Cordillera Autonomy Bill advances in the House of Representatives

The House Committee on Local Government (CLG) chaired by Valenzuela 1st District Representative Rex Gatchalian approved House Bill 3267 (HB 3267) “An Act Establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region” during the committee’s hearing last November 10, 2022. With a united stance, Cordillera Representatives Menchie Bernos of Abra, Eleanor Bulut-Begtang of Apayao, Mark Go of Baguio City,… Read more »

Secretary Chua challenges NEDA-CAR staff to continuously improve, benchmark against global standards

BAGUIO CITY – Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua challenged the National Economic Development Authority – Cordillera Administrative Region (NEDA-CAR) staff to continuously improve themselves and benchmark against global standards. In his meeting with NEDA-CAR employees on May 16, 2022, Secretary Chua stressed the importance of NEDA as an independent socioeconomic planning agency. According… 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 »

Cordillera Drafting Committee to hold more consultations

BAGUIO CITY – The members of the drafting committee for the Organic Law establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) held their first meeting on April 26 in Baguio City. The meeting aimed to finalize the strategy in drafting the new organic autonomy law, the committee membership, and its schedule in relation to the… Read more »

NEDA studies the Fiscal Viability of Autonomous Cordi

BAGUIO CITY – The researchers presented their initial work plan for the study on the fiscal viability of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) to NEDA-CAR on April 16. NEDA-CAR engaged an in-house team of researchers who will study the fiscal viability of the region once the autonomous government is established. The 3-member team,… Read more »

Baguio Candidates address Cordi autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – Two separate forums were conducted by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Baguio Chapter in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency-CAR (PIA-CAR) on April 12 and 13 respectively, Congressional and Mayoralty candidates of the City of Baguio recognized the implications of the pursuit… 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 »