EMPOWERING towards INCLUSIVE CHANGE

EMPOWER, the 30-month EU (European Union) funded disaster risk reduction project that was implemented in partnership with Humanity and Inclusion in Itogon, Benguet, and Pinukpuk, Kalinga held its Lessons Learned Workshop in Tabuk, Kalinga last June 17, 2022. The community and LGU champions and stakeholders all gathered at the Grand Zion Hotel to share their […]

Project TOGETHER Launch

Last 09 June 2022, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) finally launched a 6-year multi-sectoral project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) called TOGETHER or Uniting Towards Gender Equality for the Enjoyment of Women and Girls’ Total Health and Rights.  Project TOGETHER aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable […]

Organizing the Youth of Itogon to Participate in Local Governing Bodies

DILG defines a Federation as an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller, more localized entities such as organizations. A federation can be composed of people’s organizations which are grassroots organizations that advance the economic and social well-being of their members and address concerns relating to a particular sector. The EMPOWER project strongly […]

ADRA Receives Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2022

ADRA PROTECT Project, represented by Project Manager Maria Theresa B. Britanico & BCC Officer Kathleen Tipono, recieved an award from Commission on Population and Development in behalf of ADRA Philippines, in the 2022 Kaunlarang Pantao Award last April 28, 2022. This award aims to recognize the efforts and initiatives of the Local Government Units (LGUs), CSOs […]

Lakbay Aral (Cross-Learning Visit) for Itogon and Pinukpuk LGUs and CSOs

Itogon & Pinukpuk LGUs and CSOs held Lakbay-Aral (cross-learning visit) to Bontoc, Mt. Province to learn from their DRRM-CCAM best practices. As part of the EMPOWER project, LGUs and CSOs of Itogon, Benguet & Pinukpuk, Kalinga traveled for a Cross Learning Visit to Bontoc, Mt. Province, on March 31 to April 1, 2022. They were […]

Municipal-wide Simulation Exercise on rain-induced landslides held in Itogon, Benguet

A Municipal-wide simulation exercise on rain-induced landslides was conducted in Itogon, Benguet, on February 24, 2022. The activity simulated a rain-induced landslide scenario in Barangays Loacan and Poblacion and road accidents in Barangays Poblacion and Tuding. The simulation tested various DRRM areas, including (a) coordination among the MLGU, BLGUs, CSOs, and other agencies and volunteer […]

Itogon Conducts Operational Exercises

Itogon conducts operational exercises on a rain-induced landslide to test the readiness and response capacities of local DRRMCS to face future disasters.

His Excellency European Union Ambassador Luc’ Veron Visits Itogon

The European Union (EU) delegation, led by the Ambassador His Excellency Luc Veron, visited the EMPOWER project area in Itogon, Benguet, last October 22, 2021. The people of Itogon, headed by the Municipal Mayor Hon. Atty. Victorio Palangdan warmly welcomed the delegation. Both heads delivered their message of gratitude to each other for the support […]

Empower Project Enhances BDRRM Plans

The Empower Project held a workshop to enhance the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Plans for Brgys Poblacion and Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet last September 21-23, 2021 at the covered court. This was attended by the LGU and CSO representatives and facilitated by MDRRMO of Itogon, Engineer Cyril  Batcagan. The Empower Project is an 2-year EU funded […]

Training on Inclusive Disaster and Climate Risk Governance held at Tuding, Itogon

  Members of the BDRRMCs of Barangays Dalupirip, Tinongdan, and Ucab participate in the three-day Training on Inclusive Disaster and Climate Risk Governance held at the Itogon Training Center Tuding, Itogon. The training is the first of the three clusters of the rollout for the barangay DRRM committees of the nine barangays of Itogon.  Through […]