• Cordillera leaders to sign autonomy support manifesto

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    BAGUIO CITY: Hopeful that the Cordillera Region will vote for the Third Organic Act, government officials and civil society groups representing a cross section of the region will sign an autonomy support manifesto on Wednesday at the Baguio City National High School gymnasium.

    Attending the signing are representatives of the Cordillera Regional Summit on Autonomy spearheaded by the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the National Economic Development Authority-Cordillera Administrative Region (NEDA-CAR).

    “Just like the Bangsamoro, we have not stopped dreaming. We learned our lessons well to have confidence to try another working paper for a proposed Third Organic Act,” said Milagros Rimando of NEDA-CAR.

    Rimando said RDC-CAR is now working closely with the region’s legislators for the refiling of the Cordillera draft organic act.

    During the morning program, inputs to a new organic act and a provincial manifesto of support will be presented by Benguet Gov. Nestor Fongwan, Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Abra Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin, Apayao Gov. Elias Bulut Jr., Ifugao Gov. Denid Habawel, Kalinga Gov. Jocel Baac, Tabuk City Mayor Ferdinand Tuban, Mt. Province Gov. Leonard Mayaen and Cordillera Association of Regional Executives head John Castañeda.

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