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Cordillera leaders resolute in autonomy pursuit

BAGUIO CITY – Encouraged and empowered by national officials, Cordillera leaders in the local government and government agencies remain firm in pursuing Cordillera autonomy as the means for sustainable development in the region. “Covid or no covid, the quest for Cordillera autonomy continues”, said Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Vice-Chair and NEDA-CAR Regional Director Milagros… Read more »

RDC Committees promote Cordillera IP rights

Baguio City – This was underscored during the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Kapihan on the state of the region’s affairs on July 29, 2020. RDC Vice-Chair and NEDA Dir. Milagros Rimando reported that the region performed well in its goal of ensuring cultural integrity and identity with the continuous work in promoting indigenous peoples’… Read more »

Cordi autonomy gets legislative backers

BAGUIO CITY – Despite the global pandemic and the national state of emergency and corresponding community quarantine, Cordillerans witnessed the increasing momentum of the legislation for establishing the autonomous region of the Cordillera. These messages were in celebration the 33rd CAR founding anniversary in July led by the Regional Development Council Economic Sectoral Committee, chaired… Read more »

Cabinet Secretaries, other officials, commit support to Cordillera region

BAGUIO CITY – National officials lauded CAR’s collective resilience and manifested their support to the region and its pursuit of regional autonomy with various messages. This year’s Cordillera month celebration was led by the Regional Development Council through its Economic Sectoral Committee, and NEDA as secretariat of the RDC. “While asserting your right to self-determination,… Read more »

NEDA, DSWD, and DA turnover relief goods in Tublay

TUBLAY, BENGUET – Sacks of rice, seeds and planting materials, and food packs were turned over to eight barangays in Tublay last June 26. This started off from a private sector donation coursed through Regional Development Council Vice-Chair and NEDA-CAR Regional Director Milagros A. Rimando who then coordinated with other government agencies in the region… Read more »

Luzon Regional Development Councils urge to pursue agri innovation

The Regional Development Councils of Luzon adopted the recommendations of NEDA-CAR in its paper entitled “Agricultural Technology and Innovation for High Value Crops in Luzon”. This was presented by NEDA-CAR Regional Director and RDC-CAR Vice-Chair Milagros Rimando during the June 2 Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) video conference meeting. The RDCom agreed to push for… Read more »

Cordillera agencies draft regional recovery plan

BAGUIO CITY – NEDA-CAR and Office of Civil Defense-CAR (OCD-CAR) led government agencies to draft a Recovery and Resiliency Plan (RRP) that hopes to address the economic losses and recovery needs of the Cordillera region on account of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NEDA-CAR, Vice-Chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and… Read more »