NEDA-CAR employees seek clarification on the law on subsidiarity, other issues on the Autonomy bill

“National laws may still prevail over laws that may be made under an autonomous government, but laws/ordinances passed or enacted by the regional government must be harmonized and reconciled with the same as regard their applicability and appropriateness to the situation in the Cordilleras in line with autonomy.” This was the reply of DILG-CAR’s Atty.… Read more »

NRO-CAR Welcomes Back Dir. Mila Rimando

The NEDA-CAR staff welcomed Director Milagros A. Rimando last August 14, 2012 during the NRO’s monthly Re-Echo Seminar. Director Rimando replaces Dir. Leonardo N. Quitos, Jr. who, by virtue of Special Order No. 263-2012, was given various inter-regional work assignments and will be based in Region 1. After thanking the staff for the warm welcome,… Read more »

RDC to create a Committee on Agriculture

By Michael Umaming/NEDA-CAR Baguio City:  The Regional Development Council (RDC) in its August 9, 2012 meeting here, decided to create a sectoral committee on agriculture.  This brings to seven the total number of RDC-CAR's sectoral committees. The move was triggered by the 2009-2011 CAR Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) performance report presented by the RDC… Read more »

17 volunteers are in CAR

by Michael Umaming, NEDA-CAR Baguio City:  According to the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), 17 out of 477 volunteers throughout the country are in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).  The CAR volunteers are all foreigners which include one Australian through the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID); three Koreans through the Korean Overseas… Read more »

On Defining Regional Autonomy for Cordillera

Presented By: Benedict Solang, Cordillera Peoples Alliance Initial ideas on identity as Igorots, were expressed by pre-martial law Igorot student leaders of the Centralized BIBAK Association. Also, ideas on devolving or decentralizing government's administrative task on this mountain region were expressed by Igorot politicians earlier, such as at the Batasang Pambansa in 1978. (Atty. Sergio Kawi, Developing a… Read more »

BLISTT execs sign MOA for cluster growth

Written by Harley Palangchao/Baguio Midland CourierAugust 5, 2012  Local chief executives in Baguio and Benguet signed an agreement that specifies their roles in the implementation of the BLISTT development framework, a plan which was conceptualized almost two decades ago. The memorandum of agreement paved the way for the creation of BLISTT Development Council that will… Read more »