Banaue History, Tourist Spots, Festivals, Officials

Banaue is a class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Cordillera Region, Philippines. It is famous all over the world for its magnificent rice terraces.

Banaue Municipal Hall
Banaue Municipal Hall

Profile of Banaue Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Ifugao (See map below)
Distance from Manila –> 386 kilometers to the north
Distance from Baguio –> 208 kilometers via Halsema Highway
Neighboring Towns –> Bontoc in Mountain Province (north), Mayoyao (east), Lagawe (south), Hingyon and Hungduan (west)
Area –> 191.20 km2 (73.82 sq mi)
Population –> 21,837 (2015 Census)
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Handicraft, Wooden Furniture
People/Language –> Ifugao, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Barangays –> 18
Revenue (2016) –> 83,135,392.46
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman –> Solomon Chungalao
Mayor –> John “Doc Wes” Apilis Dulawan
Vice Mayor –> Donald Mongolnon
Banaue Municipal Councilors (Sangguniang Bayan or SB Members)
John Alfred Cappleman
Roberto Immotna
Albert Magguling
Lino Madchiw
Chester Bahatan
Fermin Haclao Jr.
Abelardo Batton
Fernando Chulipa

History of Banaue

Banaue is one of the oldest towns in Ifugao but its area and population decreased when some barrios were separated to form Hungduan and Hingyon municipalities.

Economy of Banaue

Most of the people in Banaue depend on agriculture for their source of income. Rice and sweet potato are the most important farm products. At the town center are found several lodges, inns, restaurants, groceries and hardware stores. Many people serve as tourist guides and drivers.

Tourist Spots in Banaue

Banaue Rice Terraces – Go here to see profile and photos of Banaue Rice Terraces
Chapah Waterfall
Tam-an Village
Batad Rice Terraces
Tappiya Waterfall in Batad
Bangaan Rice Terraces
Ducligan Village and Rice Terraces
Ducligan Hot Spring and Swimming Pool
Ducligan Snake River

Festivals in Banaue

Imbayah Festival
Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Map of Banaue Municipality in Ifugao Province

See also: Profile of Mayor John “Doc Wes” Apilis Dulawan , Governor Jerry Dalipog

Barangay Bocos Banaue
Barangay Bocos Banaue
Aerial View of Banaue Town Center
Aerial View of Banaue Town Center (Credit to the owner)
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