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Save the 8th world wonder! JV lauds Berna for Banaue Rice Terraces rehab

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Senator JV Ejercito has commended Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat for a “great job” in spearheading the rehabilitation of the famous Banaue rice terraces.

“This early I would like to congratulate Sec. @BernaPuyat for undertaking the Banaue Rice Terraces rehabilitation!” he tweeted.

“We really need to preserve the ‘8th wonder of the world!’ Great job Sec. Berna!” he said.

The Banaue rice terraces, carved into the mountains by the Ifugaos over 2,000 years ago, are considered one of the country’s national cultural treasures.

The Department of Tourism-led rehabilitation efforts comes amid reports more than 500 hectares or 33.6 percent of the rice terraces have been damaged or abadoned over time.