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Baguio City gov't extends suspension of classes until May 31

Apr 10, 2020 - 12:45 AM

'There is an agreement that to maintain the stringent measures to protect our city and our citizenry, the suspension of classes... must be extended further,' states Executive Order No. 78 signed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong

The number of tourists distination in Baguio City dwindled due to baguio city community quarantine. The announcement also left tourist spots in Bagiuo parks and public roads empty today sunday. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Coronavirus empties Holy Week destination Baguio City

Apr 09, 2020 - 6:03 PM

The local tourism industry's losses amount to around P375 million for the month of April, an estimate based only on the economy above ground. A big chunk of tourism revenue is an underground economy.

Deserted this Holy Week. The COVID pandemic has completely transformed the country's summer capital of the Philippines from a usually bustling tourist center into a ghost town, particularly at the Burnham Park Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Tarlac, Cebu, other areas see coronavirus cases spike to double digits

Apr 02, 2020 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) Tarlac, Cebu, Pampanga, La Union, Davao City and Baguio City are among provinces and cities seeing cases rise in their areas

DISINFECTION. Personnel of Tarlac provincial government disinfect a hospital in Tarlac. Photo from Tarlac's Facebook page

In Baguio, coronavirus cases name themselves to warn others

Apr 02, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, a retired police general, gains praise for his unconventional and pioneering approach to fighting coronavirus

TRANSPARENCY. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, a retired police general, gains praise for his unconventional and pioneering approach to fighting coronavirus. Photo from the Public Information Office - City of Baguio Facebook page

AI technology helps detect coronavirus in patient from Baguio

Mar 29, 2020 - 10:40 PM

The 52-year-old health worker is also the first coronavirus patient in Baguio to divulge his identity, prodded by the city's move to hasten contact tracing

COVID-19 TESTING. Baguio General Hospital is one of the laboratories in the Philippines that can test novel coronavirus samples. Photo from BGH's website

Unused private hospital becomes medical facility for Baguio City's coronavirus patients

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Mayor Benjamin Magalong says a review of the best practices in managing the coronavirus pandemic includes having a hospital exclusive to patients with the viral infection

The Sto. Nino Jesus Medical Center, an unused private hospital, will be converted into a hospital exclusive to COVID-19 patients in Baguio City. Photo from the Facebook page of Baguio City Public Information Office

Baguio General Hospital to use AI technology for coronavirus detection

Mar 25, 2020 - 12:34 AM

The Artificial Intelligence Scan Analyzer’s results are 'not conclusive and confirmatory but will give the city a heads-up on whether or not a patient is a probable COVID-19 case,' Mayor Benjamin Magalong says

From Public Information Office - City of Baguio Facebook page

Baguio City records first coronavirus case

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:10 PM

The 61-year-old Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) left Italy in early March, just as the coronavirus exploded in the European country

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio Police setup more check point inside the city and cirfew time.adjust today ...The city government here will enforce a more stringent community quarantine to align with the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that President Rodrigo Duterte enforced. Photo by Mauricio Victa

Baguio mayor wants contact tracing to begin early

Mar 21, 2020 - 12:02 AM

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong says frontliners can do contract tracing of 'red flag' patients even before the results of the coronavirus test come out

SENTINEL. File photo of the Baguio General Hospital.

Swan song delayed for retiring Cyrus Baguio

Mar 20, 2020 - 7:47 PM

Even before Cyrus Baguio stepped on the hardcourt for his last conference, the PBA canceled its games

GETTING OLD. Cyrus Baguio says his body does not feel the same. Photo from PBA images


4 more PH laboratories to start coronavirus testing on March 19 – WHO

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:54 PM

(UPDATED) The World Health Organization also gives additional test kits to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, increasing the laboratory's daily testing capacity from 300 to 450 tests

COVID-19 TEST KIT. A sample of the UP-developed novel coronavirus detection kit as presented to media during a press briefing held at Philippine Gerome Center on March 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Coronavirus patient visited public places in Baguio City

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:11 PM

(UPDATED) Despite being a person under investigation, the patient still attends a conference at Camp John Hay

CAP BUILDING. File photo of the CAP-John Hay Building in Baguio City. Shutterstock.com

Baguio City under community quarantine, curfew

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The local government's order effectively seals off the country’s 'Summer Capital' from tourists as summer approaches

The number of tourists distination in Baguio City dwindled due to baguio city community quarantine. The announcement also left tourist spots in Bagiuo parks and public roads empty today sunday. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Alleged NPA leader, 2 others killed in arrest raid

Mar 13, 2020 - 9:35 PM

The military says the loss of Julius Soriano Giron will 'rattle' the communist rebels' 'dwindling forces'

Manam opens in SM City Baguio, its first shop outside the Greater Manila Area

Mar 13, 2020 - 6:53 PM

The Moment Group introduces its beloved classics and twists to the Baguio dining scene as it brings its home- grown Comfort Filipino restaurant to the Summer Capital of the Philippines

This time, Mocha Uson 'transfers' a Benguet town to Baguio City

Mar 13, 2020 - 11:44 AM

Netizens are quick to catch the OWWA deputy administrator's gaffe

BAGUIO CITY in BENGUET. OWWA Deputy administrator Mocha Uson "transfers" Baguio City to Benguet town in an interview via Facebook live. Screengrab from Mocha Uson Blog

Baguio cancels Panagbenga, CARAA games amid coronavirus threat

Mar 09, 2020 - 5:53 PM

Mayor Benjamin Magalong also suspends the night market along Harrison Road for 14 days starting Tuesday, March 10

CANCELED. After initially considering just a postponement of the event, Mayor Benjamin Magalong cancels the famous Baguio flower festival on March 9, 2020. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

4 more Philippine laboratories may soon test samples for coronavirus – DOH

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:09 PM

Secretary Francisco Duque III also says the health department still won't use rapid diagnostic testing kits that have not been accredited by the World Health Organization

MORE LABS EYED. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gives an update on the status of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Forest fires hit parts of Baguio and Benguet

Feb 22, 2020 - 10:52 PM

Lack of rains and easterly winds fan these fires, which hit mostly uninhabited areas

Fire in Tublay. Photo courtesy if BFP Tublay

Robinsons, SM Prime present plans to redevelop Baguio market

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

The Baguio City government is expecting more proposals from big companies. Vendors' groups and concerned citizens are opposed to the participation of big business in the public-private partnership project.

NEW BAGUIO MARKET. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and other city officials at the presentation of Robinsons Land Corporation and SM Prime Holdings on their respective proposals for the redevelopment of the Baguio market. Photo from Baguio City PIO Facebook page

Baguio goes after vapers: fine, community service, or blood donation?

Feb 17, 2020 - 9:49 PM

Those who fail to pay the penalties will face cases, Mayor Benjamin Magalong writes in his demand letter to those caught by the Smoke-free Task Force

Panagbenga opening moved to late March as precaution vs coronavirus

Feb 12, 2020 - 6:04 PM

All towns in the Cordillera region have scrapped their festivals to avoid crowds, where the virus can easily spread

NEW SCHEDULE. The tourist-drawer Baguio Flower Festival or ‘Panagbenga’ will open with a grand parade on March 28, from its original February 1 schedule. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

No lockdown in Baguio City, but PMA homecoming may still be postponed

Feb 05, 2020 - 2:43 PM

A statement by defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana says Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong ordered a citywide lockdown. Magalong, however, denies it.

More than 6000 alumni from the PMA attended the less political reunion at the Borromeo Field after the PMAAI banned adopted members from joining. Senator JV Ejercito, however, managed to join together with alumni Rogelio Dela Rosa (Class 86) and Gary Alejano (Class 95). Guest speaker Roy Cimatu (Class 1970) reminisced about the pine trees along the way and said they were more numerous and verdant then. He also called for the regreening of Baguio. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Colder weather, coronavirus scare bring shivers to Baguio residents

Jan 31, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Though there are no persons under investigation for the 2019-nCoV in Baguio City, blast of cold weather this week makes residents anxious

COLDER. Tourists enjoy the cold weather at Northern Blossom Flower Park in Atok Benguet. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio cancels Panagbenga opening, other big events due to coronavirus threat

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The Sunday openings of Session Road are also suspended for now

PANAGBENGA. While Mayor Benjamin Magalong has cancelled the opening of the Baguio flower festival on February 1, he's yet to do the same for the street parade from February 29 to March 1, 2020. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Baguio local gov't orders demolition of structures in Loakan airport buffer zone

Jan 26, 2020 - 4:51 PM

The 150-meter buffer zone declared by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) must be clear of obstructions in preparation for Loakan airport's commercial operations

BUFFER ZONE: The Baguio City government has issued demolition notices to some 200 structures identified within the buffer zone of the Loakan airport to pave the way for its opening for commercial operations. Photo from the Public Information Office- City of Baguio

Unlike Boracay, Baguio won’t be closed to tourists during rehab period

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:56 AM

The rehabilitation of Baguio will start with the 3 T's: trees, traffic, and tourism

SUMMER CAPITAL. Baguio City. Photos by Mau Victa

Murder case filed vs alleged gunman in PMA imam killing

Jan 06, 2020 - 8:28 PM

The Baguio City Prosecutor's Office identifies the gunman as 44-year-old Joselito Fernando Vidad

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. File photo from Bedejim Abdullah's Facebook page

Blast of chilly amihan greets third wave of Yuletide tourists in Baguio

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:16 PM

Tourists catching the tail end of the holidays are not discouraged by online horror stories of paralyzing carmaggedon

ANDAP. Frost covers vegetables in Benguet. Photo by Divine P. Dulnuan-Philip

This is how Baguio residents respond to Christmas weekend ‘carmageddon’

Dec 25, 2019 - 11:25 PM

(UPDATED) One jeepney driver plying the Tomay-Baguio route decides to give free rides since starting Monday, December 23

TPLEX extension opened for the holidays

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 4-kilometer Sison-Rosario section, which runs parallel to the existing highway, can shave another 30 minutes of travel from Metro Manila to Baguio City

Baguio preserves century-old Dominican Hill as arts and culture center

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:42 AM

It's been quite a ride for the site where artistic, religious, and naughty spirits are known to mingle

Rappler Gallery 2019 / SECTIONS / News / December / Dominican Hill Baguio City. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

After successful dry run, Baguio-bound Kennon Road will be open on weekends

Nov 26, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The window time – Friday 6 am until Monday 6 pm – is open only at one-way upward direction and for light vehicles weighing 5 tons and below, says the Inter-agency Task Group Kennon

Photo from Google Maps

Kennon Road temporarily opens to light vehicles

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:45 PM

From 6 pm on Friday, November 22, until 6 pm on Monday, November 25, Kennon Road will be open to traffic heading into Baguio for light vehicles weighing 5 tons or less.

Cabanatuan judge cancels subpoena, hearing of Baguio traffic enforcers

Nov 20, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Citing 'the end of justice having sufficiently set,' Judge Nelson Largo revokes subpoena he ordered

Cabanatuan judge who summoned Baguio enforcers 'arrogant, unprofessional' – Magalong

Nov 15, 2019 - 7:08 PM

The mayor of Baguio City sends a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta about the 'bully' judge Nelson V. Largo

Supreme Court nullifies prime ancestral land titles of Piraso, Abanag heirs in Baguio

Nov 15, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The claims have included the Casa Vallejo property along Upper Session Road, the Pacdal Circle, Wright Park, and the city government’s titled property in Barangay Lualhati

OLD Casa Vallejo from the collection of Jack Cariño; Supreme Court photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Basilan sends Abu Sayyaf surrenderers to various cities to learn livelihood

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna

EXPOSURE TOUR. Hundreds of former Abu Sayyaf Group members will undergo an exposure tour in Quezon City, Bulacan, Baguio City, La Trinidad, Benguet, and Los Baños, Laguna. Photo from Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Cabanatuan judge who got illegal parking ticket in Baguio summons enforcers

Nov 13, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Baguio police chief Allen Rae Co says judges and fiscals of the city often get cited for traffic violations too, so Cabanatuan City Judge Nelson Largo should not expect special treatment

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

PMA cadet drowns, found in pool after swimming class

Nov 08, 2019 - 7:48 PM

(UPDATED) Cadet 4th Class Mario Telan Jr was found 'in the 15-foot deep end of the pool' hours after his swimming class, says the Philippine Military Academy

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2 workers injured after Baguio bridge’s wall collapses

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:24 PM

One of the worker's legs was crushed, police say

BAGUIO’S BRAVEST RESPOND. Fire officers, headed by SFO4 Andres Lipao Jr, join police and emergency workers in rescuing construction workers trapped after a wall collapsed from bridge across Bued River, Camp 7, Baguio City on November 7, 2019. Photos courtesy of BFP Baguio

'A listening government': Baguio's Magalong recruiting advisers for 10 priority areas

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:18 AM

We also gauge his first 100 days as mayor, according to how he has delivered on these 10 identified priorities

Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong. Photo courtesy of Baguio City PIO

Designer Spotlight: Baguio's Eros Goze

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Eros Goze has designed weaves worn by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Daniel Padilla

Baguio fashion designer Eros Goze

Malacañang OKs ‘in principle’ Baguio’s tree cutting moratorium

Oct 04, 2019 - 8:09 PM

A moratorium on new commercial buildings is also approved, says Mayor Benjamin Magalong, and only a formal communication is being awaited

BAGUIO. Earlier, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has said the pine trees in Baguio are dying. File photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Prayer rally for Magalong's safety to be held after ninja cops exposé

Oct 04, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Baguio City Hall also puts in place stricter security measures

EXECUTIVE SESSION. Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, former police officer assigned to the CIDG, testifies during the panel before he requested for an executive session with the senators. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Have heart and soul,' new PMA chief tells cadets

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Rear Admiral Allan Cusi formally takes his post two weeks after the gruesome death of a cadet exposed the horrors of hazing within the Philippines' premier military school

HEART AND SOUL. Rear Admiral Allan Cusi addresses cadets as he takes over as superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City on October 1, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Magalong wants 'aggressive' regreening of Baguio

Sep 21, 2019 - 8:47 AM

The plan includes converting forested land identified as protected zones into eco-parks to provide green areas for residents and at the same time keep land speculators at bay

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

Baguio to sue real estate firm for ‘killing’ trees

Sep 20, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The trunks of the trees within the property of Northbelle Properties Incorporated are bored with large holes, and chemicals are injected to dehydrate them

'KILLED.' The city government of Baguio finds these among the 9 'murdered' trees in Gibraltar on September 17, 2019. Photo by Cepmo

Magalong prioritizes preservation of Baguio ‘heirlooms’

Sep 20, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Here are the first-term mayor's plans for the Asin mini-hydropower plants, Burnham Park, Baguio City Market

MAYOR IN ACTION. First-term Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong shuts down a bar at Upper Session in his first week week in office in July 2019. Sourced photo