NCIP gathers IPMRs for stronger autonomy push

BAGUIO CITY – The NCIP-CAR partnered with NEDA-CAR to provide updates to Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) in the Cordillera on the continued pursuit of Cordillera autonomy led by the Regional Development Council-CAR. NCIP and NEDA conducted face-to-face and virtual meetings with CAR IPMRs from December 1 to 16. Over 80 participants joined and signified… Read more »

Pilipina Inc. help more women join autonomy advocacy

  BAGUIO CITY – The Baguio-Benguet Chapter of Pilipina Inc., a civil society organization, gathered women leaders to be oriented on the ongoing pursuit of Cordillera autonomy. Regional Development Council Private Sector Representative Edna Tabanda of Pilipina Inc. organized the December 18 event together with NEDA-CAR.Tabanda said that more women should be involved in the… Read more »

Cordi IP elders set for training and updates on Cordi Autonomy

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council through NEDA-CAR and NCIP will conduct a series of engagements with Indigenous Peoples’ Mandatory Representatives (IPMRs) across the Cordillera Administrative Region in December. The IPMRs will have a refresher on Cordillera autonomy and updates on recent the proposed laws establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. An… Read more »

New Cordi Autonomy advocates trained

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council held a two-day workshop from November 26 to 27 to train new speakers for the Information, Education, and Communication thrust of the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program. The activity targeted different forms of communication to reach different sectors especially the youth. Over… Read more »

House Committee hears Cordi Autonomy bills

Cordillera autonomy inches closer to realization with the hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Government (CLG) of the proposed law Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. House Bill 5687, filed by all CAR Congressmen, and HB 7778 filed by Benguet Cartaker Congressman Eric Yap were up for deliberation by the Committee… Read more »

RDC expands committee’ functions and composition for agriculture innovation

BAGUIO CITY – In response to the call of the Luzon Regional Development Committee for the operationalization of policy recommendations to strengthen agriculture technology and innovations for high-value crops in Luzon, the Cordillera Regional Development Council passed a resolution on September 7, to expand the functions and membership of the Regional Research, Development, and Innovation… Read more »

Benguet Caretaker files Cordillera autonomy bill

Benguet caretaker Congressman Eric Yap of the ACT-CIS party-list filed House Bill 7778 on September 27, 2020, files yet another bill pushing for the establishment of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. This is the 3rd proposed law with the intent of establishing autonomy for the Cordillera region in the 18th Congress alongside House Bill… Read more »

Legislators solidify support to Cordillera autonomy

Baguio City – The 34th Sipat Anniversary celebration organized by the Regional Development Council  (RDC-CAR) through NEDA-CAR last September 13, 2020, was once again a venue for legislators to express their support for the passing of House Bill 5687: An Act Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera. This year’s celebration included the participation of… Read more »