Sadanga Mayor Gabino Ganggangan called on Cordillera’s grassroots leaders to join the commemoration of the historical Mount Data “Sipat” next month.
The region will be commemorating the anniversary of the sipat or peace agreement between the national government and the Cordillera Bodong Administration (CBA) and the Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) on September 13
Ganggangan made the invitation after Duterte failed to mention Cordillera’s quest for autonomy in his last State of the Nation Address (SONA).
“This event gave us Cordillerans that high hope of finally achieving real lasting peace in our region with the high expectation that National Government will very soon establish an Autonomous Regional Government,” he said.
“The commitment of the tribal leaders to stop the armed struggle was anchored on the assurance by the National Government to help establish an Autonomous Regional Government to act and perform the National Governmental powers and function in the region,” Ganggangan added.
He also said national government officials from Cordillera are invited.
“Aside from these grassroots/ community leaders, we also invite all presidential appointees from the Cordillera to join us in this activity. We need them to let the President hear and understand our voice as a Cordillera people,” he said.