Cordillera Autonomy: Looking Around and Farther Back

(Paper presented during the Development and Autonomy Forum held at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City, on July 23, 2008) By Fernando D Bahatan Jr   1. Self-governing and autonomous tribes in the Cordilleras The primitive tribal villages in the Cordillleras had their own customary laws and practices on all matters: land, personal relation,… Read more »

Feature: Awtonomiya sa Kordillera

Awtonomiya sa Kordillera Armando P. Galimba Matagal-tagal na ring pinag-uusapan, Katagang awtonomiya dito sa ating bayan, Ngunit sadya yatang kay hirap makamtan, Kung ano at bakit dapat lang pag-usapan.

Basic Materials for IEC

Click on the following links to download  the basic reference materials 1. Current Powerpoint Presentations       a)  The RDC-CAR Agenda on Cordillera Regional Development and Autonomy 2006-2010 (INTRO)       b)  The Meaning of Autonomy in the Cordillera       c)   LGU’s Local Autonomy in relation to Cordillera Regional Autonomy       d)   IPRA and… Read more »

Domogan still bats for regional autonomy

By WENDY ATUBAN and IRENE CEBA, Sun 19 Apr 2009 BAGUIO CITY — Rep. Mauricio Domogan says the speed-up in the economic, socio, and infrastructure development is what he sees in the autonomy bid that the Cordillera Administrative Region’ pursues. He expressed his dismay over the two failed autonomy laws due to lack of… Read more »

Exceedingly sensible

Ben FekenEditorial, Zigzag Weekly Online, April 19, 2009 A NEWS REPORT in this paper’s last issue caught my attention. It could not fail to do so considering that it is about one of my pet peeves. My foremost peeve, in fact, when it comes to current affairs in our locality. Can you guess the report… Read more »

Former Cordillera Rebel Factions Reunited

By Zaff Solmerin Posted at Kariton.Com – Tambayan ng Bayan, 2009/4/5 The over-arching interest of the CPLA concerns the federal set-up in the minds of the Arroyo Administration’s key players. Aydinan, who as CBA Chief Executive is the head of the “revolutionary tribal government”, explains that his group proposed to then President Cory the re-organization… Read more »

Drafter of ARMM organic act speaks on autonomy

Liza Agoot Baguio Midland Courier, 1/18/2009 “Only when the real intent of autonomy will be implemented can autonomy be good.” This was how Dr. Nagasura Madale, a cultural anthropologist who was among the 58-man commission who drafted the organic act in Mindanao, describes autonomy. He said that while funds are already allocated in Mindanao, if… Read more »

Autonomy drive? No money no honey

By Pablito Sanidad Baguio Midland Courier  It is said that the ongoing campaign by some government agencies for a renewed call for Cordillera autonomy suffered a setback because the P15 million which was earmarked for them to spend has not been made available. If the campaign is really an honest-to-goodness campaign from the heart, do… Read more »

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