Cacao a Promising Industry in CAR

About three hundred farmers and entrepreneurs from north Luzon trooped to La Trinidad, Benguet for a three-day forum that includes an investment forum on Cacao as part of the Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry and Philippine Chamber of Commerce.

 

Court junks HEDCOR’s bid to stop BENECO in Kabayan hydro

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – A local court denied the motion for reconsideration of the Aboitiz-owned Hydro-electric Development Corporation (HEDCOR) Kabayan, Inc. seeking reversal of its earlier decision that junked its petition for the issuance of a writ of preliminary injunction enjoining the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) from allegedly interfering in the conduct of its free and prior informed consent (FPIC) process for its proposed 52-megawatt hydro project in Kabayan and Bokod towns.

 

Tuba town conferred Seal of Good Education Governance

TUBA, Benguet, Dec.12 (PIA) -- This municipality received the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergeia Foundation in recognition for its outstanding efforts in delivering basic education to its constituents.

 

Benguet monitoring vegetable frost

THE province of Benguet remains at risk of andap or vegetable frost with the continued drop in temperature. Provincial Agriculturist Lolita Bentres said they are closely monitoring Barangays Paoay and Cattubo in Atok which often experience frost.

 

IPs substantiate complaint vs 500mw project

KIBUNGAN, Benguet  – Embattled complainants against the Coheco Badeo Corporation’s 500-megawatt pump storage project in barangay Badeo substantiated their allegations of reported aggressive campaigning to induce a positive approval of the project during the freedom period of their free and prior informed consent (FPIC) process over the past several months.

 

Philex helps kids have better education

TUBA, Benguet – A conscientious way of responsible mining is not just about ensuring the implementation of socioeconomic and cultural as well as environmental projects in the outlying communities, but also seeing to it that the benefits derived from these would trickle down to as many beneficiaries as they can reach—a schoolbuilding, for instance.

 

Mt. Pulag hiking regulation sought

THE mayor of Kabayan town in Benguet province has urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to regulate the entry of hikers wanting to climb Mt. Pulag, particularly during long vacations.

 

Doc explains damaging effects of cigarette smoking to health, environment

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- Medical Officer Meliarazon F. Dulay of the Provincial Health Office underscored the impact of smoking as she shared some facts on the dangerous effects of smoking to health and the environment.

 

‘Bantay Basura’ ups compliance to waste segregation

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- Significant improvement in the compliance to waste segregation at source or in the household and establishments is noted in this town with the implementation of the “Bantay Basura” program.

 

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.

 

Benguet General Hospital transfer of operations eyed

BENGUET officials are seeking the transfer of the management and operation of the Benguet General Hospital to the Department of Health.

 

Hearing on Amburayan water application slated December 11

KIBUNGAN, Benguet – The National Water Resources Board (NWRB) took cognizance of the petition from concerned indigenous peoples (IPs) in the municipality vehemently opposing the application for water rights over portions of the Amburayan River filed by the controversial Coheco Badeo Corporation for its ambitious 500-megawatt pump storage project in the remote village of Badeo as it scheduled the preliminary hearing for the said opposition on December 11, 2017.

 

Mayor alarmed over garbage dumping at Puguis-Lamtang Road

LA TRINIDAD Mayor Romeo Salda ordered forests guard within the Puguis-Lamtang Road to man the area after the unabated dumping of garbage during the holidays.

 

Philex delivers P14M infra projects to Itogon town

TUBA, Benguet  – Philex Mining Corp. is set to turn over by the end of the year almost P14 million worth of infrastructure projects—ranging from concrete road and retaining wall to drainage canal and grouted riprap with parapet wall to health center and science laboratory to its host town of Itogon in this province.

 

Hydro power plant up for construction in Benguet town

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Dec 19 (PIA) -- A 19 megawatt hydro power plant using the run-of-river hydropower technology will soon be constructed in barangay Bineng, here.

 

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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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