The Municipality of Mayoyao rose to global fame when its rice terraces were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Mayoyao Rice Terraces, along with the other four clusters found in Banaue, Hungduan and Kiangan, was inscribed in the World Heritage List during the 19th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Berlin, Germany from December 4 to 9, 1995. The Committee reached the decision based on the joint evaluation by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The decision mentioned that “the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are outstanding examples of livingRead More →

Located on the northwestern edge of the province, Hungduan has one of the five clusters of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. The rice terraces were declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites during the 19th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Berlin, Germany from December 4 to 9, 1995. Adapting to the new environment they settled at, the earliest ancestors of the Ifugaos had for centuries painstakingly carved the mountains of the Cordilleras to create a wonderful stairway to the heavens where they plant their food for subsistence. In Hungduan, the two most scenic and majestic rice terraces are located in Hapao andRead More →

As I marvel at the beauty and splendor of Batad Rice Terraces, I kept thinking on to how many ways to do in Batad. I rumbled and mumbled a few. When in Batad: appreciate the greatness, visionary mindset, engineering and architectural skills, persistence, hard work, and patience of our ancestors. go down and take a dip at Tappiyah Falls. go up and really up to the highest point of Batad and see a different perspective from there. if you need to contact the outside world, there’s a Globe/TM signal at Ramon’s Homestay; sorry Smart and Sun subscribers. take part in some chores like pound coffeeRead More →

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