Let’s continue welcoming the new year and let’s be somewhat literal about it 🙂 Here are pictures of the welcome arches that are usually the first things you see when you enter the Cordillera provinces. Unfortunately, we can’t find photos for Benguet and Kalinga; I know they have welcome arches but no one took the trouble of photographing them and uploading them to the web. Well, we will include said missing welcome arches once we come across pictures of them in the future.
ABRA: The Abra welcome arch, probably the best one in the Cordilleras.
APAYAO: The Apayao welcome arch in Luna, Apayao (I think).
BAGUIO: This somewhat uninspired (he he..) welcome sign is right in the center of Baguio City.
IFUGAO: The Ifugao welcome arch somewhere in, well, Ifugao. Sorry, I’ve no idea where. Maybe the Ifugao-Nueva Vizcaya boundary?
MT. PROVINCE: The Mt. Province welcome arch in Bauko, right near the Benguet-Mt. Province boundary.
UPDATE: Here’s a Benguet welcome sign courtesy of BIBAK-San Diego. It is located at the Benguet-La-Union boundary.
SOMEWHAT RELATED POSTS: Review of Local Government Websites; Look, Your Congressman is Working. PHOTO CREDITS: The Batch 2006 website (for the Baguio, Ifugao, and Mt. Province photos); the Department of Tourism (for the Abra and Apayao pictures); and BIBAK-San Diego for the Benguet picture.