“Cordillera Autonomy aims to address the region’s uniqueness in terms of its culture, topography, vulnerability to disasters as well as the scarcity of infrastructure facilities and services to ensure progress in the region.
The Cordillera Region will continue to pursue regional autonomy as a strategy to enhance Cordillera identity,
to effect responsive policies for the region
and to attain progress for all Cordillerans.”
-Cordillera Regional Development Plan 2017-2022
Benguet’s Arnel Labisa (Third from left) and Apayao’s Jazreal Jamila Enciso (Fourth from left) are crowned Mr. and Ms. Cordillera Autonomy Youth Ambassadors (CAYA) 2023. Other winners are Eddiemar Pacis (Apayao) and Angelika Josiery Servinas (Baguio City), CAYAs for Capacity Building; RJ Sean Maverick Claustro and Almie Jane Paned (both from Abra), CAYAs for Alliance continue reading : RDC-CAR declares Cordillera youth as autonomy envoys with their powerful autonomy messages
The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) once again provided the opportunity for the youth to be the voice of the region’s autonomy advocacy through the Search for Mr. and Ms. Cordillera Autonomy Youth Ambassadors (CAYA). This aims to increase youth sector participation and encourage their involvement in the advocacy considering that the large portion of continue reading : RDC-CAR provides platform for the youth as voices of Cordillera Autonomy
Thousands of people have witnessed the virtual commemoration program of the 35th Anniversary of the Mount Data Sipat on September 13, put together by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR). Due to the unprecedented effects of continue reading : Cordillera RDC Launches First complete virtual Program to Commemorate 35th Mt. Data Sipat
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 continue reading : Cordillera Autonomy should enable development and improve quality of life – Go
The pursuit for Cordillera autonomy remained an important priority despite the worldwide crisis and Cordillerans might have made its best case for the region’s readiness for self-governance.
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR and NCIP will conduct a series of engagements with Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) across the Cordillera Administrative Region in December. The IPMRs will have a refresher on Cordillera autonomy and updates on recent the proposed laws establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. An continue reading : Cordi IP elders set for training and updates on Cordi Autonomy
BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council held a two-day workshop from November 26 to 27 to train new speakers for the Information, Education, and Communication thrust of the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program. The activity targeted different forms of communication to reach different sectors especially the youth. Over continue reading : New Cordi Autonomy advocates trained
Cordillera autonomy inches closer to realization with the hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Government (CLG) of the proposed law Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. House Bill 5687, filed by all CAR Congressmen, and HB 7778 filed by Benguet Cartaker Congressman Eric Yap were up for deliberation by the Committee continue reading : House Committee hears Cordi Autonomy bills