Cordillera Local candidates address Regional Autonomy

Voice for Autonomy – PIA-CAR Regional Director Helen Tibaldo with RDC-CAR Private Sector Representative and DevAd Committee co-chair Ferdinand Gonzales facilitates discussion with Baguio City mayoralty candidates, incumbent Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Atty. Mauricio Domogan on the region’s pursuit for autonomy. BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) through the Social Preparation of… Read more »

Autonomy IEC reaches Benguet barangays

CATLUBONG, BUGUIAS – The National Economic Development Authority-CAR (NEDA-CAR) in partnership with the Barangay Local Government Unit of Catlubong (BLGU-Catlubong) conducted an information, education, communication (IEC) campaign on autonomy during the barangay’s second general assembly last October 25. The activity was well-attended by community members – most of whom are farmers. CATLUBONG, BUGUIAS – The… Read more »

Cordillera CSOs manifest support to autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – A manifesto of support for the establishment of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) was crafted by Cordillera civil society organizations (CSOs) during the CSO Consultation on Autonomy towards Federalism/Charter Change conducted by NEDA-CAR last November 7. This activity is in line with the Cordillera Regional Development Council’s (RDC-CAR) efforts to… Read more »

Baguio Police force joins Cordillera autonomy drive

BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio City Police Office, in coordination with NEDA-CAR, organized an Information, Education, Communication (IEC) forum on Cordillera Autonomy last October 30. Autonomy advocates Briccio Domondon and Peter Dumaguing discussed the basic concepts of autonomy and the region’s current advocacy. Expounding on the concept of self-determination, Deputy City Director Edward Aquintey opened… Read more »

UB students prepare for elections and autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – The University of Baguio (UB) Student Council initiated an Election and Autonomy Talk for voting-age students of UB last April 13. Autonomy advocate Joel Cervantes of La Trinidad LGU and Autonomy IEC Speakers’ Bureau discussed the history of the autonomy pursuit and its benefits. The inclusion of autonomy in the event was… Read more »

BLGF engages LGUs on regional autonomy and development

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) members, Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and National Economic and Development Authority-CAR, coordinated a briefing on Cordillera autonomy for local government finance officers during BLGF’s “1st Regional Conference on Empowerment, Innovation, and Excellence towards a Progressive Cordillera” on March 28, 2019. Joel Cervantes of LGU La… Read more »

Baguio Barangays raise autonomy as election concern

BAGUIO CITY – The 17th district of Baguio City included autonomy as one of their primary concerns during their 1st quarter General Assembly held in South Sanitary Camp, Baguio City on March 26, 2019 where Vladimir Cayabas, as member of the Regional Development Council and Autonomy IEC speakers’ bureau served as resource speaker. The 17th… Read more »

Autonomy IEC rolls to Apayao

LUNA, APAYAO – The Provincial Local Government Unit of Apayao (PLGU-Apayao) with the assistance of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) conducted its first Municipal Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Speakers’ Training at the provincial capitol for officials coming from the PLGU and municipal LGUs of Conner, Flora, Kabugao, Luna, and Pudtol on March… Read more »

Review for the proposed Cordillera Organic Act underway

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR conducted the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Technical Working Group on the review of the proposed Cordillera Organic Act, House Bill 5343, on March 12, 2019. Atty. Mohammad Jamalul Giducos of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) presented the highlights of the BOL. Prosecutor Leilene Carantes-Gallardo who… Read more »