MPSPC and NEDA to validate Historical Sites

BAGUIO CITY – The Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) research team for the mapping and marking of Cordillera historical sites led by Dr. Annie Grail Ekid met with RDC-CAR Vice Chair and NEDA-CAR Regional Director Milagros Rimando on April 17 to discuss remaining concerns of the project and further validation of the sites. The… Read more »

UB students prepare for elections and autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – The University of Baguio (UB) Student Council initiated an Election and Autonomy Talk for voting-age students of UB last April 13. Autonomy advocate Joel Cervantes of La Trinidad LGU and Autonomy IEC Speakers’ Bureau discussed the history of the autonomy pursuit and its benefits. The inclusion of autonomy in the event was… Read more »

NEDA studies the Fiscal Viability of Autonomous Cordi

BAGUIO CITY – The researchers presented their initial work plan for the study on the fiscal viability of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) to NEDA-CAR on April 16. NEDA-CAR engaged an in-house team of researchers who will study the fiscal viability of the region once the autonomous government is established. The 3-member team,… Read more »

Baguio Candidates address Cordi autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – Two separate forums were conducted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Baguio Chapter in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency-CAR (PIA-CAR) on April 12 and 13 respectively, Congressional and Mayoralty candidates of the City of Baguio recognized the implications of the pursuit… Read more »

RDC addresses Mountain Province development concerns

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) met in Bontoc, Mountain Province on March 19 for its first quarter meeting of 2019. As customary in RDC meetings, the host province presents its local development concerns. Two of the primary concerns of the province are the weak… Read more »

DPWH starts flood risk mitigation master planning

BAGUIO CITY – NEDA-CAR led by Regional Director Milagros Rimando met with Asian Development Bank (ADB) consultants last April 1 to discuss the on-going Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF) flood control projects funded by the ADB and implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways. NEDA-CAR committed to provide technical support to the… Read more »

RDC committee reviews CAR Investment Priorities

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Economic Development Committee, led by its Chair, DTI-CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo, is reviewing the Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) 2018-2022, a guide for the private sector on the potential investment priority areas in the Cordillera region. The Econ Dev Committee met last March 8 to generate inputs to… Read more »

RDC endorses 2020 budgets for agencies and SUCs

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council (RDC) endorsed the budgets of the 6 State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and 17 Regional Line Agencies (RLAs) in the Cordillera during the first quarter joint RDC and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) meeting in Bontoc, Mountain Province on March 19. The Regional Development Budget Coordinating Committee… Read more »

BLGF engages LGUs on regional autonomy and development

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) members, Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and National Economic and Development Authority-CAR, coordinated a briefing on Cordillera autonomy for local government finance officers during BLGF’s “1st Regional Conference on Empowerment, Innovation, and Excellence towards a Progressive Cordillera” on March 28, 2019. Joel Cervantes of LGU La… Read more »