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At least 59 dead in Philippines due to Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 10:05 AM

(5th UPDATE) Most of the fatalities are in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was badly hit by landslides

A massive landslide in Portal 07, Loacan, Itogon buried a number of bunkhouses killing 13 people. Forty more more remained missing. Photo courtesy of Lily Ann Rosal-Ullani

LOOK: 5 dead in Baguio City due to Typhoon Ompong flood

Sep 15, 2018 - 7:34 PM

At least 5 people have died and 5 are missing due to the typhoon, says Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan

FLOODS. Baguio Flood caused strong winds and heavy downpour are being experienced in Baguio City due to #OmpongPH. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Batang Pinoy postponed due to Typhoon Mangkhut

Sep 12, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Philippine Sports Commission and host Baguio have moved the 2018 Batang Pinoy opening to September 17

IN PHOTOS: Vegetable prices go down in Benguet as rain eases

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso says the supply of semi-temperate vegetables has already stabilized

Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Plakafé: Baguio's gem hiding in plain sight

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Local artist Oliver Olivete has transformed this coffee shop into a visual feast

FULL TEXT: Kidlat Tahimik’s open letter to Baguio and BACCI

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:49 PM

On the 109th Baguio day, the indie film icon calls for more support for the city's art and artists

KIDLAT TAHIMIK. The film icon pens a letter to his hometown and its artists. Rappler screenshot

3 laborers rescued after storm pipe falls on them

Aug 30, 2018 - 8:44 PM

While two of the laborers were immediately rescued, a third laborer's foot was caught underneath the pipe that fell

RESCUED. Three laborers were rescued Thursday noon along Salud Mitra Barangay in Baguio City after the huge storm pipe they were installing fell on them. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio taho vendors made to pay fire safety fee

Aug 22, 2018 - 8:44 PM

The taho vendor says all 200 of them – taho sellers and other ambulant vendors – were issued such a permit

PERMIT. A Baguio vendors' Fire Safety Inspection Certficate. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio pawnshop worker killed in robbery

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The body of 22-year-old Lindsay Vallejos Valdez was found inside the vault room of 202 Cellphone Pawnshop, in a pool of her own blood

2 in barangay narco list in northern Luzon arrested

Aug 17, 2018 - 10:57 PM

They are bothin the list of barangay officials tagged as drug personalities

COA: PEZA, 3 other economic zones must pay back P664 million in illegal perks

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:41 PM

COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'

Two bodies found dumped in Baguio City

Aug 13, 2018 - 10:57 PM

(UPDATED) Two bodies – one inside Burnham skating rink and another at the Baguio City Market dump – are found this weekend in Baguio City

2 drug suspects killed in Benguet

Aug 10, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Police say Proseso Arevalo Jr was found with a belt tied around his neck, his feet and head duct-taped

Baguio night market in danger of closure

Aug 02, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Famous for its stalls selling 'ukay-ukay' and souvenior items, the night market along Harrison Road has vendors who violate sanitation rules

THE NIGHT MARKET along Harrison Road has become a tourist attraction in Baguio City. Photo by Mauricio Victa/Rappler

Cordillera deals with landslides, damaged schools after heavy rains

Jul 24, 2018 - 9:32 PM

Classes resume but 22 schoolhouses were totally or partially destroyed in the region

Monsoon rains increase risk of landslides in Baguio, Benguet

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The Office of Civil Defense in Cordillera records 17 landslide incidents, including 9 in Baguio and 4 in the rest of Benguet

Baguio businesswomen implicate Justice Martires in stalls mess

Jun 24, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires says he has amicably settled the issue with the building management, and he is being dragged into it to make the story 'juicy'

DRAGGED? Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires denies involvement in a dispute over a stall at Maharlika Complex in Baguio City. Screenshot from JBC

2 killed in mudslide at Baguio condominium construction site

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Patrick Lachica and Hanna Hurago are human resources personnel of the construction firm laying down the foundation for the Mega Pines condominium project

RETRIEVAL. Baguio 911 responders, fire personnel, and volunteers retrieve the victims’ bodies from under mudslide at Sandico Street, Baguio City, on June 13, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Citizen Baguio, or why 'Citizen Jake' is a love letter to the city

May 30, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Journalist and poet Frank Cimatu, a Baguio native, shares his thoughts on Mike de Leon's latest film

LOVE LETTER TO BAGUIO. Atom Araullo stars in Mike de Leon's 'Citizen Jake.' Screenshot from Citizen Jake

13 barangay candidates on Baguio Tokhang list

May 11, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Not content with the two barangay candidates in the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency’s list, Baguio decided to look at its own list and found 11 more

Cirilo F. Bautista and Baguio: How the poet became the muse of the city

May 08, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The Baguio Writers Group has since expanded, and literature is no longer the weak link in the Baguio art scene, thanks to the Sampaloc boy who decided to teach here more than 50 years ago

BAGUIO'S MUSE. Cirilo Bautista leaves a lasting legacy in the city, where he started writing and met his future wife. Photo courtesy of Shirley Lua

Mount Pulag reopens to hikers, trekkers

Apr 25, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Foresters urge hikers who plan to climb Luzon's highest peak to be extra careful because the ecosystem remains fragile

STILL FRAGILE

Group wants Gadon disbarred over 'madman' behavior

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:09 PM

'The kind of ignorance of the law, rules, and even elementary grammar and spelling has clearly no place in the legal profession,' says the latest complaint against lawyer Larry Gadon before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines

DISBARMENT COMPLAINT. A group of activists and law students file a disbarment complaint against Larry Gadon before the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).

Why Supreme Court justices go to Baguio every April

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Will the SC wait until after their writing break in May to hand down their Sereno decision, or will the justices create another history in Baguio?

The Supreme Court holds yearly summer sessions in Baguio where they hold office all month of April. Photos by Lian Buan/Rappler

Arnis prodigies propel Soccsksargen to early lead in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Arnis players Princess Sheryl Valdez and Andrei Alcarioto from Tacurong City shine on the second day of this year's Palarong Pambansa

CHAMPION. Princess Sheryl Valdez takes home 4 gold medals after shining the brightest in her arnis tournaments. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio's Bea Mendoza claims 2 chess golds in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:49 AM

Mendoza, a Grade 11 student, snatches golds in the individual and team in chess blitz for high school girls

DOUBLE GOLD. File photo of Bea Mendoza, a senior high school student of University of Baguio, who has won two gold medals so far in Day 2 of Palarong Pambansa. Photo from Rene Pascua/ubaguio.edu

Baguio, other tourist sites also eyed for rehabilitation

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo considers it a 'good sign' that everyone is concerned about taking care of the environment after what happened to Boracay

IS BAGUIO NEXT? Tourism secretary Wanda Teo says that other places such as Baguio are also being considered to be rehabilitated aside from Boracay and the beaches. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Residents oppose planned parking building at Burnham Park

Apr 10, 2018 - 11:37 PM

Environmental and civil society groups are expected to storm the city council’s consultation, and have launched an online petition

LAGOON. Baguio City's iconic Burnham Park.

UP Baguio 2018 summer art workshops start April 9

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:53 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Nine limited-slot workshops will be taught by a combined team of Baguio artists and UP Baguio faculty

Groups to hold vigil for Sereno as SC starts summer session in Baguio

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The organizations urge the Supreme Court not to entertain the quo warranto petition against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, and to instead let the impeachment trial in the Senate proceed

PROTEST. Members of the civil society groups holding vigils for Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno announce on Monday, April 2, 2018, they will wear purple or pink sashes throughout their stay in Baguio, where the Supreme Court will hold its sessions during the summer. Photo  by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio taxi fare hike too steep? Commuters launch online petition

Mar 30, 2018 - 12:31 PM

(UPDATED) The LTFRB in the Cordillera requires taxis to shell out for a global navigational satellite system, Wi-Fi, CCTV with continuous recording of the past 72 hours, dashboard camera, and online digital platforms

FARE HIKE. The flag-down rate of Baguio cabs remain at P35, but the per-kilometer rate has gone up since March 1, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PMA Alab Tala Class of 2018 has most women graduates

Mar 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

When they form the long grey line this Sunday, there will be 75 women among the 282 graduates of the Philippine Military Academy, the most since females were accepted

 (left to right)Cadet Leonore Andrea Cariño Japitan - Butuan City Cadet Jezaira Laquinon Buenaventura - Negros Oriental Cadet Micah Quiambao Reynaldo - Tarlac Cadet Jasm Marie M. Alcoriza- Athetic Saber Award- Negros Occidental  Photo by Mauricio Victa

'Skyrus' shows up as Baguio leads NLEX in semis win vs Magnolia

Mar 11, 2018 - 12:57 AM

'It's nice to see Cyrus – vintage No Fear headband Cyrus Baguio 'yung naglalaro kanina,' Kiefer Ravena says of his NLEX teammate

SKYRUS. Cyrus Baguio turns back the hands of time in leading the NLEX Road Warriors' Game 1 win over the Magnolia Hotshots in their best-of-7 semifinals series. Photo by PBA Images


Baguio bars required to send home drunk customers under proposed ordinance

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The proposed ordinance seeks to protect both inebriated people and the general public

SHUTTERED. One of the establishments that the city government closed for operating during curfew time. Photo courtesy of Baguio PIO

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

Baguio City penalizes late night karaoke singers, noisemakers

Mar 09, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Under the new ordinance, any resident can now report to their barangay officials 'excessive, unnecessary, or unusual loud sounds from audio devices' that can be heard from 10 pm to 5 am within residential areas and public streets

KARAOKE. The city of Baguio has approved an ordinance that penalizes obnoxious karaoke singers and other noisemakers in the city. Photo courtesy of Faith Erasmo

Sereno not resigning: ‘Ano sila, sinusuwerte?’

Mar 02, 2018 - 2:38 PM

In her first public appearance after being pressured by other justices to go on indefinite leave, Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno says the only way to remove her from office is through impeachment

NOT RESIGNING. ‘I will give an account of my actions as the Chief Justice to the people. I owe the people to tell my story,’ Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says in a speech before judges and law students in Baguio on March 2, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Baguio Panagbenga Festival 2018 street dance competition

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:36 PM

See all the beautiful, colorful costumes at 2018's Flower Festival!

Cimatu blasts mine tunnels that intrude into PMA reservation

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:50 PM

These mining tunnels have intruded into the Philippine Military Academy reservation and caused some areas to collapse within the military academy, says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

BLASTED. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu leads a team in closing illegal mines in Benguet on February 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio flaunts vintage form as NLEX ends 4-game skid

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:33 PM

'Tingin ko ito pa lang ata 'yung magandang laro ko simula noong natrade ako sa NLEX,' Cyrus Baguio says

VINTAGE. Cyrus Baguio showcases an all-around performance to help keep NLEX relevant in the playoff race. Photo by PBA Images

LOOK: BenCab creates Baguio logo for Creative Cities Network

Feb 01, 2018 - 4:49 PM

The Philippine city is represented by 3 mountain ranges and the Philippine flag

Gravity Eustaquio gets sweet revenge in ONE Championship

Jan 27, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Geje 'The Gravity' Eustaquio avenges a heartbreaker of a loss last September in Jakarta to The Kazakh

INTENSE. Geje Eustaquio takes down Kairat Akhmetov in One championship, January 26 2018. Photo by ONE Championship

Ex-Edralins drummer dies in motorcycle crash

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:20 AM

He was negotiating a curve aboard his motorcycle on Patak Road in Phuket, Thailand when he crashed into an incoming motorcycle driven by a Burmese woman

Netizens say sexual abuse is 'not a laughing matter'

Jan 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

While many lauded Josiah Weihman for being courageous enough to share his story, there are some who seem to disregard the issue

The effects of sexual harassment on children

Jan 11, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Clinical psychologist Karina Therese Fernandez, executive director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center for Psychology Services, says the most common long-term effect of sexual abuse is depression

Baguio requires taxi drivers to help passengers load, unload baggage

Dec 08, 2017 - 8:30 AM

It is a ‘moral responsibility’ of the cab drivers, says a resolution of the city council signed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan

BAGUIO TAXIS. There's another reason for passengers to admire the honest Baguio cab drivers. Rappler file photo

Baguio heritage site, trees to give way to Executive Secretary’s cottage

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The construction of the official cottage and extension office of the Executive Secretary in Baguio will begin next year

PLAN. The DENR plan shows the area to be covered by the planned official house of the Executive Secretary in Baguio. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Baguio: Rape cases up, minors involved in street crimes

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Baguio City Hall façade has been turned orange since November 25 to support the '18 Days to End Violence Against Women' campaign

IN PHOTOS: Kids kick off Silahis ng Pasko festivities in Baguio

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Children dressed as stars, angels, and candy canes open the month-long Christmas celebration in Baguio City

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

RevGov rallies in the provinces: Where's Duterte? Where are the crowds?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:59 AM

Here's how planned rallies in the cities of Davao, Tagbilaran, Baguio, and Tuguegarao have turned out

Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler