RDC members to undergo parliamentary procedures training

Baguio City – A training on parliamentary procedures for members of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-CAR is scheduled in January 2014. The activity will focus on basic parliamentary procedures, effective and productive meetings, and giving effective briefings and reports.  The speaker will be Mayor Mauricio Domogan of Baguio City, a lawyer by profession who had… Read more »

Poverty incidence in CAR projects a gradual decrease

The 2012 poverty estimates recently released by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) showed a gradual decrease in the region’s poverty incidence. The 2012 Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) family poverty incidence was estimated at 17. 5 percent which is much lower than the 19.2 percent incidence in 2009. This means the poor families in 2009… Read more »

NEDA holds Communications and Advocacy Planning Seminar-Workshop

Baguio City:  A Communication and Advocacy seminar-workshop was conducted last December 19-20, 2013 by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) with the assistance of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The seminar-workshop, attended by Information Officers of different line agencies, was held at the Ating Tahanan, South Drive.  A representative of the province of Apayao… Read more »

135 IEC engagements in 2013

A National Economic and Development Authority report showed that about 135 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) engagements were conducted in 2013, compared to approximately 89 IEC activities in 2012.  The 2013 IEC activities involved an estimated 15,352 participants from the academe, regional line agencies, local government units, the business and media sector. These engagements were… Read more »

RDC to tap radio drama and digitized stories for autonomy campaign

An intensified and more innovative Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign on regional autonomy is expected in 2014. During the Kapihan sa Baguio last 18 December 2013, Regional Development Council (RDC) Vice Chairman and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) CAR Director Milagros A. Rimando said that lessons were drawn from previous IEC strategies. Rimando… Read more »

NEDA, Regional Development Partners to Craft Advocacy Plan for RDP 2014-2016

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)–CAR, with the assistance of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will conduct a two-day Communication and Advocacy Planning Seminar–Workshop on December 19-20, 2013 at Ating Tahanan, South Drive, Baguio City. Information officers from frontline agencies and provincial governments are expected to participate in the event. The seminar–workshop will come… Read more »

More than 40% of 2012 investments in CAR are in Baguio City

The total value of investments in the Cordillera Administrative  Region (CAR) reached nearly 3.3 billion pesos in 2012 which generated a total of 24,905 jobs. Baguio City contributed the biggest share at 41.2% while Apayao accounted for the smallest share at 5.2%.   Source: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

Business made easy: CAR Import-Export Documentation Center

Baguio City – An Inter-agency meeting convened by NEDA CAR last August 14, 2013 proposed the creation of the Cordillera Import-Export Documentation Center (CARIEDC) to fully harness the economic potential of free-ports and Ecozones in the region. According to Bureau of Customs District Collector Fidel Villanueva IV, the Port of San Fernando, La Union and… Read more »