Junior Master Chef highlights Abreños skills and talents

In celebration of the Abrenian Kawayan Festival 2019, 13 talented kids ages 7 to 10 competed for the Junior Master Chef title on March 6, 2019. The participants were given one hour and thirty minutes to prepare their dish using locally grown vegetables provided by the committee. Owners of famous restaurants and catering services–Yapaz Cahola,… Read more »

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PGA, DOST, DA, and BFAR allocate farm inputs to farmers

Gov. Joy Bernos and the Department of Sciences and Technology Provincial Director Menandro B. Buenafe awarded DOST-grant livelihood project to the La Paz Women Association during the farmers and fisherfolks’ forum as part of the Farmers’ Day in celebration of the #AbrenianKawayanFestival2019. The recipient received a dehydrator and food processing equipment amounting to P205,000. The… Read more »

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Kayak, ATV Ride, new outdoor adventures at the Kawayan Fest 2019

For the first time, the Provincial Government of Abra under the leadership of Governor Maria Jocelyn Valera Bernos featured the beauty of the Abra River through outdoor challenges like Kayaking and ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Ride as part of the Abrenian Kawayan Festival 2019 celebration. Rover Expeditions Team Leader Paul Ong Suan, the team in charge… Read more »

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Penelope De Ausen presented DAR’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and its three major programs

OIC Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Penelope De Ausen presented some of the Department of Agrarian Reform’s (DAR) programs and services during the first-Monday flag raising ceremony at the Capitol Grounds.   De Ausen explained the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program where the lead implementing agency is DAR. Its three major programs are land tenure services, agrarian… Read more »

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DOH-Abra zeroes in on vaccination of pets to avoid rabies

There are three confirmed cases of rabies in Abra from 1,625 animal bite cases recorded in 2018.   This was presented during the consultation meeting on infectious diseases conducted by DOH-Abra on February 28, 2019, at Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management  Conference Room, Calaba, Bangued. Health personnel from different municipalities participated to improve the accomplishment… Read more »

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DOH-CAR in collaboration with Provincial Health Office increased awareness on HIV-AIDS

Darwin Baboon, HIV counselor from DOH-CAR presented the HIV situation in Abra and Cordillera during the provincial consultative meeting on infectious diseases on February 28, 2019, participated by health personnel, nurses and doctors from different municipalities. There are recorded 56 HIV cases in Abra out of 474 cases entire Cordillera from 1984-2019. He said most… Read more »

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LGUs are improving through the CMCI

DTI-CAR encouraged the local government units of Abra to continually improve their competitiveness through the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI) workshop on February 27-28, 2019, at DTI Office, Bangued. DTI-CAR CMCI point person Andrea Tactay, helped the LGUs in data recording and gathering for the CMCI survey to improve their ranking. She urged the… Read more »

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Abra Dental Chapter campaigns vs. illegal practitioners

Today (February 27, 2019), the Abra Dental Chapter (ADC) lectured students from the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) Bangued Campus on oral health awareness. This is the last batch of students visited by the campaign. The students were taught proper brushing, dental procedures, braces installation, and the campaign against illegal practitioners of… Read more »

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Improving life with bamboo

Carlo T. Balneg of Bumagcat, Tayum, has been producing quality bamboo-based products since 2004. His business, Carlo’s Bamboocrafts, Furniture and Furnishings (CBFF) has sold P72,000 worth of bamboo products in the Kannawidan Trade Fair in Vigan City on January 28-February 10, 2019. Balneg said they are producing 35 reclining chairs and 300 placemats weekly. These… Read more »

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