Abra steps up peace efforts: Rebel returnees, IPs get skills training from TESDA

Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and Rebel Returnees (RR) are the beneficiaries of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (TESDA) training on Technical and Vocational Education and Training in partnership with PGA, government agencies, and Mt. Carmel Training Center. The government program aims to reduce poverty and provide livelihood to RR and IPs. 52 beneficiaries from Tubo,… Read more »

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PDRRMC on the lookout for the safety of Abreños

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 »

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Supo Dengue Awareness Day launched in Tubo

The Municipal Health Office of Tubo launched the Supo Dengue Awareness Day on July 30, 2019, to intensify the awareness on dengue prevention and control in the community. Tubo Municipal Health Officer Jordan Dungga-as urged the sustainability of the 4S strategy of the Department of Health to combat dengue. 4S includes Search and destroy the… Read more »

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DA promotes good agricultural practices for Abreños

Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) Research Specialist Benita U. Bilgera facilitates the Package of Technology (POT) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) on Onion and Garlic Production Training to 36 farmers and LGU representatives from the different municipalities of Abra on July 18, 2019, at the Provincial Capitol.  “This training is necessary for farmers so… Read more »

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PHO urges mayors to support the anti-dengue campaign

Provincial Health Officer Maria Cristina V. Cabrera calls on the mayors to enforce dengue prevention and control during the consultative meeting on dengue at the Provincial Capitol on July 8, 2019. She said there is an increasing number of dengue cases in the province and mayors should intensify anti-dengue measures to prevent an outbreak in… Read more »

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DTI-Abra goes to barangays to develop more entrepreneurs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Abra has conducted orientations of the Negosyo, Serbisyo sa Barangay (NSB) program in Maguyepyep, Sallapadan; Luzong and Poblacion Luba; Poblacion, Boliney; Tui, Daguioman; Lamao, Bucloc; and Mayabo, Tubo from June 4 to 17, 2019. NSB brings DTI and other agencies’ services closer to the barangay level to stimulate business… Read more »

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More LGUs, agencies support bloodletting activities in the province

The Provincial Health Office and Philippine Red Cross-Abra Chapter conducted a bloodletting activity at the Abra Electric Cooperative on May 21, 20019, to ensure its supply especially during emergencies. Donors underwent recruitment sessions to prepare and teach the importance of donating blood–which is saving lives! Provincial Blood Program coordinator Lilibeth Martin said bloodletting activities were… 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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Newly constructed Fire Station of Sallapadan formally opened

The newly constructed fire station of the municipality of Sallapadan was formally opened by Mayor Nenita Cardenas with Gov. Joy Bernos, Municipal Fire Marshall Marlou Domingo, Provincial Fire Marshal Alex Testado, Regional Director Ma. Sofia Mendoza, and Fire Director Leonard Bañago on March 20, 2019.   According to Provincial Fire Marshal Alex Testado, it was… Read more »

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BFAR-Abra continues to distribute fingerlings for fisherfolks

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) continues to distribute fingerlings for fisherfolks in the province. AquaTech I Ma. Rhoda Fe Andres said they have already distributed 66,000 tilapia fingerlings and 300 bags of feeds to the 56 fisherfolks in the province under the Pond Culture Techno Demo Project and Input Assistance. The distribution… Read more »

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