BAGUIO CITY – A total of PhP16.8 million was adopted by the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) to implement the regular and banner programs and activities of the Council, its sectoral and support committees, and the Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) program for CY 2024.
The overall work and financial plan of the Council was adopted during the RDC Special Meeting that conducted the RDC and SPCAR 2023 Performance Review and 2024 Planning Conference on 24 January 2024 at the Venus Parkview Hotel, Baguio City.
RDC-CAR Vice-Chairperson and NEDA-CAR Regional Director Susan A. Sumbeling presented the 2023 RDC and SPCAR major accomplishments through an audio-visual presentation. The presentation highlighted the RDC-CAR’s accomplishments reflecting its shared 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 by the respective committee chair and co-chairpersons. The WFP included the priority programs that the RDC will support to address the development challenges and opportunities facing the region.
Cordillera RDC Chairperson and Apayao Governor 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 emphasized that the RDC priorities are in line with the administration’s thrust on poverty reduction and job creation towards socio economic transformation for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Cordillera.
The RDC-CAR was created by Executive Order 30 series of 2001 as the highest policy making body in the region responsible for setting the direction of economic and social development in the Cordillera Administrative Region. By Dexter B. Samidan