Cordillera leaders renew call for regional autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – “The [Cordillera] region as a whole has yet to hurdle its first major challenge as called for by the 1987 Constitution”. This is according to Department of Agriculture Secretary and Cabinet Officer on Regional Development & Security for the Cordillera, William Dar during the joint Regional Development Council and Regional Peace &… Read more »

PEACE, Inc. gathers CPLA for Autonomy Advocacy

TINGLAYAN, KALINGA – The National Economic and Development Authority-CAR (NEDA-CAR) in coordination with the Professionals and Elders Association and Advocates for Christian and Education Empowerment, Incorporated (PEACE, Inc.) conducted a forum on the renewed pursuit of Cordillera Autonomy with members of the Cordillera Peoples’ Liberation Army (CPLA) on November 24 in Bugnay, Tinglayan. PEACE, Inc.… Read more »

NEDA-CAR concludes IP month with autonomy info drive

TABUK CITY – The NEDA-CAR concluded IP month through an information dissemination forum with Kalinga Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) and Bodong holders on October 30. The Provincial Government initiated the event in coordination with NCIP-Kalinga and NEDA-CAR by gathering local elders of Kalinga and soliciting support for Cordillera autonomy. Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang… Read more »

Agencies discuss BLISTT traffic management

BAGUIO CITY – NEDA-CAR gathered experts on traffic and transport management from regional line agencies and the local government units of Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Tuba, and Tublay (BLISTT) for a workshop on BLISTT Traffic and Transport Management last November 15. The workshop was set to provide the BLISTT Governing Council, composed of the mayors… Read more »

RDC CAR Committee continues Itogon Rehab

BAGUIO CITY – The Economic Development Committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) discussed ways forward for the Economic Rehabilitation Program for Itogon, Benguet on November 4. The program was a response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s mandate to he lp victims of the landslide incidents that occurred in the municipality last October 2018. The Convergence… Read more »

NEDA-CAR highlights sustainability during economic literacy week

BAGUIO CITY – With the theme  “Our nation’s health, the future’s wealth”, the National Economic and Development Authority in the Cordillera Region (NEDA-CAR) conducted the Economic and Financial Literacy Forum on Sustainable Consumption and Production on November 11 with participants from  regional government agencies, local government units, civil society organizations, and the academe. NEDA-CAR Regional… Read more »

Governor Bernos begins work as RDC chair

BAGUIO CITY – Abra Governor Joy Bernos began her work as Chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) with a briefing with the RDC Executive Committee on November 8, 2019. Governor Bernos acknowledged her expanded role, “Now, I am not just thinking about the development of my province but the whole Cordillera. I hope… Read more »

NEDA-CAR passes Quality Management Systems Surveillance Audit

The National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office Cordillera (NEDA-CAR) passed its first Quality Management System Surveillance Audit under its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems certification last November 6. The certifying body, SOCOTEC Group (formerly AJA Registrars Group), conducted its annual surveillance audit of NEDA-CAR and found no cases of non-conformity in their Quality Management… Read more »

Cordillera CSOs manifest support to autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – A manifesto of support for the establishment of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) was crafted by Cordillera civil society organizations (CSOs) during the CSO Consultation on Autonomy towards Federalism/Charter Change conducted by NEDA-CAR last November 7. This activity is in line with the Cordillera Regional Development Council’s (RDC-CAR) efforts to… Read more »