Related Researches

Cordillera Career Development College supports the generation of researches which provide outreach, general education, upskilling and capacity-building to policy and lawmakers on relevant topics including economics, law, technology, migration and displacement, and climate change.

Many of the researches conducted by students provide specific expert advice to local, regional or national government through policy guidance, participation in committees, and provision of evidence.

These researches can be freely accessed at the school library where copies of the research are available.

Among the list of these reletad researches conducted from 2019 to 2023 can be found in the files below:

CCDC hosts 1st international online tourism conference

In partnership with the La Trinidad Tourism Office, Cordillera Career Development College hosted a the first virtual conference on tourism and hospitality on January 25, 2022.

The online event brought together tourism stakeholders in the locality in an effort to promote and harmonize efforts to strengthen rural tourism through active cooperation among the local government units, Department of Tourism, tourism and hospitality students, owners of local tourist attractions, and and other stakeholders.

The free event dubbed “Rebuilding Rural Tourism in the Philippines: The Case of Benguet” was held also in partnership with Taylor’s University in Malaysia.

The speakers came from Taylor’s University, La Trinidad Tourism Office, CCDC, Provincial Tourism Office, DOT Regional Office, and the University of the Cordilleras.

Integrated Buguias Community Module

Cordillera Career Development College made a successful online presentation of the Integrated Buguias Community Module, a DILG Technical Assistance Project for Local Resource Institutes on the Utilization of CSIS Results for 2021.

The presentation was attended by the Department of Interior and Local Governance Regional Office, DILG Provincial Office, Buguias LGU, and local stakeholders.

CCDC spearheads forum for 2022 local elections


Candidates for the top three elected positions in the province of Benguet bared their plans and platforms towards various issues surrounding the province in an election forum leading to the May 2022 polls.

Dubbed โ€˜Tongtonganย diย Masakbayan,โ€™ the three-part forum series was hosted by Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) at its 3,000-seater gymnasium in La Trinidad, Benguet.

The first part started with vice gubernatorial aspirants on April 25 while the second was for gubernatorial aspirants on April 27. Congressional aspirants ended the series on April 29.

The forum intended to examine the plans and intentions of the candidates to help guide voters in their choices this May polls, said CCDC President Sherry Junette Malaya-Tagle.

Questions were solicited from sectoral groups as well as from line agencies and non-government agencies, Tagle said.

The first segment of the forum consists of eight rounds where candidates took turns in answering questions related to certain issues or aspects of the society. In the second segment, the candidates showed their stand on local and national issues by simply raising a thumbs up and thumbs down sign.

The Commission on Elections Benguet Provincial Office also held a voterโ€™s education campaign and a demonstration of how to use the Electronic Voting Machine.

The election forum is hosted by the CCDC College of Law and La Trinidad-based Infinitum Multimedia. It is duly-accredited by the COMELEC and held in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency and the Benguet Press Corps.

The first of the series was moderated by CCDC law professor Atty. Miller Quintin Jr. The gubernatorial forum was moderated by former La Trinidad Sangguniang Kabataan president Atty. Brenden Kim Quintos and Department of Development Communication chair Nora Sagayo of Benguet State University.

The final forum series was moderated by CCDC College of Accountancy dean Domingo Bay-an, who is also a former town mayor, and Rocky Jake Ngalob of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples โ€“ Benguet.*ย 

Studentsโ€™ Academic Freedom Embodied in Their Rights and Responsibilities

CCDC espouses a policy supporting academic freedom of students as embodied in the Handbook for Students, a copy of the pertinent provision is available below.

๐‘๐Ž๐“๐‚ ๐‚๐š๐๐ž๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐‚๐ƒ๐‚ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐“๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ -๐๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐œ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ

๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ, ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜ โ€“ ๐–ณ๐—ˆ ๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐–บ๐—‡๐–ผ๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐—‹๐—‰๐–พ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–ฑ๐–ฎ๐–ณ๐–ข ๐–ข๐–บ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—๐—Œโ€™ ๐—Œ๐—„๐—‚๐—…๐—…๐—Œ, ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿข๐Ÿฃ๐—Œ๐— (๐–ก๐–พ๐—‡๐—€๐—Ž๐–พ๐—) ๐–ข๐—ˆ๐—†๐—†๐—Ž๐—‡๐—‚๐—๐—’ ๐–ฃ๐–พ๐–ฟ๐–พ๐—‡๐—Œ๐–พ ๐–ข๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐–พ๐—‹, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐–ฑ๐–ข๐–ฃ๐–ฆ, ๐–ฑ๐–ค๐–ฒ๐–ข๐–ฎ๐–ฌ, ๐–ฏ๐–  ๐—Ž๐—‡๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‹ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—…๐–พ๐–บ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‹๐—Œ๐—๐—‚๐—‰ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐–ฌ๐– ๐–ฉ ๐–ฉ๐–ค๐–ฎ๐–ฅ๐–ฑ๐–ค๐–ธ ๐–ฆ ๐–ข๐–ฎ๐–ฃ๐–จ๐– ๐–ฌ๐– ๐–ณ (๐–จ๐–ญ๐–ฅ) ๐–ฏ๐– , ๐–ผ๐—ˆ๐—‡๐–ฝ๐—Ž๐–ผ๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐–ก๐–บ๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ผ ๐–ซ๐—‚๐–ฟ๐–พ ๐–ฒ๐—Ž๐—‰๐—‰๐—ˆ๐—‹๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–ฒ๐—Ž๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐—๐–บ๐—… ๐–ณ๐—‹๐–บ๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐—๐—‚๐—๐— ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—๐–บ๐–ฟ๐–ฟ ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐–ก๐—Ž๐—‹๐–พ๐–บ๐—Ž ๐—ˆ๐–ฟ ๐–ฅ๐—‚๐—‹๐–พ ๐–ฏ๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐–ผ๐—๐—‚๐—ˆ๐—‡-๐–ซ๐–บ ๐–ณ๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐—…๐–บ๐—Œ๐— ๐– ๐—‰๐—‹๐—‚๐—… ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ, ๐Ÿค๐Ÿข๐Ÿค๐Ÿค. ๐–ฒ๐–บ๐—‚๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐–ผ๐—๐—‚๐—๐—‚๐—๐—’ ๐—๐–บ๐—Œ ๐—๐–พ๐—…๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐— ๐–ข๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–ฝ๐—‚๐—…๐—…๐–พ๐—‹๐–บ ๐–ข๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ๐–พ๐—‹ ๐–ฃ๐–พ๐—๐–พ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—‰๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐–ข๐—ˆ๐—…๐—…๐–พ๐—€๐–พ (๐–ข๐–ข๐–ฃ๐–ข) ๐–ซ๐–บ ๐–ณ๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–บ๐–ฝ, ๐–ก๐–พ๐—‡๐—€๐—Ž๐–พ๐—; 250 ๐–ฑ๐–ฎ๐–ณ๐–ข ๐–ข๐–บ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—๐—Œ ๐—๐—ˆ๐—€๐–พ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—‹ ๐—๐—‚๐—๐— 46 ๐–ข๐–ถ๐–ณ๐–ฒ ๐—Œ๐—๐—Ž๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ 6 ๐–ญ๐—Ž๐—‹๐—Œ๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐–ฒ๐—๐—Ž๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ ๐—‰๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐–ผ๐—‚๐—‰๐–บ๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—‚๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—๐—‹๐–บ๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—‡๐—€.

๐–ฒ๐–ฅ๐–ฎ๐Ÿฃ ๐–ฑ๐–ฎ๐–ธ ๐–ณ ๐–ข๐– ๐–ซ๐–ฏ๐–จ ๐–บ๐—Œ ๐–ฒ๐—Ž๐–ป๐—ƒ๐–พ๐–ผ๐— ๐–ฌ๐–บ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—‹ ๐–ค๐—‘๐—‰๐–พ๐—‹๐—, ๐—‚๐—†๐—‰๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—‚๐—Œ ๐—„๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—๐—…๐–พ๐–ฝ๐—€๐–พ ๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—‰๐—‹๐—ˆ๐—‰๐–พ๐—‹ ๐–ค๐—†๐–พ๐—‹๐—€๐–พ๐—‡๐–ผ๐—’ ๐– ๐–ผ๐—๐—‚๐—ˆ๐—‡ ๐–ฏ๐—‹๐—‚๐—‡๐–ผ๐—‚๐—‰๐—…๐–พ๐—Œ, ๐–ข๐–บ๐—‹๐–ฝ๐—‚๐–บ๐–ผ ๐–ค๐—†๐–พ๐—‹๐—€๐–พ๐—‡๐–ผ๐—’, ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–ง๐—‚๐—€๐—-๐–ฐ๐—Ž๐–บ๐—…๐—‚๐—๐—’ ๐–ข๐–ฏ๐–ฑ. ๐–ณ๐—๐–พ๐—Œ๐–พ ๐–บ๐—‹๐–พ ๐—‚๐—‡๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐—Ž๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐—๐–บ๐—… ๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—‰๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐–ผ๐—‚๐—‰๐–บ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—‰๐–พ๐—‹๐–ฟ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—† ๐—๐—‚๐—๐— ๐–ผ๐—ˆ๐—‡๐–ฟ๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—‡๐–ผ๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐–ป๐–บ๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ผ ๐—…๐—‚๐–ฟ๐–พ ๐—Œ๐—Ž๐—‰๐—‰๐—ˆ๐—‹๐— ๐—๐–พ๐–ผ๐—๐—‡๐—‚๐—Š๐—Ž๐–พ๐—Œ ๐—๐—ˆ ๐—Œ๐–บ๐—๐–พ ๐—…๐—‚๐—๐–พ๐—Œ. ๐–ฌ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–พ๐—ˆ๐—๐–พ๐—‹, Cpl Jose Benjamin O Bosito (MS) PA, assisted the ๐—‰๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐–ผ๐—‚๐—‰๐–บ๐—‡๐—๐—Œ as they ๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—†๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐–บ๐—๐–พd ๐—๐—๐–พ ๐—„๐—‡๐—ˆ๐—๐—…๐–พ๐–ฝ๐—€๐–พ ๐—๐—๐–พ๐—’ ๐—๐–บ๐–ฝ ๐–บ๐–ผ๐—Š๐—Ž๐—‚๐—‹๐–พ๐–ฝ.

๐–ข๐–ข๐–ฃ๐–ข ๐– ๐–ฝ๐—†๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐–บ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—Œ ๐—‡๐–บ๐—†๐–พ๐—…๐—’, ๐–ฒ๐—€๐— ๐–ฃ๐–พ๐—‡๐—‡๐—‚๐—Œ ๐–ฌ ๐–ก๐—Ž๐—๐–บ๐—€ (๐–ฑ๐–พ๐—Œ) ๐–ฏ๐– , ๐–ฒ๐–ผ๐—๐—ˆ๐—ˆ๐—… ๐–ฃ๐–พ๐–บ๐—‡; ๐–ฌ๐—Œ. ๐–ช๐—‚๐—†๐–ป๐–พ๐—‹๐—…๐—’๐—‡ ๐–ต๐–บ๐—…๐–ฝ๐–พ๐—“,๐–ข๐–ข๐–ฃ๐–ข ๐–ญ๐–ฒ๐–ณ๐–ฏ ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–ฑ๐–ฎ๐–ณ๐–ข ๐–ข๐—ˆ๐—ˆ๐—‹๐–ฝ๐—‚๐—‡๐–บ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹; ๐–ฒ๐—€๐— ๐–ฌ๐—‚๐–ผ๐—๐–พ๐—…๐—…๐–พ ๐–ฏ๐—ˆ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—‡๐—€๐–ฝ๐—‚๐–บ๐—Œ, ๐–ข๐–ข๐–ฃ๐–ข ๐–ฆ๐—Ž๐—‚๐–ฝ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ผ๐–พ ๐–ข๐—ˆ๐—Ž๐—‡๐—Œ๐–พ๐—…๐—ˆ๐—‹; ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–ฌ๐—Œ. ๐–ฆ๐–พ๐—†๐—†๐–บ ๐–ฏ๐–บ๐–ผ๐—’๐–บ, ๐–ข๐—…๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐–ผ๐–บ๐—… ๐–จ๐—‡๐—Œ๐—๐—‹๐—Ž๐–ผ๐—๐—ˆ๐—‹, ๐–ญ๐—Ž๐—‹๐—Œ๐—‚๐—‡๐—€ ๐–ฃ๐–พ๐—‰๐–บ๐—‹๐—๐—†๐–พ๐—‡๐— ๐—Œ๐—Ž๐—‰๐—‰๐—ˆ๐—‹๐—๐–พ๐–ฝ ๐—๐—๐—‚๐—Œ ๐–ก๐–บ๐—Œ๐—‚๐–ผ ๐–ซ๐—‚๐–ฟ๐–พ ๐–ฒ๐—Ž๐—‰๐—‰๐—ˆ๐—‹๐— ๐–บ๐—‡๐–ฝ ๐–ฒ๐—Ž๐—‹๐—๐—‚๐—๐–บ๐—… ๐–ณ๐—‹๐–บ๐—‚๐—‡๐—‚๐—‡๐—€.

OPERATION KAJO:ย  A Student-Led Disaster Responseย for Farmers in Benguet

In the spirit of Binnadang and Aduyon, the traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Cordillerans in the Philippines to voluntarily help and reach out to others in need, particularly during disasters, CCDC coordinated with the Benita and Catalino Yap Foundation and the Pilipinas Shell Foundation for an activity to help farmers affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Maring in October 2021.

The valley was flooded affecting largely the agricultural areas, for strawberries and vegetables, and even residential areas.  

The La Trinidad Agricultural Office forecasted that 34 hectaresโ€™ agriculture land, including the strawberry Farm was affected by Typhoon Maring in the whole of La Trinidad.  Hence, with the support of the school extension office, students gathered data to assess the damage and list priority needs of farmers affected by the typhoon for a disaster-relief response activity.

This student-led disaster-relief response focused on assisting farmers’ avail of new planting materials to help them recover from the crisis while allowing themselves to learn from actual experiences through volunteerism.  This activity was also an opportunity to value partnerships and collaborations with various organizations and groups.

Engagement with Local Stakeholders

Vaccination @ the Campus

In a effort to ensure face-to-face engagements are safe as much as possible in light of the pandemic COVID-19 vaccination booster shots are offered at the CCDC school clinic for teachers, school staff and students.

For vaccination concerns, message the school clinic at +63910-660-3745.

๐˜พ๐˜พ๐˜ฟ๐˜พ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฅ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™‰๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐˜พ

CORDILLERA Career Development College (CCDC) is expecting more engagements and better expansion of its internship programs for its Social Work degree program following a recent partnership with the National Authority for Child Care (NACC).

A first of its kind, CCDC and its College of Social Work (CSW) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with NACC on July 19 for the conduct of off-campus learning activities such as field observation and internship, said school President Sherry Junette Malaya-Tagle on Tuesday (Aug. 22).

๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ||…/ccdc-inks-partnership-with-nacc/

NCIP, CCDC ink legal ed partnership

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET โ€“ Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) โ€“ Benguet inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a legal education externship in brief program at the Admirals Farm Park here on December 21, 2021.

Under the MOU, NCIP โ€“ Benguet will initially engage in its programs and services 12 certified law student practitioners of CCDC College of Law under the latterโ€™s Clinical Legal Education Program (CLEP).

The CLEP externship between the law school and the NCIP is the first in the province following the issuance of A.M. No. 19-03-24-SC or Revised Law Student Practice Rule by the Supreme Court in 2019 which required all law schools to institutionalize CLEP.

It is expected to start of January and end on June, subject to renewal as determined by both parties.

The symbiotic partnership aims enhance learning opportunities of law students for them to operationally express their sense of social responsibility anchored in the administration of justice, said retired Judge Adolf Malingan, managing director of CCDCโ€™s Legal Aid Clinic.

Malingan added that this program will likewise prepare law students for the practice of law while helping ensure access to justice of the indigenous people of Benguet. More law student practitioners are expected to be engaged soon under the MOU upon evaluation of the CCDC and NCIP โ€“ Benguet.

NCIP โ€“ Benguet director Atty. Harriet Abyadang hoped the externship will facilitate the faster and wider administration of services of their office, especially in legal department.

โ€œAlthough we (NCIP) are the primary agency to serve the IPs, we are not the sole agency thatโ€™s why we also work with other agencies including the academe,โ€ said Abyadang.

Under the MOU, law student practitioners will render data gathering and research of relevant laws and jurisprudence in relation to the cases referred by the NCIP and assist in public interest advocacies for policy formulation and implementation.

CCDC President Sherry Junette Malaya-Tagle said the MOU will hopefully pave way to other partnership arrangements between the only law school in Benguet and NCIP, as well wider engagements with communities CCDC caters to.

Abyadang and Legal Officer Atty. Myra Kalang-ad signed the MOU in behalf of NCIP โ€“ Benguet while Tagle, Malingan, and College of Law dean Atty. Alexis Agmata are signatories for CCDC.* (Karlston Lapniten)

61 kids receive COVID vax

Sixty-one children from across Benguet province received free anti-COVID-19 vaccination at the Cordillera Career Development College on March 24, 2022.

Dubbed #ResbakunaKids, the vaccination provided the children their first and second doses in partnership with the Local Government of La Trinidad, Cordillera Hospital of the Divine Grace, and Benguet General Hospital.

CCDC offers Free Legal Aid on 29th anniversary

At least a hundred individuals received free legal assistance offered by Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) through its College of Law as part of its monthlong 29th Founding Anniversary celebration on April 5, 2022.

The free legal aid services provided consultation and notarization of simple affidavit and documents, as well as rights and legal awareness.

The event partnered with the local barangay officials and the municipal local government for the information drive leading to the day.

The legal aid also served as a practicum of sorts to law student practitioners of the college.

Council of Leaders

The Council of Leaders (COL) is the duly-recognized and organized association student leaders who represent undergraduate students enrolled in the various college programs. They are governed by a set of Constitution and By-Laws which is updated whenever possible (copy of latest CBL can be accessed below).

The officers are elected every start of the academic year.

The COL is the student representative to the institution’s governing body.

Below are the recognition given by CCDC to the COL.



School Year 2022-2023

Chairman: Jerry Dasalla Corpuz Jr. 

Vice Chairman: Ron Dale Von Marcos Dampilag 

Secretary: Imee Maudi Evangelista Tibanggay 

Treasurer: Judilyn Buslay Atiyeng 

Auditor: Jesser Anjelo Gayam-os Mayos 

PIO: Climon Duna Kiteng


CCDC supports and engages the CCDC Employees’ Association which is the organization of teaching and non-teaching personnel. Every year, officers are elected to lead the annual activities and make representation to the institution’s governing body.


August 2023 โ€“ Present

President โ€“ Amor Segundo

Vice President โ€“ Rovelyn Antonio

Secretary โ€“ Neizel Lengset

Treasurer โ€“ Dennis Guiniguin

Auditor โ€“ Jhunedy Antonio

PIO โ€“ Mariel Buac

Business Managers:

Fortune Diwag

Marcial Etong

May 2022 โ€“ July 2023

President โ€“ Lourence Miguel

Vice President โ€“ Jaylo Lacadenโ€™

Secretary- Espie Marciano

Treasurer โ€“ Miriam Marcos

Auditor โ€“ Jordan Libang

PIO โ€“ Ronifo Antonio

Business Managers:

Marcial Etong

Jean Tindungan

Freg Landocan

August 2021 โ€“ May 2022

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, election of officers were postponed.