Abra, the first province to establish Balay Silangan in Northern Luzon

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-Abra in partnership with local government units have established two reformation centers called Balay Silangan – in Bucay and in Tayum. Balay Silangan is a reformation program that helps individuals stop substance or drug abuse.  Bucay started its operation in December 2018 and already had 19 graduates in January 30,… Read more »

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PAC, Gov. Bernos monitor the development of 4Ps beneficiaries

The Provincial Advisory Council headed by Gov. Joy Bernos reviewed the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Abra during their quarterly meeting on May 28, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall. Members of the council from different agencies like Department of Education (DepEd),… Read more »

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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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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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7 former rebels given new lives through E-CLIP

December 5, 2018 – Gov. Joy Bernos with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Abra Provincial Director Millicent Cariño, 24IB Battalion Commander Jearie Boy Faminial, Abra PPO Provincial Director Wilson D. Soliba, and Sallapadan Mayor Nenita Cardenas handed over cash assistance, livelihood assistance, immediate assistance, and firearms remuneration to seven former rebels at the… Read more »

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19 drug surrenderees complete the Balay Silangan Reformation Program

Mayor Bernadette Baroña congratulated the 19 drug surrenderee graduates of Balay Silangan Reformation Program on November 27, 2018, at the Evacuation Center Borokibok Spring Resort, Bucay. The graduates also received skills training certificates for haircutting and body massage from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). During the event, a graduate sharing Bruce Lee’s quote,… Read more »

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NCIP and TESDA’s joint project produced 40 future bakers

Today (October 12, 2018), 40 Indigenous People enrolled in the Bread and Pastry Production NC II of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) joint project graduated at the Data Center College of the Philippines. There were 19 IP’s enrolled for the first batch who were trained… Read more »

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