June 23, 2024

The private sector representatives (PSRs) in the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) will work to be effective and responsive partners in regional development and autonomy.

This was reflected in their 2023 work program, which was presented during the RDC planning conference recently.

For this year and in support to the RDC’s priorities, the PSRs intend to advocate for regional autonomy; advance renewable energy, disaster risk reduction (DRR) other climate actions; assist in the maintenance of peace and order; pursue good governance, culture-sensitive governance; establish networks and linkages; and support socio-economic programs.

As advocates and lobbyists for regional autonomy, they will participate in the training for speakers to build their capacities for IEC activities. They committed to gather manifestos of support for autonomy from civil society organizations.

Responding to the RDC’s policy direction on the development of renewable energy, DRR and climate action, the PSRs will support the initiatives of local governments, Cordillera lawmakers, the academe, and the private sector.

On peace and development initiatives, they will continue to engage in peace dialogues and consultations, anti-drug, anti-terrorism, peace and order campaigns, and activities with relevant agencies.

They also plan to collaborate with stakeholders in the region in development monitoring and evaluation of activities, and capability building programs that will support livelihood development of women and other groups. – Press release