Palina Rice Terraces

Kibungan, Benguet

The Palina Rice Terraces are located in Barangay Palina, Kibungan, Benguet at the foot of Mt. Kilkili, believed to be a former volcano because of its conical shape. Constructed following a century-old system of rice terraces built with stone walls and neatly arranged one after the other. The rice terraces are at their best in December and June when the rice paddies turn golden yellow, near harvest ...

time. The Palina rice terraces is known as the municipality's rice granary.

Palina Rice Terraces News

  • Large scale mining to be banned in Kibungan

    Large scale mining to be banned in Kibungan

    The House Committee on Natural Resources has given the green light to declare the municipality of Kibungan, Benguet a mining-free zone.

    The House panel, chaired by Rep. Francisco T. Matugas, has approved and endorsed plenary passage of HB 5957, as contained in Committee Report 808, in substitution of the original HB 5475, principally authored by Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan.

    HB 5957 is entitled "An Act declaring the Municipality of Kibungan, Benguet a large-scale mining-free zone and providing penalties for violations thereof."

    "Large-scale mining causes ground sinking, various illnesses du ...

  • House committee OKs Benguet anti mining bill

    House committee OKs Benguet anti mining bill

    The House Committee on Natural Resources has given the green light to declare the municipality of Kibungan in Benguet province a mining-free zone.

    The House panel, chaired by Surigao del Norte Cong. Francisco Matugas, has approved and endorsed HB 5957 or "An Act declaring the Municipality of Kibungan, Benguet a large-scale mining-free zone and providing penalties for violations thereof."

    "Large-scale mining causes ground sinking, various illnesses due to pollution and dangerous chemicals used and produced in the mining process, depletion of water resources, and destruction of the environ ...

  • PNoy pressed to bar mining in Kibungan

    PNoy pressed to bar mining in Kibungan

    President Benigno Aquino III has been asked to exempt Kibungan, Benguet from large-scale mining operation to enable the town to protect its ancestral domain that consists mainly of prime agricultural lands.

    "It is fear of the destructive effects of large-scale mining that communities in Kibungan are seeking for the exemption," said Benguet Board Member Florence B. Tingbaoen.

    The exemption was sought by the town's indigenous people's organization in a petition addressed to the President. The municipal council of Kibungan has endorsed the petition to the office of Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan an ...

  • Benguet

    Home of the Igorots, this is a mountainous place that is good for a retreat, nature-tripping, or mountain-climbing. It was once just a part of the enormous Mountain Province. Eventually, Mountain Province was divided into four provinces and one of those provinces is Benguet. Lately, the term Igorots used to describe the tribes living in this area was changed to a more politically-correct term, the Cordillerans. What's amazing is that Cordillerans live in the mountains, but are very well-educated and very fluent in English. Baguio City used to be a part of the province but eventually became an ...

  • Gaze at the Alluring Beauty of Benguet

    Gaze at the Alluring Beauty of Benguet

    The people of the province of Benguet have held their culture and traditions close to their hearts even with the passing of the ages, and by staying true to their beliefs they have kept their unique way of life alive. Benguet remains a fascinating and exotic place that draws thousands of visitors year after year.

    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.

    Baguio, a popular tourist dest ...

  • Visit Switzerland in Benguet

    Visit Switzerland in Benguet

    It is currently so cold in La Trinidad Valley that frost covers almost everything including its crops. While it is a problem for vegetable growers, the frost will be novelty for low landers. Visitors can enjoy the frost until end of next month in what is now known as the "Switzerland of Benguet". People said children could leave water and sugar out overnight and make icicles.

    Vacationists frequent the valley during summer to enjoy mountain climbing strawberry picking or a cold splash at Colorado Falls in Tuba, one of the favorite sites of Baguio residents.

    This time, the frost will provi ...