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MUNICIPALITY OF BAKUN (BENGUET)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   It is bounded on the north by the municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur and the municipality of Mankayan, on the south by the municipality of Kibungan, on the east by the municipalities of Buguias and Mankayan, and on the west by the municipalities of Sugpon and Alilem of the province of Ilocos Sur
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Loakan Airport,Baguio City
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CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
The climate is temperate with two pronounced seasons. The wet season starts in the month of May and ends in October. The wettest part of the year is July and August. Dry season starts in November and ends in May.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: 
Mountain peaks forming sleeping beauties,  Pine tree covered mountains, Spellbinding waterfalls, Virgin forests, Rice/vegetable terraces,  Mt. Kabunian - the famed home of the pagan god "Kabunian",  Mt. Tenglawan - home of "Insaking" (king of evil spirits), Mt. Lobo - home of the "Telay" (human without anus for excreta and depends only on the aroma of the food for its subsistence),  Ancient burial caves, HEDCOR power plants, Olineg Cave/ Tunnel and Labay River

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Igorot

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Kankanaey; Ibaloi; Kalanguya; Ilocano

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholic

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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
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    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Baguio City satellite office
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LINKS:  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakun,_Benguet

http://www.pinas.ph/CAR/Benguet/Bakun.aspx

http://www.benguet.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=262&Itemid=276


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