June 22, 2024

The Cordillera Regional Development Council adopted the P16.8 million allotted to implement its regular and banner programs and activities, sectoral and support committees, and the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program for 2024.

The RDC work and financial plan was adopted during the recent RDC and SPCAR 2023 Performance Review and 2024 Planning Conference.

RDC-Cordillera Vice Chairperson and National Economic and Development Authority-Cordillera Director Susan A. Sumbeling in her presentation highlighted the 2023 RDC and SPCAR accomplishments and the RDC’s commitment to achieving Ambisyon 2040, pursuit of the development goals, and the overarching quest for regional autonomy underscored in the Regional Development Plan 2023-2028.

The 2024 Work and Financial Plan (WFP) of the sectoral committees were also presented.

The WFP included the priority programs the RDC will support to address the development challenges and opportunities facing the region.

RDC Chairperson and Apayao Gov. Elias C. Bulut, Jr. enjoined agencies and local government units to align the proposed programs, projects, and activities with the priorities of the RDC and the programs identified in the Regional Development Investment Program.

He said the RDC priorities are in line with the administration’s thrust on poverty reduction and job creation towards socioeconomic transformation for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Cordillera. The RDC was created by Executive Order 30, s. 2001 as the highest policymaking body in the region responsible for setting the direction of economic and social development in the Cordillera. – Dexter B. Samidan