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.


BFP Regional Director SSupt Maria Sofia Mendoza administered the oath of the new fire officers composing  Class ALIBTAK (Aasahan ng Lahat na di Iiwan and Bayan hangga’t  Tulong Ay Kailangan) at the BFP regional office during Monday's flag raising ceremony.

Screened from 615 applicants from various parts of the region, the 79 new fire officers are composed of 27 females and 52 males.

Mendoza called  on the new recruits to join the service  with firm commitment and dedication in performing their sworn duties and responsibilities as mandated in BFP's vision of a modern fire service fully capable of ensuring a fire safety nation.  

BFP Cordillera Assistant Regional Director for Administration and Operations Supt. Allan Eballar also joined Mendoza in welcoming and giving inspirational message to the new recruits.

In the same event, BFP – CAR  conducted a blood – letting activitynin partnership with the Dugong Alay, Dugtong Buhay headed by Jocelyn Suello, President and General Manager of Maezelle Psycho Metier and Diagnostic Center.

The activity collected a total of 78 bags (450 cc per bag) or equivalent to 35,100 cc from the qualified donors from the BFP Regional Office and newly sworn fire officers

Being the first Monday of July, BFP  CAR also launched its campaign for Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Month, in consonance with the country’s observance of National Disaster Resilience Month. Carlito C. Dar (JDP/CCD with BFP CAR Public Information Section)


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.