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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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While Baguio City is already a popular tourist destination, there is a need for sustainable support from the national government and private partners in keeping the city's friendly and wholesome image to welcome the burgeoning number of local and foreign tourists.
Bobby Ganipac , commander of Malate police station, said the suspect is being detained at their station, as of this posting, but will eventually be brought to Baguio City to face his case there.
"This alternate route will lessen travel time from Tuba, La Union to Benguet from two hours to 35 minutes and will cut travel time from 2 hours to just 1 hour going to Baguio City," Villar said.
That is why the group is raising the argument that should a total closure be imposed in Baguio City, the ones who have been most compliant with these requirements would stand to suffer most.
''However, problems associated with rapid growth and urbanization have become more evident in Baguio city. The environmental protection, tourism influx, traffic congestion, adequate water supply, waste management and the provision of basic services have now become an immense challenge.
Spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT)-CAR and the TPB, it was a first of what Baguio City hopes to make a year-round festival, aimed to raise awareness on what and who makes Baguio a creative city.
The 14-year-old turned back fellow Dasmarinas City thrower Con Prince David, who had a heave of 33.30 meters with Kurt Errol Calalon of Baguio City snatching the bronze in 30.33.
Launched recently by the health department and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority-Baguio City Economic Zone (PEZA - BCEZ), in partnership with the WHO in Baguio City, the campaign according to DOH was launched in the country's summer capital because of its "commitment to prioritize the public health through the Comprehensive Anti- Smoking Ordinance of Baguio City."
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