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Bontoc Museum 

Have you always wanted to experience the unique culture of Bontoc but tend to miss out local occasions such as Am-among Festival and Lang-ay Festival? Don’t fret. Any time of the year, you can have a personal encounter of such. Simply visit the Bontoc Museum, within the town proper.

On a personal note, the Bontoc Museum is one of my favorite spots in Bontoc. If my memory serves me right, I visited the place at least three times. And I learned so much about the wonderful culture not just of Bontoc but also of other municipalities and provinces.
By the way, Bontoc is the capital town of Mountain Province. It is less popular compared to Sagada. But a lot of tourists don’t know that it also houses fascinating tourism spots. The Bontoc Museum is one of these.

How to Get to the Bontoc Museum?
The Bontoc Museum is very much accessible. It is near the provincial capitol and Bontoc plaza. It is within the compound of Saint Vincent’s Elementary School, a Catholic property founded by Belgian missionaries during the American period. 
Anywhere from Bontoc proper, you can simply take a walk for some minutes. Or ride a tricycle for 10 pesos only. A registration fee of 65 pesos is being collected per person.

What to See in Bontoc Museum?
The design of the Bontoc Museum is an attraction itself. It is constructed with a cultural touch, showcasing the unique architectural skills of the I-Bontoc.
While inside, you can glimpse on an extensive collection of artifacts, indigenous implements and tools, colorful weavings, rattan and bamboo products, and numerous other materials. These showcase the local industries and skills not just of the Bontoc folks but also the communities of Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra, and Benguet. That means the Bontoc Museum is giving you a picture of the diverse yet interwoven Cordilleran culture. 
There is also a wide array of centuries-old Chinese material collection. Among these are heirloom porcelain, exquisite jars, plates, bowls, and stoneware. According to the curator, these date back to the Ming, Sung, and Ching dynasties. This is no wonder for me since I remember my grandmother narrating to me that their ancestors traded with the Chinese. 
You can also see antique pictures, showing the missionary attempts of both Americans and Belgians. Yes, they have pics depicting some practices in the past such as headhunting. Sounds disturbing? Don’t worry. These practices are long gone. 
In a nutshell, visiting Bontoc Museum leads you not only into a cultural understanding but a visit to the rich history of the different Cordilleran tribal groups especially the I-Bontoc.
Oh, I was not able to take photos because it is prohibited to do so while inside the museum. 
Wait, there’s more 
After our inside tour, we proceeded to apparently, an outdoor museum. This shows the typical setup of a Bontoc village in the past. There are well-furnished huts made of wood and bundled grasses. One of these is called ato where men and elders used to gather to talk about the political and social affairs of the community. 
There is also a big cherry tree at the center. You are lucky if this is in fruiting season. There are also rows of herbs, vegetables, and other fruit trees. 
The Bontoc Museum also has an adjacent shop, selling souvenir items such as native necklaces, personalized shirts, bracelets, books, etc. When you buy from this, you are helping realize the vision of the school and the church mission. 
Some Important Reminders
1. Don’t take pictures inside the Bontoc museum. The management prohibits.
2. Avoid touching items inside the museum. These are for your eyes only.
3. During Monday to Saturday, the Bontoc Museum is open from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. On Sunday, it is opened from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. 
4. Listen intently to the museum’s curator. Ask questions if you may.

Kadchog Rice Terraces

This is visible along the Halsema highway. It can be reached via a 20-minutes’ walk or five-minute tricycle ride from the town proper. The Bontoc ancestors used stone walls to build the rice terraces. An abundant water supply coming from the forested mountains irrigates these terraces all year round. During the rainy season, the terraces project a rare view of stunning terraced waterfalls. The mighty Chico River passing along the foot of the terraces provide them with a more scenic view.

Santa Rita Cathedral

This is one of the historic and oldest buildings in Bontoc. It’s pinkish and Gothic architectural design makes it a distinguishable landmark. It also has a cultural touch, reflecting tolerance to the good culture of the Bontoc people. Though the majority of the I-Bontoks and even the whole of Mountain Province are Catholic Christians, many still abide by their old customary beliefs and practices. There are masses here not only during Sundays but also weekdays (every 5:00 am). After the morning masses, churchgoers usually proceed for a coffee break at the public market.


Exploring the Hidden Gem of Bontoc: The Blue Lagoon

I used to think that Bontoc would not appeal much to tourism in Mountain Province. Hello? Who would even visit a crowded and urbanized center when everybody nowadays is looking for a rustic experience? But Blue Lagoon belies this.
As I go on exploring Bontoc, my initial assumptions were completely shattered. Yes, it now comes straight from me that Bontoc is worthy of further exploration and admiration. Far from what many of us think, Bontoc is home to hidden gems that are promising to boost the municipality’s ecotourism drive.
Now, one of these gems is the so-called Blue Lagoon. Surprised? For all you know, Bontoc is merely a commercial and an educational hub. To add to your surprise, this gem is just a few minutes’ drives away from the town center.
By the way, I am not certain why the place is called the Blue Lagoon or who even named it that way in the first place. If I know it right, local visitors, mostly students, gave the name. After all, it’s not yet a well-recognized destination on existing tourism brochures and other promotional materials. I’ve only learned about it through the social media posts of some students of a local college.

On the Trail to the Blue Lagoon
To get to the Blue Lagoon, you can simply walk for an hour or two, following the national highway. Or do take a tricycle ride from for just about 10 minutes. From the jump-off point, the trail leads down to a river, after passing along rice paddies.
The said river emanates from the famed Mt. Kalawitan, one of the highest peaks in the Philippines. It has cold and crystal-clear waters, making it a favorite swimming destination among the locals during summer. 
After crossing the river, one then follows the brook leading to the blue lagoon. Now, this is the challenging part of the trek, especially for starters. One needs to wade across the brook several times and jump across slippery boulders. However, there is no need for panic since the waters are shallow. Just take a bit of caution and you’ll make it fine and perhaps, thrilled.
On some parts of the trail, one needs to cling onto rocks and vines to avoid slipping. Definitely exciting right? 
Finally, after some 10 to 15 minutes of arduous trekking, one can now catch a glimpse of the first waterfall. 
The Blue Lagoon is a series of beautiful waterfalls. Yes, it is not a giant basin of water or a sea-looking body of water. 
As per observation, the naturally-built pools of these waterfalls are bluish, even though some are just shallow. Perhaps, that is why they are aptly named as the Blue Lagoon. 
Going back to the first waterfall, it measures around 18 feet high. It cascades on a rock face, stained with sulfur as evidenced by its orange color. It has a shallow pool where one could indulge for a first soothing bath. An irrigation canal is made atop the falls, leading to a set of rice terraces which are visible along the national highway.
Just a few steps from the head of the first fall is a series of smaller rapids with deeper and circular swimming pools. The fun part is you get to experience these rapids by climbing them. To climb them, definitely, you need to cling on to rocks while the rapid’s current awash you. I tell you, these are thrilling yet gloriously satisfying moments. In addition, you can slide your way along these rapids down to the deepest pool. Oh, what a way to rejuvenate the muscles!
There are higher waterfalls upstream but there are no established trekking paths to get there. Literally, the few brave ones who glimpse of such had to hang unto vines, rock crevices, and plant roots to get their way across.
Definitely, memories and experiences of spine-chilling yet fulfilling adventures await you when you trail to the falls of the Blue Lagoon. 
By the way, the best time to visit is during the sunny months such as March, April, and some occasional days from June to November. During these times, the falls’ pools are at their full blue appearance. Yes, these falls are so blue at some days that you may think you are gazing on the ocean.

Things to Keep in Mind:
1. If you’re not familiar with the place, always have a guide. You may consult or inquire from the Municipal Tourism Office or the Provincial Tourism Office.
2. Please don’t ever litter of leaving your garbage at the site or along the trails. Kindly take back what you bring.
3. Be extra careful when chasing the falls of the Blue Lagoon as a simple mistake of slipping may lead to a serious injury.
4. Wear proper attire. Going and exploring the falls of the Blue Lagoon is like spelunking on a cave. Thus, use similar attires used in spelunking.
5. Be one with the falls you are exploring and immerse yourself with the wonders of the surrounding forests. That is how you get to deeply connect with nature and have a lasting trek of a lifetime.

Bontoc View Deck

From here, one could see the panoramic view of Bontoc town and its surrounding mountains. To get here, one needs to ride a tricycle for 300 pesos (back and forth). If you want to stretch some muscles or lose fat, you may jog your way for more or less an hour.

Teng-Ab Pastoral Complex

This is a Catholic property located high on a mountain slope. It overlooks the town of Bontoc including the surrounding mountain ranges and the Chico River. It contains several, big buildings with beautiful architectural designs. These are commonly used for retreat, seminars, and various trainings. The landscape is also another sight to see.

Bontoc Plaza

Located in front of the Provincial Capitol, this public plaza is a favorite hangout station among the locals. During festivals such as Lang-ay, this serves as a venue for trade fairs. In addition, the Bontoc Commerical Center, Provincial Library, Provincial Justice Hall, and the Children’s Playground surround the said park. There is also a basketball and a long tennis lawn.

Maligcong Rice Terraces 

It was around 3:00 am and the atmosphere was chilly yet invigorating. With our sleeves rolled up, I and my brother slowly jogged to the mountains on paved road. As we went higher and higher, we could see the flickering lights of Bontoc town. Despite our hearts beating fast and our breath trying to catch up, we plodded on. After all, the fresh and pine-scented breeze and the recuperating songs of the wild constantly relieved us all along. In sheer eagerness and excitement, we were bound to catch a glimpse of the famed Maligcong Rice Terraces. 
Yes, we made it! Coincidentally, the sun began to emerge and unfold the scenery of this peaceful village called Maligcong. At that very moment, the enveloping mists began to dissipate and unravel a surreal scene. Lo and behold, Maligcong Rice Terraces is right before our eyes!
How to get to Maligcong, Bontoc?
Bontoc, capital town of Mountain Province, is the jump-off point to Maligcong. 
Manila to Bontoc. Take Coda Lines bus from H.M. Bus Station, Cubao, Manila. Schedule of trips are 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and 10:30 pm. It takes 10 to 11 hours to reach Bontoc. If you are not familiar, tell the driver to drop you at Bontoc town since the buses are bound to Sagada. The fare is 725 pesos for semi-deluxe and 935 pesos for deluxe.

Baguio to Bontoc. There are two bus companies operating from Baguio to Bontoc. First is GL Trans. This is stationed at Dangwa Terminal at the back of Center Mall. Regular trips are 7:30 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:30 pm. On the other hand, the Rising Sun buses are stationed at Slaughter Compound, Magsaysay. Departure starts at 4:00 am to 4:00 pm. All in all, the trip takes 5 to 6 hours along the Halsema Highway. Regular fares for both buses are 212 pesos. For senior citizens, students, and PWDs, the fare is 176 pesos.

Bontoc to Maligcong. The jeepney station is located at the back of the Public Market. Regular time departures are 8:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:30 pm. The fare is 20 pesos. On the other hand, trips from Maligcong back to Bontoc town are 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.

Behold Maligcong Rice Terraces
Maligcong is known for its majestic rice terraces. To get a better view of these, one needs to hike to Mt. Kopapey. Some trekkers prefer to climb the mountain during early morning to glimpse the sea of clouds which frequently appear. It takes 30 minutes of a hike from the village to reach the mountain’s summit. 
Atop Mt. Kopapey, the view of Maligcong Rice Terraces looks like gently-flowing cascades at the backdrop of the villages. One could just imagine how the locals’ ancestors were able to build such earthen structures without metals or heavy equipment. Simply put, the rice terraces showcase the people’s unity, hard work, and industry. For hundreds of years, these terraces yielded heirloom rice, the staple crop of the i-Maligcong. 
Mt. Kopapey feeds creeks and springs which supply water to Maligcong Rice Terraces all year round. These creeks also form into a brook leading to the newly-discovered and three-tier Lipnok Falls. It cascades like heavenly drizzles in a sideward manner. To get here, one needs to hike for an hour from the community proper.

Fees to Pay 
1. Environmental fee per person is 50 pesos.
2. Morning Trek to Mt. Kopapey – 500 pesos for 5 pax. 100 pesos is collected from each additional person. On the other hand, morning trek to Mt. Kopapey and to the rice terraces is 600 pesos for 5 pax. 100 pesos is also collected for every additional person.
3. Trekking to Mt. Parutan – 300 pesos for 5 pax. 75 pesos is collected per additional person.
4. Day tour from sitioFavuyan to rice terraces to SitioFangorao – 300 pesos for a group of 5 persons. 100 pesos is collected from each additional person.
5. Trek to barangay Mainit from Maligcong (One-way). The fee is 800 pesos for a group of five persons. On the other hand, a two-way trek to Mainit from Maligcong is 1,200 pesos for 5 pax. 
Where to Stay in Maligcong, Bontoc?
Tourists and visitors may stay at the following:
1. Chen’s Sacya-an Home (09207939550; 09562805628)
2. Suzette Homestay (09155463557)
3. Terrace View Homestay (09151881732)
4. Vilma Homestay (09057011448)
5. Other recommendations from local officials
Some Important Reminders:
1. Don’t ever litter. As much as possible, take back what you bring. Don’t let the community bear the burden of managing your wastes. 
2. The community prohibits collection of any flora and fauna.
3. Do not enter the village during Te-er (rest day).
4. Camping is not allowed in the mountains. Follow only designated trails to avoid getting lost or meeting untoward incidents. 
5. The community prohibits the selling of prohibited substances or using fake money.
6. Every tourist or visitor must avail the services of a local guide.
7. Lights off at 9:00 pm in all accommodation houses.
8. Respect the culture of the people. Refrain from utterances or acts which are offensive to the community. Among these include wearing mini-shorts and public display of affection (PDA).
9. Enjoy:)
Behold Humuyyo Falls of Talubin
Talubin is one of the least known barangays of Bontoc. Though it lies on a crossroad leading to Banaue, Ifugao and the eastern municipalities of Mountain Province, it doesn’t ring much tourism fuss compared to Sagada. But what most people don’t know, Talubin hides natural spectacles worth exploring. Among these is the majestic Humuyyo Falls. 
My visit to Talubin was accidental. I was supposed to head to Barlig for a local occasion. However, there was no ride available so I had to spend the night at Talubin. Fortunately, a family warmly accommodated me. Of course, what else to do to make the most of my stay in Talubin than to explore. Fortunately, a boy from the family agreed to tour me to Humuyyo Falls. Well, that was their suggestion, being the nearest attraction of the community.
The following morning, we proceeded to the house of the barangay captain to inform him about our plan to see Humuyyo falls. He willingly agreed so long as we take extra-caution. He also shared to me many of the unexplored spots of Talubin which can be promoted for ecotourism.
Trailing to Humuyyo Falls
From the community proper, I and my guide followed an irrigation canal. Then, we passed along rice terraces towards a brook. Yes, we had to cross this brook and as soon as my feet landed, I felt its icy-cold waters piercing. It was early morning, after all.
From the brook, we climbed a grassy slope and on its peak, we could see a panoramic view of the peaceful village of Talubin. We rested there for a while to catch our momentum
Later on, we followed another irrigation canal. We had to be more careful this time since any reckless move, can send you slipping down the precipice. For the second time, we then had to cross another portion of the brook. From here, we followed a trail for some 15 minutes until we finally caught a glimpse of Humuyyo Falls. Along with this trail, I noticed that there were smaller rapids.
All in all, our trek took us more than 20 minutes. Honestly, our pacing was quite fast. I was obviously excited and eager to glimpse of the falls. For an average pace, however, the hike would take 30 minutes to an hour.

 Behold the Beauty of Humuyyo Falls

At first sight of Humuyyo falls, I was definitely blown away in sheer amazement. It was a total relief from the rather exhausting and quite grueling trek to get here. The water volume of the falls was strong at that time. And so, it exuded invigorating mists, caressing us. 
Like a huge bridal veil, Humuyyo falls cascade in two layers. Collectively, it measures more than 40 meters high, making it the highest falls in Bontoc or maybe, just one among them. I’ve heard that there is a multi-layered fall in barangay Mainit which may be higher.
Humuyyo waterfall has a small and shallow catch basin. But it is still viable for bathing purposes. But mind you, the waters are icy-cold. That is why it is a perfect spot to alleviate the summer heat. 
Locals say that the waters of the falls come from mossy forests high in the mountains. No wonder it is crystal-clear. My young guide also mentioned that there are smaller waterfalls upstream. However, they have deeper and wider pools for swimming. He added that to get there, one needs to climb the adjacent mountain. That would take more or less two hours. In a nutshell, I would recommend Humuyyo falls. The trail to reach it may be quite daunting and challenging. But I assure you, the sight of it is truly rewarding. More than the beauty of the falls itself, there is this sense of fulfillment one feels upon completing the journey.

How to get to Talubin, Bontoc?
Bontoc center, the capital town of Mountain Province, is the jump-off point to Talubin. Regular trips to Talubin start at 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. There is no fixed interval since this depends on the availability of passengers. The jeepney station is located in front of Sonnorah’s Inn. 
From Bontoc, the ride takes 30 minutes. The fare is 20 pesos each. 
Upon arriving at Talubin, you need to register at the barangay hall and secure a guide. If you want to visit destinations in Talubin aside from Humuyyo Falls, you may inquire from the local officials.

By Daniel Matias

 

Sangguniang Bayan Ordinances

2022 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2022 354 AN ORDINANCE GIVING DUE RECOGNITION AND GRANTING REWARDS TO TO NONAGENARIANS AND CENTENARIANS AS PART OF THE MUNICIPALITY'S EFFORT TO SUPPORT SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

2021 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2021 343 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING OTHER BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES (HAZARD PAY) TO REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF THE MUNICIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE.
2021 342 THE REVISED LOCAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (L YDC) ORDINANCE OF THE
MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
2021 341 AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR THE GREEN POLICE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR.
2021 339 THE REVISED MUNICIPAL BUSINESS PERMIT AND LICENSING SYSTEM ORDINANCE OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
2021 338 AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING THE QUALIFICATIONS/ DISQUALIFICATIONS, MANNER OF SELECTION AND ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE, AND SUCCESSION OF THE MUNICIPAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MANDATORY REPRESENTATIVE (IPMR) OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
2021 334 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE USE OF MOTORCYCLES AND/OR TRICYCLES WITHOUT EXHAUST MUFFLERS OR SILENCERS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.
2021 330 ORDINANCE GRANTING OTHER BONUSES AND ALLOWANCES (HAZARD PAY) TO REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF THE MUNICIPAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.
2021 329 AN ORDINANCE MANDATING THE DISPOSITION OF THE FUNDS COLLECTED FROM MEDICAL AND TRAVEL PASS ISSUED BY THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE.
2021 328 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE LYRICS AND MUSIC OF "BONTOC, THE BEAUTIFUL" AS THE OFFICIAL MUNICIPAL TOURISM SONG OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE.

2020 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2020 325 REVISED EMERGENCY RELIEF ASSISTANCE TO DISASTER ORDINANCE OF 2020
2020 322 AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING A SEARCH FOR THE MOST OUTSTANDING SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, PROVIDING GUIDELINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE PURPOSE
2020 321 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TITLE AS WELL AS SECTIONS 2 AND 4 OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 263, SERIES OF 2015, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE "MUNICIPAL HEAL TH CARE ORDINANCE OF 2015".
2020 318 AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING GENERAL CURFEW ON ALL PERSONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF AUTHORIZED PERSONS OUTSIDE RESIDENCE (APOR) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS HEREOF.
2020 317 AN ORDINANCE NAMING VARIOUS MUNICIPAL ROAD/ STREETS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.

2019 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2019 315 AN ORDINANCE DECLARING THE LAST FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBER OF EVERY YEAR AS OFFICIAL TEACHER’S DAY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR.
2019 314 AN ORDINANCE MANDATING CERTAIN BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE TO INSTALL A CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) SYSTEM AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF.
2019 313 AN ORDINANCE GRANTING HAZARD PAY TO REGULAR EMPLOYEES OF THE MUNICIPAL ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICE (MENRO) AND MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF.
2019 312 AN ORDINANCE OPENING ONE HUNDRED (100) ADDITIONAL TRICYCLE FRANCHISES FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
2019 311 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING THE SENIOR CITIZENS CODE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE , AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

2018 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2018 310 An Ordinance mandating the Local Government Unit of Bontoc, Mountain Province to subsidize the cost of new born screening administered on infants born outside the hospitals but within its territorial jurisdiction.
2018 309 An ordinance amending article IX section 25 (speed limit) of the transport and traffic code of Bontoc 2008 and providing penalties thereof.
2018 308 An ordinance creating the position of Librarian II, (SG-15), under the office of the Sangguniang Bayan, Bontoc, Mountain Province
2018 306 An ordinance institutionalizing the Bontoc Am-among Festival as part of the annual celebration of the founding anniversary of the municipality
2018 305 The 2018 revised student financial assistance ordinance of Bontoc, Mountain Province
2018 304 An ordinance providing for the prevention, control, reduction and mitigation of the mosquito vector of dengue in the municipality of Bontoc
2018 303 An Ordinance updating the comprehensive child supports system of Bontoc, Mountain Province and other purposes
2018 302 An ordinance establishing a blood donor's program in every barangay in the municipality of Bontoc.
2018 301 An Ordinance opening one hundred (100) additional tricycle franchises for the municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province

2017 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2017 299 AN ORDINANCE UPDATING THE GENDER EQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT CODE OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES (GEAD CODE OF BONTOC)
2017 294 An ordinance establishing marine sanctuaries within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality of Bontoc, prohibiting certain activities therein and prescribing penalties for violations thereto
2017 293 An ordinance prohibiting and penalizing mere possession of slot machine/s or similar gambling device or apparatus.
2017 287 An ordinance prohibiting all forms of illegal gambling, imposing charges on violations and creating a municipal anti-illegal gambling task force in the municipality of Bontoc.
2017 285 An Ordinance adopting the integrated zoning regulations of the municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province and providing for the administration, enforcement, and amendment thereof and for the repeal of all ordinances in conflict therewith
2017 284 An Ordinance revising Municipal Ordinance No. 181, s. 2012 otherwise known as the Local Investments and Incentives Code of Bontoc, Mountain Province

2016 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2016 274 An Ordinance simplifying the business permit and Licensing system in the Municipality of Bontoc and providing guidelines therefor.
2016 273 An ordinance extending the period for payment of business taxes, fees and charges and renewal of business permits and licenses from January 20, 2016 to January 29, 2016 without charges and penalties.

2015 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2015 272 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE TRANSFER/WAIVER OR SUB LETTING OF TRICYCLE FRANCHISE TO ANOTHER PERSON AND PENALIZING ANY FRANCHISES FOR VIOLATIONS HEREOF AND LIKEWISE PENALIZING ANY PERSON FOUND USING/OPERATING A TRICYCLE FRANCHISE ISSUED TO ANOTHER NAME/PERSON.
2015 271 An ordinance enacting a Revised  Bontoc Municipal Tourism code, Repealing for the purpose the Bontoc Tourism code of 2008, and for other purposes.
2015 267 An Ordinance open fifty (50) additional tricycle franchises for the municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province.
2015 266 AN ORDINANCE PARTIALLY AMENDING ORDINANCE NUMBER 256, S. 2015, OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE.
2015 265 The Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Bontoc, Mountain Province
2015 264 AN ORDINANCE REPEALING ORDINANCE No. 257, S. 2015, TITLED: "AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING THE
AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR PESOS AND THIRTY CENTAVOS
(P110,374.30) FROM THE 2014 GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF THIS MUNICIPALITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF
WATER RESERVOIR TANK AT TOCUCAN" FOR LAPSE OF SOURCE Of FUNDING.
2015 263 Municipal health care ordinance of 2015
2015 261 An Ordinance Renaming Unimplemented Municipal AIP Projects CY 2013 and CY 2014 to Various Municipal Projects Amounting to P938,000.00
2015 260 An Ordinance Renaming Fund Balances of Municipal Projects  Totalling P1,118,275.24 to construction of Ginnao Drainage Talubin, Fencing Am-anchu LGU Property and Construction of Abutment,Balagi, Agcoyo Foot Bridge.
2015 259 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING THE SUM OF P124,000.00 ITEM 9000.8.1 OF THE 2015 MUNICIPAL AIP INREMP COUNTER PART TO FINISHING/PAINTING OF BARANGAY HALL, TALUBIN AND CONCRETING OF PATHWAY CHAG-CHAG, CAN-EO, BONTOC.
2015 258 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ITEM NO.3, SECTION 1 OF ORDINANCE 234, S.2014, ORGANIC COMPOSTING PLANT TO BIO-ORGANIC FERTILIZER PRODUCTION.
2015 257 AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR PESOS AND THIRTY CENTAVOS (Pll0,374.30) FROM THE 2014 GENERAL FUND BUDGET OF THIS MUNICIPALITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER RESERVOIR TANK AT TOCUCAN.
2015 256 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING/REAPPROPRIATING THE AMOUNT OF ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
PESOS (P1,500,000.00) FROM ITEM NO. 9000 (PURCHASE OF LANDFILL) OF THE CY 2015 MUNICIPAL AIP 2015 - TO OTHER MUNICIPAL PROGRAMS OF THIS MUNICIPALITY.
2015 254 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THE PERIOD FOR PAYMENT OF BUSINESS TAXES, FEES AND CHARGES AND RENEWAL OF BUSINESS PERMITS AND LICENSES FROM JANUARY 20, 2015 TO JANUARY 27 2015 WITHOUT SURCHARGES AND PENALTIES.
2015 252 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE "BALAIS" AS A MODE / METHOD OF HUNTING AND PENALIZING THE INSTALLATION / USAGE THEREOF IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC.
2015 251 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING INCENTIVES TO OUTSTANDING MUNICIPAL ATHLETES WHO EXCEL
2015 250 AN ORDINANCE TO ENSURE ADEQUATE, SUFFICIENT AND CONTINUOUS WATER SUPPLY FOR THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, AND PENALIZING CERTAIN ACTS CONTRARY THERETO.

2014 Ordinances

Year No. Description
2014 249 AN ORDINANCE CREATING THE BUSINESS PERMIT AND LICENSING SECTION UNDER THE OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL MAYOR AND TRANSFERRING THE EXISTING POSITION OF LICENSING OFFICER I, FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL TREASURER TO MAN THE NEW SECTION UPON CREATION
2014 247 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING THE FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (P 5,000.00) FROM COMMUNICATION EXPENSE FUND OF TWO (2) PERSONNEL OF THE ENGINEERING OFFICE (RESOLUTION NO. 623, S. 2014) - TO PAYMENT OF LOT RENTAL OF THE BONTOC WATERWORKS RESERVOIR AT BALABAG, TALUBIN.
2014 242 AN ORDINANCE CREATING VARIOUS POSITIONS IN THE MUNICIPAL PLANTILLA OF THIS MUNICIPALITY AND PROVIDING THE CORRESPONDING SALARY GRADE THEREOF
2014 239 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING VARIOUS OFFICE APPROPRIATIONS IN THE 2014 BONTOC MUNICIPAL ANNUAL BUDGET
2014 237 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION III (1) ON SENIOR CITIZENS SPECIAL DAY AND SECTION V (B) - FUNDING OF ORDINANCE NO. 144-A, S. 2009 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "AN ORDINANCE DECLARING EVERY 1ST MONDAY OF OCTOBER OF EACH AS A SENIOR  CITIZENS DAY AND ACT AS SENIOR  CITIZENS OFFICER FOR A DAY (SCOFAD) FOR THE ELECTIVE POSITIONS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC AND PROVIDING INCENTIVE THEREOF."
2014 236 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE BONTOC BUSINESS TASK FORCE, ITS COMPOSITION AND DEFINING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND PROCEDURES
2014 235 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING MOOE FUNDS TO CAPITAL OUTLAY, OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OFFICE
2014 234 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING /REAPPROPRIATING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF P 127,250.08 FROM THE BALANCE OF ITEM NO. 9000-10-1 COUNTERPART FOR INREMP / PRDP OF THE CY 2014 MUNICIPAL AIP FOR VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THIS MUNICIPALITY
2014 233 An ordinance authorizing the proposed borrowing of the Municipality of Bontoc, in the amount of eighty million pesos (P 80,000,000.00) to fund the construction of the municipal multi-purpose building (P75,000,000.00) and to fund the rehabilitation of the Bontoc waterworks system (P 5,000,000.00)
2014 229 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING P 255,000.00 FROM THE P 1,500,000.00 REALLOCATION / REORGANIZATION FUND UNDER THE NON-OFFICE APPROPRIATIONS IN THE 2014 MUNICIPAL ANNUAL BUDGET - REPRESENTATION AND TRANSPORTATION ALLOWANCE OF THE ABC PRESIDENT AND IP REPRESENTATIVE IN THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN.

2013 Ordinances

Year No. Description
 2013 225 AUTHORIZING THE REAPPROPRIATION OF FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P 50,000.00) FROM VETERAN'S AID ALLOCATION (CODE 3000.1.2) OF CY 2013 MUNICIPAL AIP TO IMPROVEMENT OF VETERANS PARK LOCATED BESIDE THE JUSTICE HALL, POBLACION, BONTOC
 2013 224 AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF TWO HUNDRED SIXTY TWO THOUSAND PESOS (P 262,000.00 FROM THE ENGINEERING SURCHARGES FROM VARIOUS IMPLEMENTED PROGRAMS/PROJECTS OF THIS MUNICIPALITY
 2013 223 REALIGNING 2013 MUNICIPAL FUND ALLOCATION OF THE BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION, FROM TRAINING OF FIRE BRIGADE - P 30,000.00 (ACCOUNT CODE 753) AND REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF THE FIRE TRUCK - P 25,180.00 (ACCOUNT CODE 841) FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF P 55,180.00 - TO RENOVATION OF COMFORT ROOM AND CONCRETING OF THE PARTITION OF THE FIRE TRUCK GARAGE AND KITCHEN
 2013 222 AMENDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF MUNICIPAL TAX ORDINANCE NO. 2012-176 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 2012 REVISED REVENUE CODE OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
 2013 220 AUTHORIZING THE REALIGNMENT OF FUND ALLOCATIONS FROM PRISONERS MESS - P 15,000.00 AND TRAINING FUND P 30,000.00 FOR A TOTAL OF P 45,000.00 OF CALENDAR YEAR 2013 BUDGET OF THE BONTOC MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION AND APPROPRIATING TO PURCHASE OF OFFICE EQUIPMENTS OF THE SAME OFFICE
 2013 219 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING THE P 120,000.00 INTENDED FOR REPAIR / MAINTENANCE OF OFFICE EQUIPMENT / FURNITURE /IT EQUIPMENT UNDER THE 2013 ANNUAL BUDGET AND THE UNENCUMBERED FUND FOR 5% SURCHARGE IN THE AMOUNT OF P 65,000.00 TO AUGMENT THE AMOUNT OF P 120,000.00 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT OF P 185,000.00 FOR THE REPAIR OF THE ENGINEERING OFFICE (MEO)
 2013 217 INSTITUTIONALIZING THE STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
 2013 213 AMENDING THE TRICYCLE FARE AMOUNTS MANDATED UNDER SECTION 1(A) AND SECTION 2 OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 128, S. 2008, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
 2013 212 PROHIBITING THE USE OF NON BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC BAGS ON DRY GOODS AND WET GOODS AND PROHIBITING THE USE OF STYRO FOAM WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BONTOC
 2013 211 REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 120, S. 2008, AND AMENDING SECTIONS 3 AND 4 OF ORDINANCE NO. 103, S. 2006
 2013 210 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P 300,000.00) FROM ELECTRICITY EXPENSE (CODE 767) - P 245,000.00, LEAGUE FUND (CODE 778) - P 5,000.00 AND IEC TAX CAMPAIGN (CODE 969) - P 50,000.00 OF CY 2013 BUDGET OF THE MUNICIPAL TREASURY OFFICE - TO PUBLICATION AND PRINTING OF MUNICIPAL TAX ORDINANCE OF BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE
 2013 208 REALIGNING FUNDS FROM VARIOUS PROJECTS/PROGRAMS F THE 20% MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT FUND, OFFICE SUPPLIES AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLE OF FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET FOR VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THIS MUNICIPALITY
 2013 205 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00) FROM LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH AND OTHER PROGRAMS, VICE MAYOR'S OFFICE ( CODE 969, B REGULAR BUDGET 2013) TO 1) IMPROVEMENT OF LEDLECHA ATO, TALUBIN (P150,000.00) AND 2). IMPROVEMENT OF GONOGON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KITCHEN AND PUBLIC TOILET (P 50,000.00)
 2013 204 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P50,000.00) FROM TRAINING EXPENSES, VICE MAYOR'S OFFICE (CODE # 753, REGULAR BUDGET 2013) TO HEALTH PROGRAMS OF THE SAME OFFICE
 2013 203 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P 200,000.00) FROM IMPROVEMENT OF LEDLECHA ATO / IP HALL, TALUBIN (AIP CODE 90000.1.15 REGULAR BUDGET 2013) TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS OF THE VICE MAYOR'S OFFICE
 2013 202 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF P 100,000.00 FROM PAKIL COMMUNAL IRRIGATION SYSTEM, TALUBIN (AIP CODE 90000.2.4, REGULAR BUDGET 2013) TO IMPROVEMENT OF PAKIL PATHWAY, TALUBIN
 2013 201 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF P 100,000.00 FROM ARNGO-ONG WAITING SHED (AIP CODE 90000.1.9, REGULAR BUDGET 2013) TO CONSTRUCTION OF BARANGAY BONTOC ILI MULTI PURPOSE HALL WATER TANK AND SEPTIC TANK
 2013 199 REALIGNING APPROPRIATIONS IN THE BONTOC MUNICIPAL AIP, CY 2012 AND CY - 2013
 2013 198 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF P 75,000.00 FROM LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH AND OTHER PROGRAMS, REGULAR BUDGET 2013 TO VARIOUS PROGRAMS / PROJECTS
 2013 197 REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF P 250,000.00 FROM REGULAR BUDGET 2013, CODE 9000.6.9 (FOY-O DRAINAGE PATHWAY) TO VARIOUS PROJECTS
 2013 195 AN ORDINANCE REALIGNING THE AMOUNT OF P 8,000.00 FROM ORDINANCE NO. 185, S. 2012, SECTION 2, LETTER C (MUSHROOM PRODUCTION COUNTERPART) TO LANAO DAY CARE MATERIALS
 2013 194 AMENDING SECTION 1, ITEM (B) OF ORDINANCE NO. 188 S. 2012 OF THIS LGU BY REPLACING THE WORDS "SAROK WATERWORKS" THEREIN TO " MALIGCONG WATERWORKS.

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