BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 11 (PIA) -- Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan vowed to prioritize the development of the Cordillera alongside the quest for regional autonomy as he sits as the new chairman of the Cordillera Regional Development Council.
President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed just this week Domogan as the new RDC chair.
“The development of the region will be prioritized. All the needs and concerns of each of the provinces in the region will be studied and will be prioritized,” Domogan said stressing that he will be working with the local government units and line agencies to ensure that the concerns of the region in terms of development and progress will be attained.
Domogan expressed that the development of the region is a major reason for the continuing quest for regional autonomy that the Cordillerans are still dreaming of. The support to the Cordillera autonomy is also in line with the aspiration for federalism of the President.
Meanwhile, National Economic and Development Authority-CAR Regional Director Milagros Rimando said that the appointment of Domogan as the new RDC chairman would be good for the Cordillera.
“Aside from the friendship of President Duterte and Mayor Domogan, the strong political ties of both leaders would be advantageous for the development and attainment of autonomy of the Cordillera region,” Rimando said.
Domogan’s leadership as RDC Chair would be complementary as he also leads the Regional Peace and Order Council. This would go hand in hand with the development of the region and in maintaining the peace and order situation of the Cordilleras. By: Redjie Melvic Cawis (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)