BAGUIO CITY—DOST Regional Director Julius Caesar V. Sicat, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee of the Regional Development Council, announcesthat the province of Abra will be the hostfor this year’s celebration of Cordillera Month during the RDC Special Full Council Meeting on May 22, 2014 in this city.

With the purpose of broadening the appreciation of the significance of the Cordillera Administrative Region, the RDC-CAR approved that the celebration venue be rotated among the provinces and cities in alphabetical order starting with Abra.

This year’s expected theme of Cordillera Month is “Boosting the Economic Competitiveness of the Cordilleras for ASEAN 2015”in preparation to the anticipated ASEAN Integration in 2015.

Cordillera Autonomy will also be integrated in the activities during the celebration. Among the major activities lined up will be the Unity Gong Caravan, which will start in Abra on July 9 and will be passed on to all the Cordillera provinces, then back to Abra  during the Culmination Program on July 15. A Trade/Tech Fair showcasing agriculture, technology and eco-tourism fairs as well as a one-day job will also be held in the said event.



by Christine Mamuyac, SPCAR