Baguio Latest News

DOH cautions public against vaccines being sold online, by unauthorized distributors

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Health – Cordillera regional office advises the public against buying Japanese Encephalitis vaccine or any other vaccine being sold online or from unauthorized distributors or retailers.

 

150 Dairy Farm illegal structures remain standing

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan was surprised to receive a report from concerned local government offices and law enforcement agencies that there are still one hundred fifty illegal structures within the Baguio Dairy Farm that have yet to be demolished by the combined members of the city demolition team and concerned government agencies.

 

Cool weather, playing venues cited in Baguio-Benguet's Palaro 2018 hosting bid

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 25 (PIA) -- The cool climate of Baguio City and Benguet  maybe  a major advantage in their joint bid  to be the  venue of the Palarong Pambansa next year.

 

Andanar supports Baguio-Benguet’s bid to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

BAGUIO CITY, Aug.17 (PIA) -- The bid of the city and the province of Benguet to host    Palarong Pambansa 2018   is supported by   Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Adanar.

 

NYC, TAYO call for more active youth participation in building a better Philippines

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) -- The National Youth Commission and the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) Foundation call on the Filipino youth to actively participate towards community and nation building.

 

Passage of Victory Day ordinance pressed

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the members of the local legislative body to enact an ordinance declaring every September 3 as Victory Day in the city

 

CRDRRMC advises tourists against trekking with the inclement weather

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 22 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(CDRRMC)  advises the public not to go trekking or mountain hiking with the  enhanced Southwest monsoon due to Tropical Storm “Isang”.

 

Baguio lawmaker files bill increasing discount of seniors on utility fees

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) -- The lone district representative of Baguio has filed a bill in Congress increasing the discount of senior citizens on utilities from five to ten percent.

 

DOT calls for shared responsibility for sustainable tourism growth

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 9 (PIA) -- The Department of Tourism reports a vibrant tourism industry for the Philippines and calls for a continuing partnership with media and other tourism stakeholders to ensure sustainable tourism growth for the country.

 

Baguio rises in competitiveness ranking

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 27- – The Summer Capital is rising up the ranks in terms of competitiveness.

 

PLCPD reiterates call for the full and proper implementation of RPRH law

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 18(PIA) - - The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development, in celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law(RPRH),  brought its advocacy campaign dubbed as “5 Taon, 5 Hamon” here  and Benguet last August 11.

 

PCOO opens direct communication link between Malacañang and the people

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) - - Presidential Communications Operations Office headed by Secretary Martin Andanar is   promoting grassroots communication   that includes  opening   direct communication link between Malacañang and the people.

 

Napolcom highlights use of whistle for crime prevention

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 7 (PIA) -- The National Police Commission in Cordillera highlighted the use of ‘whistle’ in crime prevention as it launched the observance of National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW).

 

Baguio City celebrates 108th charter anniversary

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 28- - All is set for the 108th Charter Anniversary celebration on Friday, September  1  with the theme, “Baguio at 108: Land of Champions.”

 

BFP-CAR celebrates 26th anniversary

BAGUIO CITY, Aug.18 (PIA) -- Fire fighters in the Cordillera are encouraged to continue enhancing their skills in fire protection and in saving lives.

 

More stakeholders pledge support to Palaro hosting of Baguio, Benguet

BAGUIO CITY, August 11, (PIA) -- More stakeholders from Baguio City and Benguet pitched in their support for the Palarong Pambansa 2018 hosting bid recently.

 

CSC–CAR focuses on embracing change

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 7 (PIA) -- The Civil Service Commission - Cordillera Regional Office celebrated its 29th foundation anniversary last August 29 with the theme “Embracing Change”.

 

Andanar bats for strengthening of government communicators network

BAGUIO CITY  - - Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar vowed to ‘strengthen the information network of the national government with local government units (LGUs) to combat the proliferation of fake news being spread through the social media.

 

TESDA provides livelihood skills training to mothers of 3 SAF 44 heroes

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 17(PIA) - - Mothers of three  members of the Special Action Forces(SAF) 44  recently completed a cake making course at the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade under Emergency Skills Training Program  of the Technical Education and Skills Authority( TESDA).

 

Inclusion of Cordillera culture and values in promoting ASEAN pushed

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) - - As   people of this country,  the Cordillerans  have the obligation to promote  their role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) and  they can do this  by  allowing their  children learn and appreciated  who  they are as Cordillerans and  by  doing  their best as public servants.

 

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Baguio Tourist Attractions

Marker of the Philippine Commission's First Session in Baguio

This is the site of the building where the members of the Philippine Commission met from April 22 to June 11, 1904 and officially initiated the use of Baguio as the Philippine Summer Capital. The Commission was composed of Governor General Luke Wright, president, and Commissioners Henry Ide, Dean C. Worcester, T Padre Tavera, Benito Legarda, Jose de Luzuriaga, James Smith and Cameron Forbes.

Kennon Road and its Builder

Tourist-Spots-in-BaguioNamed after Col. Lyman W. Kennon, who was the final builder of the famous Benguet road, with the help of the industrious Cordillerans and foreign workers. Kennon road is the shortest and the most scenic highway linking Baguio and the lowlands. The lion's head can be found along the way. Final construction of this road was finished in 1903. Col. L. Kennon first ascended to Baguio in 1905. Of the original workers, the Igorots and Japanese were admired for their trustworthiness and willingness to work. Kennon was closed to traffic after the July 16, 1990 earthquake. It is now open to light vehicles only.

Diplomat Hotel on Dominican Hill

diplomatIn May 1911, the councils of the Province of the Dominican Order voted to construct a vacation house in Baguio on a 17-hectare property they had acquired when the American authorities were encouraging people to come here. Actual work started in 1913 under Fr. Roque Ruano and the building was inaugurated on May 23, 1925. To take advantage of the tax exemptions a school called Collegio del Santissimo Rosario was opened in June 1915 but due to the very small enrollment the school closed in 1917, reverting the building to the original vacation house. During WWII refugees first occupied it. Later the Japanese Army Liberation Forces had to bomb out the refugees from the buildings. The five hits left very extensive damage and for a time it was left unrepaired. Reconstruction was started in 1947 and completed in 1948 with most of its pre-war grandeur and beauty restored. In 1973, Diplomat Hotels, Inc. acquired ownership, remodeled the interior into a 33-bedroom hotel with modern facilities, but retained the unique and distinct personality of the Dominican Hill. In the 80's the hotel ceased operations due to the death of one of its majority stockholders. Plans are underway to develop this historical religious landmark into a tourist resort.

Philippine Military Academy

PMAThe Philippine Commission promulgated Act No. 175, which became the basis for the creation of the Philippine Constabulary in August 8, 1905. The school for the officers of the constabulary was first located in Sta. Lucia Barracks in Manila. Later in 1908, it was relocated in Baguio on the site known as Constabulary Hill later renamed Camp Henry T. Allen, in honor of the first chief of the Philippine Constabulary. With the passage of the Jones Law, the school was later changed to "Academy for Officers of the Philippine Constabulary" with a two-year curriculum. In 1908, the course was raised to collegiate level and later lengthened to three years with class 1938 as having the last graduates of that course. When the commonwealth government was established in 1935, the Philippine Military Academy was created in place of the Philippine Constabulary Academy. Under the National Defense Act, the PMA was authorized to maintain cadet strength of 350. Because of increased population, the academy transferred to Teachers Camp in June 1936 where it remained until WWII broke out. After the war the PMA headquarters was temporarily relocated at Camp Murphy and later at Alabang, while Camp Allen was being rehabilitated. Since May 1950 the Philippine Military Academy has found its permanent home at Fort del Pilar, Loakan, Baguio City.

The Mansion

The-Mansion-Baguio-CityThis imposing and majestic mansion has a long list of Filipino Presidents and American governor-generals. It has elegantly structured building and guesthouse. Its gate is patterned after that of London's Buckingham Palace. The Mansion has also been the site of several international conferences and a working office of the President of the Philippines during his visits to the City.

Camp John Hay

camp-john-hay-amphitheaterThis former American recreational facility is currently undergoing development as a world class resort. As of March 27, 1999, the golf course was completed and is now open, The skating rink, picnic area, and the mini golf course at the Scout Hill area are likewise open.

Asin Hot Spring

Located 16 kilometers northwest of Baguio, the resort's main feature is a swimming pool surrounded by thermal springs, lush vegetation and several hanging bridges. It is an ideal respite. This is now eyed to be redeveloped into a tourism resort along with the adjoining tourist attractions of Tuba and Baguio.

Bell Church

The-Bell-Church-of-Baguio-CityThis cluster of temples is located on the border of Baguio City and Trinidad Valley. Its exotic oriental architecture, pagodas roof, ornate gateway, dragon ornaments and Buddha - guarded windows gaze from atop a hill. The Bell Temple priest practices a mixture of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. One may even try having his fortune told.

Burnham Park

Burnham-Park-BaguioIt is the oldest of all Baguio parks. One can unwind from the tension of the day-to-day bustle by biking, skating or simply reflecting on the day's experiences amid a soothing garden backdrop of colorful flowers. It is thickly wooded and is a great place to have picnics and concerts. There are tennis and basketball courts, a football field, athletic oval and an orchidarium.

Mines View Park

Mines-View-Park-Baguio-CityAppropriately named for its breathtaking view of Benguet's mountain ranges where gold, silver and other ores were once quarried. There are souvenir shops around the park offering such items as woodcarvings, woven cloth, ashtrays, shell products and other curio items.

Wright Park

It is sometimes mistakenly called "Ride Park" by some that identify this pine tree park reserve for kiddy horse rides. A long stairway leads to the "Pool of the Pines", a 100 meter long pool of water lined on both sides by the famous Baguio towering pine.