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Baguio

(bă`gēō, Sp. bägyō`), city (1990 pop. 183,142), Benguet prov., NW Luzon, the Philippines. Baguio is the summer capital of the country, with many government buildings. It is also a noted mountain resort situated in beautiful pine forests and is the center of a major gold-producing area. The city is noted for the wood carvings of its Igorot aborigines. Nearby, at Lepanto, are important copper mines, and there is a major hydroelectric development on the Agno River. Originally settled by the Spanish, Baguio developed only after the American occupation, when a modern city was laid out (1909) by Daniel H. Burnham and roads were built (the first in 1913) to connect it with the main highways. The city was captured early (Dec., 1941) in World War II by Japanese land forces. Baguio is the seat of the national Philippine Military Academy, the Univ. of Baguio, and St. Louis Univ.

baguio

[bäg′yō]
(meteorology)
A tropical cyclone that occurs in the Philippines.

Baguio

a city in the N Philippines, on N Luzon: summer capital of the Republic. Pop.: 287 000 (2005 est.)
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These were Bonuan Boquig Elementary School for the elementary school category; Divisoria High School in Santiago City, Isabela for the high school category; and the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City for the college category.
The Journal Online reported the monkey ran amok after local people in Quezon Hill Extension, Baguio City tried to subdue and capture it after it pounced on a number of dogs being kept as pets.
Schools in three regions, including Baguio, were closed for the third day Friday, while classes at the elementary and high school levels in Metro Manila reopened Friday as flood waters began to recede.
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On July 21, 1903, some two hundred labourers recently recruited to construct the Benguet Road linking the Americans' erstwhile summer capital of the Philippines at Baguio with the railhead to Manila refused to report for work and peremptorily marched out of camp.
Recently, one high-ranking cop in Baguio was discovered to be co-owner of a slaughterhouse butchering and selling strays handed in to the local dog pound.
They helped found the Philippine Baptist Seminary in Baguio, and Crawley served as an area director of Southern Baptist missions in the orient and as one of the vice presidents of the Foreign Mission Board (FMB).
The Baguio Sun Star recently reported that energy industry officials in the Philippines have voiced support for the use of coconut methyl ester (CME) as a diesel fuel additive to help reduce local emissions.
Clarito Defrancia, a professor of journalism at Baguio Colleges Foundation, is a Carlos Palanca awardee for the short story in Ilocano.
Despite a ban on killing dogs for food, the back streets of the northern resort city of Baguio have several restaurants serving dog meat dishes.
Baguio, Philippines -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, an economist by profession who has been in office since January 2001, when President Estrada was deposed, has announced that she will not seek re-election when her term of office comes up in 18 months.
The dogs were recovered when officers stopped three vans in Baguio, 135 miles north of the capital Manila.