RDC-funded Metals and Engineering Industry Cluster Project launched in CAR, implementers sign MOU

A kapihan was conducted on July 21, 2011 at the RDC Hall, NEDA-CAR, Baguio City, to launch the inter-sectoral project “Clustering of the Regional Enterprises of CAR for Agro-Industrial Machinery and Parts Manufacturing” or CREAMM and sign the MOU that spells out the role of the project’s cooperating agencies and organizations in implementing the project.… Read more »

Autonomy essential for the better management of the region’s unique environment and rich natural resources

by Lito Dar (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)   Regional autonomy would be beneficial for the better management of the  region’s unique environment and rich natural resources. This was stressed  by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Executive Director Clarence Baguilat, in a press conference here Friday,  as part of  the kick-off program of the Cordillera… Read more »

Benguet Conducts Autonomy Consultations

La Trinidad, Benguet:  Representatives of NGOs, municipal LGUs, line agencies and peoples organizations from the municipalities of Kabayan, Bokod, Atok, Bakun, Buguias, Mankayan, Itogon, Tuba and Sablan filled the Ben Palispis Hall of the Benguet Capitol here last July 13, 2011 as part of the series of consultations that the province of Benguet is conducting. The… Read more »

Baguilat, other Cordillera leaders call for more consultations on Regional Autonomy

Tabuk, Kalinga: Rep. Teodoro Baguilat of Ifugao called for more consultations on Regional Autonomy warning that a third rejection might mean strike-out just like strike three in baseball.                 The same sentiment was earlier expressed by Governor Nestor Fongwan of Benguet during the Third Autonomy Act Drafting Committee (TAADC) meeting at the Supreme Hotel in Baguio… Read more »


By Mr. Ramon Dacawi SOME of the “what if” questions about autonomy keep recurring, but the real answers would never come unless we go and try self-rule as provided in the 1987 Constitution. We cannot, for one, use the actual and real problems of the existing autonomous region in Mindanao to measure the outcome of… Read more »

Aquino asked to include autonomy in state address

REGIONAL Development Council (RDC) members are hopeful President Benigno Aquino III will include the quest for Cordillera’s autonomy among his priorities in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 25. RDC Chairman and Kalinga Governor Jocel Baac said he already sent his letter of request to the President, citing the efforts of the… Read more »