BLISTT Governing Council plan for Dev Authority Transition

BAGUIO CITY – The local chief executives of Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, & Tublay (BLISTT), the Provincial Governor of Benguet, and Congressman Marquez Go of Baguio City, met on August 11, 2022 to plan initial steps toward the establishment of the Metropolitan BLISTT Development Authority (MBLISTT DA) that was created through Republic… Read more »

BLISTT Dev Authority lapses into law

The Metropolitan BLISTT Development Authority (MBLISTTDA) is officially created through Republic Act No. 11932 on July 30, 2022. House Bill 9215 creating the MBLISTTDA was endorsed to the Office of the President last June 29 and lapsed into law 30 days later. HB 9215 was authored by Baguio City Congressman Mark Go and supported by… Read more »

Reorganized BLISTT council re-elect Baguio Mayor as Chair

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong of Baguio City is elected anew as Chairperson of the BLISTT Governing Council for 2022 to 2025. In their regular quarterly meeting last July 26, 2022, the local chief executives lauded his proactive stance in sustaining the BLISTT cooperation and engaging the BLISTT in inter-local pandemic management from… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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-CAR give updates on regional development initiatives in local TV news

Assistant Regional Director Stephanie Faculo Christiansen of the NEDA Regional Office Cordillera gave updates on several regional development initiatives in a 45-minute live TV interview in the Isyu@Serbisyo show of PTV Cordillera last February 18, 2022. She highlighted the agency’s assistance in post-disaster needs assessment relative to the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in the formulation… Read more »