanor Bascos, Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer said the Programang Agraryo Iskolar (PAI) of DAR was awarded to 19 dependents of ARBs in the province to help them finish a four year agriculture related course.
Bascos disclosed that the qualified scholars are currently enrolled at the Ifugao State University (IFSU) with 13 of them studying at the main campus, four at the Potia campus and two at the Lagawe campus.
To avail of this scholarship program, Bascos said that a beneficiary must be a dependent of ARB and not more than 25 years of age, he must present income tax return of parents and medical certificate to ensure that the student has a healthy mind and body.
The screening of applicants for the said program is being done at the provincial level headed by the Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO), Bascos said. #