RDC encourages region-wide participation in Cordillera Month

BANGUED, ABRA – The Cordillera Regional Development Council in its meeting on March 5 encouraged all regional government agencies, public and private schools, Civil Society Organizations in the region to actively participate in this year’s Cordillera Month celebration. With the theme “Innovative Cordillera: Prospering as One”, the Cordillera Regional Development Council Economic Development Sectoral Committee… Read more »

Abrenian is new RDC-CAR Co-Chairman

President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Philip Tingonong of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG), as the new Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Co-Chairman for 2019 to 2022. Tingonong is the first RDC-CAR Co-Chair in 7 years since Virgilio Bautista, who served from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2010 to 2012. He is… Read more »

RDC Committees raise concerns about Abra-Ilocos river project

BAGUIO CITY – Two Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) committees refer to the lessons learned from the Chico River Pump Irrigation project to address the concerns on the proposed Ilocos Norte-Ilocos Sur-Abra Irrigation Project (INISAIP) that will source water from the Abra river. The Infrastructure Development Committee and the Watershed and Environmental Management Committee conducted… Read more »

Governor Bernos begins work as RDC chair

BAGUIO CITY – Abra Governor Joy Bernos began her work as Chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) with a briefing with the RDC Executive Committee on November 8, 2019. Governor Bernos acknowledged her expanded role, “Now, I am not just thinking about the development of my province but the whole Cordillera. I hope… Read more »

Social Development Committee starts another flagship program

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council began the implementation of the second round of its flagship program “Convergence Program for the Poorest Municipalities in CAR” in Tineg, Abra. The program was presented by newly-elected RSDC chairman DSWD-CAR Regional Director Leonard Quintilla during the 4th Quarter RSDC… Read more »

Abrenian youth creates for Cordillera autonomy

BANGUED, ABRA – NEDA-CAR in partnership with the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government gathered college and senior high school students of Bangued for a one-day forum on Cordillera autonomy and infographics workshop on October 22. Philip Tingonong, CCAGG Chairman and Cordillera autonomy advocate, discussed the legal basis for the region’s pursuit of autonomy… Read more »

Grassroots strongly support Cordillera Autonomy

Manabo, Abra – The Cordillera Regional Development Coucnil (RDC-CAR) in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Manabo, Abra (LGU-Manabo) conducted an information, education, and communication (IEC) campaign on Cordillera Autonomy towards Federalism last November 22, 2018 at the Manabo Sports Pavilion. Aimed at raising awareness on the Cordillera autonomy at the grassroots, the activity… Read more »

POs in Abra call for just and lasting peace

BANGUED, Abra – Representatives of POs and non-government organizations (NGOs) gathered in a consultation organized by the Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CPDC) on February 20, 2018 with the theme, “A Call for Peace, Advancing the Right to Self-Determined Development of the People of Abra”. In the first half of the program, representatives… Read more »