3 honored in MP foundation anniversary

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Three true-bloodied sons of this landlocked province were honored by the provincial government for their successful and exemplary achievements and performance of their duties and responsibilities during the province’s 51st founding anniversary program held at the Eyeb grounds here Friday.

 

Mountain Province creates TB Provincial Coordinating Committee

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 3 (PIA) -- Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr.  recently issued Executive Order No. 11, s. 2018 creating the Tuberculosis Program – Provincial Coordinating Committee (TB-PCC).

 

GADFPS, TESDA pamper Bontoc women

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 16 (PIA) -- The Gender and Development Focal Point System (GADFPS) in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) conducted wellness program to women as part of Women’s Day celebration in the province.

 

PCOO holds cultural exchange and outreach program to IPs in Mountain Province

SAGADA, Mountain Province, April 19 (PIA) -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) led by PCOO Assistant Secretary Maria Paz Banaag conducted a cultural exchange and outreach program for a group of tour guides from the northern barangays of this town called BFTAMP (Bangaan, Fidelisan, Tanulong, Aguid, Madongo and Pide).

 

Lang-Ay Festival: Celebrating a Culture of Sharing

Chants, the rhythm of the gongs, and music echo throughout the Bontoc valley as old, young, locals, and tourists gather to celebrate culture, partake food, and share experiences in the annual Lang-ay Festival of Mountain Province.

 

DOH allots P41.6M for health facilities in Mt. Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 13 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) allotted for the province this year P41, 672,000.00 under its Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).

 

More individuals train as security guards under SLP

BONTOC, Mountain Province, April 11 (PIA) -- The fourth batch composed of  60  individuals recently completed the  free  skills training on security guard conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), equipping  them with knowledge and skills necessary for their employment as security guards.

 

Lang-ay 2018 to feature innovations

Bontoc, Mtn. Province – To give meaning of lang-ay, tourists and locals will be treated to a variety of indigenous foods, brewed coffees and fruit wines during the Lang-ay by the Street and Lang-ay Night on April 6, 2018, at the center of the capital town of Bontoc.

 

161 pregnant women avail of free health services on Buntis Day

BONTOC, Mountain Province, March 13 (PIA) -- One hundred sixty one pregnant women in the province joined in the celebration of the 15th National Araw ng Buntis with the theme “Kaagapay ni Buntis sa Panahon ng Kalamidad at Krisis.”

 

Ejercito adopted as son of Mountain Province

BONTOC, Mountain Province  – Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito was formally adopted as a son of this landlocked province during the celebration of the 14th Lang-ay festival which was held at the Eyeb grounds Saturday morning.

 

MP, MPSPC to host int’l forum on IP empowerment

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The State-run Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) and the provincial government will be hosting a 3-day International Forum on Innovations for Indigenous People’s Empowerment and Social Transformation on April 5-7, 2018.

 

PLGU spearheads Women’s Day celebration

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- The provincial government spearheads this year’s celebration of the National Women’s Month in the province on March 8 with the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women.”

 

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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.