Zubiri files Cordi Autonomy Senate Bill

Champion of autonomy – Senator Miguel Zubiri as he presides over a hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on the same day SB 1678 was referred to the Senate Committee on Local Government. (Photo courtesy of Senator Miguel Zubiri Facebook Page) MANILA – True to his promise, Senator Miguel Zubiri filed the Senate version of… Read more »

Autonomy concert adds more flavor to Sagada’s Etag Festival

The Cordillera Connection band serenading the people of Sagada with songs highlighting messages on self-determination and autonomy during the celebration of the 2018 Etag Festival. POBLACION, SAGADA – Around 500 residents and guests witnessed the Concert-Forum on Cordillera Autonomy which coincided with the celebration of the Etag Festival last February 2, 2018. Seen as a… Read more »

One Cordillera goes online!

(Photo Courtesy of Ash Velasco) Baguio City – “One Cordillera” was launched Thursday, January 25, 2018. It is the official Facebook (FB) group page of the Autonomy program being implemented by the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR). The online group page serves as a platform for sharing relevant… Read more »

Deputy Speaker Sema backs Cordi Autonomy

Deputy Speaker Bai Sema of the First District of Maguindanao (left) calls on other Representatives (right) to grant autonomy to the Cordillera (Photos courtesy of IAG). January 17, 2018 – Maguindanao First District Representative and Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sema declared strong support to the Cordillera’s pursuit of regional autonomy during the First Congressional Forum… Read more »

Learning session inspires TCC band as autonomy ambassadors

Autonomy IEC Speaker Mr. Vladimir Cayabas inspires the members of The Cordillera Connection Band to become autonomy advocates. BAGUIO CITY- Members of The Cordillera Connection Band (TCC) were gathered by the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) during a one-day learning session on Cordillera autonomy last January 26, 2018.… Read more »

Cordi Autonomy gains strong support in Congress

(from left to right) The regional champions and relentless workers of Cordillera autonomy: CPBRD Dir. Gen. Romulo Miral, Jr., IAG Exec. Dir. Atty. Benedicto Bacani, OPAPP Usec. Atty. Nabil Tan, OPAPP Sec. Jesus Dureza, RDC Chair and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, and RDC Vice-chair Dir. Milagros Rimando Quezon City, Metro Manila, January 17, 2018… Read more »

Bangsamoro Commission stands with the Cordillerans

Commissioner Jose I. Lorena of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission commits to stand with the Cordillerans in the struggle for regional autonomy Quezon City – Commissioner Jose I. Lorena of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) committed to work with the Cordillerans for the passage of House Bill 5343 which seeks to establish an Autonomous Region of… Read more »

RDC-NEDA youth autonomy events rock the provinces

(Top) Baguio-based Project Jon band leads the concerts series throughout the region. (Bottom) Bontoc students enjoy the band performance. BAGUIO CITY – The RDC through the NEDA-CAR, in partnership with The Cordillera Connection, has conducted four concert-forums in 2017 that aimed to educate the Cordillera youth on regional autonomy. Four provinces were witnesses to these… Read more »

CAR irrigators’ association initiates autonomy IEC

La Trinidad, Benguet – Around 155 members of the CAR Federation of Irrigators Association (CARFIA) were informed on Cordillera autonomy during the association’s general assembly held on December 7, 2017 at the Farmers’ Training Center, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet. The irrigators’ association regional president, Mr. Remy Albano, initiated the inclusion of autonomy discussion in their… Read more »