Ifugao Rice Terraces rehab needed, congressman asks "international community" for funds

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat has called on the international donor community for help in funding the restoration of large portions of the rice terraces in Banaue, which collapsed at the height of the back-to-back typhoons "Pedring" and "Quiel."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports that Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat has called on the international donor community for help in funding the restoration of large portions of the rice terraces in Banaue, which collapsed at the height of the back-to-back typhoons "Pedring" and "Quiel."

 

In a statement, which he issued on Tuesday, October 18, Baguilat said, "We need all the help that we can get to restore the rice terraces that are not just part of the Ifugao way of life and identity but are also a source of livelihood for the people."

 

Aside from renewing tourism in the area, the Ifugao Rice Terraces-which was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-Baguilat said "the need to restore the terraces is urgent because of its importance to the livelihood of Ifugao residents."

 

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