Tabuk City, Kalinga – The Provincial Local Government Unit of Kalinga adopted NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling as a daughter of the province, with the given name “Lumingay” through Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 2022-318. Her adopted name means strong and beautiful.

The adoption was conferred upon her during the culminating program of the “Cordillera Lumin-awa: Commemorating Indigenous Peoples’ Month and Call for Autonomous Region of the Cordillera” in recognition of her utmost devotion to public service that contributed to the development of the province. As an adopted daughter, she is granted all the privileges including her protection under the umbrella of the Bodong justice system.

As a response, Director Sumbeling vowed to continue serving the province of Kalinga and the rest of the region and conveyed her willingness to go beyond to ensure that the region gets what it deserves. Further, she stressed the need for the Cordillerans to stand united as the region presses towards regional autonomy to ensure inclusive and sustainable progress for all Cordillerans.