Baguio Latest News

Baguio media club gives red carpet treatment to 4 Lucky Summer Visitors

BAGUIO CITY (PIA) - - The Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club, the biggest and oldest media group here in the Summer Capital,  provided a “red carpet” treatment to another batch of Baguio – Benguet Lucky Summer Visitors during the Holy Week.


Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center inaugurates Cancer Institute

BAGUIO CITY, April 12 (PIA) - -  The national government  gives people in Northern Luzon  better  access to quality health care with the opening of the  new Cancer Institute of the  Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center(BGHMC).


More involvement of men for women empowerment urged

BAGUIO CITY, Mar.31 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development – Cordillera believes that there is a need for more participation of men for women empowerment.


Water rationing looms

WITH the decline of water supply in the summer season, the Baguio Water District (BWD) is set to reduce distribution among consumers.

BWD general manager Salvador Royeca said demand during the summer may reach 64,329 cubic meters per day but only 44,774 cubic meters/day will be available. "Pababa ang water source ngayong summer kaya kailangang ding magbawas ng distribution sa ibang areas,” said Royeca. Royeca said the BWD is keen on pushing for the bulk water project that would solve the lack of water supply in the Summer Capital.

A rain harvesting facility is also being eyed inside the Busol Watershed and the renovation of the Santo Tomas Rain Basin. The BWD official added these projects are seen to cover the city’s demand for water. "These will reduce the gap of water supply based on the supply and demand, talagang tumataas ang demand," as Royeca explained the population is also increasing including establishments. Royeca meanwhile called on the public to help in the protection of the remaining watershed in the city.

Around 43 percent of the fencing of Busol watershed was completed to prevent encroachment of informal settlers and illegal loggers. Royeca meanwhile said BWD has yet to deliberate on their next move following the decision of the Pollution Adjudication Board (PAB) of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regarding the illegal tree cutting activity in Santo Tomas which affected the water source of the city. "We still have to talk with the board," Royeca said. Royeca added with the different restoration programs in Santo Tomas, the water source has fully recovered as BWD personnel continue monitoring debris from the mountain affecting the water source. BWD is expecting more the 379,293 population of the city in 2022, with demand expecting to reach 77,804 cubic meters per day. By Ian Jefery Addatu, Published in the SunStar Baguio newspaper



Team Lakay brooms ONE: Kings of Destiny

PASAY CITY -- Team Lakay brought out the brooms Friday evening, April 21, as it went 5–0 in the ONE Championship event dubbed: Kings of Destiny at the jam packed Mall of Asia Arena.


Pag-IBIG Fund upgrading its systems, advises members to secure membership ID

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 29 (PIA)- -The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG Fund Member Services Branch is currently upgrading  its system  to ensure accuracy in the recording of members’ transactions and to speed up the processing of loan applications and provident benefit claims.


Mentor ME Program for SMEs launched in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 31 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry in partnership with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) and the Go Nprivate sector launched the Mentor ME a program that would guide and support the small and micro enterprises.


Data gathering on for barangay merging

ASSOCIATION of Barangay Council-Baguio president Michael Lawana said data gathering for the proposed merging of 128 villages will commence.


Eduard Folayang ready to face Malaysian Ev Ting

WITH a little more than two weeks to go to fight night, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang (17-5) is hard at work at the high-altitudes of Baguio City.


BFP reminds public to always prioritize fire safety and prevention at home

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 31 (PIA) - - The Bureau of Fire Protection in the   region reiterates to the public to always prioritize fire safety in their respective homes to ensure the safety of their families and properties.


RNC sustains support for nutrition education for Pantawid families

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 31 (PIA) - - The implementation of nutrition education for Pantawid families through the Family Development Sessions (FDS) gets the support anew of the Regional Nutrition Committee(RNC).


RDC optimistic of new autonomy bill

THE Regional Development Council in the Cordillera region received a boost with the official filing of House Bill 5343, “An Act Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC)” on March 20 during the First Regular Session of the 17th Congress.


Belingon eyes emphatic victory over Toni Tauru

FILIPINO fighter Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon is seeking a statement-making victory as he is set to face Toni “Dynamite” Tauru in the undercard of ONE: Kings of Destiny in Manila on April 21.


SOCOB to establish Baguio Room at the City Library

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 31 (PIA) -- The Society of Outstanding Citizens of Baguio (SOCOB) is bent  on creating a Baguio City section at the City Public Library to cater to the local history and other contemporary materials of this mountain resort.


DOH-CAR aims for health for all Cordillerans

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 30(PIA)- -The Department of Health in the region  aims for a healthy Cordillera   by 2022   through  the Philippine Health Agenda of the Duterte Administration, with the theme, “All For Health Towards Health for All” or Lahat Para sa Kalusugan! Tungo sa Kalusugan Para sa Lahat”.


Cordillera low on savings; high expenses – PSA

IN A study by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the average monthly income of a Cordilleran family almost surpasses its average expenses indicating a low saving’s trend.


Banario to face Jartim in updated Kings of Destiny card

ORIGINALLY slated to take on Rob Lisita, Team Lakay’s Honorio Banario will instead face Jaroslav Jartim of Czech Republic in the undercard of ONE Championship’s Kings of Destiny slated on April 21 at the Mall of Asia Arena.


CHR – CAR conducts multi – sectoral discussion on Magna Carta of Women

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 31(PIA) - - In observance of Women’s Month, the Commission on Human Rights Cordillera regional office spearheaded multi – sectoral discussion on the Magna Carta of Women on March 28 here.


Muslims in Baguio want peace and harmony

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 30 (PIA)- -  The Muslim community in Baguio City is  working side by side with the  residents to protect the city  they consider their second home against criminality and terrorism.


Cordillera arts, culture highlight UB Founders' Day

BAGUIO CITY, Mar.24 (PIA) -- A celebration of the rich culture and arts of the Cordilleras highlighted this year’s University of Baguio Founders' Day.


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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.