February 6, 2023

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Cordillera recognized its partners from all over the region who contributed to the agency’s response operations to address the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

Those recognized from Abra are the Abra Provincial Police Office; 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company; 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company; 144th Special Action Company; 24th Infantry (Wildcat) Battalion-Philippine Army; Regional Mobile Force Battalion-1504th Maneuver Company; Department of Public Works and Highways-Abra; Philippine Red Cross-Abra; Aqualine Water Refilling Station; and HSAB Batch ’92.

Recognized from Apayao are the Provincial Government of Apayao; Luna Municipal Police Station; Apayao Provincial Police Office; Department of the Interior and Local Government-Apayao; and 1405 Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (Reservist).

Awardees from Baguio City and Benguet Province are the Baguio City Health Office; Department of Health- Cordillera; Baguio City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office; DILG-CAR; Tactical Operations Group 1, PAF; DPWH-Benguet District 1 and 2; Philippine Military Academy-DRTG; DPWH- Baguio City District Engineering Office; DPWH-CAR; BSC/PGO/BPDRRMO/Benguet LGU; Arescom; 21st AFGR; Police Regional Office-Cordillera; Philippine National Police RMFB15; Local Government of Baguio City; BSC/PGO BPDRRMO-Benguet; Provincial Government of Benguet; Atok LGU; Igorot Riders Club; Philippine Guardian Brotherhood, Inc. Baguio City Chapter; Abong Foundation: Zigzag Base; Organization of Solo Parents of La Trinidad Benguet; Maria Elena’s Catering Services; Chowking Burnham; Greenwich Abanao through Roland Pablo; Jodaizy’s Food Products and Catering; Greenwich Session Road; Good Shepherd; You First Medical Trading; Health 101; Green Pepper Dos; Bayanihan Cordillera; SFIC Little Sunflower Convent; Good Shepherd; 5B Restaurant; Epiphany Episcopal Church; Greenwich Baguio City; Almari FDN through Marieel Odicta and Alma Buyacao; Fernando Rosa Bautista Foundation; Baguio Feast; Iyaman Transport; Jollibee Session-Assumption Road; Health 100; Jollibee La Trinidad, Benguet; Botsoy and Botsie; Rotary Club of SLU Medicine; University of the Philippines Baguio; Rotaract Club of UP Baguio; Chowking Baguio City; Good Taste Legarda; Diocese of Baguio Social Action; Tita Mel’s Restaurant; Benguet Farmers; Rush Action Movement; and SLU School of Medicine Batch 2020.

The following from Ifugao were recognized: DPWH District Engineering Office 1; Ifugao Police Provincial Office; Armed Forces of the Philippines 54th Infantry Brigade; and Ifugao Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.

From Kalinga, recognized are the Cordillera Youth Brigade/Pag-asa Youth Association; Forward Support Medical Platoon, Service Support Battalion; 1405 Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (Reservist); and Kalinga Provincial Police Office.

The following from Mountain Province have also been recognized: 54th Infantry Battalion, 5th Infantry Division (Bravo Company); Mountain Province Provincial Police Office; Mountain Province Provincial Mobile Force Company; DPWH Mountain Province 1st District Engineering Office; 403 Community Defense Center, 14 RCDG Arescom; and Provincial Government of Mountain Province.

“We have faced a lot of challenges for the past six months. But we are still here continuously providing the needs of our communities that have been greatly affected by the pandemic. The DSWD could have not done this alone, thus we are paying our tribute to our partners. We will never have enough words to express our gratitude to each of our partners,” DSWD Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said.

DSWD Sec. Joselito Rolando Bautista, who handed the awards, recognized the persistent observance of bayanihan in the Cordillera.

“Kayo ang nagpapatunay na walang sakuna o sakit ang maaaring pumigil sa atin upang magbahagi ng ating sarili para sa kapakanan ng iba,” Bautista said. – Nerizza Faye Villanueva-Trinidad