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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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  • Maryknoll Convent School, Benjie Abellera (guest) wrote 12 days ago:
    Joe, who were your teachers at Maryknoll in Baguio? Was Sr. Rose Anthony one of them? She was my older brother's teacher, and he graduated from Maryknoll in 1952. You may even have known him since he started there in 1946. His name is Ernesto C. Abellera. -- Benjie A.
  • NBI - CAR, kate (guest) wrote 20 days ago:
    well i am giving my comment as to how nbi Baguio deals with nbi clearances renewal for people with hit. last 2014,a staff told me to get my clearance after 3 days,,but now I' m little bit disappointed because a staff said i'll get it on February. so i need to wait for 2 more weeks..well, i think that's a long time,,and i actually need it before February.
  • Maryknoll Convent School, Benjie Abellera (guest) wrote 25 days ago:
    I studied at what was then Maryknoll Convent School from 1951 (Kindergarten) to 1958 (6th grade) and had for teachers Sr. Carmencita, Sr. John Eileen, Sr. Candida Maria, Sr. Margaret George (who taught me how to read when it was found out I couldn't read a single word in Grade 2), and Sr. Janet Mary. Sr. Rose Madeline was principle at one time. I will forever treasure those years spent on that lovely hill and in that lovely building (alas demolished after the 1990 earthquake). -- Benjie Abellera
  • Bureau of Plant Industry - Baguio National Crop Research and Development Center, Glory Jane wrote 26 days ago:
    Am informing BNCRD of a 2yo cherry tree in my backyard. D ko po sinadya, may nailagay akong bunga sa shoulder bag ko. I found it out 4 months after na may iilang piraso na buto sa bulsa at nasa pinas nko.We placed it sa iisang pot na may lupa and believe me, tumubo po.The question is, if mamunga kaya? Pests love it, so 3x/day, am checking the plant. 2 yrs old na po ngayon, it looks healthy. Ang bansa na pinanggalingan ng buto is known to grow one of the best and cherries in the world. Who knows, mapamunga natin at maparami ito. I live in Baguio City and if you want to see the cherry tree and other details, my number is 09307801298.
  • Pines City Colleges, Dr. Nathan (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    Mostly, graduates from this school are competitive and trusted in their practice. Some healthcare facilities abroad are exclusively looking for Pines City College graduates to be hired on. Thanks.
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