In the Philippines, attempts continue to create autonomous region compliant with constitution
By 11 December 2019
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Twice rejected by the people of the Cordilleras, the proposed creation of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera was revived anew in the House of Representatives. But this time, its proponents are confident that Cordillerans will finally support their bid for autonomy. Baguio City Rep. Mark Go, one of the authors of House Bill 5687, said a massive information drive will be conducted as soon as the measure passes Congress in order to make people aware of the significance of creating the ARC.
Currently pending before the House Committee on Local Government. HB 5687 seeks to provide the legislative requisite that would comply with the provision of the 1987 Constitution for the creation of two autonomous regions in the country.
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