Igorot Stone Kingdom: Baguio Mayor Magalong Wants Tourist Spot Closed

Have you been to the Igorot Stone Kingdom in Baguio?

IGOROT STONE KINGDOM – Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong wants the tourist spot closed due to several reasons.

One of the cities in the Philippines which draws a lot of tourists all-year round is Baguio City. It is tagged as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. What many people love about the city of pines is the cool weather.

Usually, it is the go-to vacation place of many people during summer – away from the scorching heat of the sun. The city and as well as its neighboring cities also offer several tourist spots that can truly complete your vacation.

There are a lot of places that you can visit in Baguio City including the famous Burnham Park, Mines View Park, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, and the BenCab Museum. Try out their strawberry ice cream and taho and take an evening walk at the session road. You might also love the night market where you can buy almost any kind of street food. However, it is seems that one of the attractions, the Igorot Stone Kingdom, may be closed soon.

Igorot Stone Kingdom
Photo Credit: Wanderera

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong wants the Igorot Stone Kingdom closed citing that the tourist destination has no business permit and several other documents needed for operation. It was in 2020 when rock walls were built in the establishment and it had the artwork structures the following year.

According to the Baguio Mayor, he visited Igorot Stone Kingdom last May and he found out that they have no business permit. The Permits and Licensing Division of Baguio City local government issued a Notice of Violation to the tourist destination.

Last June, the City Building and Architecture Office (CBAO) issued a cease and desist order against it. Based on the report, Mayor Magalong said that CBAO found out that the dome in the place as well as the other structures have no support system. The data from the Asian Development Bank and Mines and Geosciences Bureau also showed that it was built on a landslide-prone area.

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