Gov’t-private sector partnership contributes to La Trinidad’s growing economy

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 18 (PNA) – La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda on Wednesday cited the teamwork of the government and the private sector in making this town an emerging “melting pot” and improving economy.

In Wednesday’s “Kapihan sa Benguet,”Tabanda said the municipality is beginning to be a melting pot with people from the different cultural communities converging in La Trinidad either for business purposes or as residents.

With this observation, Tabanda asked for the cooperation of all sectors to make La Trinidad a better place to live and do business in.

Tabanda pointed out that the municipality is encountering a lot of trials with its growing population, rapid development, environmental concerns, waste disposal problem, traffic, peace and order , among others.

La Trinidad being a first class municipality and the show window of Northern Cordillera provinces must address these immediate concerns and the local government needs the help of the community to overcome the challenges and concerns, Tabanda said

La Trinidad became a regular municipality on June 16, 1950 by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 531.

In 1960, La Trinidad became one of the leading vegetable-producing municipalities in the country and became the provincial capital of Benguet on June 18, 1966 through RA 4695.

In 2004, La Trinidad landed in the Guinness Book of World Record for the “Largest Strawberry Shortcake. (PNA)