Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Benguet Province within Region XIV-CAR in the Republic of The Philippines
Atok | Bakun | Bokod | Buguias | Itogon | Kabayan | Kapangan | Kibungan | La Trinidad (Capital) | Mankayan | Sablan | Tuba | Tublay
Cities in the province of Benguet: Baguio City
Seal of Itogon
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Benguet Province within The Philippines
Municipal Hall Building of Itogon
- Itogon has a total of 9 barangays
- Registered Voters of Itogon as of (2010) = 24,788
- Itogon is in the "2nd" Voting Congressional District of Benguet.
- Population of Itogon (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 48,778
- Land Area of Itogon (as of 2007, in hectares) = 44,973
- Itogon is a 1st class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Itogon is in the Benguet province and within Region_XIV in the Northern part of the island of luzon – Cordillera Administrative Region
Geography of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
Itogon Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 44,973
Location of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
History of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
The beginning of Itogon
People of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
- Itogon Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 48,778
- Itogon Registered Voters (2009) = 24,788
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 Itogon for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Itogon: PALANGDAN, VICTORIO INDEPENDENT
- Vice Mayor of Itogon : CARANTES, ADRIANO JR. INDEPENDENT
- Councilors of Itogon:
- WACLIN, BERNARD (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 10330 10.76%
- FIANZA, ALEXANDER INDEPENDENT 9783 10.19%
- GALUTAN, JOHNNY INDEPENDENT 9596 10.00%
- GALIEGA, ANNIE INDEPENDENT 8258 8.60%
- PACIO, NORBERTO (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 8049 8.39%
- BAHINGAWAN, ARNEL INDEPENDENT 7610 7.93%
- GODIO, DAX INDEPENDENT 6984 7.28%
- DEPAYSO, FLORDELIZA INDEPENDENT 6054 6.31%
Elected officials of Itogon for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Itogon: Oscar Maingpes Camantiles
- Vice Mayor of Itogon : Noel Gabao Ngolob
- Councilors of Itogon:
Barangays Elected Officials of Itogon, Benguet
Businesses in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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Real Estate for Sale or lease in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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Schools in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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Economy of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Itogon, Benguet, 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.
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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 Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
- source: Benguet LGU
- ASIN HOT SPRING
It is a potential natural attraction found in Dalupirip. It is located along Agno River. The hot spring is an ideal destination for the weary tourists and travelers. The place is ideal for picnicking, swimming, and steam bathing. The site can be reached on foot in less than an hour from the Barangay Center of Dalupirip.
- MONGSO CAVE
It is a potential natural attraction found in Dalupirip. This cave is recommended for spelunkers.
- BIDAWAN (AVE MARIA) MOUNTAIN
It is a potential natural attraction found in Poblacion. With its picturesque scenic view, it is a perfect place for trekking moreover, the grotto of ‘’Ave Maria’’ located along the way is an added attraction.
- DAYNET CAMPSITE
It is a potential natural attraction found in Ampucao. It is a perfect place for camping, trekking and nature communing. The trail, indeed, offers a glimpse of the newly constructed San Roque Multi-purpose Dam.
- MT. UGO
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Tinongdan. It is about 2,150 meters above sea level. Due to its high altitude, it is often shrouded with clouds. The mountain is remarkable because there are at least three aircrafts (UC45 CAB in 1960’s, PAL in 1987, & 1 helicopter) crashed on the site. Moreover, ‘’Lowaks’’, a tribe who contributes much in locating the ill- fated planes, can be found in the area. It is strongly recommended for the mountain trekkers and climbers.
The mountain is fast gaining popularity as an alternate destination of the mountain trekkers and climbers next to Mt. Pulag.
It is accessible in three-ways: first is taking PUB up to the junction of Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya then hiking through the town for about 2 ½ hours; second, is taking up a PUJ to barangay Tinongdan, Itogon then continuing on foot for about 5 hours; and third, scaling from barangay Dalupirip and a number of mountain for 5 hours.
- SUYOK FALLS
It is a potential natural attraction found in Dalupirip. It is about 30 meters high and serves as the primary water source of the rice fields on the area.
Aside from a good scenic view, the falls is also a good place to reinvigorate strength. The falls’ base offers a perfect place for bathing and swimming.
The place is about half kilometer far from Asin Hot Spring; however it will only take for about an hour hike from Barangay Dalupirip.
- MT. MARIKIT
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Tinongdan. This extraordinary mountain offers diverse opportunities such as trekking, site seeing, camping and mountain climbing. The winding uphill and downhill, hanging footbridges and captivating waterfalls are just few among the views and experiences the mountain offers. Moreover, some of the additional attractions found along the way are the Adashu burial cave, Ambasa cave and the Baloy hot spring.
The place can be reached in two routes; from barangay Dalupirip going to the place which is about 1-2 hours hike or from Tinongdan to the place which is 12 kilometers far or is about 4 hours hike.
- AGNO RIVER
It is an emerging natural attraction found in Buguias., Bokod and Itogon. The headwaters coming from Buguias and Kabayan municipalities provide the water to Ambuklao and Binga Hydroelectric Power Plants. The river traverses barangas Dalupirip and Tinongdan of Itogon, where it winds up at the San Roque Dam and San Manuel, Pangasinan.
The river is ideal for all water-based activities like rafting, fishing, canoeing and swimming. Tourists may catch tilapia, carp, eel and other fresh water fishes, provided fishing is done legally.
Depending on which part of the river to go to, the portion in Tinongdan and Dalupirip, Itogon is about 2-hours ride from Baguio City. To go to the Buguias area will take about 4-hour ride.
- SALAPSAP CREEK
It is a potential natural attraction found in Dalupirip. This creek is a favorite destination of the locals in view of the fact that it if an ideal place for swimming, bathing, fishing, hunting and picnicking.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Itogon, Benguet, Philippines
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Itogon, Benguet, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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