Department of Agrarian Reform officials led by Secretary John Castriciones with La Trinidad officials led by Mayor Romeo Salda sprearhead the ribbon cutting and turn over ceremony of the solar power irrigation system in Barangay Alno, La Trinidad, Benguet on Thursday, April 8, 2021. The P800, 000.00 irrigation system was turned over to the Alno Rural Community Development Cooperative which is expected to provide water to more than 15 hectares of cut flower and vegetable farms in Alno. RMC PIA-CAR

POPCOM Regional Director Magdalena Abellera(3rd from left) and partner panelists in the forum push for a whole of society approach in addressing women's concerns including repruductive health in this time of health pandemic. (CCD/PIA CAR)

NCCA Chairperson Arsenio Lizaso (with mic) during the PIA Cordillera- led Kapihan media forumabout the first Montañosa Film Festival. Joining him (from left to right) are Film Academy of the Philippines chairperson Vivian Velez, Baguio City Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan, NCIP Chairperson Secretary Allen Capuyan (4th from left), NCIP Commissioner for Central Visayas Jennifer Pia Sibug-las and NCIP Commisioner for Region 1 and CAR Gaspar Cayat. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas presides over the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on COVID-19 on March 29, 2021 at the Benguet Provincial Capitol attended by task force member agencies. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR)

Bokod remains closed to tourists

BOKOD, Benguet, March 13(PIA) -- Tourism sites in this scenic municipality remains closed.

 

Mayor Thomas Wales Jr. said  that while  travel requirements have been relaxed, the local government still maintains the closure of its tourism destinations from those coming from other places outside of Bokod and Benguet. This is to help ensure protection of the people  from the COVID-19 as the  municipality  prepares for the “new normal.”  

Residents in the different barangays of the municipality  are allowed to visit their tourism sites but this is done as part of the measures for the improvement of mental and physical health and wellness, he explained.

Bokod Mayor Thomas Wales Jr. reiterated that the tourism industry in the municipality of Bokod remains closed. RMC PIA-CAR

Among the frequently visited tourism sites of the municipality o includes the Mount Purgatory, the Badekbek Sulfur Spring, the Ambuklao Dam, the mossy forest of Naswak and the Palansa Panoramic View.

He explained that although the jump point of Mount Pulag or the Mount Pulag National Park Protected Area Office is located in Ambangeg in Daclan, Bokod, the municipality of Kabayan has the jurisdiction over the sacred mountain.  The local government of Kabayan still has not yet opened its tourism industry  and the  recent visits to the Mount Pulag National Park are official visits such as monitoring activities of the Philippine National Police and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Meanwhile, barangay officials in Daclan placed fences around the vicinity of the Badekbek Sulfur Spring to enclose and protect the area from visitors who have been disrespecting the area.

It has been noted that tourists coming from the nearby towns of Bokod as well as the nearby provinces have been frequently visiting the Badekbek Sulfur Springs but they have been leaving their garbage wastes around the vicinity including the area at the sulfur springs,  which prompted  the closure of the area.

Despite the fences and signage, illegal entry of tourists is still being done at the sulfur spring area forcing more measures to be done to ensure protection of the said tourism destination.

Wales said the opening  of the  tourism industry of the municipality   will be discussed  witgh  Provincial Inter Agency Task Force. (JDP/RMC- PIA-CAR)

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

 

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