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 »

RDC encourages region-wide participation in Cordillera Month

BANGUED, ABRA – The Cordillera Regional Development Council in its meeting on March 5 encouraged all regional government agencies, public and private schools, Civil Society Organizations in the region to actively participate in this year’s Cordillera Month celebration. With the theme “Innovative Cordillera: Prospering as One”, the Cordillera Regional Development Council Economic Development Sectoral Committee… Read more »

Abrenian is new RDC-CAR Co-Chairman

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Philip Tingonong of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG), as the new Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Co-Chairman for 2019 to 2022. Tingonong is the first RDC-CAR Co-Chair in 7 years since Virgilio Bautista, who served from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2012. He is… Read more »

Cordillera leaders tackle regional budgets

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Congressmen and governors joined the Regional Development Budget Coordinating Committee (RDBCC) in the review of the Fiscal year 2021 budget proposals of Regional Line Agencies and State Universities and Colleges during the RDBCC Budget Consultation on February 27 and 28. With their participation in the consultation, Congressmen Solomon Chungalao of… Read more »

RDC Committees raise concerns about Abra-Ilocos river project

BAGUIO CITY – Two Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) committees refer to the lessons learned from the Chico River Pump Irrigation project to address the concerns on the proposed Ilocos Norte-Ilocos Sur-Abra Irrigation Project (INISAIP) that will source water from the Abra river. The Infrastructure Development Committee and the Watershed and Environmental Management Committee conducted… Read more »

DTI-CAR and Mountain Province lead Cordillera month celebration

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Economic Development Committee, chaired by DTI-CAR, met to plan the theme and activities for this year’s Cordillera month celebration during their 1st quarter meeting on February 13. The committee took over as the lead Regional Development Council Sectoral committee for this year’s celebration from the Infrastructure Development Committee,… Read more »

DOE assists Cordillera to tap geothermal energy potential

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Energy presented its initial findings on the geothermal potential of the Cordillera region as part of the Philippine Geothermal Resource Assessment and Inventory. The agency urged to accelerate the development of geothermal resources in CAR. The assessment report was presented during the 1st quarter Regional Development Council Infrastructure Committee… Read more »

Experts urge shared tourism plan for BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY – “In tourism, we go beyond political boundaries”, said Sylvia Chinayog of DOT-CAR during the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on Tourism Development for the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) growth area on February 14. The members of the TWG, composed of local government tourism officers and representatives from… Read more »