DTI-CAR and Mountain Province lead Cordillera month celebration

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Economic Development Committee, chaired by DTI-CAR, met to plan the theme and activities for this year’s Cordillera month celebration during their 1st quarter meeting on February 13. The committee took over as the lead Regional Development Council Sectoral committee for this year’s celebration from the Infrastructure Development Committee,… Read more »

DOE assists Cordillera to tap geothermal energy potential

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Energy presented its initial findings on the geothermal potential of the Cordillera region as part of the Philippine Geothermal Resource Assessment and Inventory. The agency urged to accelerate the development of geothermal resources in CAR. The assessment report was presented during the 1st quarter Regional Development Council Infrastructure Committee… Read more »

Experts urge shared tourism plan for BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY – “In tourism, we go beyond political boundaries”, said Sylvia Chinayog of DOT-CAR during the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on Tourism Development for the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) growth area on February 14. The members of the TWG, composed of local government tourism officers and representatives from… Read more »

Cordi autonomy leaders call on international Igorot support

TABUK CITY – “There is no place like home”, said Kalinga Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang in his address to the members of the Igorot Global Organization during the 13th Igorot International Conference held on February 7 to 10. The Kalinga representative sparked the discussion on the continuing need for Cordillera autonomy. Several speakers gave their… Read more »

Project Monitoring Committee note active community involvement

Beyond the usual inspection of problematic projects, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) visited project sites that have been recognized for good and on-schedule performance. NEDA-CAR Chief of project monitoring and evaluation, Carmel Matabang, said that the inspection of the various community-based agency projects showcased the active involvement of the community, particularly the women, in… Read more »

RPMC urges formation of local project monitoring committees

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) presented on February 4 the DILG memorandum for local government units to organize their respective local project monitoring committees. DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-188 calls for the organization or reconstitution of sub-regional project monitoring committees. This is to ensure the closer monitoring of government projects currently… Read more »

RDC Cordillera confirms new members

The Regional Development Council grows with the recognition of several new members from both the private and government sectors. The RDC Executive Committee confirmed 12 Special Non-Voting Members (SNVMs) comprised of 9 government sector and 3 from the private sector. The following regional government agencies nominated by the various RDC sectoral committees were endorsed by… Read more »

Cordillera RDC to revive agriculture committee

After repeated clamor from stakeholders and development partners and the initiative of Regional Development Council Chair and Abra Governor Joy Bernos, the RDC Agriculture sub-committee will begin to meet and tackle concerns of agriculture and development in the Cordillera region. The RDC-CAR Executive Committee agreed to the revival of the Agriculture sub-committee under the Economic… Read more »