Lubuagan News

  • Day13 Thu 16 06 Sabangan To Sagada

    Today Distance: 22.8 km Total: 448.1 km
    Today weather: 24 - 32c Sunny
    Time on Bike: 3 hr 10 min
    Ave speed: 7.1 kmh Max :33.5 kmh
    Ave Climb: 6% Max :19%
    Trip Altitude: 657 m Max :1493 m
    Today spend: 675 php
    Total : 5068 php

    Today's ride started from Sabangan at 7.30am after my own cooked breakfast of instant noodles and coffee.The 100m bad gravel road after crossing the temporary red bridge over the Chico River,the road condition improves as I enjoy a 10km of rolling downhill winding along with the Chico River.

    My plan on taking the South Road from Balili to Sagada was abando ...

  • Bontoc Closes Dump Site Along Chico River

    Bontoc, Mt. Province's capital town which was earlier sued by Kalinga for its open dumpsite along the Chico River, has finally closed down the controversial garbage dump.

    Mayor Franklin Odsey on August 20 ordered the final closure of the open dumpsite at Matoytoy-ok, Barangay Caluttit in compliance with the order of the Court of Appeals.

    Odsey, who earlier belied reports of environmentalists in Kalinga and the petitioners of the Writ of Kalikasan that the open dump site is still open, has also re-organized the Municipal Solid Waste Management Board including the technical working group ...

  • Writ Of Kalikasan Potent Tool For Protecting Environment

    The writ of Kalikasan has become a powerful tool in protecting the environment, and the people of Cordillera are slowly realizing this.

    As a result, several petitions for the issuance of the writ have been filed in courts, said Environment and Natural Resources Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo.

    "There are so many culprits na pwede kasuhan," Pablo said, referring to the slew of Writ of Kalikasan cases filed in the region.

    The Writ of Kalikasan is a legal remedy to protect one's right to have a healthy environment.

    Pablo said the writ is a last resort in protecting the environ ...

  • Sagada Folk Close River Polluting Mine

    Village officials and elders from the eastern barangays of Sagada have closed down a refinery that, they said, had dumped cyanide-contaminated mine waste into a river that has fed centuries-old rice fields of the Kiltepan (Kilong-Antadao-Tetep-an) tribe.

    On July 7, the elders and officials of the barangays Kilong, Tetep-an Sur, Tetep-an Norte, and Antadao went to the small-scale mine in Pidlisan village, in the northern part of this town, imposed a fine, and closed a milling plant for the waste it was dumping into the river downstream.

    Barangay Captain Alas Bagsingit of Tetep-an Norte sa ...

  • Mercury Contamination Threatens Chico River

    Traces of mercury have been found in Chico River, one of the biggest river systems in the Cordilleras, threatening the health and livelihood of residents.

    Reports have blamed the mercury contamination on illegal small-scale mining operations in Kalinga's upland areas that indiscriminately dump wastes into the river.

    The Chico River, a major source of irrigation for farmlands in Kalinga and parts of Isabela and Cagayan, runs through Bontoc, the capital town of Mt. Province, down to Kalinga's Lubuagan–Tabuk–Pinukpuk area and the Tuao River in Cagayan before exiting into the sea in Apar ...

  • White Water Rafting Chico River

    Chico River has a length of 174.67 kilometers, a tributaries of Cagayan River that spans in the province of Ifugao, Benguet, Mountain Province and the whole Central Kalinga in the Philippines . White water rafting is more trilling and exciting during rainy season, where it has the most rainfall, that resulting higher water level.

    Before any trip, safety lecture is an important concern, conducted by Chico River Quest Inc., professional raft guide. The importance of safety devices such as the flotation devices and helmet. Proper position in the raft and proper handling of the paddle, the fo ...