RDC Chair wants results

BAGUIO CITY—Newly-appointed Regional Development Council (RDC) Chairman Eustaquio Bersamin wants results, not always meetings. The Governor of Abra, who attended his first RDC Executive Committee (ExCom) meeting on August 13 here, said that even if RDC is a policy-making body, it should also do things. The Declaration of Principles on Environmental Governance (DPEG) as well… Read more »

RDC chair banks on the young people for Cordillera Autonomy

BAGUIO CITY—The youth will dictate the success of our regional autonomy movement so we should not ignore them. The words came from Governor Eustaquio Bersamin, the newly appointed chairman of the Regional Development Council (RDC) during the Council’s Executive Committee meeting here last August 13, 2014. The latest population census in 2010 showed an expansive… Read more »

Japan festival to feature Cordillera-grown Coffee

The Yokohama Women’s Business Festival will showcase Cordillera-grown coffee in its trade fair on November 7-14 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. It will be the first occasion where products under Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s National Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Program (NICCEP) will be introduced to the Japanese market. In a special meeting of… Read more »

BSP Again Recognizes PSA NSCB-CAR as Outstanding Information Partner

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) recently recognized the Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistical Coordination Board in the Cordillera Administrative Region (PSA NSCB-CAR) as one of its two outstanding stakeholders in CAR for the year 2014.  The PSA NSCB-CAR was chosen outstanding partner as source of information for the Report on Regional Economic Developments. This is… Read more »

RDC remembers Cory’s role in CAR

In a letter to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the Regional Development Council (RDC) recounted the role of the president’s mother President Corazon Aquino in the creation of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The letter, signed by RDC Vice Chairman Milagros Rimando, was a tribute to the former president on the occasion of her 5th… Read more »

RDC autonomy campaign gets support from senators

The Regional Development Council (RDC) found more allies in the Senate in its bid for Cordillera regional autonomy. Two senators, Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino, expressed their support to Cordillera Autonomy in their recent visits to the region. Trillanes, who served as guest speaker during the 27th Cordillera Day celebration in Abra, told local… Read more »

Abra Governor is the new RDC Chair

“You teach me what to do.” Newly-appointed Regional Development Council (RDC) Chairperson Eustaquio Bersamin asked the members of the RDC Full Council of this during their meeting in Abra on July 15. RDC Vice Chairperson Milagros Rimando formally announced the Abra Governor’s new role in the region during the culminating program of the seven-day celebration… Read more »

NEDA-CAR trains employees on CSW

BAGUIO CITY—In line with its quality policy to deliver better, faster and more responsive outputs and services in orchestrating regional development, NEDA-CAR held an in-house training on Completed Staff Work (CSW) on August 4. CSW also upholds the ISO 9001 of the services rendered by NEDA-CAR to the Regional Development Council. Regional Director Milagros Rimando… Read more »