House Committee on Local Government approves the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region

The House Committee on Local Government (CLG) chaired by Congressman Noel Villanueva approved the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region in its virtual meeting on August 24. The substitute bill reconciled HB 5687 filed by Cong. Joseph Bernos, Cong. Elias Bulut, Jr., Cong Mark Go, Cong. Solomon Chungalao, and Cong. Maximo Dalog, Jr. and… Read more »

NEDA-CAR conducts workshop discussing additional functions for the Substitute Bill for Cordillera Autonomy

On November 3, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) through the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program spearheaded the Workshop on Defining the Functions of the Proposed Autonomous Region of the Cordillera and gathered long time regional autonomy champions heeding to Baguio City Congressman Mark Go request to review the… Read more »

PLLO and NEDA- CAR update Cordillera advocates on the status of the proposed Organic Act and other House Bills

The Philippine Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) gathered local, regional and national officials along with Cordillera autonomy advocates, regional line agencies (RLAs) and private sector representatives (PSRs) to discuss the status of the proposed organic act for Cordillera Autonomy and other legislative initiatives affecting the Cordillera Administrative Region… Read more »

Autonomy Advocates deliberate Autonomy Bill Provisions

On May 11, Cordillera Autonomy advocates met for a plenary session to discuss issues raised from the two meetings of the House Committee on Local Government-Technical Working Group (TWG) for House Bill 5687 and House Bill 7778. Said TWG is chaired by Cong. Mark Go of Baguio City and co-chaired by Cong. Maximo Dalog, Jr.… Read more »

Autonomous Region of the Cordillera: A Constitutional Command

On May 4, Baguio City Cong. Mark Go and Committee on Local Government (CLG) Chair Cong. Noel Villanueva again convened the technical working group (TWG) for the proposed bill on establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC). Invited during the meeting were representatives from central and regional offices of government agencies and local chief… Read more »

Cordillera Autonomy should enable development and improve quality of life – Go

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council encouraged government agencies and civil society organizations to continue to raise awareness of Cordillera Autonomy as Cordillera Representatives work towards the passing of the Cordillera Organic Act in Congress. Baguio City Congressman Mark Go, during the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) 2021 and Social Preparation of CAR… Read more »

NCIP gathers IPMRs for stronger autonomy push

BAGUIO CITY – The NCIP-CAR partnered with NEDA-CAR to provide updates to Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in the Cordillera on the continued pursuit of Cordillera autonomy led by the Regional Development Council-CAR. NCIP and NEDA conducted face-to-face and virtual meetings with CAR IPMRs from December 1 to 16. Over 80 participants joined and signified… Read more »