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.

 

The three trucks - two units six wheeler and one 10-wheeler - will augment the existing garbage trucks that were purchased about 10-15 years ago. The 10-wheeler truck has a capacity of 20 tons while the six-wheeler trucks have capacities of 15 tons each.

Mayor Romeo Salda said the purchase of the three trucks was programmed last year with P17 million allotment.

Arthur Pedro, head of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office, said the municipal government was spending a lot for repairs and maintenance of the old trucks. Moreover, the safety of collectors and drivers especially when they transport and haul the collected garbage to the dumpsite in Wangal, which is very steep, is at risk.

The new trucks will cater to areas along the highway while the old units will be conditioned as standby to cater to service areas, Pedro said.

Pedro also disclosed that with the installation of “Bantay Basura” in every collection point, the trash collection of recyclables has been reduced from 50 tons to 30 tons daily.

The Bantay Basura are installed to monitor the collected trash and ensure the collected trash are segregated and not scattered along the highway.

Such mechanism impacts with reduced operations cost of trucks with fewer trash collection. (JDP/Susan Aro-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

 

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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