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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

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(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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This was followed by the Pushing for the Baguio We Want forum at University of the Philippines - Baguio in August last year launching the Peoples Statement and the Baguio We Want Agenda.
As of Thursday morning, Marcos Highway, Baguio Bontoc Road, Baguio-Bauang Road and Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Roads were reopened for use.
We hope they would bring power to Baguio City,' said Ambassador Thanatip Upatising of the Royal Thai Embassy during the turnover ceremony.
As a kick off activity on n October 3, pre selected Baguio elderlies take over the offices of elected City Hall and barangay officials as well as of regional line agency heads as Senior Citizen Officers for a Day or SCOFAD.
HRAB President Anthony de Leon said the 15,000 cupcakes will come in banana, vanilla, apple, strawberry, blueberry, mocca and chocolate flavors which will be placed in eight giant spans at the SM Baguio Atrium.
The controversy on the excavation and destruction of trees led Baguio and Tuba residents, as well as former Baguio-Benguet Bishop Carlito Cenzon and Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan in Pangasinan, to petition the Supreme Court for a writ of kalikasan.
Ten thousand nine hundred four examinees will take the BLEPT in Baguio City, 4,191 examinees in Rosales, Pangasinan, and 1,487 examinees in Laoag City.
Today, Baguio City will pause for a Holy Mass at 4 p.
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Saint Louis University and Bombo Radyo Philippines (Bombo Radyo Baguio and Star FM Baguio) were awarded as Hall of Famers for their continuous support of the PRC programs.
Today, aside from being the country's "Summer Capital," Baguio has become the center of business and education for North Luzon, as well as the seat of the Cordillera Administrative Region.
A 2015 environmental protection order now covers the forested mountain which straddles Baguio and neighboring Benguet town, Tuba.