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 »