Women of PNP “enforce” beauty and strength

​Abra Provincial Police Office (PPO) showcased the beauty, resilience, and strength of the policewomen during the “Search for Ms. Ganda Pulis 2019”. The search was held on February 13, 2019, at Camp Juan Villamor, Calaba, Bangued. PO1 Cess Talla of Licuan-Baay Municipal Police Station (MPS) won the crown edging out six candidates from MPS of… Read more »

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PGA and SDO-Abra aims to maintain or even surpass 2018 CARAA rank

Earlier today, (February 13, 2019) the Schools Division of Abra officials (SDO) spoke before the media and journalists in the province at the Balitaktakan sa DepEd. The SDO first gave updates on the early registration of students in the province. According to Planning Officer Meldie Damian, there are already 5,445 students registered in the province… Read more »

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TRAIN law affects BIR-Abra 2018 tax collection

Abra Revenue District Office (RDO) collected a total of P355,779,730.46 for the year 2018. There is a 27% decrease on tax collection compared to 2017 when P489,074,246.56 was collected. Abra Revenue District Officer Frumencio Belisario said the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law affected their tax collection performance due to higher tax exemption… Read more »

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Abra, moving forward to SWM 10-year plan approval

There are 21 out of 27 local government units (LGUs) that have the 10-year Solid Waste Management (SWM) plan approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This waste-management program is pursuant to Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. DENR-Provincial Ecology Management Officer Joyce Mangsat said the… Read more »

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LGUs and OPVet partnered for massive dog vaccinations

The Municipal Agriculture Offices from the different Local Government Units partnered with the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPVet) to conduct massive dog vaccinations in the province. The massive vaccination is being conducted yearly by the Municipal Agriculture Office even during non-rabies awareness month to prevent the spread of rabies. The vaccination was conducted house… Read more »

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Villaviciosa strives for zero waste through MRF

The Local Government of Villaviciosa headed by Mayor Jose Lagen, Jr. is able to recycle waste glass bottles and plastics with the portable bottle crusher and shredder machine as part of their Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Jaja Biscarra, solid waste management focal person, said they can make hollow blocks out of the crushed bottles and… Read more »

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Abra Dental Chapter target students as participants on dental and oral health awareness lectures

The Abra Dental Chapter (ADC) in coordination with the Provincial Government of Abra conducted its first lecture on Oral Health Awareness at the Abra Valley Colleges on February 11, 2019. Among the topics discussed were the importance of fluoride, of correct brushing strokes, dental filling (pasta), dental extraction, braces installation, and illegal practitioners. Over 100… Read more »

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Less Fortunate Individuals can now finish Education for free through TESDA’s UAQTEA

On June 2018, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA) was offered in Abra catering to 17 years old and above belonging to the Indigenous Peoples community, rehabilitated drug dependents, people in the construction industry, repatriated overseas Filipino workers, and others. The Provincial Training Center-Abra offers driving NC… Read more »

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Fr. Cabunot: The youth are loved, gifted, and empowered

Fr. Elmar Cabunot, biblical director of the Diocese of Bangued emphasized that the youth are loved, gifted, empowered, and they are called to share the good news of God’s love during the celebration of the 38th Hearts on Fire Abra Gospel Festival last February 9, 2019, at the Divine Word College of Bangued gymnasium. For… Read more »

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Centennial basketball league of Villaviciosa opens

Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members and basketball players gathered at the municipal covered court of Villaviciosa on February 9, 2019, as Mayor Jose Lagen, Jr. opens the Centennial Basketball League. Mayor Lagen said the SK will learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and respect for authority and rules through this basketball league. It is an… Read more »

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