CAR lawmakers file bill for Cordillera Autonomy

House Bill 5595 was filed by Cordillera lawmakers to enact an Organic Act for the Creation of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera last December 6, 2011. The bill, initially signed by Representatives Bernardo Vergara, Manuel Agyao and Eleanor Begtang of Baguio City, Kalinga and Apayao respectively, were signed the next day by Representatives Maximo… Read more »

RDC ExCom approves PMO for Regional Autonomy

Quezon City: A Project Management Office (PMO) lodged with NEDA-CAR will be created to manage the Cordillera Regional Development and Autonomy Program (CRDAP). NEDA-CAR Regional Director Leonard Quitos presented the proposal last December 7, 2011 during the special RDC ExCom Meeting at the Sulo Hotel here. The meeting, attended by some Cordillera representatives, unanimously approved… Read more »

Another Cordilleran bags a national Outstanding Volunteer award

Ms. Cristina Segnaken-Aban, a native of Benguet, is one of this year’s five PNVSCA Search for Outstanding Volunteers national awardees. Her accomplishments Ms. Aban, who is an Associate Professor of the Saint Louis University, founded IYAMAN, Inc. in 1997. IYAMAN is a SEC-registered non-profit, non-stock organization whose main objective is developing community workers among the… Read more »