Benguet Gov enjoins citizens to help achieve new mission, vision

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 3 (PIA) -- The provincial government is embarking on a new vision for the province to become a “Haven of Sustainable Communities” with the support of the citizens and other stakeholders.

 

In his State-of-the-Province Address held Thursday at the provincial capitol, Governor Crescencio Pacalso sought the support of everyone in the achievement of its vision in the delivery of the provincial government’s services with its new mission anchored on the values of Integrity, Commitment, Accountability, Responsiveness, Excellence or I CARE.

To be able to achieve the vision and mission, Pacalso underscored commitment to other areas apart from education, health, peace and order, social welfare and services, infrastructure, veterinary services, and tourism.

Pacalso said the provincial government is committed to increase farm productivity to help and improve the conditions of farmers for good farming systems promoting good agricultural practice and conversion from conventional to organic farming.

He also underscored the promotion of entrepreneurship to enable micro, small and medium entrepreneurs to conduct business and improve their lot.

The provincial government is also committed to protect the environment through people’s resilience in times of disasters.

In support to good governance, he said the provincial government will enforce compliance, participation, transparency, and accountability of all personnel and government officials of the province. It will also endeavor to increase revenues and enhance tax collection.

The local government, he said, will develop competency for the people to meet challenges ahead. It will likewise Intensify efforts on information and technology and innovation to have access to information.

Another commitment is to strengthen teamwork within and among its departments in order to deliver much needed services of their clients.

The governor announced that the provincial government has organized a monitoring and evaluation team in order to keep track of projects implemented by the province including those by the line agencies.

Pacalso enjoined the help and support of everyone so that the provincial government could carry out and deliver the services to its constituents. (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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