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The History of the Valley of La Trinidad

The valley of La Trinidad during pre-Spanish times was then called "Benget". It is believed that it was named after Guillermo Galley's wife.

By Igorotage on Oct 14, 2017

History

The valley of La Trinidad during pre-Spanish times was then called "Benget", meaning, a marshy land(and the placid smell coming from it). Its original settlers were the Ibalois, who cultivated rice, kamoteng kahoy, camote, gabi, and sugar cane in their farms along the hillsides, and rice terraces along the mountain slopes, lake and rivers. Power and wealth was measured by one's ownership of land and cattle, and it was redistributed by holding the prestigious feast of "peshit".

Ibalois, the original settlers of the province of Benguet. Ca. 1920's
Ibalois, the original settlers of the province of Benguet. Ca. 1920's

LaTrinidad valley benget History

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