7 NCCA-funded projects for implementation in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 13 (PIA) -- In its continuing efforts to boost the promotion and preservation of culture and arts, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) allotted funding for seven projects to the Ibaloi and Kankana-ey cluster amounting to P1.435 million for implementation this year.

 

LT-based cancer survivors hold forum on Cancer Management and Survivorship

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March  23 (PIA) --  The organization of La Trinidad-based cancer patients and survivors dubbed as the Ribbons of Hope, held its  first  forum for the year last  March 10 at the Strawberry Hall of the  Benguet State University(BSU) here in  effort to enhance understanding of  cancer.

 

Philex pays P15M business taxes to 2 towns

TUBA, Benguet – Being a responsible and conscientious miner, Philex Mining Corp. has paid almost P15 million in local business taxes for 2018 to the municipalities of Tuba and Itogon. Tuba and Itogon host Padcal mine, the Company’s gold-and-copper operations in this province.

 

19M- worth of MJ destroyed in Kalinga, Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 3 (PIA) -- More than P19 million- worth of marijuana were destroyed in separate marijuana eradication operations in Benguet and Kalinga recently.

 

Benguet-grown Arabica coffee dominates 2018 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition

BAGUIO CITY, March 22 (PIA) -- Arabica coffee is best grown in the highlands, coffee  experts say, and this  is  proven once again with Benguet-grown Arabica varieties winning  three spots in the top six of the 2018 Philippine Coffee Quality Competition (PCQC).

 

March 16 is a Holiday in La Trinidad

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – President Rodrigo Duterte approved the request of the local government to declare Friday, March 16, 2018 as a special non-working day in the municipality to pave the way for the successful conduct of the various activities lined up for the celebration of the 37th edition of the town’s Strawberry festival.

 

P5M needed to put up Kennon bust

TUBA, Benguet – The municipal government needs at least P5 million to fund the put up of the bust of Arch. Lyman Kennon in a strategic portion of Kennon Road to serve as n added tourist attraction along the major highway in this town.

 

PCCO official promotes Strawberry Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 19 (PIA) -- The Strawberry Festival is among the homegrown events that the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) would like to promote to tourists.

 

Philex foundation enables ‘knowledge transfer’ among coffee farmers

TUBA, Benguet –Philex Group Foundation, Inc. (PGFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Philex Mining Corp., has enabled the “knowledge transfer” between its farmer-beneficiaries engaged in organic-coffee farming, helping the latter improve their production capacity as well as saving funds for the company.

 

Philex tailings pond barricade halted

TUBA, Benguet – Philex Mining Corp. has secured a TRO, or temporary restraining order, against at least 22 men claiming to be with an “unincorporated group,” whose barricade at the company’s tailings pond and its open spillway, in Itogon town’s Brgy. Ampucao, would cause “irreparable damage” to the company and the environment.

 

BSU admits liability to unpaid contractor

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Officials and employees of the State-run Benguet State University (BSU) admitted having a monetary liability in favour of the Tadian General Construction in the amount of P1.3 million representing the
remaining balance for the completion of a building project undertaken by the contractor.

 

UN-WFP donates digital library to Benguet public schools

BENGUET, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- Putting importance on providing access to knowledge and information that can empower communities towards progress and disaster resiliency, the United Nations World Food Program partnered with the Department of Science and Technology to bring the DOST – Science and Technology Information Institute- developed STARBOOKS (Science and Technology Academic Research Based Openly Operated Kiosks) Digital Library to public schools in remote areas in the province.

 

Lubrica, Aromin rule Strawberry Fest’ Rapid Chess Tourney

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Kurt Lubrica and Wycliffe Aromin emerged as winners of the1st Rapid Chess Tournament for Kiddies and junior chess players last March 25, 2018 at the La Trinidad Municipal Gymnasium here.

 

Badeo want, pre FPIC for water rights

KIBUNGAN, Benguet  – Concerned indigenous peoples (IP) leaders in this remote village continue to assert their rights over their ancestral domain which will be reportedly ravaged by the proposed put up of a 500-megawatt pump storage hydro plant project by the controversial Coheco Badeo Corporation after they petitioned the Cordillera office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP-CAR) for the conduct of another round of free and prior informed consent (FPIC) for the company’s application for water rights over portions of the Amburayan river within Badeo’s jurisdiction.

 

27 events lined up for La Trinidad strawberry festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Some twenty seven activities were lined up by the municipal government for the upcoming 37th Strawberry festival from March 9-27, 2018.

 

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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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