House Committee on Local Government approves the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region

The House Committee on Local Government (CLG) chaired by Congressman Noel Villanueva approved the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region in its virtual meeting on August 24. The substitute bill reconciled HB 5687 filed by Cong. Joseph Bernos, Cong. Elias Bulut, Jr., Cong Mark Go, Cong. Solomon Chungalao, and Cong. Maximo Dalog, Jr. and… Read more »

CAR successfully concludes Month-long Founding Anniversary Celebration

The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) led by the Watershed and Environment Management Committee culminated the month-long celebration of the 34th Founding Anniversary of the Cordillera Administrative Region last July 30,2021 held in Baguio City. The program included: messages from DICT Secretary Gregorio Honasan II and NEDA Usec. Mercedita Sombilla; delivery of the State of… Read more »

Congressmen Go and Dalog convene group to review autonomy bills

In a virtual meeting on March 18, Congressmen Mark Go of Baguio City and Maximo Dalog, Jr. of Mountain Province convened the House of Representatives Committee on Local Government technical working group (TWG) on the proposed bills establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. The CAR Congressmen invited officials, resource persons and legal experts from… Read more »

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 »

Pilipina Inc. help more women join autonomy advocacy

  BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Chapter of Pilipina Inc., a civil society organization, gathered women leaders to be oriented on the ongoing pursuit of Cordillera autonomy. Regional Development Council Private Sector Representative Edna Tabanda of Pilipina Inc. organized the December 18 event together with NEDA-CAR.Tabanda said that more women should be involved in the… Read more »

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 »