Autonomy Advocacy set 2020 plans and priorities

The Regional Development Council Executive Committee endorsed on January 23, 2020 the NEDA-led Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) Program Project list and work plan for 2020 to the RDC en Banc. SPCAR technical working group, composed of DILG, DBM, and the private sector, met last January 10 to prepare the SPCAR… Read more »

Autonomy IEC reaches Benguet barangays

CATLUBONG, BUGUIAS – The National Economic Development Authority-CAR (NEDA-CAR) in partnership with the Barangay Local Government Unit of Catlubong (BLGU-Catlubong) conducted an information, education, communication (IEC) campaign on autonomy during the barangay’s second general assembly last October 25. The activity was well-attended by community members – most of whom are farmers. CATLUBONG, BUGUIAS – The… Read more »

Governor Bernos begins work as RDC chair

BAGUIO CITY – Abra Governor Joy Bernos began her work as Chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) with a briefing with the RDC Executive Committee on November 8, 2019. Governor Bernos acknowledged her expanded role, “Now, I am not just thinking about the development of my province but the whole Cordillera. I hope… Read more »

Cordillera CSOs manifest support to autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – A manifesto of support for the establishment of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) was crafted by Cordillera civil society organizations (CSOs) during the CSO Consultation on Autonomy towards Federalism/Charter Change conducted by NEDA-CAR last November 7. This activity is in line with the Cordillera Regional Development Council’s (RDC-CAR) efforts to… Read more »

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 »

OPAPP reaffirms commitment to Cordi autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – Director Susanna Marcaida of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), in a courtesy call on January 25, reassured Regional Development Council Vice-chair NEDA Dir. Milagros Rimando that the autonomy advocacy remains as an OPAPP agenda. The office recently changed leadership after the courtesy resignation of Cordillera autonomy… Read more »

Cordillera Police to spread autonomy awareness

BAGUIO CITY – The Police Offices from the province of Abra, Ifugao, and Kalinga, and the City of Baguio have partnered with NEDA-CAR to raise awareness of the renewed pursuit for Cordillera autonomy and gain the peoples’ support. On January 16, 2019, the RDC Executive Committee approved the list of proposed projects of NEDA-CAR in… Read more »