RSC solicits information for 2018 Gawad Kalasag

The Cordillera Gawad KALASAG 2017 regional winners with Civil Defense Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director USEC Ricardo B. Jalad and the Cordillera regional executives (Photo: Carlito Dar, PIA-CAR) To recognize outstanding performances of various stakeholders in rendering exemplary contribution in promoting and implementing Disaster Risk Reduction and Management-Climate Change Adaptation (DRRM-CCA) programs, the Cordillera Gawad… Read more »

RDC-CAR looks back at 2017, plans for 2018

The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) started 2018 with the RDC and Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) Assessment and Planning Workshop.  This was held on 24 January at the Citylight Hotel in Baguio City. Setting the tone of the workshop was the message of the RDC Chairman and Baguio City Mayor… Read more »

Government and private sectors step up efforts to restore Baguio Airport commercial operations

  In an effort to align initiatives of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) and private sector stakeholders on restoring commercial operations of the Baguio Airport, a consultation-meeting was held on 23 January 2018 at the Citylight Hotel in Baguio City. Presiding over the meeting was NEDA-CAR Director Milagros Rimando.  She was joined by officials… Read more »

“Make Noise for Autonomy” – Dacawi Challenges IPMRs

(Left) Atty. Leilene Gallardo points out that the IPRA and the autonomy bill can reinforce each other. (Right) Around 80 Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) from the municipal and barangay levels of Benguet with Michael Umaming of the NCIP-CAR kick-off the series of workshops in Baguio City on October 28, 2017. (Photo courtesy of NCIP-CAR)… Read more »

Push for Autonomy intensifies as national support grows

(Top-right, clockwise) Cordillera elders learn about indigenous peoples’ rights and self-determination towards autonomy; OPAPP Sec. Jesus Dureza addresses pioneers of the Cordillera struggle for autonomy; a forum in Bakun, Benguet aims to educate Cordillerans at the barangay level; and members of The Cordillera Connection Band help raise awareness among the youth in Bontoc through relevant… Read more »

Two CAR policy researches commence

The implementation of two critical studies under the NEDA Research and Development Program officially begins this January. For the study Estimating the Fiscal Viability of Establishing an Autonomous Region of the Cordilleras (ARC), the first meeting of NEDA-CAR with the consultant, Mr. Joseph Laurence Peñas, was held January 22, 2018 at the RDC Hall. There… Read more »

NEDA Autonomy Campaign Rocks Youth of CAR

Over 800 Senior high school and college students of Bontoc attended the concert forum last September 21. BAGUIO CITY – For the second half of 2017, RDC and NEDA, in partnership with The Cordillera Connection, conducted a series of concert-forums that aimed to raise awareness on regional autonomy for the youth sector. La Trinidad, Tabuk,… Read more »

Ifugao Hosts Regional Events for Autonomy

IFUGAO – The province of Ifugao hosted two major events of NEDA-CAR in the last quarter of 2017. These were the Youth Autonomy Concert-Forum in Lamut and the Regional Conference on Culture and Arts in the Proposed Autonomous Region of the Cordillera in Banaue. NEDA-CAR in partnership with The Cordillera Connection and co-hosted by the… Read more »