Benguet

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Benguet is the roof of Northern Luzon. It straddles on the Cordillera mountain ranges. Mt. Pulag, second highest mountain in the Philippines, and Halsema Highway, the highest mountain highway system in the country, are located in Benguet. Today it holds claim as the “Salad Bowl of the Philippines” because of the huge production of upland vegetables.

GEOGRAPHY

Benguet lies in the southernmost part of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Pangasinan bounds it on the south, Ifugao and Nueva Viscaya on the east, Mountain Province on the north, and La Union and Ilocos Sur on the west. 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.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

Benguet has 13 municipalities with a total of 140 barangays.

CLIMATE

Benguet belongs under the Type 1 climate, with the wet season from May to October and the dry season during the rest of the year. The average daily temperature is 18.55° Celsius.

LANGUAGE / DIALECT

The two prominent dialects spoken in the province are Kankana-ey and Ibaloi. Others speak Kalanguya, Karao, and Iowak. The majority speak fluent English.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

Agriculture, small and large scale mining, gold panning, silver craft/ brass wares, gift and toy making, strawberry production, livestock and poultry, tiger grass broom making production.

Rural industries include silver craft / brass wares, woodcraft, loom weaving, handmade paper decors and novelty items, garment knitting; sericulture and fruit vegetable processing such as strawberry jams, fruit jellies, candies, and preserves.

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  • BLOOMING HEARTS DAY

    Baguio City

    February 14

  • APAYAO PROVINCE FOUNDATION

    Apayao

    February 14

  • KALINGA PROVINCE FOUNDATION

    Kalinga

    February 14

  • PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY ALUMNI HOMECOMING

    PMA, Baguio City

    February 18- February 19

  • ADIVAY

    La Trinidad, Bengued

    February 25

  • PANAGBENGA - BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL

    Baguio City

    February 1 - March 6

  • COLOS FESTIVAL

    Barangay Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

    Feb. 12-14

  • Ullalim Festival (Kalinga Foundation Day)

    Tabuk City, Kalinga

    February 11-14

  • Colos Festival and Foundation Day Celebration

    Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

    February 12-14

  • Dapil Festival (Bangued Town Fiesta)

    Bangued, Abra

    February 20-25

  • ARYA! ABRA FESTIVAL (Bamboo rafting)

    Bangued, Abra

    March 07 - 11

  • STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

    La Trinidad, Benguet

    March 18 - April 9

  • Baguio Tourism, Trade and Jobs Fair

    Baguio City

    March 3-5

  • Say-am Festival

    Calanasan, Apayao

    March (no definite date)

  • Mt. Pulag Climb

    Kabayan, Benguet

    March (no definite date)

  • Anitap Festival

    Kapangan, Benguet

    March 17

  • ABRENIAN KAWAYAN FESTIVAL (Abra Foundation Day)

    Bangued, Abra

    March 6-9

  • Manchatchatong Festival

    Balbalan, Kalinga

    March 4-6

  • Timbac-Tabayok Quest

    Kabayan, Benguetmystic

    March (no definite date)

  • TUNGOH AD HUNGDUAN

    Hungduan, Ifugao

    April 16 -19

  • GOTAD AD HINGYON

    Hingyon Municipality, Ifugao

    April 21- April 24

  • GOTAD AD KIANGAN

    Kiangan, Ifugao

    April 23- April 25

  • KAFAGWAY

    Baguio City

    April 27

  • IMBAYAH FESTTIVAL

    Banaue, Ifugao

    April 25-29

  • SANTA CRUZAN IN BAGUIO

    Baguio City

    May 13-14

  • 1ST SAKUTING FESTIVAL

    Dolores, Abra

    May 5-7

  • LA TRINIDAD FOUNDATION DAY

    La Trinidad, Benguet

    June 12- June 16

  • INDEPENDENCE DAY (BAGUIO CITY)

    Baguio City

    June 12

  • GOTAD AD IFUGAO

    Lagawe, Ifugao

    June 14-28

  • MATAGOAN FESTIVAL

    Tabuk City, Kalinga

    June 24-26

  • PHIL-AM FRIENDSHIP DAY

    Baguio City

    July 4

  • EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL DAY

    Baguio City

    July 16

  • CORDILLERA DAY

    Baguio City/ CAR provinces

    July 15-30

  • LUMIN-AWA FESTIVAL

    Lubuagan, Kalinga

    August 18

  • BAGUIO CHARTER DAY/ BAGUIO TOURISM MONTH

    Baguio City

    September 1

  • VICTORY DAY

    Kiangan, Ifugao

    September 2

  • HOTEL, RESTAURANT and TOURISM WEEKEND

    Baguio Country Club and Atrium, SM City Baguio

    September 1-3

  • PMA FOUNDATION ANNIVERSAY

    Baguio City

    October 24

  • APO IRAYA FESTIVAL

    Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro

    October 23

  • TINGGUIAN FESTIVAL

    Bangued, Abra

    October (First week)

  • IRAYA FESTIVAL

    Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro

    October 23

  • BAGUIO ARTS FESTIVAL

    Baguio City

    November 18

  • CORDILLERA FESTIVAL

    Baguio City

    November 22

  • BENGUET FOUNDATION DAY

    Benguet

    November 23

  • BAGUIO TOSSED SALAD FESTIVAL

    Baguio City

    November 26-28

  • CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO

    Baguio City

    December 1- December 31

  • MINE SAFETY WEEK

    Baguio City

    December 1- December 7