June 17, 2024

There are still no tourism activities open to the public in Bokod and Kibungan in Benguet.
Kibungan Mayor Cesar Molitas recently issued an advisory stating all tourism activities in the municipality are temporarily suspended until further notice.
This was following the reports received by their office that there are event organizers who have planned hiking events in Barangay Tacadang.
In Bokod, the Municipal Tourism Office also issued a notice that Mount Purgatory is still closed to tourists but is open to residents only.
The municipality is still validating its tourism sites in preparation for its eventual opening to the public.
However, some areas in Bokod are open to the public such as its picnic areas and swimming pools provided that visitors are fully vaccinated and observe minimum health standards.
Provincial Tourism Officer Eleazar Carias said Bakun is the latest municipality that opened for tourism jump started by the Mt. Tenglawan trail hike last April 11.
Mt. Tenglawan, known as the “home of the god Insaking” is located in Barangay Sinacbat and open for same day visitors, according to the Municipal Tourism Council.
In Tublay, Mayor Armand Lauro said the town’s tourism sites are open to tourists.
Open tourist sites are the Tuel hotspring, Bayokbok falls, Bengaongao and Paterno caves, Ahonda rock climbing area, Mt. Pokgong, Polig lemon picking farm, Spanish trail in Barangay Basil, and Winaca Eco-Cultural Village, among other spots.
He said, however, that due to the rains some sites especially the Bayokbok Falls and the Bengaongao and Paterno caves will be closed. This is due to the rising water levels in the river. – Ofelia C. Empian