November 3, 2014

Parts Of Balili And Tawang, La Trinidad, Benguet

Rehabilitation Of The Baguio City Athletic Bowl

It's been a long time coming but it's good to finally see that the Baguio City Athletic Bowl is being rehabilitated. The bleachers are currently being upgraded and the oval itself has been dug up (don't know why).

Concerned individuals are questioning the pace and timing of the rehabilitation project. Baguio City will be hosting the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) meet in February next year. So the big question is will the project be completed by the time the sports events commence?

October 28, 2014

Picturesque Mt. Yangbaw (Or Mt. Jumbo To Some) In La Trinidad, Benguet

About two kilometers from the main highway that runs through the town of La Trinidad in Benguet is a series of rolling hills collectively referred to by people in the area as either Mount Yangbaw or Mount Jumbo. On top of the mountain, you can see a full view of the La Trinidad Valley below. Also seen from afar are portions of nearby Baguio City.

Mt. Jumbo is mostly grassy with just a few stunted pine trees dotting the area. It's a nice alternative for hikers who don't want to go far to climb a mountain. Coming from Tawang Central, getting to the top of the mountain can take about 30 minutes.

It's best to climb the mountain early in the morning or later in the afternoon as the heat can be rather harsh with the sun up high. The only shade in the area is a clump of small pine trees where a makeshift campfire is also located.