Benguet Planning office kicks-off autonomy advocacy

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET–  The Provincial Planning and Development Office of Benguet began a series of autonomy information dissemination fora on September 3 and 4 as part of their annual Barangay Development Congress. Benguet’s own Peter Cosalan and Joel Cervantes discussed the region’s continued pursuit of regional autonomy among barangay officials from the municipalities of Atok,… Read more »

RPMC Cordillera visits Chico River Pump Irrigation Project

PINUKPUK, KALINGA –  The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council visited the Chico River Pump Irrigation site implemented by the National Irrigation Administration on August 23 to validate various claims concerning the project. The RPMC then held a joint meeting with their counterpart in Region 2. This visit was a… Read more »

Cordillerans update Regional Development Plan

BAGUIO CITY –  NEDA-CAR gathered Cordillerans and stakeholders from the government and private sectors for a midterm update of the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2017-2022 on September 5. The stakeholders assessed the region’s performance in attaining the RDP targets, its relation to the national Philippine Development… Read more »

RDC IP committee reorganizes and expands membership

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council (RDC) Committee on Indigenous Peoples’ Concerns (CIPC) welcomed its new members for the period 2019 to 2022 on August 28 who will discuss development matters as it relates to the Indigenous Peoples of the Cordillera and the emerging culture and arts sector. The committee confirmed NCIP-CAR Regional Director… Read more »

NEDA Environmental Planners take oath

BAGUIO CITY – The National Economic and Development Authority saw twenty-four of its staff from the regional offices of the Ilocos Region (Region I) and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) take their oath as new Environmental Planners on August 27, after having passed the licensure exam in June. Fellow environmental planner and NEDA-CAR Regional Director… Read more »

NCIP shares Cordillera autonomy pursuit with IP youth

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR) organized a forum on the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act and the region’s pursuit of autonomy and self-governance on August 11. Autonomy advocates Atty. Leilene Gallardo and Michael Umaming discussed the key features of Cordillera autonomy and its relation to the… Read more »

Apayao youth leaders say yes to autonomy

LUNA, APAYAO – Sangguniang Kabataan officials from all over the province of Apayao overcame inclement weather to discuss and commit their support to Cordillera autonomy on August 10.  Apayao SK Kabataan Provincial Federation President Wenz Nathaly Cagat co-organized the event in parternship with the Provincial Local Government of Apayao and the RDC-CAR. Autonomy advocates Philip… Read more »