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CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

I. Brief History
Many theories have been postulated to account for the origin of the people inhabiting the mountain regions
of the Philippines. The Land Bridge Theory claims that the Philippines was part of the Southern Asia
Mainland and the Northern Luzon maintain tribes that came through these bridges during the last glacial
period between 1200 and 1500 B.C.
Contradictory to these assumptions is the Wave Migration Theory, which occurred thousands of years after
the disappearance of the land bridges in 3,000-4,000 B.C. The theory states that groups of migrants came
by boat from the neighboring lands during the Neolithic period. The Neolithic culture, which they brought
with them, is still evident in the rice terraces, cloth weaving and the use of iron implements.
Scholars differ in their contentions of the mountain peoples ancestors, however, a prominent number
supports the contention that the ancestors of the mountain people came from the South East Asia Mainland.
In the process of settling down, the early inhabitants became geographically isolated from one another. The
long period of isolation and adaptation to the environment gave rise to variations of culture.
When the Spaniards came to the Philippines, they were able to set foot in the Cordilleras as early as 1608
but with minimal influence. They were able to establish commandancias in Benguet, Ifugao and KalingaApayao but their stay did not last long enough to pacify the people of the hinterlands when the Americans
came.
When the American regime dawned upon the Cordillera wild lands, the new colonial government found the
people still not pacified. The government decided to establish a separate political history for them under
Act. No. 1876 of the Philippine Commission, the Mountain Province was divided into seven (7) sub
provinces namely: Amburayan, Apayao, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao Kalinga, and Lepanto. Eight years later,
and under Act No. 2772 promulgated on February 4,1920, Mountain Province was reconstituted into five
provinces- Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc and Kalinga -Apayao.
The movement for local autonomy and administrative decentralization before the authoritarian rule has
preceded the establishment of the Cordillera Administrative Region. On September 3,1986, President
Corazon C. Aquino met with the representatives of the Cordillera Bodong Administration (CBA) and the
Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) and the Alasiw (cessation of hostilities) to acknowledge their
aspiration for autonomy.
However, pending the enactment of the organic act for the Cordillera Administrative Region, the President
issued Executive Order No. 220 on July 15,1987 creating the Cordillera Administrative Region consisting
of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga - Apayao, Mountain Province and the chartered City of
Baguio.
II. Regional Vision
"We the people of the Cordilleras, proud of our culture and heritage rooted in spirituality, shall have a truly
autonomous region of united, enlightened and empowered citizenry who shall pursue sustainable
development where responsibilities and benefits are equitably shared by all.
The Regional Development Council is the primary institution to unify and coordinate efforts toward the
development of the region as:
A bastion of rich indigenous culture and knowledge;
Champion of good governance;

Physically integrated and accessible;


Watershed Cradle;
Family-oriented eco-tourist destination
Prime educational center;
Food basket; and
Agri- and light industry producer
For an improved quality of life for the people of the Cordilleras.
III. OVERVIEW OF THE REGION
Climate
The region's climate generally falls under types I and III. Type I is characterized by two (2) pronounced
seasons dry season from December to May and wet from June to November. The provinces that fall under
this type are Benguet including Baguio City; eastern part of Abra, Ifugao and Mt. Province. Type III has no
pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting only from one to three months. The
provinces of Kalinga and Apayao including the western part of Abra, Ifugao and Mountain Province fall
under this type.
Land Resources
The Cordillera is endowed with abundant mineral reserves. These are metallic ores such as gold, copper,
silver, zinc and non - metallic reserves found in Abra, Benguet, Kalinga, Apayao and Mountain Province.
However, mining operations are still concentrated in Benguet where almost 100 percent of the region's
mineral production in 1988 were registered. In addition, the region has untapped geothermal energy
resources and underdeveloped hydroelectric power resources.
Population and Economy
The region is the least populated region in the country despite its vast land area. The total population in
1995 was 1,254,838 and grew to 1,365,220 in 2000 reflecting an average annual growth rate of 1.82%
percent during the period 1995-2000. Consistently, it has bested the other regions in terms of positive
employment rates indicating a vibrant and potential-laden economy. Agriculture remains to be the primary
pre-occupation, which employs more than one-half of the region's work force.
Affirming its location as the geographic pinnacle of the Philippines, the budding Cordillera Administrative
Region truly stands out as the incomparable frontier for development.
Geography
Location
Boundaries

:
:

North Central Portion of Luzon


North - Ilocos Norte & Cagayan
South - Pangasinan & Nueva Vizcaya
East - Cagayan Valley
West - Ilocos Region

Political Subdivision
Province / City
Baguio City

No. of Municipalities
N/A

Barangays
129

Abra
Benguet
Ifugao
Kalinga
Apayao
Mt. Province
Total
Topography:

27
13
11
8
7
10

304
267
174
152
107
144
1,277

Generally rugged

Elevation

: Minimum - below 5 meters above sea (in Abra)


Maximum - 2,922 meters above sea level
level (Mt. Pulag, Benguet)

Slope

: More than one half of the region has a slope of 50%


and above. Thus there is a very limited area for
intensive agriculture and settlement.

Soil

: Clayloam

LAND AREA AND POPULATION BY PROVINCE


CAR: 1995 & 2000
PROVINCE/CITY
population
ABRA
BENGUET
IFUGAO
KALINGA
APAYAO
MT. PROVINCE
BAGUIO CITY
CAR

LAND AREA

POPULATION

(In Sq. Km)

1995

2000

195,964
313,833
149,598
154,145
83,660
130755
1,254,838
1,143,22

209,491
330,129
161,623
174,023
97,129
140,439
1,365,220
1,563,381

3,992.1
2,606.5
2,517.8
7,047.6
4.083.0
2,097.3
48.9
18,293.7

GROWTH RATE

To update

1995-2000
6.90
5.19
8.04
12.90
16.10
7.41
11.24
9.68

IV. TOURISM THRUST AND VISION


The Cordillera Tourism Master Plan adopts "culture" and "nature" as its main thrust and vision for
development. This thrust is sufficiently embodied and summed up in what is popularly known today as
"eco-tourism." The overriding goal is to preserve, conserve and enhance the area's natural environment and
its rich tribal culture for people and visitors to appreciate, enjoy and learn from.
PROGRAM INTERVENTIONS:
Physical Infrastructure Program - to address accessibility problems, communications and other basic
infrastructures such as water supply, electrification, sanitation and waste management.
Site Facilities Development Program - to address specific cluster/site development requirement for tourism
development such as the array of accommodation facilities and support infrastructure, site enhancement
projects and other tourism products to be established in each cluster/site identified. Land use planning is a
critical component of site development.
Socio-cultural and Livelihood Program - includes community based schemes to enhance participation and
expression of local culture by the host communities, on one hand, and tourists' appreciation of cultural

values and learning experiences on the other. It also provides for opportunities to the local communities to
generate livelihood and income from tourism activities.
Environmental Protection and Enhancement Program - provides appropriate interventions for ensuring
environmentally friendly tourism activities including restoration and enhancement of natural assets.
Tourism Promotion and Marketing Program - to embark on a sustained tourism information development
for promoting CAR tourism particularly ecotourism in the local and international markets.
Institutional/Policy Development Program - to create a conducive policy environment and acquire
capabilities and resources to implement and manage a coordinated multi-sectoral effort for tourism
development in CAR including encouraging private sector participation. Investment in identified programs
and projects.
TOURISM STATISTICS
Tourist arrivals in the Cordillera Administrative Region registered a volume of 844,765 for the period
January to December 2004. This shows a decrease of 12.09% compared to the same period last year with a
volume of 960,945. The figure represents 92.94% Domestic travellers, 6.79% Foreign travellers and only .
27% overseas travellers.

1,000,000
800,000
600,000
400,000
200,000
(200,000)
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
Total

2003

2004

% change

904,094

785,093

-13.16%

53,714

57,381

6.83%

3,137

2,291

-26.97%

960,945

844,765

-12.09%

DISTRIBUTION OF TOURIST ARRIVALS PER CITY/PROVINCE


PROVINCE
CAR
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
ABRA
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan

2003

2004

Growth Rate

904,094
53,714
3,137
960,945

785,093
57,381
2,291
844,765

-13.16%
6.83%
-26.97%
-12.09%

8,510
149
4

10,409
104
-

22.31%
-30.20%
-100.00%

BAGUIO CITY
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
BENGUET
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
IFUGAO
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
KALINGA
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
APAYAO
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan
MT. PROVINCE
Domestic
Foreign
Balikbayan

8,663

10,513

21.36%

767,713
41,504
2,823
812,040

626,297
17,634
1,780
645,711

-18.42%
-57.51%
-36.95%
-20.48%

53,537
1,434
54,971

52,510
6,910
25
59,445

-1.92%
381.87%

32,993
7,065
227
40,285

57,293
27,266
486
85,045

73.65%
285.93%
114.10%
111.11%

15,113
1,596
81
16,790

9,640
3,375
13,015

-36.21%
111.47%

296
296

738
110
848

149.32%

25,932
1,966
2
27,900
6,005,906,250

TOURISTS
RECEIPTS

8.14%

-22.48%

186.49%

28,206
1,982
30,188
5,279,781,250

8.77%
0.81%
-100.00%
8.20%
-12.09%

Baguio City remains the major contributor of total arrivals in CAR posting a percentage contribution of
76.44%. This is followed by Ifugao with percentage contribution of 10.07%, Benguet with 7.04%, Mt.
Province, 3.57, Kalinga 1.54%, Abra 1.24%, and Apayao .10%.

City/Province Volume
BAGUIO CITY
IFUGAO
BENGUET
MT. PROVINCE
KALINGA
ABRA
1%
APAYAO
4%

Total 7%

2%

645,711
85,045
59,445
30,188
13,015
10,513
848

% Contribution

76.44%
10.07%
7.04%
3.57%
1.54%
1.24%
0.10%

Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

0%

844,765

10%

BAGUIO CITY
IFUGAO
BENGUET
MT. PROVINCE

76%

KALINGA
ABRA
APAYAO

The major market for CAR for 2004 is USA with a volume of 9,606 showing an increase of 11.93%
compared to last year. Japan market decreased by 57.71% and Korea market increased by 29.57%.
CAR TOP TEN MARKET (2003-2004)
RANK NATIONALITY
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

JAPAN
USA
AUSTRALIA
CHINA
KOREA
GERMANY
CANADA
UNITED
KINGDOM
FRANCE
SWITZERLAND
HONGKONG
TOTAL

VOLUME
2003
10,944
8,582
4,735
4,377
4,112
2,469
1,822
1,520

% SHARE NATIONALITY RANK VOLUME


2004
20.37%
USA
1
9,606
15.98%
KOREA
2
5,328
8.82%
JAPAN
3
4,628
8.15%
FRANCE
4
3,665
7.66%
GERMANY
5
3,241
4.60%
CANADA
6
2,704
3.39%
UK
7
2,689
2.83%
AUSTRALIA
8
2,567

1,445 2.69%
1,064 1.98%
821
53,714

CHINA
9
HOLLAND
10
SWITZERLAND

% SHARE GROWT
H
16.74%
-57.71%
9.29%
11.93%
8.07%
-45.79%
6.39%
-42.08%
5.65%
29.57%
4.71%
31.27%
4.69%
48.41%
4.47%
76.91%

2,535 4.42%
1,631 2.84%
1228
57,381

NO. OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND NO. OF ROOMS


The Cordillera region recorded 192 establishments in 2004 with a total of 4,637 rooms. Baguio City still
registered the highest number of establishments at 110 with 3,774 rooms. There was an addition of 6 more
accommodation establishments with the construction of new hotels, such as Microtel Inn & Suites,
Starwood Hotel and others. Hotel Supreme also expanded with the construction of a Convention Plaza
adding 42 more rooms.
CITY/PROVINCE
BAGUIO CITY
ABRA
APAYAO
BENGUET
IFUGAO
KALINGA
MT. PROVINCE

NO. OF
ESTABLISHMENTS
110
8
2
15
18
12
27

NO. OF
ROOMS
3,774
82
8
101
281
85
306

TOTAL

192

4,637

AVERAGE OCCUPANCY RATE


The overall occupancy rate in CAR is recorded at 33.47%. This posted a decrease of 8.78% compared to
the rate last year of 42.25%. Ifugao registered the highest occupancy rate of 69.16%.
CITY/PROVINCE

AVERAGE OCCUPANCY RATE

ABRA
APAYAO

27.38%
11.04%

153.63%
15.41%

BAGUIO CITY
BENGUET
IFUGAO
KALINGA
MT. PROVINCE

29.27%
61.31%
69.16%
28.54%
7.55%

AVE. TOTAL/MONTH

33.47%

Source of Data: National Economic Development Authority - CAR


Department of Tourism CAR
CITY OF BAGUIO
BRIEF HISTORY
During the Spanish Era, Benguet was not a remote area for the Spaniards to explore. The vastness and
promising economic potential of the place lured the Spaniards to conduct series of expeditions. Early
explorers included Juan Salcedo in 1572 and Don Q.M. Quirante in 1664. Series of attempts were made to
subjugate the Igorots but failed. Finally in 1864, Commandante de Galvey established his
Commandancia at La Trinidad, Benguet (named after his wife). Galvey went to establish the province of
Benguet with 31 rancherias. The first Kapitan of Benguet was Pulito of Kafagway, now Baguio, a minor
rancheria of about 20 houses.
The presidentia of Baguio was first established in the house of the Campulet at the top of the Tabacalera
road at the lower end of Guisad Valley. Later, the presidentia of Baguio was moved to the present site of the
Baguio City Hall.
The Spaniards established order, built churches and schools, made trails and introduced coffee during their
long occupation of the area.
The Americans came early in 1900 and established their government with H. Whitmarsh as the appointed
Governor of Benguet and Baguio as the capital. This was the first provincial government to be established
in the Philippines and this happened a year prior to the inauguration of the civil government of the
Philippines. Their best administrators and teachers were fervent boosters and promoters: Worcester, Wright,
Forbes, Pack, Barrows, Eckman and others who together with Filipinos committed to make the place a
haven.
Several mines near Baguio within Benguet were developed and were very productive. Business in the city
also flourished with the establishment of commercial centers. Recreational facilities were also installed.
Then, the city grew before the outbreak of World War II.
Baguio was bombed on December 8,1941 by the Japanese and they occupied it on December 27 of the
same year. When the war ended, rehabilitation was immediately done with the supervision of the
Americans based at Camp John Hay. Since then, the city became a favorite for vacationists.
The July 16, 1990 earthquake devastated the entire city with its infrastructure, buildings and its populace
but it did not end here.
Four years after the great earthquake, Baguio City has recovered and is standing
firm and proud for its restored heritage.
Until today, Baguio City as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, is the most frequented destination in
Northern Luzon by local and foreign tourists alike.
I.
OVERVIEW OF THE CITY
Geography and land area

Baguio City, approximately 250 kilometers north of Manila is, situated in the heart of the Province of
Benguet. The area of the city is 49 square kilometers enclosed in a perimeter of 30.6 kilometers. The
developed portion of the city is a plateau that rises to an elevation of 1,400 meters. Most of it lies on the
northern half of the city.
There are two great valleys found in the south and the north of the city. The more famous Guisad - Lucban
Valley has an elevation that ranges from 1,300 to 1,400 meters and is centrally located towards the north.
The southern valley is composed of long and narrow vales surrounded by low hills and transected by a
network of hills. Some of the more important valleys are Camp 7, Loakan, Bakakeng and Crystal Cave,
These valleys are arable as they are rich with alluvial deposits.
The summits on the plateau offer panoramic views. The summits that face the west: Quezon Hill, Mirador
-Dominican Hill and the Bureau of Animal Industry Stock Farm which offers splendid view of the Ilocos
Coastal Plain, Lingayen Gulf and the South China Sea during cloudless days.
Another famous promontory is Mines View Park, which overlooks the mining town of Itogon and offers a
glimpse of the Amburayan Valley. All over the city, however are sporadically scattered steep side hills and
mountains. About half the area of the city has a slope of 25% or more.
Government
A popularly elected Mayor heads the city government of Baguio. He is assisted by the Vice-mayor and a 12
- man legislative council called the Sangguniang Panglunsod. The last election was conducted in May
2001.
Citizens participate actively in government affairs and public issues. Baguio enjoys a especially informal
atmosphere, so that even the officials are not detached and removed from the populace.
Congressman:
Mayor:
Vice-Mayor:

Atty. Mauricio Domogan


Atty. Braulio Yaranon
Reynaldo Bautista Jr.

Climate
Baguio is 8 degrees cooler on any month on the average than any place in the lowlands. When Manila
sweats at 35 degrees centigrade of above, Baguio seldom exceeds 26 degrees centigrade at its warmest. The
lowest temperature reading made by the local weather bureau was 6.3 degrees centigrade, recorded in
January 18, 1961.
Baguio is very wet during the Philippine rainy season, which is from June to October. The recorded
heaviest volume of rainfall in Baguio City was in 1911 when it measured 9,038.3 mm.
However from November to May, Baguio becomes a tropical paradise, a refreshing break from the hot and
humid Philippine climate. Christmas season is when Baguio glows with the nippy winter air. Nights are
good for bonfires.
In the summer months of March, April, and May, Baguio lives up to its title as the Summer Capital of the
Philippines when thousands of visitors from the lowlands and Manila take their annual exodus to the city to
cool off. Casual clothing is recommended worn with jackets or sweaters especially in the late afternoon or
evenings.
Population
The population of the city as of 2000 is 252,386. The youth constitute nearly half of the population. There
is a trace of longevity among the people, of who are aged over 60. The middle aged group numbers 70,511.

During the peak of the annual tourist influx, particularly during the Lenten period, transients triple the
population.
Language Spoken
English is widely spoken and understood. It is the medium of instruction in all public and private schools.
Most newspapers and magazines are printed in English, hence, an English speaking traveler would not find
communication problems. The national language, Filipino, is of course spoken by everyone. Ilocano is also
spoken by almost everybody.
Major Industries
The three dominant industries in the city are tourism, education and integrated circuits.
Tourism remains to be a dominant industry, especially with the improved access roads. Lowlanders come to
the city during the hot summer months.
Baguio has about 50, 000 college and vocational students.
Texas Instruments initiated the Export Processing Zone now Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA).
Today, they export six hundred million dollars of products annually.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Baguio is the gateway to the wonders of Northern Luzon. The calm beaches of La Union; the fabled
Hundred Islands of Pangasinan; the world famous Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao; the ancient churches,
Spanish influenced houses, historical and cultural relics of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte, the Kabayan of the
tribes of Benguet, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Apayao and Abra.
HISTORICAL
1.
Marker of the Philippine Commissions First Session in Baguio
This is the site of the building where the members of the Philippine Commission met from April 22 to June
11, 1904 and officially initiated the use of Baguio as the Philippine Summer Capital.
The Commission was composed of Governor General Luke Wright, president, and Commissioners Henry
Ide, Dean C. Worcester, T Padre Tavera, Benito Legarda, Jose de Luzuriaga, James Smith and Cameron
Forbes.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Baguio a project was done to locate, clean and spruce up all historical
markers.
2.
Kennon Road and its Builder
Named after Col. Lyman W. Kennon, who was the final builder of the famous Benguet road, with the help
of the industrious Cordillerans and foreign workers.
Kennon road is the shortest and the most scenic highway linking Baguio and the lowlands. The lions head
can be found along the way.
Final construction of this road was finished in 1903. Col. L. Kennon first ascended to Baguio in 1905.
Of the original workers, the Igorots and Japanese were admired for their trustworthiness and willingness to
work.
Kennon was closed to traffic after the July 16, 1990 earthquake. It is now open to light vehicles only.
3.

Diplomat Hotel on Dominican Hill

In May 1911, the councils of the Province of the Dominican Order voted to construct a vacation house in
Baguio on a 17-hectare property they had acquired when the American authorities were encouraging people
to come here. Actual work started in 1913 under Fr. Roque Ruano and the building was inaugurated on
May 23, 1925. To take advantage of the tax exemptions a school called Collegio del Santissimo Rosario
was opened in June 1915 but due to the very small enrollment the school closed in 1917, reverting the
building to the original vacation house.
During WWII refugees first occupied it. Later the Japanese Army Liberation Forces had to bomb out the
refugees from the buildings. The five hits left very extensive damage and for a time it was left unrepaired.
Reconstruction was started in 1947 and completed in 1948 with most of its pre-war grandeur and beauty
restored.
In 1973, Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired ownership, remodeled the interior into a 33-bedroom hotel with
modern facilities, but retained the unique and distinct personality of the Dominican Hill. In the 80s the
hotel ceased operations due to the death of one of its majority stockholders. Plans are underway to develop
this historical religious landmark into a tourist resort.
4.
Philippine Military Academy
The Philippine Commission promulgated Act No. 175, which became the basis for the creation of the
Philippine Constabulary in August 8, 1905. The school for the officers of the constabulary was first located
in Sta. Lucia Barracks in Manila. Later in 1908, it was relocated in Baguio on the site known as
Constabulary Hill later renamed Camp Henry T. Allen, in honor of the first chief of the Philippine
Constabulary.
With the passage of the Jones Law, the school was later changed to Academy for Officers of the Philippine
Constabulary with a two-year curriculum. In 1908, the course was raised to collegiate level and later
lengthened to three years with class 1938 as having the last graduates of that course.
When the commonwealth government was established in 1935, the Philippine Military Academy was
created in place of the Philippine Constabulary Academy. Under the National Defense Act, the PMA was
authorized to maintain cadet strength of 350. Because of increased population, the academy transferred to
Teachers Camp in June 1936 where it remained until WWII broke out.
After the war the PMA headquarters was temporarily relocated at Camp Murphy and later at Alabang,
while Camp Allen was being rehabilitated. Since May 1950 the Philippine Military Academy has found its
permanent home at Fort del Pilar, Loakan, Baguio City.
5.
The Mansion
This imposing and majestic mansion has a long list of Filipino Presidents and American governor-generals.
It has elegantly structured building and guesthouse. Its gate is patterned after that of Londons Buckingham
Palace. The Mansion has also been the site of several international conferences and a working office of the
President of the Philippines during his visits to the City.
6.
Camp John Hay
This former American recreational facility is currently undergoing development as a world class resort. As
of March 27, 1999, the golf course was completed and is now open, The skating rink, picnic area, and the
mini golf course at the Scout Hill area are likewise open.
7.
Teachers Camp
It was through the vacation normal school, which began in 1908 teachers from all over, the islands were
able to have a respite and some time for studies.
In a letter to the Secretary of Public Instruction, Governor William Pack outlined his plan to set up a camp
in Baguio where teachers can be accommodated. The plan was approved on January 8, 1908 and the camp
was opened on April 6, 1908.

For a start, four assembly tents were put up for kitchen, dining and storage purposes and two other large
tents were set aside for class purposes. Later on, the KURSAAK" was constructed in 1909 as a permanent
structure and took over the functions of the mess tent, aside from being the social center for assemblies.
The next year, other buildings were added, the road traversing the vast hectare leveled and the athletic field
out in its hollow.
It now caters to conferences, meetings, seminars and social functions sponsored by the government sector.
CULTURAL/HISTORICAL
1.
Easter Weaving Room
This school was built in 1905 under Samuel Drury with funds donated by Bishop Brent of the Episcopalian
Church of the Philippines. It opened in 1906 as a church school. Dr. Benjamin Platt introduced the Easter
School Weaving Room as an industrial work in the curriculum. By 1924 there were five buildings and in
1928 they inaugurated the Chapel of the Holy Innocents. Before World War II, the Easter School
Compound, which had nine buildings, were raised to the ground by the American Liberation Forces. With
only the Headquarters and the Nurses' Cottage standing then, rehabilitation started to complete the
compound as it is now. It is the right place to visit for those who are interested in native fabrics and other
handicrafts. Here one can witness the actual process of cloth weaving as practiced by the natives of the
Mountain Provinces for ages.
2.
Saint Louis Filigree Shop
This is a handicraft shop specializing in silver jewelry and other filigree products. Some of the craftsmen
are only high school students. This shop is in the center of the city and was established in 1916.
3.
Baguio Tourism Complex
Within the complex along Gov. Pack Road are the Baguio Sunshine Park, the Regional Office of the
Department of Tourism and Secretarys Cottage. The Sunshine Park features flowering garden and a
covered stage with ethnic design, which is often used, for cultural presentation. The park itself is designed
after a shield.
4.
Baguio - Mountain Provinces Museum
This museum is temporarily located at the Baguio Convention Center. It has on display a variety of
artifacts and relics showcases the cultural heritage, customs and traditions of the mountain provinces. The
cluster of buildings within the complex depicts the architectural features of the native houses of the
mountain provinces. The Department of Tourism and the City government of Baguio are undertaking a
reconstruction of the Baguio -Mountain Provinces Museum.
5.
Baguio Convention Center (BCC)
Situated across the University of the Philippines College Baguio exudes an ethnic flavor considered the
most spacious edifice North of Manila. The BCC initially gained prominence when it became the site of the
1978 internationally renowned chess championship series between Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi. It
was inaugurated by former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos on July 17, 1978 during the opening of the series. It
continues to cater to conferences, conventions, meetings and other social functions in the City. It now
temporarily houses the Baguio Mt.-Provinces Museum Foundation, Inc.
6.
Educational Institutions
There are six (6) colleges and universities in Baguio. These are the University of the Philippine College,
Philippine Military Academy, University of Baguio, Saint Louis University, Baguio Colleges Foundation,
Baguio Central University, Pines City Colleges and the international school in the city, Brent International
School.
7.
SLU Museum
Located in the premise of the school (SLU), it showcases the different culture heritages of the Cordilleras
and some lowland amenities. Artifacts and relics including an ancient coffin can be seen on display. A
curator is always stationed for the convenience of visitors to explain the artifacts and the culture of the
Cordilleras.
8.

Ifugao Woodcarvers Village

Along the way to Asin, about 5 kilometers from the city, is an Ifugao wood carving village, which produces
and sells beautiful hand-carved curio items at very low prices.
NATURAL
1.
Asin Hot Spring
Located 16 kilometers northwest of Baguio, the resorts main feature is a swimming pool surrounded by
thermal springs, lush vegetation and several hanging bridges. It is an ideal respite. This is now eyed to be
redeveloped into a tourism resort along with the adjoining tourist attractions of Tuba and Baguio.
2.
Mt. Sto. Tomas
A trek up to the Mount Sto. Tomas is a hiker delight. The peak is 7,500 feet high and commands a majestic
view of mountains, sea and valley. The mountain can be reached by foot or by vehicle.
RELIGIOUS
1.
Lourdes Grotto
This is a religious shrine housing the image of the Lady of Lourdes. About 252 steps lead to this shrine
where pilgrims brave the steep climb to offer sacrifices, devotion and prayers. One is also regarded with a
beautiful panoramic view of the city.
2.
Baguio Cathedral
One of the familiar landmarks in Baguio, the structure with its twin spires and one hundred steps sits on top
of a hill in the heart of the city, offering church goers and visitors a chance to get a bird's eye view of the
entire commercial hub.
3.
Bell Church
This cluster of temples is located on the border of Baguio City and Trinidad Valley. Its exotic oriental
architecture, pagodas roof, ornate gateway, dragon ornaments and Buddha - guarded windows gaze from
atop a hill. The Bell Temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and
Christianity. One may even try having his fortune told.
4.
Churches, Seminars and Convents
Baguio is an ideal location for meditation, contemplation and spiritual renewal hence the existence of no
less religious denominations that run churches, seminaries, convents and other institutions such as hospitals
and schools.
MAN - MADE
1.
Burnham Park
It is the oldest of all Baguio parks. One can unwind from the tension of the day-to-day bustle by biking,
skating or simply reflecting on the days experiences amid a soothing garden backdrop of colorful flowers.
It is thickly wooded and is a great place to have picnics and concerts. There are tennis and basketball
courts, a football field, athletic oval and an orchidarium.
2.
Botanical Garden
It is also called the Igorot village, which features native huts typical of the Cordillera architecture. This
village within a village captures the ethnic spirit and cultural legacy of the Igorot dweller.
The garden is also a site of cultural presentations and other tribal meetings.
3.
Mines View Park
Appropriately named for its breathtaking view of Benguet's mountain ranges where gold, silver and other
ores were once quarried.
There are souvenir shops around the park offering such items as woodcarvings, woven cloth, ashtrays, shell
products and other curio items.
4.

Wright Park

It is sometimes mistakenly called Ride Park by some that identify this pine tree park reserve for kiddy
horse rides. A long stairway leads to the Pool of the Pines, a 100 meter long pool of water lined on both
sides by the famous Baguio towering pine.
5.
Baguio Country Club
This club was organized with funds, which were privately contributed. They built tennis courts and
cottages.
Today Baguio Country Club has 200 guestrooms and suites in a new building. It also boasts a beautiful 18hole, 61-par golf course for its members and guests.
6.
Session Road / Market
During the early years of Baguio, buildings only on the left side opposite the hill on which the church was
built occupied Session Road. A big stream spanned by wooden bridge crossed the lowest portion of the
road. Beyond this bridge was the swampland where bull carts parked and congregated thereby starting what
is now called the market. Many of the open-air stalls spread out towards Lucban following the banks of the
steam and thus determined the direction of the market expansion.
III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
1.
Baguio Ecumenical Holy Week (Holy Week)
- focuses on Baguio as a spiritual center. The first commemoration initiated by the religious sector of the
Non-Government Organizations started last March 1991 with the theme Baguio, a journey to spiritual
renewal.
2.
Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival (February)
- focuses on Baguio as the Flower Garden City of the North. Highlights included, flower exhibits, lectures,
garden tours, floral contest and a parade of floats. It was scheduled February 17-25, 2001.
3.
Baguio Foundation Day (September 1st)
- commemorates the anniversary of Baguio since it became a chartered city in 1909. Art exhibits, parades,
programs, cultural shows and sister-city programs are often scheduled.
4.
Baguio Arts Festival (November to December)
- this is an annual event started in November 1989 sponsored by the Baguio Arts Guild, the Department of
Tourism and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This envisioned Baguio to be the permanent venue for
the festival. The features of the event are visual arts, which includes photography, film, video, sculpture
and art installations and ethnic arts.
5.
Christmas in Baguio
- an annual Christmas activity highlighting numerous activities like cantatas, childrens mardigras, sports
competition, etc. The City Government of Baguio, National Correspondents Club of the Philippines and
RPN-DZBS Radio Station spearhead it.
a. Silahis ng Pasko
b. Share-A-Toy
c. Lucky Foreign Balikbayan
d. Phil-Am Golf Tournament
e. Himig ng Pasko
6.
Impakabsat (November)
- a trade and Tourism Fair show casing the products and services of the Cordilleras.
7.
Baguio Tossed Salad Festival (October)
- initiated by the Baguio Association of Hotels & Inns (BAHAI), this festival features the different products
of Baguio and Benguet through the serving of vegetable salad to thousands of people/visitors.

IV. SUPPORT FACILITIES


Accredited Accommodation Establishments (as of May 2005)
(Prices subject to change w/o prior notice)
Name of
Establishment
RESORT 'AAA"
Baguio Country
Club

Address/Tel. No.
Area Code (074)
Country Club Rd, Baguio
City
Tel No. 442-5060-68

No. of
Rooms
181

RateRange
In Pesos
P 3,000

Camp John Hay


Manor
AA

Camp John Hay, Loakan


Road
Tel No. 446-0231 to 50

189

P4,000single

Green Valley
Resort "A"

Santo Tomas Rd.


Tel. 444-5140
e-mail:
greenbaguio@skynet.net

125

STANDARD
Baguio Palace
Hotel
Name of
Establishment

Citylight Hotel

City Travel Hotel

Legarda Road
Tel. 442-7734

36

Address/Tel. No.
Area Code (074)

No. of
Rooms

Upper Gen. Luna Rd. Tel.


444-7544/ 444-7547

No. 15 Kisad Road


Tel. No.445.0456

11

32

Standard
1,540
double2,035
apartel3,300
Masters
bedroom
1,500
Twinbed1,600
Fam-2,900
RateRange
In Pesos
Single450
Twin- 900
Double1600
Fam-2,200
Apartel3,200
Standard1,200
(good for
2)
De Luxe1,400
Executive
suite2,250
Family
junior(Do
uble
Decked)2,450
Presidenti
al suite3,000

Features/Facilities
Coffee shop, swimming pool,
golf, restaurants, gym, sauna,
billiards, table & lawn tennis,
jacuzzi, & bowling
Coffee shop, golf,
restaurants, gym, sauna,
Jacuzzi, souvenir shop, piano
& jazz bar
gift shops, disco, sport
facilities, conference room,
convention

Restaurant, bar, conference


hall, medical services power
generator, security services,
and parking space.

Features/Facilities
Cable TV, telephone, hot &
cold shower, function rooms,
credit cards honored , 5 units
apartels

Restaurant, conference
rooms, gym, hot & cold, bath
tubs

Concorde Hotel

Europa Center Legarda


Road
Tel. 443-2058
Website:
http://www2.mozcom.com/concorde

150

Standard
1,782
de luxe
4,026
classic2,970
superior2,700
royal suite
4,488

Corner Asin Naguilian Rd


Tel. No. 447-8888
Coyeesan Hotel
Plaza

51

No. 50 Engineers Hill


Tel. No. 443-4846

Standard
Twin1,873
Double de
Luxe(nonaircon)2,268
Twin de
Luxe
(Aircon)2,495
Superior2,985
Apartel(6)
-4,711
Apartel(4)
-3,735

El Cielito Inn

Hotel Villa Rosal


Prince Plaza Hotel
Summer Place
Hotel
Hotel Veniz
Hotel Constancia

Tiongsan Bldg. 22
Magsaysay Ave.
Tel No. 443-8112
No. 17 Legarda Road Tel.
No. 442-5082
288 Marcos Highway
Tel No. 446-0560
Abanao St.
Tel. No. 446-0700
Military Cut-Off
Tel. NO. 444-8202

P2,000 to
8,000

48

P2,000 to
4,000

54
50

P1,800 to
6,000

72

P1,800 to
4,500

18

Standard
Double(2)
-1,595
Standard
Twin(2)1,795
Junior
Suite (4)2,795
Extra bed

Cable TV, IDD/NDD


telephone, hot & cold
shower, refrigerator,
conference halls, restaurant,
game room, piano bar

Restaurant/Coffee shop, hot


& cold water, aircon, TV,
convention hall, hotel within
a mall, gym, KTV,
supermarket, Internet, Sauna,
parking space (300 cars)

Restaurant, conference
rooms, Apartels, hot & cold

Restaurant, hot & cold


water,TV, conference hall,
supermarket
Restaurant, conference
rooms, hot & cold
Restaurants, hot & cold
water, TV, convention halls,
gym, apartelle, supermarket
Restaurants, hot & cold
water,TV, conference halls,
supermarket, coffee shops
Restaurant, hot & cold, cable
TV

-385

Name of
Establishment

Address/Tel. No.
Area Code (074)

No. of
Rooms

13 Magsaysay Avenue
443-2011
e-mail:
supreme@burgos.slu.edu.ph

Supreme Hotel

69

Convention Plaza

ECONOMY
Gracious Hotel
Angeli

Hotel Reneca

Elegant Hotel
Green Mile
Condotel
Microtel Inn &
suites

Features/Facilities
RateRange
In Pesos

Twin/Dou
ble-1,557
Triple1,839
Family de
luxe-1,948
Apartel(2
bedrms)2,950
StudioType2,850
Apartel
for 5
2,117

Dining facilities, carpeted


piped in music, telephone,
color TV, swimming pool,
spa, tour arrangement, major
credit cards, fitness center
Jacussi
Steam bath sauna
Coffee shop

Executive
Suite3,000
Junior
suite1,836
Family de
luxe for 4
2,500
Abanao St
Tel. No. 442-5078
#35 Montinola Subd, Kisad
Rd, Baguio City
Tel 442-2259

41 Magsaysay Avenue
Tel. No. 442-9322
6 Guevarra St, Aurora Hill
tel no. 446-4115
Upper Session Rd.
Tel. No. 619-3333

35

21

30
32
60

P 1,500 to
4,500
Single1,000
Double1,400
Family2,000
P1,500 to
4,000
P 2,000 to
6,000
P 2,000 to
5,000

TV, conference hall, KTV,


hot & cold
Convention hall, all rooms
with private bath, telephone,
T.V.
Restaurant, hot & cold
water,TV, conference hall
Apartelle, hot & cold, TV,
conference hall, restaurant
Coffee shop, conference
halls, TV, hot & cold,
adjacent to Victory Bus

Woods Place

38 Military Cut-Off
Tel. No. 442-4641
15 Palma Street
tel.# 445-6997/6970

Zion Hostel

PENSION
Lu Jean nn

15

12

68 San Roque Village


Tel. No. 445-6830
12 Bokawkan Rd, Baguio
City
Tel.# 442-4662/444-2733

11
300 (nonmember)
250
(member)
DormType(6)1,500
(8)-1,750
Twin
Room-550
Triple-825

Norlu Pension

Vistro Pension
House

118 Engr's Hill


442-2235
16

18 Jumgle Town Saludmitra


Tel 442-2206
TOURIST INN
AJ's Pension

Baden Powell Inn


Inn Rocio

Mountain Lodge

Lexber Vacation
House
Princess Apartelle

17

26 Gov. Pack Rd
Tel No. 442-5836
68 Kisad Rd
Tel. no. 442-6535
27 Leonard Wood Rd.
Tel. #444-7180
442-4594

Naguilian Rd
Tel. no. 446-5283
105 Ferguzon Rd. Tel No.
442-7261

P 1,500 to
4, 500
Standard1,350
De luxe1,850
Premiere
2,200(5)

51
13

23

18 units
6 units

terminal
Specialty Restaurants
(vegetarian), hot & cold, TV
Private toilet and bath,
kitchenette, conference ,
telephone, & refrigerator
Hot and cold water, dorm
type room, seminar room
Hot and cold water, dorm
type room, seminar room

Double700
4 pax1,000
6 pax1,200
Standard1,000(2)
(4)-1,100
(5)1,200
Suite(1011)-3,300

Kitchen facilities, hot & cold


water, beauty saloon

P 1,500 to
4,000
P 1,500 to
4,500
Single-800
Twin1,000
Double1,300
Fam-1,600
P 3,500 to
6,000
P2,500 to
5,000

Restauarant, bar, apartelle,


hot & cold, near bus stations
Restaurant, hot & cold, TV,
overlooking Burnham Park

Hot and cold water, kithchen


facilities, TV

Catering services
-seminar room, cable t.v., hot
& cold, fronting Teachers
Camp, convenience store
Individual unit, fully
furnished
Individual unit, fully
furnished

RESTAURANTS
Name of Establishments

Address & Telephone Numbers


Country Code (063)
Area Code (074)

Seating
Capacity

Specialty

Alberto's Music Lounge &


Restaurant
Caf by the Ruins Restaurant
Jecks Club & Karaoke Bar &
Restaurant
New Ganza Restaurant
O'Mai-Khan Restaurant
Paliz Zata Cafe
Rito's Steak and Restaurant
Salud Bistro Restaurant
Simply Special Restaurant

Carino St. cor. Legarda Rd Tel.


443-3467
25 Chuntug St., B.C
442-4010/ 7128
Naguilian Rd., B.C. Tel. No. 3003138
Burnham Park, B. C.
Tel. 442-2478
12 Otek St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-5885
Roof deck Porta Vaga, B.C. Tel.
No.446-4767
39 Engineer's Hill
444-3076
No. 44 Lourdes Subd. Tel. No.
446-2637
NO. 67 Carantes St., B.C. Tel.
NO. 446-5985

150
60
75
110
120

150

70

116 Session Rd., B.C.


60
Tel. 442-4219
Carino St
Sizzling Plate
120
443-8486
Burnham Park, B. C.
Solibao Restaurant
72
Tel. 442-2530/6797
Sunshine Lunch and Panciteria Perfecto St., B.C.
40
Tel. 442-3011
Pancake House-Baguio
No. 150 Kisad Rd, Tel No. 44675
1285
Padis Point (Otso Corp.)
Cor. Rizal Park, B.C.
400
Tel. No.446-5937
Paliz Zata Cafe
Roofdeck, Portavaga Bld
Session Rd
70
Tel No. 446-4767
SHOPPING ESTABLISHMENTS
Address & Tel.
Shopping Hours
Name of Establishment
Number
2/F LC Bldg. Gov.
Ibays Silver Shop (main)
Pack Rd.
8:00-5:00
Tel. # 443-4515
Mines View Park,
Ibays Silver Shop II
Baguio City
8:00-6:00
(Mines view)
Tel. # 444-8807
Session Rd., BC
Philippine Treasures Inc.
9:30-6:30
Tel.# 442-6586
Sizzling Plate

TRAVEL AGENCIES
Name of Agency
GAYMOR Travel & Tour
Gracious Travel & Tours
Gracious Travel & Tours

Address and Tel. No.


Nevada Square, BC
Tel # 442-9571
e-mail: gaygomez17@yahoo.com
304 Skyworld Commercial Center
Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel # 3045380
Abanao St, Baguio City

International menu,
live band
Cordillera and native
foods
Filipino Food
Filipino & Chinese
Dishes
Mongolian grill and
hotpot
Bulalo, steak and
Filipino dishes
Japanese, Filipino,
Chinese/pasta &
steaks
Steaks & Filipino
Dishes
Steaks & Filipino
Dishes
Steak and Filipino
Dishes
Chinese Dishes
Filipino,
International
Filipino, American
European dishes
Type of Merchandise
Silver jewelries
Silver jewelries
Silver items,
woodcarving

Services
Travel assistance and car rental
Travel and tour assistance
Travel and tour assistance

Wings of Travel & Tour

Small World Travel & Tours

Tel No. 6197798


Session Rd., Baguio CityTel #4448327
e-mail:
wingsoftravel@angelfire.com
GP Bldg., Mabini St., BC Tel # 4427792
e-mail: swt@mozcom.com

RESTROOMS/GAS STATIONS
Name of Establishment
Contact Person
Abanao Shell Station

Gladys V. De Vera

Baguio Shell Station

Soledad Go

Baguio Petron Svc. Station

Rowena Tabanda

Caltex-2 (G.F. Gas Station)

Gamaliel Flores

ESC Petron Service Station

Emmanuel Clemente

J & E Petron Service Station

Eduardo de Guzman

R & R Management Service

Ruben Pinlac

Suello Petron Service Station

Km. 4&5 Green Valley junction,


Marcos Highway
Tel No. 6199911
KM 4, Marcos Highway
Tel No. 445-0512

Carmen A. suello
Summer Capitol Shell

Travel and tour assistance

Address/Tel No.
Abanao St., BC
Tel # 444-8182
Naguilian Rd, BC
Tel # 442-3972
146 Kisad Rd., BC
Tel. #
Cor Chanum, Otek Sts., Baguio City
Tel # 442-4142
Legarda Rd. cor City Camp
Tel. 304-4487
1 Ferguson Rd., BC
Tel # 442-2953
Harrison Road, Baguio City
Tel #,442-2669
Mines View Park/444-5289
Wright Park (Horseback area, stairs
area
Botanical garden (near stall, Japanese
garden)
Burnham Park(Childrens Park, PTA
area, skating rink
OCAPS Police Sub-station
Igorot Garden
Melvin Jones
Bayanihan Food stall
Rose Garden
Rizal Park
Post Office, Session Road
Flower Sectio
Peoples Park

Ariel de Dios

Burnham Park Caltex Station

Travel and tour assistance

Rolando Villanueva

NON-ACCREDITED ESTABLISHMENTS
ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS
Name of
Address/Tel. No.
Establishment
Area Code (074)
RESORT
Camp John Hay
South Drive Road

No. of
Rooms

Rate
Range

27

P 1,925

Features/Facilities
Conference and multipurpose hall,
telephone, hot & cold shower,

-Asian Inst. Mgmt.

442-8876-78

STANDARD
Forest Inn

Legarda Road
443-8436/ 4422552
Legarda Road

Golden Pine Hotel

Hotel Elizabeth
Fersal

Rajah Soliman

Ridgewood
Residence

Vacation Hotel
Venus Park View
Hotel

34
36

No. 01 Gibraltar
Road
Tel. No. 619-0367

Bokawkan Road,
Tel. No. 442-7574

No. 17 Julian Felipe


St., Tel. No. 4466295

45 Leonard Wood
Road
442-45453012
19 Kisad Road
442-5597/6452

57

45

51

48

Cottage
3,080
P 14002000
P 15003300
De Luxe3,000
Executive
Suite(4)6,000
Penthouse
Suite7,000
Executive
house(6)12,000
Apartel(1
0-15)4,500
Standard
(2)-1,200
(3)-1,500
(4)-1,800
Apartel(4)
-3,000
(6)-3,500
Junior
suite (2)3,000
De
Luxe(2)2,600
Standard(
Family of
4)-2,400
Standard
(2)-2,000
P 1040
1650
2400

cable TV, refrigerator,


Golf, jacuzzi, sauna
Function hall, bar, hot & cold
shower, telephone
Conference and multipurpose hall,
telephone, hot & cold shower,
cable TV, refrigerator
Restaurant, coffee shop, bar, spa

Restaurant, conference rooms,


apartels, hot & cold

Restaurant, apartel, conference


rooms

Carpeted rooms, caf shop, phones,


piped in music, hot and cold water,
bar, restaurant, bath tubs

100

P 985
1450

Fully carpeted, hot & cold water,


room service, function

Military Cut-off
444-8202

20

P 1,800
2,500

Belfrant Hotel

Gen. Luna Road


442-5012

33

P 2,100
2,750

Benguet Prime
Hotel

Calderon Street
442-7066

Cable TV, telephone, hot 7 cold


shower, mini-bar items
Dining facilities, carpeted rooms,
function rooms, int'l and local card
honored, medical services,
message services, tour
arrangement, laundry and valet
services
Hot and cold water, light, snack
bar, coffee shop, telephones &

Hotel Constancia
ECONOMY

80

Single1,500

Twin1,800
Triple2,100
W/ free
breakfast
Burnham Hotel
Hotel Reneca
Hotel Salome

Hotel Tepeyac
Iggis Place
Mount Crest Hotel
Paladin Hotel
Star Mountain
Hotel

Calderon St. Tel. No.


442-2331
Kisad Rd.
442-2259; 443-8571
14 Loakan Rd. B.C.
442-4784
177 Leonard Wood
Rd., Baguio City
Tel # 442-3956
South Drive
Tel. No. 444-7146
Legarda Road
443-9273445-6945
Carino St., Tel. No.
442-2408
2nd Road, Quezon
Hill, Tel No. 4464990

17

Restaurant; hot & cold

21

P 1000
1400
1800

11

P 11001200

19

P12001900

Function rooms, restaurant, hot and


cold water, coffee room
Hot & cold water, intercom, piped
in music, t.v., conference hall,
restaurant & spacious parking
space
Restaurant, chapel, telephone, hot
& cold water
Restaurant; hot & cold

14
22

color television

P 1300
1400

T.V, dining room conference


rooms, credit cards honored

40
Restaurant; hot & cold
32

TOURIST INN
South Drive
Tel. No. 444-8040

And Ating Tahanan

Aussie Hotel &


Pub
Baguio Summer
Inn
Baguio Village Inn
Baguio Travel
Lodge
Belfranlt Hotel

22

No. 92 Gen. Luna


Road, Tel. No. 4425139
Naguilian Road
Tel. NO. 443-3367
55 Magsaysay St.
442-3901
Ambuclao Road, Tel.
No. 444-7305
Gen. Luna road, Tel.
No. 442-5012

Dorm
(54)200/pax
(19)300/pax
(64)100/pax
Guest
House1,500
Extra bed
-550

Conference rooms

Bar & restaurant;


14
14

500

40

P 660-880

20
34

Standard1,500(2)
(3)-1,800
(4)-2,100
Family

Room w/ private bath, hot & cold


water
Restaurant, conference room

Benguet Pine
Tourist Inn
Bloomfield Hotel
Casa Amapola

82 Chanum St.
442-7325, 443-3109
Session Road
Tel No.
Quezon Hill

50

13

Outlook Drive
442-2680

Corfu Village

Gen. Luna Road


Tel. No. 442-2969

14

Club Safari

Leonard Wood Rd
442-2419

Kisad Hotel

La Casa Filipina
High Country Inn
La Brea Inn
Mile Hi Inn
Munsayac Inn
Nagoya Inn

New Hotel 45

New Plaza Hotel

Harrison Road
Tel No. 442-7802
Kisad Road
Tel. No. 4423507Coffee shop; hot
& cold
Burgos St
442-6099, 445-2117
106 Naguilian Rd.
442-6137, 445-5906
No. 24 Session road
Tel. No. 446-6061
Camp John Hay,
Tel. No. 446-6141
Leonard Wood Rd
442-2451
Naguilian Road
442-7088

Upper Session Road


Tel No. 446-6306

Assumption Road
442-4038

Room w/ private bath, hot & cold


water

14

Casa Ferraren

Harrison Inn

Room (4)2,200
(5)-2,700
(6)-3,200
Semisuite(2)2,000
(4)-2,400
P 7501936
P4261978
P 7001300
Standard600
Dorm-250
Good for
5-3,000
Standard1,000

Twin bed, private toilet, hall


Conference room, restaurant, hot &
cold water, carpeted rooms

With Korean Restaurant, rooms


with hot & cold, TV

20

13

P 10501500

33

P220-895

32

Restaurant, function rooms, hot &


cold water
Seminar room, family room, party
room, private bath & CR
Cable TV, hot & cold water

17

Standard1,950(4)
(2)-1,750
Dorm-500

Coffee shop, hot & cold water

15

P 600-800

Fully carpeted rooms, coffee shop

29

P 1,000

Hot & cold water, TV, conference


hall, disco house

33

20

Standard
(1)-800
(2)-1,000
(3)-1,200
Family(8)
-3,500
(6)-3,000
(4)-2,500
Extra bed200
P 9751200

Cable TV, hot & cold water

Carpeted rooms, private baths,


emergency generator, private

parking lot, credit cards honored


Pine Breeze Apartel

Silvertone Inn

Tulip Apartel

Villa La Maja
Villa Mia
Villa Alpino
Villa Princess
Theresa Inn
Villa Romana

Baguio Condotel
PENSION
Anns Place
Camia Inn
Calalily Pension
House
Dauz Pension
House
Charles Inn

Jade Pension
Baguio Vista Inn

40 Bokawkan Rd.
442-3350

25

P 650
P50

Conference room
Restaurant

Malcolm Square
442-3950

63

P 480-650

Hot and cold water

Standard
(4)-1,200
(8)-2,000
Apartelle(
2,0002,700)

Hot & cold water

P 10001100

Restaurant, conference hall, deep


well

No. 47 Legarda Road


Tel. No. 446-1297
15 Outlook
Drive442-7239 4448353
Dominican Road
Tel. No. 442-6993
Mines view
Tel. No. 442-7377
Session road Ext., Tel
No. 442-6946

27
13
50

Apartel
P350-450

15

Ambuklao Road
444-7305

20

P 300
1,200
2,500

19 Harrison Road
442-4578

P11501612

Dominican Road, Tel


No. 446-0765

250/pax
150/pax if
10 &
above

Lourdes Road
Tel No. 445-6925

14

No. 24 Sandico St.,


Bishop House, Tel.
No. 444-2841
61 Valenzuela St., Tel
No. 442-3125

No. 18 M.H. del


Pilar, Tel. No. 4435208

Conference room, hot & cold


shower, telephone, security,
restaurant
Kitchen facility, fireplace, mini
intercom, telephone, hot & cold
water, parking space

Dorm; Hot & cold

21
Standard(
2)-800
Standard
VIP(4)1,500

Upper Session road,


Tel No. 446-6714
Marcos Highway
442-2521/3909

Restaurant, seminar hall, function


rooms, family rooms

6
14

P 9501050
Standard1,0001,200(2pa
x)
(3pax)1,400
(4pax)-

Spacious guest rooms, restaurant


Hot & cold

1,800
(8 pax)2,800
Lujean Pension
Lizares-Rodriguez
Apartelle
Mabuhay Inn
Naguilian
Travelers' Inn

San Roque Village


Tel. No. 445-6830
No. 29 Leonard
Wood Road, Tel. No.
444-8204
Marcos Highway
Tel No. 444-4015
Naguilian road

Paraiso sa Quezon
Pines City Pension
St. John Inn
South Terminal Inn

St. Theresa Inn


Villa Hermoso
Pension
Villa Pacita
APARTELS
Brent Wood
Apartel
Holiday Villa Court
Pine Breeze Apartel
Name of
Establishment
Teacher's Camp
Villa Al Pino
Villa Mia

11

Hot & cold

21
18
13

P 100-350

5
21 Ferguson Road
442-6872
Lourdes Road, Tel.
No. 445-6035
Gov. Pack Road
Tel. No. 442-4738

Marcos Highway, Tel


No. 446-4919
2nd Road, Quezon
Hill, Tel. No. 4423266
Marcos Highway, Tel
No. 444-4569
Leonard Wood Rd.
444-7297
10 Legarda Rd.
442-6679
40 Bokawkan Rd.
442-3350
Address/Tel. No.
Area Code (074)
Leonard Wood Rd.
442-6032/3517
Mines View Park
442-7377
Dominican Road
442-6993

LODGING HOUSES
Adivay Inn
Bonifacio St.
442-2541
Jacinto St.
Commuter Lodge
442-6735
Gen. Luna Rd.
Diamond Inn

20

P 400

Rooms w/ private CR, room


service heater
Hot and cold water, restaurant,
conference hall
Room service, spacious parking lot

14

Private800(24pax)
Ordinary600(24pax)

24

600

Hot & cold

Hot & cold water

7
12
42
21
25
No. of
Rooms
366
49
11

P 1,000
3,500
P 10401040
P 650
P50
Rate
Range
P 1100
2750)
P1155
4164
P 5002000

Rooms w/ T&B, apartels are fully


furnished
Curio-souvenir shop, private
toilet/bath
Conference room
Restaurant
Features/Facilities
Function halls, conference halls,
seminar halls (rates given are for
cottages)
Cable T.V., hot & cold water,
telephone, kitchen
Kitchen, T.V., hot & cold water

70

P 250-700

Steam bath & sauna massage,


parking space, restaurant

47

P 150-500

Hot & cold water, coffee shop

29

P 100-200

Rooms with private bath

Emerald
Lodging House
Baguio Garden Inn
Highland Lodge
Hotel 45 (Goodwill
Lodge)
Leisure Lodge
Mido Lodge
Mountainside
Lodge
Peredo's Inn
Nova Lodge/
MIRAMONTE

Gen. Luna Rd.


442-2578
Lapu-lapu St.
4426398
1 General Luna
442-7068
58 Session Rd.
442-6634
Magasaysay Ave.
442-2524
Lower Session Rd.
442-2575
173 Magsaysay Ave.
442-6483
Pacdal Road
442-5091
Marcos Highway

17

P 150-600

Rooms with private bath

19

P 180-950

Hot & cold water, room service

35

P 110-480

37

P 250-950

30

P 180-350

20

P 250-600

26

P 110-180

Telephone, room service

P 495-715

Hot & cold water, kitchen room

19

300

Room w/ private bath, garage

Hot & cold water, laundry services


Hot & cold water, cozy atmosphere
Hot & cold water, room service,
dining room
Spacious rooms, hot & cold water,
restaurant

DINING ESTABLISHMENTS
Name of Establishment
Alfredo's steak House
50's Diners
Arirang Korean Restaurant
Baguio Mandarin Restaurant
and Tea House
Barrio Fiesta at Pinoy Hotpot
Bonuan Restaurant
Biscotti
Caf Pino Inn & Blue Note
Restaurant
Cathy's Fastfood
Chowking
Cook's Inn
Convenient Fastfood / Store
Cora B-BQ and Seafood
Don Henrico's
Gin Go Gae
GOBI Restaurant

Address and Tel. Number


Country Code (063)
Area Code (074)
Nevada Square, Baguio City
Abanao St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-4839
Brent Wood Rd., BC
Session Road, B.C.
Tel. 442-5819
Igorot Stairs, Upper Session Rd.,
Baguio City
Tel. 443-9354
10 Happy Glenn Loop
Tel. 442-5175/4010
Nevada Square, Loakan Rd
Tel # 444-7420
38 Military Cut-Off., B.C.
Tel. 442-2309
24 Diego Silang St., B.C.
Tel. 442-2394/2482
6 Session , Baguio City
Tel. 442-4460/4459
21 Calderon St., B.C.
Tel. 442-5117
27 Leonard Wood Rd., BC
Legarda Rd., B.C.
Tel. 442-4278
Session Road
442-8802
Otek St., Baguio City
Tel. 444-5800
Session Road

Seating
Capacity
100
120

Specialty
Live piano
entertainement
International Dishes

80

Korean & Japanese


Food

200

Chinese Dishes

200

Filipino Dishes

100-150
18
70
80

Filipino Dishes and


Seafoods
Italian Pasta/ Steak
Steak, spare ribs,
chicken
Chinese , American
& Filipino Dishes

118

Noodles, Siopao

60

Chinese cuisine

45
60
80

B-BQ and Seafood


Pizza, pasta, chicken

66

Korean food

50

Mongolian Grille

Handaan sa Baguio
Hok Kee Restaurant
Honey Suckle
Iggy's Restaurant
Indian Rose Restaurant
Ivy's Grill & Restaurant
Jade Restaurant
Jollibee
Jollibee
Kafe Kerusso
Kalapaw Restaurant I
Kalapaw Restaurant II
Kalbi
Kamimura Restaurant
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Kowloon
Kusina ni Ima
La Azotea food Gallery
Maharlika Fast Food Center
Master Hopia
Matzukaze
Max's
McDonald's
Mido Restaurant
Mister Donut
Mr. Ching Cuisine
Muang-Thai

Tel. 444-9888
128 Session Rd., B.C.
Tel. 442-7455
181 Session Road
Tel. 442-6413
Assumption Road., B.C.
Tel. 442-8051
South Drive
Tel. 444-7146
Session Road
444-8339
113 Magsaysay Ave. B.C.
Marcos Highway., B.C.
Tel. 442-2521
Magsaysay Ave., B.C.
Tel. 443-5750
Calderon St., B.C.
Tel. 442-8196
Unit 12-A Legarda Rd
Tel # 447-0667
Chuntug St., Baguio City
17 Martinez St., Eng.'s Hill ,
Baguio City
Tel. 442-2305/444-2372
Nevada Square, Loakan Rd
Otek Street
Tel. 442-3212
Baguio Center Mall
Magsaysay Avenue
Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-4099
Legarda Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 443-9420
Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-2625
Magsaysay Avenue,B.C.
Tel. 443-4927
69 Gen. Luna Rd., B.C.
Tel. 442-7607/7422
Brent Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-2969
Kisad Road
Tel. 443-9737/ 444-8159
Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-7646/7649
Baguio Center Mall
Malcolm Square, B.C.
Tel. 442-2575
Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-8345
Legarda Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-7734
Kisad Road

30
50
40
40-60
80
80
160

Siopao & Breads


Pancit, mami, lomi
Snacks, meals
Sea Foods and
Filipino Dishes
Indian Cuisine
Chinese, Filipino, &
American food
Crispy pata, special
lumpia

100

Meals, snacks

100

Meals, snacks

200

International
Dishes/Fine Dining
Sea foods

100

Sea foods

20

Korean Food

70

Japanese delicacies

80

chicken

22

Siopao, mami

400

Kapampangan foods

80

Fast food dishes

500

Fast Food Dishes

50

Cakes, mami and


Halo-halo

70

Japanese Dishes

300

Chicken

300

Burgers & fried


chicken

220

Chinese dishes

62

Doughnuts & Coffee

88

Chinese Cuisine

32

Hot Shrimp soup/


Thai dishes/salad

75

Pinoy Hotpot Eatery


Rose Bowl Steak House &
Restaurant

Session Rd., Baguio City

100

21 Harrison Rd., B. C.
Tel. 442-4213/5374

450

Session Delights Ice Cream &


Fastfood

Session Road

Solibao II
Shakey's Pizza House
Star Caf & Restaurant
Steaks & Toppings
Taj
Tien-Tien Restaurant
Tsing Tao Restaurant
Federico's Restaurant
Voyager

Puso Ng Baguio Bldg.,


Session Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-3867
Shoe Mart
42 Session Rd., B.C.
Tel. 442-3148
Abanao St., Baguio City
Tel. 443-5943
La Azotea Bldg., Session Rd
2 Leonard Wood Rd, BC
Tel # 444-9250
Dominican Road
Tel. 445-6977
Upper Engineer's Hill
Baguio City/El Cielito
Tel. 4428743

BARS/CAF/ENTERTAINMENT ESTABLISHMENTS
Address and Tel. Number
Name of Establishment
Country Code (063)
Area Code (074)
16 Legarda Road., B.C.
18 BC
444-3073
Chanum Street
Alberto's
443-9860
Legarda Rd., Baguio City
Caf Legarda
Tel. 443-9421
Baguio Palace Hotel, Legarda
Caf Melodin
Rd., 442-7734
General Luna Rd., B.C.
Caf Rosalie
Tel. 442-4093
Maharlika Bldg., B.C
Caf teria
Tel. 442-7890
Caf Pino Inn & Blue Note
38 Military Cut-Off., B.C.
Restaurant
Tel. 442-2309
Caf San Luis
Cafeteria Restaurant
Cafe Veniz
Cartoon Cafe / Bar
Colors
Ebai's Cafe & Pastry

Calderon St.
Abanao St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-7890
Abanao St., Baguio City
2 Leonard Wood Rd., BC
Tel # 444-9250
Bonifacio St, Baguio City
Leonard Wood Rd., BC
Tel # 442-3956

100

Filipino cuisine
Filipino, Chinese,
and American
Dishes
Fastfood and
bakeshop
American &
Japanese Cuisine,
Chicken & grilled
hamburger
Pizzas and chicken

200

Chinese Dishes

40

Steaks

25

Vegetarian

80

Chinese Cuisine

90

Chinese food

60

Filipino dishes

80

Cater (International)

Seating
Capacity

Specialty

100

Filipino cuisine

50

100
150
100
28
65
70
100
50-60
30

Live band
entertainment
Live piano and
Fine dining
Steak & Filipino
Dishes
Chinese & Filipino
Dishes, lumpia
Chinese & Filipino
Dishes
Steak, spare ribs,
chicken
Restaurant, coffee
bar & entertainment
Jazz, old time
favorite
Pastries/cakes

30
75
100

Live band &


acoustics
Filipino dishes /
pastries / piano

Ferionni Bar & Restaurant


Gimbals Music Lounge
Ihaw-ihaw sa Bokawkan
Ionic Caf
Khaldi's Restaurant
Las Marias
Lion's Den
Luisa's Caf
Manila Caf
Millennium Bar and
Karaoke

Belfrant Hotel, Gen. Luna Rd.


Tel # 443-3114
Legarda Road
Tel. 445-6945/443-9421
Assumption Rd., B.C.
Tel.
Session Road, B. C.
Tel. 4423867
Chanum St., Golden Pink Bldg.
Bokawkan Road
Upper Session Rd., B.C.
53 Session Rd., B. C.
Tel. 442-2412 /9521
Abanao St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-4846
Chanum Street

#6 Diego Silang St.


443-3697
Session Rd., Baguio City
Rumors
Tel. 442-8153
Session Rd., Baguio City
Simple Tunes
Tel. 443-7718, 445-5178
42 Session Rd., B.C.
Star Caf & Restaurant
Tel. 442-3148
Session Road
Swiss Made Euro-Dei & Caf
Tel. 444-9372
Otek St., Baguio City
Spirits Discotheque
Tel. 443-8774, 442-6406
Naguilian Road
Blue Riband
Tel. 446-2556
Dominican Road
Zeus Club & Karaoke
Tel. 445-6977
SHOPPING ESTABLISHMENTS
Address & Tel.
Name of Establishment
Number
Music Magic Music Lounge

50

Piano bar

200

Live band

50
30

Live band
entertainment
Chicken and
Hamburger, steak
Filipino &
International dishes
Ballroom dancing
Sing-a-long

100

Chinese dishes

50-60
50-60
50

70
100
100
50

200

Chinese Dishes

150

International caf
& bakeshop
Discoteque,
restaurant

50

Sing-a-long

100

Bar, restaurant &


karaoke

Shopping Hours
6:00am -7:00pm

GP Shopping Arcade

Mabini Street
442-7782

9:00am - 7:00pm

Maharlika Livelihood Center

Magsaysay Avenue
443-4927

9:00am -6:00pm

Shoppers Lane

Gen. Luna Road

9:00am -6:30pm

456 Emporium

74 Session Rd.
442-8671

9:30am- 6:30pm

Baguio Country mart

Jazz, mellow music


Sing-a-long

Magsaysay Avenue

Mabini Street
442-2556
25 Mabini St
442-3982

Filipino dishes

100-120

Baguio City Market

5 Cents Up Cloth Store

Chinese & native


dishes
Karaoke and
restaurant

Type of Merchandise
Wet market
(vegetables,, fruits,
fish meat ), dry goods,
curio shops,
Dry goods, shoes,
appliances
Dry goods, shoes,
curio shops,
woodcarvings, etc
Appliances, dry goods,
boutiques,
Mens, ladies &
childrens wear, shoes,
beds, cosmetics, etc.

9:00am 6:30pm

Textile materials

10:00am 6:00pm

Mens, ladies and


childrens wear, shoes,

Benguet Supermart

62 Session Rd.
442-7097
Session Road

9:00am 6:00pm

Bombay Bazaar

Gen. Luna Road


442-2518

9:00am 6:00pm

COOYEESAN Plaza

Naguilian Road

9:00 am- 8:00pm

CID Bookstore

Session Road
442-2634

9:00am 6:00pm

Jet Bookstore

Session Road

9:00am 6:00pm

Bookmark Bookstore

Session Road

9:00am 6:00pm

Greg Shoes
Manels
Naduma Enterprises
Reeds Bootery
Zenco Footstep
Zenco Footstep
Vogue
SM Prime Holding Inc
Sunshine Supermart
Victorias Supermart

Session Road
442-3836
Session Road
#103 Ferguson Rd.
Abanao Road
443-4065
Session Road and
Mabini St
Magsaysay Avenue
443-8402
Carantes St.
Shoe Mart
Abanao Road
442-4363/4159
Mabini St.
Magsaysay Ave.

9:30am-6:30pm
9:00am-6:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm
9:00am 6:00pm
9:00am-6:00pm

Shoes, slippers

9:00am-6:00pm

Shoes, slippers

8:00am 6:00pm
10:00 am -9:30 pm

Shoes, RTWs
Department Store
Grocery items, drug
store, toys, wares
Groceries, etc.
Groceries, textile,
appliances, toys,
wares, fixture &
furniture, etc.
Appliances, dry goods

9:00am 7:00pm
9:00am 7:00pm
9:00am 7:00pm

Tiongsan Bazaar
Harrison Road

watches, novelty items,


etc.
Groceries, wares
Mens , ladies &
childrens wear,
watches, novelty items,
etc.
Grocery store,
appliances, food
chains, recreation, car
park, etc
Books, cards, office
and school supplies
Books, cards, office
and school supplies
Books, cards, office
and school supplies
Leather bags, belts,
shoes
Leather bags, shoes
Dry goods
Leather shoes, bags
Made to order
accepted

9:00am 7:00pm

Cottage Industry / Antique/


Handicraft/Curio Shop
Alipios Curio Shop
Baguio Philippine Treasures
Incorporated
Bamboo Handicrafts
Bermudez Cottage Industry
Duntog House of Paper
Easter Weaving Room, Inc.

Kennon Road
Session Road
442-6585
10 Lauback Road
Magsaysay Avenue
Brent Road
442-2881
Guisad Rd., BC
Tel. # 442-4972

Good Shepherd Convent

8 Gibraltar Road

Ifugao Curio Shops


Lagmans Antiques

Asin Road
Naguilian Road

9:00am 5:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm
9:00am 5:00pm
9:00am 5:00pm
9:00-6:00
8:00am 5:oopm
442-3865
8:00am 6:00pm
9:00am 5:00pm

Souvenir items
Silver and brass
products
Bamboo products
Souvenir items
Paper products
Hand woven items
Peanut brittle, jams
Woodcarvings
Antique products

Marbay and Maharlika Center

Magsaysay Avenue

Mines View Park and Curio


Shop

Mines View Park

Munsayac Handicrafts
Pangilinans Antique
Pilak silver craft & Gift craft
SLU Silver Shop
Strawberry House
Sun Rose Silver Shop
Teresitas Souvenir & Giftshop

Leonard Wood Rd
Maharlika Bldg.
442-8174
Leonard Wood Road
Assumption Road
Naguilian Rd
442-2988
Mines View Park
Upper Gen Luna Rd
442-5094

9:00am 6:00pm

Handicrafts & souvenir


items

8:00am 6:00pm

Souvenir items

9:00am 5:00pm

Woodcarvings, shell
items
Interior dcor and
furnicrafts center
Silver items
Silver products
Jams, strawberry wine,
candies
Silver products

8:00am 5:00pm

Antiques

8:00am 5:00pm
9:00 6:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm
8:00am 5:00pm

TOUR OPERATORS / TRAVEL AGENCIES


Name of Agency
A-1
Albelg Rent A Car
Alpha International Transport
Corporation
Asian Spirit Integrated Aviation
Net.
Aura Travel and Tours
Avian Tours International
AVIS Rent -a Car
Baguio Travel Co.
Bestar Rent a Car
CITI WORLD
Croscentry Travel and Tours
EMC Tours Transport
Executive Cars Incorporated
G & A Travel and Tour
Jumbo Tours
M.E. Travel Services
Pacific Isles Travel and Tours, Inc
Philnez International Travel and
Tours
Pines Garage Association, Inc.
Psalms Travel and Tour

Address/Tel. No.
Session Road
442-8846
100 Abanao St., Baguio City
Unit 26-B Phase I Green Valley
113 Phil Treasures, Session Rd.,
Baguio City
69 Session Rd., Baguio City
Rm 105 2/F Lyman Bldg.
Harrison Road
442-4018
Session Road
Tel. 444-9255/442-2628
YMCA Bldg., Upper Session
Road
Lower Mabini St.
442-8271
2/F shopperslane Bldg., Gen Lna
Rd., Baguio City
Session Road
8440036
Golden Pines Hotel Building
Cor. Legarda and Carino Sts.
Unit D 2/F Puso ng Baguio Bldg.,
Session Rd
13-A Bonofacio St.
Stall #1 Laperal Bldg., Basement,
Session Road
2/F Shopperslane, Gen. Luna
Road
Rm 3, 2/F Old market Bldg
Old Lopez Bldg, Assumption
Road
100 Abanao Street

Services
Car rental
Rent a car
Car rental
Domestic ticketing
Travel and Tours
Travel and Tours
Car, vans pick-up renting
Tour services
Car rental
Tour services
Travel and Tours
Car, van, bus pick-up renting
Car rentals
Travel and Tour, money changer
Travel Agency
Travel and Tours and related
services
Travel and Tours Agency
Travel and Tour
Rent a Car
Travel and Tours

Rainbow Rent a Car


Royal Pacific International Travel
Services
Save More Travel and Tours
V.Q. Travel
World Holiday's Travel and Tours

9 Morning Glory, Navy Base Rd


349 Naguilian Rd., Baguio City

Rent a Car

16 Kisad Road, Baguio City


22 Poingian Loakan Proper
388 Magsaysay Avenue

Travel and Tours


Travel
Travel and Tours

Travel agency and services

LIST OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES


Name of Agency
Address / Tel. No.
Services
American Oriental Immigration
#34 Gaerlan Road
Immigration Services
Consultants, Inc.
Noants Consultancy Services
#23 Chuntug Street
Consultancy Services
TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
Air Transport
Company Name
Destination
Departure Schedule Travel Time
Asian Spirit
Tel. No. (074) 444-5413

Manila-Baguio
Baguio-Manila

9:20 MWFSat &


Sun

45 mins.

TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
Land Transportation
Bus Company
Destination
Auto Bus Transport
Governor Pack
Amianan Transit
Governor Pack Road
Baguio Busline
Chanum St.
Nelbusco
Otek St.

Byron Express
Governor Pack Road
(063)(074) 442-7875

Baguio-Tabuk
Baguio-Tuguegarao
Baguio-Banaue
Baguio-Carmen

Departure
Schedule

Travel
Time
(hours)

6:00 p.m.
7:00 am
8:00 p.m.
6:00 am
6:30 p.m.
30 min. interval

10
10
7

8:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 am
7:00 am
5:30 am
6:30 p.m.
30 min. interval

8
10
10
11
4

2.5

Baguio-San Fernando
Baguio-Lagawe
Baguio-Cauayan
Baguio-Quirino
Baguio-Roxas
Baguio-Alaminos

Baguio-Sta. Cruz
Zambales

Baguio-Dagupan

8:30 am
10:30 am
11:30 am
2:30 p.m.

5:40 am
20 min. interval
2.5

GL Bus Lines

Baguio-Tabuk

Victory Liner
Gov. pack Road
(074)442-6654/5708

Dagupan Bus Line


Governor Pack Road
(063)(074) 442-5391

Dangwa Bus Co.


Lapu-lapu Street
(063)(074)442-4150/2449

Baguio-Cubao
Baguio-Pasay
Baguio-Olongapo
Baguio-Cubao

Baguio-Pasay
Baguio-Cavite
Baguio-Dimasalang via Marcos
Highway

1:00 am to
11:30 am
I hour interval
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
11:30 p.m.
11:30pm
2:00 am
4:30 am
12:00pm
1:00pm

6
7

Night trip
10:00 p.m.
12:00 am
6:30am
7:30am
8:30am

Baguio-Cubao
2:30am
5:30am
7:00am
8:00am
9:00am
10:00am
12:00nn
1:00pm
2:00pm
4:00pm
6:00pm
10:00pm
12:00mn

5:00 to 10:00
am
5:00 am to
10:00 am (I hr
interval)

Baguio - Bontoc
Baguio-Besao via
Sagada

Baguio-Banaue

7:00am
7:00pm
9

Baguio-Lepanto

7:30am to
11:30 am
1 hr. interval

6:15 am
Baguio-Cervantes

6:30 am
11:00am

Baguio-Kibungan
5

10:00am
Baguio-Kabayan

12:00nn

Baguio-Sagpat

12:30pm

Baguio-Boneng

1:00pm

Baguio-Pudong

12:00pm

Baguio-Sagubo

12:00nn

6
4
4
4
4
Baguio-Paykek
4
DM Transit
Governor Pack Road
Filipinas Trans
Burnham Park
Greenland
Lapu-lapu Street

Eso-Nice Liner
Otek Street
(063)(074) 443-3076

Baguio-Carmen

6:00 am
6:00 p.m.
30 min.
interval

Baguio-Cauayan

4:00-5:00 am

10

Baguio-Tabuk
Via Tuguegarao
Via Roxas

5:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.

14
12

Baguio-TuguegaraoConner-Guina-ang
Baguio - San Fernando
Via Naguillian

2:30 p.m.

16

5:30 am to
6:30 p.m.
30 minutes
interval

1.5

Candon-Bolinao

7-8
12

Philippine Rabbit
Governor Pack Road
(063)(074) 442-5945/3254

Baguio-Manila
Baguio-Ampusongan
Every other day

Pine Tree Transit


Lapu-lapu St.
(063)(074) 432-2115

Victory Liner
Governor Pack Road
(063)(074) 4426654/5705/6651

Baguio-Mankayan
Baguio-Tuguegarao

Every hour
Via Marcos
& Kennon
10:00 am
4:30 am daily

5
6
5

5:00 p.m.
Baguio-Tabuk via
Roxas via
Tuguegarao
Baguio-Pasay

Baguio-Cubao
-Kalookan
-Sampaloc

10
4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.
30 minutes
interval
7:00 am
8:00 am
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

11-12
13-14
6

Baguio-Olongapo

JEEPNEY TRANSPORTATION
CITY CAMP TRUNK LINE
Rock Quarry
Quirino
.
Palma
NAGUILIAN TRUNKLINE
Quezon Hill
Lourdes
Dominican
Guisad-Ferguson
Easter Guisad
San Luis-San Roque
Pinsao
Irisan
Sablan
Asin Road(Km. 6)
Asin Hot Spring
Nangalisan
San Fernando
MAGSAYSAY TRUNKLINE
Quirino Hill
La Trinidad
Buyagan
Pico-Puguis
Acop
Labey
Sto. Nino
Tublay
Atok Central
BONIFACIO -RIMANDO
TRUNKLINE
Modernsite
Bayan Park
Trancoville
Holy Ghost Hill
Brookside

CBD Terminal

3:30 am
4:30 am
5:00 am
6:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Jeepney Line
SESSION ROAD TRUNKLINE

Otek Street
Otek Street
Otek Street

Lower Kayang
Lower Kayang
Lower Kayang
Lower Kayang
Lower Kayang
Chugum Street
Upper Kayang
Kayang
Chugum Street
Upper Kayang
Upper Kayang
Chuntug Street
Upper Kayang

Lower Kayang
T. Alonzo Street
T. Alonzo Street
Rajah Soliman
Rajah Soliman
Rajah Soliman
Rajah Soliman
Rajah Soliman

Jacinto St.
Jacinto St.
Express
Rajah Soliman
Dagohoy

Scout Barrio
PMA-Kias
Country Club
Samuyao
Acupan-Balatoc
Philex
Dalicno
GOVERNOR PACK TRUNKLINE
PNR-BAL
Hillside
BGH-Campo Sioco
Camp 8
Camp 7
Camp 6
Camp 4 & 3
Green Valley
SLU-SVP-Bakakeng
EPZA
LEONARD WOOD ROAD TRUNKLINE
Pacdal
Navy Base
Pacdal Express
Mines View
Mansion
Gibraltar
Beckel
Tuding
Ambuklao
Bokod
Binga
Cayapa
Sangilo-Itogon
Antamok
Ucab
Atok(Big Wedge)

CONVENTION FACILITIES
Convention Establishment/ Address &
Tel. Number
University of the Cordilleras (BCF)
Harrison Rd., 442-3316
Baguio Convention Center
Gov. Pack Road
443-4708 / 5416
Baguio Green Valley Country Club
Sto. Tomas Rd 442-7286
CAP-John Hay Trade & Cultural
Convention Center
Loakan Rd., 442-2109/02
Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza
St. Louis University
Bonifacio St. 442-2793
Skyrise Hotel
18 Dominican Rd. 442-8080
Teacher's Camp
Leonard Wood Rd., 442-3517

Seating
Capa-city
600
3500
1000

5000
300
800

University of Baguio
Gen. Luna Rd., 442-3071/5367

5000

Venus Park View Hotel


19 Kisad Rd., 442-5597/6452

5 -600

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Recreational Establishment
456 Billiard Hall
Baguio Center Mall
University of the Cordilleras
(BCF)
Baguio Country Club
(exclusive for the use of members
)
Brent International School
(exclusive for the use of Brent
students, faculty members and
family)
Burnham Park
Camp John Hay
Green Valley Country Club
Olympian Bowling Lanes

Facilities and Equipment


Gymnasium, complete sound system, rostrum,
black boards pointer, sound light
Convention hall, rostrum, ground floor conference
room 1,2 basement conference room 1,2,3,4
complete sound system, boards
2 conferences halls, complete sound system /
facilities

Auditorium , gymnasium, audio visual room,


Crispillo Hall, tape deck records cassette tapes,
radio slide projector, VTR, complete sound system
2 conference halls, complete sound system
Conference rooms, complete sound system,
rostrum, blackboards
Gymnasium, audio visual center, Dap-ayan little
theater, student center, conference room, projector,
rostrum, sound system
Conference halls, complete sound system, boards,
overhead projector

Address / Tel. Number


Area code (074)
Session Road
442-3291
Magsaysay Venue

Facilities
Billiards, darts
Bowling, movies, childrens park

Gov. Pack Road 442-3316

Athletic gymnasium

South Drive 4425060 / 4425068

Golf course, swimming pool,


bowling lanes

Brent Road
442-4050 /3628 / 2260

Soccer fields, basketball courts,


athletic gymnasium

Tourism Park
Loakan Road
442-7902
Marcos Highway
442-7286
Mabini St.
442-2165

Athletic grounds, soccer/football


grounds, grandstand, bicycle
lanes, tennis / basketball courts
Golf course, skating rink,
horseback
Billiards hall, fun games,
swimming pool, bowling lanes
Bowling lanes, billiards

Philippine Military Academy


(exclusive use of PMA Cadets
Corps & families and officers of
the Military)
St. Louis University
St. Vincent Gymnasium
Strike Master Bowling Lanes
Wright Park

Fort Del Pilar


442-5101 / 442-5102 / 442-2302
Bonifacio Street
442-2793
Naguilian Road
442-3176
Mabini Street
442-3167
Leonard Wood Road

Athletic gymnasium and grounds,


pelota, golf course, swimming
pool, bowling lanes, tennis and
basketball courts, soccer field
Athletic gymnasium
Athletic gymnasium, bowling
lanes
Bowling lanes, billiards
Horseback riding

Theaters
Cinestar
Empire Cinema
First cinema
Mariciel Theater
Pines Theater
Plaza Theater
Prince Albert cinema
Baguio Center Mall Theaters (4)

BANKS
Name of Establishment
Allied Banking Corporation
Allied Banking Corporation
Banco de Oro
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Name of Establishment
BPI Family Bank
BPI Family Bank & Trust Co.
China Bank
Development Bank of the
Philippines
Diamond Rural Bank
Equitable Banking Corporation
Equitable Banking Corporation

Malcolm Square 442-2777


Abanao Road 442-5711
52 Gen. Luna Rd 442-3522
Zandueta St. 442-3741
14 Session Road Malcolm
Square 442-3535
Magsaysay Road
Magsaysay Ave.

Movies
Movies
Movies
Movies
Movies
Movies
Movies
Movies

Address / Tel. Number


Area Code (074)
Leonard Wood Road
442-7348
Abanao St.
Session Road
442-8250 / 442-8253
136 Session Road
442-2500 /4490
Harrison Road
442-2979 / 4656
Address / Tel. Number
Area Code (074)
Magsaysay Avenue
442-4845

Services

Harrison Road
442-6204 / 6205
Bonifacio St.
442-9663 / 9581
Session Road
442-2550
No.2 Kayang St.
442-3440
Session Road
442-4238 / 443-8196
Magsaysay Avenue
443-8137-38

Megalink, Visa
Bancnet , Visa, Megalink
Savings and time deposit
Express teller, Amexco, foreign
currency deposit, time deposit
Express teller, Amexco, foreign
currency deposit,
Services
Express teller, Amexco, dollar
changer
BPI express credit cards
Foreign currency deposit, time
deposit
Bancnet, ATM
Megalink, commercial loans
ATM
Salary and commercial loans
Megalink, Visa, Master Cards
Megalink, Visa, Master Cards

Far East Bank & Trust Co.


Land Bank of the Philippines
Metro Bank
Metro bank
Metro bank
PCI Bank
PCI Bank
PCI Bank
Philippine Banking Corporation
Philippine National Bank
Producers Bank of the Philippines
Prudential Bank
Rang-ay Rural Bank, Inc.
Rizal Commercial Bank
Rural Bank of Baguio
Rural Bank of Itogon
Security Bank & Trust Co.
Solid Bank
Summit Bank
United Coconut Planters Bank
Veterans Bank
Westmont Bank

Abanao Road
442-3545 / 3490
85 Harrison Road
442-5820
Bonifacio St
442-9995
Session Road
G. Perfecto St.
442-3767 / 4358 /3767
DBP Building
442-2791 / 443-8650
Perfecto St
442-6027
Session Road
442-2573
Magsaysay Avenue
442-5931 /5932 / 444-3444
Session Road
442-4244
Session Road
442-5638 / 4063
Perfecto St.
442-7223
Magsaysay Avenue
442-8142
Session Road
442-2077 / 5364
Session Road
442-2976
Gen. Luna Road
442-5754
Maharlika Livelihood Center
442-2671 / 2645
38 g. Perfecto Sr.
442-5136
Harrison Road
443-9430
Calderon Street
442-3132
Otek Street
443-5033/5070
10 Session road
444-5520-23

MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS
Medical Institution

Address

Baguio Health Center

T. Alonzo St.

Baguio Medical Center


Baguio General Hospital and
Medical Center (BGHMC)

Kennon Road
442-3338
Kennon Road
442-4216

Megalink, Far East Cards


Express teller, express Net
ATM ,Bancnet, Unicard
Bancnet, Unicard, time & foreign
currency deposit
Bancnet, Unicard, time & foreign
currency deposit
Fast teller, American express
Master card, car loans
American express, savings
Express padala, Bancnet,
Fast teller, American express
Bancnet
Megalink, PNB credit cards
Time deposit, ATM
Deposit, lending, Megalink
Deposit, savings account
Bancnet, Megalink, time deposit,
dollar deposit, ATM
Savings, loans
Savings, loans
Megalink, Bancnet, savings, time
deposit
Express net, remittances,
savings/checking account
Megalink, Visa, checking/savings
account
Megalink, Visa, checking/savings
account
Time /savings deposit, loans,
Bancnet, Megalink
Megalink, Bancnet, time deposit,
savings account

Services
Medical check-up, dental clinic,
X-rays, family planning
Emergency room, private room,
laboratory, x-ray, operating room
Emergency, private room,
operating room, dental clinic,
EENT, Pharmacy, radiotherapy,

x-ray services, ultrasound


x-ray, physiotherapy, in-plant
physical and medical
examinations, medical
laboratories

Benguet Laboratories

Chanum St.
442-2027

Derma Care Center

Session Road
4426789

Skin, hair and nail diseases

Address

Services

Magsaysay Ave
442-4308/4082
Roseville Park Center, Balacbac,
Marcos Hi-way

Emergency room, private rooms


and operating room

Medical Institution
Pines City doctors Hospital
Roseville Mental Health

SLU Sacred Heart Hospital

Assumption Road
442-5701-02

Sto. Nino Medical Center

Lower P. Burgos St.


447769 / 7770-

Out-patient services offered


emergency room, operating
room, private rooms, psychiatry
wards and motorpool, OPD
pharmacy and radiology, blood
bank, dietary services, dental
clinic, x-rays, radiotherapy
section, pediatric and EENT
Emergency room, operating
room, private rooms, x-rays,
laboratory services

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Name of Institution

Address / Tel. Number


Area code (074)

University of the Cordilleras

Harrison Road
442-3316 / 8217

Baguio Central University

# 18 Bonifacio Street
442-4949 / 2081

Baguio Electronics and Technical


Institute
Baguio School of Business and
Technology, Inc.
Brent International School
Data Center Philippines
Easter College

Pines City Colleges


Saint Louis University

Magsaysay Avenue
442- 3743
Magsaysay Avenue
442-2986
Brent Road
442-4050 ; 442-2260
Session Road
442-4160
Guisad Road
442-4044

Magsaysay Avenue
445-2209
Bonifacio Street
442-2193 / 3043

Courses Offered
Arts and Sciences, Commerce,
Accountancy, Secretarial
Sciences, Education,
Architecture, Engineering, Law,
vocational courses, Graduate
School
Arts and Sciences, Commerce,
Education, Secretarial Courses,
Graduate School
Vocational Course
Vocational Courses
Nursery to Grade 12
Computer Courses
Bachelor of Science in Business
Management, Education, Arts and
Sciences
Arts and Sciences, Nursing,
Dental Medicine, Physical
Therapy, Optometry, Midwifery
Arts and Sciences, Commerce,
Secretarial Sciences, Natural

University of Baguio

Upper General Luna Road


442-3071 / 5367

University of the Philippines

Gov. Pack Road


442-5592 / 3888

Women's vocational School

Magsaysay Avenue
442-6584

COMMUNICATION / MESSENGERIAL SERVICES


Address / Tel. No.
Name of Establishment
Area Code (074)
Session Road
Aboitiz Express
442-8347
Harrison Road
DHL
442-8029
DIGITEL
Session Road
Session Road
Easy Call Communication
442-8796
Garcia communication
Marbay Building
(GARCOM)
442-0046
Globe McKay Cable and Radio
De Leon Building
Corporation
442-3329
International Communications
Assumption Road
Corporation (ICC telecom)
Session Road
JRS Express
442-6557
LBC
Philippine Long Distance
Corporation (PLDT)
Pilipino Telephone Corporation
(PILTEL)
Pocket Bell
PT & T
Post Office

Abanao Street
442-6470
Naguilian Road
442-3919
Upper Session Road
442-4567
Upper Session Road
442-7929 /7934
Upper Session road
442-4717 / 441-3014
Upper Session Road

Sciences, Engineering,
Architecture, Medicine, Nursing,
Human Sciences, law, Computer
and Information, Graduate School
Arts and Sciences, Criminology,
Education, Commerce, Hotel &
Restaurant Management,
Engineering and Architecture,
Technological and Vocational
courses, Dental medicine,
Physical Therapy, Graduate
School
Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts,
Distance Education, graduate
School
Dressmaking, hair Science,
Beauty Culture, cosmetology,
tailoring

Services
Door to door delivery
One day courier
Door to door delivery
One day courier
Long distance call and fax
Long distance call, paging
Long distance calls, fax
messages, mailing
Telex, international telegrams
Long distance calls
Door to door delivery
One day courier
Courier products, parcel, cargo,
money remittances - door to door
delivery
Overseas calls, fax, long distance
Overseas calls and long distance
calls
Long distance calls, paging
Long distance , telegram
Mailing and money order

INTERNET SERVERS
CYBERSPACE

Mt. Crest Hotel, Legarda Road


443-8734

Internet services

MOZCOM (AXON)
SKY INTERNET

Piaoyan bldg., Bonifacio St.


443-9502-9510
GP Shopping Arcade
442-7378

Police & Law Enforcement Agencies


STATION
BAGUIO POLICE STATION
Bgo. Police Precinct 1 (Naguilian Checkpoint)
Bgo. Police Precinct 2 (Lucban)
Bgo. Police Precinct 3 (Pacdal)
Bgo. Police Precinct 4 (Scout Barrio)
Bgo. Police Precinct 5 (Marcos Highway)
Bgo. Police Precinct 6 (Aurora Hill)
Bgo. Police Precinct 7 (Central Business District)
Bgo. Police Precinct 8 (Kennon Rd. Checkpoint)
Anti Crime Hotline
PNP Camp Dangwa
CIS
NARCOM
NBI
TRAFFIC
HIGHWAY PATROL
Tuding Police Checkpoint
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
Name of Newspaper
Baguio Reporter
City Digest
Midland Courier
Skyland News
SunStar Daily
The Junction
The Tribune

RADIO STATIONS
Radio Station (FM)
DZYB

Internet services
Internet services

TELEPHONE NUMBER
166
443-9111
443-9112
443-9113
443-9114
443-9115
443-9116
443-9117
447-4010
163
442-5645 / 5977
442-8781
443-4720
442-7203/7204
444-8399
442-4429
442-3526

Address & Telephone Number


66 North Sanitary Camp or
8 Chugum St., Baguio City
442-2502/4209
BCF Bldg., Harrison Road, Baguio City Tel.
442-5867/3183
e-mail: digest@mozcom.com
16 Kisad Road, Baguio City or PO Box 50
442-2444/6370
63 Serafica Bldg., Cor. Ferguson and Gaerland
St., Baguio City
446-2004
2nd Basement , Juniper Bldg.
67-69 Bonifacio St. Baguio City
443-8361/8362
G/F PCEC Bldg., Happy homes
Campo Sioco, Baguio City
444-9535
2nd Floor, C&A Park Manor Bldg.
Km. 5, La Trinidad
Tel.422-2934

Address & Telephone Number


45 Park View Hotel, Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
Tel.442-6833

STAR FM
DWSK
DWHB
DWMB-Barangay Love Radio
DWBG
FBN
DWRA Campus Radio
DWDJ
MPBC

Freq. Ch. 102.3


32 Lourdes Subdivision, Baguio City
Tel. 442-4449
Freq. Ch. 89.5
3 Upper Market Camp Allen, Baguio City
Tel. 442-5172
Freq. Ch. 96.7
33 Assumption Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 442-2229/2532; 444-7510
Freq. Ch. 103.9
Skyrise Hotel Dominican Road, Baguio City Tel. 4427925/ 443-4089
Freq. Ch. 95.1
34 Lim St., Quezon Hill, Baguio City
Tel. 443-4112; 4442771
Freq. Ch. 95.9
Upper Dominican Rd., Baguio City
Tel. 444-2587-88; 443-7918
Freq. Ch. 107.1
2/F Midland Courier Bldg., Kisad Rd., B.C.
Tel. 444-3313-15
Freq. Ch. 92.7
33 Dominican Rd. Ext., Baguio City
Tel. 442-2538
Freq. Ch. 91.1
102 Bonifacio St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-2582/2453
Freq. Ch. 99.9

Radio Station (AM)


DZWT
DZWX
DZEQ

102 Bonifacio St., Baguio City


Tel. 442-2582/6520
Freq. Ch. 540
32 Lourdes Subdivision, Baguio City
Tel. 442-5278/4449
Freq. Ch. 1035
Polo Field Pacdal
Tel. 442-5291/3022
Freq. Ch. 999

Television Stations
ABS-CBN
PTV 8
SKYCABLE

3rd Flr. Juniper Bldg., Bonifacio St., B.C.


Tel. 443-6091
Philippine Information Agency
Shuntug St., Baguio City
Tel. 442-6248/442-8240
Session Road, B.C.
Tel. 442-8368 /4443288

VIACOM
MT. GUIDES
NAME
William P. Cap-ayao

ADDRESS
# 25 P. Zamora P. Burgos St., Baguio

TEL.NO.
444-3117

Ildefonsa G. Anipew
Julio G. Balaodan
Mariano A. Nemo
Marvin M. Billao
Susan Q. Baban
Marian L. Codiaman
Samuel L. Geking
Junie K. Salatic
Prello P. Tillama
Efren P. Tillama
Roy F. Guindayan
Abegail B. Cal-es

City
1C, #169 Betag, La Trinidad
Lebeng, Bashoy, Kabayan
Babalak, Bashoy, Kabayan
Lusod, Kabayan, Benguet
Babadak, Bashoy, Kabayan
Balete, Kayapa, Nueva Viscaya
Babadak, Bashoy, Kabayan
Babadak, Bashoy, Kabayan
Balete, Kayapa, Nueva Viscaya
Babadak, Bashoy, Kabayan
Balete, Kayapa, Nueva Viscaya
Lebeng, Bashoy, Kabayan

Tourism Oriented Organizations and Agencies


Cordillera Administrative Region Tourism Council
Chairperson: Ms. Carmelita A. Mondiguing
C/o Atty. Alfredo Moniguing
DOTC, Post Office Bldg.
Session Road, Baguio City
Baguio Tourism Council
Mr. Nicholas Tabora
Baguio Ice Plant & Cold Storage, Inc.
147 M. Roxas St. Tel No. (074) 442-4815
Baguio Association of Restaurants (BAR)
Pres. Mr. Michael Del Rosario
McDonald's Fastfood
Session Road, Baguio City
Tel. No. (074) 442-7649
Baguio Association of Hotels and Inns (BAHAI)
President: Ms. Jeannine Chan
Mt. Lodge and Restaurant
Tel. (074) 442-4544
Baguio Mountain Provinces Museum Foundation, Inc.
Curator: Mrs. Leonora San Agustin
Baguio Convention Center, Gov. Pack Rd.
Baguio City
Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Incorporated
Chairman: Mr. Peter Rey Bautista
Baguio City Hall, Baguio City
Baguio Arts Guild
C/o Mr. Bose
Caf by the Ruins, Chanum St., Baguio City
Tel. (074) 442-4010
Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Regional Director: Dir. Hilario P. Martinez

0918-281-4766

Loakan Road, Baguio City


Baguio Regreening Coun. Erdolfo Balajadia
City Council, City Hall, Baguio City
Baguio Chamber of Commerce
Pres. Mr. Alfonso Lao
Villa Rosal Hotel, Gen. Luna Road, Baguio City
Hotel & Restaurant Association of Baguio City (HRAB)
President: Mr. Anthony de Leon
Baguio Country Club
PROVINCE OF ABRA
BRIEF HISTORY
Abra was created a politico-militar province in 1846, prior to which it comprised part of the old Ilocos
Province and later to Ilocos Sur when Ilocos was divided into two provinces in 1818. Civil government was
established in Abra on August 19,1901, but on February 1905 it was re-annexed to Ilocos Sur. Abra
remained a sub-province for 12 years regaining its status as a province only after the passage of Act 2683 in
March 1977.
The main economic activity is agriculture. The Abra River used to be the way in and out of the province not
to forget the horses used as mode of transportation during the Spanish period.
The cultural heritage of the people is clearly manifested in their customs and practices especially the
populace in the mountainous areas. Their collection of antique porcelains, jars and gongs speak of trade
with the oriental countries directly or indirectly. It can be said that the cultural practices of the people are
indigenous which can be substantiated by their ethnic music that people in the mountain play. There has
also existed a kind of political order as evidenced by the kalon, a treaty practice.
When the Spaniards came, missionary work was done in Abra by the Augustinian Orders who founded the
town of Bangued in 1898. They also made extensive studies of the culture of the mountain people of Abra.
The people of Abra actively participated in the national uprising in the eighteenth century. During the
middle part of 1899, a revolutionary government was set up in Abra through the leadership of Don Blas
Villamor. Leocadio Valera became Provincial Governor until Abra fell into the American Civil
Government, which they established on August 19, 1909.
During the Japanese Occupation, subversive guerilla organization was formed to resist the intruders. Like
any other place, the province was heavily damaged during the Second World War. Industries and properties
of people were adversely affected. When the Americans took over after the war, a new system of
government was introduced and substantial change in the social, religious, political and economic life of
the people.
The province of Abra is envisioned to be developed as a North gateway to the Cordilleras highlighting its
rich cultural (both upland and lowland) and historical heritage.
I. BRIEF OVERVIEW
Geography
Abra is an inland province bounded by Ilocos Norte and Mt. Province on the north, Ilocos Sur on the south,
Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur on the west and Mt. Province, Kalinga and Apayao on the east.

Abra's terrain is generally rolling hills towards Ilocos Sur with flat lands particularly in the Abra Valley
which has its headwaters in the Mt. Province with the river flowing northward across the Abra Valley and
exits into the China Sea through the town of Santa, Ilocos Sur. The land area of Abra is to approximately
397,555 hectares.
Political Subdivision
The province of Abra is composed of 27 municipalities and 304 barangays respectively, namely: Bangued
(31), Boliney (8), Bucay (21), Bucloc (4), Daguioman (4), Danglas (7), Dolores (15), Lacub (6),
Lagangilang (17), Lagayan (5), Langiden (6), La Paz (12), Licuan-Baay (11), Luba (8), Malibcong (12),
Manab (11), Penarrubia (9), Pidigan (15), Pilan (15), Sallapadan (9), San Isidro (9), San Juan (19), San
Quintin (6), Tayum (11), Tineg (11), Tubo (10), and Villaviciosa (8).
Climate
The climate of the province is characterized by two pronounced seasons that is dry from November to April
and wet during the rest of the year.
Population
As of May 1996, Abra gained a population of 195,964 with a share of 16.33% of the region's population. It
ranks third next to Kalinga of the six provinces of the Cordilleras.
Language / Dialect
Based on the 1995 census survey result, Ilocano is generally spoken by 73.65% of the region's total
population. 25.18% speaks Tinguian / Itneg, 0.16% Tagalog, while the remaining 0.54% speak other kinds
of dialects.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
HISTORICAL
Casa Real
- A facade of the first provincial capitol of Abra, located at Bucay, Abra.
Gabriela Silang Monument
- Gabriela Silang popularly known as the "Joan of Arc" of the Ilocos, led the Ilocanos' resistance
against the Spaniards in 1763, after her husband Diego Silang was treacherously shot on May 28, of the
same year. Today, her monument stands at the town plaza of Pidigan to remind every one of the gallant
stand and the ideals she and her husband fought and died for.
CULTURAL
Pinaing (Sacred Stones)
- found in Dumayco, Penarrubia, 6.62 kilometers from Bangued. In the hollow of a huge Balete
Tree are found sacred stones called pinpinaing by the village people which symbolizes the anito
(spirits) of their ancestors.
Don Teodoro Brillantes Family Museum
- A private museum which houses the collections and mementos of the Brillantes family with a
strong reflection of the Spanish culture.
Old Roman Catholic Churches

- The churches are among the traces of the cultural heritage left by the Spanish colonizers. These are
found in the municipalities of Bangued, Tayum, and Lagangilang. In Lagangilang, the church is not located
in the town plaza unlike the churches in Bangued and Tayum where the churches are located near the town
plazas and the municipal halls.
NATURAL
Abra River
- This is the biggest, longest and most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the
valleys of the province. It is where all rivers and streams converge together. This is an ideal place for
swimming and fishing.
Boliney Hot Spring
- Located at Bani, Boliney, Abra. It can be reached by jeepneys after travelling 32 kilometers of dirt
road. The place is ideal for swimmers who love taking a bath in hot and cold water. Aside from its hot
spring, the locality offers a vivid experience in mountain travel with a winding road cruise alongside and
between mountain ranges.
Tugot ni Angalo
- Translated as "Footprints of Angalo" - the Adam in Abra mythology) - It is found in Kabaruyan, San
Quintin. The "footprint" is a perpetual monument of Angalo. People claim this is a real giant footprint in
San Quintin, around fifteen meters long, five meters wide and ten feet deep. On a clear day, it can be seen
visibly even from a distance.
Libtec Underground River
- An enchanting underground river located in Barangay Libtec, Dolores. At a distance, one can see
a cave protruding at the surface of a seemingly empty field. But underneath, the surface a flowing
underground river mirrors the jutting stalagmites, giving one both a sense of wonder. Residents in the area
claim the place is home to some "mysterious" water creatures.
Kimkimay Lake
- This is one of the several lakes of the province located at Taquib, Villaviciosa. It covers an
approximate area of one hectare amidst hills bordering barangays Taquib and Callao, both in Villaviciosa.
Kimkimay Lake, according to legend carried by word of mouth was formerly a dwelling where several
families lived. These families were however engaged in many vices so they were punished by the gods by
sinking their community, submerging it in cool water. Today, the lake is a favorite place for town
picnickers using the lake as a swimming pool and place for fishing. This place can be reached from
Bangued travelling along a 32 kilometer winding Penarrubia-Villaviciosa- Pilar Road which as similar to
the famous Kennon Road. Means of transportation is by jeepneys and mini-buses with travelling time of
one hour.
Sibud-sibud Cave
- This is located along the newly -constructed road of Tineg. It can be reached after traveling a
distance of around 33 kilometers with a traveling time of 1 - 1/2 hours. It is an ideal place for nature
lovers.
Limbo Lake
- This is the second lake located at Villaviciosa. Though not as popular as the Kimkimay Lake, it
offers an ideal place for campers and hikers for it cannot be reached by jeepneys and buses. The distance to
travel is however negligible.
MAN - MADE
Don Mariano Marcos Bridge

- Located along the Abra Kalinga National Road which is the third longest bridge in the country
today with a total length of 886.812 linear meters. Said bridge is strategically located between the
boundaries of Tayum, Lagangilang and Dolores at one scenic portion of Abra River.
Tangadan Tunnel
- This is a forty (40) meter tunnel located along the Abra- Ilocos Sur National road. It can be
reached from Narvacan Junction after cruising a winding 9-kilometer road cut through the hills bordering
Abra and Ilocos Sur. The tunnel is a popular benchmark to most of the provinces' populace as well as to
visitors where dignitaries and other prominent visitors are being welcomed.
Lusuac Dam
- This is the gravity irrigation dam located at Lagayan. It can be reached by traveling along the
Abra-Ilocos Norte Road and the La Paz - Lagayan Provincial Road. Traveling time takes one to one and
half-hours. This is an ideal place for fishing and swimming with its clear water.
Victoria National Park
- This is located atop a hill overlooking the town of Bangued and neighboring municipalities of
Tayum, La Paz, Pidigan and Penarrubia. A shrine of the blessed mother cradling Infant Jesus was built near
the reservoir of Bangued waterworks. A swimming pool is also available for swimmers.
Borikibok Resort
- This is located at San Miguel, Bucay, and Abra. It can be reached after traveling the winding 16
kilometers Penarrubia-Bucay Road. It offers a cool, shady and cozy ground for picnic lovers with its heart
shaped swimming pool, dancing conference square located under the shady atmosphere of trees.
Brima Resort
- This is located in Penarrubia, Abra with a traveling distance of seven and a half kilometers along
asphalt and partly gravel road. The resort boasts of a swimming pool under shades of mango trees. Thus,
the place is ideal for swimmers who love cool water and cozy atmosphere.
Malamsit Calm Spring
- This is one of the first resorts developed by a private citizen and is located in the historic lowland
Tingguian town of Penarrubia. It offers a shady swimming pool with clear and calm water amidst
ornamental plants and shady fruit trees. This place is accessible by land transportation using jeepneys,
mini-buses and chartered tricycles through seven (7) kilometers. of gravel road.
Manabo Irrigation Project
- This is a P6 million project which was jointly undertaken by the Miserdor, an association of
German Catholics, the Bavarian Ministry of Agriculture and the people of Manabo. This is an ideal place
for students to visit with its Roman-inspired aqueducts, a spacious swimming pool and one kilometer
tunnel. The Manabo Irrigation Project is a monument that shows the undying cooperation of the local folks
with agencies, private or public, in pursuit of a better quality of life. The project site can be reached by
mini-buses and jeepneys after leisurely cruising along a winding 32 kilometers gravel road. The tunnel and
swimming pool is 4 kilometers away from the town proper of Manabo.
Palayan ng Bayan
- This is a vast tract of barren land converted into an agricultural land when the Palayan ng Bayan
program was launched in the province in 1974 as a sister program of the Masagana '99 program. The site
covers a sprawling 56 hectares atop a hill.
Abra River Irrigation Project
- A project of the church in Abra and the National Irrigation Administration designed to irrigate
approximately 3,900 hectares of farmland in the municipalities of Tayum, Bangued, Pidigan and
Penarrubia. This project enables the people of the said municipalities to harvest crops twice a year.
Provincial Capitol

- This is a three-storey building situated north of Bangued Town Plaza and northwest of Bangued
Municipal Hall. Its cool atmosphere provided by the trees surrounding the building is a suitable place for
government officials and employees to perform their functions as servants of Abrenians. It is in this
building where tourists gather data and information about the province. Beside it is the Provincial
Library, which provides additional knowledge and information through textbooks, newspapers, magazines
and other, reading materials. Landscape in front of the Capitol and Provincial Library Buildings enhance
the panoramic view.
Mary Barbero Park
- This is the town plaza of the municipality of Tayum, which is located 5.6 kilometers northeast of
Bangued. It boasts of a man-made lagoon and a playground for children, not to mention the century-old
acacia trees surrounding the landscaped plaza. This park was named in honor of Mrs. Mary V. Barbero, the
wife of the late Deputy Minister Carmelo Z. Barbero.
Malanas Dam
- This is a gravity irrigation dam located at San Juan, Abra. It taps the water resources of Malanas
River irrigating a sizable portion of the ricefields of San Juan. It can be reached by riding a mini bus
traveling along Bangued-Dolores-San Juan Provincial Road, which is asphalted. Travelling time is thirty
minutes to one hour with a traveling distance of around .6 kilometers.
III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Arya Abra (March 9)
- A celebration commemorating the creation of the province in March 1917 by virtue of Act 2683. The
occasion is cupped by a grand cultural parade depicting Abra in its historical stages starting from the early
pre-Spanish era to the present times.
Tingguian Festival
- an ethno-cultural festival featuring the rich and colorful dances, rituals and songs of the Tingguians.
SUPPORT SERVICES
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
NON-ACCREDITED
Name of Hotel
King David Palace Hotel
Abtemco
Marysol Pension
Oval Era Hostel
Diocesan Pastoral Center
Tingguian Lodge Complex
Villa Soraji

Address
Capitulacion St., Bangued
Bangued, abra
Taft St., Bangued
Victoria Park, Bangued
Taft St., Bangued
Calaba, Abra
Bangued, Abra

Classification
Tourist Inn
Lodging House
Lodging House
Tourist Inn
Lodging House
Lodging House
Special Interest Resort

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT


NON-ACCREDITED:
A & A Hotel and Restaurant
Bene Disco
Budget Food Center
BWD Ihaw-Ihaw sa Poolside
Gallera Moderna
Jaruji's Restaurant
Jaysid Canteen

Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra

No. Of Rm
19
6
8
12
10
10
4

Jj Kitchenette
Jolly Baby Restaurant
Kamayan Rest
Marysol Hotel and Restaurant
Pobet Tofer Snack Center
Princess Restaurant
SHOPPING CENTERS
Establishment
Abra Native Products
Balbin Quality Furniture
Bellos Furniture
Beronas Bamboo Design
Bides Furniture
Bulbulala Loomweavers Association
Calixterios Handicrafts
Campols Furniture
Charie Mayes Handicraft
Dados Bamboo Designs
DBP Woodcraft and Furniture
Duldulao-gacab MCPI
Establishment
Felizas Loomweaving
In-Hand Abra
Jeandy Enterprise
Jomeni Orchid Collection
Manabo MCPI
Nangparan Rattan Handicraft
Namarabar Loomweaving
RG Astudillo Woodcraft
Timpuyog Dagiti Inna Ti Abra
Valera Enterprises

Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra

Address/Telephone
Penarrubia
Tel. 752-8511
Mudiit, Dolores
Tel. 752-8511
Ubbog, Bangued
Tel. 752-8511
Mudeng, La Paz
Tel. 752-8511
Dugong, Bucay
Tel. 752-8511
Bulbulala, La Paz
Tel. 752-8511
Capitulacion St., Bangued
Tel. 752-8490
Cabildatan Zone 7,
Bangued
Talogtog
Tel. 752-8511
Pilar, Tayum
Tel. 752-8511
Poblacion Bucay
Tel. 752-8511
Duldulao, Malibcong
Tel. 752-8511

Product Lines
baskets, flower pots, flower baskets,
etc.
sala set, dining, bag handler, cabinets

Address/Telephone
De-et, Tayum
Tel. 752-8511
Patucannay, Tayum
Tel. 752-8511
Torijos St. Zone 5
Tel.. 752-8511
Torijos St. Zone 5
Tel. 752-8511
Ayyeng, Manabo
Tel. 752-8511
Nangaparan, Danglas
Tel. 752-8511
Penarrubia
Tel 752-8511
Bucay
Tel. 752-8511
Bangued
Tel. 752-8558
Torijos St., Zone 5

Product Lines
table cloth and napkin, blanket, tela,
sheet
ply-boo, riftgain, tangle wood,
lumber
tocino, tapa, and other processed
meat, cakes
orchids on hanging, planters and
ornamental plants
woodcarved products, paper trays and
planters
wall and newspaper racks, cabinet,
sala set
tingguian attire, tapis, blankets, etc.

sala sets, tables, cabinets, door panels


mirror frames, bags
cabinets, drawers, tables, chairs,
dining, sala set
binakol, blanket, table napkin, bed
sheets, tapis
Back pack, bamboo attach case,
trays, make-up kits
Sala, dining sets, beds, windows,
balluster
Bamboo hats, baskets, trays, mirror
with frame
Bamboo sala set, bamboo chairs and
tables
Trays, cabinets, drawers, chairs,
tables, beds
chairs, cabinets, softbrooms

bowls. Trays, chairs, sala sets, tables


ornamental plants, flowers, orchids
processed mango, nata de coco and

Tel. 752-8511

processed fruits

TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
Transportation Company
Inocencio Aniceto Trans
Partas Trans

Address

Trips / Destination

Bangued, Abra
Bangued, Abra

Philippine Rabbit Bus

Bangued, Abra

Times Transit

Bangued, Abra

VIron Trans

Bangued, Abra

Abra - Manila
Abra - Manila
Abra - Pangasinan
Baguio - Abra
Manila - Abra
Baguio - Abra
Baguio - Abra

REST AREAS
ACCREDITED
Establishment
Sunrise Shell Service Center
NON ACCREDITED
Paredes Caltex Gasoline
Abra Petron Service Center2
Nuevo Petron Station
Oroville Shell Gasoline Station
Abra Petron Service Center
MISCELLANEOUS
MEDICAL FACILITIES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Address
Torrijos St., Bangued, Abra
Taft St., Bangued
Capitulacio St., Bangued
Zone 5, Bangued
Rizal St., Bangued
Taft St., Bangued

Abra Provincial Hospital


Bangued Christian Hospital
Santa Monica Hospital
La Paz District Hospital
Santa Monica Hospital

BANKS / MONEY CHANGERS


1. Allied Banking Corporation
2. PCI BANK
3. Philippine National Bank
Rural Banks located in other municipalities
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.

Abra State Institute of Science and Technology


School of Arts and Trade
Valley College
OISCA - AGRO Forestry Training Center
TOURISM ORIENTED ORGANIZATION AND AGENCIES

ABRA PROVINCIAL TOURISM COUNCIL (APTC)


Chairman : Marilou Bobila-Gasa
Office of the Governor

Abra Provincial Capitol


Tel # (074) 7528118
Municipality
Boliney

Name
Fred C. Luben

Bucay

Alma Flores

Daguioman

Lilyjean Bacani

Danglas

Eduardo Pataray

Lagayan

Crecencio Bernal

La Paz

Elvis Balbosa

Manabo

Teodora Condoya

Address
Boliney Municipal Hall
Tel # (074) 7528531
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118
C/o Governor's Office
Tel # (074) 7528118

PROVINCE OF APAYAO
BRIEF HISTORY
Available historical accounts show that Spanish missionaries first stepped in Apayao in 1608 where they
established their foothold at the present day municipality of Pudtol. They found the Mandayas later known
as Isnegs already in their organized communities. It was also on this year that Father Geronimo Molina
started his missionary work in the province.
Towards the latter part of the 18th century, the Spaniards could only claim to have conquered the lower part
of Apayao where they established their politico-militar commandancias. Evidence of this are the ruins of
the Spanish churches at barangays Mataguisi and Emilia.
On June 18,1966, Republic Act No. 4695 was enacted creating four separate independent provinces
namely: Benguet, Ifugao, Mt. Province and Kalinga-Apayao from the original Mountain Province.
When Executive Order No. 220 was signed and issued by Her Excellency President Corazon C. Aquino on
July 15,1987, creating the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), the provinces of Ifugao and KalingaApayao of Region 2 and Abra of Region 1 were included in the territorial coverage of the CAR.
In 1994, Congressman Elias K. Bulut filed a bill in congress for the possible separation of Kalinga and
Apayao which on February 14, 1995, Republic Act No.7878 was signed into law. This Act provides for the
conversion of the province of Kalinga-Apayao into regular province to be known as the provinces of
Apayao and province of Kalinga, amending Republic Act No.4695.
As a new province, the Apayao Provincial Government has no buildings to house its offices. Hence, these
offices are temporarily housed in privately owned houses in the poblacion of Kabugao, the capital town of
Apayao.
The province has its own natural attractions not found in the rest of the region. It was the " Cordillera's Last
Frontier for Nature Richness".

I. BRIEF OVERVIEW
Geography
The province of Apayao is located at the northernmost tip of the Luzon mainland. It is bounded on the east
by the province of Cagayan, on the west by Ilocos Norte and Abra and on the south by Kalinga. The
provinces total area is 392,790 hectares, which is about 21 percent of the total land area of the Cordillera
Administrative Region (CAR).
Political Subdivision
It is made up of seven municipalities with 131 barangays and composed of the following municipalities,
namely:
MUNICIPALITY

LAND AREA (has.)

Calanasan
Conner
Flora
Kabugao
Luna
Pudtol
Sta. Marcela

1,138.90
694.40
324.40
806.40
655.40
238.90
70.00

NO. OF BARANGAYS
16
21
21
16
22
22
15

Topography
The province is classified into upper and lower. Upper Apayao with 3 municipalities occupies 67.2% of the
total land area and has a mountainous topography characterized by towering peaks, plateaus and
intermittent patches of valleys. Lower Apayao on the other hand with 4 municipalities is 32.8% of the total
land area is generally flat land with rolling mountains and plateaus.
Climate
The prevailing climate in the province falls under coronas Type III Classification. It is characterized by
relatively dry and wet seasons, from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. Heaviest rain
occurs during December to February while the month of May is the warmest.
Population
The province has a total population of 74,720 for the year 1995. This marked an increased of 1.34% from
the 1990 population of 74,004. The Isnegs are the dominant ethnic group in the area.
Language/ Dialect
Ilocano is the dominant dialect spoken by almost half of the 26,812 households in the province followed by
Isneg and Tagalog. The rest of the 25 dialects are spoken in small numbers of the household.
Industries
Updated records of the Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Office reveal that existing industries in
the province are furniture, garment craft, food processing, gifts and house wares and agricultural support.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

NATURAL
The Apayao River
- unpolluted, traversing 6 Apayao municipalities navigated by motor boats, with wildlife and fishes still
visible along its banks.
Various Water Falls of different sizes along Apayao River.
POTENTIAL SCENIC SPOTS
Dacao Irrigation Intake - Flora
Negritos Village - Flora
Jamboree Site - Flora
Proposed Panay Airport Site - Sta. Marcela
5. Swan Hilltop view - Pudtol (overloking Apayao river and 4 municipalities of Apayao).
6. Mt. Solo - Pudtol, the highest peak in Apayao
7. Lizardo Brooks - Pudtol
8. Turod View Deck - Luna
9. Blue Haven - Calanasan
Agamata Park - Calanasan
Various Waterfalls of different sizes along Apayao River
POTENTIAL GAMES and RECREATION
Waton Subterrian River - Pudtol
Agora Wildlife Sanctuary - Pudtol
Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary - Kabugao
Apayao River - Calanasan to Luna
Purit Cave and Danao Lake - Calanasan
Anganupan Cave - Paco Valley
Malabanag Hot Spring - Paco Valley
Malabisin Lake and Underground River - Paco Valley
Gululan Falls - Bacubac, Paco Valley
Bayugao Lake - Dibagat, Kabugao
Ladda Pond - Musimut, Kabugao
Bacut Dam - Sta. Marcela
Abbot Cave and Lovers Lane - Luna
Nalvo and 7 other caves - Luna
Swan Ogee Dam - Pudtol
HISTORICAL SPOTS
Spanish Church at Barangay Mataguisa, Pudtol
one of the oldest in the Philippines.
Spanish Church Ruins at Barangay Emilia, Pudtol
MAN - MADE
Dacao Irrigation Intake Structure - located at Flora
Bacut Dam - located at Sta. Marcela
Swan Ogee Dam - Pudtol
NPC Tunnels - located at Ginned Pudtol

III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS


Annual Apayao Day Celebration (February 14)
- cultural activities presenting pageants and sports
Say-Am-Talip-Tadoc
- a festival featuring their ethnic songs, dances and rituals.
Pudtol Town Fiesta
- every last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of May, Agro-Trade Fair Pageant and Sports.
Conner
- every third week of May Cultural Presentation, Trade Fair and Pageant Sports.
IV. SUPPORT FACILITIES
ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES
ESTABLISHMENT

ADDRESS / TEL. NO.

Rosalindas Lodging
Capitol Guest House

Cabugao, Apayao
Cabugao, Apayao

SOUVENIR AND SHOPPING CENTERS


Establishment
Address
Rodriguez Gift Shop
Poblacion Flora
Erenias Store & Gift Shop
Poblacion Flora
Caluducans Furniture
Poblacion Flora
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
Establishment

Address

Saguisis Eatery

Pudtol

Gorospes Eatery & Snack House

Pudtol

Lalen Panciteria
Guillermos Eatery
Wil-Nelia Snack House

Flora
Sta. Marcela
Sta. Marcela

Hipolitos Eatery

Luna

Kabugao First Eatery

Kabugao

Transportation Facilities
Name of Company

Greenland Bus Lines

Apache Tours

Origin /Destination
Travel Time
Conner - Baguio (via
Tuguegarao)(15 hrs)
Baguio - Conner (via
Tuguegarao) (15 hrs)
Kabugao - Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao - Kabugao
5 Hrs)

Services
gift items, dry goods
dry goods, gift items
wood craft
Services
fast food, Filipino dishes, hamburgers and
native snacks
fast food, Filipino dishes, native snacks and
hamburgers
noodles
fast food, Filipino dishes
hamburgers, salad, hotdogs, etc
fast food , Filipino dishes, salads, variety of
snacks
fast food, Filipino dishes, variety of snacks
Schedule
-6:00 & 8:00 am daily
-5:00 & 6:00 p.m. daily
-7:00 am daily
-7:00 p.m. daily

Name of Company
PTME Tours
Public Utility Jeepneys
(2 units)
Cabulisan Bus Line
Biggayan Liner

CA Trans
Bus Line
Lilibeth Trans
Genoveza
Apayao Minorities Trans
Busaing Motors

Origin /Destination
Travel Time
Kabugao - Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao - Kabugao
(5 Hrs)
Kabugao - Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao - Kabugao
(5 Hrs)
Flora - Tuguegarao
Tuguegarao - Flora
(3 hours)
Flora - Vigan
Vigan - Flora
(9 hours)
Pudtol - Tug. (3 hrs)
Tug. - Pudtol (3hrs)
Pudtol - Laoag (5 hrs)
Laoag - Pudtol (5 hrs)
Conner-Tug. (3 hrs)
Tug. - Conner
(3 hrs)
Conner - Tabuk (4 hrs)
Tabuk - Conner (4 hrs)
Conner - Tug. (3hrs)

Schedule

LOCATION

CAPACITY
100

-7:00 am daily
-7:00 p.m. daily
-7:00 am daily
-7:00 p.m. daily
-6:00; 6:30; & 7:00 daily
-12:30; 1:00 & 3:00 p.m. daily
-6:30 am daily
4:00 p.m. daily
-6:00 am daily
-12:00 nn daily
-6:30; 7:00 am & 12:00 nn daily
- 6:00;8:00am & 4:00 p.m. daily
7:00; 7:30 & 8:00 am daily
7:00 am daily
7:00 am daily
7:00; 7:30 & 8:00 am daily

CONVENTION FACILITIES
ESTABLISHMENT
Apayao Institute of Science &
Technology
Apayao Community Learning
Center
Flora Training Center
Kabugao First Eatery

Luna
Kabugao
Flora
Kabugao

200
200
150

V. MISCELLANEOUS
SPORTS/RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
ESTABLISHMENT

LOCATION

SERVICES

Luna Recreation Center

Luna

indoor and
Outdoor games

Pudtol Multi-Purpose Auditorium

Pudtol

basketball
volleyball
indoor games

Kabugao Gymnasium

Kabugao

basketball
volleyball
indoor games

Childrens Park

Flora

playground

Childrens Park

Kabugao

playground

Rizal Park

Calanasan

playground / rest area

BANKS
Establishment

Address

Rural Bank of Luna

San Isidro, Luna, Apayao

Land Bank of the Philippines

Poblacion, Luna, and Apayao

MEDICAL FACILITIES
Establishment

Address

Ama Jasdac District Hospital

Pudtol

Apayao District Hospital

Calanasan

Sta. Marcela Medical Hospital

Sta. Marcela

Flora District Hospital

Flora

Kabugao District Hospital

Kabugao

Barangay Health Stations present in 17 barangays of the province


Rural Health Units

present in all 7 municipalities

Immaculate Clinic

San Isidro, Luna

Pulidos Dental Clinic

Poblacion, Luna

Sorianos Clinic

Sta. Marcela

Medical Clinic

Conner

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
Establishment
Bureau of Post

Address
present in all 7 municipalities with Luna having two (2)

Bureau of Telecommunication
Municipal Public Telephone Office

present in all 7
municipalities
present in the following
Municipalities:

MUNICIPALITY

TELEPHONE NO.

Conner
Kabugao
Flora
Luna
Pudtol
Sta. Marcela

078-872-2217
078-872-2218
078-824-8578
078-824-8575
078-824-8576
078-824-8577

RADIO COMMUNICATION
SSB Radio Communication - frequency (5770.0 and 6695.0)
PNP Radio Communication - present in all municipalities
POLICE ASSISTANCE
There are Philippine National Police Stations in all 7 municipalities in the province with a total
force of 132.
FIRE STATIONS
There is only one fire station in the province and it is located at Luna.
APAYAO PROVINCIAL TOURISM COUNCIL
Chairperson
:
Dr. Corazon Claveria
C/o Provincial Capitol
Kabugao, Apayao
Municipality
Kabugao
Luna

Name
Celso del Cruz
Purificacion Visitacion

Address
Kabugao Municipal Hall
Luna Municipal Hall

Data Source: Provincial Government of Apayao.


Department of Tourism - CAR
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PROVINCE OF BENGUET
BRIEF HISTORY
Early in the 19th century after the Spanish explorer Guillermo Galvey's report of his expedition, the
Spanish government organized the mountain region into six (6) commandancias politico-militar namely:
Benguet in 1846, Lepanto in 1852, Bontoc in 1859, Amburayan in 1889, and Kayapa and Kabugao in 1891.
The province of Benguet, as now constituted, have portions of which were parts of the districts of Lepanto,
Bontoc and Amburayan.
Early commandancias were divided into rancherias. The commandancia of Benguet consisted of 41
rancherias with La Trinidad, named after Galvey's wife, as capital.
In 1899, the Katipunan came to Benguet and united the Igorots and established Benguet under the
government of the Republic of the Philippines. Ora Juan Carino of Tublay was appointed Governor of
Benguet and Chairman of the Board. In La Trinidad, Miguel Picarte was appointed as president but their
terms were short-lived since the American colonizers came in the 1900's.
Under the American rule, civil government was established under Act. No. 48 in the following townships of
Benguet; Adaoay, Ambuklao, Ampusongan, Atok, Balakbak, Bokod, Buguias, Kabayan, Kapangan,

Kibungan, Daclan, Gallano, Itogon, Palina, Sablan, and Tublay. The government of each township was
vested in the president and council composed of one representative from each barrio of the township.
When Act. No. 1876 was passed on August 13, 1908, Benguet province became a sub-province of the
Mountain Province. Under this Act, the sub-province embraced by the Mountain Province were
Amburayan, Apayao, Benguet, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga and Lepanto.
The original nineteen (19) townships of Benguet as embodied in Act No. 48 dated November 22, 1900 were
reduced to thirteen (13) municipalities. The township of Baguio became a chartered city on September 1,
1909, creating in its place the township of Tuba. The townships of Ambuklao, Adaoay, Balakbak, Galiano,
Palina and Loo were abolished under Executive Orders issued by the government of the Philippines.
Today, the province of Benguet still hold claims as the "Salad Bowl of the Philippines" because of its huge
production of upland vegetables.
I. BRIEF OVERVIEW
Geography
Benguet lies in the southernmost part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Pangasinan bound it
on the south, on the east by Ifugao and Nueva Viscaya, on the north by Mountain Province, and on the west
by La Union and Ilocos Sur. The province has a total land area of 261,648 hectares. It is located between
16'33" north latitude and 120'34" to 125'52" east longitude. Its capital, La Trinidad, is 256 kilometers north
of Manila and 6 kilometers north of Baguio City. The municipality of Itogon has the largest area with
49,800 hectares of which the Benguet Corporation and Itogon-Suyoc Mines, Incorporated used a large
portion for mining activities.
Political Subdivision
Benguet has thirteen municipalities namely: Atok, Bakun, Bokod, Buguias, Itogon, Kabayan, Kapangan,
Kibungan, La Trinidad, Mankayan, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay. There are 140 barangays.
The road network leading to the province is serviced by 411.122 kilometers of national road, 300.870
kilometers of provincial roads and various municipals and barangay roads accessible. Major transportation
arteries for Benguet and Baguio City are the Marcos Highway, Naguilian Road and Kennon Road from
Metro Manila and the lowland provinces. To the north are Halsema Highway (Mountain Trial), BokodKabayan-Buguias road and the Benguet-Nueva Viscaya road.
Climate
Benguet belongs under the Type 1 climate by the coronas system of classification with pronounced district
seasons, wet season from May to October and dry season during the rest of the year. The area is pleasantly
cooled comparable to spring in temperature countries. Temperature ranges from as low as 8.60 degrees
Celsius during the month of January to as high as 26 Celsius does in the month of April. The average daily
temperature is 18.55 degrees Celsius. Wind velocity is 1.43 meter per second and average rainfall ranges
from 7.50 mm/month to 950.40 mm/month.
Population
The population in 2000 was 252,386 with an increase of 11.24% from the population in 1995 of 226,883.
Language/Dialect
There are three (3) major ethnolinguistic groups in the province. These are the Kankan-eys, the Ibaloys and
the Kalanguyas. Traditionally, the Kankana-eys are the native miners while the Ibaloys are the
agriculturists. The Kankana-ey dialect is related to the Lepanto dialect, while the Ibaloy dialect or nabaloys

sounds similar in some ways to the Pangasinan dialect. The Kalanguya dialect is a combination of the
Kankana-ey and the Ibaloy dialects.
The Kankan-eys occupy the northern part of the province: Bakun, Mankayan, Kibungan and Buguias while
the Ibaloys occupy the southern municipalities of Bokod, Itogon, Tuba, Sablan and Tublay. The
municipalities of Atok and Kapangan share the Ibaloy and Kankana-ey tongues. The Ibaloys originally
occupied la Trinidad.
Other ethnic groups are the Ikaraos of Bokod, Iowaks of Itogon, and the Kalanguyas found in the
municipalities of Tuba, Kabayan and Buguias.
While these ethno-linguistic groups are divergent from each other, they do live harmoniously.
Major Industries
There are various major kinds of industries in the province. These are agriculture, small and large scale
mining, gold panning, silver craft/ brass wares, gift and toy making, strawberry production, livestock and
poultry, tiger grass production and broom making.
These industries are locally based making use of locally produced materials, which provide employment to
individual entrepreneurs and organized groups.
Existing rural industries are: gifts, toys and house wares which includes silver craft/ brass wares,
woodcraft, loom weaving, handmade paper decors and novelty items, and garment - knitting wearable.
Sericulture and fruit vegetable processing such as strawberry jams, fruit jellies, candies and preserves.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
HISTORICAL
1. Batarangan Airstrip (Kibungan)
- used as landing site by the U.S. Airforce during World War II.
2. Camp Utopia (Kapangan)
- this was the camp of the 66th Infantry Battalion during the 2nd World War. It was where the late Majors
Bado Dangwa and Dennis Molintas led the defense of the Igorotlandia.
3. Darew Ancient Ruins of Civilization (Kapangan)
- The ruins were the earliest known settlements.
4. Kaliwaga Cave (Kapangan)
Burial place of the British soldiers of fortune who came to Benguet in the 15th century.
5. Guerilla Saddle (Km 26 Halsema Highway)
- Battleground of the famous Infantry Battalion and guerillas who fought the Japanese Imperial Army.
Seesaw battles ensued until finally, the Igorot defenders won.
6. Hill WW II (Mankayan)
- Site where the 66th Infantry Battalion and guerillas fought to make their way to Besang Pass. The capture
of Hill WW II opened the right flank guard of the Japanese Imperial Garrison to bombardment and constant
attack by Igorot freedom fighters.
7. Lamtang
- escape route of then President Sergio Osmena and party who was escorted by a detachment of the 66th
Infantry Battalion to Camp Valhalla, Kapangan to San Gabriel, La Union during WW II.

NATURAL
1. Mount Kabunian (Bakun)
- believed to be the dwelling place of the gods. This rocky mountain stretches for kilometers displaying its
multifaceted profile.
2. Timbac Caves (Kabayan)
- another mummy abode which can be reached by hiking from a jump-off point along kilometer 52 of the
Halsema Highway.
3. Opdas Cave (Kabayan)
- located about 300 meters from the municipal building is a spot that cannot be missed. Considered as one
of the biggest burials caves in the municipality, it has 200 skulls and bones neatly piled on ledges
reminiscent of the catacombs of Rome.
4. Apo Anno Cave (Natubleng Buguias)
- the famed 12th -century mighty hunter of Benguet orally told and foretold as a demigod in Benguet tales
whose remains have been mummified has been peacefully laid to rest in his original burial site. Benguet
leaders have persistently searched for his remains for over 80 years. Upon his recovery, Apo Anno was
given a hero's welcome.
5. Tinongchol Burial Rock (Kabayan)
- this burial rock almost as big as a regular three-storey building houses centuries old mummies. This came
about through the labor of people during the olden times that bore hold on the solid boulders where they
interred their dead.
6. Mount Pulag (Kabayan)
- this is the highest mountain peak in Luzon towering at an altitude of 9,640 feet above sea level and
considered as the playground of the gods by local folks. It is home to many species of highland flora and
fauna, including the dwarf bamboo, which covers its bald peak.
7. Mount Santo Tomas (Tuba)
- an eighteen (18) kilometer rugged road leads to the peak which offers one view of the most significant
sunrises and sunsets, a clear view of the Lingayen gulf. It is ideal for picnics and out - of - town
excursions.
8. Colorado Falls (Tuba)
- located a short distance off Kennon Road, these falls have been the favorite watering hole of Baguio
residents for some time. Three giant falls drop into a natural pool almost ten (10) feet at its deepest.
Vacationist troop to this place during weekends.
9. Mountain Lakes (Kabayan)
- Lakes Incolos, Bulalacao and Letep-ngepos can be found at the base of Mt. Pulag. With their crystal clear
water, these can be reached by hiking through scenic Oak Forest that grew densely around the base of the
mountain. Bulalakao Lake has been awarded as a "Three - time Consecutive Winner" under the Cleanest
Lake for the Cordillera under the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran.
10. Ambongdolan Caves (Tublay)
A cluster of caves and cavelets (Bengao-ngao, Ketong, Bongis, and Tey-tey) found in Ambongdolan which
is an ideal spot for spelunkers and nature trippers.
11. Badekbek Sulfur Springs (Bokod)
a natural spring with boiling mud pools emitting smoke located in Daclan. People find this attraction a
continuing source of wonder and amazement.
12. Tukang Cave (Tuba)

- It is a multi-chambered cave along the Bued River and the historic Kennon Road at Twin Peaks. It is a
spelunker's delight.
13. Other Scenic Sites:
Inodey Water Falls (Mankayan)
Towing Water Falls (Sablan)
Bridal Veil Falls (Tuba)

Dalupirip Hot Spring (Itogon)


Cabacab Plateau (Mankayan)
Loo Valley (Buguias)

MAN - MADE
Marker of the Highest Mountain Highway System
- in the country at 7,400 feet above sea level (Atok)
2. Benguet Provincial Capitol (La Trinidad)
- a three- storey edifice situated at Capitol Hill, La Trinidad. It encompasses an entire view of La Trinidad
Valley. It houses provincial and some national offices and is a symbol of the progressive stance of Benguet
province.
3. Benguet State University (La Trinidad)
- the alma mater of most of the leaders in the mountain region which occupies a good portion of the La
Trinidad valley. Only 6 kilometers away from Baguio City, its various projects on floriculture, penology,
animal husbandry, poultry raising and vegetable growing are worth visiting. Home made strawberry and
blueberry preserves and freshly baked bread are available at its cooperative.
4. Kennon Road
- more popularly known as Zig-zag Road, it is a breathtaking and impressive stretch of cemented and
asphalted winding road. The upward climb reveals picturesque heights and lush greenery, which is best
appreciated when viewed at the Kennon viewpoint pas the famous Lion's head.
5. Ambuklao and Binga Dams (Bokod and Itogon)
built in the 1950's, these dams are the source of power of major areas in Luzon.
6. Madaymen (Kibungan)
- a vegetable growing area which is known as the "Switzerland of Benguet." There is frosting during the
cold months and children leave water and sugar out overnight to make icicles.
7. Asin-an Sulfur Springs (Buguias)
- beautiful terraced mountainsides planted with cabbage, Baguio beans, carrots, and other vegetables draw
praises from motorists passing the Halsema Mountain Highway because of their neat rows and upright
trellises.
8. Mining Districts:

Lepanto Consolidated
Philex Mines

These mining sites are complete communities in themselves with all the necessary services
inherent in a community.
9. Other Scenic Sites:
Halsema Mountain Highway
Haights place (Atok)
Marcos Bust (Tuba)

Naguey Rice Terraces (Atok)


Palina Rice Terraces (Kibungan)

SPECIAL INTEREST:
1. Mount Pulag Climb (Kabayan)
- Mountain climbing expeditions organized by the Municipality of Kabayan supported by the Province of
Benguet and its Provincial Tourism Council are being done during the months of December and April.

2. Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad


- an activity which aims to focus on the rich products of Benguet. Strawberry is a fruit so much associated
with Baguio City and Benguet.
3. Balatoc Mines Tour
- this is the first-ever in the Philippines underground mining tourist attraction primarily to showcase the
thrilling and educational world of mining heritage of Itogon, Benguet. With its facilities and tunnels fully
maintained and refurbished, the Benguet Gold Operations has opened its underground to tourists.
III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
1. Bendian Festival
- in the past, it is a sacred ritual made during abundant harvest. It is a thanksgiving to "Kabunian." Today,
it is a special event/s celebrated.
2. La Trinidad Foundation Day
- a celebration for the foundation of La Trinidad as a municipality which falls every June 15.
3. Benguet Foundation Day
- agro-industrial, trade, tourism and cultural shows are done every June 18. For the year 2000, the Benguet
foundation Day shall be celebrated November 22 to coincide with the millennium anniversary.
IV. SUPPORT FACILITIES
Accommodation Establishments (prices subject to change w/o prior notice)
Name of Establishment
No. of Rooms
Address/Tel. Number

ATI-NTC

Benguet State University, La


Trinidad
Tel. 422-2375

27

NIA Training Center

Wangal, La Trinidad
Tel. 422-2435

18 rooms
(dorm-type)
5 guest rooms

C & A Regency Inn

C & A Park Manor, Km 4, La


Trinidad
Tel. 422-2837

11

La Trinidad Valley Inn

GSP Headquarters
BLPC Guest House
Lepanto Store & Inn
Komedor Food House

Km.6, La Trinidad
Tel. 422-0823/0822

Central Pico, La Trinidad


Tel.422-2019
Loo, Buguias
Lepanto, Mankayan
Poblacion, Mankayan

38

Room Rates
Dorm type (4
pax)P100/pax
Dorm type
(6pax)
P80.00/pax
GuestroomP100/pax
Dorm-type
P80.00/pax

Matrimonial w/
private CR- P750
Matrimonial w/o
CR- P500
Twin rm. w/
private CR P825
Twin room w/o
CR P600.00
Dormitory typeP75/pax

Name of Establishment
Mankayan, Lodge
Villaluna Center
Cooperative Guest House
Municipal Guest House
Municipal Guest House

Address/Tel. Number
Poblacion, Mankayan
Balatoc, Itogon
Tel. 447-2624
Poblacion, Mankayan
Ampusongan, Bakun
Poblacion Bokod

Homestay Accommodation
Home Owner
Rusthai Mascay
Mercedes Garcia
Theresa Guanso
Gondina Abeya
Purita Tan
Edna Sebio
Rosa Ducusin
Macarthy Malamnes
Miling Isiada
Baban Berong
Camilo Alumit
Laurence Ramos
Mercedes Palacsa
Alma Bagsiao
Richard Colbongan
Delia Bacate
Modesta Busoy

No. of Rooms

Room Rates

21

Dormitory type
P150.00/pax

Address
Mankayan
Mankayan
Mankayan
Mankayan
Atok
Atok
Atok
Kibungan
Kibungan
Kabayan
Kabayan
La Trinidad
La Trinidad
La Trinidad
Tuba
Tuba
Sablan

No. of Rooms
5
5
2
1
1
1
5
4
3
1
1
1
2
2
4
1
3

Restaurants (ACCREDITED)
Name of establishment
Everlasting Restaurant
Inglay Restaurant
Frenzy's Caf & Restaurant
Jack's Food Services Co., Inc
Kafe Ni Baley
Kansharu Fastfood & Restaurant

Address & Tel. No.


C & A2 Bldg, Puguis, La
Trinidad
Km. 6, La Trinidad
Km5, La Trinidad
Senly Loy Bldg., Km 4, La
Trinidad
Km. 5, La Trinidad,
Benguet

NON-ACCREDITED (Restaurants)
Comiles Restaurant
Km 6, La Trinidad

Specialty
Filipino Dishes
Filipino Dishes
Filipino Dishes
Filipino Dishes
Filipino Dishes
Filipino Dishes

Filipino Dishes

SHOPS
Name of Establishment
Narda's Trading Corp, Inc.
CONVENTION

Address and Tel No.


Km. 5, La Trinidad, Benguet
Tel.No. 422-2762

Name of Establishment
Agricultural Training Institute
Provincial Auditorium
Villaluna Center

Address
Benguet State University
La Trinidad, Benguet
Provincial Capitol, Km.6, La Trinidad
Benguet Corporation, Balatoc, Itogon

TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
Transport Company
Dangwa Transportation Company
Pine Tree Bus Lines
Norton Bus Lines
Country Bus

Contact Person/Address
Eng. Bonifacio Marines
Km. 6, La Trinidad, Benguet
Mr. Ernest Dangwa
Km. 6, La Trinidad
Mr. Anthony Mendoza
Slaughter Compound, Baguio City
Mr. Tito Marrero
Mankayan, Benguet

Public Utility Jeepneys


REST AREAS ( ACCREDITED)
Name of Establishment
Capitol Shell Service Station
La Trinidad Shell Station
Narvaiz Service Center

Address
Km. 5, La Trinidad
Km. 4, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad

Telephone No.
422-1119
422-2159
422-2321

NON-ACCREDITED
Caltex Service Station
Satur Petron Center
Petron Service Station
Caltex Service Station
Petron Service Station
Caltex Service Station

Km.4, La Trinidad
Km.4, La Trinidad
Sayangan, Atok
Sayangan, Atok
Natubleng, Buguias
Abatan, Buguias

422-2465
422-2472

TRAVEL AGENCIES
Name of Agency
Esgala Travel & Tours
Small World Travel & Tours
La Trinidad Branch

Address and Tel. No.


FA 238 Km.4, Balili
La Trinidad
(074) 422-2329;309-2594
(074) 309-2529 (TELEFAX)
JC21, Km.6
La Trinidad

Services
Travel assistance package tours
Car rentals
Travel and tour assistance

V. MISCELLANEOUS
Medical Institutions
Name of Institution
GOVERNMENT
Benguet General Hospital
Atok District Hospital
Dennis Molintas Municipal Hospital
Abatan Emergency Hospital
Kapangan Medical Hospital

Address
Km.5, La Trinidad
Sayangan, Atok
Bokod, Benguet
Abatan, Buguias
Kapangan, Benguet

Itogon Municipal Hospital


PRIVATE
Lepanto Hospital
Lutheran Hospital
Philex Mines Hospital

Tinongdan, Itogon
Lepanto, Mankayan
Abatan, Buguias
Padcal, Tuba

Educational Institutions
Name of Establishment
Benguet State University
Cordillera Career Development College
Tublay School of Home Industries
Ambuklao School of Home Industries (Annex)
Bokod School of Arts & Trades
Gov. Bado Dangwa Agro-Industrial School
Buguias Polytechnic College
Banks
Name of Establishment
Cooperative Bank of Benguet
Land Bank of the Philippines
PCI Bank
BPI Bank
Rosebank
Rural Bank of Itogon
Rural Bank of Kapangan
Trinibank
Security Bank
Far East Bank
Metro Bank

Address
Kms. 5 -6, La Trinidad
Buyagan, La Trinidad
Acop, Tublay
Ambuklao, Bokod
Daclan, Benguet
Balakbak, Kapangan
Loo, Buguias
Address
Km.4, La Trinidad
Km. 4, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad
Km.4, La Trinidad
Km.4, La Trinidad
Tuding, Itogon
Poblacion, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad
Km.5, La Trinidad

Tourism Oriented Organization


Benguet Provincial Tourism Council (BPTC)
Provincial Culture & Arts Council
Chairperson

: Ms. Ma. Mignon De Leon


Benguet Corporation, Balatoc, Benguet
Tel #.(074) 447-2611

Municipality
Atok
Bakun
Bokod

Name
Paterno Esdio
Soledad Sudango
Eliner Dayotao

Buguias
Itogon

Satur C. Payangdo
Liza Diase

Kabayan

Camilo B. Alumit

Kapangan

Andrea D. Buya

Kibungan

Kolbel Acquiapat

La Trinidad

Marian Z. Cachero

Address
MPDO Sayangan, Atok
D.A. Ampusongan, Bakun
Mayors Office, Poblacion,
Bokod
MPDO, abatan, Buguias
Mayors Office, Poblacion,
Itogon
Mayors Office, Poblacion,
Kabayan
Mayors Office, Lomon,
Kapangan
Municipal Engineers Office,
Poblacion, Kibungan
Mayors Office, KM 5, La

Mankayan
Sablan
Tuba
Tublay

Luzviminda Agustin
Nicomedes Caliguing
Magdalena Niwane
Prudencio Mendoza

Trinidad
Mayors Office, Mankayan
MPDC, Poblacion, Sablan
SB Secretary, Poblacion, Tuba
MPDC, Acop, Tublay

Source: Provincial government of Benguet & Department of Tourism-CAR


PROVINCE OF IFUGAO

BRIEF HISTORY
Ifugao was formerly a part of the old Mountain Province. It was created as an independent province on
June 18,1966 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4695, otherwise known as the Division Law of Mountain
Province. Under this law, Mountain Province was divided into four (4) provinces namely: Benguet,
Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao and Mountain Province.
The name is derived from the word IPUGO. Pugo means hill while the prefix I means from. The
Spaniards changed "Ipugo" to "Ipugaw" and was finally changed by the Americans to Ifugao.
The Ifugaos are one of the different tribes that inhabited the old Mountain Province. Their culture and
tradition, being unique and striking, have made them subject of many studies by foreign scholars.
For the Ifugaos, custom is the basis of all laws. But these customs would mean nothing if these were not
supported by ancestry knowledge. Among the Ifugaos, extensive pedigrees exist. They are the graphic
representation that puts in evidence one of the most basic principles of the Ifugao culture. We can not but
do what our ancestors told us (Lambretch CICM 1964).
During the Spanish regime, the Spaniards confined their activities in Kiangan (Quiangan at that time) but it
was the cross not the sword that conquered the people. During their stay in Ifugao, the Spaniards were able
to organize pueblos (towns) headed by the Alcalde Municipal and barangays (barrios) headed by the
Cabesa de Barangay. In 1888, the Spanish rule and influence ended with the outbreak of the Philippine
Revolution.
During the American regime, a significant accomplishment made was the setting of boundaries of the five
(5) ethnic groups in the Mountain Province in 1920 namely: Benguet, Bontoc, Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao.
The main thrust of the American rule in the region was the development of the natural resources. Farming
and industries were developed. The construction of schools and roads were also built all over the province.
During the Japanese occupation, Ifugao became the center of warfare during the last stages of World War
II. It was in Ifugao, particularly in Mt. Napulawan in Ifugao where Gen. Yamashita, the known Tiger of
Malaya decided to put his last stand against the Filipino and American forces. He informally surrendered
to Capt. Grisham of the 6th US Army in the Philippines based in Kiangan, Ifugao before he was flown to
Camp John Hay where he formally surrendered.
In 1905, Ifugao was made a sub-province of the old Mountain Province. The sub-province was
administered by a Lt. Governor, which was later changed to Deputy Governor. Captain Pedro Bulan was
the first native and last official to assume the office of Deputy Governor. Hon. Luis Pawid of Kiangan
became the first Deputy Governor during the regime. At the outbreak of the war in 1942, five (5)
municipal districts were created in Ifugao namely: Burnay (later changed to Lagawe by virtue of R.A 3380
and the capital town of the province), Kiangan, Banaue, Hungduan, and Mayoyao. The municipalities of
Potia, now Alfonso Lista, and Lamut were created after the war.

Ifugao finally gained provincial status on June 18,1966 with the municipality of Lagawe as the capital
town. The first provincial officials were: Gov. Gualberto Lumauig, Vice Gov. Manuel Tuguinay, and Board
Members- Napoleon Hangdaan and Gaspar Ponchinlan. They were inducted into office on March 26,
1967.
I. OVERVIEW
Location
Ifugao, a land-locked area located at the foot of the Cordillera Mountain Ranges, is bounded on the west by
the province of Benguet, Nueva Viscaya on the south, Isabela on the east and on the north by Mountain
Province. It is located at 120 degrees 40 longitude and 16 degrees 35 latitude.
Area
The total land area of Ifugao is 251,778 hectares, which is about 13.76% of the regions total land area. Of
these, Aguinaldo covers the most (45,451.04) hectares followed by Lista (43,474.7), Lamut (28,220.30),
Asipulo (25,400.00), Mayoyao (22,246.36), Banaue (18,240.46), Tinoc (14,948.17), Kiangan (14,534.61)
Lagawe (14,411.70), Hungduan (13,394.70) and Hingyon with the least area of (11,455.96) hectares.
Political Subdivision
As of 1988, the province is politically sub-divided into eleven (11) municipalities and 178 barangays with
Lagawe serving as the provincial capital town. Of these, Mayoyao has the highest number of barangays
(27). The rest are Alfonso Lista (20), Lamut (18), Banaue (18), Aguinaldo (16), Tinoc (12), Hingyon (12),
Hungduan (9), Asipulo (9) and Kiangan (14).
Climate
The climate of the province is described as having dry season from November to April and the rainy during
the rest of the year. The hottest months are March and April while the coolest months are November up to
February.
Population
Census data from the NSO (2000) indicates that Ifugao has a population level of 161,623. Table 1 presents
the municipal population.
Table I
Municipality
Aguinaldo
Asipulo
Banaue
Hingyon
Hungduan
Kiangan
Lagawe
Lamut
Lista
Mayoyao
Tinoc
Total
Language / Dialect

Population
16,377
12,294
20,563
9,769
9,380
14,099
15,269
18,731
17,552
14,191
9,504
161,623

The most common mother tongue used in Ifugao is the Ifugao dialect. Based on the NSO data of 1995
regarding the distribution of household population by mother tongue. 83% speaks the Ifugao dialect
followed by the Ilocano dialect with 17%.
Major Industries
Based on the DTI accomplishment report of 1997, there are about 564 firms in Ifugao. The table below
shows the distribution.
Major Industries
Trading Industry
Gift, Toys & House wares
Services
Other Manufacturing
Garments & Textiles
Other (Agri) and
Food & Beverages

No. of firms
264 or 49%
117
79
42
29
17
16

II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


Ifugao is endowed with historical, cultural, natural and man-made tourist spots and attractions, which can
lure any nature-loving tourist. The range of attraction offered in Ifugao is clustered according to
municipalities
HISTORICAL
Philippine War Memorial Shrine (Kiangan)
- Gigantic memorial shrine to commemorate the end of World War II. It is a concrete pyramid
type structure, which resembles an oversized Ifugao native house located at Linda, Kiangan. It depicts
historical events from Filipino opposition, to the Death March and the role of the Ifugao and American
troops in the defeat of General Yamashita. It could be used as a viewpoint of the Poblacion, other
neighboring barangays and the capital town of Lagawe. The shrine is ten (10) kilometers away or 15
minutes drive from the capital town.
Million Dollar Hill
- The hill overlooking the Poblacion of Kiangan. It got its name from the last war when the allied
armies spent millions of dollars worth of bombs and ammunitions to annihilate the enemies in the area.
General Yamashitas Surrender Site
- houses relics memorializing the end of W.W. II in the Philippines. Details of the surrender and
signing are available. From here, General Yamashita was brought to Baguio for his formal surrender to the
victorious Allies.
Mt. Nagchayan
- the site where Japanese troops fought fierce battles during W.W. II. The mountain has several
grottos stone walled trenches and foxholes. One can also find rusty shells on this old battleground.
CULTURAL
Ifugao Museum (Kiangan)
- This museum displays Ifugao artifacts and is under the supervision of the National Museum of the
Philippines. It is 32 meters away facing the shrine and 300 meters away from the Municipal Hall.
Tam-an Village
- a typical village situated 240 steps down from the Banaue Hotel's
hand woven products are produced and sold to travelers.

swimming pool. Woodcarving and

Bokiawan Village
- 12 kilometers from Banaue located in the center of the Bokiawan rice terraces where traditional Ifugao
practices of land use and livelihood still exist.
Pula and Cambulo Native Village
- is a rustic village in the first leg of the trekking route from Banaue viewpoint to Banga-an. This cobbled
stone village offers a native house stay. The ancient craft of bark cloth weaving thrives here.
Apfoor Burial Tombs
- these are large stone mausoleums containing the bones of the towns ancient warriors and elite. The
construction of these Igloos represents the resourceful use of Ifugao stoning technique.
Makaliwagha & Lebhong Burial Caves
- are filled with wood coffins and the remains of the first people of Mayoyao. A legend tells of an attentive
lizard leading people to these three chambers designating each one for men, women and children.
Lumauig Stone
- is a huge enchanted black rock held by only three smaller stones in the middle of the Balangbang river. It
is believed to mean that Mayoyao people will stay strong and happy as long as the stone stands.
OTHER SCENIC SITES:
Bocos Village
Poitan Village
Batad Village
Hapao Village
Bangaan Village Ducligan Village
These villages are characterized by the presence of a wholesome community where the livelihood activities
are within the surroundings, and the houses are clustered in a designated area. They showcase the typical
Ifugao community.
NATURAL
Bintakan Cave (Lagawe)
- It is located at the rocky slope of Ibulao, which is about 2 kilometers from the provincial capitol. The
mouth of the cave is overlooking the Ibulao River. It is a three-room cave with dripping water that forms
stalactites and stalagmites of different beautiful shapes. It can be reached by tricycle ride and 20-minute
ascent to the mouth of the cave.
Nah-toban Cave (Lagawe)
- The cave is much larger than Bintakan Cave and has a descending entrance with four rooms but there are
still other rooms unexplored. It is located at Boliwong, Lagawe, about 4 kilometers hike from the
Poblacion passing through trails. Huge quantities of guano are found in the cave.
Tocucan Sulfur Hot Spring (Tinoc)
- A sulfuric hot spring at Barangay Tukukan in the Municipality of Tinoc. This can be reached by a twohour hike from Monsoyosoy, Buguias, and Benguet.
Guihob Natural Swimming Pool (Banaue)
- A four kilometer drive from Banaue, Poblacion. One has to hop and jump over huge boulders to reach
the crystal clear waters of Guihob. It is a perfect place for those who prefer a cool and refreshing swim.
Tappiya Waterfalls (Banaue)
- About 30 minutes from Batad Village is a cascading waterfall with its enormous natural pool for
swimming. A visit to Batad would be incomplete without seeing this beautiful waterfall.

Buyukan Waterfalls (Hungduan)


- This can only be reached by a three-hour hike from Poblacion, Hungduan. This is located in Barangay
Abatan and is near the border of Hungduan and Tinoc municipalities.
Ambuwaya Lake (Kiangan)
- Legend says that the area was once a large sitio that became a lake because some children killed and made
fun of the leeches in the spring. The lake is deep and good for swimming and boating. The shaded
surroundings is an ideal place for picnics. It is now the site of a research on fishing culture. The lake is
four (4) kilometers from the town center of Kiangan and can be reached by four-wheel drive vehicles.
Ducligan Hot Springs (Banaue)
- These hot springs are found at the bank of Ducligan River and adjacent to a deep pool. Ducligan is 21
kilometers away from the Poblacion.
Ophaw Mahencha Falls
- (Leap of Mahencha) Located about six kilometers from the town proper is a series of high cascading falls.
Local folklore says that a beautiful Mahencha had to jump 13 to 5 meters into the water to retrieve her
native amber necklace
which fell while she was taking a bath.
Tenogtog Water Falls
- Located five kilometers from town, it has three natural pools rising about 12 meters from each other. The
water falls from the pool cascades to the next in beautiful succession. Untouched by human hands, these
natural pools provide clear cool mountain spring water.
Bagnit Waterfalls and Numbungug Waterfalls
- are located in Julongan barangay. Bagnit is a stunning series of cascading falls running over 250 feet,
while Numbungug Waterfall is a single majestic fall of over 80 feet into height falling to the Ibulao river
tributaries.
Chuyong Viewpoint
- is located near the town proper which affords a panoramic vista of the Mayoyao World Heritage site
cluster. The glory of the site is unrivaled.
Kibayuyong Stone
- this is a legendary stone which lies next to the Hapao river. The site offers an adventurous spot for river
swimming and diving.
Bogya Hot Springs
- is located in Ba-ang that lie in the Hapao river which serves as delightful respite after trekking.
MAN - MADE
Banaue Rice Terraces (Banaue)
- dubbed as the Eight Wonder of the World. The rice terraces start from the base of the mountain range
and reach up to several thousands feet high. It is said that its length, if put end to end would encircle half of
the globe. Made 2,000 years ago, these rice terraces manifest the engineering skill and ingenuity of the
sturdy Ifugaos. In 1995, it was inscribed in the UNESCO Heritage List as a Continuing Cultural
Landscape.
Batad Rice Terraces (Banaue)
- these rice terraces are shaped like of an amphitheater and is located in barangay Batad. It can be reached
by a twelve-kilometer ride from Banaue Hotel and a 2-hour hike uphill through mountain trails.
Mayoyao Rice Terraces (Mayoyao)

- this spot is 44 kilometers away from Poblacion, Banaue. The Poblacion of Mayoyao lies in the midst of
these rice terraces thus upon arrival in the town, one is awed with a breathtaking view of the rice terraces
where all the dikes are tiered with flat stones.
Hapao Rice Terraces (Hungduan)
- this is another stonewalled rice terraces located in the municipality of Hungduan and is 55
kilometers from the capital town of Lagawe.
Magat Dam (Alfonso Lista)
- it is reputedly the biggest dam in Asia. This is located near the municipality of Alfonso Lista and
about 25 kilometers from the town center of Santa Maria.
Nagacadan Rice Terraces
- are found in Kiangan and these show how forest management and rice terracing are
complementary.
SPECIAL INTEREST
1. Mt. Amuyao
This 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters (8,865) above sea level is
located between the boundary line of Banaue and Mayoyao and between Ifugao and Mountain Province.
Its summit provides the climber with a breath-taking panorama of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva
Viscaya and Ifugao. Mayoyao legend says that the first Ifugao couple, Bugan and Wigan took refuge in
this mountain during the 40-day deluge that inundated the province. Being the only survivors, they became
the first ancestors of the Ifugaos.
Mount Napulawan
Located in the municipality of Hungduan, this mountain is very accessible to mountain trekkers. The thick
tropical rain forest and its rare flora fascinate conquerors of this peak. Trees near the peak are unusually
short.
Mount Anapawon
Centrally located in Ifugao, this mountain peak is considered a potential camping site to be developed in
the province. It provides a breathtaking view of Hungduan municipality, and the low-lying municipalities
of Lagawe and Kiangan and the rice terraces of Hingyon.
III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
1. Banaue Imbayah
- this is a three-day festival, which is celebrated every after 4 years. Activities on this event include an
ethnic parade portraying the evolution of the Ifugao culture followed by ethnic games participated by
barangay delegations. This festival though has not been sustained to date. The event was set on December
5-8, 1997
2. Tungoh and Hungduan
-held in April, Tungoh are rest days for the farmers in Hungduan after the planting season. The
rest of the municipality and tourists are invited to a cultural night of songs and dances, ethnic parades
featuring authentic Ifugao ethnic wear, interesting ethnic games such as guyyud and dopap. Held on a
mountaintop, amidst the highest mountain peaks of the Cordilleras the one-and-a half-hour climb up the
mountain range is a very enriching and refreshing experience.
3. Ti-ghaw Festival

-this festival is also held in April. Tig-ao is traditionally a victory feast among the Mayoyaos. Its
celebration today commemorates ancient rituals and features ethnic games.
4. Gotad ad Hingyon, Gotad ad Kiangan
-as the ancient Ifugaos did it, Gotad is one special day in 12 feasts celebrated by the royal class to
please their gods. Modern Ifugaos celebrate Gotad in April in the municipality of Hingyon with cultural
parades, ethno-modern sports and booth competition where the best of Ifugao crafts are displayed.
SUPPORT FACILITIES
Accommodation Establishments
Name of Hotel /Lodge
Contact Person/Manager

Type
Of Rooms

No.
Of
Rooms

Rate
Per
Room

BANAUE HOTEL &


YOUTH HOTEL
(Banaue, Ifugao) Tel.
(074) 386-4087-88 Fax
(074) 386-4048
Cres Santillan

Twin
Suite w/
lounge
Single
Room
Extra Bed
Dorm type

74
4 (2)

$ 82
$ 163
$ 75
$ 12

Rate
/Head
(in peso)

Number
of
Bed/
Rooms

P175

LODGES/INNS
BANAUE VIEW INN
Banaue
Twin Room
Dorm Type
Triple rm.
Double rm.
BATAD PENSION
Batad, Banaue
Mr. Emiliana Blas
BANGAAN FAMILY
INN
Bangaan, Banaue
COZY NOOK INN
Poblacion Banaue
Tel.#(074)386-4003

FAIRVIEW INN
Ilogue, Banaue
Mr. Cristobal Rebolledo

FAMILY INN

5
2
1
5

P700
P800
P700

150

35

2
3
3
2

Native
House
Twin Room
Double
room
Private
Room
Single
Room
Double
Room
Private

6
6

70
100

1
1
2
1

300

4
5

300
500
600

Carpeted
rooms, balcony,
piped-in music
bar, hot & cold
water,
conference hall,
function room,
catering,
swimming pool,
telephone,
restaurant,
laundry

1
Telephone,
curio-souvenir
shop, hot &
cold water,
laundry

Single

Double
Room
Native
House

Facilities

12
1
100
100
100

4
5
4
1
Hot and Cold

Batad, Banaue
Mr. David Chucas

Room

FOREIGNERS INN
Batad, Banaue
Mr. David Chucas

Single
Room

water, postage,
restaurant

35
1

GREENVIEW LODGE
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel. (074)3864082
Mrs. Alice Uyami

HALFWAY LODGE &


RESTAURANT
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel. (074) 3864082
Mrs. Jane Buyao

HILLSIDE INN
Batad, Banaue
Mrs. Addug
JERICHO LODGE &
REFRESHMENT
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel.#(074)386
Mrs. Patricia Chumi-e
J & L PENSION
Ilogue, Banaue
Mrs. Jane Tongali
PEOPLES LODGE
& RESTAURANT
Poblacion Banaue
Tel.#(074)386-4082
Ms. Esberta Terrado
RITAS MT. VIEW INN
Batad, Banaue
Ms. Rita Nabanal
SANAFE LODGE &
RESTAURANT
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel.#(074)386-4085
Ms. Estelita De Leon
SIMONS INN

Single
Room

Private
Twin Room
Double
Triple
Family
Dorm type
Family
Private
Twin
Single
Double
Triple
Dorm type
Single
Room

35

14
1
6
2
5
8

400
400
400
500
500

7
4
4
5
4
1
3

1,050
500
350
250
350
450

150

60

2
3
25

3
2
1

Conference
hall,

75
35

With restaurant
Single
Room
Double
Triple
Single
Double
Triple
Native
House
Private
Single
Twin
Double
Triple
Single
Room

2
1
3
2

250
350
450
450

50
50
50

2
3

6
3
12
6
2

400
250
350
400
500

100
100
100

13
3

35

2
7
2
2

550
750
950

150

Restaurant,
Tour services

Hot and cold


water,
Restaurant and
bakery, beauty
shop/parlor,
telephone

Batad, Banaue
Mr. Simon Illag
SPRING VILLAGE INN
Ilogue, Banaue
Tel.(074) 386-4037
Mrs. Gavina Buduhan
STAIRWAY LODGE &
RESTAURANT
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel.(074)386-4053
TERRACEVILLE INN
Alimit, Banaue
Tel.# (074) 386-4069
Mrs. Erlinda Vizcarra
TRAVELLERS INN &
RESTAURANT
Banaue
VILLAGE INN
Batad, Banaue
Mrs. Luciana Hagao

2
Single
Room
Twin
Triple
Dorm Type

Single room

Private
Twin
Double
Single

35

2
1
2
1

750
850
450
350

2
1
2
1

6
4
2
2
1

350
350
250
450

12

450

100

6
10

Parking space,
Hot & cold
water,
Laundry
service,
telephone

16
Conference
Hall, telephone,
restaurant, folk
song
entertainment

Private
Twin
Single
Triple
Dorm Type
4

35

100

Double
Room

WONDER LODGE
Poblacion, Banaue
Tel # (074)386-4017
Mrs. Regina Sarol

Bar, laundry,
telephone, tour
Arrangement
service

Bathtub, hot
and cold water,
laundry
services,
telephone

400
Restaurant,
telephone,
laundry, shuttle
service

Single
Room

Double
Room
Private
Room
Kiangan
Name of Hotel/Lodge
Contact Person or
Manager
DAY CENTER
(SENIOR CITIZENS)
Kiangan
Ms. Adora Licyayo

Type of
Rooms

No. of
rooms

Dorm type

Rate per
Room

Rate per
Head

50

No. of
Bed/
room

Facilities

Name of Hotel/Lodge
Contact Person or
Manager
KIANGAN YOUTH
HOSTEL
Poblacion, Kiangan
Mr. Ernest Codamon
SHRINE GUEST
HOUSE
Kiangan
Mr. William Dulnuan

Type of
Rooms
Private
Dorm

Single

No. of
rooms

Rate per
Room

Rate per
Head

2
2

120
80

120

No. of
Bed/
room
4
32

Lagawe
DG LODGE &
RESTAURANT
Poblacion West, Lagawe
Tel. (074) 382-2088

Private
Single
Double

4
2
1

250
100
150

PLAZA INN
Poblacion, Lagawe
Mr. Natividad Mendoza

Single

10

100

LAGAWE LODGE
Poblacion, Lagawe
Mr. Benjie Tindungan
J & L LODGE &
RESTAURANT
Lagawe
Gloria Linda Guinawa
Mayoyao
MAYOYAO TERRACE
LODGE
Mayoyao
Mrs. Virginia Lanaon
Tinoc
TINOC LODGE
Tinoc
Mr. Honorio Dulnuan

2
3
1
80

1 to 2
2

Single

150

Single
Double

7
3

200
250

Single

Double

75

1
2

75

50

FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS (Accredited)


Name of Establishment
Hidden Valley FoodHaus

Address
Ilogue, Tam-an, Banaue

Specialty
Filipino Dishes

Facilities
Reception hall
and conference
hall

Restaurant

Transportation Facilities
Company name
Address/Tel. No.

Destination
Schedule

Departure
Travel Time
Reg.

Dangwa Tranco Banaue-Baguio 7:00 am


7:00 p.m.
8hrs.

8 hrs.
P190.00
P190.00

Dangwa Tranco Banaue-Manila 7:00 am


9 hrs.
Cubao, Quezon City
Manila-Banaue 7:30 am
Terraces Transport
Kiangan-Baguio 5:00 p.m.
Kiangan, Ifugao Baguio-Kiangan 7:00 p.m.
Ohayami Trans Lagawe-Baguio 5:00 p.m.
Jeepneys

Fare

Solano-Banaue
Lagawe-Banaue

P180.00
8 hrs.
P210.00
10 hrs.
8 hrs.
P45.00

P20.00

V. MISCELLANEOUS
SHOPPING CENTER/STORE ADDRESS
Banaue Trade Center
Banaue, Ifugao

Lailanies Furniture Shop


Sta. Maria Alfonso Lista, Ifugao

Binwihans Basketry
Trade Center Banaue

Lo-Hana Handicrafts
O-ong, Hingyon, Ifugao

BJ Handmade Paper & Pulp


Lagawe, Ifugao

Lourdes Curio Shop


Cababuyan, Hingyon, Ifugao

Brookside Furniture & Handicrafts Lovinias Furniture Shop


Maituo Lagawe, Ifugao
Sta. Maria, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao
Buhles Garments
Hingyon, Ifugao

Maphod Weaving
Amganad, Banaue

Camp 7 Ever Manual


Trade Center Banaue, Ifugao

Marbys Handicrafts
Hapao, Hungduan, Ifugao

Dumangeng Handicraft & Furniture


Amganad, Banaue, Ifugao

Matanglag Bronze Smith


Manglag, Banaue, Ifugao

Easters Handicrafts
Banaue, Ifugao

Pnkihans Ethnic craft


Poblacion, Banaue

Elnoras Clothing Center


Piwong, Hingyon, Ifugao

Pinto Furniture Shop


Pinto, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao

Elvira Wood Industry


Kiangan, Ifugao

Romalyn Woodcarving
Hingyon, Ifugao

Goodwill Handicrafts
Poblacion West, Lagawe

Wild Wings Jusfa


Kinakin, Banaue, Ifugao

P180.00
P180.00
P180.00

J & E Handicrafts
Hapao, Hungduan, Ifugao

Worwor Handicrafts
Banaue, Ifugao

Kimmayong Primitive Products &


Handicrafts
Communication Facilities
Name of Establishment

Address

JRS
POST OFFICE

Lagawe, Ifugao
All Municipalities

Telecommunications

All Municipalities

Municipal Telephones

All Municipalities except


Tinoc and Asipulo

Medical Facilities
Name of Institution
Ifugao Provincial Hospital
Mayoyao District Hospital
Goodnews Clinic
Lamut District Hospital
Tinoc District Hospital

Address
Natuwolan, Lagawe
Mayoyao
Banaue, Ifugao
Panopdopan, Lamut
Tinoc

Educational Centers
Ifugao College of Arts & Trades
Ifugao State College of Agriculture and
Forestry

Lagawe
Nayon, Lamut

Banks
Name of Bank
Philippine National Bank

Address
Lagawe Poblacion

Land Bank of the Philippines

Lagawe, Ifugao

Banaue Cooperative Bank

Banaue, Ifugao

Services Offered
Savings/time deposit
Telegraphic transfers
Change foreign currency
Savings/time deposit
Telegraphic transfers
Change foreign currency
Savings deposit
loans

Tourism Oriented Organizations


Ifugao Provincial Tourism Council
Mrs. Herminigilda Dulinayan
Chairperson
C/o Provincial Capitol
Lagawe, Ifugao
Municipality
Alfonso Lista
Banaue
Lagawe
Kiangan

Name
Glen Prudencio
Estelita De Leon
Erlinda Habawel
Manuel Dulawan

Address
Municipal Hall, Alfonso Lista
Sanafe Lodge, Banaue
C/o Municipal Hall, Lagawe
C/o Municipal Hall, Kiangan

Mayoyao

Corazon Montinig

C/o Municipal Hall, Mayoyao

Data Source: Provincial Government of Ifugao


Department of Tourism
PROVINCE OF KALINGA
BRIEF HISTORY
The name Kalinga is derived from the Ibang and Gaddang Kalinga, which means headhunters. In the past,
headhunting was considered noble and it symbolizes bravery. Tattoos, a status symbol which men respect
and which women admire are given to warriors as reward. Thus a mingol or warrior enjoys a high status in
Kalinga society.
The Bodong to the Kalingas or peace pact is an indigenous socio-political system that defines intertribal
relationships. This was developed to minimize traditional warfare and headhunting and serves as an
institutional renewal, maintenance and reinforcement of social ties. Recently, the Bodong was expanded
into a multi-lateral peace pact providing a means of strengthening unity in some parts of the Cordilleras.
The Spanish missionaries and politico-military forces successfully penetrated into the forbidding Apayao
and Kalinga Tribal territories as early as 1608 when Father Geronimo Molina started his mission work in
Pudtol (Apayao) and also in 1689 at Tuga (Kalinga) where the first Catholic Mass was celebrated.
During the short-lived Philippine Republic, President Emilio Aguinaldo in his flight to Palanan, Isabela
crossed the upper Kalinga areas in his vain attempt to elude his American pursuers. For 35 days, President
Aguinaldo established his headquarters at Lubuagan since March 18,1900. Here he issued his orders to his
military generals and the civil officials of his revolutionary government until he was forced out of
Lubuagan upon learning that his pursuers were sighted at Mabongtoto. This prompted him to escape
towards Tabuk in that historic last leg of his flight to Palanan where he was later captured.
On February 4,1920, Act No. 2772 was promulgated reorganizing the Lepanto-Bontoc Province into
Mountain Province constituted by the five provinces of Benguet, Bonito, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao.
Lubuagan was the capital of Kalinga while Kabugao was the capital town of Apayao.
On June 18,1966, Republic Act No. 4695 was enacted creating from the old Mountain Province five
separate and independent provinces: Benguet, Ifugao, Mt. Province (Bonito) and Kalinga-Apayao. On
March 26, 1967, President Ferdinand E. Marcos administered the oath of office to the new officials of the
four newly born provinces.
The first appointed provincial officials of Kalinga-Apayao province were Ceferino B. Ramirez, Provincial
Governor; Amado B. Almazan, Vice Governor; and Board Members Castro B. Lammawin and Carlos
Deguiom.
Presently, Kalinga is fast emerging as an Eco-tourism Discovery of the Cordilleras since its operation as
a regular and separate province on February 14, 1996.
I. OVERVIEW
Location
Nestling on an elevation ranging from 300 to 5,000 feet above sea level of northsouth assemblage of
mountain ranges within the Cordillera Central, Kalinga has been dubbed as the Prince of the Highlands
Philippines.

A glance of the Philippine map will easily reveal the similarity of the physiography of Kalinga to that of a
bust of a man, akin to Ex-President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The provinces geographic feature is
characterized in the western portion by sharp crested interlinking peaks of the steep slope, isolated flat
lands, plateaus and valleys. The eastern portion generally rolling gradually sloping foothills. Interlocking
wide tracks of flat lands and flood plains along its main drainage system, this rare geography interposes a
great role expected of the province in national development pursuits.
Political Subdivision
The province is composed of eight (8) municipalities. These are Balbalan, Lubuagan, Pasil, Pinukpuk,
Rizal, Tabuk, Tanudan and Tinglayan.
Climate
The prevailing climate of the province is categorized under type III classification of the Weather Bureau.
The relatively dry season occurs from the month of November to April while the rest of the year is
generally wet. Heaviest rain occurs during the month of September with an average rainfall of 2,000 mm.
Typhoons frequently occur during the period from July to October.
Population
Kalinga has a total population of 174,023 as of 2000.
Industries
The updated records of the Department of Trade and Industry Provincial Office reveal that existing
industries in the province are furniture making, garment craft, food processing, gifts and housewares and
agricultural support.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
HISTORICAL
Aguinaldo Hill
- it is located at Barangay Asibanglan-Pinukpuk Road at Allaguia junction. Gen. Aguinaldo used this hill as
a common post during the Philippine-American war.
CULTURAL
Mini-Museum of Kalinga
- a mini-museum was initiated and established by the Kalinga Special Development Authority situated in
their office building at Bulanao, Tabuk.
NATURAL
Sungang ViewPoint
- the viewpoint affords a majestic view of the valley villages and mountains of Tinglayan, Tanudan, Tabuk
and Lubuagan. A very good view of the Tulgao and Dananao Rice Terraces can be seen at the viewpoint.
Palan-ah falls and hot springs
- this waterfalls is located at Tulgao West, Tinglayan. The name is derived from the native term
Pinalpallang-ah which means chair. The falls spray down from approximately 100 meters above forming
a pool where during a sunny day, one practically swims at the end of the rainbow.
Mt. Mating-oy Dinayao (Sleeping Beauty)

- these fabled mountain ranges in the border of the municipalities of Tinglayan and Tanudan and they take
the form of a sleeping lady supinely lying at its back. A vantage view of the profile can be seen from the
Sungang view or from Basao.
Tinglayan Rice Terraces
- from the Sungang View Point, the Dananao and Tulgao Rice Terraces can be viewed. These rice terraces
are like an amphitheater along the whole mountain slopes.
Lubo and Mangali Rice Terraces - the rice terraces surrounds the villages of Lubo. The best time to view
the rice terraces is during the planting season and when the rice terraces are already ready for harvest.
Mount Binaratan
- this fabled mountain is located in Dacalan. It is the entry point of General Emilio Aguinaldo during his
retreat to Kalinga.
Taga-aran aran Kabunian
- this area is located above Barangay Lubo at the source of Gaburao Creek. At the side is a cave where
Kabunian stayed while sawing lumber for his house.
Ugid Maling Subterranean River
- located four kilometers away from Poblacion, Balbalan and a good three and half hours ride from the
Capital Town. It is a maze of cavernous boulders and rocks atop each other forming a cavern.
Balbalasang National Park
- this is a monument of the opposition of the Kalingas against the logging companies.
Buaya Caves
- it is similar to Sagada Caves with stalactites and stalagmites formations. The caves are interconnected
with each other and cover the whole mountain slope.
Aciga Tree
- this is perhaps the biggest acacia tree in Kalinga within a village. It is found at the school ground of the
Aciga Elementary School and it is rumored that the tree is a landmark for the treasures of Yamashita.
Bonnong Lakes and Asibanglan Lakes
- these are a mountain lakes in Pinukpuk where eels thrive and can be recommended area for research.
Aguinaldo Hill
- this the hill where the Katipuneros made their last stand in Kalinga from the pursuing the Americans from
Abra.
Padcharao Lake
- the name is derived from the plants that abounds in the lake called Chargo in the Pasil and is located
approximately from 1, 800 to 2, 000 meters above sea level.
Pasil Natural Dam
- it is located at Puapo, Dangtalan and was formed after the mountain side eroded. It is ideal for boating
and picnic site during the summer months.
Kabunian Bridge and Springs
- these two natural landmarks are found in Maglucsad and Galdang respectively.
Guinaang Village
- this village has its historical importance to Kalinga as the retreat haven of Pres. Aguinaldo. This is where
the Headquarters were located and the campsite.

Mabilong Weavers Village


- this is the center of the ethnic weaving industry in the province. The village is along the road and one can
buy souvenirs right from the weavers.
Bananao and Manangol Viewpoint
- this is along the road towards Tinglayan and one can have a panoramic view of the Chico River.
Elephant Hill
- this is located in Rizal and is a site of an archeological digging where the other half of the remains of the
elephant war dug.
Capitol Tourism Plaza
- the tourism plaza is located at the Capitol Ground and one can have a view of the Tabuk Valley.
Rizal Lagoon
- a man made Lagoon fronting the Rizal Municipal Hall.
MAN-MADE
Chico Dam
- project located at Sitio Ngipen, Calanasan, Tabuk, constructed by the National Irrigation Administration.
Rice Terraces
- rice terraces at Barangay Tulgao East, Tinglayan, 14 kilometers from the National Highway Road could
be reached by vehicle. Father Gilbert Obin, a catholic missionary assigned in Tinglayan, constructed the
barangay road. It offers a better panoramic view of the rice terraces and the sprawling villages of the
different barangays of Tinglayan.
3. Capitol Tourism Plaza
- the tourism plaza is located at the Capitol Ground and one can have a view of the Tabuk Valley.
III. FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Kalinga Province Foundation Day
- a provincial celebration marking the creation of Kalinga as a separate province with cultural and trade
fairs held every February of the month.
Ullalim Festival Kalinga Day (Feb 13-16)
- a cultural festival
showcasing the life of the Kalinga through sports, crafts including indigenous
food.
Salidummay Festival
- a festival featuring the ethnic songs, dances and rituals of the

municipality of Lubuagan, Kalinga

Matagoan Festival
A showcase of the cultural practices of the eight sub-tribes of Tabuk (Biga, Tobog, Dallac, Malbong,
Naneng, Gaddang, Guilayon, Colminga). It is celebrated every 16th of June as a culminating activity of
Tabuk Day.
Dornat strenthening of the Bodong ties between two tribes
Presentation of cultural songs and dances
Matagoan Run a 6-kilometer run from Bulanao up to the front of the Municipal Hall in the Poblacion.
IV. SUPPORT FACILITIES

Accommodation Facilities (ACCREDITED Establishment)


Establishment/
Address
Classification
Bulanao, Tabuk
Davidson Hotel & Restaurant
Tel. No.: (074) 872-2375
Non- Accredited Establishment

Address

Acuat Hotel & Restaurant

Linas, Lubuagan

Bilza Lodge

Dagupan, Tabuk

Diocese Center

Bulanao, Tabuk

Good Samaritan Inn

Poblacion, Tinglayan

Kalinga Hostel

Bulanao, Tabuk
c/o Governor's Office

Laoagan Inn

Bulanao, Tabuk

Las vegas Hotel & Restaurant


Luplupan Inn
Mahogany Lodge
Sandy Uy Lodge

Poblacion West, Tabuk


Poblacion, Tinglayan
Magsaysay, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk

Salidummay Inn & Resort


Sleeping Beauty Inn
Tabuk Pastoral Center
Tampco Training Center

Damsite, Bado Dangwa, Tabuk


Tinglayan, Kalinga
Bulanao, Tabuk
Appas, Tabuk

Type of Room
Conference room

Type of Room
Single
Double
Private
Double
Double
Conference Room (3)
Private
Double
Family
Single
Double
Double
Private
Private
Double
Family
Double

No. Of
Rooms
15
No. Of
Rooms
4
6
2
3
7
32
4
6
18
10
4
10

Conference Hall
Double
Family
(Note: Homestays are available at Tinglayan, Balbalan, Tanudan, Lubuagan and may be arranged.)
Shopping Establishments

Name of Establishment

Address

Merchandise

Bayles Supermart
Jurnenas Dry Goods
La Elegonza
Lubuagan Souvenir Shop

Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Linas, Lubuagan

Groceries, Dry goods


Dry Goods, footwear
Dry Goods, cosmetics
Kalinga woven, ethnic
crafts

Peoples Shoe Mart


Perpetual Help Pharmacy
Tabuk Shopping Center

Poblacion, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Dagupan, Tabuk (Tabuk Public
Market)
Poblacion, Tabuk (Municipal
Park)

Drygoods, foot wear


Drugs, gift items
Variety

One-Stop Souvenir Shop


RESTAURANTS

Souvenir items

Dining Establishments
Sleeping Beauty Restaurant
Good Samaritan Restaurant
Mamays Restaurant
Emilias Kitchenette
Quatakku Restaurant
Pan-aw Restaurant
AUs Restaurant
ABC Restaurant
Kalinga Diner
Clivers Restaurant
Chums Restaurant
Davidson Restaurant
Laoagan Restaurant
Rommels Foodcourt
Diocesan Center Restaurant

Address

Specialties

Poblacion, Tinglayan
Poblacion, TInglayan
Poblacion, Lubuagan
Bulanao, Branch, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk, Kalinga
Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Lubuagan
Poblacion, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk

Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes
Filipino dishes

TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES
COMPANY
NAME/ADDRESS/
TEL. NO.
Victory Liner
Dangwa Tranco
Dimasalang, Manila
Auto Bus
GL Trans

Greenland
Lardizabal Trans
Lilibeth Express
Immanuel Trans
Lilibeth Trans
Supertram
Jeepneys

DESTINATION

DEPARTURE
TIME

ARRIVAL
TIME

TRAVEL
TIME

Tabuk-Manila

5 p.m.

4 a.m

11 hrs

Tabuk-Pangasinan
Tabuk-Manila
Tabuk-Baguio
Tabuk-Santiago

6 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
6 a.m.

7 p.m.

11 hrs

Tabuk-Manila
Tabuk-Baguio
Tabuk-Baguio (vice
versa)

5 p.m.
4:30 pm (aircon)
4 p.m. & 5 p.m
(aircon)

Tabuk-Baguio
Tabuk-Santiago
Tabuk-Bontoc
Tabuk-Bontoc
Tabuk-Conner, Apayao
Tabuk-Laoag/Ilocos
Region
Tabuk-Tuguegarao
Tabuk-Roxas, Isabela
Tabuk-Tinglayan
Tabuk-Balbalan
Tabuk-Pinukpuk
Tabuk-Pasil
Tabuk-Lubuagan
Tabuk-Tanudan
Tabuk-Bontoc

6 a.m
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
1 p.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.

V. MISCELLANEOUS
Convention Facilities
Name of Facility
Emilia's Kitchenette
Kalinga Christian Learning Center
Pan-aw Restaurant
Davisdon Hotel & Restaurant
Kalinga Hostel
Laoagan Inn

Address
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Callagdao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk

Recreational Facilities
Sports Center
St. William's Gymnasium
Tabuk Gymnasium
Bulanao Fitness Center
Skating Rink
Volleyball Court
Body Fit
Kalinga Athletic Bowl
Cockpit Arena
Swimming Pool
Lawn Tennis Court
Tabuk National High School Sports complex
Swimming Pools
Laoagan Resort
Bilza Resort
Salidummay Resort

Address/Sports facilities
Bulanao, Tabuk
Basketball
Tabuk
Basketball and tennis court
Bulanao, Tabuk
Fitness Center
Tabuk Municipal Park
Poblacion, Tabuk
Dagupan West
Bulanao, Tabuk
Appas, Tabuk
Provincial Capitol, Bulanao
Poblacion, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Calanan, Tabuk

Banks
Establishment
Development Bank of the Philippines
Land Bank of the Philippines
Philippine National Bank
Rural Bank of Rizal
Rural Bank of Tabuk

Address
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Tabuk
Balabag, Rizal
Tabuk

Medical Facilities
Medical Facilities
Barangay Health Station
Family Clinic
Good Samaritan Mission Clinic
Holy Redeemer Clinic
Holy Trinity Medical Clinic
Kalinga District Hospital

Address
Located at various barangays
Tabuk, Kalinga
Tabuk
Tabuk
Tabuk
Lubuagan

Capacity
100
300
50
400
300
500

Martin De Pores Clinic


Pinukpuk District Hospital
Rural Health Units
St. Luke's Emergency Hospital
Western Kalinga Hospital

Pinukpuk
Pinukpuk
Located in all the municipalities of Kalinga
Tabuk
Balbalan

REST AREA / GASOLINE STATION


Name of Establishment
Petron Gasoline Station

San Isidro Gasoline Station

Address/Tel No.
Poblacion, Tabuk 872-2014
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk

Sea Oil Gasoline Station

Rizal, Kalinga

Shell Gasoline Station

Agbannawag, Tabuk
COMMUNICATION FACILITIES
NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT
Bureau of Post
PT & T
RCPI
SMART MOBILE PHONE SERVICES
GLOBE MOBILE PHONE SERVICES
SUN CELLULAR SERVICES

ADDRESS
Located in each municipality
Poblacion, Tabuk
Pobalcion, Tabuk
Tabuk, Rizal and some part of Pinukpuk
Tabuk and Rizal
Tabuk

RADIO COMMUNICATION
SB Radio Communication
DA
DENR DPWH IPHO
DAR DILG
DTI
Radio Stations
Radio Station
Radyo Ng Bayan
Radyo Natin

NFA
KAELCO

PIA
NIA

Code
DZRK
FM

PNP
Address
Bulanao, Tabuk
Poblacion, Tabuk

INTERNET SERVICES
NAME OF SERVICE STATION

ADDRESS

Abadilla Internet Cafe


Davisdson Internet Services
KASC Internet Services
Provincial Capitol Internet Services

Poblacion, Tabuk
Bulanao, Tabuk
Bulanao Campus
Bulanao, Tabuk

POLICE ASSISTANCE
POLICE STATION
There are Philippine national Police Stations in all 8 municipalities in the province with a total
police force of 207.

TOURISM ORIENTED AGENCIES


Office on Tourism Services
Governors Office, Provincial Capitol, Bulanao, Tabuk
Provincial Tourism Officer: Ms. Grace Kidang
Provincial Tourism Council
Chairperson:
Ms. Nancy Tuazon
C/o Kalinga Provincial Capitol
Tel # 0918-715-7402
Chico River Quest Incorporated
Marketing Manager: Mr. Daniel Bravo
Tel. No. 0916-716-2337
Data Source: Provincial Government of Kalinga
Department of Tourism - CAR
PROVINCE OF MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
BRIEF HISTORY
The history of the province is replete of intriguing past as many varied stories and circumstances were
recounted by elders. Suffice it to say that the origin of the province has not been recorded.
Spanish exploratory attempts to conquer Mountain Province were made between 1566 to 1665. Total
subjugation of the area was never achieved throughout the three (3) centuries of Spanish rule because the
fierce, warlike and hostile Igorots and formidable travel obstacles intimidated the Spaniards. Spanish
occupation of some portions of the Cordilleras ended on September 3, 1899 when the Spanish headquarters
in Bontoc was taken by Filipino forces.
Some brave Igorots joined their lowland brothers in the fight against the Americans in 1898. After the
establishment of the civil government during the American occupation in 1901, Mountain Province became
a special province of the Philippines in 1907. Bontoc-Lepanto, Amburayan, Ifugao, Kalinga, Benguet and
Apayao comprised the sub-provinces. Samuel Cane, the provincial supervisor, was appointed governor
and Bontoc was made the capital town.
In 1908, the old Mountain Province was created with seven (7) sub-provinces which later was merged into
five (5) provinces: Benguet, Ifugao, Bontoc, Apayao, Kalinga (BIBAK). In 1967, the division of these five
provinces gave birth to four (4) new provinces namely: Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga-Apayao and Mountain
Province. The sub-province of Bontoc retained its name Mountain Province and maintained Bontoc as its
capital town. On March 25, 1967, Mt. Province became an independent province. Then President
Ferdinand E. Marcos, appointed and inducted into office the first provincial officials. This new province
came into operation on April 7, 1967, hence, this day is celebrated as Mountain Province Day.
On June 15, 1987, Mountain Province became part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
I. OVERVIEW
Geography
Mountain Province is bounded on the north by the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao and Abra; on the south by
the mountains of benguet and Ifugao; on the east by Isabela and the west by the province of Ilocos Sur. It
extends to an area of 229,231 hectares where 83% is mountainous while 17% make up hills and valleys .

Principally, the province is composed of high mountain ranges, limited terraces and floodplains. It is a
province of rivers, falls, mountains and caves. Such a terrain nurtures a sturdy and hardworking people.
Political Subdivision
Mountain Province is composed of ten (10) municipalities namely: Bontoc, Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Natonin,
Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada and Tadian.
The province has 144 barangays comprising the ten municipalities and its distribution is shown in Table 1.
Table 1. Municipalities w/ corresponding number of barangays
Municipality
Barlig
Bauko
Besao
Bontoc
Natonin
Paracelis
Sabangan
Sadanga
Sagada
Tadian

Number of Barangays
11
22
14
16
11
9
15
8
19
19

Climate
The province has two (2) seasons - dry from November to April and wet for the rest of the year. The
maximum rain periods are not very pronounced with a short dry season lasting only from 1 to 3 months.
Population
Mountain province has a population of 140,439 in 2000, total household of 27,721 and land area of 229,231
hectares (NSO). The natives are mostly Bontocs who occupy the central and northern part of the province.
Tthe Aplai who are predominantly found in the western part and the Balangaos in the eastern portion.
Language/Dialect
Mountain Province boasts of being the first province to be evangelized by the American missionaries and
so most of its people particularly, the elders could speak English. Aplai is the major dialect. The
inhabitants could also speak Ilocano and Filipino.
Major Industries
The furniture industry is a growing venture in the province. Fixtures and furniture are made from raw
materials like pinewood, bamboo and steel.
Backstrap weaving which was also an old-age handicraft expanded to use of loom. Colorful costumes are
now designed for product lines like bag, purses, tapestry, ethnic costumes, blankets, linen and other fashion
accessories.
II. TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
HISTORICAL

Rizal Memorial Plaza (Bontoc)


- found at the heart of the capital town. The statue of Dr. Jose Rizal stands towering the plaza, which serves
as a good respite and also as a playground and meeting venue for programs and other gatherings.
CULTURAL
1. Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc)
- located within the Catholic Sister's Convent and Saint Vincent's Elementary School. Sister Basil Gekiere,
ICM, founded it. 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. Beside the museum building is a model of traditional Bontoc village, which highlights
some of the various aspects of the Bontoc material culture.
2. Backstrap and Loom Weaving Houses
- loom weaving is done in Sabangan and Sagada. Samoki, a village in Bontoc specialize in backstrap
weaving. Various colorful woven materials like knapsacks, placemats, bags and purses among other
products.
3. Ato/Dap-ay
- traditionally, it is a place where the council of elders hold various ceremonies, meetings and happenings
which maybe religious, social and political in nature. It is a public structure used as a dormitory by the
bachelors, widowers, young boys and visitors in the village. A fireplace is built at the center and a wooden
pole stands opposite it where heads of animals butchered and sacrificed are hung.
NATURAL
1. Mainit Hotsprings
- 18 kilometers up from Bontoc; 30 minutes by chartered of Public Utility Jeepney ride (Bontoc-Mainit 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.) or two (2) hours by foot.
2. Mornang Hotspring
- 4 kilometers from Barlig proper
3. Sadanga Hotspring
29 kilometers from Poblacion Bontoc (with bathroom facility)
4. Caves / Hanging Coffins
- feature shimmering underground streams with golden or silvery stalactite and stalagmite formations and
cool nature pools inside. Hanging coffins placed high steep rock formations.
5. Sagada
- Matangkib Cave, Sugong Cave, Lumiyang Cave, Sumaguing Cave, Balangagan Cave, Nangongogan
Cave, Latipan Cave, Cansil Cave
6. Besao
- Liang Burial Cave (can be reached through regular jeepney ride to the poblacion and hiking to reach the
caves).
7. Lakes/Waterfalls
- found amidst tall, green pine trees evoking feelings of freshness and tranquility
8. Sagada:
Bumod-ok Falls
Bodong Lake
Aguid
Fidelisan Waterspots.

Danum Lake

9. Besao:

Banao Lake

10. Tadian:

Gawaan Lake

*accessibility - regular public utility jeepney and foot trekking to site


MOUNTAINS WITH MAJESTIC TOWERING PEAKS AND SHARP RIDGES:
11. Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)
- formerly Mount Mogao is a canonical shaped and stands proudly over 3 villages. It is considered as
sacred and appears serene and solemn at dusk or dawn.
12. Mt. Amoyao (Barlig)
- thickly forested and beckons for wilderness walk and site of ABS-CBN and RCPI satellite
13. Mt. Calawitan (Sabangan)
14. Mt. Polis and Mt. Pagturao (Bontoc)
15. Mt. Ampucao (Sagada)
16. Besao Sunset (Besao)
- a primitive formation of two rocks where farmers can determine seasons by how the sun's rays fit into the
crevices in the rock formation.
17. Alab Petroglyphs (Bontoc)
- a huge rock inscribed with bows and arrows believed to tell the ancient fertility rites of the natives.
18. Chico River Panoramic View
- the mountain tops and mountain sides provide panoramic/scenic viewing of the winding Chico River
meandering through ricefields, rocks and sand as well as good vantage points to humble dwellings of the
villagers.
Viewpoints: Gala (Sabangan)
Pagturao (Bontoc)

Mt. Polis
Maligcong

19. Cagubatan Enchanted Eels (Tadian)


- the eels thriving in the Cagubatan spring are conceived to be sacred and thus could not be eaten, they are
believed to maintain the continuous flow of water to irrigate the rice fields.
MAN - MADE ATTRACTIONS
1. Mountain Province Trade Center
- a mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted
indigenous products are sold.
2. Rice Terraces
- mini stairways to the sky, distinct from the Banaue Rice Terraces because they are made up of perfectly
engineered stone riprap.
Bauko: Bagnen Rice Terraces
Besao: Besao Rice Terraces, Bucas Rice Terraces
Bontoc: Maligcong Rice Terraces, Bayyo Rice Terraces, and Bontoc
Poblacion Rice Terraces, Dalican Rice Terraces

Sagada: Kiltepan Rice Terraces, Tanulong Rice Terraces, and Suyo


Rice Terraces Bulongan Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice
Terraces, Ambasing Rice Terraces, Fidelisan Rice Terraces
Sadanga:

Sadanga Rice Terraces, Focong Rice Terraces

Natonin:

Natonin Rice Terraces

Barlig: Barlig Rice Terraces


III. FESTIVALS
LANG-AY Festival (Mt. Province Foundation Day)
- a week-long agro-industrial trade, tourism and cultural affair with tribal dances and songs in full regalia. A
native term which showcases the living tradition of the people of Mountain province to celebrate festivities,
to share happiness, foster family solidarity, hospitality and nurture friendship all with a toast of home
brewed wine. (April 7)
Menaliyam Festival
- A mini-Lang-ay Festival that showcases the tribes best as the Balangao, Baliwon, and Barlig tribes
converge to be reminiscent of their old and living customs and traditions in merriment and amidst the sound
of gongs and chanting of sacred prayers (May 27-28)
Begnas
- (January, June, April, September, November) ethnic offering of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest where
pigs or chicken are butchered for the family or clan members to partake of.
Chom-no or Chonno
- the grandest and most expensive wedding celebration which usually happens once in four or five years
where the number of carabaos butchered reflect the economic status of the family, accompanied by much
dancing and singing.
Special Interest
Nature Trekking through the Bontoc Circuit Trail
- trudging through the mountains and valleys to best appreciate the natural wonders and beauty of the
province in their natural state by trekking through the trails established through the help of the Philippine
airlines Mountaineering Club around the province interconnecting the tourism assets amidst the hospitable
communities.
Some trekking routes:
Guina-ang - Dalican - Aguid
Bontoc Poblacion - Dalican
Bontoc Poblacion - Caneo
Mainit - Maligcong - Belwang
Mountain Climbing
- these are mountains great for scaling:
Mount Amoyao (Barlig)
Mount Pagturao (Bontoc)
Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)
Barlig Forest
Sagada Spelunking
River Rafting

Mt. Calawitan (Sabangan)


Mt. Ampacao (Sagada)
Mt. Polis (Bontoc)

- the Chico River offers a challenging and thrilling route for rafting especially on the rainy months of June
and August.
IV. SUPPORT FACILITIES
ACCREDITED Accommodation Establishments
No. of
Establishment/Manager
Rooms
Mt. Data Hotel
Dolly Theodore

22

Rates in Pesos

Facilities

Single - 1,976
Double/twin-2,204
Extra Bed -418

Conference hall, dining


room, ballroom, helipad,
souvenir shop, laundry,
welcome drinks, cultural
shows

ACCREDITED Dining Establishments


Name of Establishment

Contact Person

Cable Caf' & Restaurant


Rosdin Restaurant
Pines Kitchenette
Koykies Snack Bar & Restaurant
Trapezoid Bar & Restaurant

Edgar B. Cue
Aladina Manalang
Josephine Khayad
Senen B. Habawel
Emily Aluyen

Capacity/
Specialty
75
40
75
40
25

Ave. cost /
meal / person
75.00
75.00
75.00
75.00

Municipality of Bontoc
Establishment /Manager

No. of
Rooms

Rates in Pesos

Alabama Hotel & Restaurant


Archog Hotel & Restaurant
Bontoc Hotel & Restaurant
Ms. Marjorie Yawan
Chico Terrace Inn and Restaurant
Episcopal Diocese of Northern
Philippines

Single - 70
Double - 140
Triple - 210

12

P 100/head

No. of
Rooms

Rates in Pesos

Churya-a Hotel & Restaurant

Establishment /Manager
Linda's Guest House
Belinda Galo
Mountain Hotel and Restaurant
Daisy Pomay-o

16

Pines Kitchenette & Inn (Pension)


Josephine Khayad
Ridgebrook Hotel

18

Double w/ T& B P
150
Single - 70
Double - 140
Dorm Type
4 beds -230
5 beds -300
Single - 100
Double - 200
Triple - 300
Double w/ T&B-500
Triple w/T&B- 500

Facilities
Dining room, terrace
Conference Hall, Dining
room
Dining room, terrace, hot
water as required
Conference room, dining
room, terrace, ballroom,
laundry, reflexology, and
security services
Dining room, terrace

Facilities
Hot water as requested
Dining room, sala ,
laundry, catering services,
sundry soap, souvenir
shop
Conference room, dining
room, terrace, laundry
services, parking area,
cultural shows are
requested
Dining room, conference
room, terrace

Tcchayapan Hotel
Walter Clapp
Zander's Caf & Hotel
Nellie Luya (602-1048 smart)

Dining room
Conference Hall, dining
room
6

Single -70
Double -120

60/head

75/head

P75/head

14

W/ T & B-350-500
Dorm type
-100/head

11

P 85/head

Parking space, laundry,


massage, fire place, dining
room

Olahbinan Resthouse and


Restaurant (Pension)
Hilda Piluden

11

Single w/ common
bath - P 200
Double w/ common
bath -400
Triple w/ common
bath - 500
Double w/ hot
shower -1,000
Family room-1.500

Conference hall, recreational


hall, tour arrangement,
fireplace, terrace

Rocky Valley Inn (Pension ) Prisca


Palangcha

P 75/head

Sagada Guest House Caf


Veronica Daoas

15

75/head

Municipality of Sagada
A Seven House
Flora Abeya
Ganduyan Inn
Marina A. Biag
Green House Inn (Lodge)
Cristina Deg-awan
Mapiya-aw Pension
Lazaro Solang
Masferre Inn & Caf (pension)
Monette Masferre

Municipality of Sagada, Accommodation, con't.


No. of
Establishment /Manager
Rates in Pesos
Rooms
Sagada Prime Hotel
Double bed w/ T&B
Dennis Piluden
-1,000
Family room (6)
18
1,000
Extra bed w/
beddings-150
St. Joseph Resthouse
Fr. Alex Wandag

Dining room

Antique shop, parking space,


veranda
Restaurant ,laundry, tour
arrangement, parking space
Dining room, terrace, hot
water as requested
Conference hall, parking
space, fireplace, viewpoint

Parking area, conference


room, terrace, bar &
restaurant
Restaurant, laundry, tour
arrangement, parking space

Facilities

Multi-purpose hall, dining


room, parking space

25 rooms
5
cottages

Room- 75/head
Cottage -500-1,000

Multi-purpose hall, parking


space, fireplace, tour
arrangement, catering,
laundry, camping space,
abundant water, viewpoint

No. of
Rooms

Rates in Pesos

Facilities

Municipality of Sabangan
Establishment /Manager
Ina Imeldas Sari-sari Store &
Transient House

Municipality of Barlig
Establishment /Manager

No. of
Rooms

Rates in Pesos

Facilities

No. of
Rooms

Rates in Pesos

Facilities

Halfway Inn & restaurant


Sea world Inn
Municipality of Paracelis
Establishment /Manager
Atlantic Hotel & Restaurant
Dining Establishments
Name of Establishment

Contact Person

Banan's Restaurant
Blue Bird's Canteen
Bontoc Cafe

Eldon Kiaki
Angeles Pachong

Bontoc Hotel & Restaurant


Bus Stop Inn, Caf & Restaurant

Marjorie Yawan
Hubert Bangilan

Chico Terrace Inn & Restaurant

Victor Ananayo

Country Restaurant & Video Singalong


Cozy Nook Restaurant
The Crackpot Snackhaus &
Restaurant
Cuisina Igorota

Dorothy Liswid

Capacity/
Specialty
40
24/Blue Bird's Rice
16/ carrot juice & hot
cakes
20
24
60/Chico Rice

Grace Faniswa

36

Erlinda Ayochoc

50

Evelyn Payacda

42

Magdalena Payacda

24

Eastern Star Hotel & Restaurant

Esther
Abad

50

Great Bite Caf & Restaurant


Good Habit's Caf & Restaurant
Hardrock Caf, Bar & Restaurant
Highlander's Restaurant
Ikolan's Fastfood
Joan's Caf & Restaurant
John's Eatery
Kammagay Caf & Restaurant
Mountain Hotel & Restaurant
Nellie's Eatery
Pines Kitchenette & Inn
Ridgebrooke Cafe & Restaurant
Rose Eatery

Elmo Timog-ong
Ignacio Afidchao
Agnes Acofo
Jose Aligo
Samuel Moling
Anita Panay
John Bagni
Susan Comafay
Connie Tayaotao
Nellie Balingao
Lina Khayad
Helen Gironella
Rosita Facullo

30
15
25
32
30/ Ikolan's Rice
20/Joan's Rice
10
20
28
20
120
45
10

Name of Establishment

Contact Person

Capacity/
Specialty

R & J Restaurant
R's Restaurant & Snackhaus
Sagada Lunch & Drinks
Tcayapan Food & Drinks
Triple 8 Caf & Restaurant

Rosario Foy-awon
Ricardo Ligligen
Lydia Inumian
Florence Taguiba
Andrea Bannawi

24
40
15
50
15

Ave. cost /
meal /
person
35.00
40.00
43.00
35.00
50.00
45.00
45.00
50.00
35.00
45.00
40.00
40.00
35.00
40.00
45.00
45.00
35.00
33.00
45.00
40.00
50.00
40.00
30.00
Ave. cost /
meal /
person
40.00
35.00
40.00
45.00
40.00

Zander's Caf & Restaurant


158 Caf & Restaurant
17th Place Food & Snacks

Nellie Luya
Willy Lomas-e
Verna Fugnay

Transportation
PUBLIC UTILITY BUSES
Name of company

50
16

Origin-Destination
Travel Time
Baguio-Bontoc
Bontoc-Baguio
Baguio- Bontoc
Bontoc-Baguio
(6 hours)

Penny Sleepers Trans

Rising Sun

Baguio-Otucan (Bauko)
(6 hours)
Baguio-Kayan (Tadian)
(6-7 hours)
Baguio - Aluding (Tadian) (7
hrs)
Baguio-Bontoc
Bontoc-Baguio
(6-7 hours)
Baguio-Bontoc
Bontoc-Baguio

Emmanuel Trans
Dangwa Bus

PUBLIC UTILITY JEEPNEYS


Destination
Schedule
Bontoc-Bauko
11:00 am
Every hour starting
Bontoc-Sagada
8:30 am to 4:00 p.m.
Bontoc-Tadian
10:00 am - 3:00 p.m.
Bontoc-Sabangan
10:30 am to 5:30 p.m.
Every hour starting
Bontoc-Besao
9:30 am up to 3:00 p.m.
Every hour starting 1:30 up to
Bontoc-Sadanga
4:00 p.m.
Every hour starting 1:00 to 3:00
Bontoc-Barlig
p.m.
Bontoc-Natonin
11:00 am and 2 to 4 p.m.

Schedule
(Morning)
7:30
8:30
6:30; 7:30
8:30; 9:30; 10:30;
11:00
12:00nn (p.m.)
1:00; 2:00

Rates in Pesos

7:30

110.00

7:30; 9:30

120.00

7:30; 9:30

100.00

5:00; 6:00
7:00; 8:00;
9:00; 10:00
6:00; 7:00 &
8:00

Baguio - Sagada
Baguio - Besao
(7-8 hrs)

Lizardo Trans

40.00
40.00
30.00

178.00

170.00

165.00
160.00

Travel Time
11/2 -21/2 hrs.

Rate
50.25

I hour

30.00

2 hours
40 mins

40.00
25.00

1 hr 30 mins

40.00

1 hour

40.00

2 to 5 hours

60.00-100.00

6 to 7 hours

170.00

V. MISCELLANEOUS
Souvenir Shops and Stores
Establishment
Association of Bila Potters

Address

Types of Merchandize

Bauko

Vase, jugs, pots, figurines

Madepdepas Igorot
Handicraft

Sabangan

Bamboo & rattan products

Shopping Hours
Mar-Dec
8:00-5:00
8:00-6:00

Sabangan Weaving
Sagada Weaving
Mt. Province Trade Center
Tetep-an Binali Craft

Sabangan
Sagada
Bontoc
Sagada

Hand & loom-woven products


Hand & loom woven products
Various ethnic products
baskets

Tour Operators and Travel Agencies


Agency/ Manager

Cable T.V. & Tours


Poblacion Bontoc (Tel. 074 -6021068)
Mr. Norberto Cue

Services Offered
New passport
Passport renewal
Lost passport
Birth certificate authentication
Marriage certificate authentication
Airport assistance
International package tour
Domestic ticketing
Rent a car

Local package tour for Sagada, Mainit, Maligcong


and Banaue
Banks
Establishment/ Address
Philippine National Bank
Bontoc Poblacion

Land Bank of the Philippines

Rural Bank of Bontoc


Bontoc Poblacion
Rural Bank of Sagada
Medical Institutions
Establishment
St. Theodore Hospital (Private)
Robespierre Lim Memorial Clinic (Private)
Besao District Hospital
Barlig District Hospital
Bontoc General Hospital
Luis Hora Memorial Hospital
Paracelis district Hospital
102 Barangay Health Centers
10 Municipal Health Centers
Igolot Clinic & Pharmacy
Communication Facilities

Services Offered
Loans
Deposits, telegraphic transfers, demand
drafts
Manager's checks
Change foreign currencies
Peso deposit
US dollars deposits
Loans
Telegraphic transfer
Demand draft
Cashiers' check
Purchase of US dollars
Notes/checks
Loans
Change foreign currencies

Address
Sagada
Natonin
Besao
Barlig
Abatan, Bauko
Paracelis
At various barangays/
village of the province
1 in every municipality
Bontoc

8:00-5:00
8:00-5:00
8:00-5:00
8:00-5:00

Establishment
Bayan Tel
SMART
Bureau of
Telecommunications
Post Office
Municipal telephone/public
calling office
Radio communication
Name of Organization
Sportcom
Tricom
DPWH
Prov'l Gov't of Mt. Province
ENDP
Legend:
PI
RA
MA
FA

Address
Bontoc
Bontoc

Services
Long distance and Overseas calls, fax
Long distance, local calls, fax
Local telegrams

Bontoc
Each municipality

Mailing and money orders


Local calls, inter-municipality calls

Radio Frequency
144.17
142.10
149.35
138.42
147.01

Capabilities
PI,RA,MA FA
PI, RA
PI, RA
PI, RA FA
PI, RA

- Public Information
- rescue assistance
- Motorist Assistance
- First Aid

SBB Radio communication


Establishment
Bontoc General Hospital
ENDP
MOPRECO
DENR
DPWH

Frequency
Ch.1 -8193; Ch.2 -6997.5
5050.0; 5151.0
Ch.1-4457.5; Ch.2-7408.5; Ch.3 -7952.5
Ch.4 -7981.0; Ch.5 -1046.0; Ch.6 -11471.0
Ch.1 -7416.5/7415.0; Ch.2 -10121.5/10120.0
Ch.2 -7368.6

TOURISM ORIENTED ORGANIZATION


Mt. Province Tourism Council
Chairperson:
FR. JOEL DEL ROSARIO
C/o Mt. Province Provincial Capitol
Bontoc, Mt. Province
Municipality
Name
Barlig
Evelyn Andrada
Besao
Ben Ngislawan
Bauko
Constancio Wooden Sr.
Bontoc
Esther Abad
Natonin
Marie Batnag
Sabangan
Ramsey Zarate
Sadanga
Benito Angyoda
Sagada
Valeria Asprer
Paracelis
Federico Onsat
Data Source: Provincial Government of Mt. Province

Address
Barlig Municipal Hall
Besao Municipal Hall
Bauko Municipal Hall
Sabangan Mun. Hall
Sadanga Mun. Hall
Sagada Municipal Hall
Paracelis Mun. Hall

Department of Tourism-CAR
SAGADA ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDES' ASSOCIATION
Sagada, Mt. Province
Philippines 2619
STANDARD GUIDE RATES (FEE change w/o prior notice)
CAVING
No. of pax
Guide Fee (in Pesos)
1-4
300.00 (Lamp fee included)
5
350.00 (Lamp fee included)
6-9
600.00 (Lamp fee included)
10
650.00 (Lamp fee included)
11-14
70.00 /pax + 150.00 lamp fee)
15
1,050.00 (Lamp fee included)
16-19
70.00/pax + 200.00 Lamp fee)
20-24
50.00/pax + 200.00 lamp fee)
25 and above
60.00/pax + lamp fee (ratio of 1 guide to 5 persons

No. of Guides
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4

TREKKING (FEE change w/o prior notice)


BIG FALLS
No. of Heads
Guide Fee (in Pesos)
No. of Guides
1-10
500.00
1
11-15
600.00
2
16-20
700.00
3
MT. AMPUCAO
1-10
500.00
1
11-15
600.00
2
16-20
700.00
3
MT. POLIS
1-10
700.00
1
11-15
800.00
2
16-20
900.00
3
SIGHT SEEING
1-10
300.00
1
11-15
450.00
2
16-20
600.00
3
Conditions:
Minimum - three (3) spots only
Maximum - three (3) hours touring time starting from the Municipal Hall
NOTE:
Lamp fee if P 50.00/lamp
Additional guides could be provided upon request
Children shall be charge full rates
Accidents are not the sole responsibility of the guide
Cave connection has a different rate