Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
Barangays of Bontoc in the Mountain province of the Philippines
Alab Oriente • Alab Proper • Balili • Bayyo • Bontoc Ili • Calutit • Caneo • Dalican • Gonogon • Guinaang • Mainit • Maligcong • Poblacion (Bontoc) • Samoki • Talubin • Tocucan
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List of Municipalities in the Mountain Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Barlig || Bauko || Besao || Bontoc (Capital) || Natonin || Paracelis || Sabangan || Sadanga || Sagada || Tadian
Cities in the Mountain Province: None
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Bontoc, Mountain Province Official Seal
Bontoc, Mountain Province
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Mountain Province within The Philippines
Bontoc, Mountain Province Municipal Hall
Bontoc, Mountain Province Town Hall
Hillside community of Bontoc, Mountain
Geography of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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.
The highest elevation in the municipality is found in Mount Kalawitan, barangay Bayyo with an elevation of 2, 714 meters above sea level (ASL) located at the southern part of the municipality while the lowest is in barangay Tocucan with an elevation of 800 meters (ASL) where all major rivers and creeks drain eastward. (this article verbatim from: http://www.nerbac-car.ph/
Location of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
Bontoc is the capital town of Mountain Province with a total land area of approximately 39,610 hectares. It is located at the heart of the province with mean coordinates of 17o 05’ latitude and 120o 56’ longitude. The Municipality is bounded on the north by municipality of Tubo, Abra: on the northeast by Municipality of Sadanga, on the east by municipality of Barlig: on the south by municipality of Banaue and Hungduan, Ifugao; on the southwest by Sabangan, Mountain Province and on the west by Sagada, and Besao, Mountain Province, and is 146 kilometers away from Baguio City.
History of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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). (this article verbatim from: http://www.visitmyphilippines.com/
People of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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.
Local Government Unit LGU of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Bontoc for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Bontoc: ODSEY, FRANKLIN - INDEPENDENT
- Vice-Mayor of Bontoc: PUMA-AT, PETER - INDEPENDENT
- Councilors of Bontoc:
- KABLUYEN, EUSEBIO INDEPENDENT 4242 8.46%
- PELEW, JOHN INDEPENDENT 3532 7.05%
- AWICHEN, ALFREDO INDEPENDENT 3138 6.26%
- PATINGAN, SANNY INDEPENDENT 2769 5.52%
- TUDLONG, JEROME JR. INDEPENDENT 2682 5.35%
- KALANG-AD, MARIO INDEPENDENT 2667 5.32%
- PADNGARAN, WILBERT (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 2649 5.29%
- MIRANDA, CONSTANCIO INDEPENDENT 2630 5.25%
- Elected officials of Bontoc for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Bontoc: Pascual Anector Sacgaca
- Vice-Mayor of Bontoc: William Ana-ao Aspilan
- Councilors of Bontoc:
Barangay Elected Officials of Bontoc, Mountain Province
Businesses in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Real Estate for Sale in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Schools in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Economy of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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Your Story about Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines
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