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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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During the Panagbenga Festival, stalls of local merchants along Session Road, Baguio's popular thoroughfare, will all be powered with PayMaya QR.
During the American occupation, Baguio was chosen as the summer capital of the Philippines.
'Malaki ang chance natin (We have a big chance),' Baguio city sports coordinator Gaudencio Gonzales told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) in a conversation over Messenger on Friday as he skims from one venue to another to check on city athletes still vying for medals in the Batang Pinoy national finals in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
The late Baguio Bishop Carlito Cenzon, who died at the age of 80 in a Manila hospital on June 26, was buried at a city cemetery for members of the religious order Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariee (Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary or CICM).
"I am really worried that Baguio is losing its pine trees.
Both ordinances, however, were thrown back by the Baguio City Council (Sangguniang Panlungsod) to the respective barangays after Monday's regular session for refinement and review.
1692 or the Baguio City, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay Development Authority, Monin Navarro, a board member of the Baguio Heritage Foundation, raised the immediate problems in Baguio, which included SM's Sky Ranch and its plan to build a condominium at the GSIS owned forest park by Convention Center; and the planned parking structures at the Burnham Park.
This was disclosed by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc.
Baguio has so far totaled 34 golds after the third day.
Bishop Emeritus Carlito Cenzon, 79, died on Wednesday and will be buried at Congregatio Immaculati Cordis Mariae (Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) cemetery here on July 6, according to the Diocese of Baguio where he served as bishop until his retirement in 2017.
Peter Ng, the chairperson of the Spring Festival Celebration of the Baguio Filipino-Chinese Community Execu-tive Committee, said the awardees are citizens "who have contributed their time, effort and resources in helping us advance our programs for Baguio."
Temperature usually drops in Baguio City in November and the cold spell ends in February.