Baguio Latest News

PDEA: Campaign vs illegal drugs can be strengthened thru ASEAN cooperation

BAGUIO CITY, June8 (PIA) - - The Philippine’s campaign against illegal drugs can be further strengthened and even expanded to the Southeast Asia region through closer  cooperation among the Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) member- nations.


DepEd notes smooth school opening in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, June 6(PIA) -- School opening in the Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR)   went smoothly and orderly on Monday (June 5) despite some problems in some schools, the Department of Education reported.


DTI monitors prices of school supplies

BAGUIO CITY, May  (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Cordillera is strictly monitoring the prices of school supplies as the opening of classes nears.


COMELEC engages youth in ‘KEBS’ voters’ education campaign

BAGUIO CITY, (PIA) - - The Know Elections Better Superfriends (KEBS) campaign of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) engages the youth to actively participate in the electoral process to transform a carefree mentality into drawing interest through voter education in choosing the right leaders who could manage without compromising the interest of the community and the country.


CRDRRMC strengthens disaster rehabilitation and recovery capacity of frontliners

BAGUIO CITY, June 9(PIA) - - Members of the Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) just completed a 5 – day training on Post - Disaster Need Assessment, a multi – sectoral and multi - disciplinary structured  approach on the government’s disaster rehabilitation and recovery program.


Tam-awan International Festival highlights Cordilleran structures, architectures

BAGUIO CITY, June 5(PIA) – The wonderful man-made architectural structures in the Cordillera region and the other provinces in the country are the main feature of the 8th edition of the Tam-awan International Arts Festival here recently.


RDC-CAR endorses 167 major roads projects in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, May 31- - The Cordillera Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) recently endorsed for funding and implementation 167 major road projects in the region in the next few years.


Go files bill for Baguio General Hospital’s additional bed capacity

BAGUIO CITY, May 25 (PIA)- -  In order to  accommodate more patients at  the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), Baguio Representative  Mark Go filed  House Bill 5442  seeking to increase the hospital’s  500 bed capacity to 800 beds.


Replica of 1st Phil flag is Independence Day centerpiece in Baguio mall

BAGUIO CITY, June 9 (PIA)- -  SM City Baguio recently launched its Independence Day centerpiece-the Centennial Commemoration Flag-the closest existing replica of the first Philippine Flag which was unfurled by General Emilio Aguinaldo  in  Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898.


DTI pursues MSMEs’ competitiveness for ASEAN Community

BAGUIO CITY, June 5 (PIA) - - Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME)  is a major force in the    Association of South East Asian Nations(ASEAN)  Economic Community thus the need  for  change in mindset among Filipino entrepreneurs  to be  competitive  in the global market.


Camp John Hay developer cleared of malversation raps

THE chairman of the Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDEVCO) has been cleared of a P4.33 million malversation case. Robert John Sobrepeña was cleared by the Supreme Court,


DTI holds public consultation on the grant of Bagwis Award

BAGUIO CITY, May 24(PIA) - -Tthe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)  recently  held  public consultation on the draft Department Administrative Order   on the guidelines on the grant of Bagwis Award to business establishments that uphold consumers’ rights and interest, and practice business ethics.


Lawmaker supports establishment of Dialysis Center in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, June 9 (PIA) - - Dialysis patients get another supporter in Senator Joel Villanueva who seeks to collaborate with the city government of Baguio for the establishment of a dialysis center.


Baguio joins AIDS Candlelight memorial

BAGUIO CITY, June 5(PIA) -- The city government of Baguio thru the City Health Services Office and the other government and non-government organizations in Baguio City successfully held the annual AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Candlelight Memorial recently despite the cancelation of the candlelight parade and change of venue due to the rainy weather.


12 arrested in Cordillera for separate offenses

NINE illegal gamblers including three gun-toting individuals were arrested over the week following the intensified and relentless crackdown of the Police Regional Office (PRO)-Cordillera.


BSU pushes for RDE collaboration for attainment of Sustainable Development Goals

BAGUIO CITY, May 25 (PIA) - - The Benguet State University (BSU) is pushing for stronger collaboration with local and international RDEs (Research, Development and Extension) entities and institutions for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.


Sen. Ejercito vows to prioritize BGHMC’s expansion, development

BAGUIO CITY, June 9 (PIA) -- The new Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Urban Planning vows to support the planned expansion of the 115-year-old  Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center.


PMA incorporates 285 new cadets

BAGUIO CITY, June 2(PIA) -- The Philippine Military Academy(PMA) welcomed 285 new cadets who will compose the PMA Class 2021  in Incorporation ceremonies  at the   Borromeo Field  at Fort Del Pilar  here  last Sunday( May 28).


Rains damage roads, bridges to Cordillera tourist towns

BAGUIO CITY—Torrential rains since last week have crippled roads leading to tourist towns like Sagada in Mt. Province.


3 drug suspects arrested in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Three drug personalities were arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in their possession illegal drugs and assorted drug paraphernalia during a buy bust operation at Padre Burgos barangay, here, Saturday evening.


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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.