Baguio Latest News

CAR solons to finalize, submit Cordillera autonomy bill

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) -- The Technical Working Group formed by the Committee on Local Government in the House of Representatives is set to meet to finalize  House Bill 5343: “An Act Establishing the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC).”

 

Mindanao lawmakers support passage of Cordillera autonomy bill

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) -- Representatives from Mindanao assured to support the passage of the Cordillera Autonomy Bill in Congress.

 

DepEd reminds parents to ensure safety of children during typhoons

BAGUIO CITY, July 26(PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) is calling on parents to ensure safety of their children especially during typhoons, other weather disturbances, and calamities.

 

Pres’l Task Force calls for stronger partnership in media security and protection

BAGUIO CITY, July 20 (PIA) - - The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) headed by Undersecretary Jose Joel Egco calls  for stronger partnership with media practitioners in ensuring the protection of workers in the industry.

 

DepEd -CAR sheds light on erroneous info on textbooks

BAGUIO CITY, Aug 23 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) in the region clarified that the erroneous information about the Cordillera Region and indigenous peoples in elementary textbooks did not pass through the department’s prescribed quality evaluation process.

 

RTWPB presents new wage order for Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 (PIA) - - The Regional Tripartite Wage and Productivity Board (RTWPB) presented in a press conference on Wednesday Wage Order No. 19 that raises the minimum daily wage in the private sector in the Cordillera region by P20-30.

 

DOE, DAP promote mainstreaming of energy efficiency, conservation at LGU level

BAGUIO CITY, July 26 (PIA) - - The Department of Energy, in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines, engages local government units from National Capital Region and North and Central Luzon in a seminar – workshop here for the mainstreaming of Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) in local communities.

 

PWDs raise concerns in community-based dialogue

BAGUIO CITY, July 20 (PIA) --The federation of Persons with Disabilities in the city appealed to concerned government agencies to fully implement Republic Act 9442 or the Magna Carta of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

 

Videoke challenge for crime prevention marks NCPW

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 16 (PIA) - -The Light Youth Gathering Group, through National Youth Commission’s Youth Organization Regional Program and other partners, is all set for the “Videoke Challenge” for crime prevention advocacy and campaign against illegal drugs.

 

DTI brings in new programs and services to empower Filipino consumers

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 2 (PIA) - - The Department of Trade and Industry brings in new services for Filipino consumers such as expanded SRP (Suggested Retail Price) list and price monitoring that can be readily accessed from mobile phones to further empower Filipinos to be wise and responsive consumers.

 

Cordillera’s 2018 outstanding students conferred

BAGUIO CITY, July 26(PIA) -- The Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP) – Cordillera for 2018 were conferred during the regional awarding ceremony here on Monday, July 23.

 

CRDRRMC calls for stronger collaboration for disaster- resilient communities

BAGUIO CITY, July 19 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council(CDRRMC) reminds partner agencies, local government units, volunteer groups and individuals on the importance of continuing and stronger collaboration in saving lives and ensuring disaster resilient communities.

 

DOH reminds public to be cautious of Leptospirosis

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Cordillera regional office reminds the public to be wary of Leptospirosis with 41 cases already recorded in the region from January to August 4 of this year.

 

DTI calls for stronger partnership for business and consumer empowerment

BAGUIO CITY, July 31 (PIA) - - “Government work is never a one-sided task. It can neither be just the government doing all the work nor the consumer and trade organizations exerting all the efforts. A committed partnership among our sectors must be harnessed in order to effectively address consumer protection issues and affect positive change. ”

 

CRDRRMC reiterates public vigilance for effects of ‘habagat”

BAGUIO CITY, July 23 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) reiterates its public advisory for people to continue to be vigilant of possible threat of moderate to heavy rains being brought by the Southwest monsoon or Habagat, with 44 incidents of landslides and soil erosions recorded in the region since July 15.

 

DA promotes Halal Food Industry Development Program in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - - The Department of Agriculture brought the Halal Food Industry promotions to Cordillera stakeholders with the conduct of an orientation and workshop on Republic Act 10817 or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotions Act of 2016 in the city last week.

 

Cordillera autonomy gets support from Senators

MANILA, Aug. 16(PIA) -- The bid for a Cordillera autonomous region has gathered more support from in the national level.

 

DILG invites CSOs as Federalism advocacy partners

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA)-- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) invites interested civil society organizations(CSOs) to seek accreditation from them to be their partners in the nationwide information campaign on Federalism.

 

US Ambassador holds post US independence celebration in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- Ambassador Sung Kim hosted a cocktail party to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of independence of the United States of America at the Ambassador’s Residence in this mountain resort over the weekend.

 

Baguio City female jail dorm sustains anti-smoking, illegal drugs-free campaign

BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - - Advocacy for smoke-free and illegal drugs – free facility   remains strong at the City Jail Female dormitory.

 

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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.