President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Abra Governor Joy Bernos as the new chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) Chairperson.
The Abra politiko is the first woman to take helm of the body since it was created in 2001.
Bernos said she hopes she can make the RDC’s impact felt down to the barangays.
“Now, I am not just thinking about the development of my province but the whole Cordillera,” she said.
“I hope we could work together for the development of the region,” Bernos added.