Baguio Latest News

Barangay and SK elections postponed for the second time

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 6 (PIA) -- The Commission on Elections has put a stop to all election related activities following President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of law on Monday (Oct. 2) postponing the scheduled 23 October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections for the second time.

 

PLCPD reiterates call for the full and proper implementation of RPRH law

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 18(PIA) - - The Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development, in celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the passage of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law(RPRH),  brought its advocacy campaign dubbed as “5 Taon, 5 Hamon” here  and Benguet last August 11.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ConsumerNet-CAR leads Consumer Welfare Month celebration

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 29 (PIA) -- Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the region in partnership with the ConsumerNet-CAR will launch this year’s Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) celebration on October 3 with an opening program, kapihan and a forum on consumer rights.

 

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.

 

Duterte Administration gives priority to culture and arts

BAGUIO CITY, July 27 (PIA) -- Culture and art workers and advocates in the country are elated on the Duterte Administration giving importance to Filipino culture and heritage.

 

OWWA-CAR recognizes outstanding migrant desk officers

BAGUIO CITY, June 14 (PIA) - - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration recognized  Outstanding Migrant Desk Officers from the different local government units in Cordillera during  the  celebration of Migrant Workers’ Day 2017  at the Baguio Convention Center last Saturday.

 

OWWA fetes Cordillera’s 2017 Model OFW Families

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 20 (PIA) -- Two families from Baguio City will represent the Cordillera Administrative Region in the 2017 national Model OFW (Overseas Filipino Workers) Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) tilt set in November after winning in the regional search.

 

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.

 

OCD conducts Rapid Damage and Needs Analysis Training for DRRMC members

BAGUIO CITY, July 13(PIA) - - Accurate identification and assessment of the needs of the people or communities to become disaster- resilient and on damages and the needed services when a disaster hits a certain community is vital in effective disaster reduction and management.

 

Religious groups ask Baguio City Council to stop e-bingo

RELIGIOUS groups asked the Baguio City Council to stop the operation of electronic bingo (e-bingo) outlets in the city.

 

DOT’s REV–BLOOM program gets support from Media Congress participants

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 20 (PIA) -- The REV–BLOOM program of the Department of Tourism-Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR) got support from 2017 Media Congress participants as they participated in tree planting and community painting activities last week.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Police to investigate indiscriminate firing

Authorities continue their thorough investigation on the several series of indiscriminate firing in the city after a caliber .45 bullet was found inside a residential area in Kias, Baguio City.

 

NYC, TAYO call for more active youth participation in building a better Philippines

BAGUIO CITY, Sept. 12 (PIA) -- The National Youth Commission and the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization (TAYO) Foundation call on the Filipino youth to actively participate towards community and nation building.

 

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.

 

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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.