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".
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The Cordillera, Gran Cordillera Central, to be complete is a row of great mountain ranges occupying half of Northern Luzon in the Philippines.
Local autonomy and administrative decentralization has always been a part of the history of the Cordilleras, it goes way back from the Spanish period.
Pardo de Tavera, stated that it was composed of the root word golot, meaning "mountain chain", and the prefix i, meaning "people of" or "dwellers in".