Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said there is a need for Cordillera to find a new champion for the region’s quest for autonomy.
The Baguio politiko’s statement follows the resignation of former Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza.
Dureza was an adopted son of the region and was given the name “Mensapit” or peacemaker.
Domogan said finding a new national champion will ensure that the quest for Cordillera’s autonomy continues.
“We really need someone who can sustain our aggressive quest for autonomy, especially at the national level, so we can send the right message to our decision-makers that Cordillerans want the immediate establishment of the autonomous region to ensure the better pace of development in our region,” he said.