Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maysa kadagiti napateg a gay-at ita ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang  ket  iti pannakatakuat  dagiti maipanawen, nabiit,  ken  na-presio  a klase ti maimula dagiti mannalon nangruna iti “off-season”  babaen iti panangipatungpal ti DA-LGU iti kada panagmumula tapno manayonan ti matgedan dagiti mannalon ken mapapintas ti presio iti balanse a kaadu ti produksion.

Maysa ti mais a nabiit, kasapulan iti merkado ken eco-friendly a mairagragpin   a maimula ditoy Ilokos. Ti panagmula ti mais   ket maipatpatungpal babaen iti Departamento ti Agrikultura (DA) ken iti LGU ket adda latta deretso nga agmulmula ti yellow ken white corn kadagiti kaaduan  a  Barangay ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur uray pay iti Wet Season (Hunio-Nobiembre). 

Segun kadagiti Opisiales ti  asosasion ti mannalon a nupay maipangruna met latta ti panagmulada iti tabako  iti Dry Season (Nobiembre-Mayo) ta nalawlawa ti mamulaan ti tabako  ngem adu latta ti bilang ti ektaria iti mamulaan ti mais. Innayonda a napintas daytoy a pannakabalanse ken  mapaggigidiat ti maimula iti umabot iti 2, 271 ektaria a kalawa ti mamulmulaan/mataltalon a daga iti intero nga ili ti Cabugao iti dua a cropping season.

Kabayatanna, naaramid  ti FFS-Demo-Farm ti mais kadagiti mayataday a lokasion iti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken manamnama a naikurri dagiti naadalda dagiti nagpartisipar iti Farmers’ Field School Program  ti DA-RFO 1  kadagiti barangay  a timmulong a nangisayangkat ti programa ti DA-LGU.

Nupay kasta, ti agtultuloy a panagmulada ti  puraw a mais ket saan a nakadadanag ta nataray a lakuen ta para pay iti konsumo ti kaaduan.

Ti panagmula ti mais ket naiget a kasapulan iti industria ti panagtaraken ti baboy ken manok ken mabalin a pagsulnit ti mais  a pagtaraon no bumassit ti suplay ti bagas. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)  in Region I is set to conduct its nationwide recruitment examination for the Fisheries Scholarship Program slated  next month.

Regional Director Nestor Domenden said the scholarship is open in two categories- the Fisheries Scholarship Program for Industry Leaders (IL)  and the Fisherfolk Children  Educational Grant (FCEG).

The IL scholarship is exclusive among the top 10 of the Senior High School graduating class while the FCEG are for senior high school graduating students whose parents were registered fisherfolk in their city or municipality.

“It’s a competitive fisheries scholarship to help the children of small-scale registered fisherfolk and honor graduate students who want to pursue a four-year Fisheries course  but could not afford college education,” Domenden told the Philippine Information Agency-Pangasinan.

The top five examinees among the IL who will pass the examination on February 24, 2018 in La Union province are required to pass the entrance exam and enroll in any of the following State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for admission: Central Luzon State University (Nueva Ecija), University of the Philippines Visayas (Iloilo) and the Zamboanga Polytechnic State College (Zamboanga).

The top examinees for FCEG, on the other hand, are required to pass the entrance exam and enroll for admission in their respective nearby Fisheries SUCs, explained Domenden.

Scholarship support and privileges will include school fees, monthly living allowance, on-the-job training or practicum support, book allowance, thesis and graduation support.

General criteria of eligibility requires the applicant to be a natural-born Filipino, not more than 25 years old, of good moral character and has a general weighted average of not lower than 80 percent.

All qualified applicants must submit their requirements before January 30, 2018 at the BFAR office.# Source - (JNPD/VHS/PIA-1)


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. #  Source -


Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones reaffirmed the Department of Education’s (DepEd) commitment to further strengthen the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Program through continuous consultations with IP elders, leaders, and community representatives during the 2017 National Indigenous Peoples Education Gathering on January 10 in Davao City.
The Gathering commemorated 10 years of meaningful dialogue between DepEd and IP communities all over the country that led to the birth of various policy issuances that provide appropriate directions for IPEd Program implementing regions and divisions, so that initiatives are responsive to the aspirations and educational needs of IP learners.

A prayer-blessing also opened the second decade of dialogue, with community elders and leaders expressing their hopes for a deepening relationship between IP communities and DepEd, and praying for the guidance and well-being of all those involved in implementing the IPEd Program.

In her keynote message, Briones highlighted specific education concerns that have direct bearing on IP learners and communities and the implementation of an education that is geared toward a more quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all.

She underscored the importance of environmental protection in the curriculum as one way to contribute in keeping IP learners and communities safe, as their identity, culture, and livelihood are shaped by the natural environment surrounding their communities.

“So kailangan talaga, tayo na umaasa sa natural environment, dapat tayo ang mangunguna sa pag-protect nito… I-protect ang ating livelihood dahil ang katutubo, hindi lang nagpuputol ng kahoy, hindi ba? Pinapalitan iyan dahil alam naman natin na iyon ang nagshe-shelter sa atin, ” Briones said.

She called on DepEd to be a champion of the environment as this is a concern of all, not only of IP communities.  

The Education chief also mentioned the significance of utilizing technology in ensuring that the cultures of various IP communities in the country are nurtured and protected: “Kailangan gamitin natin ang technology para ipalaganap ang ating kultura, pamamaraan, at pamumuhay.”

Briones committed that as DepEd continues its efforts to enhance the curriculum, concerns of IP learners and communities will be included.  “Marami pang pagbabago ang gagawin natin sa curriculum, pero ang importante, hindi natin iiwan ang mga katutubo.”

Furthermore, she conveyed her message not just for IP learners but to all Filipino learners, "You have to be brave, you should be courageous, you should not be afraid even as you know that the world is changing and by the time that you graduate, it will change even more.”

Also present at the event were Undersecretaries Alberto Muyot, Jesus Mateo, Lorna Dino, Alain Del Pascua, Annalyn Sevilla, and Victoria Catibog; Assistant Secretaries Revsee Escobedo and Josephine Maribojoc; and former Education Secretaries Jesli Lapus and Mona Valisno.

Notable milestones
As of 2016, the IPEd Program has reached 16 regions, 31 cities, and 80 provinces; established mechanisms for engagement and partnership with 170 Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) in 290 communities nationwide; developed more than 500 contextualized lesson plans in collaboration with 60 ICCs located in over 200 communities nationwide; and conducted basic training on IPEd and the use of contextualized lesson plans to 2,718 schools serving IP learners.

The IPEd Program is also working on the development of the basic requirements —orthography, dictionary, grammar book, and reading materials—to implement the Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) with 65 ICCs.

In support of the program, DepEd continuously crafts policies based on community feedback through consultations and relevant studies that will address the education concerns of IP communities. Concerns addressed by policies formulated in the five years of IPEd Program implementation include the recognition of non-profit private schools serving IP learners, cultural sensitivity in dealing with aspects of IP culture, curriculum contextualization, and hiring of teachers for schools implementing IPEd, among others.

With the opening of the second decade of dialogue, future directions include institutionalizing the mechanisms of dialogue towards effective curriculum contextualization and program implementation, strengthening and expanding school level implementation of the IPEd Program, and systematizing the delivery of DepEd services—both formal and ALS—in far-flung IP communities, among others.  # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur  – Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action  ken ni Dr. Mark-Lawrence Tirao, M.D. a Destino iti RHU-Cabugao,    kinunana a nalaing  a sumarungkar dagiti umili iti Rural Health Unit (RHU)-Cabugao isu a  dakkel ti maitulong ti kanayon a pannakapalagip ken pannakaadalda iti panangmantener iti napintas a salun-at babaen kadagiti nagkakammayet a sanga ti Gobierno kas iti DOH, DSWD-MSWDO ken dagiti Asosasion nga adda iti salinong ti Barangay a mangipromot ti programa ti salun-at.

Kabayatanna, agtultuloy ti  ipapan dagiti umili iti RHU ket madagdagus iti pannakaasikasoda ken madadaan a maited dagiti agas a kasapulanda babaen iti agtultuloy a panangsuporta ti GobiernoMunisipal  nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang kadagiti health programs ti Munisipio tapno agtultuloy a mamantener ti salun-at dagiti umili ita a Tawen 2018 ken iti masanguanan. 

Dagiti sumaganad ti pagdurdur-asan ti serbisio ti salun-at:

1. Medical Consultations – 8:00 am-5:00pm – Monday to Friday (Adults and Children).
2. Immunization – 8:00am to 5:00pm – Monday to Friday.
3. Dental Services – 8:00am to 12:00 Noon – Tuesday and Thursday.
4. Lying-in Services – Daily (inaldaw) 24 Oras, 7 Days/Week.
5. Maannurot ti uppat nga STEP (1 to 4) nga aramiden ti agpa-check-up tapno sistematiko ken naurnos iti panagpaagasda.
6. Maiyun-una a mataming  dagiti Senior Citizens; People With Disabilities (PWDs); ken masikog nga inna iti pannakataming ken pannakaited iti kasapulanda nga agas.

7. Maitultuloy ti eskediul iti panag-duty dagiti RHU Personnel iti aldaw ti Sabado ken Domingo a pakaragsakan dagiti umili ta adda latta madadaan a mangtaming kadakuada no adda pakaseknanda iti salun-at.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket pagdurdur-asan iti serbisio ti salun-at a kangrunaan a programa ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang tapno agtalinaed a nasalun-at dagiti umili.  # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur -  Segun ken  ni Market Supervisor Norma S. Bertumen, Market Supervisor nga agtultuloy iti  pannakataming ti pakaseknan iti las-ud ti Tiendaan (NISTC Public Market) ti ili a Cabugao. 

Kabayatanna, kanayonan  dagiti naipatakder a Commercial Annex Building ket agtultuloy a  mapaspasayaat iti landscape iti sango ken bakrang dagiti pasdek babaen kadagiti LGU Personnel.

Iti agdama, makapabang-ar iti rikna iti pannakapinta dagiti pasdek ti NISTC ken Food Court tapno pumintas iti buya ti aglawlaw para iti sapasap ken kadagiti marketgoers nga umay makitienda ditoy nga ili.

Di met maliwliwayan a maar-aramid ti “Flushing” iti basar ken stalls iti paglakuan ti ikan ken karne iti mamindua iti makalawas ket maar-aramid pay iti inspeksion kadagiti agrebbeng ti LGU-Cabugao kadagiti Food Handlers nga aglaklako iti ikub ti Tiendaan tapno  agtalinaed a natalged dagiti mailako a makan ket naobligarda iti panangpaaddada kadagiti rekititos iti pannakaipabaro ti lisensiada nga agoperar  ita a Tawen 2018.

Malaksid iti uneg ti Tiendaan, agtultuloy ti koordinasion ti Opisina ti MENRO-LGU Cabugao ken ni Mrs. Bertumen iti agtultuloy met a pannakadalus ti agsumbangir ti Kalsada Nasional a batog ti Tiendaan agraman kadagiti drainages tapno agtultuloy a nasigo ti sanitasion iti NISTC Public Market a para iti sapasap.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket maiyataday iti Direktiba ti Municipal Chief Executive iti  regular a pannakamantener ti uneg ken ruar ti Tiendaan para iti pagsayaatan dagiti Marketgoers ken iti sapasap. # (Web Situational Report)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maang-angay ti Fisherfolk Registration ditoy nga ili babaen kadagiti  pannakabagi ti Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) kadagiti mangngalap a kameng ti Pederasion iti pito a Coastal Barangay a kas iti Sabang, Dardarat, Salomague, Daclapan, Namruangan, Salapasap ken Pug-os.

Tartarabayen ida ni Mr. Nereo S. Daproza, Municipal Fisheries Coordinator ken ni Mr. Kyle Connelly, US Peace Corp Volunteer iti  pannakapirma dagiti standard form a maited kadagiti mangngalap.

Sakbayna, inlunsad ti BFAR-Ilocos Sur ti Boat Registry System (BoatR) tapno maestablisar iti Simplified and Standardized National Registration dagiti mangngalap, fishing gears ken dagiti fishing vessels.

Tapno maaramid daytoy, naikkan ti tunggal LGU iti gundaway a mangirehistro kadagiti masakupanda a mangngalap ken dagiti pagkalap tapno maaramid iti information online iti fisheries sector.

The BoatR ket agpaay a pagibasaran iti National Programs ti Aquaculture. Panggepna pay a lappedan iti llegal, unreported ken  unregulated fishing.  Sagudayen ti Republic Act 8550 or Fisheries Code of the Philippines, madusa ti asinoman nga agkalap nga agusar iti eksplosibo, panagkoriente ken panagsabidong wenno panagtuba ti ikan.

Iti biang ti indibidual a rehistrasion ti mangngalap, kasapulan a mairehistro dagiti husto nga agkalkalap tapno mairamanda kadagiti benepisio ken programa nga itden ti Ahensia ti BFAR ken ti LGU. 
Innayon ni Mr. Daproza nga agtultuloy ti updating ti masterlist dagiti mangngalap agingga inton 2020 agsipud ta no saan a rehistrado ti maysa a mangngalap ket saanna a maawat dagiti maipaay a pribilehio ken benepisio nga itden ti Ahensia, Gobierno-Lokal  ken iti Pederasion a nakaikappenganda.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket paset iti panangpatibker ti Munisipio ken iti Ahensia ti BFAR kadaytoy a Sektor tapno maikkan iti naan-anay a pannakaasikaso iti pakaseknan ken kasapulanda.  # (Web In-Action)

Monday, January 22, 2018


The Department of Health (DOH) today reported its 2017 accomplishments bannered by the signing of three key Executive Orders by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte which show the health priorities of the administration: access to Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health services (Executive Order No. 12), establishment of smoke-free environments (Executive Order No. 26), and the regulation and controlled use of firecrackers (Executive Order No. 28).

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III also reported that the DOH through PhilHealth was able to provide social health insurance coverage at 91% of the total population and paid out Z benefit claims for catastrophic healthcare amounting to Php 361 million.  The Z Benefit package covers peritoneal dialysis, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, breast cancer surgery, kidney transplantation, and ventricular septal defect surgery.

Through the DOH Medical Assistance Program, DOH was also able to serve some 1.33 million poor patients in government hospitals amounting to a total of PhP 3.71 Billion.  Meanwhile, some 1.48 million beneficiaries were provided with free access to medicines for hypertension, diabetes, stroke, mental health disorders, thalassemia, Kawasaki disease as well as breast cancer and common childhood cancers.

Another highlight of the DOH accomplishment is the immediate response to the recent Marawi Crisis. The health chief reported that 167 medical teams composed of 646 personnel were deployed on scheduled rotation, provided free consultation services to 104,415 internally-displaced persons at 26 referral hospitals coordinated by the DOH, and provided P222 million worth of logistics, services and financial assistance to address the health needs of an estimated 84,351 families or 389,366 individuals during the Marawi Siege.

Secretary Duque added that in May 2017, the Philippine Health Facilities Development Plan 2017–2022 was approved by President Duterte which outlines the medium-term investment plan of the government in rehabilitating and upgrading existing health facilities, and constructing new health facilities across the country.  The Plan aims to build one barangay health station in every barangay, one rural health unit in every urban health center with a population of approximately 20,000, one hospital bed for every 800-person population and at least two mega hospitals in Visayas and Mindanao, while improving access to specialty services in all regions.

Thus far, DOH through its Health Facilities Enhancement Program has constructed 408 new facilities (362 barangay health stations, 46 rural health units), upgraded/repaired 594 existing facilities (55 BHS, 273 RHU, 266 LGU hospitals) and equipped 404 facilities with basic and advanced medical equipment (231 BHS, 82 RHU, 91 LGU hospitals).  

With regard to the deployment of health workers, Secretary Duque reported that DOH has provided 516 doctors, 17,538 nurses, 4,549 midwives, 788 allied health professionals (medical technologists and pharmacists) and 4,248 public health support staff deployed to geographically isolated and disadvantaged and high-poverty areas. The DOH also granted full scholarships to 1,034 medical and midwifery students through the DOH Pre-Service Scholarship Program composed of 584 medical students and 450 midwifery students.

In 2017, DOH also continued to push back some priority infectious diseases declaring ten more provinces as malaria-free, three provinces and one city as filariasis-free and 8 municipalities rabies-free.  More than 30 million Filipino children were also given deworming drugs in the health department’s war against worms and malnutrition.

On the international front, DOH also featured prominently in the hosting of the ASEAN Summit in 2017 by leading the development of ASEAN Leaders’ Declarations on Ending All Forms of Malnutrition and Combating Anti-Microbial Resistance.  Eleven activities were also organized and hosted by the country to develop ASEAN-wide policies and strategies on malnutrition, antimicrobial resistance, HIV/AIDS, traditional medicine, non-communicable diseases, and strengthening health systems.  About 130 emergency response teams were also deployed during the ASEAN Summit which provided 929 consultation services to the attendees and the ASEAN personnel.

Secretary Duque concluded the 2017 yearend roundup of the DOH on a positive note that the DOH, despite the recent controversies, will continue to take the lead in providing vital health programs and services for the Filipino people.

“2017 may have been indeed a year fraught with challenges but these do not define the health department as an organization still with so many well-meaning, competent and hardworking people in its ranks.   The DOH that I know is number one in terms of public service and satisfaction because Filipinos recognize how they can always count on the expertise and the ready helping hand of the DOH.  We will aim once again to regain the trust of our people through integrity and good governance in 2018,” Secretary Duque concluded. #  Source -


With the four exits envisioned for Senior High School (SHS) graduates – higher education, entrepreneurship, employment, or middle-level skills development – the first batch of Grade 12 learners are about to become full-fledged contributors to social development and nation-building. The Department of Education (DepEd) is keen to note that the K to 12 Basic Education Program has equipped them with values, knowledge, and skills that communities, businesses, and industries need.  

DepEd recognizes the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (PCCI) concern in regard to the minimum number of training hours of SHS graduates, and maintains its confidence in the strong partnerships it has forged and continues to foster with different industry partners, such as PCCI, that enable Senior High School (SHS) graduates to strike a balance between theory and practice – specifically through Work Immersion.

Work Immersion is a key subject under the SHS Curriculum that may be conducted in different ways and time frame as needed by Senior High School (SHS) learners. The subject will provide learners with opportunities to become familiar with the work place; for employment simulation; and to apply their competencies in areas of specialization/applied subjects in authentic work environments.

Specifically, DepEd Order No. 30, series 2017 (DO 30, s. 2017), or Guidelines for Work Immersion, provides learners with access to industry partners’ facilities and employment simulation where they are given opportunities to apply their competencies, gain practical industrial skills, and develop good work ethics and values relevant to pursuing further education and/or joining the world of work.

Under DO 30, s. 2017, a learner is required to render a minimum of 80 hours for Work Immersion. Consequently, as provided by law, a child below the age of 18 but older than 15 must spend a maximum of 40 hours per week and no more than eight hours per day in the work immersion venue.

The same issuance does not limit a learner’s practical work experience hours to 80 hours and offers several delivery models from which schools may choose based on the number of hours (80 hours, 240 hours, 320 hours); learner’s purpose and needs; school capabilities and compliance to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and DepEd Work Immersion Guidelines. Schools may also design their own delivery model as they deem fit for a specific situation or concern, subject to the approval of the Regional Office.

The K to 12 Program was crafted in close coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), TESDA and representatives of business community. It aims to produce lifelong learners who are locally and globally competitive, and ready to pursue their desired path.  # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti 2018 Metrobank-MTAP-DEPEd Math Challenge District Elimination in Elementary iti Cabugao DepED District iti Cabugao North Central School, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Enero 18, 2018.

Nakipaset dagiti napili nga ubbing iti kada eskuela kadagiti pagadalan ti Cabugao DepEd District. 

Immuna a naaramid ti Opening Program iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex sa naisaganad ti panageksamen dagiti ubbing. 
Ditoy Cabugao DepED District, naangay ti Eksaminasion dagiti Math Contestants kadagiti pasdek-pagadalan ti Cabugao North Central School, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Kanaig daytoy, panggep ti Math Challenge a mangpasayaat pay iti kalidad ti Mathematics Education tapno maiyintek ti laing kadagiti ubbing kadaytoy nga asignatura nga agballigida iti benneg ti Elementaria iti amin a Distrito ti DepED. Kasta pay a mamuli dagiti ubbing para iti promotion of leadership, cooperation, sportsmanship ken camaraderie-da kadagiti kapatadanda. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Kalpasan ti pannakaangay ti Season-Long Farmers Field School on Sustainable Rice Production Wet Season idi Tawen 2017 kadagiti mannalon  iti Barangay Aragan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, maang-angay manen ti Local Farmer Technician  Led Farmers Field School on Sustainable Corn Production iti Dry Season 2018  iti nadakamat a barangay.

Daytoy a panagadal ket inesponsoran ti Dapartment of Agriculture (DA) ken iti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken ipatungpal ti DA-LGU Cabugao nga imatonan ni Municipal Agriculturist Robert S. Savella.

Segun ken ni Mr. Obas Bill Y. Baclig, AT, Supervising/Facilitator iti nadakamat a proyekto a kaduana met laeng dagiti Local Farmer Technician  (LFT) nga isuda Mr. Henry B. Saliganan ken ni Mr. Bert Vicente.

Innayon ni Mr. Baclig a nangrugi ti panagadalda iti umuna a lawas ti Nobiembre 2017 ket agpatingga inton  Pebrero 2018. Napili iti  30  a Farmer Cooperators iti nadakamat a panagadal idinto ta addaan dagitoy iti  sag-1,250 Square Meters a Learning Field-da. Maaramid ti panagadal iti kada aldaw ti Martes ken manamnama a maileppas iti 16 a weekly meetings.

Iti daytoy a panagadal, maar-aramid ti Variety Trial iti 4 a Treatments ken uppat ti  klasena  a  mais.

Dagitoy nga aksion ket parte iti panangidur-as ti programa ti Munisipio iti Sektor Agrikultura tapno ma-update dagiti mannalon kadagiti kabaruanan a Teknolohia iti panagmula ti mais. # (Web In-Action)

Friday, January 19, 2018


More and more people in the countryside now have access to safe and clean water as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has administered a total of 2,059 SALINTUBIG (Sagana at Ligtas naTubig para sa Lahat) projects across 15 regions in the country amounting to P6.674 billion.

DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero said this is aside from the 850 potable water supply projects under the DILG’s Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) - Provision of Potable Water Programs in 2017 amounting to P3.699 billion.

“Safe and clean water is now accessible to majority of our countrymen and we are glad that we in the DILG are playing a key role in this effort,” said Panadero.

He said the DILG also appreciates the help and support of Regional Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Hubs that are mentoring and coaching recipient communities and local government units (LGUs) in managing and sustaining their potable water and sanitation projects better.

Just recently, representatives of various State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Water Districts, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and Private Institutions which make up the Regional WATSAN Hubs completed the training course on the Sustainable Delivery of Integrated Safe Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (iWaSH) Programs, Systems and Facilities for SALINTUBIG and ADM-Provision of Potable Water Programs.

In grateful recognition of their valuable contribution in providing capacity development and technical skills enhancement for iWaSH programs and for successfully completing the training course, each member-institution of the 15 Regional WATSAN Hubs was awarded with a plaque of appreciation during the final day of the said training course.

Panadero thanked the Regional WATSAN Hubs and highlighted their unique position in helping people identify their needs with regards to water and sanitation.

“Kung minsan, nakikita natin iyong mga numero diyan. Kami rin dito lahat sa DILG, we look at numbers. How many towns have we covered? How many communities? But of course, we know behind those numbers are faces. Behind those numbers are names. Behind those numbers are families that now benefit from potable water thanks to your help. Hindi nila makukuha iyon kung hindi natin pinagtulung-tulungan lahat,” he said.

“I hope that as we move forward, we continue to do this because we want to bring about a better future to our communities, better health, at mabigyan naman sila ng access sa napakahalagang commodity – iyong tubig,” he added.

UNICEF WASH Chief Louise Maule said that if we can find ways to build on our strengths, the R/Hubs really have the potential to become centers for excellence and to be a valuable resource for integrated WASH program planning and monitoring.

“If the R/Hubs can work together as a network and have mechanisms for sharing their skills and expertise, then we can make the best use of the available capacities and resources for the Philippines as a whole,” Maule said.

UNICEF has been one of DILG’s partners in the delivery of iWASH projects through the Joint Programme ‘Enhancing Access to and Provision of Water Services with the Active Participation of the Poor’ (MDG-F 1919) and the current Joint Programme on Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF) – Promoting Water and Sanitation Access, Integrity, Empowerment, Rights and Resiliency (Pro-WATER). # Source –


The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) family welcomes the appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief and current DILG Undersecretary Eduardo S. Ano as the new DILG Officer-in-Charge and congratulates former Usec. Catalino S. Cuy on his appointment as the new chairperson of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB).

Department officials and rank and file employees from the central, regional and field offices as well as those from the DILG’s attached agencies welcome the appointment of Ano and are prepared to serve under him in intensifying the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, crime and corruption, and in promoting good local governance.

“We are confident that OIC Ano will lead the DILG in achieving its reform agenda in support of President Duterte’s priority thrusts. We believe that his experience, professionalism, and dedication to service prepared him well to lead this Department as he builds up on the efforts began by Cuy in the government’s anti-illegal drugs, anti-crime and anti-corruption programs,” said Undersecretary Austere Panadero.

On the other hand, DILG Employees Union president Kieth Lagmay said that “The DILG Employees Union expresses its strong message of support to new OIC Eduardo S. Ano as he shepherds the DILG flock to be of better and more efficient service to local governments and the public in general.”

The DILG officials and staff likewise thank Usec. Cuy for his dedicated service in the DILG and wished him well on his new journey in the DDB, an equally challenging task.

Ano’s appointment as DILG OIC was released by the Office of the President Friday after Cuy was named as the new DDB Chair.

Building on the gains

DILG Assistant Secretary for Communications Jonathan Malaya said that the DILG ended 2017 on a positive note as significant accomplishments were gained during Cuy’s watch.

“Under OIC Cuy, the PNP has reported that index crimes in January to October 2017 decreased to 93,290, which is about a 21 percent improvement from the recorded 118,183 crimes for the same period last year,” said Malaya.

Index crimes are those classified as serious and occurring with sufficient frequency and regularity that they are considered index to the crime situation in a given area. These include murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and car-napping.

Meanwhile, non-index crimes registered more than five percent decrease with the 353,816 crimes recorded in January to October 2017 juxtaposed to the 372,517 crimes recorded in the same period of last year.

Aside from lowering crime incidents, solving crimes such as by taking into custody or charging an offender before an appropriate office or court have increased. Crime clearance efficiency rate has increased to 74.36 percent in January to October 2017 from 69.2 percent in January to October 2016.

For the same periods, crime solution efficiency rate or cleared cases out of the total number of crime incidents handled by police authorities have increased to 61.02 percent from 56.48 percent.

Malaya said that on the local governance front, the DILG ensured the continuous drive for LGU transparency, accountability and good local governance.

“The seeds of change have been planted in the local government sector during the time of OIC Cuy and we expect more to bear fruit under the leadership of Ano,” he said.

Four-hundred forty-eight LGUs (28 provinces, 61 cities and 359 municipalities) were conferred with the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award last year, which is 46 percent higher than the total of 306 awardees in 2016.

The conferment of the SGLG comes with more than recognition as the LGU-awardees are provided with the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) which they use implement various development projects in their areas.

The DILG is also administering thousands of completed, ongoing, and pipelined projects in communities nationwide under its various programs and these are in line with the administration’s policy of bringing about beneficial and inclusive change for the Filipino people.

The DILG through the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology also ensured the welfare and development of 148,987 PDLs nationwide. 83,872 of which benefitted from livelihood projects, 141,029 benefitted from Behavioral Modification and Development through the Therapeutic Community and Modality Program, and 72,957 benefitted from the Educational Programs within its facilities. The Bureau also launched “College Behind Bars”, an academic institution located in Davao City Jail where 70 PDLs are currently enrolled.

On the other hand, the DILG’s Bureau of Fire Protection reported a significant 27 percent decrease in the total number of fire incidents with 11,961 fire incidents from January to September 2017 compared to 16,407 for the same period in 2016. #  Source –


STARTING January 1, 2018, members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) must have sufficient regularity of premium contributions to ensure that they are able to avail themselves of social health insurance benefits in accredited health care institutions.

Through Circular 2017-0021 published last October 27, PhilHealth emphasized that eligibility to benefits means that a member must have made at least three (3) months’ contribution within the immediate six (6) months prior to the first day of confinement. In addition, a member must also have sufficient regularity of premium contribution, and should not be subject to legal penalties.

This is articulated in Section 12 of Republic Act 7875 or the National Health Insurance Act as amended by RA 10606 which was passed in 2013.

As contained in PhilHealth Board Resolution No. 2097, s.2016 sufficient regularity of payment means that a member must have paid at least six (6) months’contributions preceding the three (3) months qualifying contributions within the immediate 12-month period prior to the first day of confinement.

“In other words, a member must always have updated premium contributions to ensure eligibility to benefits availment,” said Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. de la Serna, Interim/Officer-in-charge, PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer. “While PhilHealth has the obligation to provide financial access to quality medical care services, our members are also responsible for making sure that their premium payments to the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) are updated,” she said.

Through special provisions, however, PhilHealth Circular 2017-0021 provides exemptions in the application of the said policy for certain membership types.

For instance, newly-enrolled members whose membership to the NHIP covers less than nine (9) months from the initial date of registration, shall only be required payment of at least three (3) months within six (6) months prior to the first day of confinement.

In addition, women about to give birth must pay the annual premium contribution prior to discharge from the accredited hospital to immediately avail themselves of maternity care benefits.

On the other hand, Sponsored members and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with expired coverage may shift membership to the Informal Economy within the three (3) months’ grace period following the month of expiration of coverage of their membership validity. Employed members, including seasonal employees who have been recently separated from work may also shift to the Informal Economy within the three (3) months’ grace period.

To avail themselves of the PhilHealth benefits, they should pay at least three (3) months’ premium contributions prior to hospital discharge and must show proof of sufficient regularity of premium contributions.

The Circular, which may be downloaded, defines and clarifies the application of sufficient regularity of PhilHealth premium payments and establishes the required number of contributions for eligibility to PhilHealth benefits of members from the Formal and Informal Economy, including migrant workers, members of organized groups and sponsored members.

Premium contributions may be paid through any of PhilHealth’s accredited banks or non-bank partners nationwide and overseas. #  Source – PHILHEALTH


REGISTERED nurses in the Philippines may now apply for accreditation with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) as providers of maternity care, newborn care and normal spontaneous delivery packages in accredited birthing homes.

Through Circular 2017-0023 (Revision 1) which was published last December 29, 2017, PhilHealth called on registered nurses to become professional heath care providers for the three (3) packages in PhilHealth-accredited birthing homes.

Once accredited, the nurses will receive payment from PhilHealth for services rendered to members who are availing themselves of the MCP, NCP or NSD packages in accredited birthing homes.

The policy also stated that the nurses who will qualify for accreditation may also provide services for family planning benefits being performed and reimbursed in primary care facilities such as intra-uterine device (IUD) insertion and Subdermal Contraceptive Implant Package, subject to additional requirements such as trainings.

The move to accredit nurses for the NHIP was in recognition of their vital roles in the local health care system. “They are among the promoters of primary health care, acting as frontliners in communities to deliver public health services,” said Dr. Celestina Ma. Jude P. De la Serna, Interim/Officer-in-charge, PhilHealth President and Chief Executive Officer.“By accrediting these nurses, we are assured that the quality of service that they provide to mothers and newborns in birthing homes are of the desired and expected quality,” she said.
To qualify for accreditation, nurses must be licensed practitioners, and must have completed training on Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care from Department of Health (DOH) institutions. The nurses must also have at least two (2) years’ experience in the labor or delivery room of at least a Level 1 hospital.“It is important for the applicants to also adhere to the standards of the Nursing profession and with the Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses,” de la Serna added.

They must also comply with the provisions set forth in the Performance Commitment that they will sign with PhilHealth, and must be active PhilHealth members with qualifying premium contributions at the time of application. The nurses, however, may be affiliated with a maximum of three (3) PhilHealth-accredited non-hospital birthing facilities.

They will also be subjected to performance monitoring in accordance with the Health Care Providers – Performance Assessment System (HCP-PAS) articulated in PhilHealth Circular 2016-0026.

Interested nurses may file their applications with the Regional or Local Health Insurance Offices in their localities. They may also call PhilHealth’s 24/7 Action Center Hotline, (02) 441-7442 for the list of documents needed for the application. #  Source - PHILHEALTH

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti Blessing & Inauguration ti naipatakder  a Mango Packaging Center iti lote ti LGU-Cabugao iti Barangay Baclig, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti Enero 18, 2018.

Binayabay  ken kadua ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ni Board Member Atty. Ronnie R. Rapanut a nangibagi ken ni Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson a nanggetteng ti ribbon ken kangrunaan a nasangaili iti nasao nga inauguration ceremonies.

Naisaruno ti pannakaidaton ti Kararag babaen ken ni Rev. Fr.  Rex Rilveria iti imatang dagiti sangaili, Opisiales ti Barangay ken iti Ili ken kasta metten  dagiti kameng ti Cabugao Mango Farmers Multi-purpose Association ket kalpasanna   binendisionan ti Padi iti uneg a paset ti baro a pasdek.

Iti Programa, nag-Welcome  Remarks ni Vice Mayor DJ Savellano. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman ti Opisial ket bininsana ti pateg iti pannakaipasdek ti proyekto a para iti pagsayaatan ti ili ken iti probinsia.

Nangited ti Mensahe ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti amin a naitaripnong. Dinakamatna ti pateg a proyekto  babaen iti partnership ti Asosasion, LGU, Gobierno Probinsial ken iti Department of Agriculture (DA) babaen iti Regional Project Coordination Office ti PRDP. 

Innayon ti Ama ti ili a babaen iti agtultuloy a kammayet ken partisipasion dagiti maseknan kadaytoy a  proyekto a mangipromot ti  industria ti mangga iti lokalidad ket agtultuloy met iti progreso a sagrapen daytoy a sektor iti ili ken iti probinsia.

Nangipaay met ti Mensahena ni Former Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti amin a timmabuno iti inagorasion. Binigbigna ti sirib ken  laing ti Opisiales ti  Asosasion iti Cabugao Mango Farmers Multi-purpose Association a nakairamanan metten ti ili iti pannakabenepisiar kadaytoy a proyekto nga impaay ti Wold Bank. Innayonna a nupay timmarabay ti LGU ket dagiti kangrunaan a nagited iti papeles ken pannakaiproseso ti kasapulan ket ammoda iti inar-aramidda ken matakderanda iti pannakabiangda a trabahuen tapno agballigi daytoy a proyekto. Dinakamat pay ti Pasado Mayor iti napalalo a panangapresiar dagiti umili iti proyekto ket bigbigenda unay a dagitoy ti supapak iti panangisakitda kadagiti pagsayaatan a maited para iti pagimbagan ti kaaduan.

Simmaganad ti panagsarita ni Ms. Sharon A. Viloria, I-SUPPORT Component Head. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman ket bininsana ti pakasaritaan ken pakabuklan dagiti proyekto a naiteden iti Asosasion. 

Simmaganad ti Turnover ti Mango Packaging Center babaen iti Provincial Government nga ibagian ni Atty Ronnie R. Rapanut ken ti PRDP Regional Staff agraman dagiti Opisiales ti RPCO 1-PRDP iti Asosasion nga inimatangan dagiti Opisiales ti Ili nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.
Nangipaay ti Acceptance Speech ni Mrs. Faith Sabio, CMFMPA President.

Nangipaay met ti Mensahena ni DA Regional Technical Director Erlinda F. Manipon a nangibagi ken ni DA  Region 1 Executive Director Lucresio R. Alviar, CESO III. 

Inawat  ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ti Plake ti Pammigbig iti LGU-Cabugao iti nasayud a pannakairingpas ti pisikal ken pinansial a pakabuklan ti proyekto.

Naudi a nag-Mensahe ni  Provincial Agriculturist Mr. Constante B. Botacion ket kunana a nakapatpateg daytoy a nabangon a proyekto ta adu ti mabenepisiaran. 

Nakipaset dagiti Kapitanes ti barangay ti ili; dagiti kameng ti Konseho Munisipal nga isuda SBM Danny Q. Gazmen;  SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee; SBM Josefina S. Vallejo; SBM Atty. Randy Baniaga G. Kinaud; SBM Jayhan Alcid-Tan; SBM Dodjie Santella;  ABC President Thaddeus U. Soller; MPDC/Budget Officer Florante S. Jara ken  dagiti Department Heads ti LGU-Cabugao ken iti DA-LGU Staff nga idauluan ni Municipal Agriculturist Roberts S. Savella. 
Nakikaysa met ni OPAG Provincial  Corn Coordinator Oscar Tobia. # (Web In-Action)


Dagiti benepisio a maipaay kadagiti amin a Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) iti akin-amianan a paset ti Luzon ti natratar kabayatan ti panagtataripnong dagiti dadaulo ti grupo itay nabiit.

Napasamak ti taripnong idiay Tuguegarao City, Cagayan nga inatendaran dagiti presidente ti BHWs iti amin a Local Government Units (LGUs) iti amianan a paset ti Luzon.

Segun ken ni Mildred Fernando, agdama a presidente ti BHWs iti Dingras, Ilocos Norte, nakiddaw manen ti pannangipaay koma ti gobierno ti benepisio dagiti agretiro a BHWs ken pannakaited ti regular nga “honorarium” ti BHWs iti intero a pagilian.

Kinunana nga immunan a nakiddaw iti gobierno idi 2014 a maikkan koma ti benepisio dagiti agretiro a BHWs ngem agingga ita awan pay paglawaganna.

Inlawlawagna a numan pay boluntario ti panagserbi dagiti BHWs, adu ti obligasion ken annungenda iti uneg ti barangay kangrunaanna kadagiti lumugar a makasapul ti serbisioda.

Kabayatanna, impasigurado dagiti dadaulo-nasional ti BHWs nga aramidenda amin a kabaelanda tapno maipadanun ti kalikagumda iti Gobierno ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ken tapno maiyimplementar a dagus daytoy. # Source -  (FG-PIA-R01)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maang-angay ti Boat Registry System ken Fisherfolk Registration ditoy nga ili babaen kadagiti  pannakabagi ti Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) kadagiti agtagikua ken crew dagiti fishing vessels ditoy ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken kasta metten kadagiti mangngalap a kameng ti Pederasion.

Tartarabayen ida ni Mr. Nereo S. Daproza, Municipal Fisheries Coordinator kabayatan iti kaadda dagiti BFAR Personnel iti Munisipio ken kasta metten iti  pannakaisubmiter dagiti kasapulan a papeles dagiti boat owners ken dagiti  crew members ken dagiti pormas a pirmaan dagiti mangngalap.

Sakbayna, inlunsad ti BFAR-Ilocos Sur ti Boat Registry System (BoatR) tapno maestablisar iti Simplified and Standardized National Registration dagiti mangngalap, fishing gears ken dagiti fishing vessels.

Tapno maaramid daytoy, naikkan ti tunggal LGU iti gundaway a mangirehistro kadagiti masakupanda a mangngalap ken dagiti pagkalap tapno maaramid iti information online iti fisheries sector.

The BoatR ket agpaay a pagibasaran iti National Programs ti Aquaculture. Panggepna pay a lappedan iti llegal, unreported ken  unregulated fishing.  Sagudayen ti Republic Act 8550 or Fisheries Code of the Philippines, madusa ti asinoman nga agkalap nga agusar iti eksplosibo, panagkoriente ken panagsabidong wenno panagtuba ti ikan.

Iti biang ti indibidual a rehistrasion ti mangngalap, kasapulan a mairehistro dagiti husto nga agkalkalap tapno mairamanda kadagiti benepisio ken programa nga itden ti Ahensia ti BFAR ken ti LGU. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket paset iti panangpatibker ti Munisipio kadaytoy a Sektor tapno maikkan iti naan-anay a pannakaasikaso iti pakaseknan ken kasapulanda.  # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Segun ken ni Mr. Dominador N. Andres, Presidente ti Cabugao Ilocos Sur Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association, Inc. (CISTODAI) ket sumaysayaat met ti kasasaad ti asosasionda maigapu iti pannakaaramiden ti pagbasaranda a By-Laws a pinirmaan dagiti Opisiales ti CISTODAI-Saranay a pakairamanan ti CISTODAI Federation.  Addaan daytoy iti  nainget  nga annuroten nga aramiden ti maysa a kameng sakbay a maalana ti benepisiona iti CISTODAI-Saranay no adda emerhensiana ken iti pamiliana.

Kabayatanna, sumaysayaat met ti operasion dagiti traysikelan a kangrunaan a nakaigapuan ti pannakabukel ti CISTODAI. Segun ken ni Mr. Andres a maigapu iti panagkikinnaawatanda nga Operators ken Drivers ket nalaklakada a risuten ti rumsua a pakaseknan ken problemada iti panagpasadaan. 

Segun kadagiti Opisiales ti CISTODAI a naikkan ti pundo a sag-P5,000 iti kallabes iti kada CISTODAI Chapter iti kada barangay nga addaan ti  kompleto iti papelesna a kas iti Set of Officers ken  iti Paglintegan ti Asosasion-da. Daytoy a pundo ket mausar dagiti Chapter iti pannakaimanehar ti gimongda a traysikelan a mangpatibker pay ti hanay-da. # (Web In-Action)


Per Presidential Proclamation No. 758, Second week of January and every year thereafter is declared as Best Dives Philippines Week promoting scuba diving with an emphasis on protection and conservation of the country's underwater marine resources. #  Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Maang-angay ti Boat Registry System ken Fisherfolk Registration ditoy nga ili babaen kadagiti  pannakabagi ti Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) kadagiti agtagikua ken crew dagiti fishing vessels ditoy ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken kasta metten kadagiti mangngalap a kameng ti Pederasion.

Tartarabayen ida ni Mr. Nereo S. Daproza, Municipal Fisheries Coordinator kabayatan iti kaadda dagiti BFAR Personnel iti Munisipio ken kasta metten iti  pannakaisubmiter dagiti kasapulan a papeles dagiti boat owners ken dagiti  crew members ken dagiti pormas a pirmaan dagiti mangngalap.

Sakbayna, inlunsad ti BFAR-Ilocos Sur ti Boat Registry System (BoatR) tapno maestablisar iti Simplified and Standardized National Registration dagiti mangngalap, fishing gears ken dagiti fishing vessels.

Tapno maaramid daytoy, naikkan ti tunggal LGU iti gundaway a mangirehistro kadagiti masakupanda a mangngalap ken dagiti pagkalap tapno maaramid iti information online iti fisheries sector.

The BoatR ket agpaay a pagibasaran iti National Programs ti Aquaculture. Panggepna pay a lappedan iti llegal, unreported ken  unregulated fishing.  Sagudayen ti Republic Act 8550 or Fisheries Code of the Philippines, madusa ti asinoman nga agkalap nga agusar iti eksplosibo, panagkoriente ken panagsabidong wenno panagtuba ti ikan.

Iti biang ti indibidual a rehistrasion ti mangngalap, kasapulan a mairehistro dagiti husto nga agkalkalap tapno mairamanda kadagiti benepisio ken programa nga itden ti Ahensia ti BFAR ken ti LGU. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket paset iti panangpatibker ti Munisipio kadaytoy a Sektor tapno maikkan iti naan-anay a pannakaasikaso iti pakaseknan ken kasapulanda.  # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur –  Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action, impakaammo  dagiti Staff ti  Opisina ti Municipal Operations  Office (MOO) ti 4 Ps Program, Municipal Link-Cabugao nga itultuloyda nga isaksaknap  ti pakabuklan ti programa ti  Salun-at ken Nutrision iti  pagnaedan dagiti kameng ti 4 Ps kadagiti barangay ti Munisipalidad ti Cabugao ket sinapasapda nga inadalan dagiti 4 Ps itay Tawen 2017.  

Naballigi ti resulta iti naiyadalda a Topiko. Itatta nga Enero 2018, ti Topiko a maiyadal ket napauluan iti  “Developmental Needs Assessment Too (DNA)” ket agpapaay a Learning Service Provider dagiti kameng ti Municipal Links ken ti Social Welfare Assistant.

Innayonda a makiko-koordinarda  latta kadagiti Opisiales ti Barangay/Parent Leaders  a katinnulongda  a mangorganisar iti Family Development Session (FDS) para iti Topiko nga imitingda kadagiti 4 Ps para iti dayta a bulan.

Iti pannakaangay ti Family Development Session (FDS) kadagiti barangay ket nasursuro dagiti Parent-Leaders ti tumakder iti bukodda a panangtarawidwid iti miting ken seminar iti masakupanda.

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket maigapu iti agtultuloy a panangtarabay kadakuada ti Gobierno Munisipal iti panangidaulo ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti pannakikammayetna iti Ahensia ti DSWD iti napintas a maaramidan dagiti programa a maisaksaknap kadagiti barangay tapno maragpat iti sapasap a panagrang-ay iti Pamilia ken umili.  # (Web In-Action)


The late Ilocano writer Reynaldo Duque and Dioniso Bulong were recognized by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Gunglo dagiti Mannurat iti Ilokano (GUMIL) Filipinas for their outstanding accomplishments in Ilocano literature.

Said awarding was part of the 2017 Taboan National Literary festival held in Marand Resort and Spa in Bauang, La Union from November 27 to 29.

“This is the first time that the Taboan Festival was held in Northern Luzon and in La Union and aside from paying tribute to Manuel Arguilla as an acclaimed short story writer, patriot, and guerrilla hero during the World War II, we want to recognize other outstanding writers in the region with contribution in Iloko literature,” Dr. Juliet Mallari, Taboan director, said. 

Duque was a multi-awarded writer from Candon City, Ilocos Sur and a former Carlos Palanca Hall of Fame awardee and a Fellow Outstanding awardee of the GUMIL, both in 2003.

His works include short stories, novels, poems, essays, comics, and radio scripts in Ilocano and in Filipino.

A fictionist, poet, and playwright, he was also elected President of GUMIL Filipinas in 2001-2003 and editor-in-chief for Liwayway magazine.

On one hand, Bulong hails from from Sta. Teresita, Cagayan and is considered one of the most prominent Ilokano novelists.

Majority of his novels were serialized in Filipino and published in Bannawag, an Ilokano literary magazine.  His short stories were included in various anthologies of Ilocano fiction.

Also, part of the program was a tribute for Arguilla wherein a part of his popular short story “How my brother Leon brought home a wife” translated in Ilocano by Constante Casabar, was brought to life when read by Djuna Alcantara of GUMIL- San Fernando City chapter.

Meanwhile, Manuel Diaz who was another local writer who wrote in Iloko and English and penned about the lives of Ilocano people, was also recognized by the local chapter of GUMIL.

Apart from the awards presented by GUMIL Filipinas represented by Allysa Gaspar, the NCCA National Commission for Literary Arts (NCLA) also presented three posthumous awards to their members namely Lilia Realubit, Carlos Arejola, and Francis Macansantos.

Several writers’ prizes were also awarded during the Governor’s Night held at Diego Silang hall in the La Union provincial capitol.

Said festival was attended by more than 60 national and local writers from all over the country. Walk-in participants from the province also joined the activities.  # Source -  (JNPD/JDS/PIA1, La Union)