Baguio Latest News

Solution to city’s solid waste problem sought

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance adopting the Bigay Dangal sa Kabuhayan (BIDAKA) program as a means of livelihood for residents and as one of the alternative and feasible solutions to the solid waste management problems of the city.


Early registration for DepEd learners starts Jan. 27

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 25 (PIA) -- Starting this Saturday, January 27 to February 28, parents and guardians of learners in Kindergarten to Grade 12 this school year 2018-2019 may early register their children in any public elementary and secondary school they wish to study.


Baguio IPs seek recall of affirmation

BAGUIO CITY  – Concerned indigenous peoples (IPs) in the city petitioned the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) central office to recall the certificate of affirmation that it previously issued to the city’s purported Indigenous peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR, Roger Sinot, due to alleged irregularities in the selection process and the questionable qualifications of the said individual.


DFA reminds that passport application appointment is online, free of charge

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- The Department of Foreign Affairs- Baguio Consular Office reminds the public that passport application appointment is online and free of charge.


2 Cordillerans named to Charter review body

BAGUIO CITY  – President Rodrigo R. Duterte fulfilled one of his promises during a meeting with cordillera leaders in the Palace last July when he appointed two full-blooded Cordillerans to be part of the 25-member Consultative Committee that serve as the advisory body in the drafting of a new Charter for the planned shift to federal form of government.


First Bakun priest ordained for Diocese of Baguio

Deacon Christoper Aguyos Aban became the first priest from Dalingoan, Sinacbat, Bakun, Benguet to be ordained in the Diocese of Baguio and the first-ever Bakunian to become part of the Catholic church during ordination rites at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Ampusongan, Bakun, Benguet on Friday, January 12, 2018.


Zubiri vows to champion Cordi autonomy bill in Senate

Batasan,Quezon City  – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri assured Cordillera autonomy advocates that he will personally file in the Senate the counterpart bill of House Bill (HB) 5343 or the bill that seeks to establish the Autonomous Region in the Cordillera to allow its simultaneous deliberation with the Palace version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.


Abra, Mt. Province hires top archery coaches for Caraa meet

EVEN with the hiring of top trainers by the different provinces, Baguio City archery coach John Hongitan remains upbeat of the city’s chances when the 2018 edition of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (Caraa) opens February 4.


Baguio folk warned on compliance to segregation of garbage

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan warned residents in the city’s 128 barangays that their garbage will not be collected by the city’s garbage trucks in the identified pick up points once it is not segregated.


Council scraps P5M for barangay merger

BAGUIO CITY  – The local legislative body decided to scrap from the proposed P2.056 billion annual budget of the city this year the amount of P5 million earmarked for the planned merger of the city’s 128 barangays as the plebiscite for the merger is still uncertain.


Drones to enhance DPWH road slope, bridge survey operations

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- With the Build Build Build program of the Duterte Administration, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) introduced the use of drones to minimize time and maximize outputs in road slope and bridge surveys of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).


DOH iterates total ban on sale and use of firecrackers can ensure public safety

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- The Department of Health reiterates its call for the public, local government units and other partner agencies to continue to push for a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers to ensure health and safety especially of children.


Better, bigger Panagbenga festivities assured

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan assured residents and visitors that the activities lined up for the 23rd edition of Panagbenga will be better and bigger because of the expected increased participation of the barangays, the education institutions, multinational and local corporations, especially in the highlights of the flower festival.


PhilHealth accrediting nurses for maternal, child health services

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA) -- Nurses who are providing professional health care services to mothers and their newborn in birthing homes can now apply for accreditation from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).


DOST-CAR deploys STARBOOKS in 42 public schools

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- Science and technology (S&T) awareness among Cordillera students is expected to be heightened with the installation of digital libraries in at least 42 public schools in the region.


BGHMC AdBoard, FRB Foundation share joy to city inmates

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center Advisory Board and the Fernando – Rosa Bautista Foundation continue to share blessings, this time to the inmates of the Baguio City Jail.


Agencies urged to check operation of language schools

BAGUIO CITY  – Concerned sectors in the city are calling on various government agencies overseeing the operation of language schools to check whether or not the said institutions are operating pursuant to the parameters of the permits issued to their operators.


TRAIN to benefit indigent senior citizens, 4Ps households

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- The implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is set to benefit 85,048 indigent senior citizens and more than 63,000 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps households in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) through an additional P200 monthly subsidy.


OWWA’s Balik–Pinas, BalikHanapbuhay assists distressed OFWs to start over

Many Filipinos still opt to go abroad in search for greener pasture but not all overseas workers find success, there are others who are caught in bad situation or experience that force them to come home weary, penniless and beaten.


Baguio City launches National Bible Month

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 15 (PIA) -- The City Government of Baguio through the Baguio Character Council launched the National Bible Month celebration during the first Monday flag ceremony of the year at the city hall grounds.


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.