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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Benguet
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest)
Density—219 per km² (36th highest)
Area: 2,599.4 km² (49th largest)
Languages: Kankanaey, Ibaloi, Kalanguya, Ilokano
Governor: Nestor B. Fongwan (Kampi)
Image:Ph_locator_map_benguet.png

Benguet is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Its capital is La Trinidad and borders, clockwise from the south, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, Mountain Province, Ifugao, and Nueva Vizcaya. Image File history File links Ph_seal_benguet. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and their provinces (click for larger version). ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ... To view the Ilokano edition of this Wikipedia article, select from the in other languages Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Political clans Other countriesAtlas  Politics Portal      The Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (KAMPI, formerly the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang... Image File history File links Ph_locator_map_benguet. ... Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Ilocos Sur Region: Ilocos Region (Region I) Capital: Vigan City Founded: 1572 Population: 2000 census—594,206 (41st largest) Density—230 per km² (34th highest) Area: 2,579. ... Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ...


Baguio City, a popular tourist destination in the country, is located in the interior of the province, however, the city is independent of the province. Nickname: Benguet Province map locating Baguio City Coordinates: , Country Region Province Benguet Barangays 129 Congressional Districts 1 Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909 Government  - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)  - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. ...

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People and culture

Natives (Residents)

Main article: Igorot

Cordillerano, or Cordilleran, is an unofficial and relatively recent term for the people of the hill tribes of Luzon, Philippines, who are residing in the Cordillera and Caraballo mountains. This term is an attempt at political correctness, since a current term, Igorot, has caused controversy due to its perceived negative stigma, which is incorrectly connected to backwardness and inferiority. Of the people in the Cordilleras, some Kalinga and Ifugao refuse to be called Igorot. On the other hand, most Igorot tribes, along with some Kalinga and Ifugao consider themselves as part of the Igorot people. But now a days, you can see that the igorot land is more productive and its people. Although, the igorots don't contribute much in higher politics they are found to be more passive followers and good citizens. However, if they are pushed your might find your body split into two. Comparing other tribes you can't even see them become prostitutes (see females who are engaging more on selling sex) or entertainers around the world. Igorot (pronounced ) is the general name for the people of the Cordillera region, in the Philippines island of Luzon. ...


Demographics

Based on the May 2000 census, Benguet has a total population of 330,129, which makes it the most populous province in the region. This figure is up by 16,296 from 313,833 persons recorded in the 1995 census, giving an annual growth rate of 1.09% during the 5-year period—much, much lower than the national average of 2.43%. If this growth rate were maintained, Benguet would double its population in approximately 64 years. 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in May, 2000. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The province registered at 63,123 households, an increase of 4,588 households over the 1990 figure. This gave an average household size of 5.2 persons, a little higher than the national average of 4.99.


Benguet is the homeland of several tribes, collectively referred to as the Igorot. Two of them, the Ibaloi in the southeast and the Kankana-ey in the northwest, are the dominant tribes of Benguet. In the 2000 census, 43% of the household population were Kankana-ey. About 29.2% were Ibaloi and 13.4% were Ilocano. Other ethnic groups included Ikalahan (3.7%) and Tagalog (2.4%). Igorot (pronounced ) is the general name for the people of the Cordillera region, in the Philippines island of Luzon. ... The Ibaloi or Nabaloi is an indigenous ethnic group found in the northern Philippines. ... Ilocos collectively refers to two provinces in the Philippines: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. ...


Languages

Most of the tribes in Benguet have their own languages or dialects. The Ibaloi tribe speak Ibaloy, which is similar to Pangasinan. The Kankana-ey tribe speak have their own language, which is related to the Bontoc language. Many inhabitants also speak Ilokano, Tagalog, and English for trade and commerce. Now a days, because of working abroad some can even speak chinese, japanese, korean, etc. which shows that they are globally interacting. The Pangasinan language (Pangasinan: salitan Pangasinan; Spanish: idioma pangasinense) belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian languages branch of the Austronesian languages family. ... Bontoc is a language of the Philippines. ... To view the Ilokano edition of this Wikipedia article, select from the in other languages Ilokano (variants: Ilocano, Iluko, Iloco, and Iloko) is the third most-spoken language of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The SIL Ethnologue database [1] classifies the tribal languages under the South-Central Cordilleran branch. Nabaloy (named in the database as Ibaloi) is part of the Southern Cordilleran branch which also includes Pangasinense. The Kankana-ey language (named in the database as Kankanaey) is under the Central Cordilleran branch, which also includes Bontoc and Ifugao. Ethnologue: Languages of the World is a web and print publication of SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), a Christian linguistic service organization which studies lesser-known languages primarily to provide the speakers with Bibles in their native language. ...


Economy

Agriculture, mining, and tourism are the major industries in Benguet. Because of its temperate climate high in the mountains, Benguet is an ideal place for producing vegetables. Benguet is often called the Salad Bowl of the Philippines. During February 2007, Benguet suffered crop damage due to freezing temperatures in the area, reaching as low as 5 Celsius and even lower in some areas, and important crops like cabbages were damaged. Major crops include potatoes, Baguio beans, peas, strawberries, cabbage, lettuce, and carrots. Other agricultural-related activities are monggo processing, fruit preservation, peanut brittle manufacturing, broom making, basket weaving, and flower growing. Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Potato (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Species 20+ species; see text The strawberry (Fragaria) is a genus of plants in the family Rosaceae and the fruit of these plants. ... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Binomial name L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Binomial name L. Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Peanut brittle is a popular hard candy made of peanuts and syrup. ... Look up flower in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Mining is another major industry of Benguet, which is one of the country's leading gold producers. Other mineral deposits are silver, copper, pyrite, and limestone. Silversmithing is a large industry in Benguet, and many entrepreneurs sell silverworks at lower prices in Baguio City, compared to Manila. GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, is iron sulfide, FeS2. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... Nickname: Benguet Province map locating Baguio City Coordinates: , Country Region Province Benguet Barangays 129 Congressional Districts 1 Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909 Government  - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)  - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. ... Nickname: Motto: Linisin Ikarangal Maynila Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Manila Coordinates: 14°35 N 121° E Country Region Districts 1st to 6th districts of Manila Barangays 897 Incorporated (city) June 10, 1574 Government  - Mayor Alfredo Lim (2007-2010; GO)  - Vice Mayor Isko Moreno (AM/PDP-Laban...


The presence of Baguio City in Benguet draws a large number of tourists from the lowlands. Often, people who go to Baguio also explore the province, especially the strawberry and vegetable plantations in La Trinidad. (See also the Tourist Attractions section below.) La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ...


University

  • The Benguet State University is the only university of Benguet. This university is located in La Trinidad Benguet. The university has 9 colleges (Including the Graduate School)

The 9 Colleges are:

  • The College of Agriculture
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Engineering and Applied Technology
  • The College of Forestry
  • The College of Home Economics and Technology
  • The College of Nursing
  • The College of Teacher Education
  • The College of Veterinary Medecine
  • The Graduate School

For info visit this website at www.bsu.edu.ph (By Dion Daniels Literato)


Geography

Political

Benguet is subdivided into 13 municipalities and contains Baguio City. Baguio City used to be part of the province but became independent, when the city's charter was made. However, for statistical convenience, Baguio City is informally considered a part of Benguet, especially in census data or when Baguio City is chosen as a location for Benguet provincial offices, due to its proximity/location. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... Nickname: Benguet Province map locating Baguio City Coordinates: , Country Region Province Benguet Barangays 129 Congressional Districts 1 Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909 Government  - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)  - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. ...


Municipalities

Atok is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bakun is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bokod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Buguias is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kabayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kapangan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kibungan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ... Mankayan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Sablan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tuba is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tublay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ...

Tourist Attractions

While Baguio City is not officially part of Benguet, its location provides additional income in form of tourism for the province. Some of the interesting places are, Kennon Road, Binga Hydroelectic Plant, strawberry and flower farms in La Trinidad, Ambuklao Dam, and Palina and Naguey rice terraces. Nickname: Benguet Province map locating Baguio City Coordinates: , Country Region Province Benguet Barangays 129 Congressional Districts 1 Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909 Government  - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)  - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. ... Kennon Road connects Baguio City with the town of Rosario, La Union in the Philippines. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ...


History

Early History. The mountainous area now covered by Benguet is home to several native tribes which are collectively known as the Igorot. Two of these, the Ibaloi and the Kankana-ey, are dominant tribes of the area. Many of these tribes are believed by Filipino anthropologists to be of Malay descent. Before the arrival of the Spanish colonizers these tribes had a flourishing trade with the lowlanders such as the Ilocanos and the Pangasinenses. Igorot (pronounced ) is the general name for the people of the Cordillera region, in the Philippines island of Luzon. ... The Ibaloi or Nabaloi is an indigenous ethnic group found in the northern Philippines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ilocos collectively refers to two provinces in the Philippines: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Spanish Period. When the Spanish arrived, they attempted to colonize the highlands, having heard of the rich gold mines in the mountains. In 1572, Juan de Salcedo led a small expedition into southern Benguet, but the natives forced them to retreat. The first major expedition into the mountains occurred in 1620, when Spanish explorers went into the La Trinidad Valley and briefly controlled some Igorot gold mines, which were later abandoned after a few years. January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... Juan de Salcedo (b. ... Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In the 1800s, the Spanish colonizers made more serious attempts at conquering the highlands. The first expeditions were done under the leadership of Col. Guillermo Galvey and it succeeded in establishing presence in the La Trinidad Valley, which he named after his wife.


This area later became a district of the new province of La Union in 1846. Eight years later, in 1854, Benguet became a separate comandancia politico-militar. Parts of the present province were established as component territories of other comandancias such as Lepanto, and Amburayan. La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


American Period. When the Americans took control of the Philippines, they established local civil governments in many parts of the country. In Benguet, the civil government was established on Nevember 23, 1900 by virtue of Act No. 49. H.P. Whitmarsh, a Canadian journalist, was appointed as the first governor of Benguet.


The Americans then established the Mountain Province on August 18, 1908, with the enactment of Act No. 1876. Benguet, along with Amburayan, Apayao, Bontoc, Ifugao, Kalinga, and Lepanto, became sub-provinces of this new province. Later on, Baguio became a chartered city in 1909. Then in 1920, Benguet absorbed the sub-provinces of Amburayan and Lepanto. Mountain Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Apayao Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: Kabugao Founded: February 14, 1995 Population: 2000 census—97,129 (4th smallest) Density—25 per km² (lowest) Area: 3,927. ... Ifugao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Kalinga is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Nickname: Benguet Province map locating Baguio City Coordinates: , Country Region Province Benguet Barangays 129 Congressional Districts 1 Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909 Government  - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)  - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...


In the 1930s, mining companies were started to mine the gold deposits in the area. This brought it jobs and many lowlanders migrated to Benguet, especially in towns surrounding the mines, such as Itogon. Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ...


World War II. During World War II, Igorot guerrillas and the Filipino-American forces fought battles with Japanese soldiers during the final days of the war in 1945. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Post-war Era. On June 18, 1966, The huge Mountain Province was split into four provinces with the enactment of Republic Act No. 4695. The four provinces were Benguet, Mountain Province, Kalinga-Apayao and Ifugao. Benguet became one of the provinces of the Ilocos Region. is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Republic Acts are laws in the Philippines, created by the Congress and signed by the president. ... Kalinga-Apayao used to be a province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. ... Region 1 of the Philippines is located in the northwestern part of Luzon. ...


On July 15, 1987, the Cordillera Administrative Region was established and Benguet was made one of its provinces. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ...


External links

  • The Official Website of the Provincial Government of Benguet
  • BIBAK.net Online Community (www.bibak.org)

Coordinates: 16°30′N, 120°40′E Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... Atok is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bakun is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bokod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Buguias is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kabayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kapangan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kibungan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ... Mankayan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Sablan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tuba is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tublay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... 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BENGUET farmers were assured anew of government’s support against the entry of smuggled agricultural commodities, a problem that’s been besetting the local vegetable industry the past several years.
PNP chief Director General Avelino Razon’s no-nonsense anti-jueteng campaign in Baguio and Benguet is no match for the new and powerful jueteng operator now raking in millions of pesos daily in the areas.A source said Razon could have been led to believe that police were winning the war against the illegal numbers game.
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: In support of the government’s call for sustainable and responsible mining, the Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. launched an information-education campaign for the formulation of a final mine rehabilitation-decom­missioning plan (FMR-DP).
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