The Local Government of Buguias received P60,000.00 cash prize after the town’s entry for the 2022 road beautification contest of the Provincial Government of Benguet bested 11 other entries from the different municipalities in the province. Coming second with P55,000.00 cash prize is Bakun while Tuba took home P50,000.00 cash prize after settling for third place. [4TH-8TH PLACERS]4TH PLACE: KABAYANPrize: P45,000.005th PLACE: SABLANPrize: P40,000.006TH PLACE: KIBUNGANPrize: P35,000.007TH PLACE: BOKOD and ITOGONPrize: P25,000.00 each8TH PLACE: ATOKPrize: P20,000.00The winner-LGUs received their cash prizes along with certificates of recognition during the 2022 Road Beautification Awarding Ceremony at the Ben Palispis Hall, Capitol Building on June 15, 2022 where all other participants were also recognized for their participation. Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas congratulated the winners and all the participants for their continued support for the Provincial LGU’s effort for a safer and cleaner environment by their active participation in the Road Beautification Program which is not only a competition but more so as an avenue to strengthen people’s culture of unity toward the preservation, protection, and promotion of a healthy environment. The road beautification activity is an annual program of the Provincial Tourism Office which according to Provincial Chief Tourism Officer Eleazar Carias aims at encouraging every Benguet town to clean and beautify the road sides in their areas of jurisdiction by planting flowers, shrubs and other decorative plants to highlight the identity of their municipality. Carias added that the program is also supporting the Dengue Prevention and Control Program of the DOH “as it emphasizes on the clean-up drive along the roadside to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas and prevent the possible surge [in] dengue cases.”
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.