LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Philippines Mt. Pulag is among the areas to be declared as heritage sites under an ordinance set for approval by the provincial board of Benguet.
The proposed measure, which was authored by board members Blas Dalus and Robert Namoro, was recently approved on second reading. It seeks to identify, preserve and protect all heritage sites in the province.
"There are heritage sites in the province of Benguet which are yet to be identified and validated by the provincial tourism office," the proposed ordinance stated.
Mt. Pulag, which straddles the provinces of Benguet, Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya, is the second highest mountain in the country. It is a favorite trekking destination because of the breathtaking view of the sunrise amid a sea of clouds at its peak.
Also being considered as heritage sites are the Apo Anno Cave, where the mummy of the legendary Apo Anno was interred Mt. Ugo, a favorite hiking destination Domolpos, another mummy cave, and the Aran Cave.
Namoro said local officials and concerned agencies are identifying more heritage sites in the province.