We, the Cordillerans, imploring the Aid of Divine Providence, exercising our fundamental and Constitutional right to self-determination, faithful to the pursuit of our forbears for the defense, protection, conservation and development of our patrimony and cultural heritage, in order to secure for ourselves and our posterity a region of peace and prosperity founded on truth, freedom, justice, love and human solidarity through a Regional Autonomous Government that shall ensure our human rights, our human development, and our active participation as citizens in the affairs of a united Philippine State, do proclaim this Charter of the Cordillera Autonomous Region.