From Mt. Province to Benguet
Journeying from Bontoc, the unity gong arrived at the Benguet – Mt. Province Boundary Arch in the morning of July 12 at around 8:30 am.
On behalf of the province of Benguet, Governor Nestor Fongwan received the unity gong which was transported by the party of Governor Leonard Mayaen of Mt. Province.
The gong was then transported to Buguias, Benguet where the ceremonial beating was held at around 10:15 am. In his message, Governor Fongwan emphasized unity as a value to be fostered by the people Cordillera. Benguet, being a former part of Mt. Province, Governor Mayen said that people from the two neighboring Municipalities should continue to cooperate as one people of the Cordilleras.
The unity gong then stayed overnight at the provincial capitol of Benguet in La Trinidad.