Cordillera Road Trip

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through the Cordillera mountains

Some photos I took on a road trip with my brother on the first week of January 2009, as we traveled at the mountainous region (Cordillera mountain range)in northern Philippines(Luzon). We came from Nueva Vizcaya and drove through Kayapa, passing through Ambuklao Dam, going up further to Baguio City, then down to Tarlac Province in central Luzon where I dropped my brother off then resumed my trip to Manila. The climate is quite cold in that area(from 10-20 degrees celsius),the coldest part in the country during the months of December, january, and Feb. the region is where you find the famed Banaue Rice Terraces, Baguio City(summer capital of the Phils.), the gold mines of Philex and Benguet Corp., and the biggest facility of Texas Instruments.....
ted332 says:
I didn't see a new road being constructed. It was quite disturbing to see all the trees gone... the effect of open pit and uderground mining.No rehabilitation of mined out areas. The Cordillera is a rich and beautiful land plundered by the ruling elite and foreign capitalists. Billions of dollars in profit are raked in from the gold, copper, and timber from this land, yet Benguet is one of the poorest provinces of the country.
Posted on: Aug 05, 2009
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through the Cordillera mountains
through the Cordillera mountains
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top lake view
top lake view
where are all the trees? tsk tsk..…
where are all the trees? tsk tsk.…
standing by the lake on a chilly m…
standing by the lake on a chilly …
Ambuklao, Benguet
Ambuklao, Benguet
blue, then green...
blue, then green...
Ambuklao Lake
Ambuklao Lake
chilly lake
chilly lake
Ambuklao Dam spillway
Ambuklao Dam spillway
tilapia
tilapia
going down to Manila via Kennon Ro…
going down to Manila via Kennon R…
The best shot I could get of the l…
The best shot I could get of the …
almost missed it...car was movin f…
almost missed it...car was movin …
Isdaan Rstaurant, Gerona, Tarlac
Isdaan Rstaurant, Gerona, Tarlac
Nope, not Thailand. Tarlac Provinc…
Nope, not Thailand. Tarlac Provin…
shrimp cooked in bamboo
shrimp cooked in bamboo
sinigang na hipo, kanin, inihaw na…
sinigang na hipo, kanin, inihaw n…
Yay! Former Philippine President J…
Yay! Former Philippine President …
Benguet Province
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