Cordillera RDC Launches First complete virtual Program to Commemorate 35th Mt. Data Sipat

Thousands of people have witnessed the virtual commemoration program of the 35th Anniversary of the Mount Data Sipat on September 13, put together by the Cordillera Regional Development Council through the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR).  Due to the unprecedented effects of… Read more »

Cordillera InfraCom endorses transportation and broadband infrastructure initiatives to the RDC-CAR

The Cordillera Infrastructure Development Committee (InfraCom) in its third quarter meeting on August 2 approved the endorsement to the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) the request of the Baguio City Sangguniang Panglungsod for a resolution supporting the extension of the deadline for filing of the applications for the consolidation of the public utility vehicles (PUVs).  It… 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 »

RPMC gathers DPWH and DepEd to fast track school building projects in anticipation of return of students

BAGUIO CITY – On July 1, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) through its secretariat, NEDA-CAR, conducted a special problem-solving session to facilitate the completion of school building projects under the Baguio Educational Facilities Fund. Data on 37 school building projects (SBPs) were consolidated by NEDA-CAR and discussed by the committee with both DPWH-CAR and DepEd-CAR giving updates on the status of the school buildings.  DepEd Regional Director Estela Cariño wanted to… Read more »

Cordillera Regional Autonomy still relevant even with Mandanas Ruling

BAGUIO CITY – The pursuit of Cordillera Regional Autonomy gained more ground as Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG-CAR) OIC Regional Director Araceli San Jose and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) Assistant Regional Director and Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) Secretary Stephanie Christiansen emphasized the relevance of regional autonomy under the full effect… Read more »

Regional Statistics Committee in CAR recognizes role of academe, other tourism-related informal sector

The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC-CAR) approved the inclusion of the academe and other tourism-related informal sector as members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) in the preparation of the Cordillera Tourism Satellite Accounts (TSA) on June 25. The state universities and colleges (SUCs) and some private universities in the region will form part of the… Read more »

Cordillera Statistics Committee backs Baguio and Benguet LGUs stat-based development initiatives

The Cordillera Regional Statistics Committee (RSC-CAR) approved resolutions supporting the local governments of Baguio City and Benguet province in their initiatives to strengthen their statistical databases and capacities during its second quarter virtual meeting on June 25. The Committee endorsed the inclusion of Baguio City in the 2021 pilot testing of the enhanced Community-Based Monitoring… Read more »

RDC-CAR strongly supports Amendment for RA 9176

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) expressed its strong support for the proposed amendment of Republic Act (RA) 9176 to remove the deadline for the application of agricultural free patents and further ease the application process during its meeting on June 10, 2021. Republic Act 9176 sets the deadline for the filing… Read more »