Photo Caption: NEDA-CAR Legriv Vilee Marquez (inset) sharing the overview of the Cordillera Regional Development Plan 2023-2028 to more than 400 students of the Ifugao State University in Lamut, Ifugao on December 1, 2023. Photo by: Regional Development Council-Social Preparation of CAR into an Autonomous Region (SPCAR) Program

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-CAR) participated in the Cordillera
Regional Autonomy Summit and Youth Fora on December 1, 2023, at the Ifugao State University (IFSU) Lamut Campus. Mr. Legriv Vilee I. Marquez, representing Regional Director Susan A.
Sumbeling, presented an overview of the Cordillera Regional Development Plan (CAR RDP) 2023-2028.

Mr. Marquez presented, in the local language, the regional development framework that aims to improve people’s lives, boost the economy, and create an enabling environment through responsive and inclusive governance, climate action and disaster risk reduction, sustainable
infrastructure, and culture sensitive governance and development.

He emphasized the development strategies that benefit the youth sector and identified areas where they can actively engage and participate as partners in regional development. Relating this to the event, he elaborated that regional autonomy is integrated in the plan and is important in achieving inclusive and sustainable development in the region.

Recognizing the youth’s pivotal role in shaping the region’s present and future, he urged the young adults to persist in voicing their perspectives and actively engage with various sectors and stakeholders. The Regional Development Council Cordillera (RDC-CAR) oversees the implementation of the CAR RDP 2023-2028. It serves as a venue for stakeholders to provide relevant policies and push development projects to attain its outcomes and goals toward the attainment of socioeconomic transformation for a prosperous, inclusive, and resilient Cordillera.

NEDA-CAR remains committed to actively involving the youth in regional development by participating in the Cordillera Regional Autonomy Summit and Youth Fora. The inaugural event was hosted by Kalinga State University (KSU), followed by IFSU, and upcoming events are scheduled at the University of the Cordilleras (UC) on December 4 and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) on December 7.

Amianan Balita Ngayon