RPMC urges formation of local project monitoring committees

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) presented on February 4 the DILG memorandum for local government units to organize their respective local project monitoring committees. DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-188 calls for the organization or reconstitution of sub-regional project monitoring committees. This is to ensure the closer monitoring of government projects currently… Read more »

RDC Cordillera confirms new members

The Regional Development Council grows with the recognition of several new members from both the private and government sectors. The RDC Executive Committee confirmed 12 Special Non-Voting Members (SNVMs) comprised of 9 government sector and 3 from the private sector. The following regional government agencies nominated by the various RDC sectoral committees were endorsed by… Read more »

Cordillera RDC extends development support to LGUs

The RDC Executive committee (ExCom) agreed during the January 23 1st Quarter RDC-ExCom meeting to formalize the RDC project development assistance services for local government units. RDC-CAR Chair Joy Bernos proposed the this in a previous RDC meeting to strengthen the relationship between the RDC and the LGUs. The RDC Secretariat NEDA-CAR presented the mechanism… Read more »

GAD Committee to expand gender and development fora

The Regional Gender and Development Committee agreed to conduct more gender and development budget fora at the provincial level for 2020. The committee met on January 17 for its first meeting of the year to look back at the accomplishments and strategize plans in advancing gender equality and development in the region. In 2019, the… Read more »

Cordillera autonomy gains support in 2019

“As long as it is in the Constitution, we will pursue autonomy”, said advocate Joel Cervantes in his discussion on the region’s pursuit of regional self-determination with senior high school students. This is one of many information dissemination activities conducted in 2019 by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through the NEDA-CAR Social Preparation of CAR… Read more »

Benguet Planning office kicks-off autonomy advocacy

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET–  The Provincial Planning and Development Office of Benguet began a series of autonomy information dissemination fora on September 3 and 4 as part of their annual Barangay Development Congress. Benguet’s own Peter Cosalan and Joel Cervantes discussed the region’s continued pursuit of regional autonomy among barangay officials from the municipalities of Atok,… Read more »

RPMC Cordillera visits Chico River Pump Irrigation Project

PINUKPUK, KALINGA –  The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Cordillera Regional Development Council visited the Chico River Pump Irrigation site implemented by the National Irrigation Administration on August 23 to validate various claims concerning the project. The RPMC then held a joint meeting with their counterpart in Region 2. This visit was a… Read more »

Cordillerans update Regional Development Plan

BAGUIO CITY –  NEDA-CAR gathered Cordillerans and stakeholders from the government and private sectors for a midterm update of the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022 and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP) 2017-2022 on September 5. The stakeholders assessed the region’s performance in attaining the RDP targets, its relation to the national Philippine Development… Read more »

RDC endorses 3 resolutions pushing for stronger IP rights

The Cordillera Regional Development Council Executive Committee, during its meeting on September 28, endorsed three resolutions for the welfare of indigenous peoples (IPs) in CAR. These resolutions push for: (1) the inclusion of more benefits for IP communities hosting energy generating facilities; (2)    including lands covered by Certificate of Ancestral Domain Claims (CADCs) in the… Read more »