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RDC adopts Cordillera weaving industry plan

It shall pursue better capacitation of weavers in production technology innovation and market linkages, promote environmental quality and sustainable use of its resources, increase the resiliency of individuals and communities, and preserve the unique culture and heritage.

Autonomy advocacy continue grassroots focus in 2021

BAGUIO CITY – The Executive Committee of the Cordillera Regional Development Council approved the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) project list for 2021 during its meeting on January 29. With an increased focus on alternative modes of communication, the regional autonomy advocacy program remains focused on raising awareness and gaining support… Read more »

Innovative GAD advocacy in a changing environment – GAD Regional Committee

Baguio City – Gender and Development (GAD) advocacy should move from traditional activities with innovative ways considering the changing environment which is continuously aggravated by the current health crisis. This was manifested during the Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) meeting on Thursday, January 21, as it agreed to spell-out more advocacy of gender concerns… Read more »

Cordillera Economic agency readies for this year’s uncertainties

Baguio City – The Cordillera National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) braces itself for this year’s expected shocks and uncertainties due to the continuing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic during its work planning on Thursday, January 14. The agency identified its development directions based on the 2021 agency country development priorities anchored on… Read more »

BLISTT border checkpoints continue

BAGUIO CITY – The BLISTT Governing Council composed of the chief executives of the BLISTT (Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay) decided to continue their efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Border checkpoints will again be enforced from January 10 to 24. This is to address the high daily… 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 »

RDC-CAR steps up with parliamentary procedure

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council ended the year with a capacity building activity on parliamentary rules and procedures. Senate Director and chief counselor on Senate parliamentary law, Atty. Amado Maralit, discussed the different applications of parliamentary procedure and protocol during the half-day activity on December 23. “It is not necessary for you… Read more »

Pilipina Inc. help more women join autonomy advocacy

  BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Chapter of Pilipina Inc., a civil society organization, gathered women leaders to be oriented on the ongoing pursuit of Cordillera autonomy. Regional Development Council Private Sector Representative Edna Tabanda of Pilipina Inc. organized the December 18 event together with NEDA-CAR.Tabanda said that more women should be involved in the… Read more »