2020 Region events in pictures

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THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN – Benguet caretaker congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Go Yap (center) receives a plaque of recognition from La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda (left) and DOLE-CAR Assistant Regional Director Jesus Atal (right) during the turnover of financial assistance to the beneficiaries of the labor department’s TUPAD program held at the BSU open gymnasium last Friday. Rosalia See, 07/26/20
New police officers, composed of 170 males and 30 females take oath at Camp Dangwa after hurdling the rigorous selection and screening process. PRO-COR Regional Director Brigadier General R’win SA Pagkalinawan administered the oath-taking ceremony. Photo credits to PRO-COR, 07/05/20
QUARANTINE BEDS. Personnel of the Benguet capitol fabricate beds in preparation for the opening of second Temporary Provincial Quarantine Facility. The provincial government of Benguet under Governor Melchor Diclas is preparing for the expected arrival of returning OFW’s and Locally Stranded individuals. Photo credits to Roger Benny, 07/05/20
LTO impounds van – Elements of the Land Transportation Office-Cordillera (LTO-CAR), June 17, intercepted a commuter van trying to slip out four passengers bound for Manila. The van bearing temporary plate number 022010 was flagged by the enforcers along Balacbac, Palispis-Aspiras Highway at 9:00am. JMPS/PIO Baguio, 06/21/20
PEACEFUL RETURN – Local, regional and national security officials welcome Annie Margarette Tauli, a suspected civilian sympathizer and suspected finance officer of the communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), who peacefully returned to the folds of the law to clear her name from the fabricated charges against him. In photo from left to right are Baguio City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., Ms. Tauli, and PRO-COR Regional Director Police Brig. Gen. R’win Pagkalinawan. Rosalia See
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La Trinidad government personnel and volunteers painted yellow circles for people to stand in at the public market to ensure physical distancing. Photo credits to La Trinidad LGU, 06/07/20
Police operatives in Bangued, Abra conduct inventory on the confiscated drugs from a live–in partners after serving a search warrant in the morning of June 2. PROCOR photo, 06/07/20
LTO-CAR Dir. Francis Ray A. Almora, (right), DOT Dir. Jovita Ganongan and DILG Dir. Marlo Iringan, (2nd from left) lead the sendoff of 26 stranded local tourists in the City due to COVID-19 lockdown courtesy of Victory Liner. Photo credits to LTO-CAR, 05/31/20
A Police officer from Bontoc Municipal Police Station in Mountain Province makes permanent markings for physical distancing measures at designated areas in Bontoc business center on May 27. Photo credits to BMPS, 05/31/20
TOKEN OF GRATITUDE – Baguio and Benguet officials award their tokens to National Anti COVID-19 Action Plan Chief Implementer Carlito Galvez, Jr. as an expression of their gratitude to the personal protective equipment (PPEs) that he brought to the region. With him in photo are Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong, Benguet Gov. Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda, Tublay Mayor Armando Lauro, Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan, Sagada Mayor James Pooten, Jr. and Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey. Rosalia T. See, 05/24/20

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FINANCIAL AID – Mayor Darwin c. Estrañero personally hands over a P10,000 cash assistance and one sack of rice to Calanan Punong Barangay Christito Lumbingan on May 19. Edward Joseph Gacuya, 05/24/20

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PUJ NEW NORMAL – Jeepney commuters may have to get used to these plastic dividers and higher fares as the physical distancing concept in preventing the corona virus spread is here to stay for a while. Photo by PIO Baguio.
La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda (left) receives 250 pcs Face Shields from Mr. Paeng Valencia (right) of 9-11 on Call Inc. The face shields is a big help for the municipality’s frontliners.Photo credits to LTB Mayor’s office, 05/10/20
An elderly woman from a remote village of Tublay, Benguet receives food packs and vitamins from Benguet Caretaker and ACT-CIS Party list Cong. Eric Go-Yap on Friday, May 8, 2020. The “Mobile Tulong” program of Cong. Yap benefited thousands of Benguet residents since the imposition of enhanced community quarantine in Luzon due to coronavirus disease 2019. JBM, 05/10/20
La Trinidad Municipal Police Station personnel led by Police Major Cleff Vencio helped in the harvesting of vegetables for relief operations. Photo credits to Benguet Boardmember Robert Namoro, 05/03/20
Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) – Apayao continues to provide face masks and baked goods to the different frontliners deployed around the province. Contributed by TESDA-Apayao, 05/03/20

DTI-CAR and some LGUs collaborated to run Rolling Store to the barangays in the Cordilleras. Rolling stores were at the Philex Mines, Tuba, Benguet on April 17, 2020 (right) and in Lucban, Baguio Cluster of 15 barangays last April 24, 2020. 04/28/20 Photos courtesy of DTI-CAR

Members of La Trinidad Municipal Contact Tracing Team lead by Mayor Romeo K. Salda are working double time after a 79 yr. old male resident of Barangay Puguis, Timoy, Long-long test positive for COVID-19. Photo credits to LT Mayor’s Office., 04/26/20
ROLLING HELP – Senior Citizens of Twin Peaks, Tuba , Benguet receive rice and vegetables from the “MOBILE TULONG” program of Benguet Legislative Caretaker Hon. Eric Go Yap in partnership with Team Lakay. Photo credits to Congressional staff, 04/19/20
Land Transportation Office in Cordillera continues to provide free ride to health workers going to different barangays. Photo credits to LTO CAR, 04/19/20
Police and firefighters respond to a structural fire at sitio Marooc, Loacan, Itogon, Benguet. A 44 year old female has died after suffering severe burns. Photo credits to Itogon MPS Pcr, 04/19/20
FOOD AID – Sacks of rice ready for distribution in Brgy. Tikey, Bokod, Benguet. In addition to food aid, medical packages have also been arranged for turnover in SN Aboitiz Power’s (SNAP) host communities., Contributed photo, 04/12/20

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HELPING SISTER TOWN- Pugoenos extend their gratitude to the municipality of Mankayan, Benguet for giving them assorted highland vegetables. The LGU of Pugo, La Union received 6,200 kilos of potatoes, romaine lettuce, chayote, and carrots from the LGU of Mankayan, Benguet headed by Mayor, Atty. Frenzel A. Ayong .These vegetables will be distributed to the people of Pugo. Photo credits to PUGO Information and Tourism Office, 04/19/20
REST DAY – Municipal Mayor Romeo K. Salda orders the disinfection of the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post as part of mitigating measures to contain COVID-19. Photo by Joel Cervantes, 04/05/20
PASSING THE TORCH – Bontoc Mayor Franklin Odsey encouraged the senior high school students of Saint Vincent’s School of Bontoc to learn more about the region’s history and continue the pursuit of Cordillera autonomy during the Cordillera Autonomy forum and Quiz Bee on March 9. Contributed photo, 04/05/20
SECOND WAVE- La Trinidad Mayor Romeo K. Salda, (right) checks on the preparation of relief goods. In the 2nd wave of relief distribution, 5,000 food packs will be released to the 16 different Barangays from the Municipal DRRM quick response fund and donations of private individuals and groups. Indigent families will be prioritized by the barangays as directed by the national government. Photo credits to LT Mayor’s office, 03/29/20
Members of Bontoc Police Station distributes information and education campaign materials for Coronavirus-19. Photo credits to Bontoc MPS, 03/22/20
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