Banaue Rice Terraces

Banaue, Ifugao

The five clusters inscribed as part of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are Batad, Bangaan, Hungduan, Mayoyao Central and Nagacadan. Batad and Bangaan are under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Banaue but are not referred to as the Banaue Rice Terraces.

The Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were named as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO World Herit ...

age Centre in 1995. It has passed by UNESCO's standards due to the blending of the physical, socio-cultural, economic, religious, and political environment as a living cultural landscape.

The Ifugao Rice Terraces have also been inscribed in the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001 as the dangers of deforestation and climate change threatens to destroy the terraces. Another contributing factor is globalization where the younger generations of the Ifugaos have recently had the opportunity to gain access to media and education, most of the younger Ifugaos have opted to come to the capital for work instead of the traditional farming tradition.

The Philippines sought danger listing as a way to raise national and international support and cooperation in the preservation of the heritage site.

In 2012, UNESCO has removed the Rice Terraces from the list in recognition of the success of the Philippines in improving its conservation.

Banaue Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras News

  • Composition Competition Centers On The Banaue Terraces

    Composition Competition Centers On The Banaue Terraces

    On top of giving breaks to talented composers from all over the world, the Banaue International Music Composition Competition is but one of many activities aimed to call attention to the plight of the Banaue Rice Terraces and how to restore it optimally.

    The 2,000-year-old terraces that were carved into the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by the ancestors of the indigenous people are considered to be the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World. But in an interview with Dr. Milagros O. How, the mother of TOFARM and the brain of Banaue Rice Terraces Restoration Project, it seems this nation ...

  • Search For Banaue Music For Symphony Orchestra On

    Search For Banaue Music For Symphony Orchestra On

    How many among us have dreamed of seeing the world heritage treasure, the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Cordillera Autonomous Region and had this dream fulfilled? The terraces were immortalized by National Artist Gerardo de Leon in the movie Banawe: Stairway to the Sky, and the image was on the P1,000 bill issued in 1991 and on the P20 bill released on 2010.

    Businesswoman Dr. Milagros How of International Harvester was one such dreamer but by divine design, she says she got to travel to Banaue and fell in love with the terraces. She also met the mayor, civil engineer Jerry U. Dilipog who like ...

  • Into The Philippine Wild

    Into The Philippine Wild

    Growing up, I read so much about the world outside. I never really ever dreamed of editing a travel magazine, even when I was already entertaining thoughts of doing magazine work. I did read a lot of Life and The National Geographic, maybe some Travel + Leisure, but it was the lifestyle magazines I got hooked on, whether it was Vanity Fair or Vogue. To follow, say, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor as they roamed the world, lingering at the cafes they frequented, the hotels they stayed in, the ballrooms they waltzed into, the homes they lived in, was the kind of travel that caught my fancy.

    G ...

  • Journey To Buscalan A Glimpse Of Banaue Rice Terraces

    Journey To Buscalan A Glimpse Of Banaue Rice Terraces

    Finally, I decided to conquer my fear and joined a Buscalan tour last year. It has always been a goal for me to have a tattoo and I want no one but Whang Od to ink me. It was seemingly impossible at first as I know how far and challenging it is to reach the small village of Buscalan in Kalinga. However, when I was invited by a group to join them in their Buscalan Tour which is also an outreach program, I did not hesitate at all and grab that opportunity.

  • Ifugao Town Holds Boge Ad Viewpoint

    About a hundred individuals from government and non-government organizations joined the ceremonial "Boge ad Viewpoint" (rice planting) held at the Aguian view deck at barangay Viewpoint.

    The annual event that signals the start of planting season in this municipality is organized by the local government unit of Banaue, and barangay Viewpoint in collaboration with Universal Harvester Inc. (UHI) and rice terraces restoration volunteers in the community.

    Mayor Jerry Dalipog explained that the Boge ad Viewpoint is part of the many endeavors that the LGU is conducting to promote the tourism in ...

  • Roadtrip Ifugao - Mt Province, Benguet

    Roadtrip Ifugao - Mt Province, Benguet

    Long before the advent of social media, going to the inner municipalities of Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Benguet requires extensive research, patience, and luck. Today, one can easily visit these places simply by availing tour packages offered by different travel companies online.