Baguio Latest News

Telco donates reflectorized vests to Baguio City police

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- The Baguio City Police Office got a boost in their task of maintaining a safe, secure and peaceful city from a telecommunication company.

 

Dad offers reward for cleanliness, peace and order efforts

BAGUIO CITY  – Councilor Leandro B. Yangot, Jr. voluntarily offered to provide a cash reward for public order and safety enforcers, market vendors and the general public who arrest unscrupulous individuals indiscriminately dumping their garbage in the public market or in the different parts of the central business district area or those involved in pickpocketing activities in the city.

 

ONE Launches Global Kickboxing League

ONE Championship Kickboxing will launch in Manila, Philippines at ONE: Heroes of Honor on April 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

 

City to consult with stakeholders on fund use

BAGUIO CITY – The local government will consult with the stakeholders on the formulation of a comprehensive master plan on how to sustain the city’s new identity as a creative city and the utilization of the earmarked P2.5 million for crafts and arts.

 

PCOO official encourages Ibaloys to continue enriching their culture

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) -- Presidential Communications Operations Office Director Eugene Earle Jr. encouraged the Ibaloys of Baguio City and Benguet to continue enriching their culture and traditions with the conduct of activities and events such as the Ibaloy Day.

 

Cordillerans should not be confused on autonomy, federalism

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan appealed to the Cordillerans not to be confused on the region’s renewed quest for autonomy vis-à-vis the thrust of the present administration to shift to federal form of government because the two concepts of governance are not in conflict with each other.

 

Bright prospects for Baguio’s tourism industry

BAGUIO CITY – Local feng shui experts disclosed that there will be bright prospects for the sustained growth of the city’s tourism industry during the Year of the Young Earth Dog.

 

OCD-CAR calls for public participation in earthquake drill

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12(PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defence is calling for the support of the people of Cordillera in instilling a culture of disaster preparedness and community resilience in the country by joining the 2018 first quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) set at 2 pm on Thursday, February 15.

 

City to host Luzon-wide Press Conference on Ethical Journalism

BAGUIO CITY  – The city continuous  to be a favorite venue for seminars, conventions, conferences and the like not only due to its being the nation’s undisputed Summer Capital but also the Education Center of the North.

 

Council accepts donation for Burnham Park fountain

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council approved the donation for the repair and rehabilitation of the Burnham lake fountain from two boating concessionaries and for them to restore and repair the lightning-stricken sound and public address system at no cost to the local government.

 

Smoke-free task force inspection of establishments at cbd on

BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Smoke-Free Baguio Task Force conducted inspections of business establishments at the central business district on Feb. 13 and 15 to monitor the extent of compliance to Ordinance No. 34 series of 2017 or Smoke-Free Baguio ordinance.

 

Cordi autonomy bill passes 1st reading in Senate

BAGUIO CITY – The Senate approved on first reading Monday Senate Bill (SB) 1678 or the bill that seeks to establish an autonomous region in the Cordillera which will serve as the Senate version of House Bill (HB) 5343 or the proposed autonomy law pending with the House of Representatives.

 

BC to donate 24 hectares for Baguio’s waste disposal facility

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan announced that Benguet Corporation (BC) will be donating to the local government more than 24 hectares of its Antamok open pit site in Itogon, Benguet which could be used for the establishment of the city’s proposed integrated solid waste disposal facility that will serve as the permanent solution to the current garbage disposal issues and concerns.

 

Continued rise in number of illegitimate children in city a cause for concern

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday expressed concern over the continued rise in the number of illegitimate children in the city.

 

Balili river project

BAGUIO CITY – A four-semester, two-year project for the rehabilitation of the Balili river will be conducted, after a memorandum of agreement signing last Monday with Mayor Mauricio Domogan, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, the academe and partner agencies present.

 

Zubiri files Senate Bill on Cordillera Autonomy

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 12 (PIA) -- Senator Miguel Zubiri fulfilled a recent promise to the Cordillerans by filing a senate bill version of the house bill creating the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera.

 

Carnival to rise at Melvin Jones

MELVIN Jones park will house a carnival by March.

 

City Council not in favor of Jeepney Modernization

BAGUIO CITY  – Vice Mayor Edison Bilog explains why the city council does not support the implementation of jeepney modernization, during a forum last Wednesday.

 

Gov’t not ready for ban on export of minerals

BAGUIO CITY – Kalinga Rep. and Mountain Province caretaker congressman Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang said the government is not yet ready for the implementation of a total ban on the export of minerals because of the reported absence of the needed industries that will utilize the produced minerals aggravated by the high production cost.

 

Kin of Cordilleran Marawi heroes receive aid thru ‘Binnadang’

BAGUIO CITY, Feb.12 (PIA) -- Mothers and wives of the Cordilleran heroes of the Marawi crisis received additional financial support from various donors in a private campaign initiative.

 

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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.