Ampucao – Philex Ridge (Benguet, PH)

No Juan Is An Island

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.” –   John Muir

Itogon – a mountainous municipality of Benguet known to be the hub of various big mining companies like the Benguet Corporation, Philex Mining Company, Atok Gold, and the Itogon-Suyoc Mining Company.

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Other than the mining business, this town near Baguio City is also known for the Binga Dam – a hydroelectric plant that supplies electricity to the northern part of Luzon. These man-made infrastructures have over-shadowed the natural attractions of this chilly town. For the past years though, some of these potential wonders have been slowly getting into the tourism limelight.

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There’s Mount Ugo – a hiking destination that has become a favorite from among mountain enthusiasts; the hot springs and…

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