The Province of Buguias

“The Land of Potato”

Growing up its very normal that once in a while we hear stories about how they named our hometown Buguias.  Let me tell you the story.

Once upon a time when the American visited  Ampatang they came across a group of women who are pounding rice. They asked if what was the name of the place, the women did not understand and they just answered “Begas” referring to the rice. From then it was called Buguias.

The northeasternmost of the towns of Benguet, Buguias is situated at the foot of Mt. Data and is surrounded by two provinces and five municipalities.


Pinikpikan is a dish from the mountains of the Cordillera region in the Philippines.[1][2]

It is prepared by beating a live chicken with a stick prior to cooking. The beating bruises the chicken’s flesh, bringing blood to its surface, which is said to improve the flavour after cooking.[1] The act of beating the chicken, while done in preparation of the dish, violates the Philippine Animal Welfare Act 1998,[3] which includes the following provision:

How to make Pinikpikan

Here are some recommended places you can visit

  1. Apo Anno is believed to be the first leader to be mummified in Benguet due to his reign marked with peace and prosperity during the 12th Century. Further, the Agno River was named after him.
Amgaleyguey vegetable Terraces

2. Amgaleyguey is a barangay in the municipality of Buguias, in the province of Benguet. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,480. This represented 7.98% of the total population of Buguias