Baguio Latest News

Voluntourism: Pack, travel and share

For some people, traveling would mean visiting different places and having a taste of other people's culture.

 

Baguio schools produce 3 LET topnotchers

BAGUIO CITY, May 30 (PIA) -- A working student is among the three topnotchers from Baguio City in the recent Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

 

Large-scale Baguio businesses warned

BAGUIO CITY  – Hotel, restaurant and condominium owners in the city were warned by the Cordillera office of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) to comply with existing environmental laws and related rules and regulations to help sustain efforts to preserve and protect the city’s environment for the benefit of the present and future generations of Baguio residents.

 

DOH promotes hypertension awareness, reminds public of regular blood pressure check

BAGUIO CITY, May 16 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) reminds the public on the importance of regular blood pressure monitoring given the fact that hypertension affects three of every 10 Filipino adult population and with the emergence of hypertensive adolescent.

 

SSS orients Baguio students on benefits of members

BAGUIO CITY, June 5 (PIA) - - The benefit value per peso contribution of a member paying the minimum amount of monthly contribution to the Social Security System translates to P118 worth of benefits, that is how “Sulit” a person’s savings if they invest in SSS.

 

SSS holds first regional “Sulit” conference in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY, May 29 (PIA) -- The Social Security System (SSS), in its effort to increase awareness on SSS programs and inform SSS members on what benefits they may avail for the monthly contribution they are paying, rolled out the regional Sulit Conference, “Kontribusyon, SulitnaSulit”  and launched the SSS Sulit Campaign at Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza here, Monday.

 

Fun ride, bike clinic to highlight Bicycle Day

BAGUIO CITY – A fun ride along the major thoroughfares and a bicycle clinic will highlight the first ever celebration of Bicycle Day in the City on June 3.

 

Elections in Cordillera generally peaceful - PRO CAR

BAGUIO CITY, May 16 (PIA) -- Police Regional Office – Cordillera Police Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza reported that the May 14, 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) was generally peaceful in the Cordillera region.

 

PPP Knowledge Corner launched in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY, June 4 (PIA) -- Government project implementers such as local government units and state universities and colleges in the Cordillera region are encouraged to avail of the assistance provided by  PPP Knowledge Corner to boost the various developments in their localities particularly on infrastructure projects.

 

Lack of discipline among city motorists slammed

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed disappointment over the lack of discipline among motorists which contributes to the continuous increase in the number of vehicular traffic accidents along different roads around the city.

 

Impact of air pollution in human health, environment

Air pollution is a concern which poses threat to human health and likewise greatly impacts the ecosystem and the environment.

 

Council probes corruption in Registry of Deeds

BAGUIO CITY  – The local legislative body will conduct in inquiry on the alleged massive corruption in the Registry of Deeds in the city relative to the release of titles to legitimate land owners.

 

Antamok ESL site not feasible

BAGUIO CITY  – The city’s plan to establish an integrated solid waste disposal facility within a 24-hectare portion of Benguet Corporation’s Antamok open pit site suffered a significant setback after joint technical personnel of the Cordillera offices of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-CAR) and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-CAR) discovered that no portion of the ceded property passed the stringent criteria imposed by the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) for such purpose.

 

Public urged to respect SC ruling on Cereno ouster

BAGUIO CITY  – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan urged the public to respect the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) in ousting former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Cereno after majority of the Justices voted in favour of the quo warranto petition that was filed against her.

 

Baguio student to led PH team to ASEAN Int’l. Quiz Bee

BAGUIO CITY, May 21 (PIA) -- A Cordilleran will lead the Philippine delegates to the 8th ASEAN International Quiz Bee competition in Bali, Indonesia in November this year.

 

ARD Abbas faces more complaints from vehicle owners

BAGUIO CITY  – Complaints continue to pile up against embattled assistant regional Director Mahammad Naser Abbas of the Cordillera office of the Department of Transportation (DOTr-CAR) following the execution of complaint affidavits by a number of vehicle owners regarding his having collected money from them in the guise of being the one to remit their fines to the concerned office for their purported violations but actually did not remit the same upon verification.

 

SLU, UC, UB lead CAR’s notable performance in the CPA licensure examinations

Baguio City – The Saint Louis University (SLU), University of Baguio (UB) and the University of the Cordilleras (UC) lead a notable performance of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) schools in the May 2018 Certified Public Accountants Licensure Examination.

 

700 percent hike in HIV cases reported in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – Human immune virus (HIV) cases in the city drastically increased by seven hundred percent last year which caused health authorities to press the alarm button to alert people on the unprecedented rise in the number of HIV-affected persons in the city.

 

OTC seeks support for transport modernization program

BAGUIO CITY, May 16 (PIA) -- The Office of Transportation Cooperatives (OTC) seeks the support of the transport sector in the Cordillera region to the transport modernization program of the government.

 

Poltic is 3rd EDNCP Diocesan Bishop

BAGUIO CITY  – Rev. Nestor D. Poltic, Sr. was formally installed as the 3rd Diocesan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines (EDNCP) during the consecration and installation rites at the Cathedral of the Resurrection, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City last May 1, 2018.

 

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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.