3.4 PHYSICAL INTEGRATION

3.4.1 Challenges Guided by the overall framework of linking BLIST with the rest of the Cordilleras through an efficient road system, the status of paved roads in the region improved from 31 percent in 2003 to a little over 34 percent by mid 2007, with the concrete paving of about 80 kilometers of national roads.… Read more »

3.3 INDIGENOUS CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE (ICK)

3.3.1 Challenges Addressing IP concerns is one of the cornerstones of regional development for the plan period 2004-2010. Firm commitments from both the national and regional levels have been made to address IP concerns. The IPRA Law or Indigenous Peoples Rights Act was passed in 1997 which paved the way for the recognition, protection, and… Read more »

3.2 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

3.2.1 Challenges CAR’s primary challenge remains to be the translation of economic prosperity to social development or sense of human dignity. The CAR’s HDI has slipped from rank 8th in 1997 to rank 9th in 2000 among the 16 regions in the country, and the lowest HDI among the Luzon regions. Among the three HDI… Read more »

3.1 GOOD GOVERNANCE

3.1.1 Challenges LGU’s Dependence on Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). Over the past two years, CAR LGUs have not generated substantial internal revenues to fund their expenditures. Their total combined income even declined by 4 percent due to a drop in local tax revenues even while IRA slightly increased from 2005 to 2006 (Table 1). IRA… Read more »

CHAPTER III KEY FOCUS AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT

3.1 GOOD GOVERNANCE  3.1.1 Challenges LGU’s Dependence on Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA). Over the past two years, CAR LGUs have not generated substantial internal revenues to fund their expenditures. Their total combined income even declined by 4 percent due to a drop in local tax revenues even while IRA slightly increased from 2005 to 2006… Read more »

2.4 BROAD REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

To pursue the regional development vision, a two-pronged strategy founded on CAR’s physiographic characteristics is adopted which are (a) the spatial approach, and (b) the convergence of key focus areas. Spatial Approach The region adopts a bi-polar spatial development strategy having growth nodes in the BLIST Cluster and the ECCGC or East Central Cordillera Growth… Read more »

2.3 MACRO-ECONOMIC TARGETS

Based on President Arroyo’s TEN-POINT Legacy, the “8 for 2008” Government Priorities, the Philippine commitment to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and the Super Regions Strategy for National Development, regional development in CAR targets the following in 2010: Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP). CAR shall have attained 8.2 percent economic growth by 2010 (Table… Read more »

2.2 DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Efforts are directed to attain total social and human development (Figure 2.1). It manifests in enlarged people’s aspirations and choices, leading to a long and healthy life, being informed and educated, having access to resources for a decent living, and being able to actively participate in community life. The economy performs efficiently attaining sustainable economic… Read more »

2.1 DEVELOPMENT VISION

“We, the people of the Cordillera, proud of our culture and heritage rooted in spirituality, shall have a truly autonomous region, of a unified, enlightened, and empowered citizenry who shall pursue sustainable development where responsibilities and benefits are shared by all.” <<  Back to RDP Main Menu >>