Baguio mayor pushes autonomy anew

By: Rimaliza Opiña EVEN after two failed attempts, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is still hopeful that the public would be open to embrace an autonomous set-up in the Cordillera. The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) celebrated its 23rd year on Thursday. “I hope the 23rd anniversary will inspire everybody to support autonomy,” he said. Reacting… Read more »

CAR RDA Executive Summary

Executive Summary The development context of the Cordillera Region The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is home to 13 major watersheds, playing a key role in maintaining ecological balance in Northern Philippines. With growing international awareness on global warming and climate change issues, it is time for the Cordilleras to harness this most natural advantage for… Read more »

3.9 PRIME EDUCATIONAL CENTER

3.9.1 Challenges For the period 2004-2006, CAR affirmed its stature as a Prime Education Center, as shown by education indicators particularly at the higher education level. Enrollment in tertiary education increased, performance in board/licensure examinations remained high, accreditation of programs of higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Cordillera was maintained, and enrollment of foreign students… Read more »

3.8 GREENS AND ORNAMENTAL GROCER

3.8.1 Challenges The Gross Value Added for the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector grew by 2.07 percent annually from 2004 to 2006. However, the accomplishment fell a little short of the target due to inadequate infrastructure and the competition from imported vegetables.   Inadequate agri-infrastructure support. The poor road conditions in the region contributed to… Read more »

3.7 PRIME ECO-TOURIST DESTINATION

3.7.1 Challenges Tourist arrivals in CAR grew at an average growth rate of 8.41 percent from 2004 to 2006 with 992,918 arrivals recorded in 2006. The WOW Philippines Cordilleras’ Best was institutionalized in 2006 giving recognition to CAR’s attractions in a single venue and giving its provinces the opportunity to promote their respective tourist attractions… Read more »

3.6 CAR AS MAJOR HYDROPOWER PRODUCER

3.6.1 Challenges The region’s vast hydro-power potential is estimated at 3,580 MW, which is about 27 percent of the country’s hydro-power potential. If fully harnessed, the region could contribute some US$ 1.2 Billion per annum savings from imported fuels. Currently, hydro-power generation in the region is merely 207 MW (accounted by 100 MW Binga Dam,… Read more »

3.5 WATERSHED CRADLE AND BALANCED ECOSYSTEM

3.5.1. Challenges The Cordillera watersheds are the source of water for the domestic, agricultural, power generation and industrial needs of the region and of significant portions of Regions 1, 2 and 3. It is also the habitat of diverse flora and fauna which are important genetic sources of medicine, food and other ecologically significant products.… Read more »