BAGUIO CITY: Baguio Cong. Nicasio Aliping is expecting full support from various stakeholders on the public discussions on the creation of the Cordillera government, which starts on Friday.
He was referring to the series of consultations organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Local Governments in the six provinces and Baguio City to get inputs from the people on House Bill 4649 or the bill creating the Cordillera Autonomous Region.
“We need to get the pulse of the Cordillerans whether we like it or not to have an autonomous region,” said Aliping.
The public consultations are set to start today in Baguio City. There are also scheduled consultations in Apayao, Abra, in Bontoc Mountain Province, Lagawe in Ifugao, Tabuk City in Kalinga while the last activity is set in La Trinidad, Benguet on July 31.
Baguio City Mayor Mau-ricio Domogan earlier voiced hope that “Cordille-rans will realize the essence of having an autonomous region especially in our con- trol of natural resources, politically independent, economic control and having an identity.”
“The truth is we already know what is an autonomous region, the problem with us is that we don’t want to accept it,” he added.