In a virtual meeting on March 18, Congressmen Mark Go of Baguio City and Maximo Dalog, Jr. of Mountain Province convened the House of Representatives Committee on Local Government technical working group (TWG) on the proposed bills establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. The CAR Congressmen invited officials, resource persons and legal experts from… Read more »
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council endorsed the budgets of the regional line agencies (RLAs), their attached agencies, and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for fiscal year 2022 on March 18 during the 1st quarter full council meeting. The budgets were reviewed during the Regional Budget Consultation for FY 2022 by the Regional… Read more »
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council requested Congress to amend sections of the Local Government Code of 1991 to allow local government units (LGUs) to be guided in the changes brought about by the Supreme Court Ruling in General Reference No. 199802 or the Mandanas case. This is another step in RDC-CAR’s preparation… Read more »
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council encouraged government agencies and civil society organizations to continue to raise awareness of Cordillera Autonomy as Cordillera Representatives work towards the passing of the Cordillera Organic Act in Congress. Baguio City Congressman Mark Go, during the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) 2021 and Social Preparation of CAR… Read more »
BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Social Development Committee recommended for RDC-endorsement the establishment of the Baguio General Hospital Dialysis Center through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) during its first quarter meeting on February 19. Dr. Frederick Untalan of the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Steering Committee for the proposed hemodialysis center said that the public-private partnership… Read more »
BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City Mayor and BLISTT (Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay) Council Chairman Benjamin Magalong called for a meeting to discuss the next steps after the expiration of the border restrictions advisory implemented from February 1 to 15 in the BLISTT area. Among the key decisions were the following: (1) Baguio City will recognize all medical… Read more »
The RPMC prepared 4 quarterly monitoring reports, conducted 4 regular committee meetings, and conducted a webinar on School Building Guidelines under the DepEd Basic Educational Facilities Fund (BEFF).
The webinar lectures will aim to strengthen the capacities of LGUs in project planning, investment programming, monitoring and evaluation, and information dissemination.
The pursuit for Cordillera autonomy remained an important priority despite the worldwide crisis and Cordillerans might have made its best case for the region’s readiness for self-governance.