Mankayan Mayor Frenzel Ayong on July 11 expressed his support for Cordillera’s quest for autonomy.
The Mountain Province politiko made the statement after he received the Unity Gong from Abra Vice Governor Ronald Balao-as.
Ayong said autonomy will foster growth in the region.
He said that the autonomy law should have safety features to allay the fears of Cordillerans who are still doubting its purpose.
“We should give autonomy a try instead of casting doubts on its effect to the overall state of the region,” Ayong said.
“What is important is the autonomy law will have the safety features for provinces and cities that continue to embrace the wait and see situation for them to have a chance to join the autonomous region in the future,” he added.