2 Cordillera HEIs top in board exam for nurses

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) - - Two higher educational  institutions in the Cordillera region once again proved the schools in the highlands are among the best in the country.


Educator from Abra is among Top 50 finalists in Global Teacher Prize

TAYUM, Abra, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- Francis Jim Tuscano, an educator from Abra,   has made it to the top 50 finalists of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize (GTP), an award conferred to an exceptional teacher throughout the whole world for his or her incomparable efforts and contribution to the teaching profession.


Kalinga LGU allots P17.6M for sponsored Philhealth members

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Jan. 6 (PIA) - - The provincial government sustains its allotment of P17.6 million in its provincial budget to pay the Philhealth contribution of 7,300 sponsored members.


Police reports generally peaceful Cordillera during the holiday season

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 4(PIA) -- The Police Regional Office – Cordillera reported that the holiday season in the Cordillera region has been generally peaceful.


Gold-copper processing plant eyed in Itogon

Small scale miners in the Benguet may soon find a way of extracting gold without using mercury or cyanide.


Mine company to provide 1M for livelihood project in Ampucao, Itogon

ITOGON, Benguet, Jan. 6 (PIA) – The Philex Mining Corporation will provide P1 million in seed capital for a hog-raising project using a state-of-the-art technology to its host community.


CAR eyeing 100% drug free by year end

At least 37 barangays in the region are still subject for anti-illegal drug clearing operations as Cordillera is eyeing a 100 percent drug free Cordillera before 2017 ends.


Council gangs up on cops

Members of the City Council is set to file two proposed resolutions following the untimely transfer of traffic officer SPO3 Aberto Tadeo in Apayao.


Ifugao culture bearers commit to promote IP education

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Dec. 24(PIA) - - Culture bearers and state workers signed a manifesto to promote the rich culture through indigenous knowledge during the Indigenous Peoples Education (IPED) Congress here recently.


DSWD trains individuals from poor families in Benguet for livelihood opportunities

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP),  in collaboration with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and BVS Colleges,  conducted series of skills training to 85 individuals coming from poor families in Benguet.


Abreñeans share resources to less-privileged provincemates

BANGUED, Abra, Dec. 29 (PIA) – The adage  that  ‘no one is too poor that one cannot share anything, and even the rich are just as happy to receive a present’ is truly applicable as we celebrate Christmas.


P32M PAMANA road project in Kalinga starts

PINUKPUK, Kalinga, Dec. 23(PIA) - - The P32 million concreting of the Allaguia-Asibanglan road, a Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) project in this town, is set to start following its ground breaking.


TESDA Kalinga gets P4.6M for free training of 643 students

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 28 (PIA) - - The Provincial Training Center (PTC) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here received P4.6 million for the free training of 643 students under the Training for Work Scholarship Program or TWSP.


DOLE provides P1.9M to Abra organizations for livelihood projects

BANGUED, Abra, Dec. 1(PIA) -- Believing in the aspirations of the Filipino people and in their capacity to uplift their living conditions given the opportunity and capital support, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) continues its efforts and commitment to reach out to the rural folks.


Baguio Latest News

Baguio City hosts Northern Building Expo on Jan. 12-14

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- The fourth edition of the Northern Building Expo, the largest gathering of construction suppliers north of Manila , is set to gather more than 3000 participants from all over the country on January 12 to 14 at the Baguio Convention Center here.


DOH-CAR reiterates call to avoid firecrackers during New Year revelry

BAGUIO CITY, Dec 29 (PIA) -- The Department of Health – Cordillera encourages   the public anew to have a safe celebration of the New Year and to avoid injuries due to fireworks and firecrackers.


CRDRRMC advises public to be wary of enhanced ‘Amihan’

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 28 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) reminds the public to be wary of possible hazards that the enhanced Northeast monsoon or ‘amihan’ may bring.


Zonta Pledge runners support anti-cancer procedure for women

BAGUIO CITY, Jan.  13 (PIA) -- The freezing temperature did not stop running enthusiasts to support the first advocacy fun run for the year for women’s cause.


Reigning Miss Universe, candidates to visit Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 6(PIA) -- Reigning Miss Universe  Pia Wurtzbach together with some 32   candidates from around the world   are set to arrive on January 18 for an overnight stay in this summer capital  as part of the itinerary of this year’s  Miss Universe pageant to be held in the country .


Kalinga Latest News

Tabuk City lupong tagapamayapa wins 2nd runner up in national award

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Nov. 21 (PIA) – The lupong tagapamayapa of the city’s Barangay Dagupan Centro won anew second runner-up- Component City Category in the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Award (LTIA) given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).


2,834 Tabuk elderly receive social pension

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan. 4(PIA) - - Some 2,834 elderly of the city had a joyous Christmas with the timely release of their 2016 last quarter socialized pension by the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) last December. 


DENR pushes bamboo production in Kalinga

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, Jan.  13 (PIA) - -The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging people in the province to venture into bamboo production.


DOLE urges employers, employees to improve productivity

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment- Cordillera OIC Regional Director Exequiel Ronnie Guzman urged both the employer and employee sectors to work on productivity improvement to gain industrial peace.


Kalinga officials support creation of regional prosecution office in CAR

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Nov. 29 (PIA) - - The officialdom of this province supports the creation of a Regional Prosecution Office in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) earlier requested by the province of Benguet to President Rodrigo Duterte.


Ifugao Latest News

DTI turns over SSF facility to “Tinawon” rice producers group

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Oct. 25 (PIA) - - A cooperative producing “Tinawon” rice in the province received a rice dryer equipment from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Shared Service Facility(SSF) project.


Civilians turn-over 5 unlicensed firearms to government forces

ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao, Jan. 12(PIA) - - Five unlicensed firearms were voluntarily surrendered to government forces  here by some residents of Brgy Bantay, Paracelis, Mountain Province recently.


Ifugao town is drug- free through community support

HUNGDUAN, Ifugao, Nov. 28 (PIA) - - All nine barangays of this municipality are drug-free with the help of the community people and local officials.


Ifugao provincial government accepts new scholars

LAGAWE, Ifugao, Jan. 12 (PIA) - - With education as one of its main thrusts of governance, the povincial local government  unit (PLGU) has provided anew scholarship grants  to about 748 students.


54th IB commander calls for community support

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Dec. 22 (PIA) - - A military officer enjoined every “Immipuggo” (Ifugao) to support the Philippine Army in the fulfillment of its mandate.


Mt. Province Latest News

DOLE’s TUPAD benefits 1,077 individuals in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 11 (PIA) -- A total of 1,077 individuals in the province are beneficiaries of the TulongPanghanapbuhay Para sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers


Provincial Blood Coordinating Council reorganized

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 10(PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr.  recently issued Executive Order No. 30, S. 2016 reorganizing the membership of the Provincial


DTI – Mt. Province to hold craft expo this December

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Nov. 25(PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provincial office announces the conduct of the 28th Provincial Craft Exposition   on December 13-19 at the provincial plaza here.


Tadian LGU institutionalizes health and wellness program for employees

TADIAN, Mountain Province, Nov. 24 (PIA) – Local officials here recently passed an ordinance institutionalizing the annual health and wellness program for all officials, employees and other workers of the municipal government including its 19 barangays.


Daily Reading

All pressed upon Jesus to touch him

Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also from Judea  and Jerusalem and Idumea and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him.


"Is it lawful... to save life or to kill?"

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. And they watched him, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him.


"The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath"

One Sabbath he was going through the grain fields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 


"Fasting or feasting?"

Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?"


"Behold the Lamb of God!"

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!


"Many sinners were sitting with Jesus"

He went out again beside the sea; and all the crowd gathered about him, and he taught them.  And as he passed on, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him.


"We never saw anything like this!"

And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was preaching the word to them.