RDC-CAR prepares for effect of Mandanas ruling

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council requested Congress to amend sections of the Local Government Code of 1991 to allow local government units (LGUs) to be guided in the changes brought about by the Supreme Court Ruling in General Reference No. 199802 or the Mandanas case. This is another step in RDC-CAR’s preparation… Read more »

Luzon Regional Development Councils urge to pursue agri innovation

The Regional Development Councils of Luzon adopted the recommendations of NEDA-CAR in its paper entitled “Agricultural Technology and Innovation for High Value Crops in Luzon”. This was presented by NEDA-CAR Regional Director and RDC-CAR Vice-Chair Milagros Rimando during the June 2 Luzon Regional Development Committee (RDCom) video conference meeting. The RDCom agreed to push for… Read more »

Cordillera leaders tackle regional budgets

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Congressmen and governors joined the Regional Development Budget Coordinating Committee (RDBCC) in the review of the Fiscal year 2021 budget proposals of Regional Line Agencies and State Universities and Colleges during the RDBCC Budget Consultation on February 27 and 28. With their participation in the consultation, Congressmen Solomon Chungalao of… Read more »

RDC recognizes CAR’s nominees for National search for outstanding volunteers

BAGUIO CITY –  Last year, Cordillera Administrative Region Regional Search Committee nominated five outstanding volunteers to the 2019 National Search for Outstanding Volunteers. Of the five nominees, the La Trinidad Local Government Unit was chosen and awarded for its accreditation and support of the La Trinidad Accredited Community Disaster Volunteers (LT-ACDV). The local government of… Read more »

Cordillera joins nation in declaring adolescent pregnancy as national emergency

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council joins the National Social Development Committee in declaring teenage pregnancy as a national social emergency. The OIC-Assistant Regional Director Cecile Basawil of Cordillera Commission on Population and Development shared the National and Regional Social Development Committee Resolution No. 1 Series… Read more »

La Trinidad wins special award from the PNVSCA

QUEZON CITY – La Trinidad, Benguet is a national awardee in the 2019 Search for Outstanding Volunteers given by the Philippine National Volunteer Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) last December 16, 2019 at Batasang Pambansa. La Trinidad is one of the 3 LGUs awarded under the category of Special Award for LGU in recognition of LGU’s efforts… Read more »

DOE assists Cordillera to tap geothermal energy potential

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Energy presented its initial findings on the geothermal potential of the Cordillera region as part of the Philippine Geothermal Resource Assessment and Inventory. The agency urged to accelerate the development of geothermal resources in CAR. The assessment report was presented during the 1st quarter Regional Development Council Infrastructure Committee… Read more »

Project Monitoring Committee note active community involvement

Beyond the usual inspection of problematic projects, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) visited project sites that have been recognized for good and on-schedule performance. NEDA-CAR Chief of project monitoring and evaluation, Carmel Matabang, said that the inspection of the various community-based agency projects showcased the active involvement of the community, particularly the women, in… Read more »