Baguio Latest News

PDEA-Cordillera closely monitoring bars

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the Cordillera will continue to keep an eye on the different bars in Baguio City for illegal party drugs.


House okays bill increasing bed capacity of Baguio Gen. Hospital

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 6 (PIA) -- The Lower House unanimously voted for the approval on third and final reading the bill that seeks to increase the bed capacity of Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC).


Put up of child minding centers in city proposed

BAGUIO CITY  – The City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance providing for the put up of child-minding services and lying-in clinics in the city to take care for the time being of the children of mothers delivering babies.


Public urged to practice healthy lifestyle to reduce cancer risk

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- Medical officers prompt the public to adopt or maintain healthy lifestyle to help prevent cancer.


Council fumes over stalls in Burnham Park

MEMBERS of Baguio City Council are fuming over stall extensions and a carnival operating at Burnham Park.


DOH-CAR, CSOs partner for RPRH law implementation

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Health-Cordillera regional office is partnering with civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure that responsible parenthood and reproductive health services and information reach communities where there is an urgent unmet need for family planning among couples and women of reproductive age.


Kennon Road to become ‘all-weather’ highway

BAGUIO CITY  – The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) is currently studying for the possible conversion of the historic Kennon road into an ‘all-weather highway’ to make travel to the country’s undisputed Summer Capital easier with connections to the planned Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) exit in Rosario, La Union by the end of the year.


Empower women against VAW

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- Violence against women (VAW) is threat to human security so women should know their rights and be empowered.


Baguio not abandoning request over Dairy Farm property

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan underscored that the city is not abandoning its request to the Department of Agriculture (DA-CAR) for the segregation of a 10-hectare portion of the 92-hectare Baguio Dairy Farm to be used for the priority needs of the city.


Museo Kordilyera adds educational facet to tourism experience in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- With the Cordillera being home to various indigenous tribes and rich cultural heritage, the Museo Kordilyera of the University of the Philippines-Baguio (UP-Baguio) has added an educational facet to the tourism experience in Baguio City.


Roque attends Panagbenga opening

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- The City Government of Baguio and the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. opened Thursday the Panagbenga 2018 with a parade and a program with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque as the guest of honor and speaker.


NLEX reminds truckers to comply with weight limit

BAGUIO CITY  – The management of the NLEX Corporation urged truckers to strictly comply with the load limit being imposed along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to prevent the delays in the delivery of basic goods to the various markets in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.


DENR to impose new requirements for Mt. Pulag trekkers

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) plans to impose additional requirements for hikers wanting to climb Mount Pulag in the wake of the forest fire that damaged a large portion of the national park recently.


OWWA renews partnership with LGUs for migrant desk office

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) strengthens its partnership with Baguio – Benguet local government units through the renewal of commitment to establish Migrant Desk Office in the localities.


Palace official says TRAIN has minimal effect on agri products

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- The new tax reform law will have minimal effect on agricultural products, a Palace official said.


Cordillera autonomy bill less controversial

BAGUIO CITY February 01 – An autonomy and federalism expert underscored that House Bill (HB) 5343 or the bill that seeks to establish the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC) is less controversial compared to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) that is being pursued by the administration for Muslim Mindanao, thus, its enactment into law should not encounter rough sailing in Congress.


70 CAR LGUs to receive Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) –About 90 percent of the municipal and city local government units (LGUs) in the Cordillera region are implementing programs and services that promote the well-being of children, and are set to receive the Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG).


43 individuals finish training for livelihood opportunities

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 7 (PIA) -- Forty three men and women successfully completed their technical – vocational courses and were provided with livelihood tool kits under the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP).


DepEd–CAR partners with job contracting service provider for ALS learners

BAGUIO CITY, Feb. 2 (PIA) -- The Department of Education-Cordillera Regional Office (DepEd-CAR) has partnered with a legitimate job contracting service provider in its efforts to provide Alternative Learning System (ALS) learners and graduates job opportunities and enable them to acquire the necessary skills, attitude, and work values.


DOH advises public against Dengue, other emerging diseases

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- The Department of Health advises the public anew to be wary of Dengue that is on the uptrend. Alert is also up against Acute Viral Hepatitis, Hand Foot and Mouth Diseases (HFMD) and Leptospirosis, the emerging diseases in 2017.


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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.