Amburayan River

Sudipen, La Union

The Amburayan River serves as boundary of La Union and Ilocos Sur which also serves as additional source of income for the people of Sudipen.

Amburayan River News

  • DENR Places Three River Systems Under Close Watch

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has designated three river systems serving as natural sources of irrigation water as water quality management areas (WQMAs) for their crucial role in agriculture and food production.

    These are the Upper Amburayan River System in Benguet, Lower Amburayan River System in Ilocos Sur and La Union, and Dupong-Matlang-Merida River System in Leyte.

    Roy Cimatu, DENR secretary, said the river systems will now be closely monitored by authorities to ensure their water quality comply with the standards set in the Philippine Clean Water Act o ...

  • Feature Alilem A New And Developing Tourist Haven

    The town of Alilem is becoming a tourist drawer and adds to many reasons why people must visit Ilocos Sur province.

    Alilem, a fourth-class municipality with a population of seven thousand people speaking the Iloco language and kankanaey dialects, is now pushing for travel and tourism development to bring in various economic activities in the town.

    It is mainly an agricultural community inundated by the Amburayan River which can be reached from municipality of Sudipen by an exhilarating jeepney or single motorbike ride in 30 minutes.

    Vast rice fields greet visitors in this simple but b ...

  • La Union Towns Recognized For Best Environmental Practices

    La Union Towns Recognized For Best Environmental Practices

    The municipalities of Balaoan and Santol emerged as champions of the 2016 Provincial Search for Cleanest, Safest, and Greenest Municipality, for the categories of 1st to 3rd class municipalities and 4th to 5th class municipalities, respectively.

    Organized by the Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Ilocos, the search aims to mobilize all sectors of the society in transforming and helping their communities into clean, safe and green areas and promote a venue for people's participation in community development efforts.

    Balaoan boasts of a water treatment facility in the public marke ...

  • Hidden Rice Terraces Of Atok

    Naguey Rice Terraces is a potential man-made attraction of the municipality of Atok, Benguet. It was built by the community's ancestors and is located near Amburayan River.

  • Dont Sit Like A Frog Sit Like A King

    Dont Sit Like A Frog Sit Like A King

    Day 1

    After nearly nine hours on the trail, we finally arrive in Les-eng. One is tired and can't wait to just lie down and recover some sleep lost to driving from Bulacan to Baguio. The other just wants to wash up maybe for lack of anything else to do. I, on the other hand, am just anxious that the only store in the village won't open tonight.

    Paul was the first to wash up using the stored water in the daycare center and Jepoi was busy unpacking. Meanwhile, I was asking Manong Elio for directions to our destination the following morning while securing pans and pots for the night's meal. ...

  • Amburayan River Bats For WQMA Status

    Amburayan River Bats For WQMA Status

    The Benguet Provincial Board, through Board Member Jim Botiwey, has filed a resolution to recommend to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau the designation of the Amburayan River system as a Water Quality Management Area (WQMA).

    Botiwey, in the proposed resolution, said "the present state of the river requires protection and management actions by local government units and various stakeholders located within the watershed."

    The Amburayan River and its tributaries and watershed include areas in the municipality of Tublay, Kapangan, Ki ...