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CORDILLERA AUTONOMOUS REGION (CAR)

The historical sites listed below are coded as follows:
(A) Prehistory
(B) Spanish Era
(C) War of Independence and U.S. Era
(D) Word War 11
(E) Modern Era

PHILIPPINE HISTORICAL SITES

ABRA

GABRIELA SILANG MONUMENT, Pidigan
- Gabriela Silang, popularly known as the ''Joan of Arc'' of Ilocos, led the Ilocanos resistance against the Spanish in 1763, after her husband, Diego Silang, was treacherously shot, (B)

BENGUET

CAMP UTOPIA, Kapangan
- Majors Bado Dangwa and Dennis Molintas led the defense of Igorotlandia from this site, (D)

DARAW ANCIENT RUINS, Kapangan
- The earliest known settlements in the region. (A)

GUERILLA SADDLE, Halsema Highway
- A series of seesawing battles, resulting in victory for Filipino Guerillas over the Japanese Army. (D)

HILL WORLD WAR 11, Mankayan
- A vital victory by the 66th Infantry Battalion and Guerillas which opened the way to Besang Pass. (D)

KALIWAGA CAVE, Kapangan
- Burial place of British soldiers of fortune. (A)

LAMTANG
- Escape route of then President Sergio Osmeña. (D)

KALINGA

AGUINALDO HILL, Allaguia Junction
- Used as a command post by General Aguinaldo during the Philippine-American War. (C)

MILLION DOLLAR HILL, Kiangan
- Named because of the amount of money spent by the Allied Forces in its capture. (D)

PHILIPPINE WAR MEMORIAL SHRINE, Kiangan
- Gigantic, pyramid shaped shrine, which commemorates the end of World War 2. (D)

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE

ALAB PETROGLYPH, Bontoc
- A huge rock with echinus of ancient warriors and their weapons. (A)

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE MUSEUM, Bontoc
- Displays a variety of relics and artifacts, showcasing the cultural heritage, customs and traditions of the mountain provinces. (A)

CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS SHRINES

BENGUET

BAGUIO CATHEDRAL
- Sitting atop a hill in the heart of the city, the cathedral features in spires.

LOURDES GROTTO, Baguio
- A religious shrine housing an image of the Lady of Lourdes. Offers panoramic views of the city.

ABRA

SPANISH CHURCHES
- Located at Bangued, Tayum and Lagangilang; legacies of the Spanish Era.

APAYAO

PUDTOL CHURCH, Pudtol
- One of the oldest churches in the Philippines.

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE

SAGADA STONE CHURCH
- Episcopalian (Anglican) Church built by early American missionaries.

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