Mankayan SLT performs in Ph International Dance Festival

MANKAYAN, Benguet, May 28 (PIA) -- The School of Living Tradition of this town performed in the recently concluded Philippine International Dance Workshop and Festival in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental alongside  with groups  from 13 countries.

 

DOH reiterates strategies against Japanese encephalitis

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 7 (PIA) -- One of the emerging mosquito-borne diseases is Japanese encephalitis recording a number of cases in the Cordillera region based on the Department of Health figures.

 

Itogon resort owners given ultimatum

ITOGON, Benguet  – Some twenty resort owners from this municipality were warned by the Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) to comply with the requirements of existing environmental laws, rules and regulations for them to continue their operations or face permanent closure in the future.

 

Benguet SP crafts FOI ordinance

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 30 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Benguet is currently working on an ordinance which operationalizes the Freedom of Information (FOI) in the province, anchored on the  presidential directive which ensures the bureaucracy’s  commitment to openness and enforces a policy on full disclosure across government agencies.

 

Benguet Guv wants verification of barangay “narco list”

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 7 (PIA) -- Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso called on authorities to verify names in the “narco list” recently released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.

 

Breaking the silence on farm chemical ingestion

(PIA) -- It took an intervention from an outside group to break the silence on farm chemical ingestion in this Cordillera community.

 

La Trinidad musters volunteer in anti-smoking shed painting, jingle production

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 21 (PIA) -- The Smoke-Free ordinance of this town went full blast January last year with  series of activities  in  strengthening the campaign.

 

Trinidad taps legend’s services for second ONE outing

Rome “Rebel” Trinidad will walk to the ONE Championship cage on Saturday, May 12 with a mixed martial arts legend by her side.

 

Food Innovation Center established at BSU

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera and the Benguet State University (BSU) launched the Food Innovation Center (FIC) in the Cordillera Administrative Region here last week.

 

Philex to spend P109M for 2018 SDMP projects

TUBA, Benguet – Philex Mining Corp. has allotted a total of P109.32 million for this year’s programs on infrastructure, information dissemination, and research and development (R&D), following several community-based consultations and planning workshops conducted in the outlying communities of its Padcal mine, in this province.

 

DA Sec. opens TienDA in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, May 7 (PIA) -- Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol led the beating of the gong to formally open the TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks Outlet at the Benguet Agri-Pinoy Trading Center (BAPTC) here  last week.

 

7 NCCA-funded projects for implementation in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, April 13 (PIA) -- In its continuing efforts to boost the promotion and preservation of culture and arts, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) allotted funding for seven projects to the Ibaloi and Kankana-ey cluster amounting to P1.435 million for implementation this year.

 

P30 million Tuba waterworks project up for implementation

TUBA, Benguet  – The municipal government is embarking on a multi-million peso waterworks project that will guarantee sustainable water supply for the growing population in the town.

 

Mount Pulag’s Akiki Trail reopens

KABAYAN, Benguet, May 3 (PIA) -- The Akiki Trail of the Mount Pulag National Park has been opened to the public.

 

Philex tailings pond barricade halted

TUBA, Benguet – Philex Mining Corp. has secured a TRO, or temporary restraining order, against at least 22 men claiming to be with an “unincorporated group,” whose barricade at the company’s tailings pond and its open spillway, in Itogon town’s Brgy. Ampucao, would cause “irreparable damage” to the company and the environment.

 

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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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