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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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  • Good Shepherd Convent, Jonathan Maldupana wrote 5 days ago:
    Civet Coffee!
  • Ketchup, Jonathan Maldupana wrote 5 days ago:
    You have to try their Pinakbet with Bagnet, the best!
  • Small World Travel and Tours Agency - Main Office, william (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    morning it ok here to verify or confirm our flight that we booked manila airport to israel via korea and london then ang balik israel to manila via korea
  • Baguio City National High School - Rizal Annex, Beverlyn (guest) wrote 1 month ago:
    Miss ko na to... Miss na miss ko na tlga mag aral jan.
  • Burnham Lake, rissa (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    i think it's not only the government's's everyone's responsibility
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