Dolores Gives Awards to First 3 Babies

Less than a month after the inauguration of its new building, the Rural Health Unit, headed by the Municipal Health Officer Dr. Michael-Vince Castelo, have successfully attended to the deliveries of a More »

BUHAY, NDA, LGU-Dolores launches Milk Feeding Program

This was the first time the Buhay Party List set foot in Abra. Together with the National Dairy Authority, the party list payed a visit to Dolores to officially launch a 6 More »

Bottom-Up Budgeting gives Decision Making to the People

You should be seeing and hearing more of Bottom-Up Budgeting this 2013. A new approach to attaining the millennium development goal of reducing poverty from 26.5% in 2009 to 16.6 in 2015 More »

New RHU Building Inaugurated

Dr. Michael Vince Castelo, the Municipal Health Officer, was teary eyed as he delivered his speech. Not only was he celebrating his birthday (January 15), his biggest accomplishment was about to be More »

DOH dispatches 12 Nurses to Dolores for RNHeals Batch 4

With most of the previous batch of RNHeals about to reach the end of their contract next month, the Department of Health deployed another 12 nurses to Dolores for the 4th batch More »


Job Alert – National Statistics Office

National Statistics Statistics Office is looking for Service Contractors for the 2012 Census of Agriculture and Fisheries (2012 CAF)

Available Positions: 12 (for Dolores)

Salary: 280 per day


1. Preferably College Graduate, or at completed at least second year college where there are no college graduate
2. Must not be more than 45 years old
3. With legible handwriting (preferably in printed capital letters)
4. Able to speak the local dialect
5. Physically fit for field work (if female, must not be pregnant)
6. With good moral character
7. With pleasing personality and ability to deal with the public tactfully.
8. Preferably resident of the barangay/EA/Municipality
9. Willing to be assigned in any barangay/EA within the province
when needed.
10. Willing to work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and beyond 5:00 pm, if necessary.
11. With mobile cellular phone, if selected Team Supervisor.

Interested applicants may apply at NSO Bangued. Submit the following not later than January 21, 2013

1. Application Letter
2. Three (3) Copies of Personal Data Sheet (CS Form 2012 with recent 1.5 x 1.5 ID Picture) –
3. Photocopy of Transcript of Records/Diploma/Certification of Highes Grade Completed

Note: There will be a written examination


DOH dispatches 12 Nurses to Dolores for RNHeals Batch 4

With most of the previous batch of RNHeals about to reach the end of their contract next month, the Department of Health deployed another 12 nurses to Dolores for the 4th batch of Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Services Program(RNHeals).

Like previous batches, the trainee cum employees are given a 1 year contract with 8,000 pesos monthly allowance plus additional benefits that may be extended by the local government.

This batch’s roster are the following, all residents of Dolores:

1. Harmony Cristie V. Gonzalo
2. Charmane Jae C. Tesoro
3. Regency Mae R. Lachica
4. Naisa Kristel T. Talledo
5. Louise Mae M. Insigne
6. Dette Heizel Granada
7. Ashley L. Biccay
8. Lorie May V. Buenavista
9. Sheryll Anne C. Ballacillo
10. Grethel Joey A. Agaid
11. Aubrey C. Avero
12. Mark Jude A. Gapuz

The 12 nurses started their first day of duty at the Rural Health Unit last January 7, 2013.


Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 2 Storey Municipal Police Station

Phase 1 of the 2 Storey Municipal Police Station began with the Groundbreaking Ceremony held last January 4, 2012.

Mayor JR Seares lead the ceremonial ground breaking which was attended by General Benjamin Magalong, the Regional Director of the Police Regional Office, Sangguniang Bayan Representatives, Barangay Captains and the very elated members of the Philippine National Police.

The 4, 620, 700 million peso project was awarded to contractor Manifelds Construction and Iron Works. 1 million pesos is shouldered by the local government and the rest will be funded by the Philippine National Police.

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DOLE Furnishes 1 Computer Set to Municipality of Dolores for Skills Registry

No less than the head of the Department of Labor and Employment – Abra Chapter visited our Municipality to personally hand over 1 computer unit (CPU, Monitor, 3 in 1 Printer/Scanner/Copier, Portable Hard Drive) which will be used, primarily, for the Skills Registry System in Dolores.
The registry is a labor market information database on skills certification and accreditation, licensure, and local and overseas employment of the people. In other words, it is a registry of the people’s employable skills.
Under the management of the Public Employment Service Officer (PESO) Alona Manganaan, trained personnel will be conducting house to house interviews in all 15 Barangays of Dolores to collect Skills and Employment-related information. The PESO Officer is then tasked to update the registry with these information until all Dolorenians (of legal age) have been registered and updated in the system.
The system will then serve as a quick and reliable source of manpower for employers.
Mayor JR Seares and PESO Officer Alona Manganaan happily received the computer unit.
Pictures of the Event can be found at our Facebook Page


AKO Training by PhilHealth Conducted, JICA main sponsors

For some reason, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) really loves Abra. They have been putting up projects in different municipalities, sponsoring seminars, trainings, and workshops for our doctors, nurses, and midwives, all geared towards uplifting the health system and the health status of the people.
This time, JICA partnered with the Philippine Health Insurance Company (PhilHealth) to train Barangay Kagawads, Barangay Health Workers and other Focal Persons who are in constant interaction with the community to serve as Advocate of Knowledge Officers (AKO).
The goal is for the members to be informed of their benefits, registration, contribution and availment procedures. However, the corporation’s human resource would not suffice to reach out to the millions of people it covers. With trained AKO Officers, the information is available within the community.
The training will equip participants with the right amount of information needed to assist members, beneficiaries and even potential members in navigating their way thru PhilHealth’s membership programs and benefits.
Pictures of the Event can be found at our Facebook Page.