Baguio Latest News

PDEA strengthens campaign against illegal drugs

BAGUIO CITY, April 26 (PIA) -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera, in cooperation with the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Health (DOH) and the local government units, is presently intensifying the campaign against illegal drugs following report of increase in the number of drug-affected barangays in the region.

 

PRO – Cor chief orders reporting of candidates involved in drugs

BAGUIO CITY, April 11 (PIA) -- Cordillera Police Regional  Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza  ordered all provincial and city police directors in the region to make a report on possible illegal drug involvement of candidates for the May 14 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)  elections in their respective areas of responsibility.

 

Manila gears for ONE Super Series Debut

While the Philippine capital is abuzz with the announcement of the main event showdown between Team Lakay’s Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon (17-5) and Bali-based American Andrew Leone (8-3), another spectacle is ready to be unveiled at the Mall of Asia Arena.

 

Rehab of Baguio Convention Center underway

BAGUIO CITY – The City Tourism office confirmed that the proposed rehabilitation of the city-owned Baguio Convention Center is underway to make it as one the premier government convention facilities in the city.

 

Cordillera lawmakers hold public consultation on HB 5343

BAGUIO CITY, April 24 (PIA) -- Congressmen from the Cordillera region, in partnership with the Regional Development Council (RDC), held recently a public consultation on House Bill 5343 that aims to establish a Cordillera Autonomous Region at the Benguet Electric Cooperative (BENECO) Conference Hall here.

 

Citizens’ participation pushed to effect meaningful change to the country

BAGUIO CITY, April 11 (PIA) -- The City Government of Baguio led the commemoration of “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Valor Day) at the Veterans’ Park along Harrison Road on Monday (April 9) with the theme, “Kagitingan at Pagmamahal sa Pilipinas Para sa Tunay na Pagbabago,” that aims to spur the love and patriotism of Filipinos towards bringing true and meaningful change to the country.

 

COMELEC, PNP and AFP heightens security preparations for May 14 Barangay and SK election in CAR

BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 4 (PIA) - - The Commission on Election  convened officials of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in an initial meeting for the Joint Security Control Center Command Conference at the COMELEC Regional Office here, in preparation for the scheduled May 18 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

 

P20 million earmarked to purchase 4 garbage trucks

BAGUIO CITY  – Some P20 million was earmarked by the local government in its annual budget this year for the purchase of additional four more garbage trucks to augment the city’s current fleet that will contribute in efforts to improve the collection of garbage in the 128 barangays.

 

DENR-CAR bares activities in 10 priority environment thrusts

BAGUIO CITY, April  19 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Cordillera presented its activities and pipe-lined projects under the Agency’s 10 priority programs during a media forum.

 

Camp 7 batching plant found to be exceeding noise levels

BAGUIO CITY – The City Health Services Office (CHSO) recommended that eventual closure of the operation of the batching plant in barangay Camp 7 because it is in violation of existing ordinances, laws, rules and regulations aside from the fact that the noise coming from the plant has exceeded normal levels.

 

RNET all set for nutrition plan implementation and BNS evaluation

BAGUIO CITY, April 3 (PIA) -- The Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) is all set for the 2018 Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) and Search for the Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS).

 

Multi-level parking structures to feature ‘green engineering’

BAGUIO CITY – The local government will be preparing the needed designs for the put up of multi-level parking structures that will feature  ‘green engineering’ to serve as an added attraction in certain parts of the city when realized.

 

Baguio transfer station can be a model

BAGUIO CITY  – The city’s temporary transfer station at the Baguio Dairy Farm could become a model transfer station in the country once all the necessary amenities of the facility shall have been put in place by the local government, an official of the Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) said here recently.

 

Mayor belies negative reports against Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan vehemently belied the several negative reports relative to the alleged bad state of the city which were printed and broadcasted in the national media before the Holy Week break, saying that it seems that it is already a usual occurrence that the city is being depicted as a dead city during expected prolonged breaks.

 

Mines View, Busol next to Boracay

BAGUIO CITY – Two premier tourist destinations and a forest reservation in the city will be the next sites to be allegedly closed by the environment department because of supposed blatant violation of environmental, health and sanitation laws by both businessmen and residents and the proliferation of illegal structures in the said places.

 

Mayor orders dismantling of gambling equipment in Burnham

BAGUIO CITY– Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the immediate dismantling of different gambling equipment that were put in place by the operator of the carnival situated within a portion of the children’s playground in response to the numerous complaints raised by the public against the purported gambling activities in the said area.

 

OTOP Scales up 2018 MSME Programs for CAR

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Office of CAR is set to bring the OTOP program to the next level in 2018 to expand more assistance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

 

IP group ordered to account for royalty

BAGUIO CITY – The regional hearing office of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in the Cordillera ordered officials of the Indigenous Peoples Organization of alang, Pokis, Sta. Fe, Sabian, Oliba and Luacan (IPO-APSSOL) to account for the royalty that the group received from Philex Mining Corporation starting 2008 to 2012.

 

Put up of batching plant in Burnham Park rejected

BAGUIO CITY – The City Environment and Parks Management office recommended for the denial of the proposed put up of a temporary cement batching plant by a construction firm within the vicinity of the former archery range behind the Burnham Park swimming pool because of its reported serious negative impact to the state of the environment in the area.

 

Removal of terrorist tag on Cordillerans sought

BAGUIO CITY – The City Council approved a resolution requesting the Philippine government to drop the terrorist tag against supposed human rights defenders who are residents of the city.

 

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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.