Ronda Pilipinas returns to Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — The country’s premiere bikefest returns to this mountain city after nearly three years of absence, a city official said on Thursday. “We are very excited that this race…

Baguio establishments incur losses from event cancelations

BAGUIO CITY — The city’s hospitality industry is feeling the brunt of the cancellation of major events and gatherings due to the continuous threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).…

Ample water for Baguio locals, tourists this summer: official

BAGUIO CITY — An official of the Baguio Water District (BWD) on Friday assured the public that there is enough supply of water during the Holy Week and the summer season,…

3 outstanding students get senior high school scholarship

BAGUIO CITY — Three outstanding Grade 10 students received scholarships from a non-government organization in recognition of their academic achievements and good leadership qualities. “The SOCO (Search for Outstanding Class/Club Officer)…

Cimatu orders inventory of pine trees in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu on Saturday ordered the conduct of an eco-system research to extend the life of the Benguet pine…

Baguio hotels note 98% occupancy rate for holidays

BAGUIO CITY-– The occupancy rate of hotels here has reached 98 percent during the Yuletide season, according to the Hotel and Restaurants Association of Baguio (HRAB). “Right now, we are…

Muslim community sets P1-M bounty for Imam’s killer

BAGUIO CITY— The Muslim community here has put up a PHP1-million bounty for information on the identity and arrest of those responsible for the murder of Imam Bejedim Abdullah, Mayor…

Maranaws seek PRRD help on Imam’s murder in Baguio

MARAWI CITY —  Some 5,000 Maranaw residents of Marawi City and Lanao del Sur gathered in Matampay, Marawi City on Sunday calling for justice and intervention of President Rodrigo Duterte in…

Muslim preacher shot dead in busy Baguio public market

BAGUIO CITY — Muslim preacher and leader Bedejim Abdullah was gunned down at the city’s public market before noon on Thursday. According to Chief Insp. Eddie Bagto, Baguio City Police Office…

Baguio shuts water sources to prevent oversupply, line explosions

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio Water District (BWD) has assured residents that water will be enough for everyone this Christmas season, even as it has shut down some of its water…

33 new HIV cases recorded in Baguio City this year

BAGUIO CITY — Thirty-three new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were recorded in Baguio City from January to August this year, the Epidemiology Bureau…

Baguio adopts system to ensure enforcement of city laws

BAGUIO CITY — The city council of Baguio has recently passed a number of ordinances that many consider as vital and transformational, but ensuring its implementation is more important, Vice Mayor…

DPWH opens new P490M La Union-Baguio road

TUBAO, La Union – Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar opened here Monday the newly-completed P493.9 million road and bridge connecting La Union and Baguio City. Villar…

NEDA-Cordillera drafts carrying capacity study for Baguio

BAGUIO CITY — The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) office in Cordillera is in the process of drafting a study determining the actual carrying capacity of Baguio City amid issues of…

Baguio City’s anti-smoking drive nets 2.6K violators in 10 months

BAGUIO CITY — The city’s anti-smoking task force caught a total of 2,633 violators from January to end-October, the Public Order and Safety Division (POSD) said in a report on Tuesday.…

NPC calls out Baguio college for requiring pregnancy test

MANILA — The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has summoned administration officials of Baguio City’s Pines City Colleges to explain why it is requiring its female students to undergo pregnancy testing. In…

Baguio’s anti-profanity rule may not pass constitutional test

MANILA — Ordinances that curtail freedom of expression or speech, such as the anti-profanity ordinance in some areas in Baguio City, may not pass the constitutional test when it is raised…

Educators only have good words for Baguio’s anti-cursing law

BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City government has begun to implement its anti-profanity ordinance, which prohibits cursing and any foul language in places frequented by minors in the city, and the…

‘Rosita’ leaves 25 dead, 15 others missing in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — A total of 25 persons have been confirmed dead, three of them still unidentified, while 15 others are still missing in the aftermath of Typhoon Rosita in the…

Local official open to ‘Boracay-like’ rehab of Baguio City

BAGUIO CITY — The local government’s main tourism man is open to subjecting this mountain resort city to rehabilitation, if only to get national government funding for infrastructure development. “I think…