Baguio Latest News

Cordillera RDC calls for continuing partnership towards regional development and autonomy

BAGUIO CITY, July 10 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Development Council chairperson and  Baguio City Mayor Domogan called  for continuing partnership with regional line agencies, local chief executives and other stakeholders in the region in working together towards sustainable economic growth and autonomy.


Journalists, educators participate in cultural sensitivity training

BAGUIO CITY, July 7 (PIA) -- More than 100media practitioners from the traditional and social media from all over Luzon and educators from Baguio and Benguet   gained deeper understanding of culture and the indigenous people in a cultural sensitivity training workshop.


Stakeholders appeal for flexibility in truck ban ordinance

BAGUIO CITY, July 4(PIA) - -  Stakeholders  appealed for  flexibility  in  the  truck ban ordinance  during  the  public  hearing  on the  proposed amendatory law the  city council conducted  recently.


Clearing of city’s drainage systems ordered

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the City |Engineering Office and the Department of Public Works and Highways–Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) to clear all the city’s drainage system to prevent flooding around the city during the rainy season.


More infra projects for Cordillera regional development set this 2017

BAGUIO CITY, July 5 (PIA) - - In line with the Build! Build! Build! Program of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, more key infrastructure projects are up for implementation  in the  Cordillera this 2017.


Palace ‘kicks out’ information agency off Cordillera House

MALACAÑANG has given the Philippines Information Agency (PIA) until the end of the month to vacate the historic Cordillera House at Lualhati village, Baguio City.


CRDRRMC kicks – off National Disaster Resilience Month with Search and Rescue Convention

BAGUIO CITY, July 3 (PIA) - - The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense kicked  - off the July observance of National Disaster Resilience Month with a two-day Search and Rescue Convention.


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.


No fake rice in Baguio, Benguet - NFA

BAGUIO CITY, (PIA) -- The National Food Authority (NFA) assures the public that there is no proof that fake rice is being sold in Philippine markets including Baguio City at present.


DSWD releases P36M for 4Ps rice allowance in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, July 4(PIA) - - -  The  amount of P 36,210,600.00 has been released to  cover the rice subsidy of the Department of  Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Cordillera for its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).


DSWD-CAR holds dialogue, sharing of lessons with regional stakeholders

BAGUIO CITY, June 27 (PIA) - - The Department of Social Welfare and Development - Cordillera Administrative Region invited local stakeholders for a Regional Sharing of Lessons and Talakayan (dialogue) on the implementation of DSWD programs and services at Crown Legacy Hotel here  last week.


Community awareness, cooperation are key components in fighting lawlessness, experts say

BAGUIO CITY, June 22 (PIA) - - Law enforcement authorities reiterates that public awareness on what are happening around   and  community  preparedness and cooperation   are    vital in combatting any threat on security and in  maintaining peace and order.


ASEAN to be promoted in Cordillera Unity Gong caravan

BAGUIO CITY, July 7(PIA) -- In celebration of the 30th Cordillera Month, the Unity Gong will once again go around the different provinces in the Cordillera region starting Saturday, July 8, to sustain the call for regional autonomy and empowerment.


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.


DOH, BGHMC launch surgical caravan for Benguet

BAGUIO CITY, June 28 (PIA) - - The Department of Health, in partnership with the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center(BGHMC), the  Benguet General Hospital and the Provincial Government of Benguet, is set to bring Surgical Caravan dubbed as “ToDOH Alaga, May TSeKAP na, May Operasyon Pa!” in the province of Benguet.


23 CAR centenarians set to receive incentives

BAGUIO CITY, June 24 (PIA) -- Following the implementation of Republic Act 10868 or the “Centenarians Act of 2016,”  23 centenarians in the Cordillera  region are expected to receive incentives this July.


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.


BCPO chief calls on Muslims in Baguio to be partners for peace

BAGUIO CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- As thousands of Islam faithful pray for lasting peace in Mindanao during the Eid al-Fitr, the   city police chief called on Muslims to be partners for peace in  the city.


OMB brings anti – piracy IEC campaign in Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY, June 30 (PIA) - - The people as consumers play important role in the campaign against piracy, Optical Media Board (OMB) officials stressed  during the General Conference and Multi – Sectoral Assembly at the University of Baguio  here on Thursday.


DENR renews call for stronger collaboration on solid waste management

BAGUIO CITY, June 16 (PIA) - - The government  through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources calls for a renewed and stronger partnership with Cordillera stakeholders for the full implementation of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.


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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.