This official website of the RDC of the Cordillera Administrative CAR aims to serve Cordillera stakeholders through the provision of critical information relevant to coordination and management of regional and local development. It also serves to inform stakeholders and the general public on RDC's renewed pursuit of regional autonomy.
In its 2006 strategic planning workshop at Mt. Data, the RDC-CAR having realized the immense benefits from being an autonomous region, affirmed to work out the unfulfilled constitutional provision which provides for an autonomous region in the Cordillera and Mindanao and pursue Cordillera Autonomy as an over-arching theme of its Regional Development Plan.
The Office of the President and the Congress affirmed this new mandate of “social preparation for autonomy” to the RDC-CAR through its policy and budgetary allocation in the General Appropriation Act (CYs 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012). As a basis for its information, education and communication (IEC) and capability building, the RDC-CAR conducted a community pulse survey on Cordillera Autonomy in late 2007 and recently this year, 2012. Results of the 2007 survey showed that majority of the Cordillerans are either not aware nor adequately knowledgeable of Cordillera Autonomy, and are likely to reject another Organic Act if they were asked to vote now. The latest tracking survey (2012) revealed that about 53 percent of Cordillera voters still remain unaware of the renewed pursuit for Cordillera Regional Autonomy that the Regional Development Council (RDC) is initiating so that if a plebiscite is to be held tomorrow, 48.8 percent would be undecided.
This website is by no means complete, its is “work in progress”. Please do keep coming, and may we solicit your suggestions on how we may serve best the interests of the Cordilleras. Please send your comments and suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!