Hearing on Amburayan water application slated December 11

KIBUNGAN, Benguet – The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) took cognizance of the petition from concerned indigenous peoples (IPs) in the municipality vehemently opposing the application for water rights over portions of the Amburayan River filed by the controversial Coheco Badeo Corporation for its ambitious 500-megawatt pump storage project in the remote village of Badeo as it scheduled the preliminary hearing for the said opposition on December 11, 2017.

 

PRO-Cor sends police contingent for ASEAN summit

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 10 (PIA) --  The Police Regional Office–Cordillera has sent off 309-strong personnel to augment the security forces of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila next week that will be attended by more than 20 world leaders and heads of states.

 

PNP chief says police wants drug suspects alive

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 18 (PIA) -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, stressed that the police force values the lives of drug suspects.

 

Revamp of NCIP FPIC team for hydro project

KIBUNGAN, Benguet  – The Cordillera office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR) is currently scouting for a replacement of the head of the agency’s free and prior informed consent (FPIC) team before it will be able to schedule a special community consultative assembly (CCA) in barangay Badeo in relation to the proposed 500-megawatt pump storage project of the Coheco Badeo Corporation.

 

Medical marijuana needs more research

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- An official of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) said there is a need for more research on the use of medical marijuana.

 

Benguet fisherfolk receive 40 fishing boats

BOKOD, Benguet -- To uplift the socio-economic status of fisherfolk through provision of disaster-resilient fishing boats, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Cordillera Administrative Region turned over 40 motorized fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats to fisherfolk of Bokod (Ambuklao) and Itogon (Ampucao, Binga, Dalupirip) in Benguet.

 

Bauko town realizes growth on tourism

BAUKO, Mountain Province  – Mayor Abraham B. Akilit said that the local government will continue to bank on tourism as one of the town’s major economic driver because of the bright prospects of the tourism industry not only in the locality but also in other parts of the world.

 

300 families benefit from 'ChristMasaya 2017'

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- At least 300 families from the Itogon and La Trinidad benefited from the early Christmas program and gift giving activity by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) here recently.

 

Ripples for Rehab Project for Balili River launched

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 13 (PIA) -- The Ripples for Rehabilitation project for the Balili River was launched during the celebration of the Balili River Day on October 12 at the Baguio Convention Center.

 

Lady PNP officer, DRRMC head top Benguet Leadership Awards

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 29 (PIA) -- National Capital Region Police Office Spokesperson Police Chief Inspector Kimberly Molitas and Tublay Local Disaster Risk Reduction Officer Abner Lawangen are this year’s recipients of the Benguet Leadership Awards during the 2017 Adivay Festival and 117th founding anniversary of the province last week.

 

Former OFW uplifts Cordillera farmers into exporters

The province of Benguet has been making a mark in the international market as a sourcing hub for premium agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, coffee, and other highland crops.

 

BSU soft launches Centennial coffee table book

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- The Benguet State University soft launched its Centennial Coffee Table Book along with the university’s Story Monograph Series to commemorate its hundred years of existence since its humble beginnings as a farm school until it flourished as a premiere state university in the province.

 

Benguet Provincial Capitol is public wi-fi hotspot

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 30 (PIA) -- The Benguet Provincial Capitol is now a public wifi hotspot.

Provincial officials led by Governor Crescencio Pacalso together with Smart/PLDT Vice President for Business Operations Benedicto Perez launched the internet connectivity project spearheaded by the Department of Information Communications Technology at the Provincial Capitol last November 21.

 

Lepanto produces new mining engineers

As a child, Edison Mating dreamed of becoming a litigation lawyer, attending court hearings in a black suit with matching leather shoes and briefcase.

 

La Trinidad gets 3 new garbage trucks

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- The solid waste management program of the municipality got a boost with the inauguration and blessing last week of three newly-purchased garbage trucks.

 

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Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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