Cassamata Hill Park

Bangued, Abra

Cassamata Hill National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the municipality of Bangued, Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region. The park covers an area of 57 hectares and was declared a protected area in 1974.

Its location in the southern limits of Bangued municipality by the Ilocos Sur-Abra road affords easy access to its residents. The hill itself is an e ...

asy climb via a winding road or on foot by concrete stairways.

Visitors are rewarded with panoramic views of the small town below as well as the whole expanse of the Abra River valley flanked by the Cordillera Central and Ilocos mountain ranges. The 990 meter tall Mount Banti Goolong (also called "Sleeping Beauty" mountain by locals) is especially impressive from Victoria Park located in the summit of the hill.

In addition to the park and mountain trails, Cassamata Hill also provides recreational facilities such as swimming pool, a hotel and an amphitheater. The park is also the site of a water reservoir and a shrine to the Virgin Mary.

Cassamata Hill National Park News

  • Casamata Hill National Park PAMB To Be More Resolved Of Its Role

    Casamata Hill National Park PAMB To Be More Resolved Of Its Role

    Members of the Casamata Hill National Park ??" Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) in Bangued , Abra have picked up some learnings from the Upper Agno River Basin Resource Reserve (UARBRR) ??" PAMB on asserting their role in the management of their protected areas.

    The CHNP-PAMB of Bangued visited and had interaction with their fellow PAMB of the UARBRR of Baguio City last May 11 to observe how the UARBRR-PAMB implement their policies over the protected areas under their care even with existing claimants prior to the proclamation of their PAMB.

    The role of the UAR ...

  • Casamata Hill Natl Park Board Braces For More Development Activities

    Casamata Hill Natl Park Board Braces For More Development Activities

    Members of the Casamata Hill National Park ??" Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) started organizing their working committees in order to better perform their functions as the policy-making body of the only national park in the province of Abra.

    Three committees were formed during the second quarter meeting. These are the Committee on Environmental Protection chaired by Director Isidro Vasquez with the Barangay Captains of Zone 5, Angad and Dangdangla as members; Committee on Ways and Means chaired by this writer with the provincial and municipal planning officers as members, and ...

  • Casamata Hill National Park in Bangued up for rehabilitation

    Casamata Hill National Park in Bangued up for rehabilitation

    Members of the Casamata Hill National Park-Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) are set to rejuvenate and maintain the reservation's ecological biodiversity.

    In their regular meeting last week, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera Director Ralph C. Pablo, also the PAMB chair, assured his support to the PAMB members in formulating policies and adopting programs and projects that would protect, conserve, and sustain the biodiversity of the CHNP, being the only place left to serve as Bangued's breathing space.

    The PAMB started establishing the delineation of the ...

  • PAMB to rejuvenate Casamata Hill National Park

    PAMB to rejuvenate Casamata Hill National Park

    Members of the Casamata Hill National Park ??" Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) are set to rejuvenate and maintain the ecological biodiversity of the Casamata Hill as Bangued's breathing ground.

    In their regular quarterly meeting last week following their oath taking, Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera Regional Director Ralph C. Pablo, PAMB chair, assured his support to all the initiatives of the PAMB members to carry out their functions of formulating policies and adapting programs and projects that would protect, conserve and sustain the biodiversity ...

  • Benguet environmental group hits DENR for allowing mining tenements inside watersheds

    Benguet environmental group hits DENR for allowing mining tenements inside watersheds

    While the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) eyes seven sites as protected areas, an environment group in Benguet scores the said office for allowing mining tenements on watersheds which are protected areas.

    In an interview, Pastor Vergel Aniceto, chairman of KAIABANG, said that the situation showed the double-bladed policy of the state which declared watershed and protected areas but allowed mining in the said areas. KAIABANG is a provincial alliance of community and sectoral organizations in Benguet where it (KAIABANG) is also the provincial chap ...

  • PAMB bats for delineation of Casamata Hill National Park

    PAMB bats for delineation of Casamata Hill National Park

    The Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) of the Casamata Hill National Park resolved to push for the delineation of the park's boundaries to preserve its biodiversity and to prevent further intrusion of illegal settlers.

    In its first quarterly meeting last week, the PAMB came up with a resolution requesting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environment Management Bureau to fast-track the approval of the Casamata Hill National Park map prepared by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority.

    The original area of the CHNP was116 hectares when it was declare ...