The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) came into being by virtue of Executive Order No. 220 signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino on July 15, 1987, otherwise known as the Organic Act of CAR. Originally, the region was composed of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao, Mt. Province and the City of Baguio. The provinces of Abra, Benguet, Mt. Province and Baguio City were formerly part of the Ilocos Region while Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao were part of the Cagayan Valley Region.
On February 14, 1995, Republic Act No. 7878 was enacted separating the province of Kalinga-Apayao into Kalinga province and Apayao province.
This mountainous region on the northern part of the Philippine archipelago is rich in culture, customs and traditions and beset with beautiful virgin natural tourists spots.