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TOLENTINO VISITS EARTHQUAKE-HIT ABRA

Senator Francis Tolentino visited the quake-hit Province Abra following the Magnitude 7.0 earthquake that jolted vast parts of Northern Luzon recently. Tolentino, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), personally turned over monetary and relief assistance to some 3,000 affected families in the municipalities of Pidigan, Bangued, and Lagangilang. The said […]

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DTI: PRICES OF ABRA BASIC ITEMS REMAIN STABLE

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the supply of basic commodities is now stable in Abra as about 95 percent of business establishments in the province have resumed operation more than a week after the July 27 earthquake. Engr. Francis Pacio, DTI-Abra OIC provincial director said “on the first two days, even the […]

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PAMPANGA SENDS HELP TO EARTHQUAKE-HIT ABRA

The provincial government of Pampanga extended assistance to the victims of the magnitude 7 earthquake in Abra recently. A 29-vehicle convoy that included dump trucks, a wing van, a water tanker, and a mobile kitchen left San Fernando City to bring aid to the affected residents. Personnel of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management […]

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RESTORE QUAKE-DAMAGED ABRA HERITAGE SITES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara called for the inspection and restoration of the heritage sites damaged by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake to ensure their preservation. At least five persons were killed and over 100 more were injured as a result of the earthquake that originated in Abra recently. Apart from the human casualties, the quake also damaged […]

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MMDA DEPLOYS CLEARING TEAM TO QUAKE-HIT ABRA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) deployed a 39-man contingent team in Abra following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the province. MMDA Officer-in-Charge Baltazar Melgar said the contingent, composed of personnel from the agency’s Road Emergency Group (REG), Metro Parkways Clearing Group (MPCG), and Public Safety Division, would assist in road clearing in affected […]

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DA SENDS FOOD TRUCKS TO QUAKE-HIT AREAS

The Department of Agriculture in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) has mobilized two units of KADIWA trucks loaded with 3 metric tons (MT) of assorted highland vegetables, dried fish, and other basic food items to the municipalities of San Quintin, Pidigan, Bangued, Tayum, Dolores, Lagangilang, and Bucay in the province of Abra, that was shaken […]

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DPWH SENDS TEAMS TO ASSESS QUAKE-HIT AREAS

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has deployed quick response teams to inspect the safety of national roads and bridges, as well as other public infrastructure, following a strong earthquake with the epicenter in Abra Province. DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan instructed the DPWH Regional and District Engineering Offices (DEO) in most of Luzon to […]

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AGRI-TOURISM PROJECT BEGINS IN ABRA – DAR

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar and Abra Governor Maria Jocelyn Bernos recently led the groundbreaking ceremony for an agri-tourism site in Tayum which will double as a training area for farmers. Bernos said the project site is a 34.293-hectare lot situated in Barangay Gaddani. “Having this spacious area in Tayum, why not utilize […]

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ABRA WEAVING COMMUNITY TO BENEFIT FROM COMPLETED BULBULALA FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT – VILLAR

A new flood control structure aimed to protect residents and local weavers from an overflow of the Abra River during the rainy season has been completed in La Paz, Abra by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced that the Bulbulala Flood Control Project is now ready to function as […]

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REHAB OF DILAPIDATED ABRA POWER DIDTRIBUTION SYSTEM UNDERWAY –NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has created another task force to improve the electricity service reliability to consumers in the Province of Abra.  NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong mobilized Task Force Kapatiran, specifically mandated with the rehabilitation of the dilapidated power distribution system of the Abra Electric Cooperative (ABRECO) to help avert outages.  The task force […]