Philex foundation enables ‘knowledge transfer’ among coffee farmers

TUBA, Benguet –Philex Group Foundation, Inc. (PGFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of Philex Mining Corp., has enabled the “knowledge transfer” between its farmer-beneficiaries engaged in organic-coffee farming, helping the latter improve their production capacity as well as saving funds for the company.

 

Graft charges filed against 9 BSU officials

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – Nine officials of the State-run Benguet State University (BSU) were charged for graft, gross misconduct, gross neglect of duty and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service for allegedly failing to pay a contractor that completed the construction of the institution’s College of Teacher Education right wing.

 

Project ASPIRE launched in CAR

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- Farmers and fisherfolks can promote their produce, increase their income and be developed as entrepreneurs through the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Expositions (ASPIRE) .

 

UN-WFP donates digital library to Benguet public schools

BENGUET, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- Putting importance on providing access to knowledge and information that can empower communities towards progress and disaster resiliency, the United Nations World Food Program partnered with the Department of Science and Technology to bring the DOST – Science and Technology Information Institute- developed STARBOOKS (Science and Technology Academic Research Based Openly Operated Kiosks) Digital Library to public schools in remote areas in the province.

 

Benguet State University opens online store

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- The Benguet State University (BSU) recently launched its  online store “Tatak BSU”   to showcase and promote the institution’s products including those of local entrepreneurs.

 

Elders to hold rituals for Mt. Pulag

ELDERS of Kabayan want to appease spirits in the playground of the gods. Kabayan folk are seeking to administer appropriate rituals to appease the spirits of the sacred mountain following the torching of the 5.9 hectares of grasslands of Mount Pulag last month.

 

27 events lined up for La Trinidad strawberry festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Some twenty seven activities were lined up by the municipal government for the upcoming 37th Strawberry festival from March 9-27, 2018.

 

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.

 

Abra Gov assures safe staging of CARAA

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- Abra Governor Joy Bernos assured a safe and secure staging of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet 2018 in the province of Abra following the bombing incident in the municipality of  La Paz barely 10 days before the actual event.

 

6 Benguet contractors suspended

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – The province’s Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) recommended the suspension of six contractors in future public bidding of projects being implemented in the province for a maximum of one year for allegedly submitting alleged falsified documents during previous bidding processes that race back to the last administration.

 

Kibungan, Kapangan dads hit for grave abuse of authority

KIBUNGAN, Benguet – Concerned indigenous peoples (IP) leaders in Kapangan and Kibungan accused and criticized the members of their municipal councils for grave abuse of authority for allegedly approving a resolution mandating the Cordillera Hydroelectric Power Corporation (COHECO) to submit its financial statement to the two local governments within fifteen days and that the company’s failure to do so will warrant the withdrawal of the municipal endorsements of its 60-megawatt run-off-river project.

 

PRO-Cor is Performance Governance System-Proficient

CAMP CRAME, Quezon City, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-COR) was conferred the Philippine National Police Performance Governance System (PGS) Proficient Status with overall all rating of 96.86 percent besting all other regional offices and units.

 

Suspects arrested in Benguet for guns, ammunitions

BENGUET, Benguet – PNP’s intensified operation in the campaign against terrorism, lawless armed groups and criminality led to the arrest of suspects in possession of several guns and ammunitions in La Trinidad, Buguias and Itogon, all in Benguet.

 

CDA promotes “koopkapatid” helping scheme

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is pushing for the “koopkapatid” program or big brother helping small brother cooperative partnership to level up and boost the cooperative movement.

 

La Trinidad strawberries now fresher with only ‘one touch’

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- Fresh strawberries from the strawberry capital will become better and fresher with the new technique introduced to the farmers.

 

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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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