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) .

 

Benguet to receive P4B worth of infra projects

BENGUET province is set to benefit from the billions worth of infrastructure projects sourced out by Rep. Ronald Cosalan.

 

Philex completes P21 million infra projects in Tuba town

TUBA, Benguet –Philex Mining Corp. completed P21 million worth of infrastructure projects in this town which, along with Itogon, hosts the company’s Padcal mine, a gold-and-copper operations for 2017 in the barangays of Camp 3, Camp 1, and Ansagan.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mankayan elders teach ‘gangsa’ making to the young

MANKAYAN, Benguet, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- A group of elders in this mining town are willing to share, and pass to the young their craft of fabricating gong to preserve the unique art of gong making.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PRO-Cor attributes decrease in crime volume to anti-illegal drugs drive

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan 19 (PIA) -- The leadership of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PRO-Cor) believes that its accomplishments particularly the significant decrease of crime volume and the increase of crime solution efficiency for 2017 are due to the effective anti-illegal drugs campaign in the region.

 

Benguet seeks monitoring of basic goods

FOLLOWING the full implementation of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion Law, Benguet province is seeking the help of the Department of Trade and Industry in monitoring and prices of basic commodities.

 

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.

 

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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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