Apayao Governor Eleanor Bulut-Begtang said the province’s 25th founding anniversary showcased the vision of its past leaders.
The Apayao politiko’s father, the late governor Elias Bulut Jr, initiated the divorce of Apayao from Kalinga in 1995.
Begtang said the provincial government pushed through with the 25th anniversary celebration despite the damage the province received from typhoons in the last quarter of 2019.
She said she wanted the province to showcase its developments to the public.
Apayao Representative Elias Bulut Jr, meanwhile, recalled how an era of peace has reigned over the province.
He said Marag Valley, once the stronghold of the New People’s Army, is now one of Apayao’s major tourist destinations.