Atok LGU is regional literacy awardee

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 6(PIA) - - The local government of Atok  is adjudged as outstanding LGU in the implementation of literacy program at the regional level  and will vie for the national 2018 National Literacy Awards (NLA) under the 4th to 6th class municipal category.


Atok LGU won over Baay-Licuan LGU in Abra. Atok Mayor Peter Alos underscored the unity and cooperation of everybody in the local government including the Department of Education – Atok District which contributed in making the awards possible.

The NLA aims to recognize best practices in literacy, which help alleviate poverty, provide livelihood, address welfare needs, promote freedom, and make education facilities accessible.

The Outstanding Local Government Unit award is given to LGUs that have developed and implemented literacy policies, programs and projects, which have positively created impacts on the quality of life of the people.

Outstanding Literacy Program, on the other hand, is given to civil society organizations, private organizations and private educational/academic institutions, that have developed and implemented literacy programs which have had positive impacts on learners and communities.

The Department of Education through the Literacy Coordinating Council is set to announce the 2018 NLA in September.

DepEd Regional Alternative Learning System Focal Person Marcelo Talamayan chaired the screening of the NLA at the regional level. Other Regional Literacy Coordinating Council members who participated in the screening and validation include the Department of Interior and Local Government, Benguet State University, National Economic and Development Authority and the Philippine Information Agency. (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.
EL Kikasa