• The Cordillera Administrative Region
encompasses most of the areas within the
Cordillera Central mountains of Luzon
• It is composed of provinces which used to
be part of the Old Mountain Province
• Is a land-locked region consists of the
provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao,
Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao.
Baguio Cityis the regional center.
• bounded on the north by the
province of Cagayan
• on the west by Ilocos Norte and
• on the east by Isabela and in the
south by the province of
Pangasinan and Nueva Vizcaya.
• Apayao is devoted to agricultural
production, particularly food and industrial
• such as palay, corn, coffee, root crops and
vegetables. Main fruits produce are
lanzones, citrus, bananas and pineapples
• Abra possesses rich mineral reserves,
mostly non-metallic minerals such as clay,
guano and rock phosphate.
• It has also the richest limestone deposit in
• has timber and non-timber resources
• Timber resources are either dipterocarp,
pine, molave type and other species
• non-timber resources includes rattan,
bamboo, erect palm, ferns, orchids, vines
and other species that thrive in
association with the forest trees
• Non-metallic deposits are composed
mostly of sand and gravel deposited along
the Chico River.
• Metallic deposits are gold, ore, copper and
other metallic minerals.
• Is the collective name of several
Austronesian ethnic groups from the
Cordillera, Northern Luzon, Philippines.
• They inhabit the six provinces of Abra,
Apayao, Benguet, Kalinga, Ifugao, and
Mountain Province; plus the lone city of
• The word "Igorot" is archaic Tagalog for
"mountain people". It is derived from the
prefix i- ("dweller of") and golot ("mountain
• Panagbenga / Baguio Flower Festival
which is celebrated in February. The
festival focuses on Baguio as the Flower
Garden City of the North. Highlights
include flower exhibits, lectures, garden
tours, floral competition and a parade of
• Adivay festival in Benguet which means
"coming together of people to celebrate" is
celebrated every month of November. The
month-long activities highlights the Agro-
industrial and trade fair which showcase
the different products of Benguet.
• Ullalim Festival/ in Kalinga which is
celebrated every February 14. It is in
celebration of the founding anniversary of
the province and the Peace acts
called Bodong. It is the poetic expression
of the heroic exploits, romance, joys,
successes as well as tribulations, and the
way of life of the Kalingas from birth to
death. The Festival highlights the weaved
clothes (laga) exhibits, world class coffee
beans and other products of Kalinga.
• Lang-ay Festival in Mountain Province
celebrated every April 7. This is a week-
long agro-industrial trade, tourism and
cultural fair with tribal dances and songs.
Lang-ay is a native term which describes
the tradition of the people of Mountain
Province to celebrate festivities, share
happiness, foster family solidarity,
hospitality and nurture friendship - all with
a toast of home-brewed wine.
• Regional economy of the Cordilleras is
diverse; mining, agriculture, export
processing zone, tourism are among
economic activities in the different
provinces of the region.
• The region is abundant with mineral
reserves. These include metallic ores
such as gold, copper, silver, zinc, and
non-metallic minerals like sand, gravel
and sulfur. Mineral reserves are found in
all the provinces. However, mining is
concentrated in Benguet.
• Its timber resources has dwindled since
the introduction of slash-and-burn method
of farming in all parts of the Cordillera
• Vegetable crop production is well
developed in Benguet, rice production
in Ifugao and Abra, corn production
in Mountain Province, andKalinga.
• Baguio City and La Trinidad are
considered as the industrial centers in the
region. Baguio City hosts Baguio Export
Processing Zone where operations of big
companies like Texas Instruments, and
MOOG are located. The city also hosts
offshore and outsourcing companies
operating call centers.
• The primary growth centers of the region
are Metro Baguio and the Eastern
Cordillera Growth Corridor.