The Cordillera National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) and the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) support the Office of the Cabinet Secretary and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in the conduct of the Cordillera leg of the Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Series in Baguio City on 01 June 2021.

The event will be through a hybrid meeting platform with participants from the House of Representatives, local government units, national and regional line agencies, academe, civil society organizations and the business sector, and the general public from Baguio City and CAR provinces.  The physical venue is at the Baguio Convention Center and this will be streamed live at PIA Cordillera Facebook page starting at 9:00 in the morning.

The activity shall feature the major accomplishments of President Duterte’s administration and the plans for the remainder of his term.  The President’s report will cover the six cabinet clusters on: (a) Economic Development, (b) Infrastructure, (c) Human Development and Poverty Reduction, (d) Participatory Governance, (e) Security, Justice and Peace, and (f) Climate Change, Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Moreover, Cordillera Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) and Department of Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar will give updates on the region’s development and security concerns. The region’s Health Department Assistant Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan will give status updates on the COVID-19 response and vaccination deployment program.

The Pre-SONA series is conducted nationwide prior to the last and 6th SONA of President Duterte in July this year. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles leads the series of events together with the PCOO.