Benguet implements animal quarantine ordinance

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- The “No entry, No permit’ scheme for livestock products whether live or processed including fish commodities and chicken dung shall be enforced along major quarantine checkpoints in the province with the full implementation of the animal quarantine ordinance this February 1.

 

Provincial Veterinary Head Dr. Miriam Tiongan said the animal quarantine ordinance imposes fees for violations. But she stressed they are not after the collection of fees but the safety of the public and consumers such as the case of entry of double dead animals unfit for human consumption.

Moreover, this aims to prevent or minimize the entry of trans-boundary animal diseases which may affect the livelihood of local livestock raisers.

Designated quarantine checkpoints are at Poyopoy in Tuba along the Palispis-Aspiras Highway/Marcos Highway; Banangan, Sablan in Naguilian Road; Camp 1, Tuba in Kennon Road; Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya along the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road; Benguet-Ilocos Road along Cervantes-Mankayan-Buguias Road; Gaswiling, Kapangan along La Union-Kapangan Road; Bangao, Buguias along Mt Province and Benguet boundary; Buguias and Tinoc, Ifugao boundary including other entry points going to the province.

Those engaged in the livestock business who will traverse the entry points are required to present animal health certificate and veterinary shipping permit for live livestock. For processed products, a license to operate from the Food and Drug Administration including certificate of product registration is required. For fish, auxiliary invoice should be secured.

For the chicken dung, health certificate and veterinary shipping permit is also required. Susan Aro (JDP/SCA-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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