GOVERNOR JOCELYN BERNOS
She was elected as the Provincial Governor of the Province of Abra in May 2016. She continued her programs and projects with utmost sincerity under the banner “Asenso Abrenio” and JOY “H.E.L.P.S” to reach out to her constituents wherever and whenever they need her comfort and assistance as the true mother of the province.
As Abra works for a peaceful community, the Provincial Peace and Order Council headed by Governor Joy Bernos created the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) during the Joint Provincial Development Council (PDC) and PPOC at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall on September 24, 2019. The Task Force is chaired by… Read more »READ MORE
The PGA through the Provincial Veterinary Office (OPVet) has tightened its food safety measures to ensure the health of the public and livestock in Abra. Transportation of live animals and meat products to the province are PROHIBITED without pertinent document imposed by OPVet such as Veterinary Health Certificate and Shipping Permit among others. Quarantine checkpoints… Read more »READ MORE
The finest Abra products were showcased during the National Trade Fair on August 22-25, 2019, at Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. The nine exhibitors–Quiday, Neila Ardaniel, Librado Donato, Glenda Castillanes, Ma. Zita Benabese, Natividad Balbin, Esperanza Barcena, Carlo Balneg, and Ruby Guzman–raked in P1.6 million of total sales from their loom weaving, bamboo craft,… Read more »READ MORE
Vice Gov. Ronald Balao-as and SP members welcomed the OISCA Shizouka group from Japan headed by Director Hayakawa Tsuyoshi on August 23, 2019, at the Governor’s Gallery, Provincial Capitol. Every year, the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) group from Japan visits the province to have a field exposure and community engagement. They… Read more »READ MORE
The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Abra is working toward a drug-free province with their participation in the SK National Convention on Drug Abuse Prevention Education at the Anchor Hotel, General Santos City on August 15-17, 2019. The convention aligns the commitments of the Dangerous Drugs Board, Department of Interior and Local Government, and National Youth… Read more »READ MORE
To ensure the safety of Abreños during habagat, Governor Joy Bernos convened the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) for an emergency meeting on August 14, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol Governor’s Gallery. During the meeting, the body agreed on the suspension of all tourism activities in Abra to avoid any hazard brought… Read more »READ MORE
Governor Maria Jocelyn V. Bernos provides financial assistance yearly to the 265 Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) in Abra. The beneficiaries are from Bangued (70), Boliney (8), Bucloc (6), Daguioman (4), Lacub (5), Lagangilang (26), Lagayan (12), La Paz (20), Licuan-Baay (4), Luba (9), Manabo (10), Sallapadan (10), San Isidro (9), San Juan (20), Tayum (22),… Read more »READ MORE
Department of Health-Abra (DOH-Abra) is ready 24/7 to help Abreños in times of disasters, outbreaks, and emergencies through the Quick Response Team (QRT). The team provides easy access to health services and basic life support. Felix Damian of DOH-Abra said that the ten-member Quick Response Team is composed of development management officers, human resources for… Read more »READ MORE
Abra is a landlocked province on the Western side of the massive Cordillera in the Northern Luzon.
Its a deep valleys and sloping hills are enclosed by the rugged mountaines, except in the Western portion where the Abra River flows towards the coastal plains of Ilocos Sur.