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Baguio council proposes no-romance zone at children's park

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:14 PM

'These inappropriate acts are inimical to the welfare and moral of the children visiting the park, hence, it must be regulated,' says Councilor Joel Alangsab

Burnham file photo by Rappler

DENR chief Cimatu fears Baguio 'may lose pine trees'

Feb 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM

'I will be making really a study for what is best for Baguio City as far as the environment is concerned,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu

BAGUIO. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Chief Roy Cimatu says the pine trees in Baguio are dying. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kennon Road temporarily open for Baguio festivals

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Kennon Road will be open to light vehicles going up to Baguio City from February 14 to 18, and from February 22 to March 4

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio city personnel under fire for 'manhandling' taho vendor

Feb 10, 2019 - 7:30 PM

A viral video shows employees of the Baguio City Public Order and Safety Division accosting a man selling taho

DOH records 508% increase in measles cases in Cordillera

Feb 08, 2019 - 9:45 PM

(UPDATED) The regional health office has monitored 79 measles cases in the region from January 1 to February 2 – more than 5 times what it recorded in the same period last year

Housemaid who killed Baguio teen captured

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Marites Judan has used 5 aliases, say police

Byaheng andap: Do’s and don’ts

Feb 04, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Here's a guide to protecting yourself during the freezing weather in the north

IN PHOTOS: Baguio's 24th Panagbenga Festival

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The City of Pines' annual flower festival is in full bloom this year

Pepe above the clouds

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

In Baguio, Philippine rock icon Pepe Smith was able to quietly craft songs for his solo album, the underrated ‘Idiosyncrasies,’ which got a cold reception in Manila

Pepe Smith with artists Rebecca Padilla and Benjie Mallari. Photo from Benjie Mallari's collection

PMA now closed to tourists on weekdays

Jan 25, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The military school holding educational tours inside the academy to herd the tourists instead of letting them loiter at the academy

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Blood moon ushers in coldest day in Baguio so far

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM

As a blood moon rises above Baguio City, PAGASA records Baguio's coldest temperature so far this year

BLOOD MOON. A shot of Baguio City's blood moon. Photo by Mau Victa

Baguio seeks geotechnical probe into Mines View Park cracks

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'The conduct of a thorough study on the soil condition of Mines View Park is highly required at the soonest possible time,' a city council resolution reads

MINES VIEW PARK. The Baguio City council has asked concerned local government agencies to look into Mines View Park cracks. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio council backs NUJP bid to exempt journalists as drug case witnesses

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Baguio City Vice Mayor Edison Bilog says the council wants 'to protect the integrity and welfare of media practitioners'

PCOO officer, wife mauled in Baguio

Jan 16, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Ramon Songayab reports to Baguio City police that he and his wife were attacked by several men last December 22

Bonsai pine trees to line Baguio's major roads

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Four experts from the Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations have trained Baguio's environment management specialists in cultivating ang nurturing bonsai pine tree saplings

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Volume of Baguio plastic wastes down 1 year after ban

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:40 PM

However, there has been an increase in the use of other kinds of residual refuse, like paper materials, which have been used as replacement for plastic

Drinking sprees more hazardous than fireworks in Baguio

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:33 PM

No one was hurt by firecrackers in Baguio City during the New Year's Eve revelry, but two died and two were stabbed in drinking sprees greeting 2019

Baguio records zero firecracker injuries on New Year's Eve

Jan 01, 2019 - 4:06 PM

Baguio City Police also tallied zero injuries from indiscriminate firing during the year-end revelry

Peace rallies condemn killing of imam in Baguio

Dec 16, 2018 - 5:15 PM

This comes days after Sheikh Bedejim Abdulla, a popular and unconventional imam, was shot 7 times on his way to his office in Baguio City

POPULAR IMAM. 'Doing my daily runs aboard Blacktrekker; my mechanical horse,' Bedejim Abdullah says in his caption to this photo he posted on his Facebook page on November 28, 2018. Photo from Bedejim Abdullah's Facebook page

Baguio police forms task force to solve imam’s killing

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:29 PM

The police say there might be at least 3 men directly involved in the killing of Bejedim Abdullah, a Muslim cleric at the Philippine Military Academy

SUSPECTS. Baguio City Police Director Eliseo Tanding on December 7, 2018, shows photos of the suspects in the killing of Philippine Military Academy imam Bejedim Abdullah. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PMA imam gunned down in Baguio

Dec 06, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Bedejim Abdullah, an imam of Muslim cadets at the Philippine Military Academy, was instrumental in setting up the first mosque in Baguio City and helped coordinate peace events with other religious leaders

POPULAR IMAM. 'Doing my daily runs aboard Blacktrekker; my mechanical horse,' Bedejim Abdullah says in his caption to this photo he posted on his Facebook page on November 28, 2018. Photo from Bedejim Abdullah's Facebook page

In Baguio, bonfires and Christmas trees sometimes go together

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Past Christmas trees at the Upper Session Road rotunda were hits and misses. This year's batch have been likened to the iconic Royal Pine car freshener.

COOKIE-CUTTER CHRISTMAS TREE. Workers from the City Buildings and Architecture Office install the Christmas trees on top ofSession Road. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Baguio City honors Team Lakay

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The ONE world champions and MMA stars bask in glory as they parade along the streets of Baguio City

GOLDEN STABLE. (from left) Strawweight World Champion Joshua Pacio, Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio, Team Lakay founder and head coach Mark Sangiao, Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon and World Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang and Bantamweight Champion Stephen Loman raise their belts during their welcome victory parade in Baguio City on December 2, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students

Nov 06, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

LOOK: Fire hits landmark art deco building in Baguio

Nov 05, 2018 - 11:51 PM

The Pines Arcade, formerly the Pines Theater, houses garments stalls, gadget shops, and a food court

BLAZE. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire that hit the Pines Arcade in Baguio on November 5, 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Bawal magmura! Baguio passes anti-profanity ordinance

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan has just signed the Anti-Profanity Ordinance, which bans swearing in selected institutions, mostly those frequented by students

Suspect in fatal Baguio pawnshop robbery arrested

Oct 18, 2018 - 8:28 PM

Baguio police finally solved the grisliest murder in the city this year, arresting the suspect in Cabanatuan City

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Baguio's sudden cold weather means transition to 'amihan'

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:51 PM

PAGASA has announced on Thursday, October 4, that the habagat season has officially ended

CHILLY WEATHER. Boatmen at Burnham Park enjoy the cold Baguio weather. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified

Oct 02, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The PNP-SOCO Cordillera says the victim was Arthur Loberiano of Tarlac

Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified. Photo from Roi Reyes in Facebook

The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Baguio bags Batang Pinoy 2018 overall crown

Sep 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Host Baguio City rules the multi-sport event for the second straight year

PODIUM FINISHERS. Baguio City’s Dayshaun Ramos (center) rules the boys triathlon 11-12 category, while Aklan’s Michael Gabriel Lozada and Tandag City’s Lawrence Uy round out the top three. Photo from PSC

LOOK: 'Largest wedding cake' in Baguio City

Sep 22, 2018 - 4:23 PM

Around 43 couples at a government-sponsored mass wedding are among the first to sample the 24-foot wedding cake

GIANT WEDDING CAKE. Newly-weds who were part of a mass wedding surround a giant wedding cake in Baguio City on September 22, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

LIST: Deadly landslides in the Philippines

Sep 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas

LANDSLIDES. There have been many deadly landslides in the Philippines in recent years. Photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler and Querl Panilag

Baguio gains Batang Pinoy 2018 overall lead

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Host Baguio inches closer to defending its overall crown after collecting 46 gold medals

YOUNG CHAMP. Eleven-year-old John Paul Jallorina of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya rules the 9-11 boys cycling race. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

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