Wednesday, December 19, 2018


The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) supports the annual celebration of the World Soil Day (WSD) with this year’s theme “Be the Solution to Soil Pollution”.

Recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has supported the formal establishment of WSD as a global awareness campaign.

WSD recognizes the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to the humanities’ food, water, and energy security, and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.

This year, FAO campaigns under the #StopSoilPollution banner to raise awareness and encourage people to take action over the threatening reality of soil pollution. FAO recognizes soil pollution as a hidden danger that lurks beneath our feet.

About one-thirds of our global soils are already degraded and the risk of soil pollution is still unknown as not certain data are available on a global scale. This may lead soil degradation, poisons the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.

The World Soil Day is an international celebration observed every 5th of December, the birthday H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand, who officially formalized the establishment of the event. #  Source –


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has underscored the vital role that indigenous peoples (IPs) play in mitigating climate change impacts and managing solid waste in the Philippines.

“We are greatly aware that our IP brothers and sisters have a bigger part to play in helping us to combatting the effects of climate change and global warming, and even our increasing problems in managing our solid waste,” DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Juan Miguel Cuna said in a message read by DENR Central Luzon Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno, Jr., during the “Salugnayan DENR at Katutubong Aetas para sa Kalikasan” held in Porac, Pampanga, last December 7.

Cuna said the IPs, particularly the Aetas, have been an important part in the success of DENR programs, including the National Greening Program, the government’s flagship reforestation initiative that doubles as a poverty reduction measure.

“Who else would know about the right place to plant trees and the right time to do so? Of course, it is none other than our Aeta brothers and sisters who reside on the place itself,” Cuna added.

“Salugnayan” is a term derived from two Filipino words, salu-salo (gathering or coming together) and ugnayan (connect).

The event aimed to inculcate among Aetas the current updates on NGP, knowledge on climate change and solid waste management, and current issues and problems in environmental management.

Another important part of the event was the tree-planting activity conducted by local community leaders and DENR officials to symbolize their commitment to environmental protection.

The Salugnayan is a joint project of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Pampanga, DENR central office, local community leaders, and the Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Council in the province. #  Source –


Through the years, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) remains one of the country’s best in providing the public with exceptional service. As evidenced by multiple citations and undisputable surveys, PhilHealth upholds a reputation of efficiency, commitment, and discipline.

PhilHealth raises the stakes in public service
In a survey conducted by Novo Trends in 2016, PhilHealth registered an awareness rating of 94% while 82% of the respondents claimed to have had very satisfactory experience during benefits application. Novo Trends employed a series of focused-group discussions and covered the period October-November 2016. Based on the results, the No Balance Billing facility and maternity care package surfaced as the top service/benefit known to PhilHealth beneficiaries.

These were the by-product of effective marketing campaigns aimed at empowering PhilHealth members to seek proper medical care and treatment for themselves and their qualified dependents. The highest in awareness level among regions soared as high as 99.3%. Central Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region scored an identical mark of 98.3%.

According to the 2017 Philippine Trust Index, the EON Group’s proprietary research mechanism, the state health insurer was one of the most trusted government agencies that provide social services. Clearly, PhilHealth’s consistent, reliable, and dynamic services were enough to earn a 95% trust grade. The group was consisted of 1,200 Filipinos aged 18 and above.

This year, Novo Trends has finished a preliminary report on intercept interviews for frontline services. The report is a component of the 2018 Client Awareness and Satisfaction Survey which is currently being polished by the same firm.

The report was intended to determine the satisfaction level of clients who transact with PhilHealth Regional Offices (PROs) as well as their sources of PhilHealth information and suggestions for services improvement. A structured questionnaire designed by the Governance Commission for Government-owned and Controlled Corporations was used to conduct random face-to-face interviews.

PhilHealth earned net satisfaction ratings of over 92% from individual customers and business organizations. The respondents lauded the frontline services such as member enrolment and premium payment, among others. An average of 94.1% pleasing mark was netted by the Corporation in this regard.

When broken down to geographic levels, PhilHealth received a satisfaction grade of 96.5% in Metro Manila and 92.7% for the rest of Luzon. Further, the ratings of Visayas and Mindanao brought up the national score to 92.8%.

In addition, the Corporation’s all-encompassing benefits were a major factor for garnering the nods of approval of beneficiaries. From the All Case Rates to the Z Benefits, PhilHealth proved that it has responded to the challenges of Universal Health Care (UHC).

The report conclusively affirmed the efficiency of PhilHealth’s frontline services. The participants were in agreement that processes were simple, documentary requirements were reasonable, and over-the-counter transactions were swift. Moreover, the respondents deemed PhilHealth information to be clear and easy to obtain.

Indeed, the results were irrefutable and placed PhilHealth on the right track of obtaining outstanding rating from the public that its serves. Despite issues thrown at the Corporation, PhilHealth never strays from its vision: “Bawat Filipino Miyembro, Bawat Miembro Protektado, Kalusugan ng Lahat Segurado”.

Last June, the Corporation was certified compliant to the ISO 9001:2015 standards or Risk-Based Thinking. According tothe AJA Registrars Philippines, PhilHealth is one of the few government entities to have its head office and all regional and local health insurance offices nationwide certified at the same time.

Finally, PhilHealth recently received a Certificate of Collaboration for the implementation and Operation of the 8888 citizens’ complaint hotline and designation of focal and technical persons. As of November 6, 2018, PhilHealth was able to address 97.8% of the concerns routed through the 8888 hotline and boasted a 95.65% resolution rate for inquiries logged via Contact Center ng Bayan. The social health care provider not only resolved complaints at a high clip but was also commended to be among the government agencies that recorded the fastest turn-around-time.

Dr. Roy B. Ferrer, PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said in a statement, “We, at PhilHealth, are honoured to serve the Filipino people. Indeed, true and lasting progress can be attained if we can preserve a strong, healthy, and productive population. Be assured that PhilHealth will continue to be dedicated, decisive and dependable in the years to come. We will deliver and sustain the trust of the Filipinos in our journey to the realization of the Universal Health Care in the country.” #  Source - PHILHEALTH


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Indauluan ti Cabugao North Central School ken ti  Cabugao South Central School iti  dadduma  a  pageskuelaan ti Cabugao DepED District a nagselebrar ti Paskua 2018  idi Disiembre 15, 2018. 

Naangay ti Christmas Program 2018 dagiti 26 a Pagadalan ti Cabugao DepED District babaen iti eskediul a sagudayen ti linteg ti DepED.

Naregget a nagpartisipar dagiti ubbing nga agad-adal  kadagiti naangay a programa a tinarabay met laeng dagiti mangisursuro ken nagannak, sangaili ken Opisiales ti Barangay a pakasarakan iti pagadalan idi Disiembre 15, 2018.

Agduduma dagiti naaramid a pakontes/aktibidades ken  agraman ti  Parlor Games a nangparagsak kadagiti ubbing a nakaalaanda iti agduduma a  premio manipud kadagiti naayat a Donors.

Ayat, panagsisinnagut, ken panagsisinninged ti bugas ti Mensahe dagiti Opisiales ti Pagadalan kadagiti amin a nakikaysaanda  a panagselebrar iti pannakaipasngay ti Naindaklan a Mannubbot.

Malaksid iti Raffle Draw dagiti agkakapateg a premio, naaramid met ti Exchange Gift dagiti ubbing kadagitoy a pagadalan kasta metten  kadagiti dadduma a pageskuelaan a mangipasimudaag iti panangpangayed ita iti Paskua 2018. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Christmas Program and Party 2018   ti Cabugao Public School Teachers,  Employees and Retirees Association (CABPUSTERA) sadiay Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Disiembre 16, 2018. 

Naaramid ti business meeting dagiti BODs. Naituloy ti programa kalpasan iti Fraternal Luncheon.

Naaramid pay ti pannakaibasa ti Highlights on the Life of 2018 Retirees babaen kadagiti Immediate Superior-da.

Nai-award dagiti Plake ken Token kadagiti Retirees. 

Kalpasan ti Intermission dagiti Retirees, nangipaay ti Mensahena ni Dr. Concesa T. Rumias, Public Schools District Supervisor ti ili a Cabugao. 

Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman ta nagtengan manen iti  panagrambak dagiti DepEd Teachers ken Retirees iti Paskua 2018.

Naiballaet ti Intermission Number  ti Zone 1  to Zone IV Teachers. Nangipaay met ti Intermission number dagiti High School Teachers.

Nasangaili ti CABPUSTERA ni Mayor  Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti nadakamat a Christmas Program and Party. Nangipaay met ti Mensahena ti  Ama ti Ili iti panagselebrar dagiti Mannursuro iti Paskua 2018. Nangited met ti mensahe da SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee, Committee Chairman on Education  ken ni Dr. Arnel Doctolero. # (Web In-Action)


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70

Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States' commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.

Whenever and wherever humanity's values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.

We need to stand up for our rights and those of others. # Source:


IN anticipation of the imminent passage of the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill into law, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said that its 6,000-strong organization is ready to take on the challenges of a new era of improved health system.

PhilHealth acting chief Dr. Roy B. Ferrer said the state agency has been gearing up in recent years even way before debates on the UHC have begun, citing various reforms in its membership enrollment, benefit program and provider payment system, among many others.

The PhilHealth chief narrated that in 2014, enrollment into the program was made easier and convenient by waiving the usual documentary requirements that hinder especially the marginalized to enlist as members and avail of social health insurance. Said policy, in tandem with aggressive registration, greatly helped in ensuring coverage for 100 million beneficiaries or a total of 94 percent population coverage as of June of this year.

It also enhanced and introduced new benefits in response to the varying needs of its members. Aside from packages for specific epidemics and those that help meet the country’s millennium development goals, it also introduced the Z Benefits for financially-draining catastrophic illnesses such as childhood leukemia; breast, colon and prostate cancers; kidney transplant; and heart surgeries, among many others. Recently it extended primary care coverage to additional 41 million beneficiaries from the formal economy and the elderly nationwide.

In 2015, the state health insurer shifted to case rates in paying its partner health care providers. Piloted in 2011, the new system made it easy for members to know their benefits at once. The case rates effectively cut claims processing by half to 31 days from the usual 60 days prescribed under the law.

Ferrer believed that all these together with the massive internal organizational reforms that they and even the past administrations in the state agency have initiated adequately prepared PhilHealth and its workforce for the looming UHC era.

He stressed that even the recent decisions by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) denying the appeal made by some of its middle managers against being reassigned manifested the Commission’s recognition that the move is above board and augurs well to their efforts at further strengthening the PhilHeath organization from the senior management down to the rank and file.

The CSC recently dismissed the petition of at least three officers and affirmed that the Corporate Personnel Orders issued by the agency are in order, with one decision clearly indicating that the Order "was issued not in contravention of the applicable rules on reassignment."

The decision stemmed from the appeals filed by the concerned officers opposing Corporate Personnel Order Nos. 2018-0763 dated April 23, 2018 and 2018-1278 dated July 4, 2018 issued by then Interim President and CEO Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. dela Serna and now Acting President and CEO Dr. Roy B. Ferrer, respectively.

The state agency is expecting the CSC to release its decisions for the rest of the appeals filed by the middle managers, some of whom have been in their posts in the last 23 years and have resisted all attempts by PhilHealth’s past administrations to reassign them.

The PhillHealth chief asserted that the decision clearly recognizes the authority of its Board of Directors as delegated to the head of agency to rotate and reassign officers in order to provide fresh leadership opportunities, maximize expertise of its leadership bench, and to avoid familiarity with stakeholders in the area that could lead to corruption. #  Source - PHILHEALTH


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Tinawen a maselselebraran ti Panagpiesta ti Barangay Baclig, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti bulan ti Disiembre  kas pagyamanda kadagiti agtultuloy a parabur ti Dios a sagsagrapen dagiti lumugar ken panangpatibkerda metten iti panagsisinningedda nga agkakalugaran, agkakabagian ken kadagiti bisitada a makipiesta iti barangay-da.

Naselebraran ita ti Barangay Baclig Fiesta manipud iti Nobiembre 30, 2018 agingga iti Disiembre 16, 2018.

Idi Disiembre 15, 2018, naangay ti Rambak Misa ti Panagpiesta ti Barangay Baclig 2018.  Naigiddan ti panagrambak ti pannakailagip ken ni Bannuar Apo Eustaquio Baclig a nakaigapuan ti pannakapanagan ti Barangay Baclig a kas barangay.  

Dagiti  Schedule ti Barangay Baclig Fiesta 2018:

November 30, 2018-December 15, 2018 – Basketball Tournament ken Volleyball Tournament.
December 13, 2018 –Bingo sa Barangay ken  Singing Contest.
December 14 – Miss Calendar Gay Quest 2018.
December 15, 2018 (Morning) – Barangay Mass ken Hermana Mayor.
December 15, 2018 (Evening) _ SK Night (Fashion Show ken Raffle)
December 16, 2018 – Free Haircut ti bigat ken Barangay Coronation Night ti Miss Calendar Gay Quest 2018 iti karabiyanna.

Iti panagpiesta ti nadakamat a barangay, pinaragsak iti pannakapadayaw ti 15 nga Official Candidates ti Miss Calendar Gay
Quest 2018 iti karabiyan ti December 16, 2018 iti Barangay Plaza. Naaramid pay ti Raffle.

Iti Coronation Night, inimatangan dagiti Opisiales ti ili nga indauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken  binayabay dagiti Opisiales ti Ili ken Barangay nga idauluan ni ABC President Thaddeus “Teddy” U. Soller iti pannakapadayaw dagitoy a kandidata.  Nakipaset met kadaytoy a selebrasion ti panagpiesta iti barangay da Former Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy”  S. Cobangbang, Jr. ken ni  Mr. Jeremy A. Seguban, Jr.

Indauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward dagiti Opisiales a nangited iti kablaawda ken Mensaheda maipapan iti panagselebrar dagiti bumarangay iti piesta iti Barangay Baclig ita a Tawen 2018.

Agdama ita nga idauluan ni Brgy. Captain Michael Angelo B. Sarmiento ti Barangay Baclig, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.  # (Web In-Action)

Monday, December 17, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti 1st Evaluation ti “Gulayan Sa Paaralan Contest”  kadagiti maisalip a pagadalan a masakupan iti   Cabugao DepEd District iti  pakontes ita ti   DepEd Ilocos  Sur. Nagbisita dagiti Opisiales ti DepEd-Ilocos Sur  idi Disiembre 14, 2018 ditoy ili a Cabugao.

Ti Vegetable Garden ti Salomague  Elementary School nga idauluan ni  Mr. Ronel M. Ubaldo, Head Teacher III ti nakatungpal iti pagannurotan para iti Gulayan Sa Paaralan iti las-ud  ti DepEd Cabugao District ket daytoy ti naisalip para iti Division Level ita a Tawen 2018.

Imbatad ni Mr. Ubaldo a babaen iti natunos a pannakikagamulo ti Parent Teachers Association (PTA) nga idauluan ni Mr. Epifanio Salarzon, Presidente iti nadakamat a pagadalan ket naisamirada iti agidaulo nga   aggarden ken isungsongda dagiti ubbing nga agmula met ti nateng iti arubayan ti pagadalan uray pay iti pagtaenganda. Kankanayon met a maar-aramid ti backyard gardening-da isu a manmano ti agdidinnawat ken agnateng ti mulada iti eskuela ta adda amin mulmulada a pagnatngan-da. Innayon pay ti Head Teacher  a nagaget dagiti bumarangay ti Brgy. Salomague  ta malaksid a mangngalap ti dadduma  a lumugar ket agmulada met latta iti cash crops a pangnayonda ti masapulanda.

Indauluan ni Public Schools District  Supervisor Dr. Consesa T. Rumias a nangpasangbay kadagiti Evaluators ti DepEd Division Level nga idauluan ni Dr. Jonathan Amilao, Schools Division Office, Ilocos Sur Division ken ni Ms. Debie Ann Saraos, Nursery In-Charge.

Dinakamatda pay iti napintas a panaglangen dagiti mangisursuro, nagannak ken lumugar ti barangay nga idauluan ni Brgy. Captain Johnrey C. de la Cruz pakaseknan kadagiti aktibidades-da ken proyektoda  iti pagadalan. 

Kabayatanna, napalaus ti ragsak ni Mr. Edgar S. Balangatan, Municipal Agricultural   Technologist  a nakakita ken nangbisita met  iti Gulayan Sa Paaralan ti Salomague Elementary School babaen iti liderato ni Mr. Ronel M. Ubaldo ken dagiti mangisursuro ti nasao a pagadalan. Gapu iti pannakitunos ken tulong dagiti nagannak babaen met ken ni Mr. Epifanio Salarzon,  PTA President  ken ni Mr. Marito Baclig,  Vice President  ket napapintas ken maay-aywanan a nasayaat dagiti nadumaduma a natnateng a napatanorda. Mangnamnama met ni Mr. Balangatan a mamantener latta iti nasao a gulayan tapno masindadaan a pagtaudan iti  masida ken pagtaraon. 

Innayon ni Mr. Balangatan a mayataday unay daytoy a gannuat ti pageskuelaan  iti agtultuloy a programa  ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang maipapan iti Vegetable Subsidy nga ipatungpal ti Municipal Agriculture Office tapno matulongan dagiti agmulmula ti nateng iti barangay (backyard gardening) ken uray pay kadagiti ubbing ken mangisursuro kadagiti  pagadalan ti ili. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nangrugi ti Simbang Gabi ken iti karabiyan ti Disiembre 15 ken Misa Aguinaldo iti Disiembre 16, 2018. Agpatingga daytoy a naindaklan nga aktibidad iti siam a rabii.

Iti Parokia ni San Markos Ebanghelista ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, naregta dagiti Papadi a mangan-annong kadagiti Nasantuan a Misa a mainaig iti panangpasungad ken panangselebrar iti panawen ti Paskua 2018 ditoy ili ti Cabugao.

Iti 6:00 PM ti Disiembre 15, 2018, nairugi ti nalatak a “Simbang Gabi” ket naituding iti eskediul a panagsindi ti kandela/agkararag  dagiti Deboto kadagiti nadumaduma a  sektor ti kagimongan manipud kadagiti barangay ti ili ket maangay iti Simbaan Katoliko iti Poblasion ti nasao a Misa.

Kasaruno  daytoy, naangay met ti Misa-Parbangon  nangrugi iti Disiembre 16 ket mayeskediul nga aramiden ti  9 a Clusters dagiti deboto iti agsindi iti 
kandela/agkararag  manipud kadagiti barangay a pagnaedan dagiti Deboto. Maaramid ti nasao a Nasantuan a Misa iti Simbaan Katoliko ditoy Poblasion ti Cabugao.

Iti sabali a bangir, umarngi met laeng ti aramiden dagiti Deboto iti Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI Church) iti Barangay Quezon, Cabugao a kas pangipalnaad iti pannakikaysada iti nasaknap a selebrasion iti pannakayanak ti Naindaklan a Mesias.

Maaramidto pay dagiti Misa iti Rambak Kaaldawan Paskua iti Disiembre 24 ken 25 idinto ta Rambak Baro a Tawen inton Disiembre 31 ken inton  Enero 1, 2019 .

Kabayatanna, nakaeskediul a maysa ti Local Government Unit (LGU) ti Cabugao a mangesponsor iti Midnight Mass inton Disiembre 24, 2018.  #

Friday, December 14, 2018


The year 2018 saw the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) responding to various changes within the organization. Despite these changes, DSWD employees remained united and continued performing their tasks with the same commitment to quality service that they have demonstrated over the years.

Taking the helm of the Department in the last quarter of the year, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista jumpstarted his leadership role by spearheading the response efforts for families affected by disasters such as Typhoon Rosita and the landslide in Natonin, Mountain Province.

As the year moved to a close, Sec. Bautista, with his own brand of leadership focusing on the principle of unity and teamwork, has steered the Department towards achieving its 2018 targets.

Here are the highlights of the Department’s accomplishments in 2018:


The Promotive Programs are the strategic grouping of the flagship social protection programs of the Department that provide investment to human capital through conditional cash transfer, community-driven development, and sustainable livelihood.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program

Now on its 10th year of implementation, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) continues to invest in the health and education of poor and vulnerable households to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty in the country.

As of October, 4Ps is being implemented in 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities in 81 provinces. A total of 4,178,985 are active household-beneficiaries. Of the 4.1 million active beneficiaries, 3,950,012 are covered by the regular Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program while 228,973 are covered by the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT).

The MCCT includes beneficiaries who are not covered by the regular CCT, such as homeless street families, victims of natural and man-made disasters who are rendered homeless and with no means of livelihood, and Indigenous People in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA).

Sustainable Livelihood Program

The DSWD also continues to provide indigent Filipinos with access to sustainable livelihood opportunities through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). SLP is the Department’s capacity-building program that provides access to opportunities that increase the productivity of the livelihood assets of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized communities, helping them improve their socio-economic well-being.

Under SLP, beneficiaries are given the option to take either the micro-enterprise development track, which supports microenterprises to become organizationally and economically viable, or the employment facilitation track, which assists Filipinos to access appropriate employment opportunities.

As of October, the program was able to serve a total of 82, 455 households nationwide. Of this number, 73,546 households or 89.20 percent were served under the micro-enterprise development track while 8,909 households or 10.80 percent were served under the employment facilitation track.

Out of the total number of households served by SLP, 70,073 are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). Some 63,600 4Ps households were assisted under the micro-enterprise development track, while 6,473 were facilitated for employment.

Unconditional Cash Transfer

In continuation of the implementation of the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program, the largest tax reform mitigation program under the current administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, the Department has prepared and uploaded the payroll documents for the P2,400 UCT grants of some 8,603,905 beneficiaries to the Land Bank of the Philippines.

The remaining 2,600,000 beneficiaries are expected to have their scheduled payouts via over-the-counter or conduits this December.

Kalahi-CIDSS National Community-Driven Development Program

The DSWD continues to empower communities in targeted poor and disaster-affected municipalities to achieve improved access to social services through the implementation of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi CIDSS) National Community-Driven Development Program.

The program provides assistance by enhancing communities’ and local government units’ (LGU) capacity and by providing seed funding for community implementation of priority social infrastructure sub-projects that help reduce poverty and improve sustainability. As of November, 412 municipalities have been implementing the program while a total of 4,558 sub-projects have been completed and have benefitted 1,536,100 households.


The protective programs serve the DSWD’s primary clients—the poor and vulnerable groups and communities – so that they are provided with the necessary safety nets and safeguards against social exclusion and further impoverishment and are given the opportunities to improve their resiliency and welfare.

Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations

The DSWD continues to support the recovery of individuals and families from unexpected crisis through the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS). AICS, which is delivered through the various Crisis Intervention Units (CIU) at the DSWD Central Office, Field Offices, and satellite offices in the provinces, provides educational, medical, transportation, burial, and food and non-food assistance.

From January to October, the Department has released P2,794,260,205.28  to 671,192 clients of DSWD CIUs nationwide. Medical assistance remains the top aid with disbursement amounting to P1,926,892,425, followed by burial and educational assistance with P386,361,798 and P324,626,840, respectively.

Supplementary Feeding Program

As part of the DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program of the government and Republic Act 11037 Institutionalizing a National Feeding Program for Undernourished Children in Public Day Care, Kindergarten and Elementary Schools, the Department continues to implement its Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP), which is the provision of snacks and hot meals in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in child development centers and supervised neighborhood play.

As of November, a total of 1,543,903 children in 52,949 day care centers from all regions have benefitted from SFP with a total budget of P3,153,931,755.95.

Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens and Implementation of Centenarians Act

In adherence to Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act which seeks to help augment the daily subsistence and medical needs of indigent senior citizens, the DSWD continues to implement the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens. The program provides P500 monthly stipend to poor seniors who are frail, sickly, and with disability; without regular income or support from family; and with no existing pension from the Social Security System, Government Service Insurance System, and other organizations.

As of October, a total of 3,114,064 indigent seniors have benefitted from the program with the total pension amounting to P13,976,334,000.

Meanwhile, the Department has recognized and awarded a total of 977 centenarians in all regions for 2018 for a total of P97,700,00. Under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016, all Filipinos who have reached 100 years old and above, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, will be given a Centenarian gift amounting to P100,000 and a Letter of Felicitation signed by the President. The highest number of centenarians came from Region NCR with 381.

Services for trafficked persons

The DSWD also provided assistance to trafficked persons under the Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP). RRPTP is a comprehensive program that ensures adequate recovery and reintegration services provided to trafficked persons. It utilizes a multi-sectoral approach and delivers a complete package of services to enhance the psychosocial, social, and economic needs of the clients.

The beneficiaries of the program include the victims-survivors of trafficking who are returning or have returned to the Philippines, families, and relatives of the victims-survivors, and communities with a high incidence of trafficking.

As of September, the DSWD has served a total of 1,984 trafficked persons in all regions under the RRPTP.

Field Office NCR served the highest number of new Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases with a total number of 580 followed by FO IX and III with 338 and 235 cases, respectively.

Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGAP sa MaSa)

In line with its mandate to provide accessible social welfare assistance, the DSWD, through the Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGAP sa MaSa), continues to serve the medical needs of indigent Filipinos.

LinGAP sa MaSa is the P1billion medical program of President Rodrigo R. Duterte implemented by the DSWD which initially began as a free medicines program. The medical program is being implemented by the Department’s Field Offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) and in Regions III, VI, VII, and XI in partnership with various government hospitals.

As of October, the LinGAP sa MaSa has already served a total of 69,805 indigent patients with a total amount of ₱712,588,740.40.

Issuance of Travel Certificate to Minors Travelling Abroad

To promote the rights and protect children from any form of abuse, the DSWD, through its Field Offices, issues Travel Clearance to children, 17 years old and below, who are traveling abroad alone or who are accompanied by a person other than their parents or legal guardian.

As of November 30, the Department has issued a total of 31,909 clearances to minors traveling abroad. Of this number, 15,109 were issued to males and 16,800 to females in 16 regions.

In July, the DSWD launched its DSWD eServices establishing the online application and processing for the issuance of travel clearance certificate for minors traveling abroad.


The DSWD continues to strengthen its commitment as the lead disaster response agency in the country through the provision of relief supplies and augmentation support to local government units (LGUs), mobilization of disaster response teams, monitoring and coordination with other concerned disaster response agencies, and setting up of Rapid Emergency Telecommunications Teams (RETT) in areas hit by disasters this year.

From January to December 2018, the country was hit by 20 tropical depressions in varying intensity, the most destructive of which were Typhoons Ompong in September and Rosita in October.

Typhoon Ompong displaced 931,892 families or 3,816,989 persons in 6,504 barangays in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CaLaBaRZon, MiMaRoPa, and CAR while Typhoon Rosita affected 136,273 families or 567,691 persons in 1,921 barangays in Regions I, II, III, VIII, and CAR.

These tropical depressions also intensified southwest monsoon rains affecting 532,066 families or 2,331,101 persons in 1,835 barangays in Regions I, III, VI, CAR, NCR, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.

The Department provided P72,437,893.68 worth of food aid to the affected families and non-food items including hygiene kits worth P36,095,131.00.

The Department also assisted communities affected by the eruption of the Mayon Volcano which displaced a total of 23,786 families or 91,055 persons from 61 barangays in the province of Albay. A total of P100,694,318.72 worth of food and non-food items was provided to the affected locals and some P61,973,000.00 was disbursed for the implementation of the cash-for-work program in the municipalities of Bacacay, Guinobatan, Malilipot, Santo Domingo, Daraga, and in City of Ligao, City of Tabaco, and Legazpi City.

Boracay Island rehabilitation

Apart from providing assistance to victims of natural calamities and hazards, the DSWD also extended aid to communities affected by the temporary closure of Boracay Island which started from April to Octobe4r.

As of November, the DSWD Field Office VI has provided financial assistance worth P43,967,347.58 to beneficiaries who availed of the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS); P53,571,600 for the implementation of the cash-for-work program; P158,940,000.00 for the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP); and, 28,915 family food packs for 12,431 families amounting to P10,409,400.60.

Aid for IDPs of Marawi crisis

The DSWD also continues its provision of relief assistance for families affected by the Marawi crisis. To date, a total of P718,369,837.20 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Looking forward to a new year with renewed vigor

This coming 2019, the Department continues to be faithful to its  mandate of empowering and serving the vulnerable sectors of society.

With the leadership of Sec. Bautista and the lessons learned from the year that was, DSWD aims to improve its operations and program implementation to become more responsive to existing and emerging social welfare issues.

Foremost in this goal of an improved DSWD are stronger disaster preparedness and response effort and intensified implementation of the policy on “ease of doing business” in all DSWD transactions; among others.

On top of these, Sec. Bautista vows to put premium consideration on the welfare of personnel whom he considers instrumental to the overall success of the Department.  #  Source –


Ang Work Immersion ay bahagi ng Senior High School (Grade 11  at 12) Curriculum na nangangailangan ng 80 oras na pagsasagawa ng aktwal na trabaho or “hands-on” experience upang maranasan ito ng mga estudyante. Maari din itong paggaya lamang sa aktwal na trabaho or ‘simulated’. Hindi maaring lumampas ng 8 oras bawat araw ang pagsasagawa ng trabaho. Kailangan din gabayan ng eskwelahan at employers ang mga estudyante.

Hindi ito isang aktwal na kasunduan para makapagtrabaho. Ito ay isang proseso para maipakita sa mga estudyante ang proseso ng pagtrabaho at mapagbutihin pa ang kaalaman na ibinabahagi ng mga eskwelahan.

Pangunahing Gabay sa mga ‘Working Conditions’ sa Work Immersion Program:

1. Maari lamang ganapin ang work immersion program mula 8:00am - 5:00pm.

2. Para sa mga estudyante na mas mababa sa 15 ang edad, hindi maaring humigit sa 4 oras sa isang araw ang kanilang work immersion.

3. Ang estudyante ng SHS ay hindi maaring magsagawa ng work immersion sa mga industriya na "hazardous" (delikado) na nailathala  sa DOLE Dept Order No. 149, Series of 2016 (Guidelines in Assessing and Determining Hazardous Work in the Employment of Persons Below 18 years of Age).

4. Hindi maaring maging kapalit sa mga empleyado ang mga estudyante na nagsasagawa ng Work Immersion at maging sanhi ng pagbabawas ng mga benepisyo sa mga empleyado.
Para sa opisyal na pahayag ng DOLE, maari po ninyong puntahan ang website link na ito - Protection for Senior High School Students on K to 12 Immersion Program. #  Repost  -


Proclamation No. 276 dated June 21, 1988 declares the month of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) and United Nations Resolution No. 55/93 dated February 28, 2001, proclaims December 18 of every year as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebration is being spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by President of the Philippine Migrants Rights Watch (PMRW), an umbrella organization of twelve (12) migrant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working for the recognition, protection, fulfillment of the rights of Filipino migrants in the Philippines and abroad. The Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) is the co-chair of the said committee. The IAC is composed of members and partners from the national government agencies, LGU Leagues, private sector and non-government organizations.

This year’s celebration will carry the theme, “Kaalaman sa Pera, Maginhawang Buhay ang Dala: Towards Financial Literacy for Overseas Filipinos and their Families.” # Source: DILG MC 2018-170

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Christmas Program 2018  ti  Senior Citizens’ Association iti Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  idi Disiembre 12, 2018 iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Sakbayna, nasapa a napan nakimisa iti Cabugao Catholic Church  dagiti kameng sada nagtarus iti Sports Complex a nakaangayan ti programa ken selebrasion.

Indauluan ni Ms. Corazon Suboc dagiti nataengan ditoy a barangay  a nakipartisipar kadagiti naaramid a parlor games;  panagkanta ken panagsala a pinangparagsakda ti selebrasion ti Paskua 2018.

Naaramid pay iti exchange gift kadagiti kameng ken napagsasanguan iti naisagana a pangngaldaw.

Nagatendar ni Brgy. Captain Thaddeus “Teddy” U. Soller. Kinablaawanna dagiti nataengan iti gannuatda a panagselebrar iti pannakayanak ti Naindaklan a Mesias. #  (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Christmas Program dagiti Special Kids iti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti  Cabugao Child Development Center, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Disiembre 12, 2018. 

Dagitoy nga ubbing ket naggapu iti The Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC), institusion a pakaisuruan dagiti ubbing nga addaan ti nakayanakan nga an-annayen a naibalay iti mismo a pasdek ti STAC Building, CNCS Compound, Barangay Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Nangiburay ti Mensahena  ti Paskua ni  MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen. Bininsana ti pateg ti panangkibin ken panangsuporta  ti LGU-Cabugao iti  panangidaulo ni Mayor Josh Edward  S. Cobangbang iti STAC-Cabugao tapno matulonganda  a tuman-ay dagitoy  nga ubbing a mangalay-ay     iti   agdama a kasasaadda. 

Daytoy a selebrasion ket napateg a maaramid tapno maibilangda latta met a makipaset iti nasaknap a pannakaselebrar ti Paskua. 

Ti STAC ket matarawidwidan babaen iti salinong ti MSWDO-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen, MSWD Officer. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Senior Citizens Forum-Christmas Program 2018  ti  Cabugao Federated Senior Citizens nga idauluan ni Mr. Bonifacio Somera, Presidente idi Disiembre 11, 2018 iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Iti Opening Program, nag-Welcome Talk ni Mrs. Constancia S. Sonido, Bise Presidente ti Senior Citizens. Inawisna ti amin a makipaset kadaytoy a panagselebrarda  iti pannakayanak ti Mannubbot a Mesias.

Nangipaay ti Mensahena  da SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee; SBM Danny Q. Gazmen; SBM Vicky S. Serna ken ni SBM Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano.

Nagyaman  ket kinablaawanda dagiti Lolo ken Lola a makipagselebrar iti Naindaklan a Pannakaipasngay ti Mesias. Kinunana a maysa kadagiti napateg nga ikkan ti importansia ita a panawen ket iti “Gift Giving” ket inayonna a dagiti Senior Citizens ket  isuda  ti pagsarmingan kadagiti napipintas nga ug-ugali a tuladen ti sapasap ket dakkel met iti pasetda a makipagrambak ken maikkan iti sagut ita a Paskua 2018.

Nangipaay met ti Mensahena da Mr. Bonifacio Somera, Presidente, Cabugao Senior Citizen Association ken ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen a nagatendar iti Christmas Program dagiti nataengan. Kangrunaan nga anag ti Mensaheda iti kaipapanan ti Paskua para iti sapasap ken panangited iti pammateg kadagiti nataengan a sektor.

Naiballaet a naipaay dagiti Intermission Number dagiti pannakabagi ti nadumaduma a Senior Citizen Barangay Chapter babaen iti kanta ken sala.

Nakikaysa met dagiti Staff ti  MSWDO  nga idauluan ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen ken Social Welfare Assistant Leonora G. Reintar iti daytoy a Christmas Celebration ti nataengan. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  – Nakaeskediul iti pannakaangay ti Christmas Party and Celebration dagiti   Rural Based Organizations (RBOs) a pakabuklan dagiti Asosasion iti salinong ti Federated Farmers, NGOs ken RIC iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  iti kalawasan ti  Disiembre 2018  iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Maangay met ti panagselebrar dagiti 4 Ps Association kadagiti barangay babaen iti Clustering a sistema nga atendaran dagiti Kameng ken Opisiales ken tarabayen dagiti pannakabagi ti Municipal Link-Cabugao.

Maaramid  dagiti aktibidades a pangparagsakda  iti selebrasion  a  kas iti exchange gift; intermission number ken Raffle Draw.

Kabayatanna, iti kastoy a wagas ket maikkan met dagiti asosasion iti panawen a makikaysa kadagiti padada nga asosasion wenno kamiembruanda tapno mapabaro ti panaglalangenda ken mapatibker ti panagkaykaysada a tumulong iti panagdur-as ti sapasap. # (Web In-Action)


Christmas, which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, revolves around many customs and traditions handed down through the generations. Many of these myths, legends and customs are of pagan origin

Santa Claus is a 19th-century American invention.The image of this cheerful character was popularised by Swedish commercial artist Haddon Sundblom as part of an advertising campaign for Coca-Cola in 1931. From the 1860s to 1880s, this figure was caricatured by cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image originated from Saint Nicholas, who lived during the fourth century. Saint Nicholas was the bishop of Myra, Lycia (in present-day Turkey), and was noted for giving gifts to the poor. In Holland he became known as Sinter Klaas, and in Germany, Sankt Nikolaus. Saint Nicholas was often depicted as a thin man in bishop’s robes.

Gift-giving is an integral part of Christmas. This is another ritual derived from ancient paganism, namely the Roman Saturnalia and Kalends festivals. The practice was adopted by the Christian faith as it paralleled the gift-giving by the Magi to the Christ child, which symbolises Christ’s gift of salvation to the world.

The use of Christmas trees during Yuletide festivities was first noted in the early 17th century. Its origins can be traced to pagan tree worship. Rituals involved sacrificing or decorating homes with greenery to ensure a good harvest the following year. A Christian association is the legend of Saint Boniface, who cut down a sacred oak on Christmas Eve, beneath which human lives had been sacrificed. Placing candles on the branches of the tree is another practice, and this is attributed to Martin Luther King, who struck upon the idea one Christmas Eve. The Christmas tree is also a symbol of Christ as the Tree of Life amongst Christians.

The mistletoe is described as the “crown” of all the evergreen traditions associated with Christmas. A doorway adorned with mistletoe is a pledge of peace and friendship. Besides the mistletoe, homes are also decked with holly, a practice descended from the Roman Saturnalia festival.

Christmas carols originated in Italy. They date back to the 12th century, when people danced to secular songs during festive occasions. Carols did not become Christmas songs until the 16th century; by the 19th century, they had become synonymous with Christmas hymns.28 Christmas is the only festival for which carols have been written.

Candles are lit everywhere during Christmas; in the modern world, they are often replaced with fairy lights. Candles are a common element in pagan festivities of the winter solstice, while the Christian community uses the lit candle as a symbol of Jesus as the light of the world. # Source:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Proclamation No. 276 dated June 21, 1988 declares the month of December as the Month of Overseas Filipinos (MOF) and United Nations Resolution No. 55/93 dated February 28, 2001, proclaims December 18 of every year as the International Migrants Day (IMD). The annual celebration is being spearheaded by an Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) for the MOF and IMD, chaired by President of the Philippine... # Source –


The United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/47/3 adopted in 14 October 1992 and amended by Resolution A/RES/48/97 dated 20 December 1993 and General Assembly Resolution 62/127 dated 18 December 3 as the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

Philippines Proclamation No. 1157 on October 16, 2006 declared December 3 and every year thereafter as the International Day... #  Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Ti “Surfing” ket mayarig iti panangpaamo iti dalluyon! kuna ti maysa a Mannaniw. Naidumduma, pabulonam a luganan ken idusen ti dadakkel a palong, kuna ti maysa nga Ilokano a Surfer.

Maaramid manen daytoy a naisalumina nga sports babaen iti panangesponsor ni Congressman  Ronald V. Singson ken ti Philippine Surfing Championship Tour ken dadduma nga sponsors ken media partners.

Naaramid ti Surfing manipud Disiembre 5, 2018 agingga iti Disiembre 10, 2018 ket napilida  iti kabaybayan ti Barangay Sabang, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur a pakaangayan iti panagsasalip. 

Imbatad ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ti panagyamanna babaen iti panagkunana:  “Thank you Cong. Ronald Singson, Kido Cabasug and the delegates of the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour for showcasing the beauty and potential of our municipality, Cabugao Ilocos Sur!” 🤝

Manamnama a nakipaset iti  155 registered participants manipud  iti 13 nga ili ken Probinsia daytoy a pakontes.

Kabayatanna, naan-anay met ti pannakitinnarabay dagiti kameng ti Konseho ti Barangay Sabang; Cabugao Rescue-Medics ken kasta metten  iti puersa ti Barangay Tanod/BPATS a katulongan ti Kapolisan iti pannakaaywan ti linak ken talna dagiti nagbuya. #  (Web In-Action)

Monday, December 10, 2018


Driving excellence in public service delivery at the community level, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launches the Seal of Good Local Governance for Barangay (SGLGB) to assess and recognize outstanding barangays in the country.

DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that the SGLGB will be the gold standard in gauging the performance of barangay governments as they fulfill their mandate to deliver excellent service to the people who put them in their posts.

"The DILG is fully cognizant of the vital role of barangays in the overall development and transformation of the communities and the nation. SGLGB will encourage and challenge barangays to scale-up their performance and practices of good governance," Año says.

"We are very excited to roll this out in our barangays. Hangad natin na sa pamamagitan ng SGLGB ay lalo pang mapataas ang antas ng paglilingkod sa ating mga kababayan sa mga komunidad," he adds.

Año explains that it is time to take the success of the SGLG down to the grassroots level to emulate the best results it has produced for local government units (LGUs) for the past years.

He says that the SGLGB is an offshoot of the SGLG that will focus on assessing the performance of the barangays. He explains that it is the best platform to recognize barangay governments which are performing above and beyond their functions.

"SGLG is a proven mechanism that inspires LGUs towards innovation and improved governance which is why it's on its way to becoming a law. It's time that we have that in the barangays," he says.

He further shares that the assessment will commence with the data gathering where each barangay will provide the data to the City/Municipal Assessment Team followed by the data validation and certification.

The SGLGB online database shall then be utilized to process the data wherein the Provincial and Regional Offices shall ensure the correctness of the submitted data to be forwarded to the National Quality Committee (NQC).

Out of the recommendation of the NQC, the official list of SGLGB 2018 winners shall then be chosen in time for the announcement of passers in the last quarter of 2019.

"Gaya ng SGLG, magiging mahigpit din ang aming pagsala sa mga magkapapasa sa SGLGB 2019. We will maintain the same level of stringent assessment process," Año says.

3+1 principle of excellent barangay governance

According to Año, for its initial salvo, SGLGB will utilize the "3+1" principle wherein barangays must pass all three core areas namely Peace and Order, Financial Administration, and Disaster Preparedness and at least one of the three essential areas namely Social Protection, Business-Friendliness, and Competitiveness or Environmental Management.

Peace and Order shall tackle the implementation of activities and provision of support mechanisms to ensure the protection of barangay constituents from the threats to life security and ensuring drug-free communities.

The functionality of Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council and Barangay Peace and Order Committee together with the performance rate in the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards and maintenance of Registry of Barangay Inhabitants shall be considered as success indicators for Peace and Order.

The practice of accountability and transparency by adhering with accounting and auditing standards and compliance with the Barangay Full Disclosure Policy plus the percentage increase in local resources shall be the indicators for Financial Administration.

Assessment on Disaster Preparedness shall focus on the barangays' proactive stance before, during and after disaster with careful consideration of the functionality of the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Committee, extent of risk assessment and Early Warning System, extent of preparedness for effective response and recovery, and accomplishment rate of projects reflected in the BDRRM or similar plan.

Meanwhile, barangays must pass at least one of the essential areas to qualify for the SGLGB.

Social Protection seeks to gauge barangays' sensitivity to the needs of the disadvantaged sector while looking at the functionality of the Violence Against Women Desk and Barangay Development Council, access to health services in the barangay, and representation of CSOs in Barangay Based Institutions.

Business Friendliness and Competitiveness will look into the barangays' efforts in encouraging business and employment with the enactment of Barangay Tax Ordinance and issuance of barangay Clearance within seven working days as indicators.

Environmental Management will tackle barangays' compliance with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 while looking into the presence of Materials Recovery Facility, the presence of a collection system to ensure Segregation of Wastes at Source, and functionality of the Barangay Ecological Solid Waste Management Committee. # Source –


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70
Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States' commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
Whenever and wherever humanity's values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
We need to stand up for our rights and those of others. Source:


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman kadagiti Mangimatmaton iti Salun-at,  impakaammoda a natapoganen ti panaglalamiis a bulbulan ket kasapulan latta ti panagdaldalus iti bagi ken iti ikub ti arubayan ken pagtaengan, regular a panagwatwat (30 minutos a napardas  a pannagna)   ken pannangan iti mayad-adu a prutas ken natnateng.

Innayonda a dagiti agag-agas nga addaan ti sakit ket kasapulan nga itugtugotda ken agtomarda  a kas maiparbeng kadagiti maintenance-da tapno maliklikan ti panagkaro ti sakitda. Mainayonda a no nasustansia dagiti maipapauneg ket naandur ti bagi nga agibtur iti agbaliwbaliw a klima a pagaayat met dagiti dadduma  a sakit a pagtaudan nangruna no kalamiisna.

Dadduma a naibatadda nga aramiden ti kaaduan:

1. Umisu a panangidulin kadagiti tedda a taraon tapno saan a mabangles ken maalisan ti mikrobio a pakaigapuan ti diarrhea, food poisoning, sakit ti tiyan ken panagsarua.

2. Terreden dagiti adda sakitna  a Diabetics ti agipauneg iti nasam-it unay a maibilang ti soft drinks,  ice cream, cake ken kanaigna a nalanit ken nataba a pagtaraon.

3. Pilien dagiti adda sakitna ti hypertension ken cardiovascular disorder ti kanenda ken malimitaran iti panagipaunegda  iti naapgad; nataba ken makabartek a mainum. 

Kabayatanna, naregta dagiti Health Implementers a buklen dagiti Medical Personnel ti Rural Health Unit (RHU); Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) ken Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS)     iti pannangtedda iti agtultuloy nga  importansia iti programa ti salun-at kadagiti umili ken iti naregget a pannakaipakat ti pagdur-asan ti salun-at ken nutrision babaen iti agtultuloy a panangtarabay ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web Situational Report)

Friday, December 7, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti Turn-over  ti  maysa a Farm Machinery (Corn Harvester) ; 8 Units a Multi-purpose Farm Cultivators, Corn and Tobacco Planters a naited kadagiti Asosasion ti Mannalon ken iti Barangay  kadagiti barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur nga inimatangan dagiti nagatendar ken dagiti LGU Personnel  a timmulong idiay Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Barangay Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  iti Disiembre 7,  2018.

Dagitoy a maited a ramit ken kasapulan ket nagtaud iti pundo ti RA 7171 a mabatayan ti Gobierno Probinsial nga idauluan ni Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson.

Indauluan ni  Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang dagiti Opisiales ti Ili a nakitinnakunaynay kadagiti mannalon ken  binayabay dagiti kameng ti Sangguniang Bayan  nga isuda SBM Atty. Randy Baniaga G. Kinaud, Committee Chairman on Agriculture; SBM Danny Q. Gazmen; SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Dr.  Jemaima S. Tan-Yee a nangiyallawat kadagitoy a ramit ken kasapulan ti agrikultura kadagiti maseknan nga umawat.

Sakbayna, naangay ti ababa a programa.

Nagsarita ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. Babaen kenkuana ken dagiti kakailianna  ket impeksana ti pinagyamanna ken ni Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson iti naited a pagimbagan dagiti mannalon nga agmulmula ti mais ken tabako ditoy ili a Cabugao. Innayonna kadagiti maseknan a sektor a mangsagrap kadagiti maited a pagimbagan ken pagsayaatan a maipaay dagitoy ket mainayon a pagsayaatan met iti sapasap ken ti ili.

Nagsarita  met  ni SBM Atty. Randy Baniaga G. Kinaud, Committee Chairman on Agriculture. Anag ti Mensahena iti panagyaman; agtultuloy a panagtutunos  ken nasayaat a pannakausar dagitoy a maited a para iti pannakaidur-as ti produksion ken mangitag-ay ti panagbiag dagiti kaaduan ken iti ili.

Nakikaysa met dagiti Punong Barangay ken Opisiales ti Asosasion ti Mannalon kasta metten da  Mr. Edgar S. Balangatan, Project Coordinator  iti nadakamat nga awarding ken kasta metten  ken ni Municipal Agriculturist Robert S. Savella. 
Nagpaay nga Emcee ni Farmers Federated President Modesto P. Ronque.

Kanaig daytoy, naangay ti Farmer's Summit Cluster 1 a nakabuklan dagiti ili ti 
San Juan
Sto Domingo

ken San Ildefonso idi Disiembre 6, 2018 a ditoy ti nakaiyallawatan dagiti nagduduma a Farm Equipments/Machineries a maisagut kadagiti mannalon manipud iti  Provincial Government nga idauluan da Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson ken ni Vice Governor Jeremias “Jerry”  C. Singson.  Naaramid daytoy a Farmer's Summit iti Sto Domingo Peoples Coliseum, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur. Nagatendar dagiti Opisiales ti Mannalon iti ili ti Cabugao nga indauluan ni Federated President Modesto “Moding” P. Ronque. # (Web In-Action)