Medical marijuana needs more research

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- An official of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) said there is a need for more research on the use of medical marijuana.


Benguet fisherfolk receive 40 fishing boats

BOKOD, Benguet -- To uplift the socio-economic status of fisherfolk through provision of disaster-resilient fishing boats, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Cordillera Administrative Region turned over 40 motorized fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) boats to fisherfolk of Bokod (Ambuklao) and Itogon (Ampucao, Binga, Dalupirip) in Benguet.


Buguias communities, IPs to get more benefits from hydro

BUGUIAS, Benguet  – The local government, host communities and indigenous peoples (IPs) hosting the operation of the 3-megawatt Man-asok hydro project of the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) stand to gain more benefits compared to the benefits being given by the operator of a minihydro power plant which is five times bigger than the said renewable energy plant here.


300 families benefit from 'ChristMasaya 2017'

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- At least 300 families from the Itogon and La Trinidad benefited from the early Christmas program and gift giving activity by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) here recently.


Ripples for Rehab Project for Balili River launched

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 13 (PIA) -- The Ripples for Rehabilitation project for the Balili River was launched during the celebration of the Balili River Day on October 12 at the Baguio Convention Center.


Motorists slam insensitivity of DPWH, contractors

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – Motorists and residents vehemently denounced the alleged insensitivity of local and public works officials and the incompetence of contractors in the implementation of major infrastructure projects along main roads in the province that result to tremendous traffic congestions daily to the detriment of the welfare of the public.


Former OFW uplifts Cordillera farmers into exporters

The province of Benguet has been making a mark in the international market as a sourcing hub for premium agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, coffee, and other highland crops.


BSU soft launches Centennial coffee table book

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- The Benguet State University soft launched its Centennial Coffee Table Book along with the university’s Story Monograph Series to commemorate its hundred years of existence since its humble beginnings as a farm school until it flourished as a premiere state university in the province.


Korean businessman probed for tax evasion

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet  – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in the province is investigating the alleged tax evasion committed by a Korean businessman when he reportedly sold majority of his shares in the Cordillera Hydroelectric Power Corporation (COHECO) to a Filipino-owned corporation in the amount of P1 billion plus supposed reimbursements amounting to P300 million.


Lepanto produces new mining engineers

As a child, Edison Mating dreamed of becoming a litigation lawyer, attending court hearings in a black suit with matching leather shoes and briefcase.


La Trinidad gets 3 new garbage trucks

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 15 (PIA) -- The solid waste management program of the municipality got a boost with the inauguration and blessing last week of three newly-purchased garbage trucks.


DA Sec. calls for unity among leaders

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug 13 (PIA) -- Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol calls for unity among the officials for the Filipino people.


PNP chief says police wants drug suspects alive

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 18 (PIA) -- Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, stressed that the police force values the lives of drug suspects.


Benguet Provl Vet undertakes neutering to prevent rabies

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 25 (PIA) -- The Provincial Veterinary Office here is trying to take control of dog and cat population as it carries out neutering this whole month in line with September 28 as World Rabies Day and the country’s goal of achieving rabies- free by year 2020.


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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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