Experts urge shared tourism plan for BLISTT

BAGUIO CITY – “In tourism, we go beyond political boundaries”, said Sylvia Chinayog of DOT-CAR during the Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on Tourism Development for the Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) growth area on February 14. The members of the TWG, composed of local government tourism officers and representatives from… Read more »

Cordi autonomy leaders call on international Igorot support

TABUK CITY – “There is no place like home”, said Kalinga Congressman Allen Jesse Mangaoang in his address to the members of the Igorot Global Organization during the 13th Igorot International Conference held on February 7 to 10. The Kalinga representative sparked the discussion on the continuing need for Cordillera autonomy. Several speakers gave their… Read more »

Project Monitoring Committee note active community involvement

Beyond the usual inspection of problematic projects, the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) visited project sites that have been recognized for good and on-schedule performance. NEDA-CAR Chief of project monitoring and evaluation, Carmel Matabang, said that the inspection of the various community-based agency projects showcased the active involvement of the community, particularly the women, in… Read more »

RPMC urges formation of local project monitoring committees

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) presented on February 4 the DILG memorandum for local government units to organize their respective local project monitoring committees. DILG Memorandum Circular 2019-188 calls for the organization or reconstitution of sub-regional project monitoring committees. This is to ensure the closer monitoring of government projects currently… Read more »

RDC Cordillera confirms new members

The Regional Development Council grows with the recognition of several new members from both the private and government sectors. The RDC Executive Committee confirmed 12 Special Non-Voting Members (SNVMs) comprised of 9 government sector and 3 from the private sector. The following regional government agencies nominated by the various RDC sectoral committees were endorsed by… Read more »

Cordillera RDC to revive agriculture committee

After repeated clamor from stakeholders and development partners and the initiative of Regional Development Council Chair and Abra Governor Joy Bernos, the RDC Agriculture sub-committee will begin to meet and tackle concerns of agriculture and development in the Cordillera region. The RDC-CAR Executive Committee agreed to the revival of the Agriculture sub-committee under the Economic… Read more »

Cordillera RDC extends development support to LGUs

The RDC Executive committee (ExCom) agreed during the January 23 1st Quarter RDC-ExCom meeting to formalize the RDC project development assistance services for local government units. RDC-CAR Chair Joy Bernos proposed the this in a previous RDC meeting to strengthen the relationship between the RDC and the LGUs. The RDC Secretariat NEDA-CAR presented the mechanism… Read more »

Autonomy Advocacy set 2020 plans and priorities

The Regional Development Council Executive Committee endorsed on January 23, 2020 the NEDA-led Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) Program Project list and work plan for 2020 to the RDC en Banc. SPCAR technical working group, composed of DILG, DBM, and the private sector, met last January 10 to prepare the SPCAR… Read more »