BAGUIO CITY — According to the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA), the region is not yet ready for an autonomous set-up especially that traditional politicians are the ones pushing for it.

In an interview, CPA Chairperson Windel Bolinget said the Cordillera will never benefit from a “bogus autonomy”.

He said the 3rd Organic Act being pushed by the government is not recognizing the rights of the people to self-determination. He emphasized that the said organic act will just fulfill the personal interests of the traditional politicians pushing for it and will not serve the Cordillerans.

Bolinget said the region has many problems that should be addressed before it could establish a genuine autonomous region. These problems would include injustices and national oppression.