Cordillera’s development milestones reported in the CAR Regional Pre-SONA Series

Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR and Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar reported the top 5 accomplishments of the Duterte administration in the region in today’s Regional Pre-SONA Series for the Cordillera held at the Baguio Convention Center and mainstreamed live through Facebook. These major accomplishments are, (1) improved regional poverty… Read more »

BLISTT Mayors adopt strict guidelines even under GCQ

On May 14, Baguio City Mayor and BLISTT (Baguio-La Trinidad- Itogon- Sablan- Tuba- Tublay) Governing Council Chairman Benjamin Magalong called for a meeting with local executives to discuss guidelines and next steps with the new community quarantine classification of the province of Benguet and Baguio City.   Both were put under general community quarantine or GCQ… Read more »

United Pursuit for Cordillera Autonomy Continues

Cordillera autonomy advocates, speakers and project partners were gathered for a two-day virtual assembly on April 13-14, 2021 to be updated on the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program’s 2020 accomplishments, re-assess the program’s communication plan and be capacitated on advocating through digital platforms. RDC-CAR Acting Vice Chair and NEDA-CAR OIC-Regional… Read more »

Innovative GAD advocacy in a changing environment – GAD Regional Committee

Baguio City – Gender and Development (GAD) advocacy should move from traditional activities with innovative ways considering the changing environment which is continuously aggravated by the current health crisis. This was manifested during the Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) meeting on Thursday, January 21, as it agreed to spell-out more advocacy of gender concerns… Read more »

Cordillera Economic agency readies for this year’s uncertainties

Baguio City – The Cordillera National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) braces itself for this year’s expected shocks and uncertainties due to the continuing challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic during its work planning on Thursday, January 14. The agency identified its development directions based on the 2021 agency country development priorities anchored on… Read more »

RDC-CAR lauds outstanding Covid-19 volunteers

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council recognized the region’s three most outstanding Covid-19 volunteers during the 4th quarter RDC meeting on December 15, 2020, namely: Clemencia Basilio Lapas, Elmer Macalingay and Rizavel Addawe.  The Cordillera Regional Search Committee endorsed Ms. Lapas as CAR’s nominee for the Philippine National Volunteer Services Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA)… Read more »

PopCom advocates the advantage of Demographic dividend

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) oriented the staff of NEDA-CAR on the benefits of the demographic dividend and CAR’s unique position to take advantage of this. PopCom Regional Director Magdalena Abellera stressed that through population management, people-centered development could be achieved. Population and respecting choices Abellera opened the seminar… Read more »