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NEDA-CAR conducts Spatial Mapping Workshop for the BLISTT

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) conducted a spatial mapping workshop on May 31, 2022, as part of a series of activities to update the 2017-2019 BLISTT Action Agenda. Representatives from the BLISTT local government units (LGUs) and Regional Line Agencies participated in this workshop held at the Newtown Plaza Hotel, Baguio City. The… Read more »

RDC Housing subcommittee backs reclassification of some CAR forest land to A&D lands

The Regional Development Council (RDC)-CAR Housing Subcommittee presented the status of the Forestland Development Project during the Second Quarter Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) on May 26, 2022, at the RDC Hall, Baguio City. While the subcommittee pushes for the full implementation of the 104,621.12 hectares determined as non-conforming, it nonetheless supports the reduced 17,… Read more »

CAR-RPMC Teams up with Ifugao PPMC and Partner Agencies to Help Fast Track Delayed Projects in Ifugao

The Regional Project Monitoring Committee and Ifugao Provincial Project Monitoring Committee headed by RPMC Chair and NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling jointly inspected 5 projects located in Tinoc, Banaue, Lagawe and Lamut Ifugao on April 20-22, 2022. These projects are the washed-out portion of the Banaue-Hungduan-Benguet Boundary Road, Slope Protection of Patilong Elementary School,… Read more »

BLISTT Council Discuss LGU Counterpart Fund for Development Authority

The Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Governing Council met anew on 18 May 2022 at the RDC Hall, Baguio City to discuss House Bill No. 9215 creating the BLISTT Development Authority (BLISTTDA). The BLISTT Governing Council articulated its commitment to the proposed BLISTTDA through the decision to allocate LGU fund counterpart to support its operations. Details of… Read more »

Secretary Chua challenges NEDA-CAR staff to continuously improve, benchmark against global standards

BAGUIO CITY – Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua challenged the National Economic Development Authority – Cordillera Administrative Region (NEDA-CAR) staff to continuously improve themselves and benchmark against global standards. In his meeting with NEDA-CAR employees on May 16, 2022, Secretary Chua stressed the importance of NEDA as an independent socioeconomic planning agency. According… Read more »

RPMC-CAR determines flagged projects for priority inspection

During its second-quarter meeting on May 11, 2022, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee of the Cordillera Administrative Region (RPMC-CAR) identified critical projects to be inspected for the third quarter. Director Susan A. Sumbeling, Chairperson of the RPMC-CAR and the Regional Director of NEDA-CAR, explained that “our works will not be disrupted even with the new… Read more »

NEDA Conducts Spatial Planning Workshop for BLISTT

NEDA-Cordillera conducted the Spatial Planning Blended Workshop on 29 April 2022 at the Newtown Hotel, Baguio City. The workshop aimed at crafting a spatial development framework that will identify specific locations for production, protection, settlements, and infrastructure development for the BLISTT as the region’s southern primary growth center.    It is part of a series of… Read more »

NEDA Cordillera pushes for healthy market competition for consumer welfare

BAGUIO CITY – NEDA Cordillera Assistant Regional Director Stephanie F. Christiansen welcomed the participants during the Multisectoral Forum on the Philippine Competition Act and National Competition Policy held on 28 April 2022 in Baguio City. In her remarks, ARD Christiansen emphasized the relevance of integrating national competition policy in the Philippine Development Plan and the… Read more »

CAR regains economic growth in 2021, ranks 2nd nationwide

The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) ranked second in economic growth nationwide together with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The region’s economy, as measured by the gross regional domestic product or GRDP, grew by 7.5 percent in 2021 from the 10.2 percent contraction in 2020. This was reported by Regional Director Villafe Alibuyog… Read more »