DOE promotes E-trike in rural areas

SAGADA, Mountain Province, Nov. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy calls for the participation of the rural communities towards the reduction of environmental pollution and mitigation of the effects of climate change through the use of alternative fuels and energy technologies like the electric tricycle (E-trike) program.

 

During the alternative fuel and energy technologies forum held in Sagada, Mountain Province last week, the DOE stressed the significance of cleaner alternative energy and DOE-innovated vehicles powered by auto - Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and electricity.

DOE Senior Research Specialist Simon Leonor introduced the Energy Efficient Electric Vehicle or E-Trike, an innovation dubbed as the “Tricycle of the Future”. It is the same as the typical tricycle but uses electric motors powered by on-board battery packs. The E-trike can accommodate five people excluding the driver.

The introduction of E-trikes with lithium-ion battery technology is envisioned to pave the way for increased safety standards and improved environmental compliance which complements government’s plan to support E-vehicle business including E-trikes.  

The DOE is inviting local government units to partner with them in the implementation of the E-Trike Project in their localities.

The forum was participated by local officials of the different municipalities of the province, LGU of Sagada including the transport group, tourist guide associations, Hotel and Inn Association of the place and students. (JDP/CAT-PIA CAR)

 

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.