Baguio Latest News

NYC brings out issue of teenage pregnancy in “In Her Shoes” parade

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 8 (PIA) - - Males had the feel of what women go through  last Monday morning.  Wearing women’s shoes and dressed like pregnant women, they participated in the National Youth Commission- led parade down Session Road here.


8th Ibaloy Day keeps IP culture alive

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) - - The native Baguio and Benguet tribes successfully celebrated the 8th year staging of Ibaloy Day in this Summer capital of the country last week.


City gov’t, BFFFI affirm successful conduct of Panagbenga parades

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 3 (PIA) - - The city government of Baguio and the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc.  conveyed their gratitude to all those who helped in the successful conduct of Panagbenga 2017 grand parades last February 25 and 26.


DOH-CAR recognizes partners in health programs

BAGUIO CITY, Feb 20 (PIA) -- The Department of Health- Cordillera recognized the partners in implementing various programs and advocacies in the region towards a better and healthier life among the Cordillerans.


Baguio City Police conducts anti – drug short film contest for high school studes

BAGUIO CITY, Mar.9 (PIA) - - The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO), in partnership with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Department of Education (DepEd)) conducted a short film contest on  war on drugs among high school students  in the city  in line with their peace and order education campaign.


Tadian LGU proposes technology-bridge research station establishment

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) - -   A technology-bridge concept through the establishment of a Research Outreach Station (ROS) proposed by a local government in Mountain Province may be the answer to low farm productivity and profitability in the area.


City dad, BCPO assure safety of public in Panagbenga parades

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 23 (PIA) -- The City Government and the Baguio City Police Office(BCPO) assured the  safety and security of tourists and locals for the  upcoming activities  highlighting  the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga  this  weekend.


SC Justice Carpio to talk on West Philippine Sea decision in UC

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 23 (PIA) -- Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio talked on the international tribunal’s landmark ruling on the West Philippine Sea at the University of the Cordilleras on Friday, February 24.


PEZA presents new thrust to bolster investment

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 10(PIA) - - Revolutionization is now the by word of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) in enhancing its thrust to bolster investments across towns, cities, provinces, regions and outside the country.


DOT-CAR partners with local leaders’ spouses for tourism development

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 2(PIA) - - The Department of Tourism –Cordillera (DOT- CAR) found an ally in its tourism development projects in the Inspirational Women of Cordilleras (IWOC), a group of spouses of elected local officials in the region.


DSWD calls for a continuing partnership in the delivery of services to the people

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 23 (PIA) - -The Department  of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) Cordillera regional office  calls for a continuing partnership in addressing the socio – economic concerns  of the people even as it   reported a sound performance in  the delivery of services last year.


DOT assists Baguio City in formulating its tourism development plan

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) - - the Department of Tourism –Cordillera(DOT – CAR)  is  assisting  the city in the formulation of a Tourism Development Plan   and   spearheaded a stakeholders consultation  at the Baguio Country Club  on February 15.


Pres. Duterte to grace PMA graduation

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 10(PIA)- - President Rodrigo Duterte  will be the guest of honor and speaker in the commencement exercises of Philippine Military Academy “SALAKNIB”  Class of 2017 at  Fort del Pilar here on Sunday, March 12.


Recognition of outstanding women leaders highlights Kababaihan Festival

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 3 (PIA) - - The awarding of the 2017 Search for Baguio City’s Outstanding Women Leaders or OWLs and the giving of special recognition to distinguished women  highlights  the  city’s  celebration of National Women’s Month.


Muslim community, city gov’t, hold forum on peace and harmony

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) - - The Muslim community in the city, in partnership with the City government and the Baguio City Police Office(BCPO), recently conducted a forum that aims to promote and foster understanding between the Muslim community and law enforcement agencies last February 12.


Labor Secretary assures OFWs welfare and protection a govt. priority

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) - - The welfare and protection of Overseas Filipino Workers is a priority of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.


New RDC chair to prioritize development and autonomy in the Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 11 (PIA) -- Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan vowed to prioritize the development of the Cordillera  alongside the  quest for regional autonomy as he sits as the new  chairman of the Cordillera Regional Development Council.


DOT, partners launch Project “Puraw” community painting project

BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 3 (PIA) - - The Department of Tourism  abd its partners formally  launched project “Puraw” or the White Roofs Community Painting Project for Quirino Hill  here on Saturday, February 25.


CHR conducts dialogue on proposed death penalty in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 20 (PIA) - - The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) - Cordillera Regional Office spearheaded a community – based dialogue on the proposed death penalty bill at Health 101 Lodge here.


Strong potential of Cordillera for financial autonomy affirmed

BAGUIO CITY, Feb.15 - - “Cordillera has a strong potential to sustain its financial capacity if it becomes an autonomous region as compared with other regions.”


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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.