Move Over Sagada and Banaue. Here Comes Balbalasang!

As most of us know, Sagada and Banaue/Batad are the Cordillera Region’s top tourist attractions. Well, Baguio is actually the prime destination but it is overrated and it is a messy mess. Tourists going to Baguio would be better off going to Sagada or Banaue or other Cordillera towns such as, say, Balbalasang in Kalinga.

Well, I’ve not been there yet but this article by Art Fuentes from the Haribon website has awakened the travel bug in me. I’m tempted to shove my clothes in my backpack and to head over to Balbalasang. But maybe I’ll wait first for an invitation from our kailians in Balbalasang who would be kind enough to invite me, ha ha. I’m shamelessly fishing for an invitation eh? Well, Art Fuentes says Balbalasang reminded him of the Lord of the Rings and I’m a big Lord of the Rings fan. I’m not sure I can ever go to New Zealand where the movie was shot so I’ll visit any place that looks like it. Continue reading

Cordillera Roundup

DENR’s schizophrenia: It’s right hand says, “My God the mountains are balding. We should protect them.” But its left hand says, “Come foreign mining companies. Come to the Cordilleras and rape our mountains.” Heck! The DENR is as confused (sick?) as Gollum.

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