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MAGALONG VOWS TO STOP BAGUIO’S URBAN DECAY

Reelected Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong vows to focus his second term in office on stopping “urban decay” from further damaging the country’s summer capital. A National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) study in 2019 showed the city was going towards urban decay, which it said has to be addressed with viable solutions and the […]

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BAGUIO BIZ PERMIT RULES EASED FOR COVID-HIT MSMES

The city government of Baguio has eased the requirements to get a business permit in the city to allow owners to rectify the errors and align their business activity to the standards of the city’s zoning ordinance. Aileen Refuerzo, city information office chief, said City Council Resolution 118-2002 was signed to grant amnesty to businesses […]

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PRC DEPLOYS EMS AT PANAGBENGA FLOWER FESTIVAL

As Baguio City opened its doors once again to tourists with the belated celebration of the Panagbenga Festival, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provided emergency medical services (EMS). Instead of the usual February celebration, the city opted to hold the world-renowned festival during the whole month of March 2022 due to COVID-19 restrictions on mobility […]

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PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL DRAWS 45K TOURISTS – MAGALONG

Amid a global pandemic, the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga 2022 still managed to attract 45,000 tourists during its last weekend alone, much to the delight of the city government. The local government is happy with the result of the Panagbenga 2022 or the Baguio Flower Festival that opened on March 6 and ended on […]

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Government

BAGUIO OPENS DRIVE-THRU, PHARMACY VAXXING SITES

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said that the “Pharmacy and Drive-thru Vaccination Sites” initiative of the national government would greatly contribute to the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) preparations for the country’s eventual reopening by ensuring that tourism workers and tourists are protected against COVID-19. Romulo-Puyat joined Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, National Task Force Against COVID-19 […]

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BAGUIO SEES DROP IN COVID-19 CASES – MAGALONG

The city government of Baguio continues to record a big number of recoveries despite an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases. Consolidation of daily statistics released by the city government showed that for seven days, from January 17-23, a total of 3,004 recoveries were logged along with 3,568 new Covid-19 cases. There were also 22 deaths […]

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BAGUIO CITY TIGHTENS RULES VS COVID-19 – MAGALONG

Baguio City has finalized new rules under Alert Level 2 classification amid the threat of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Benjamin Magalong, who is still on mandatory quarantine following his travel to the United States to visit his parents, signed Executive Order 01-2022 on January 3 providing for heightened restrictions […]

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BAGUIO ARTS SCHOOL GETS HOUSE OK – REP. MARK GO

Baguio Representative Mark Go expressed hope that the bill creating a school for the arts in the city will soon be passed by the Senate. This as the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill (HB) 10556 which seeks to create the Baguio City High School for the Arts, which is […]

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Travel & Tours

THE POETRY BEHIND BAGUIO’S G1 LODGE HOTEL

Some places can really surprise us. In the kindness of strangers, I found warmth and comfort. I could only imagine the countless number of wandering souls— lost, joyous, or hopeful, that walked along the hallways of this special place—how they chose it as their sanctuary and home away from home. Despite the hotel’s aesthetically pleasing […]

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Travel & Tours

GET YOUR SWEATERS READY FOR BAGUIO

Baguio, The Summer Capital of the country, has reopened its doors to fully vaccinated travellers since the closure of its borders in August due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the city. Baguio announced that it would be open to welcome 2,000 tourists per day starting October 25. With that, visitors who have been […]