Background - Cordillera

For the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), PAMANA will largely be the implementation of the GPH-CBA-CPLA Memorandum of Agreement (“Closure Agreement”) signed on July 4, 2011, with the following components: 1)  economic reintegration and livelihood of CPLA members; 2) development of communities with CBA-CPLA presence; 3) transformation of the CBA-CPLA into a legal entity for socio-economic development; 4) inter-municipal and inter-barangay economic development for selected areas in the Cordillera; and 5) documentation of the CBA-CPLA struggle.

The Closure Agreement was designed and envisioned to be implemented guided by PAMANA as the government’s framework for peace and development in conflict-affected areas.  At the same time, PAMANA as a program is seen to fund some of the concrete projects particularly the community development infrastructures and livelihood projects identified in the Agreement.

The PAMANA beneficiary areas in CAR include 57 barangays in 23 municipalities in the 6 provinces that were identified in the Closure Agreement.
Copyright 2015. Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process