Wednesday, November 22, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Kalpasan ti Wet Season 2017 (Hunio-Nobiembre), nagmula manen dagiti mannalon para iti Dry Season 2017 (Nobiembre-Mayo 2018). 

Imbatad ni Mr. Nathaniel B. Galamgam, AT, Municipal Rice Program Coordinator  nga iti 300 ektaria a naitarget a matalon ket addan 207 ektaria a namulaan ti umabot ti 419 a bilang ti mannalon iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti Dry Season iti agdama.

Kabayatanna, iti naapitan manipud iti 2,246.5 Ektaria a namulaan ti pagay iti  Wet Season 2017 ket 2,242 ektaria met ti naapitan iti agdama.

Innayon ni Mr. Galamgam a nangrugi metten ti Dry Season 2017-2018 ket namulaan dagiti dati a mataltalon nangruna kadagiti adda iti irigasionna ken submerged area (lungog a paset) idinto a naisibar a pagmulaanda iti tabako, mais, nateng, legumes ken dadduma pay  a cash crops iti dadduma a dinisso ti talon iti masakupan ti ili. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket gubuay iti napintek a programa ti Gobierno Munisipal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang tapno makomplementaran iti regtada nga agpataud iti umanay a suplay a pagtaraon ken mangnayon  iti masapulanda agsipud ta mayoridad dagiti umili ket agdepende iti agrikultura iti pagbiaganda. # (Web In-Action)


The agriculture sector grew 6.27 percent in the third quarter this year compared to the same period last year, with farmers’ income rising 3.68 percent from July to September.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol, citing an  official report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), said the agriculture sector also grew 4.64 percent in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Farmers’ incomes for the first nine months likewise rose 4.19 percent compared to the same period last year, the DA Secretary added.

Pinol said that most notable in the sector’s performance in the first three months was the 14.17 percent growth in palay production during the third quarter of the year, which contributed to a 7.2 percent growth for the entire crops subsector for the first nine months of 2017.

Crops accounted for 46.89 percent of total agricultural production in this period, the PSA said in its report.

Piñol said the continuous growth in palay production indicates the DA is on track to achieving its rice industry productivity target, which aims to produce enough to supply the country’s entire rice need in the year 2020. It also boosted the efficiency and productivity of rice farmers through the extensive use of hybrid rice seeds, improved lending facilities for farmers, mechanization of farming activities from planting to harvesting and other interventions.

In its report, the PSA noted that production in the livestock subsector inched up by 0.91 percent during the third quarter of 2017, accounting for 18.37 percent of total agricultural output during the period.

The livestock subsector’s gross earnings rose 14.88 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016, the PSA noted.

The poultry subsector also grew by 3.41 percent during the July-September  period, with chicken and chicken egg production rising by 2.52 percent and 7.67 percent, respectively. Pinol said this showed the resiliency of the poultry industry despite the recent bio-hazard threat it faced during the second quarter of 2017.

The fisheries subsector was the only subsector to register a decline in production during the three-month period, diving by 4.27 percent but still accounting for 17.4 percent of total agricultural production for the third quarter of 2017. #  Source –


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has released a total of P239,750,000 for 2,341 centenarians who have received their cash gift as of September 2017.

The Department has allotted a total of P299,200,000 for 2,992 centenarians in 2016 and 2017.

DSWD identified 2,992 centenarians in 2016, while there are 1,000 centenarians in 2017 nationwide who will receive their centenarian gift amounting to P100,000 each.

The Department’s Field Offices are still conducting pay-out to the remaining unpaid centenarians.

For centenarians living abroad, the DSWD, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO), and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) entered into a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate the process of payment for their cash gift.  There are 174 recorded centenarians who are living overseas.

As specified in Section 2 of Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016”, all Filipinos who reach the age 100 years old, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad, shall be honored with a Letter of Felicitation from the President of the Philippines congratulating the celebrant for his or her longevity; and a centenarian gift in the amount of ₱100,000.

Moreover, the centenarians will receive a plaque of recognition and cash incentive from their respective city or municipal governments in appropriate ceremonies.

The amount of the additional incentive shall be determined by the local government unit concerned.

Centenarians who died upon the effectivity of the law will be given a posthumous plaque of recognition, together with the cash incentive to be received by their nearest surviving relative or family. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Nagiyawid ti balligi dagiti Campus Journalists (Elementaria) a nangitandudo  ti Distrito ti DepED iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti naangay a Division Schools Press Conference 2017 sadiay Sinait National High School idi Nobiembre 19-20, 2017.

Iti biang ti Cabugao South Central School  Campus Journalists ken  Coaches-da, dagiti nagun-odda: 
1st Place Editorial Writing English-Gabriel Azcueta
2nd Place Editorial Writing Filipino - Althea Grace Naval
3rd Place Script Writing and Radio Broadcasting, English:
Gwyneth Bianca Enero
John Rafael Suniega
Precious Julia Saupan
Lei Angelo Galamgam
Denhille Brillantes
Illyza Kate de la Cruz
Reinhart Josh Siababa
Ms. Jennifer Savellano
Mr. Rommel Santella
Mrs. Odette Somera
Mrs. Richelle Sonido Siruno
Mrs. Katherine Asistin
Mr. Nathaniel SantellaCoaches:
Ms. Jennifer Savellano
Mr. Rommel Santella
Mrs. Odette Somera
Mrs. Richelle Sonido Siruno
Mrs. Katherine Asistin
Mr. Nathaniel Santella.

Iti sabali a bangir, dagiti ubbing a mannurat iti Cabugao North Central School -  DIVISION SCHOOL PRESS CONFERENCE BLUE TEAM - ket nagiyawid met  ti balligi dagiti sumaganad agraman dagiti Coaches-da:
1st-feature writing (English)-Elyza Krystelle Racho
2nd-copyreading & headline writing (English)-Nerius R. Talusig
3rd-copyreading & headline writing (Filipino)-Ella Marie Azcueta
5th-Science feature writing(English)-Adrienne Ysabelle Coloma
5th-Collaborative Desktop Publishing (Filipino)-Francis Joseph Serna Bunye, April Joyce V. Sunio, Ashley Danne Peralta Mendoza, Allona E Reintegrado, Sean Ace C. Salom, Jannah Lyka Solima ken ni  John Michael Salvatierra.
Maryjane Sesuca Sagun, Emely Fidel Bayona, May Joy Singson Ranchez, Regie G. Serna ken  ni Emely Fernandez. #

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected. It is also a Day on which we thank the emergency services and reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster to families, communities and countries, and on ways to halt it.

Road deaths and injuries are sudden, violent, traumatic events. Their impact is long-lasting, often permanent. Each year, millions of newly injured and bereaved people from every corner of the world are added to the countless millions who already suffer. The cumulative toll is truly tremendous.

The grief and distress experienced by this huge number of people is all the greater because many of the victims are young, because many of the crashes could and should have been prevented and because governments’ and society’s response to road death and injury and to bereaved and injured victims is often inadequate, unsympathetic, and inappropriate to a loss of life or quality of life.

This special Remembrance Day is therefore intended to respond to the great need of road crash victims for public recognition of their loss and suffering. It has also become an important tool for governments and those who work to prevent crashes or respond to the aftermath, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale and impact of road deaths and injuries and the urgent need for action.

This year’s theme is “Let’s make 2011-2020 a Decade to remember!” This theme is based on Pillar 1 of the Global Plan for Decade of Action – Road safety Management. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Ditoy ili a Cabugao, maiyeskediul  ti ipapan panagbarangay  dagiti Medical Personnel iti Cabugao Rural Health Unit (RHU)-Municipal Health Office (MHO)  a buklen dagiti Nurses ken RHU Medical Personnel  nga idauluan ni Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao, OIC Municipal  Health Officer.  

Agtultuloy  ti eskediulda a papan kadagiti barangay nupay agagasda latta met iti inaldaw ditoy RHU ta segun ken ni Dr. Tirao ket makitada iti listaanda dagiti saanen a makadawdaw-as ditoy RHU ket mismo a danonendan iti barangay.

Maibatay iti nagapuananen  ti RHU-Cabugao, maserbisyuanda dagiti barangay ket umuna a mapakaammuan dagiti bumarangay iti ipapan dagiti Medical Personnel tapno masaganaan dagiti pasiente iti panagturongda iti Health Station-da  ti barangay a pagagasan, segun ken ni Dr. Tirao. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket parte iti pannakaidur-as ti serbisio ti salun-at kadagiti agnanaed iti aw-away wenno barangay iti ili a pannakaidanon ti serbisio babaen iti agtultuloy a  Programa ti Salun-at ti LGU-Cabugao nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang.  # (Web In-Action)

Monday, November 20, 2017


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur (PGIS) has pledged an all-out support for the conduct of next year’s Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) meet.

Marius Cabudol, representative of Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson, relayed the Chief Executive’s willingness to provide the much-needed equipment and facilities including area security, during the R1AA Meet Planning Conference held at the Vigan City Convention Center on November 3, 2016. The meeting was attended by Schools Division Superintendents (SDS), Education Program Supervisors (EPS) in-charge of sports, and Heads of Units and Divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 led by Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Bettina D. Aquino.  

Aimed to ensure the successful implementation of the sports event, the participants presented to ARD Aquino, presiding officer,  the need of convenient and accessible playing venues and billeting quarters; medical assistance and security of the players; light, water, and clean comfort rooms; and smooth flow of traffic to and from the playing venues.

Cabudol ensured that the PGIS will coordinate with the province’s Local Chief Executives, Philippine National Police (PNP), and volunteer organizations, to guarantee the safety of every delegation as well as to avoid possible traffic congestions.

The thorough preparation is in line with the plan of the PGIS to bid for the Palarong Pambansa in 2018. The R1AA will be a prelude of the Palaro, if Ilocos Sur will be given the chance to be the place of the historic sports event.

The City Schools Divisions of Vigan and Candon have pledged closer ties with the Ilocos Sur Schools Division (ISSD) - host of next year’s R1AA, to help in the preparation.

The sports events include Arnis, Athletics, Basketball, Baseball, Billiard, Boxing, Chess, Football, Sepak Takraw, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Wushu, Wrestling, Futsal, and special games for special children. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti 2-Day Division Schools Press Conference 2017  dagiti pagadalan ti eskuela-elementaria ken dagiti sekundaria iti DepED-Ilocos Sur nga addaan ti Tema: “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalisms’ Role in Advancing Inclusive Education” iti Nobiembre 19-20, 2017 a naangay iti Covered Court, Sinait National High School, Sinait, Ilocos Sur. 

Iti Day 1, Nobiembre 19, 2017,  naangay ti Opening Program.

Nangted ti Mensahe ni Dr. Gemma Q. Tacuycuy, CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti pannakipaset  dagiti mannursuro ken mannurat. Pinaregtana dagiti participants nga agtultuloyda koma a  mangasa iti kabaelanda nga agsurat ta napateg a mangpasayaat kadakuada  daytoy a talentoda   ken iti pananggun-odda pay kadagiti  balligi  a pakaidaydayawan ti paggapuanda nga eskuela ken iti ilida.

Iti Day 2, nagtultuloy ti salip dagiti nagduduma nga aspeto iti panagsuratan babaen iti pannarabay dagiti Speakers ken Facilitators kadagiti Contestants  a kas iti sumaganad:

News Writing; Feature Writing; Editorial Writing; Sports Writing; Copyreading and Headline Writing; Photojournalism; Editorial Cartooning; Radio Broadcasting and Scriptwriting; Collaborative Publishing; Science and Health Writing; TV Broadcasting and  Scriptwriting ken ti Online Publishing. Dagitoy a nategoria ket maisurat iti English ken Filipino.
Maipatungpal ti tinawen a Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC) babaen iti mandato ti RA 7079 nga am-ammo a “Campus Journalism Act of  1991”. Ken naaramid babaen iti Division Memorandum No. 334, Series of 2017 iti DepED-Ilocos Sur. 

Kalpasan ti maysa nga aldaw nga aktibibidad ket maipakaammo dagiti Regional Qualifiers iti School Paper ken iti Awarding of First Day  Individual and Group Events.  # (Web In-Action)


The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) recently released the newly-increased floor prices of tobacco for trading seasons ‎‎2018-2019

NTA Administrator Robert L. Seares said in an interview that the new prices for the three tobacco types being produced in the country such as Virginia, Burley, and Native, were approved during the series of the Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference held at the NTA Central Office in Quezon City.

The increase of tobacco floor prices was realized after fruitful negotiations between the tobacco farmers and leaf buyers following the September 6 tripartite conference.

The new floor prices of tobacco are the following: for the flu-cured Virginia tobacco, which is composed of 60 percent of the total tobacco production area in the country, the floor price per kilogram for its top grades increased to Php 82 for Grade AA, Php 81 for A, Php 80 for B, Php 78 for C, Php 70 for D, Php 69 for E; Php 60 for F1, and Php 57 for F2.
For Burley, the top-grade A rose by Php 2 bringing the price per kilo to P70 from the current P68. The floor prices for grades B, C, D, E, and F are now Php 67, Php 58, Php 47, Php 46, and Php 38, respectively, an increase of Php 2, except for Grade F which increased by Php 1, from the current prices per kilo.

The floor prices of the native-type were increased as follows: High-grade, from P70 to P71; Medium 1, from P58 to P60; and Medium 2, from P48 to P50.

Seares said that there is no increase on reject class of tobacco to further discourage its production.

“We are encouraging our farmers to follow the proper technology on tobacco production to avoid the production of reject,” he said.

Tobacco farmer leader Mario C. Cabasal, president of the National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Associations and Cooperatives (NAFTAC), expressed his satisfaction to the newly-increased floor prices of tobacco.

“With this development, more farmers are surely inspired to plant tobacco this coming season,” Cabasal said.

Following the successful negotiation, Seares said that the tobacco agency will now focus to the programs focusing to the reduction of tobacco production cost such as offering of subsidy in the form of production assistance.

Seares assured that the setting of the tobacco floor prices provides tobacco farmers a guaranteed minimum return on investment of at least 25 percent for expenses.

“The actual buying price, which is based on prevailing market prices, is usually higher than the approved tobacco floor price,” he said.

He expected that more farmers are engaging in growing tobacco this season as he cited that tobacco is considered as the main cash crop in Ilocos provinces after the rice season. #  Source -  (JNPD/FGL/PIA- 1)

Friday, November 17, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti pannakabendision ken cutting of ribbon ti baro a pasdek ti  Barangay Health Station a masarakan iti Brgy. Cuancabal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Nobiembre 15, 2017.

Naaramid ti seremonia idiay Barangay Cuancabal a daytoy ti  pannakagetteng ti laso iti kabarbaro a pasdek ti  Barangay Health Station babaen kada Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken ni  Brgy. Captain Helen S. Savellano nga inimatangan dagiti Opisiales ti Salun-at, RHU, Opisiales ti Ili ken dagiti lumugar ti Barangay Cuancabal.

Simmaruno  ti panangidaulo ni Rev. Fr. Felix A. Costales iti panagkararag ken panangbendisionna iti amin a parte ti kabarbaro a pasdek a binayabay da Mayor Josh Edward; Engr. John Foz, OIC, Provincial Health Team Leader ken dagiti kakaduana; Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao, OIC Municipal Health Officer ti Cabugao; Opisiales ti Ili nga isuda Vice Mayor DJ Savellano; SBM Jayhan Alcid-Tan; SBM Dodgie Santella; MPDC/Budget Officer Florante S. Jara; Barangay Officials ken dagiti bumarangay a nagatendar.

Pinagyamanan ni Punong Barangay Helen S. Savellano dagiti amin a nakipaset  iti nasao a taripnong ken kasta metten  iti naballigi a pannakaipatungpal ti nadakamat nga  aktibidad ken iti pannakalpas ti  nadakamat a proyekto. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action, imbatad dagiti Municipal Link Staff ti 4 Ps a napagsasaritaan ken nasolusionan dagiti naidokumento (Minutos ti Binulan a Mitingda)  a pakaseknan ken problema dagiti 4 Ps iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti umuna a tallo a  bulan ti (2nd Semester)  ti Tawen 2017.

Innayonda a maitultuloy a maipatungpal ti Family Development Session (FDS) ita a Tawen 2017 kadagiti barangay agsipud ta daytoy ti “pannakapuso”  ti programa iti serbisio-sosial ti DSWD ken ti LGU-Cabugao.

Sakbayna, naangay ti panagmiting ti Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC)  kadagiti napalabas a bulan babaen iti panangidaulo ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Ni Mayor Josh Edward  ti ag-Preside kadagiti  nasao a miting a pagatendaran dagiti Staff nga idauluan ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen; Staff ti Municipal Operations Office ti 4 Ps; Parent-Leaders ti 4Ps; ken dagiti pannakabagi ti RHU-Cabugao  ken iti DepED-Cabugao.
Maibasar iti rekord ti Minutos ti Miting-da ket naangay dagiti kallabes ken nagsaruno a  mitingda idi Oktubre 9, 2017 ken iti Nobiembre 13, 2017 ditoy Munisipio.

Kangrunaan a nataming iti nadakamat a miting iti pannaka-update dagiti pakaseknan ken  problema a timmaud   iti biang dagiti 4 Ps Beneficiaries ken iti pannakaaksion/pannakasolusionda  agraman iti pagturturonganen  ti pakabuklan ti programada iti babaen ti pannarabay ti Munisipio. # (Web In-Action)


World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. #  Source:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001. The third week of November of every year has been declared as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as public cooperation in the government's anti-drug campaign. #  Source –


The Department of Education (DepEd) reminds all schools to observe and celebrate the Filipino Values Month this November, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 479, s. 1994.

Through DepEd Memorandum No. 177, s. 2017 dated October 31, 2017, all public and private schools are enjoined to conduct simple yet meaningful activities promoting Filipino values through, but not limited to, creative arts exhibit, poster and slogan making, poem, song, jingle or story composition, symposia or seminars, and recognition of learners and/or school personnel for exemplary behavior.

This year’s theme, “Kahinahunan at Katatagan: Tugon sa Makabago at Mapanghamong Panahon,” came up during the National Consultative Workshop with Values Education / Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Supervisors and Coordinators to highlight the importance of composure and strength in spirit amidst these challenging times.

The Department emphasizes the role of this month-long celebration in strengthening the Filipino culture and ideals, especially the DepEd’s core values – Maka-Diyos, Maka-tao, Makakalikasan, and Makabansa.

The observance targets to mobilize all citizens – including the learners – to contribute to nation-building through upholding Filipino values, and to instill the power of these values and ideals in achieving individual success and national progress.

The Filipino Values Month is also anchored on the mandate of Republic Act 10533, otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, which aims to produce holistically developed and socially responsible citizens equipped not only with lifelong competencies, but also with essential values. #  Source –

Monday, November 13, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti tallo  nga aldaw a    Cabugao District 2017 Boy Scout of the Philippines (BSP) Camporal ti Cabugao DepED District idi  Nobiembre 10-12, 2017 idiay Brgy. Catucdaan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur babaen iti Tema: “ Growth and Stability”.

Iti Day 1, Nobiembre 10, 2017 (Friday), daytoy ti Arrival, Settling-in, ken Camp-set up nga inaramid dagiti Boy Scouts ken tinarabay ida dagiti Troop Leaders.

Naaramid ti Opening Program iti malem. Kalpasan ti Opening Prayer, Pambansang Awit ken Panunumpa sa Watawat, indauluan ni Troop Leader Cecille Pines, Cuantacla E/S ti Re-dedication to the Scout Oath/Law  ken ti BSP Vision and Mission ti imbasa ni TL Paul Benedict Yacap iti Sisim E/S. 

Nangipaay ti Welcome Address ni Punong Barangay Zeny S. Baclig. Pinagyamananna ta naaramid ti District Camporal iti lugarda ket inkumitna iti naan-anay a suportada iti Konseho-da ken dagiti kalugaranna iti maaramid a tallo nga aldaw nga aktibidad ti DepEd.

Simmaganad ti Presentation of the Participants babaen ken ni TL Lawrence S. Somera. Naaramid ti Contested Yell Presentation by Troop ken iti Yell and Song iti by Zone (1-4). Kalpasan daytoy, indeklara ni BSP District Coordinator Francis A. de la Cruz ti panaglukat ti 2017 BSP District Camporal.

Simmaruno ti panangipaay ti –MDRRMC/Cabugao Rescue nga idauluan ni Engr. Nestor B. Somera, LDRRMO III iti Drill maipapan iti First Aid and Rescue. Kasta metten a nagisuroda iti Knot Tying ken dadduma pay a mainaig nga aktibidad iti Boy Scouts para iti District Camporal.

Naaramid iti Base Instruction ken Torch Parade ken BSP Got Talent (1 Per Troop)  iti rabii dayta a petsa. Kalpasanna, nagmiting dagiti Troop Leaders ken Institutional Representatives iti Camporal Venue.

Nakikaysa met da  Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang, Municipal Scouting  Committee Honorary Chairman  ken dagiti Opisiales ti Municipal Scouting Committee iti nadakamat a panaglukat ti BSP Camporal 2017. 

Iti Nobiembre 11, 2017 (Saturday) – Naaramid ti  ti Kawan Holiday (Kab Scout Field Day)  iti isu met laeng a disso ket naaramid ti Opening program ken naisaganad dagiti nagduduma a   paay-ayam. Indeklara ni Mrs. Mildred M. Naval, District Kawan  Coordinator  ti panaglukat ti Kawan Holiday. 

Naaramid ti Closing Program and Awarding Ceremonies  idi Nobiembre 12, 2017.

Nagatendar da Vice Mayor DJ Savellano; SBM Dodgie S. Santella ken ni SBM Atty. Bryan Jett S. Pano iti Kawan Day.

Natarawidwidan ti Cabugao District 2017 BSP Camporal  babaen kada Dr. Concesa T. Rumias, Ed. D., Public Schools District Supervisor, District Commissioner kas Camp Chief; Catucdaan Barangay Captain Zeny S. Baclig, Camp Director. Kasta metten ti itutulong dagiti pannnakabagi ti Over-all Consultants nga isuda Dr. Consesa T. Rumias, Ed. D., Schools District Supervisor; Mrs. Estrellita M. Siruno, Principal III; Mrs. Melvi S. Sajonia, Principal II; Mrs. Julia A. Cayso, Principal I; Mr. Rodel P. Suniega, Principal I ken ni Mr. Ronel M. Ubaldo. 

Ti Standing Committee ket  buklen dagiti kameng ti Program Activities; First Aid/Preparedness ken iti Security and Safety a bukbuklen ti PNP ken dagiti BPATS iti Barangay Catucdaan, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Ti  Working Committees ket  buklen dagiti mangisursuro a mangimaton kadagiti nadumaduma nga aktibidades nga aramiden ken pagkokontesan ti Boy Scouts kasta metten iti Action Committees a buklen met laeng dagiti mangisursuro a nangtaming iti Camp Layout; First Aid/Safety; General Services; Registration; Secretariat; Reception ken iti Invitation. 

Dagiti sumaganad dagiti Opisiales ti Municipal Scouting Committee iti ili a Cabugao: Honorary Chairman – Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang; Chairman – ABC President Thaddeus U. Soller; Vice Chairman – Brgy. Capt. Arnold V. Yangat; Finance - IR Edwin Duque;  External Operations - Mr– John Paul Hadoc; Internal Operations – IR Edwin S. Savellano; Secretary – BSP Coordinator Francis A. de la Cruz; Assistant Secretary – District Kawan Coordinator, Miss Mildred M. Naval; Treasurer - Mrs. Maricon Sunio; Auditor – Brgy. Capt. Ronel S. Zamora; Assistant Treasurer – Zone I – IR Fidel Sinampaga; Zone II – IR Rodel Suniega; Zone III – IR Gilbert Asuncion; Zone IV – IR Nestor de los Santos.
Business Managers:  Zone 1 – IR Genaro Solmerin; Zone II – IR Ronel Ubaldo; Zone III – IR Donato Sajor ken iti Zone IV – IR Edison Savellano. # (Web In-Action)

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Inangay ti Sangguniang Bayan iti ili ti Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ti dua nga aldaw a Public Hearing  iti pannakaipabaro ti Local Revenue Code babaen iti  panangangay ti Municipal Local Finance Council   ken iti Komite iti Sangguniang Bayan a mangtarawidwid kadaytoy a Public Hearing nga idauluan ni SBM Danny Q. Gazmen, Chairman,
Finance, Budget and Appropriation para iti amin a business owners iti ili a Cabugao tapno naan-anay a maammuanda iti aramidenda iti pannakaingato dagiti Buis, Fees ken Charges mangrugi iti Tawen 2018. Mandato daytoy a linteg a kada agleppas ti lima a tawen ket maipabaro wenno maingato ti bayadan iti buis para iti maysa a Gobierno Lokal sagudayen ti Kodigo Lokal 1991, segun ken ni SBM Gazmen.

Immuna a naangay ti Public Hearing idi Nobiembre 8, 2017 ket dagiti Kapitanes ti Barangay agraman dagiti Kagawad a mangig-iggem ti Ways and Means Committee iti kinonsulta dagiti kameng ti Municipal Local Finance Council nga ibagian ni Municipal Treasurer Lourdes A. Azcueta ken ni Municipal Accountant Anna Lyn Siababa ken ti Sangguniang Bayan a buklen da SBM Danny Q. Gazmen;  SBM Vicky S. Serna; SBM Dr. Jemaima S. Tan-Yee. Nairaman met a nagsarita ken nagsungbat kadagiti saludsod ni  Waterworks Irrigation Superintendent Engr. Nestor B. Somera maipapan iti pannakaingato ti bayad ti danum.

Kamalman iti dayta a petsa ket naangay ti Public Hearing idiay Food Court, NISTC Public Market a nagatendaran dagiti Stallholders ken Vendors. Naulit met laeng iti proseso ti pannakailawlawag dagiti sagudayen ti mapabaro a Local Revenue Code ti ili.

Iti Nobiembre 9, 2017, naangay ti Public Hearing para kadagiti Service Providers a kas dagiti Lending Institution; Banko; Private Companies; Communication Facilities; Resorts ken kanaigna a mangipapaay ti serbisio a naipasdek iti Munisipalidad ti Cabugao. Kasta met a naisaruno dagiti Dealers of Goods a kas iti General Merchandise & Enterprises ken kanaigna a negosio iti kamalman daytoy a petsa a naangay met laeng iti SB Session Hall. 

Kadagiti Open Forum a naaramid, kaaduan kadagiti nagatendar ti nangidatag ken nangipeksa kadagiti pakaseknanda ken suhestionda mainaig iti mabatayanda a negosio.

Naan-anay met ti pannakasungbat dagiti rimsua a saludsod ken naidokumento dagitoy a  mapagsasaritaan iti maaramid a deliberasion ti Sangguniang Bayan iti pannakaaprobar iti nadakamat a Local Revenue Code. # (Web In-Action)


Per Proclamation No. 1168 the month of November of every year is declared as Malaria Awareness Month.

Malaria is a disease caused by protozoan parasites called Plasmodium. It is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

Most malaria cases in the country occur in rural areas and especially in forested, swampy, hilly and mountainous regions.

The typical presentation of malaria is high grade fever that periodically recurs every two to three days. The fever is preceded by several hours of shaking chills, and as the fever subsides the patient experiences marked sweating. # Source –


Recognizing the importance of traditional and alternative medicines in providing essential health care to Filipinos, Presidential Proclamation No. 698 has declared November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care (TAHC) Month. The proclamation is in support of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8423), which recognizes the value of traditional medicine for Filipinos, and has, therefore, integrated it into the national health care delivery system. # Source –

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti pay-out wenno pannakaited  ti Social Pension  iti  umabot ti 1,123 a  bilang ti Beneficiaries (babbaket ken lallakay)  a kameng ti Senior Citizens manipud iti 33 a barangay iti ili a Cabugao. Inawatda ti tallo a  bulan  a  para iti 4rth  Quarter  2017  a pensionda manipud iti DSWD Region 1 ket naangay ti pay-out iti Cabugao Cultural and Sports Complex, Brgy. Rizal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Nobiembre 7, 2017.

P1, 500 ti naituding nga inawat  ti maysa a Beneficiary. Agdagup ti tallo  a bulan (Oktubre-Disiembre 2017)  iti pakabuklan ti inawat  ti tunggal maysa.

Iti pannaki-amad ti Web In-Action,  impakaammo  ni Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen, Municipal Social  Welfare Development Officer ti LGU-Cabugao nga umabot ti 1,648,500.00 iti dagup ti gatad a naited kadagiti  benepisiario.

Nagatendar  iti nasao a pay-out dagiti MSWDO Staff ken dagiti napusgan a Municipal Treasury Personnel ti LGU-Cabugao a timmulong iti nadakamat a pay-out activity. 

Dagitoy nga aksion ken inisiatiba ket paset iti pro-poor program a nagkammayetan nga ipatungpal ti  Ahensia ti DSWD ken ti Gobierno Lokal nga idauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. # (Web In-Action)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur -   Nagun-od ti Cabugao North Central School ti 2nd Place ti Over-all  Winners kadagiti Pakontes  iti naaramid a Cabugao District 23rd Schools Press Conference idi Nobiembre 3-4, 2017 iti Social Hall, Cabugao South Central School, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Dagiti sumaganad ti inabakda:
1st Place, Copyreading, Filipino
1st Place, Headline Writing, Filipino
3rd Place,Photo Journ, English
3rd Place,Collaborative Publishing, English
1st Place,Collaborative Publishing, Filipino
5th Place, Sports writing, Filipino
7th Place, Sports Writing, English
2nd Place, Copyreading, English
2nd Place, Headline Writing, English
2nd Place, Editorial, English
2nd Place, Editorial, Filipino
4th Place, Editorial Cartooning
2nd Place, Feature Writing, English. # (Web In-Action)


Recognizing the importance of traditional and alternative medicines in providing essential health care to Filipinos, Presidential Proclamation No. 698 has declared November as Traditional and Alternative Health Care (TAHC) Month. The proclamation is in support of the Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act of 1997 (Republic Act No. 8423), which recognizes the value of traditional medicine for Filipinos, and has, therefore, integrated it into the national health care delivery system. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naaramid ti Opisial a pannakalukat ti BDO Cabugao Branch idi Nobiembre 3, 2017 a masarakan iti dumna ti National Highway, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Naaramid ti Cutting of Ribbon ket  ginetteng da Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken ni  Mrs. Jerlie Seguban-Cobangbang iti ribbon a nangipalnaad iti panaglukat ti nadakamat a banko.

Naisaruno a naaramid  ti panangbendision ni Rev. Fr. Felix A. Costales, Kura Paroko iti Iglesia Romano Katolika iti pannakalukat  ti  kabarbaro a Pasdek iti imatang dagiti Empleados ken Opisiales ti nadakamat a banko; Opisial ti Ili ken dagiti Bisita.

Nasangaili met da    Pasado Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. ken ni  Mr.  Pablo Tan iti nadakamat a blessing ken cutting of ribbon. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Napasingkedan ti Sisterhood iti nagbaetan ti County of Hawai’i, Estado ti Hawaii, USA ken iti LGU-Cabugao babaen iti ipapan ti Delegasion nga indauluan ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang idiay ballasiw-taaw itay nabiit.

Pormal a nakipinnirma iti Katulagan ni Mayor Josh Edward ken ni County Mayor Harry Kim iti panagbalin a Sisterhood City ti ili a Cabugao kadaytoy nadakamat a siudad a masakupan iti Estado ti Hawaii iti imatang dagiti kameng ti Konseho ti Siudad nga indauluan ni Council Chairwoman Valerie Poindexter kasta metten dagiti Konsehales ti ili a Cabugao a nangbayabay ken ni Mayor Josh Edward.

Pinagyamanan unay ni Mayor Josh Edward dagiti Opisiales ti County of Hawai’i nga idauluan ni Mayor Harry Kim ken iti Estado ti Hawaii iti daytoy a nagun-od a balligi iti agsumbangir. 

Impeksa ti Mayor iti pateg ti batonlagip nga imbati dagiti Sakadas a nagtrabaho iti Hawaii a nakaipuonan iti panagtipon iti puli ken kultura; pannakapabaknang ti kalidad iti biag; pannakaaramid dagiti goodwill mission ken panagsinnukat iti programa  dagiti Ilokano ken Filipino. 

Nabara met iti panangsarabo dagiti Opisiales ken Kameng ti nadumaduma nga Asosasion iti Ilokano ken Filipino iti Delegasion ni Mayor Josh Edward kabayatan iti panagbisitada kadagiti kakailian iti Cabugao nga agindegen iti Estado ti Hawaii. 

Maibilang met iti Delegasion ni Pasado a Mayor Edgardo “Ediboy” S. Cobangbang, Jr. ti ili a Cabugao ken kameng ti Pamiliana.

Sakbayna, naaprobaran ti Resolution No. 57, Series of 2017 babaen iti Sangguniang Bayan ti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur ken  inaprobaran ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti pormal a panagkalikagum ti Munisipalidad ti Cabugao iti  pannakaestablisar ti  Sisterhood ti LGU-Cabugao ken ti County of Hawai’i. # (Web In-Action)

Monday, November 6, 2017


As the lead agency in social protection, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) supports initiatives to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities (CWDs) as it participates in the Conference on the State of Children with Disabilities in the Philippines at the Century Park Hotel on October 26-27.

Organized by the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), an attached agency of DSWD, the two-day conference aims to present and discuss the current situation of CWDs, their issues and concerns and the existing programs and services available for them at the national and local levels, and agree on a common plan to respond to these concerns.

As a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the first binding universal treaty solely dedicated to the protection and promotion of children’s rights, the Philippines has the obligation to come-up with policies and programs for children.

The CRC is also the first instrument that has specific article recognizing and promoting the rights of children with disabilities. The plight of CWDs is further given emphasis by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) wherein the Philippines is a State Party.

Both conventions provide the framework to promote the human rights of CWDs. However, in spite of the continuing efforts of the Philippine Government as a State Party to the conventions, CWDs and their families still face challenges which compromise their human rights.
According to DSWD OIC-Secretary Emmanuel A. Leyco, “Children with disabilities face difficulties and are at a greater risk of  being abused and exploited than their peers without disabilities. They could be deprived of opportunities for growth and development as a result of their impairments and limited access to education and other services. “
“Kailangan ng mga batang may kapansanan ang espesyal na proteksyon at kalinga upang hindi sila maabuso at mapabayaan(CWDs need special protection and care so they will not be abused and neglected.) The government should extend all the assistance to them to thrive and grow-up as productive citizens, “ OIC-Secretary Leyco emphasized.

State of children
The 2013 State of the World’s Children Report published by the United Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that, “Children living in poverty are among the least likely to enjoy the benefits of education and health care, for example, but children who live in poverty and have disabilities are even less likely to attend the local school or clinic.”
Moreover, while there are programs and services available at the national and local levels, there is a need to look at these in a wider perspective vis-a-vis what is actually being experienced by CWDs.

Representatives from other government agencies, such as the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), Department of Health, Department of Education, Supreme Court, Commission on Human Rights, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council; and, partner non-government organizations such as the Philippine Coalition on UN Convention on the Rights of PWDs, Philippine Deaf Resource, and Save the Children will also attend the conference to share inputs on how to uplift the lives of CWDs. # Source -


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti 2-Day Cabugao 23rd Schools Press Conference dagiti pagadalan ti eskuela-elementaria iti Cabugao DepEd District nga addaan ti Tema: “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalisms’ Role in Advancing Inclusive Education” idi Nobiembre 3-4, 2017 a naangay iti Cabugao South Central School Social Hall, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur. 

Iti Day 1, Nobiembre 3, 2017,  naangay ti Opening Program.

Words of Welcome ni Mrs. Estrellita M. Siruno, Principal III ti Cabugao SCS ket dinakamatna ti pateg ti panangpadur-as ti kabaelan nga agsurat nangruna kadagiti ubbing a naganus pay ti isipna. 

Naisaganad ti Presentation of Participants; Speakers ken Trainers iti nasao a Komperensia.

Nangted ti Mensahe ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti pannakipasetna  kadagiti mannursuro ken mannurat. Pinaregtana dagiti participants nga agtultuloyda koma a  mangasa iti kabaelanda nga agsurat ta napateg a mangpasayaat kadakuada  daytoy a talentoda   ken iti pananggun-odda pay kadagiti  balligi  a pakaidaydayawan ti paggapuanda nga eskuela ken iti ilida.

Kalpasan ti nagsaruno nga intermission number, impaay ni Mrs. Julia A. Cayso, Principal I ken District Campus Journalism Coordinator ti Orientation/Guidelines.
Iti Day 2, nagtultuloy iti pannakaiyadal dagiti nagduduma nga aspeto iti panagsuratan babaen kadagiti Speakers ken Facilitators. 

Naaramid ti Closing Program ken pannakabigbig dagiti nagballigi a Contestants a manamnama a makisalip iti umadani a pannakaaramid ti Division Schools Press Conference 2017.
Nagpaay nga Emcee da  Mr. Paul Benedict Yacap, T1, Sisim E/S ken ni Ms. Jennie Savellano, T1, Sagayaden E/S iti Opening Program. # (Web In-Action)


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur -   Nagballigi dagiti Campus Journalists and School Paper Advisers ti  Cabugao South Central School - South Courier, pagiwarnak ti pagadalan  a nanggun-od ti Over-all Champion kadagiti Pakontes  iti naaramid a Cabugao District 23rd Schools Press Conference idi Nobiembre 3-4, 2017 iti Social Hall, Cabugao South Central School, Brgy. Bonifacio, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Dagiti sumaganad ti kategoria a nangabakan sagiti nakisalip ken agraman metten dagiti timmarabay a  Coaches-da:
*Yansie Faith Baclig - 1st place News Writing (English) 
Coach: Ms. Jennifer D. Savellano
*Kirsten Alexia Apo - 1st place Feature Writing (English)
Coach: Ms. Jennifer Savellano
*Ivan Bennedict dela Cruz - 2nd place Science and Health writing (English) 
Coach: Ms. Jennifer Savellano
*Gerard Andrei Saupan - 2nd place Editorial Cartooning (English) 
Coach: Mr. Nathaniel Santella
*Gabriel Azcueta - 3rd place Editorial writing (English)
Coach: Mrs. Katherine Asistin
*Jeric Andrei Sajonia - 3rd place Sports writing (English)
Coach: Mrs. Odette Somera
*Jinzelle Sajonia - 1st place Sports writing (Filipino)
Coach: Mr. Rommel Santella
*Anjoe Sistoza - 4th place Feature writing (Filipino)
Coach: Mr. Rommel Santella
*Arriana Mercado - 4th place Science and Health writing (Filipino)
Coach: Mrs. Richelle Siruno
*Jinzelle Sajonia - 5th place Editorial writing (Filipino) 
Coach: Mrs. Richelle Siruno
*Hechizza Aguilar - 5th place Photojournalism (Filipino)
Coach: Mr. Nathaniel Santella
* Gwyneth Bianca Enero, John Rafael Suniega, Lei Angelo Galamgam, Denhille Brillantes, Illyza Kate dela Cruz, Precious Julia Saupan, Reinhart Josh Siababa - 1st place Radiobroadcasting and Scriptwriting (English) 
* Lindsay Regina Garcia, Ayanna Talania, Jemaimah Sajonia, Shermaine Somera, Kenneth Jay Siababa, Kaye Monique Valido, Patrick Jasper Siababa - 1st place Radiobroadcasting and Scriptwriting (Filipino)
* Christian Dave Suero, Carl Augustine Fernando, Nikka Divine Asistin, Alcyon Ron Soriano, Rochelle Irorita, Rowin Dalire, Frances Cielo Sabugo - 1st place Collaborative and Desktop publishing (English) 
*Deos Somera, Charity Mae dela Cruz, Zylex Collado, Ashley Nicole del Rosario, Althea Naval, Princess Johanne Sajonia, Danielle Monique Semilla - 2nd place Collaborative and Desktop publishing (Filipino).  #  (Web In-Action)