RDC-CAR requests NTC to waive the registration and licensing fees for handheld radios for the conduct of distance learning in the Cordillera Region

BAGUIO CITY– The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR), in its meeting last December 9,2021, endorsed the request to National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba to waive the registration and license fees for handheld radios that will be utilized in the conduct of the distance learning modality in schools in the Cordillera region. Due… Read more »

House Committee on Local Government approves the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region

The House Committee on Local Government (CLG) chaired by Congressman Noel Villanueva approved the substitute bill establishing the Cordillera Autonomous Region in its virtual meeting on August 24. The substitute bill reconciled HB 5687 filed by Cong. Joseph Bernos, Cong. Elias Bulut, Jr., Cong Mark Go, Cong. Solomon Chungalao, and Cong. Maximo Dalog, Jr. and… Read more »

PLLO and NEDA- CAR update Cordillera advocates on the status of the proposed Organic Act and other House Bills

The Philippine Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) gathered local, regional and national officials along with Cordillera autonomy advocates, regional line agencies (RLAs) and private sector representatives (PSRs) to discuss the status of the proposed organic act for Cordillera Autonomy and other legislative initiatives affecting the Cordillera Administrative Region… Read more »

Autonomy Advocates deliberate Autonomy Bill Provisions

On May 11, Cordillera Autonomy advocates met for a plenary session to discuss issues raised from the two meetings of the House Committee on Local Government-Technical Working Group (TWG) for House Bill 5687 and House Bill 7778. Said TWG is chaired by Cong. Mark Go of Baguio City and co-chaired by Cong. Maximo Dalog, Jr.… Read more »

RDC-CAR steps up with parliamentary procedure

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Development Council ended the year with a capacity building activity on parliamentary rules and procedures. Senate Director and chief counselor on Senate parliamentary law, Atty. Amado Maralit, discussed the different applications of parliamentary procedure and protocol during the half-day activity on December 23. “It is not necessary for you… 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 »