The Feel of Another's Shoe

By Ramon Dacawi Benchwarmer, SunStar Baguio, December 29, 2008 “SHOE on the Other Foot,” that unprecedented press conference-in-reverse last Monday, was to allow local media to take on the role of newsmakers, and for government officials in the Cordillera to attempt to be their interviewers. It was an innovation from “Gridiron-in-Reverse”, done twice in the… Read more »

The Feel of Another’s Shoe

By Ramon Dacawi Benchwarmer, SunStar Baguio, December 29, 2008 “SHOE on the Other Foot,” that unprecedented press conference-in-reverse last Monday, was to allow local media to take on the role of newsmakers, and for government officials in the Cordillera to attempt to be their interviewers. It was an innovation from “Gridiron-in-Reverse”, done twice in the… Read more »

Lawyer: No more Charter mandate to create Cordi

Jane CadaligSunStar Baguio, Friday, December 26, 2008 WHILE the quest for the region’s self-governance is being revived, a Baguio-based lawyer said this mandate has long expired when the previous organic acts that sought to create an autonomous region failed. Pablito Sanidad said the constitutional mandate for the creation of a Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) has… Read more »

Cordillera Still Not Ready For Self-rule

Sun.Star, Baguio,12/20/2008 | 10:07 PM BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – While advocates of autonomy are drumming up the campaign for the region’s self-governance, still others are yet to be convinced that the region is ready. Itogon Mayor Mario Godio said the Cordillera region is not yet ready for self-governance.

Forced Autonomy Teaching For Students Opposed

Jane CadaligSunStar Baguio Daily, Thursday, December 04, 2008 BENGUET Provincial Board (PB) Member Juan Nazarro Jr. said he will file a resolution exempting the province from the mandatory teaching of autonomy among elementary pupils.  Nazarro said children should not be involved in the discussion of autonomy, adding that they, being minors, could not participate in… Read more »

Revised RDC White Paper on Regional Development and Autonomy

ADVANCING THE CORDILLERA AGENDA FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND AUTONOMY: WHITE PAPER UPDATE I. Introduction/Rationale The Regional Development Council-Cordillera Administrative Region (RDC-CAR) has enunciated its agenda for regional autonomy in a White Paper issued on April 2007 that broadly explained the attendant workprogram. Since then initial workprogram accomplishments generated feedback and information that substantiate the basic… Read more »

Article X, Local Government [1987 Philippine Constitution]

1987 PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION   Article I. National Territory Article II. Declaration of Principles and State Policies Article III. Bill of Rights Article IV. Citizenship Article V. Suffrage Article VI. The Legislative Department Article VII. The Executive Department Article VIII. The Judicial Department Article IX. Constitutional Commissions Article X. Local Government Article XI. Accountability of Public… Read more »

RDC Action Agenda for 2008-2010

In its strategic planning conference on April 5-7, 2008 at Sagada and Bontoc, Mt. Province, the RDC-CAR reviewed its Action Agenda for 2006-2010 including its Regional Autonomy Action Plans. The RDC then mapped out the remaining 2007 carry-over as well as the 2008 and beyond tasks in terms of priority thrusts for 2008-2010. It identified… Read more »

Cordillera turns back on autonomy

EDITORIALThe Manila Times Internet Edition, Saturday, September 06 2008 There are few milestones in the Cordillera’s quest for limited freedom. One was the termination of the war in 1986 between the Philippine Government and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army led by rebel-priest Conrado Balweg. A year later President Aquino signed Executive Order 220, creating the… Read more »