Baguio Latest News

Some tourist destinations in Benguet, Mt. Province closed due to heavy rains

BAGUIO CITY, July 28(PIA) -- Due to the strong and continuing downpour, authorities on Friday closed several tourist destinations in Benguet and Mountain Province to ensure the safety of tourists and other visitors including the locals.

 

Rondalla music campers serenade city folks

BAGUIO CITY, July 26 (PIA) - - -More than 100 rondalla musicians performed recently at the CAP-John Hay Trade & Cultural Center strengthening the magical effects of music in this mountain resort.

 

Pres. Duterte assures support to Cordillera autonomy and development

BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Duterte assured his  support to the attainment of a Cordillera Autonomous Region and the continued development of the region.

 

TESDA grants P8.6 M-worth of tech – voc scholarship for Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, July 14(PIA) - - Here’s a good news for the youth and other interested individuals.

 

Families of fallen heroes receive financial support from private sector

BAGUIO CITY, July 28 (PIA) – Families  of  the three Cordilleran fallen heroes of Marawi City were among the 101 families who received financial support at the Malacañan Palace on Tuesday, July 25.

 

Contractor risks cancellation of permits

BAGUIO City Councilor Leandro Yangot warned that he will move to cancel the permits of EBA Construction if it does not speed up the repair of the South Drive section damaged by the ongoing construction of a nine-storey building.

 

NCCA, partner hold first Rondalla Camp in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - - The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in partnership with the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and the Musicology Society of the Philippines and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, opened the first Rondalla Music camp attended by 125 scholars.

 

Sec. Dureza affirms support for regional autonomy

BAGUIO CITY, July 14 (PIA) - - Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza affirmed his support to Cordillera’s pursuit of regional autonomy during the Cordillera Unity Gong  caravan  turn – over program at the Baguio City Hall grounds today.

 

Duterte Administration gives priority to culture and arts

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA) -- Culture and art workers and advocates in the country are elated on the Duterte Administration giving importance to Filipino culture and heritage.

 

DOH strengthens partnership with stakeholders for a healthy Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, July 25 (PIA) - - The Department of Health Cordillera Regional Office convened partners and other stakeholders for the 2017 Regional Health Summit  last  week to strengthen partnership and cooperation in pushing for a healthy Cordillera and for the attainment of the Philippine Health Agenda.

 

NNC urges public to focus on healthy diet to avoid non-communicable diseases

BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the region urges everyone to focus on healthy diet to control overweight and obesity across all ages in line with this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month.

 

30 years of driving CAR

In Barangay Bugnay in Kalinga province stands a new marker that honors leaders who protested the construction of four hydroelectric dams on Chico River during the martial rule of strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

The project would have generated 1,000 megawatts of electricity but would also displace rice terraces and people from 1,400 square kilometers of land where the dams would rise.

 

DOLE – CAR engages stakeholders in job – skill matching

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA) - - The Department of Labor and Employment gathered  partner agencies and other stakeholders in the labor and employment sector for a regional consultation in line with the government’s effort to address the prevailing job - skills mismatch underlying the unemployment and under-employment problem of the country.

 

Cordillera forest cover increasing

BAGUIO CITY, July 25 (PIA) - - The continuing government reforestation activities have resulted to increased forest cover in the Cordillera Administrative  Region.

 

DOST calls on Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarship

BAGUIO CITY, July 21 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology reiterates the call to Grade 12 students to pursue careers in the field of Science and Technology courses and apply to DOST scholarship programs.

 

2 high impact projects for implementation in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - - Two high impact projects for  the Cordillera under the national government’s “Build, Build, Build” program  are up for implementation  to help  boost development and economic activities in the region.

 

NNC bares 2017 nutrition program implementation evaluation results

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA) -- The National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the Cordillera region announced the 2017 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) results with the municipality of Tublay, Benguet as the top winner.

 

Private sector urged to support government, be partners for change

BAGUIO CITY, July 24(PIA) -- Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag rallied support from the private sector to become partners for change for a better country.

 

RDC-CAR to address complaints versus anomalous service contracts

BAGUIO CITY  – The Regional Development Council (RDC) in the Cordillera wants local governments and indigenous peoples (IPs) in the different parts of the regionto bring to the attention of the region’s policy-making body their complaints against questionable service contracts covering various river systems in their areas of jurisdiction to address issues being raised against the unwarranted exploitation, development and utilization of the region’s rich resources to the detriment of the host communities.

 

OCD conducts Rapid Damage and Needs Analysis Training for DRRMC members

BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - - Accurate identification and assessment of the needs of the people or communities to become disaster- resilient and on damages and the needed services when a disaster hits a certain community is vital in effective disaster reduction and management.

 

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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.