Culture defines the identity of Cordillera as a region- NCCA

LA TRINIDAD Benguet, July 21 (PIA) - - Continue to showcase the rich culture of  the Cordillera in every celebration  as culture is what defines the people in this region.

 

Korean businessman probed for tax evasion

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the province is investigating the alleged tax evasion committed by a Korean businessman when he reportedly sold majority of his shares in the Cordillera Hydroelectric Power Corporation (COHECO) to a Filipino-owned corporation in the amount of P1 billion plus supposed reimbursements amounting to P300 million.

 

P35 B hydropower plant project proposed in Kibungan

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 23 (PIA) - - - A P35 billion-worth hydropower plant is proposed to be built next year in Barangay Badeo, Kibungan, Benguet by  the COHECO Badeo Corporation.

 

Veggie stakeholders to showcase “Giant Vegetable Salad” on July 13

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 12 (PIA) - - Vegetable producers of the province will take the lead in promoting their lot  thru  a  more than a ton “Giant Vegetable Salad”   for the public to feast on for free as a way of celebrating the La Trinidad Vegetable Trading Post’s (LTVTP) 33rd founding anniversary on Thursday, July 13.

 

July 15 is a holiday in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Office of the President declared Saturday, July 15, 2017 as a special non-working holiday in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in time for the celebration of the region’s 30th founding anniversary.

 

Cordillerans urged to harness culture in promoting region’s ethnicity

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 7 (PIA) - - Some elements of culture among Cordillerans   in  arts, craftsmanship, traditional techniques and practices, environmental protection which may be tapped and harnessed for the promotion of the  Cordillera region’s ethnicity within the Southeast Asian perspective of culture of sharing

 

Host communities of mining company receive P15 M-worth of infra projects

TUBA, Benguet, July 10 (PIA) -- Host communities of a large mining company in Benguet received more than P15 million worth of public infrastructure projects.

 

BFP Cordillera enlists 79 new fire officers

TUBA Benguet, July 5(PIA) - - The Bureau of Fire and Protection - Cordillera further boost its  manpower with the enlistment of 79 new Fire Officer 1  who  are set to be deployed  in the different fire stations in the region.

 

30th Cordillera Month celebration kicks off in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 30(PIA) -- The Regional Development Council (RDC) thru the Committee on Indigenous Peoples Concerns (CIPC) with the Provincial Government of Benguet launched the 30th Cordillera Foundation anniversary celebration this July in a kapihan media forum on Wednesday.

 

Motorists slam insensitivity of DPWH, contractors

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – Motorists and residents vehemently denounced the alleged insensitivity of local and public works officials and the incompetence of contractors in the implementation of major infrastructure projects along main roads in the province that result to tremendous traffic congestions daily to the detriment of the welfare of the public.

 

Cordillera Autonomous Region marks 30 years

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Workers and officials from various government line agencies and representatives from other civilian as well as non-governmental organizations marched from the Benguet Provincial Capitol Grounds to Wangal Sports Complex here to mark the 30th anniversary of the Cordillera Autonomous Region as a regional political administrative entity.

 

Sec Dureza to grace Cordillera Day

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 6(PIA) - - In its long-time struggle towards an autonomous region, the Cordillera Administrative Region will celebrate its 30th founding anniversary the whole month of July through pipelined activities.

 

Buguias communities, IPs to get more benefits from hydro

BUGUIAS, Benguet  – The local government, host communities and indigenous peoples (IPs) hosting the operation of the 3-megawatt Man-asok hydro project of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) stand to gain more benefits compared to the benefits being given by the operator of a minihydro power plant which is five times bigger than the said renewable energy plant here.

 

Buguias folk condemn NPA atrocities

BUGUIAS, Benguet  – Hundreds of residents and local officials strongly condemned the May 16, 2017, attack made by armed members of the New Peoples Army (NPA) Jennifer Carino command in the Loo barangay tanod outpost negating allegations of corrupt and extortion activities of any police officer assigned in the said barangay.

 

Re-organized local blood council to enhance donation campaign

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 16 (PIA) - - The re-organized provincial local blood council with a broader composition is expected to improve and innovate ways in the campaign on voluntary blood donation for adequate supply of blood of  the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) – Benguet Chapter.

 

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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.