13 of 20 poorest towns in Cordillera found in Abra

By JM Agreda/SunStar Baguio Municipalities in abra dominated the bottom 20 municipalities in the region based on poverty incidence monitoring by the National Statistical Coordinating Board (NCSB). NSCB Regional Director Benjie Navarro told reporters Tuesday the town of Bucloc posted the highest poverty incidence in the region as 77.2 percent of residents there consider themselves… Read more »

Lawmaker backs Cordillera autonomy bid

By Dexter Se Friday/Cordillera Voice Deputy House Speaker for Luzon and Quezon 4th district Rep. Lorenzo "Erin" Tanada III assured Cordillerans of his full support for the region's renewed quest for autonomy, particularly the immediate passage of House Bill (HB) 5595 which seeks to create an autonomous region in the cordillera in the 15thCongress. During… Read more »

PCL backs renewed quest for Cordillera autonomy

By Dexter A. See/Cordillera Voice Contrary to the perception that the information and education campaign on the region's third attempt to achieve autonomous status, various government and private sectors are now coming out with their vocal stand supporting the renewed quest for self-governance in order to help speed up the progress and development, especially in… Read more »

PCL backs renewed quest for Cordillera autonomy

By Dexter A. See/Cordillera Voice Contrary to the perception that the information and education campaign on the region's third attempt to achieve autonomous status, various government and private sectors are now coming out with their vocal stand supporting the renewed quest for self-governance in order to help speed up the progress and development, especially in… Read more »

Cordillera region still chasing autonomy

By Artemio Dumlao/PhilStar LA TRINIDAD, Benguet –  An autonomous Cordillera region is a far cry amid the euphoria following the signing of the framework establishing a Muslim state in Mindanao. Apparent lack of quorum in the House of Representatives and the Senate has affected the discussions on House Bill 5595 seeking to establish a Cordillera… Read more »

Bid for Cordillera autonomy persists

By Vicent Cabreza/Philippine Daily Inquirer BAGUIO CITY—Political leaders of the Cordillera gathered here on Sunday to celebrate the 25th founding anniversary of the upland region with one goal in mind—win an uphill battle to convince people that the region deserved a third try at achieving full autonomy. The leaders endorsed a manifesto of support for… Read more »

Cordillera economy decelerates in 2011

NSCB Fact Sheet The economy of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), as measured by the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), decelerated to 2.1 percent in 2011 from 6.3 percent the previous year. The slowing down of the economy was due to the decelerated growth of the Industry sector. The Industry sector accounted for the bulk… Read more »