PSMEDC keeps an eye on SME development

  The Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Development Council (PSMEDC) chaired by Gov. Joy Bernos focused on the improvement of the priority industries in Abra such as bamboo, coffee, cacao, processed fruits and nuts, wearables, and homestyle products during their quarterly meeting at the Negosyo Center Conference Room, DTI-Abra, Bangued on March 28, 2019. The… Read more »

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PHO and RHUs join forces to combat Tuberculosis in the province

  According to Provincial National Tuberculosis Program Coordinator Virginia Lalin, there are already four drug resistant cases of tuberculosis in the province for the first quarter of 2019. For 2018, the three retreatment cases were from Bangued, Lagayan, and Pidigan while the 2019 cases are from Manabo, Lacub, La Paz, and Tayum. Tuberculosis is an… Read more »

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PGA, LGUs support DOLE-SPES 2019

  The Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Abra supports the implementation of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2019. Lagangilang, Luba, Malibcong, Dolores, Bangued, Sallapadan, San Juan, and Abra Mountain Development Educational Center in Bucloc were co-implementers of SPES… Read more »

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PGA, PESO-Abra provide assistance to job seekers

  The Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos through the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) encourages new graduates to apply for the 650 job vacancies submitted at the office. PESO-Abra Officer Constancia Trongco said they are continuously accepting job applications to cater to the job vacancies from national government agencies and private… Read more »

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7 rebel returnees get financial assistance to start new lives

Seven former rebels from Dolores, Lacub, Tubo, and Sallapadan surrendered and availed the benefits of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). Each rebel returnee received checks ranging from P15,000 to P480,000 which totals to P1,035,000 as immediate and livelihood assistance. Governor Joy V. Bernos and 702nd Brigade Commander Henry A. Robinson Jr. handed over… Read more »

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“There were no election-related violence in Abra since the election period started” – PNP Abra

  The Abra Police Provincial Office (Abra-PPO) presented the peace and order situation in Abra during the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) joint meeting headed by Governor Joy Bernos, PPOC chairperson on March 29, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol. Abra-PPO report stated that the political atmosphere in Abra… Read more »

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BFP-Abra: Fire safety is everybody’s duty

  As the Fire Prevention Month concluded on March 31, 2019, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-Abra) headed by Provincial Fire Marshal Alex Testado advised Abreños to continuously observe fire safety in their daily lives. Testado said that fire prevention is everybody’s job and everyone’s duty. With this year’s theme “Ligtas na Pilipinas Ating Kamtin,… Read more »

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ASIST ROTC Cadet Jovelyn Sambo is Philippine Army’s Female ROTC Cadet of the Year 2018

  Cadet 1Lt Jovelyn Sambo of the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology (ASIST) is the Philippine Army’s Female Reserve Officers Training Corps Cadet of the Year 2018 on March 21, 2019, during the 122nd Philippine Army Founding Anniversary Celebration at Headquarters Philippine Army, Fort Andres Bonifacio. Sambo is one of the fifteen awardees… Read more »

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PhilHealth-Abra copes with online processing of claims

  PhilHealth-Abra Office paid P30 million Philhealth claims to PhilHealth accredited hospitals in Abra. However there are still 2,000 claims under process for the year 2018. Local Health Insurance Officer Leonora A. Sobrevilla said the cause of delay for PhilHealth claims in 2018 is due to system failure on electronic transmissions. Coping with online processing,… Read more »

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Provincial Agriculturist assures technical assistance for farmers this dry season

  This dry season, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) headed by Dr. Expedito Villaruz assured technical assistance for farmers this dry season.   Villaruz said that the Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist have already anticipated the dry season by distributing water pumps… Read more »

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