Baguio Latest News

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.

 

NNC promotes backyard gardening to address micro - nutrient deficiency

BAGUIO CITY,July 6 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council launched the July observance of Nutrition Month with the theme “Ugaliing Magtanim, Sapat na Nutrisyon Aanihin”, in efforts  to prevent micronutrient deficiency by promoting vegetable and fruit gardening in backyards.

 

DENR Sec calls on Cordillerans to protect environment

BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA) -- Environmental and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu calls for cooperation and support of the Cordillerans and the Filipino nation to protect and conserve the country’s environment and natural resources.

 

Travelers in N. Luzon encouraged to use Clark Airport

BAGUIO CITY, June 27 (PIA) -- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) continues to encourage more travelers from the Northern and Central Luzon to fly in and out via Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga.

 

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).

 

Baguio Health Office cautions public on dengue, other rainy day illnesses

BAGUIO CITY, July 6(PIA) - - The Baguio City Health Services Office reminds the public anew to be wary of Dengue which cases usually increase during the rainy season.

 

DOT Usec trusts Federalism could push regional development

BAGUIO CITY, June 29(PIA) – A former mayor and now department undersecretary believes federalism could decentralize powers from the national government, push regionaldevelopmentand eliminate the long-standing inequalities between the regions.

 

Establishments urged to monitor CCTV for added protection

BAGUIO CITY, June 25 (PIA) -- The Baguio City Police Office is recommending to business establishments to monitor their closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) or surveillance cameras as addition to crime prevention measures and protection.

 

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.

 

Cordillera Unity Gong brings govt services to the provinces

BAGUIO CITY, July 6(PIA) -- The sectoral committees of the Regional Development Council(RDC) will lead activities to bring services to the people in the different provinces as part of the Cordillera Unity Gong Relay which is a major activity of the 31st Cordillera Month celebration.

 

Cordillerans affirm support to federalism alongside regional autonomy

BAGUIO CITY, June 28 (PIA) - - The Cordillera leg of the Regional Consultation on Federalism was successfully held here at the Summer Capital with seven members of the Consultative Committee providing information on their proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution, multi – sector providing  their inputs and  affirming their support to  federalism alongside the push for regional autonomy.

 

Baguio lines up programs to boost its being “Creative City”

BAGUIO CITY, June 25 (PIA) - - The city government has listed major programs in boosting its title as “creative city” in the field of crafts and folk art by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network.

 

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.

 

CRDRRMC reiterates call for high level of preparedness this rainy season

BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA)--The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) reiterated to council members the need to ensure that the level of preparedness for hydro meteorological hazards especially this rainy season must be anchored on worst case scenario.

 

DENR-EMB recognizes LGUs for implementation of environmental laws

BAGUIO CITY, June 28 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Environmental Management Bureau(DENR-EMB) in the Cordillera region recognized the various local government units who have exhibited exemplary contribution in environmental protection and enhancement.

 

DOE to check geothermal energy viability in 3 Cordillera communities

BAGUIO CITY, June 24 (PIA) -- The Department of Energy is set to  conduct a study on the geothermal energy potential  in  three communities in the region.

 

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.

 

ConCom supports Cordi autonomy bid, assures retention in Constitution

BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA) -- The Constitutional Committee(ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution encouraged the leaders of the Cordillera through the Regional Development Council (RDC) to continue their effort towards attainment of an autonomous status.

 

80 Baguio City police train on TOPCOP

BAGUIO CITY, June 28 (PIA)--Eighty police personnel from the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) completed the Tourist-Oriented Police for Community, Order and Protection (TOPCOP) seminartowards a more efficient promotion of tourism through a safe and secure environment in the region.

 

DOE dialogues with oil industry players in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, June 22 (PIA) - - The Department of Energy, in response to the request of the City Government of Baguio, conducted a consultation meeting with  oil retailers to look into the concern of higher prices of oil products in the City compared to the other parts of North Luzon.

 

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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.