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RPMC gathers DPWH and DepEd to fast track school building projects in anticipation of return of students

BAGUIO CITY – On July 1, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) through its secretariat, NEDA-CAR, conducted a special problem-solving session to facilitate the completion of school building projects under the Baguio Educational Facilities Fund. Data on 37 school building projects (SBPs) were consolidated by NEDA-CAR and discussed by the committee with both DPWH-CAR and DepEd-CAR giving updates on the status of the school buildings.  DepEd Regional Director Estela Cariño wanted to… Read more »

Cordillera Regional Autonomy still relevant even with Mandanas Ruling

BAGUIO CITY – The pursuit of Cordillera Regional Autonomy gained more ground as Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-CAR) OIC Regional Director Araceli San Jose and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) Assistant Regional Director and Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) Secretary Stephanie Christiansen emphasized the relevance of regional autonomy under the full effect… Read more »

Regional Statistics Committee in CAR recognizes role of academe, other tourism-related informal sector

The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC-CAR) approved the inclusion of the academe and other tourism-related informal sector as members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) in the preparation of the Cordillera Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) on June 25. The state universities and colleges (SUCs) and some private universities in the region will form part of the… Read more »

Cordillera Statistics Committee backs Baguio and Benguet LGUs stat-based development initiatives

The Cordillera Regional Statistics Committee (RSC-CAR) approved resolutions supporting the local governments of Baguio City and Benguet province in their initiatives to strengthen their statistical databases and capacities during its second quarter virtual meeting on June 25. The Committee endorsed the inclusion of Baguio City in the 2021 pilot testing of the enhanced Community-Based Monitoring… Read more »

NEDA-CAR visits Baguio’s Smart City Command Center

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong gave a tour of Baguio’s Smart City Command Center to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) delegation headed by Regional Director Susan Sumbeling and Assistant Regional Director Stephanie Christiansen on June 15, 2021. Mayor Magalong informed the delegation that the Command Center shall use the Smart City System, the… Read more »

RRDIC launches R&D programs for Cordillera development

The Regional Research, Development, and Innovation Committee (RRDIC), a support committee under the Regional Development Council (RDC), recently launched two research and development (R&D) programs, namely, the Program  Boondock: A Mountain Engineering Center Towards Sustainable Infrastructure and Upland Water Security (Program Boondock); and, Ensuring Water Security and Climate Resilience for mountain Indigenous Communities of the… Read more »

NEDA-CAR graces the ribbon cutting ceremony of Cordillera Gems Exhibit

BENGUET – The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) joined the Commission on Higher Education (CHED-CAR) along with the state universities and colleges (SUCs), private higher education institutions (HEIs), and some regional line agencies (RLAs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in the ribbon cutting and opening ceremony of the Cordillera Gems Exhibit held last… Read more »

RDC-CAR strongly supports Amendment for RA 9176

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) expressed its strong support for the proposed amendment of Republic Act (RA) 9176 to remove the deadline for the application of agricultural free patents and further ease the application process during its meeting on June 10, 2021. Republic Act 9176 sets the deadline for the filing… Read more »