Bokod is the second largest municipality of benguet with a land area of 39,640 has or 1340% of the benguet total land area of 275,258 has among the barangays, ambuclao has the largest land area with 7,531600 has while karao has the smallest with 1,010820 has. Upon the american colonial government enacting act no 1876 on august 18, 1908 which created mountain province from areas of the old la montañosa, benguet (along with amburayan, apayao, bontoc, ifugao, kalinga, and lepanto) became sub-provinces of this new province a year later in 1909, the township of baguio was abolished upon its conversion into a chartered city.
Benguet, together with abra, apayao, baguio city, ifugao, kalinga, and mountain province comprise the cordillera administrative region (car) in northern luzon it has a mountainous terrain of peaks, ridges and canyons and a temperate and generally pleasant climate benguet lies southernmost in the cordillera administrative region. History the mountainous area now covered by benguet has been settled for millennia by several peoples collectively known as the igorots two of these groups, the ibaloi and the kankanaey , are dominant ethnolinguistic groups of the area. The new benguet company, which shortly took on the name of benguet consolidated mining company, was the first to introduce modern gold mining and processing techniques to the philippines, ushering in a new industry.
On august 13, 1908, benguet was established as a sub-province of the newly created mountain province with the enactment of act no 1876 as a result, six townships of benguet were abolished, but buguias remained a constituent town of benguet sub-province. La trinidad is located at , at the central portion of benguet it is bounded by tublay on the north-east, sablan on the west, baguio city on the south, itogon on the southeast, and tuba on the south-west. “a reconstruction of benguet history, therefore, encompasses present-day benguet and includes the western coastal provinces of pangasinan, la union and ilocos sur from southern lingayen gulf to the outlet of amburayan river in the northern town of tagudin remembrances of times long past are tied to the river system of the agno, angalacan-bued, aringay-galiano, naguilian and amburayan, all in northwestern luzon. The benguet people were left unconquered for much of the spanish period in the 19th century, spaniards began sending expeditions into benguet to subjugate the igorots the first expedition, under colonel guillermo galvey, succeeded in establishing spanish presence in the la trinidad valley.
Benguet was also awarded the seal of local governance in 2015 and the seal of good housekeeping in 2011 and in 2012 by department of interior of local governance in recognition for its transparency and accountability in local governance. Buguias, benguet buguias , officially the municipality of buguias , ( ilokano : ili ti buguias filipino : bayan ng buguias ), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of benguet , philippines.
History and government bokod was a small village that existed long before the coming of foreign interventionist it was known to be a forested area inhabited by mountain people depending mostly on their small agricultural produce for livelihood. Benguet is the gateway province of the cordillera region it lies in the southern region of the gran cordillera central, shares boundaries with mountain province on the north ifugao and nueva viscaya on the east la union and ilocos sur on the west and pangasinan on the south. Benguet state university is nestled in the heart of la trinidad, benguet, the strawberry capital of the philippines it started as the la trinidad farm school with 30 grade v pupils in 1916.
Early in the 19th century after the spanish explorer guillermo galvey's report of his expedition, the spanish government organized the mountain region into six commandancias politico militar, namely: benguet in 1846, lepanto in 1852, bontoc in 1859, amburayan in 1889, and kayapa and cabugaoan in 1891. Benguet is also the site of many events in our country's history the tunnels at tadiangan built by the japanese during world war ii, the kaliwaga cave in kapungan used as burial caves in the 15th century, the guerrilla saddle at halsema road which was the battleground of the famous 66th infantry battalion and guerrillas who fought the japanese. Bokodbenguet - history - philippine local government unit creation of the municipality of bokod by virtue of the philippines commission act no 48 dated november 22, 1900, local civil government was established in 19 townships of the province of benguet.