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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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Burnham also developed city plans for Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco and Manila and Baguio City in the Philippines.
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There will be gatherings in Manila's Mendiola Park, near the presidential palace; in Quezon Memorial Circle, suburban Quezon City; at the University of the Philippines also in suburban Quezon City; in Baguio City, northern Luzon; in Naga and Legazpi cities, southern Luzon; in Iloilo and Tacloban cities in central Philippines; and in Davao City, southern Philippines.
Speaking at the official launch of Cebu Pacific's direct flights to Manila, Bengzon said holidaymakers and the over 650,000 Filipino expats in the UAE will have direct access to the capital city of Manila and the rest of the Philippines' tourism hotspots, including Baguio City, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Palawan, Sulu Sea and Tagaytay City, among many others.
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