LETTER to the Editor/Northern Philippines Times: Beepo Kiaki, ICIB co-chairman
..Nowhere in Executive Order 30 signed by then President Arroyo can anyone see with the aid of a magnifying glass the magic words “Prepare Autonomy” written. Section 1 of said EO states: “There is hereby created a Cordillera Regional Development Council (CRDC) which shall be the primary institution for setting the direction of economic and social development in the Cordilleras and through which regional development efforts shall be coordinated.”
It’s crystal clear that even a moron can interpret that the job of the CRDC as provided by Sec. 1 is to set the direction of economic and social development in the Cordillera and not to embroil themselves in affairs of autonomy.
Arrogating unto themselves the functions of the Cordillera Administrative Region’s bodies puts them in a risky position aggravated by the fact that they spent more than P33 million of government funds for their own purpose.
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