Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan lauded the Consultative Committe tasked to draft the proposed charter for declaring that Cordillera autonomy does not conflict with the proposed shift to federalism.
The Baguio politiko said Cordillerans need not be confused between autonomy and federalism.
Domogan explained the two have similar purposes, which is to empower the local government.
“We are glad that the ConCom members were able to effectively and efficiently address the issues and concerns raised by concerned sectors on our clamor for autonomy and the shift to federal form of government being initiated by the present administration because we were able to win the hearts of our people to support the renewed quest for autonomy being spearheaded by the Regional Development Council,” he said.
Domogan also stressed the need to achieve Cordillera autonomy before shifting to federalism, saying the autonomy law can later be used as an appendix of the federal constitution.