Mankayan Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Mankayan is a 1st class landlocked municipality of Benguet Province in Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines.

Mankayan Town Center
Mankayan Town Center (Photo Credit: Reeds Ters)

Profile of Mankayan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Northern part of Benguet Province in the Cordillera Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Cervantes in Ilocos Sur (north) and Tadian in Mountain Province (northeast), Bauko (east), Buguias (southeast), Bakun (west)
Area –> 130.48 km2 (50.38 sq mi)
Population –> 35,953 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 108,592,407.19
Barangays –> 12
Terrain –> Mountainous
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ibaloi, Kankana-ey, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> Lone
Government Officials
Congressman (caretaker) –> Eric Yap
Mayor –> Frenzel Ayong
Vice Mayor –> Joseph Denver B. Tongacan

History of Mankayan

The town of Mankayan was created as municipal district in 1913. It was elevated into a regular municipality on June 16, 1955 by virtue of Republic Act 1302.

Economy of Mankayan

Mankayan is an agricultural town where vegetables are the major products. It is also one of the foremost mining towns of the Philippines where Lepanto Consolidated Mining Corporation, one of the country’s biggest mining firms, operates.

Tourist Spots in Mankayan

Mada-ew Falls
Am-am View Deck
Mount Bayoyo
Mount Lusong
Nayak Twin Decline Tunnel
Holy Cross Parish Church

Festival in Mankayan

Pine Tree Festival

Map of Mankayan Municipality in Benguet

See also: Profile of Mayor Frenzel Ayong, Governor Melchor Diclas

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