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Baguio City


The City of Baguio ; Filipino: Lungsod ng Baguio) is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines. Baguio City was established by Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway. Baguio City was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903 and incorporated as a city by the Philippine Assembly on September 1, 1909. Baguio is the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region. The name of the city is derived from the word bagiw in Ibaloi, the indigenous language of the Benguet Region, meaning 'moss'. The city is at an altitude of approximately 1500 meters (5100 ft) in the Luzon tropical pine forests ecoregion conducive to the growth of mossy plants and orchids. Baguio City has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon.

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  • Mil-an National High School, L'crane (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    Proud graduate of this school :)
  • Everich Realty, Casey Tin wrote 1 month ago:
  • NLAB School for the Blind, Monic Caminero (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    Correct address. I visited NLAB from 2013-2015 to get the number of enrolled Visually Impaired students. Thanks for Ma'am Dona Rosario, the school's president, for allowing me stay 1 night at NLAB and thanks for the hospitality of the teachers and houseparents. Monic of Resources for the Blind, Inc., Manila
  • Court of Appeals Building, lovey dovey (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    i just want to know if there is filing at rosales pangasinan for the month of september 2016 for LET thank you
  • Pucsusan, betsy (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    i live here and it is a small community of mixed ethnic group, and i am proud to be one of them.
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