IP community supports alternative energy project

By By Gigi Dumallig (JDP/GGD-PIA CAR,Kalinga) To realize the establishment of the Upper Tabuk Hydropower Project (UTHP) in this city, a cultural community here has taken the big step to carry out the conduct of a feasibility study to push through with said alternative energy generation program.   The city government of Tabuk has invested… Read more »

Development from and for the Cordillera

By Ramon Dacawi/SunStar THERE’S wisdom in the push by the City of Tabuk, Kalinga to construct a mini-hydroelectric plant as a renewable energy resource. The local government had applied for a bank loan to build the facility which, when operational, will ensure years of power to the people of Kalinga, literally and otherwise. The plant… Read more »

Physical integration remains a major challenge for cordillera’s development

By Lito Dar/PIA Physical integration remains to be one of the major challenges or Key Focus Area in pushing for Cordillera’s regional development. This was stressed by the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) Sectoral Committee on Infrastructure during the Regional Consultation Workshop for the drafting of the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) and CAR Regional… Read more »

Pimentel: Pursue Cordillera autonomy

By JM Agreda/SunStar Baguio FORMER Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. in his recent visit to the University of Baguio and University of the Cordilleras stressed the region must pursue its bid for autonomy to gain more power and authority from the central government. Pimentel, one of the primary authors of the organic act, which resulted to… Read more »

Cordillera Autonomy will depend on the people

  by Lito Dar (JDP/LD-PIA CAR) There is nothing in the closure agreement signed by the government, through the Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) that would prevent the Cordillera Administrative Region  from  achieving  autonomy.   This was stressed by President Benigno Aquino III, in… Read more »