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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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  • Honeymoon, joshua (nhie) (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    i love baguio city .. khit di pa ako nkaka punta pa dito , mtgal ko na pinangarap na mla pnta dhil sa angkin na gnda ng klima , atrksyon at iba iba pa .. dito din nkatira ang gf ko .. gsto ko sya mkasama hbng buhay dito sa baguio ..
  • Good News Academy, Mary (guest) wrote 29 days ago:
    This was my family's house before. I miss it. I wonder how it looks now
  • NLAB School for the Blind, Jackie (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    The address for NLAB is now #80 Bokawkan Road, Baguio City.
  • Mountainview Office, itorogak (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    lousy people at the billing counter, and very lousy billing system.
  • West Burnham Place Condominium, Glenn Joven wrote 2 months ago:
    Front desk and security staff are nice, however Koreans are unfriendly even if you greet them good morning...don't know a word of English.
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