33rd CAR founding anniversary celebrates ‘One Resilient Cordillera’
BAGUIO CITY, July 2– The Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) will celebrate its 33rd founding anniversary this July. With the theme “One Resilient Cordillera: Embracing the New Normal Towards Recovery”, the Regional Development Council (RDC) will host several online events to showcase Cordilleran resilience.
Every year, the Cordillera region unite as one to celebrate its foundation and renew the call for regional autonomy. This year’s celebration will highlight how regional autonomy will enable the preservation and strengthening of Cordillera culture which is the foundation of the region’s resilience and socio-economic recovery.
Best practices in COVID-19 response exhibited by the different provinces and Baguio City will be featured online together with a virtual conference on the Cordilleran’s indigenous knowledge and practices relative to epidemics.
Cordillera Day on July 15 will be celebrated through a small group program by the RDC which will be shared via social media.
A Kapihan on the State of the Region and sectoral reports is also slated for July 29, to apprise Cordillerans on the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the region’s development and the proposed strategies for recovery.
Regional agencies will also host online seminars and localized small group programs for the series of Investment Opportunities Fora. These include “Bouncing Back: Adapting Business to the New Normal” by the Department of Science Technology-CAR on July 2, “Forum and Demonstration on Vacuum Fried Veggies” by DOST-CAR on July 7, “Poultry and Egg Production with Kadiwa on Wheels” by Dept. of Agriculture-CAR from July 14 to 30, “Start and Improve Your Business: Food Processing and Production of Washable Facemasks” by Dept. of Trade and Industry-CAR on July 22. “E-Commerce: Platforms, Logistics, and FinTech” by DTI-CAR on July 22, and the Business Resiliency Forum by DTI-CAR on July 29.
This year’s celebration is led by the RDC Economic Sectoral Committee.
For updates and schedule of activities follow the official RDC-CAR Cordillera Autonomy page: One Cordillera. You can also use the hashtag #OneResilientCordillera to follow and join the celebration. (NEDA-CAR)