BAGUIO CITY: The Department of Health-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) is moving towards its target of making the region malaria-free. DOH-CAR entomologists Ursula Segundo said the region had zero local transmission of malaria in 2013. The two recorded cases at Aquinaldo People’s Hospital in Ifugao both came from Cagayan. A city, municipality, province or region is declared as malaria-free if no local transmission is recorded in five consecutive years. She said that Baguio City and Benguet province were already declared as malaria-free. The province of Abra will follow suit if no case will be recorded this year.