PRO-Cor welcomes new regional director

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera welcomed its new regional director on Friday at the Camp Bado Dangwa here.


Outgoing Police Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona led the men and women of PRO-Cor in welcoming PCSupt. Edward Carranza who vowed to continue the enforcement of anti-crime drive particularly on the war against illegal-drugs and against armed groups.

“I will stand by the battle cry of the Chief PNP and the President to address the problem on illegal drugs in the country,” said Carranza, who served as the Director for Health Services at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame prior to his stint in the Cordillera.

He explained that once the problem on illegal drugs is addressed, automatically it will reduce crimes as manifested in the crime statistics with the decrease of the crime volume and the increase in crime solution efficiency.

Carranza also promised to go after armed groups in the region who are affecting the normal way of life of the people. Those are people who are going around the mountains carrying firearms and extracting money from the people in the Cordillera must be stopped, he said.   

He appealed for the cooperation and support of local government units in the region for them to undertake and achieve the war on illegal drugs and against atrocities.

Carranza also announced that he would be strict in instilling discipline among the men and women of the PRO-Cor to maintain the high trust rating of the PNP.  

Meanwhile, Sarona who will head the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management in Camp Crame, thanked the PRO-Cor for the support they have given him and the PNP during his stint as regional director. He called on the personnel to continue to promote positive values and continue to make PRO-Cor proud.

Sarona has steered the PRO-Cor in attaining the PNP Performance Governance System-Proficient status. Juliet D. Pilotin, Redjie Melvic Cawis and PIA-CAR Interns (JDP/RMC & PIA-CAR- UC Interns)


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.
EL Kikasa