Baguio Latest News

COMELEC engages youth in ‘KEBS’ voters’ education campaign

BAGUIO CITY, (PIA) - - The Know Elections Better Superfriends (KEBS) campaign of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) engages the youth to actively participate in the electoral process to transform a carefree mentality into drawing interest through voter education in choosing the right leaders who could manage without compromising the interest of the community and the country.

 

EMB-CAR warns local officials on solid waste compliance

BAGUIO CITY  – The Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) warned local officials regionwide that they can be imposed a fine of up to P1 million or they could be imprisoned for up to six years once they continue to disregard their mandated compliance to the provisions of Republic Act (RA) 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, specifically the closure of open dumpsites and the establishment of environmentally acceptable solid disposal facilities.

 

18 HIV cases recorded in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY  – The Cordillera office of the Department of Health (DOH-CAR) recorded eighteen new human immune virus (HIV) cases in the region for the first two months of the year, saying that the number of HIV cases being reported is now alarming, especially among those men having sex with men (MSM).

 

Casamata Hill National Park – PAMB to be more resolved of its role

BAGUIO CITY, May 19 (PIA) -- Members of the Casamata Hill National Park – Protected Area Management Board (CHNP-PAMB) in Bangued , Abra   have picked up some  learnings   from the  Upper Agno River Basin Resource Reserve (UARBRR) – PAMB  on  asserting  their  role  in the  management of their protected areas.

 

Go files bill for Baguio General Hospital’s additional bed capacity

BAGUIO CITY, May 25 (PIA)- -  In order to  accommodate more patients at  the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), Baguio Representative  Mark Go filed  House Bill 5442  seeking to increase the hospital’s  500 bed capacity to 800 beds.

 

Mayor defends order on new truck ban exemption

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored the importance of the issuance of Administrative Order No. 050, series of 2017 that granted exemptions to trucks loaded with perishable goods, those containing mine ore concentrate from large-scale mining companies and water delivery trucks from the coverage of the provisions of Ordinance No. 05, series of 2017, saying that it was a move to address the urgency of the matter considering the numerous requests for exemption from the truck ban.

 

P15-P25 daily wage hike in Cordillera okayed

BAGUIO CITY – The Cordillera Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB-CAR) approved a P15-P25 daily wage increase for minimum wage earners covering all industries in the different parts of the region effective fifteen days after the wage order’s publication in a newspaper of general circulation.

 

UC highlights Cordilleran culture in COR de MAYO Festival

BAGUIO CITY, May 17(PIA) -- The University of the Cordilleras is inviting the public to experience the rich culture and tradition of the Cordilleras in the "COR de MAYO" festival set on May 17 to 20 at the UC in Baguio City.

 

DTI holds public consultation on the grant of Bagwis Award

BAGUIO CITY, May 24(PIA) - -Tthe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)  recently  held  public consultation on the draft Department Administrative Order   on the guidelines on the grant of Bagwis Award to business establishments that uphold consumers’ rights and interest, and practice business ethics.

 

10 city hall personnel to be deputized

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan revealed that the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation and Railways (DOTR) coordinated with his office for the identification of ten personnel of the local government to be deputized by the agency to help in the intensified implementation of the Land Transportation Code of the Philippines as part of decongesting traffic in the various city and barangay roads.

 

NYC invites young filmmakers to join Sine Kabataan Short Film Festival

BAGUIO CITY, May 19 (PIA) - - The National Youth Commission is calling on young adults who are short film enthusiasts to join the NYC Sine Kabataan Short Film Festival.

 

 RDC-CAR convenes regional planners conference

BAGUIO CITY, May 15 - -The Regional Development Council–Cordillera Administrative Region (RDC-CAR) recently gathered together local and regional planners to discuss various development issues and concerns affecting the region.

 

BSU pushes for RDE collaboration for attainment of Sustainable Development Goals

BAGUIO CITY, May 25 (PIA) - - The Benguet State University (BSU) is pushing for stronger collaboration with local and international RDEs (Research, Development and Extension) entities and institutions for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Passage of anti-smoking edict a public health victory

BAGUIO CITY  – Health authorities claimed the passage of Ordinance No. 34, series of 2017 which prohibits the use, sale, distribution and advertisement of cigarettes and other tobacco products in certain places in the city and imposing penalties for violations is a public health victory.

 

Wyett ‘Kid Innovator’ wins P100K S&T showcase for his school

BAGUIO CITY, May 19(PIA) - - For winning the Kid Innovator category in the second season search of   Wyett Phils. Inc.  in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology, Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) student, Jericho Villarico, secures for his school P100, 000 worth of Science and Technology gadgets.

 

738 Hired - On- The- Spot at the Labor Day Jobs Fair at Baguio Convention Center

BAGUIO CITY, May 4 (PIA) - - The  Labor Day “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan” (TNK) Jobs and Business Fairs at  the Baguio Convention Center  was successfully conducted with   738 applicants  Hired – On – The – Spot(HOTS) .

 

3 drug suspects arrested in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Three drug personalities were arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in their possession illegal drugs and assorted drug paraphernalia during a buy bust operation at Padre Burgos barangay, here, Saturday evening.

 

RDC, RPOC committed to ending violence

BAGUIO CITY  – The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) committed to helping in the national government’s cause to end violence and to the attainment of a permanent ceasefire that will put an end to hostilities between the military and the communist rebels that will translate to rural development and the eventual eradication of poverty.

 

Government Peace Panel holds consultation workshop in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, May 19 (PIA) -- The Government Peace Panel held a two-day consultation workshop with officials and community leaders from the Cordillera region as part of the campaign of the Duterte Administration for lasting peace in the country.

 

Religious groups ask Baguio City Council to stop e-bingo

RELIGIOUS groups asked the Baguio City Council to stop the operation of electronic bingo (e-bingo) outlets in the city.

 

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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.