Baguio Latest News

Parking exemptions to building owners to be revoked

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council is studying the possibility of revoking all the previous exemptions granted by the local legislative body to several building owners to use the Ganza parking area and other private parking areas in the city as their off-site parking spaces to correct their deficiencies in parking slots within their structures.


UP Baguio Masterplan Pushes Green Campus Development

BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA)  -- With the growth of Baguio City as a learning hub of the North, the University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio continues to develop itself as a central knowledge district through its approved Masterplan Development Plan which highlights environmental preservation, interaction, and accessibility.


Gov’t., USAID bring Open Government initiatives to NL stakeholders

BAGUIO CITY, March  12 (PIA) - - The Participatory Governance Cluster in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development(USAID)  presented  the Open Government and Participatory Governance initiative to North Luzon (Regions, 1, 2, 3 and CAR) stakeholders  in a two – day  regional dialogue here.


Women and men need to support each other in making positive change work

BAGUIO CITY, March 9 (PIA) -- “In making positive change work for women, let us simplify our expectations and goals and let us start doing it now.”


Senate to tackle Cordi autonomy bill

BAGUIO CITY  – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III vowed to work on the deliberations of Senate Bill (SB) No. 1678 or the Senate’s counterpart bill for the establishment of an Autonomous Region in the Cordillera (ARC) while the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is still being discussed on the committee level.


DOH cautions public on flu-like illnesses, other summer diseases

BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA) -- With the changing weather being experienced in the Cordillera highlands – the cold breeze associated with the Northeast monsoon (Amihan) mixed with the heat of the upcoming summer, the Department of Health advises the public to be on the look out   for Influenza - like illness (ILI) and other summer diseases.


Burnham Park non-motorized wheeled vehicle rental ordinance pushed

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance known as the Burnham Park non-motorized wheeled vehicle rental measure.


PMA graduation set March 18

BAGUIO CITY, March 9 (PIA) -- A total of 282 cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class (Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas) will graduate on March 18 with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as the guest of honor and speaker.


Two Cordillerans in PMA Top 10

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 16 (PIA) -- Two Cordillerans are  among the Top 10 of the graduating cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alab Tala Class of 2018.


Household helpers treated to a day of fun, learning and wellness

BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA) -- Around 100 household helpers in the Baguio – Benguet area  had a  day of fun, learning and free health and wellness services last  Sunday during the celebration of  the “Araw ng Kasambahay” at the City Hall  Multi – purpose Hall.


Probe on Uabac illegal mining ordered

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the concerned government and law enforcement agencies to conduct an investigation on the alleged resumption of illegal small-scale mining operations in sitio Uabac, Camp 7 in response to numerous complaints from concerned residents in the area on the serious negative impact of the underground activities to the stability of the place.


BFP calls for public support in assuring fire safety and prevention

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection Cordillera Regional Office welcomed March with the launching of the observance of Fire Prevention Month which for this year adopts the theme, “Ligtas na Pilipinas Ang Ating Hangad, Pag-iingat sa Sunog ay sa Sarili Ipatupad”.


Baguio holds Luzon Culture and Arts Festival

BAGUIO CITY, March 16 (PIA) -- A showcase of the rich culture and tradition of the Cordillera region kicked off the Luzon Culture and Arts Festival on Wednesday (March 14) at the University of Baguio (UB) carpark area.


Lingkod Bayan awardee says self-motivation inspires one to do more

BAGUIO CITY, March 14 (PIA) - - What drives you? Para kanino ka bumabangon? What makes you eager to start your day?


Pag-IBIG Fund calls for partnership with LGUs in building sustainable communities

BAGUIO CITY, March 9(PIA) -- Pag-IBIG or the Home Mutual Development Fund called  on local government units of North Luzon to help not only  in  building housing projects for the Filipino people but more importantly on building sustainable communities.


90 percent of POS, CRMs with discrepancies – BIR

BAGUIO CITY  – More than ninety percent of the more than 5,000 point of sale (POS) and cash register machines (CRMs) inspected by fraud experts of the Cordillera office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR-CAR) in the different parts of the region have discrepancies that have deprived the government of taxes due.


Ilonggo Tops 2018 PMA Graduating Class

BAGUIO CITY, March 15 (PIA)  --  Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Honotria of Balabag, Pavia, Iloilo tops the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alagad ng Lahing Binigkis ng Tapang at Lakas (Alab Tala) Class of 2018.


Baguio City recognizes 5 women leaders of 2018

BAGUIO CITY, March 12 (PIA) -- Five women leaders were recognized as 2018 Outstanding Women Leaders of Baguio for their contributions to the development of various sectors in the city.


Baguio kidney patients reiterate call for free dialysis treatment

BAGUIO CITY, March 9 (PIA) - - Burdened by financial difficulties in maintaining a lifetime dialysis treatment, kidney patients  seeking treatment in the city reiterated  their  appeal  for the government to provide free dialysis treatment.


Panagbenga recognized for community cooperation, contribution to economy

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- The Summer Capital’s famous Panagbenga Festival  gained recognition from top government officials for community cooperation leading to its successful staging and for its contribution in boosting the country’s tourism industry.


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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.