Regional Speakers Bureau on Regional Autonomy to expand members

By Maureen Atonen and Audrey Beverlee Gorio Baguio City:  Members of the regional Speakers Bureau (SB) on Regional Autonomy recently met to discuss expanding and strengthening the SBs of the region and the provinces and to have a common powerpoint presentation lasting 45 minutes on the average for a general audience.

Be more involved in regional development, private sector urged

By Ma. Emelie Daquipil “Private Sector Representatives should be more involved in regional development planning, monitoring and evaluation”. This was the challenge posed by the CAR RDC Co-Chairman Dr. Virgilio Bautista in his Closing Message delivered to the representatives of CSOs, NGOs and private companies during the Private Sector Representatives (PSR) Convention (and Selection of… Read more »

RDC has new set of PSRs

by Ma. Emelie Daquipil/ Maureen Atonen During the PSR Convention held on May 15, 2013, nominees of various NGOs, CSOs, and private companies in the Cordillera Region selected from among themselves individuals who will represent the private sector in the Regional Development Council.

NEDA-CAR releases Regional Economic Situationer report

By Audrey Beverlee M. Gorio For 2012, despite the national economy exceeding its target with a 6.6 percent growth, the region is projected to record a lower but positive economic growth. This is according to the 2012 Regional Economic Situationer (RES), a performance report of the regional economy based on leading economic indicators which NEDA… Read more »

COMELEC-CAR, ready for the polls

By Maureen D. Atonen In the days of PCOS Machine, polling centers without electricity is a great challenge. To deal with this, the Commission on Election (COMELEC) of the region requested for standby generator sets with contingency batteries. The region as of 2013 has two hundred one (201) voting centers with no power supply. This… Read more »

P1.212 billion tourism roads for CAR

By Michael Umaming Baguio City:  A report by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) showed that a total cost of P1.212 billion tourism roads had been allotted from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for Cordillera Administrative Region.  This amount translates to 19 projects, 6 of which were funded from the 2012 GAA with a total… Read more »