Baguio Latest News

TESDA provides livelihood skills training to mothers of 3 SAF 44 heroes

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 17(PIA) - - Mothers of three  members of the Special Action Forces(SAF) 44  recently completed a cake making course at the Baguio City School of Arts and Trade under Emergency Skills Training Program  of the Technical Education and Skills Authority( TESDA).


38 Cordillera LGUs conferred with Seal of Child Friendly Governance

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) - - The Council for the Welfare of Children, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, conferred  the Seal of Child -Friendly Local Governance  to 38 Cordillera local government units  for their excellent programs and services  for children in 2016   here last August 3.


Telco bolsters public wifi projects in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 3 (PIA) - - The government’s effort to provide free internet access to the public gets  a boost  from with Smart Telecoms  which  is also intensifying its free wifi projects in the city.


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.


Andanar supports Baguio-Benguet’s bid to host 2018 Palarong Pambansa

BAGUIO CITY, Aug.17 (PIA) -- The bid of the city and the province of Benguet to host    Palarong Pambansa 2018   is supported by   Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Adanar.


Nutrition School on the Air produces 215 graduates

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) - - The National Nutrition Council awarded certificates of completion to the first batch of graduates of  the Nutrition School On the Air (NSOA) program at Hotel Supreme last  Saturday (Aug. 5).


DSWD-CAR releases 100K incentive of 13 centenarians

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 1 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) –Cordillera has released a total amount of Php 1.3 million to 13 centenarians from the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Kalinga and Mountain Province as a form of recognition and assistance.


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.


PCOO opens direct communication link between Malacañang and the people

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 14 (PIA) - - Presidential Communications Operations Office headed by Secretary Martin Andanar is   promoting grassroots communication   that includes  opening   direct communication link between Malacañang and the people.


Institutionalizing planning processes thru science-based tools

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 7 - -With the science-based tools and innovations developed for the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the planning and budgeting processes in the DA bureaucracy will soon be institutionalized.


Baguio lawmaker vows support to Pres. Duterte for a better Baguio, country

BAGUIO CITY, July 31 (PIA) -- Congressman Mark Go vows support to President Rodrigo Duterte and be a partner for a better Baguio and a better country.


AFP, PNP intensify operations against terror threats in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, (PIA) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police are intensifying   efforts to prevent any terror activity  in the city of Baguio and in the Cordillera region.


Inclusion of Cordillera culture and values in promoting ASEAN pushed

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 9 (PIA) - - As   people of this country,  the Cordillerans  have the obligation to promote  their role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) and  they can do this  by  allowing their  children learn and appreciated  who  they are as Cordillerans and  by  doing  their best as public servants.


NEDA USEC Navarro visits CAR, tackles regional issues

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 7 -- Undersecretary Adoracion Navarro of the  National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)  Regional Development Office recently  visited the Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR)  and tackled  various regional issues.


NCCA calls for project partners in the promotion of cultural heritage and arts

BAGUIO CITY, July 28, (PIA) -- The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting proposals for the 2018 NCCA Grants Program.


27 CAR municipalities receive Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance

BAGUIO CITY, June 29 (PIA) - - Twenty seven  municipalities of the Cordillera region  are recipients of the Seal of  Child-Friendly Local Governance for their programs, services, policies and other initiatives  that promote the protection and welfare of children.


Baguio City, Ifugao join ASEAN Landmark Lighting

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) -- The city government of Baguio and the Philippine Information Agency – Cordillera will spearhead the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) 50th anniversary celebration in the country’s Summer Capital today.


NEDA-CAR conducts impact study on Cervantes-Mankayan-Abatan Road

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 5 - -The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)- Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) through the NEDA Research and Development Fund is conducting an impact evaluation study on the Cervantes-Mankayan-Abatan Road  in line with ongoing efforts to strengthen government’s accountability for its use of public funds.


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.


NEA calls on electric coops to work on lowering electricity charges

BAGUIO CITY, June 23 (PIA) - - National Electrification Administration Administrator Edgardo Masongsong  calls  on  electric cooperatives to help the government ease the cost of living for the Filipino people  by  working together to  lower electricity cost.


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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.