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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions in Baguio City, November 14-15

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Mayor Mauricio Domogan announces class suspensions from preschool to high school in Baguio City because of increased tourist arrivals due to the ASEAN Summit-related long weekend in Metro Manila

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 3, 2017

Nov 03, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

Baguio named to UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Nov 02, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Baguio, cited for crafts and folk art, is the first Philippine city to join the exclusive club

IN PHOTOS: Baguio City ushers Halloween with 'Karkarna Ti Rabii'

Oct 29, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Kapres, mananaggals, and other creatures in Philippine folklore come alive in the streets of Baguio

Quirky Baguio restaurant catches Google's attention

Sep 19, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Yagam restaurant serves up authentic Cordillera cuisine and coffee

YAGAM. Cordillera cuisine takes the spotlight at the Baguio restaurant. Photo by Frank Cimatu

Baguio locals protest multi-level parking podiums, call for sustainable tourism

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:37 AM

In a bid to promote sustainable tourism the group is calling for growth oriented projects that are not made at the expense of the city s local and distinct character

FOR PEOPLE. Civil society organizations, students, and concerned citizens walk and encircle Burnham Lake as a sign of protest to the local government unit’s decision to transform areas within Burnham Park into car-parking spaces. Photo by Alexa Yadao/Rappler

Ordinance proposed to ban drunk passengers in PUVs in Baguio

Sep 11, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The proposed ordinance aims to protect passengers against unscrupulous undisciplined bully or maton siga drunk passengers

KING OF THE ROAD. Jeepneys are seen as an enforcer manages traffic at a busy street in Manila on May 30, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Killing of Grade 12 boy raises fears among Baguio students

Sep 08, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Vaughn Dicang s body is found in a creek on Thursday September 7

STOP THE KILLINGS. 'Oblation' in University of the Philippines-Baguio Campus is covered in black and red to condemn the killings in the country. Photo by Cielo Marie L. Esmeria/Rappler

Missing Grade 12 boy from Baguio found dead in a creek

Sep 07, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Vaughn Dicang went missing on September 1 The details of his case remain unclear

MINOR. Vaughn Dicang was 17 years old. Photo from Dicang's family

Kennon Road closed due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:43 PM

DPWH Cordillera advises the public to take Marcos Highway or Naguillian Road in going to and from Baguio City

Kennon Road. Photo by Mau Victa.

UP Baguio launches 'car-less Wednesday' campaign

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The campaign s goal is two pronged: to reduce the university s carbon footprint and to encourage people to walk or ride bicycles

POLLUTED AND CONGESTED? The University of the Philippines - Baguio launches a campaign to address the problems of pollution and congestion in Baguio City. All photos by Alexa Yadao

Yarnbombers warm Baguio City streets with cuddly graffiti

Jul 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Local artist Dumay Solinggay and her merry bunch have started yarnbombing Session Road making the cold city warmer

YARNBOMBERS. Baguio artist Dumay Solinggay (right) and other artists show off their finished product at People's Park. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Kapitan Alerto teaches Cordillera kids to be ready for school and disasters

May 25, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Office of Civil Defense Cordillera Administrative Region makes learning about disaster preparedness fun and engaging through its disaster preparedness super hero

ALWAYS READY. OCD-CAR’s action of preparedness, Kapitan Alerto, teaches the Puguis Elementary school students about disaster preparedness for DRRM for Kids. Photo courtesy of Civil Defense Cordillera

Two ex-Baguio City mayors die

May 15, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Braulio Yaranon 90 and Jaime Bugnosen 91 pass away just several days apart

FORMER MAYORS. Former Baguio City mayors Jaime Bugnosen (left) and Braulio Yaranon (right) die within days of each other. Bugnosen photo courtesy of Benevolent Association of Retired Persons Foundation, Yaranon photo from Facebook

Baguio implements plastic ban – 10 years after passing ordinance

May 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The Bayong Ordinance – a local law prohibiting businesses from giving plastic shopping bags and containers to customer – was passed in 2007 The new batch of councilors now has just passed its amended version

OLD LAW. The ordinance that the Baguio City government starts implementing, banning plastic and styrofoam containers, is a recycled ordinance from 2007.

Baguio's famed Cafe by the Ruins catches fire

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The roof of the beloved Baguio culinary destination catches fire

RUINED 'RUINS' The aftermath of the fire at the famous Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa

In days of darkness, let's highlight stories of hope – Robredo

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:02 AM

The Vice President launches in Baguio a collection of extraordinary stories of ordinary people intending to bring these stories to every nook and cranny of our country

STORIES OF HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo launches 'Istorya ng Pag-asa' at the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City on March 11, 2017. Photo from Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Ex-housemaid builds her dreams in the PMA, joins Navy

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Graduating PMA cadet Meriam Libongcogon remembers taking a job to become a housemaid hoping that she could juggle work and college education She entered PMA when that didn t work out

Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte at PMA alumni homecoming 2017

Feb 19, 2017 - 7:49 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte leads this year s PMA alumni homecoming in Baguio City