Stories on the Quest for Self-Determination in the Cordillera

Why Autonomy?

“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
to attain progress for all Cordillerans.”

-Cordillera Regional Development Plan 2017-2022


Cordillera Autonomy should enable development and improve quality of life – Go

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… Read more »

Cordillera Autonomy 2020: A Year in Review

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.

Cordi IP elders set for training and updates on Cordi Autonomy

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… Read more »

New Cordi Autonomy advocates trained

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… Read more »

House Committee hears Cordi Autonomy bills

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… Read more »

Legislators solidify support to Cordillera autonomy

Baguio City – The 34th Sipat Anniversary celebration organized by the Regional Development Council  (RDC-CAR) through NEDA-CAR last September 13, 2020, was once again a venue for legislators to express their support for the passing of House Bill 5687: An Act Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. This year’s celebration included the participation of… Read more »

National officials commend Cordillera for 34 years of Commitment to Peace

National and local peace-keepers expressed their support to the region’s pursuit for peace and development through regional autonomy during the commemoration of the 34th Sipat anniversary last September 13 organized by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through its secretariat, NEDA-CAR. Some of the country’s top peace and security officials in the persons of National Security… Read more »

Cordi gains new autonomy allies

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera gained three new autonomy allies in the person of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., HOR Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, and Committee on Local Government Chair Noel Villanueva as the region celebrated its 34th Sipat Anniversary last September 13 hosted by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR). The three delivered their… Read more »