Sipat @ 34 : Cordillera recall peace and development efforts

BAGUIO CITY—Cordillerans commemorated 34 years of working towards peace and development with the anniversary of the Mt Data Sipat agreement of 1986. Organized by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR, national and local officials recalled the peace agreement that led to the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region and the Constitutional provision for Cordillera… Read more »

Sipat Reminds of the Government’s Debt to the CAR

BAGUIO CITY – Nostalgia permeates the RDC-led 34th Sipat Anniversary Celebration on September 13, 2020. Sadanga Mayor Gabino Ganggangan and Mr. Leonardo Bun-as, surviving witnesses of the Mount Data Sipat, recollect how our Cordillera tribal leaders strongly asserted our rights to land, self-determination, and self-governance during the Marcos administration. They beam with pride as they… Read more »

RDC Cordillera creates Balik Probinsya Committee

BAGUIO CITY – To address the national government’s Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) program, the Cordillera Regional Development Council passed a resolution creating the Regional Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pagasa (BP2) Support Committee with Department of Agriculture Secretary and Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for the Cordillera William Dar as chairperson. The BP2… Read more »

RDC Committee to hold Indigenous Awareness Seminars Online

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council Committee on Indigenous People’s Concerns approved the conduct of a series of webinars on Indigenous peoples’ rights, culture, arts, and autonomy during the Indigenous Peoples’ month this October. The webinar series shall serve as a platform for issues-based discussion confronting IPs in the region. This is to… Read more »

Ifugao Gov to support hospital to its completion

BAGUIO CITY – In a face-to-face meeting with Ifugao Governor Jerry Dalipog, the Department of Health-Cordillera, the Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC), chaired by NEDA-CAR, and structural engineers Joselito Buhangin and Renato Tandoc of Saint Louis University met to discuss updates, project findings, and fast track the construction of the long-delayed Ifugao General Hospital… 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 »

BLISTT Council, Cordillera plan for extended ECQ

BAGUIO CITY – On April 8, with over ten days since the last confirmed case of COVID-19 infection in the area, the mayors of Baguio City, La Trinidad and the rest of the BLISTT (Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay) Governing Council met with frontline regional line agencies and NEDA-CAR as secretariat to… Read more »