Cordillera Drafting Committee to hold more consultations

BAGUIO CITY – The members of the drafting committee for the Organic Law establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) held their first meeting on April 26 in Baguio City. The meeting aimed to finalize the strategy in drafting the new organic autonomy law, the committee membership, and its schedule in relation to the… Read more »

NEDA studies the Fiscal Viability of Autonomous Cordi

BAGUIO CITY – The researchers presented their initial work plan for the study on the fiscal viability of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) to NEDA-CAR on April 16. NEDA-CAR engaged an in-house team of researchers who will study the fiscal viability of the region once the autonomous government is established. The 3-member team,… Read more »

Baguio Candidates address Cordi autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – Two separate forums were conducted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Baguio Chapter in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency-CAR (PIA-CAR) on April 12 and 13 respectively, Congressional and Mayoralty candidates of the City of Baguio recognized the implications of the pursuit… Read more »

BLGF engages LGUs on regional autonomy and development

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) members, Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and National Economic and Development Authority-CAR, coordinated a briefing on Cordillera autonomy for local government finance officers during BLGF’s “1st Regional Conference on Empowerment, Innovation, and Excellence towards a Progressive Cordillera” on March 28, 2019. Joel Cervantes of LGU La… Read more »

Baguio Barangays raise autonomy as election concern

BAGUIO CITY – The 17th district of Baguio City included autonomy as one of their primary concerns during their 1st quarter General Assembly held in South Sanitary Camp, Baguio City on March 26, 2019 where Vladimir Cayabas, as member of the Regional Development Council and Autonomy IEC speakers’ bureau served as resource speaker. The 17th… Read more »

Autonomy IEC rolls to Apayao

LUNA, APAYAO – The Provincial Local Government Unit of Apayao (PLGU-Apayao) with the assistance of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) conducted its first Municipal Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Speakers’ Training at the provincial capitol for officials coming from the PLGU and municipal LGUs of Conner, Flora, Kabugao, Luna, and Pudtol on March… Read more »

Review for the proposed Cordillera Organic Act underway

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR conducted the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Technical Working Group on the review of the proposed Cordillera Organic Act, House Bill 5343, on March 12, 2019. Atty. Mohammad Jamalul Giducos of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) presented the highlights of the BOL. Prosecutor Leilene Carantes-Gallardo who… Read more »

Ifugao police takes active role in autonomy IEC

Around 130 uniformed and non-uniformed personnel from the Ifugao Police Provincial Office (IPPO) and Ifugao Municipal Police Stations (MPS) attended the autonomy Information, Education and Communication (IEC) forum held at the Camp Joaquin, Lagawe, Ifugao on March 7, 2019. IEC Speakers Mr. William Mamanglo and Ms. Rosemarie Lindawan shared the basic concepts, roadmap, history, the… Read more »

Autonomy is the way towards sustainable development

BAGUIO CITY- Regional Development Council Chair and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan presented autonomy and self-determination as the best route towards achieving the sustainable development goals in the Cordillera region during the Regional Symposium on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) on February 27, 2019. The symposium focused on localizing the UN SDGs in… Read more »