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BAGUIO, officially the CITY OF BAGUIO (Ibaloi : Ciudad ne Bagiw; Ilocano : Siudad ti Baguio; Pangasinan
Pangasinan
: Siyudad na Baguio; Tagalog : Lungsod ng Baguio) and often referred to as BAGUIO CITY, is a highly urbanized city in northern Luzon of the Philippines
Philippines
, also referred to as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. It is geographically located within Benguet , serving as the provincial capital from 1901 to 1916, but has since been administered independently from the province following its conversion into a chartered city. The city has become the center of business, commerce, and education in northern Luzon, as well as the regional center of the Cordillera Administrative Region . According to the 2015 census, Baguio
Baguio
has a population of 345,366.

Baguio
Baguio
was established as a hill station by the Americans in 1900 at the site of an Ibaloi village known as Kafagway. It was the United States' only hill station in Asia. The name of the city is derived from bagiw, the Ibaloi word for "moss". The city is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) in the Luzon tropical pine forests ecoregion conducive for the growth of mossy plants and orchids.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Spanish colonial period * 1.2 American colonial period * 1.3 World War II
World War II
* 1.4 1990 earthquake

* 2 Geography

* 2.1 Barangays

* 2.2 Climate

* 2.2.1 Precipitation

* 3 Demographics

* 3.1 Religion

* 4 Economy

* 4.1 Industrial * 4.2 Outsourcing

* 5 Culture * 6 Tourism * 7 Local government * 8 Sports

* 9 Transportation

* 9.1 Air * 9.2 Land

* 10 Education * 11 Notable people

* 12 Twin towns – Sister cities

* 12.1 Local * 12.2 International

* 13 See also * 14 References * 15 External links

HISTORY

SPANISH COLONIAL PERIOD

During the Spanish rule in 1846, the Spaniards established a comandancia in the nearby town of La Trinidad , and organized Benguet into 31 rancheria s, one of which was Kafagway, a wide grassy area where the present Burnham Park is situated. Most of the lands in Kafagway were owned by Ibaloys even prior to the appointment of Mateo Cariño as chieftain . The Spanish presidencia, which was located at Bagyiw at the vicinity of Guisad Valley was later moved to Cariño's house where the current City Hall stands. Bagyiw, a local term for "moss" once abundant in the area was converted by the Spaniards into Baguio, which served as the name of the rancheria.

During the Philippine Revolution in July 1899, Filipino revolutionary forces under Pedro Paterno liberated La Trinidad from the Spaniards and took over the government, proclaiming Benguet as a province of the new Republic of the Philippines
Philippines
. Baguio
Baguio
was converted into a "town", with Mateo Cariño being the presidente (mayor).

AMERICAN COLONIAL PERIOD

Summer offices of the Philippine
Philippine
Insular Government in Baguio
Baguio
in 1909 The tents and dormitories of Teachers Camp in Baguio, 1909, the summer retreat for American educators

When the United States
United States
occupied the Philippines
Philippines
after the Spanish–American War , Baguio
Baguio
was selected to become the summer capital of the Philippine
Philippine
Islands . Governor-General William Taft on his first visit in 1901, noted the "air as bracing as Adirondacks or Murray Bay ... temperature this hottest month in the Philippines
Philippines
on my cottage porch at three in the afternoon sixty-eight." :317–319

In 1903, Filipino , Japanese and Chinese workers were hired to build Kennon Road , the first road directly connecting Baguio
Baguio
with the lowlands of Pangasinan
Pangasinan
. Before this, the only road to Benguet was Naguilian Road , and it was largely a horse trail at higher elevations. The Camp John Hay was established on October 25, 1903 after President Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
signed an executive order setting aside land in Benguet for a military reservation under the United States Army . It was named after Roosevelt's Secretary of State
Secretary of State
, John Milton Hay .

The Mansion , built in 1908, served as the official residence of the American Governor-General during the summer to escape Manila's heat. The Mansion was designed by architect William E. Parsons which was based on preliminary plans by architect Daniel H. Burnham , the planner of the city of Baguio, designed the mountain retreat following the tenets of the City Beautiful Movement . In 1904 the rest of the city was planned out by the American architect Daniel Burnham
Daniel Burnham
, one of the earliest successful modern city planners . On September 1, 1909 Baguio
Baguio
was declared as a chartered city and the "Summer Capital of the Philippines". The period after saw further development of Baguio
Baguio
with the construction of Wright Park in honor of Governor-General Luke E. Wright , Burnham Park in honor of Burnham, Governor Pack Road, and Session Road .

WORLD WAR II

Main article: Battle of Baguio (1945)

Prior to World War II
World War II
, Baguio
Baguio
was the summer capital of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Philippines
, and the home of the Philippine Military Academy . Following the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, the Japanese used Camp John Hay , an American installation in Baguio, as a military base. The nearby Philippine Constabulary base, Camp Holmes , was used as an internment camp for about 500 civilian enemy aliens, mostly Americans, between April 1942 and December 1944.

On April 26, 1945, Filipino troops of the 1st, 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army
Philippine Commonwealth Army
, 1st Infantry Regiment of the Philippine Constabulary and the USAFIP-NL 66th Infantry Regiment and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division of the United States Army
United States Army
entered Baguio
Baguio
and fought against the Japanese Imperial Army forces led by General Tomoyuki Yamashita which started the Battle for the Liberation of Baguio
Baguio
during World War II
World War II
.

By late March, Baguio
Baguio
was within range of the American and Filipino military artillery . President José P. Laurel of the Second Philippine
Philippine
Republic , a puppet state established on 1943, departed the city on March 22 and reaching Taiwan
Taiwan
on March 30. The remainder of the Second Republic government, along with Japanese civilians, were ordered to evacuate Baguio
Baguio
on 30 March. Yamashita and his staff then relocated to Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya . A major offensive to capture Baguio
Baguio
did not occur until mid-April, when United States
United States
Army's 37th Infantry Division , minus the 145th Infantry Regiment , was released from garrisoning Manila
Manila
to launch a two-division assault into Baguio from the west and south.

Baguio
Baguio
is the site of the formal surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita and Vice Admiral Okochi at Camp John Hay\'s American Residence in the presence of lieutenant-generals Arthur Percival and Jonathan Wainwright . It is where they gave up the entire Imperial Japanese Armed Forces to American authorities at the High Commissioner\'s Residence (now the United States
United States
Ambassador's Residence) in Camp John Hay on September 3, 1945, marking the end of World War II.

1990 EARTHQUAKE

The 1990 Luzon earthquake (Ms = 7.8) destroyed much of the city of Baguio
Baguio
on July 16, 1990. A significant number of buildings and infrastructure were damaged, including the Hyatt Terraces Plaza, Nevada Hotel, Baguio
Baguio
Park Hotel, FRB Hotel and Baguio
Baguio
Hilltop Hotel; major highways were temporarily severed; and a number of houses were leveled or severely-shaken with a significant loss of life. Some of the fallen buildings were built on or near fault lines. Baguio
Baguio
was rebuilt with the aid from the national government and various international donors such as Japan
Japan
, Singapore
Singapore
and other countries. After moving past the earthquake, Baguio
Baguio
then known as City of Pines was also able to attain theThe Summer Capital of the Philippines title.

GEOGRAPHY

Panorama of Baguio
Baguio

Baguio
Baguio
is located some 1,540 meters (5,050 feet) above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon . The city is enclosed by the province of Benguet . It covers a small area of 57.5 square kilometres (22.2 sq mi). Most of the developed part of the city is built on uneven, hilly terrain of the northern section. When Daniel Burnham
Daniel Burnham
draughted plans for the city, he made the City Hall a reference point where the city limits extend 8.2 kilometres (5.1 mi) from east to west and 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi) from north to south.

BARANGAYS

Baguio
Baguio
is politically subdivided into 129 barangays .

* A. Bonifacio-Caguioa-Rimando (ABCR) * Abanao-Zandueta-Kayong-Chugum-Otek (AZKCO) * Alfonso Tabora * Ambiong * Andres Bonifacio (Lower Bokawkan) * Apugan-Loakan * Asin Road * Atok Trail * Aurora Hill Proper (Malvar-Sgt. Floresca) * Aurora Hill, North Central * Aurora Hill, South Central * Bagong Lipunan (Market Area) * Bakakeng Central * Bakakeng North * Bal-Marcoville (Marcoville) * Balsigan * Bayan Park East * Bayan Park Village * Bayan Park West (Bayan Park) * BGH Compound * Brookside * Brookspoint * Cabinet Hill-Teacher's Camp * Camdas Subdivision * Camp 7 * Camp 8 * Camp Allen * Campo Filipino * City Camp Central * City Camp Proper * Country Club Village * Cresencia Village * Dagsian, Lower * Dagsian, Upper * Dizon Subdivision * Dominican Hill-Mirador * Dontogan * DPS Compound * Engineers' Hill * Fairview Village * Ferdinand (Happy Homes-Campo Sioco) * Fort del Pilar * Gabriela Silang * General Emilio F. Aguinaldo (Quirino‑Magsaysay, Lower) * General Luna, Upper * General Luna, Lower * Gibraltar * Greenwater Village * Guisad Central * Guisad Sorong * Happy Hollow * Happy Homes (Happy Homes-Lucban) * Harrison-Claudio Carantes * Hillside * Holy Ghost Extension * Holy Ghost Proper * Honeymoon (Honeymoon-Holy Ghost) * Imelda R. Marcos (La Salle) * Imelda Village * Irisan * Kabayanihan * Kagitingan * Kayang Extension * Kayang-Hilltop * Kias * Legarda-Burnham-Kisad * Liwanag-Loakan * Loakan Proper * Lopez Jaena * Lourdes Subdivision Extension * Lourdes Subdivision, Lower * Lourdes Subdivision, Proper * Lualhati * Lucnab * Magsaysay Private Road * Magsaysay, Lower * Magsaysay, Upper * Malcolm Square-Perfecto (Jose Abad Santos) * Manuel A. Roxas * Market Subdivision, Upper * Middle Quezon Hill Subdivision (Quezon Hill Middle) * Military Cut-off * Mines View Park * Modern Site, East * Modern Site, West * MRR-Queen of Peace * New Lucban * Outlook Drive * Pacdal * Padre Burgos * Padre Zamora * Palma-Urbano (Cariño-Palma) * Phil-Am * Pinget * Pinsao Pilot Project * Pinsao Proper * Poliwes * Pucsusan * Quezon Hill Proper * Quezon Hill, Upper * Quirino Hill, East * Quirino Hill, Lower * Quirino Hill, Middle * Quirino Hill, West * Quirino-Magsaysay, Upper (Upper QM) * Rizal Monument Area * Rock Quarry, Lower * Rock Quarry, Middle * Rock Quarry, Upper * Saint Joseph Village * Salud Mitra * San Antonio Village * San Luis Village * San Roque Village * San Vicente * Sanitary Camp, North * Sanitary Camp, South * Santa Escolastica * Santo Rosario * Santo Tomas Proper * Santo Tomas School Area * Scout Barrio * Session Road Area * Slaughter House Area (Santo Niño Slaughter) * SLU-SVP Housing Village * South Drive * Teodora Alonzo * Trancoville * Victoria Village

CLIMATE

Sunset in Baguio
Baguio

Under the Köppen climate classification , Baguio
Baguio
features a subtropical highland climate (Cwb) that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate (Am). The city is known for its mild climate owing to its high elevation. The temperature in the city is usually about 7-8 degrees Celsius lower than the temperature in the lowland area. Average temperature ranges from 15 to 23 °C (59 to 73 °F) with the lowest temperatures between November and February. The lowest recorded temperature was 6.3 °C (43.3 °F) on January 18, 1961 and in contrast, the all-time high of 30.4 °C (86.7 °F) was recorded on March 15, 1988 during the 1988 El Niño
El Niño
season. The temperature seldom exceeds 26 °C (79 °F) even during the warmest part of the year.

Precipitation

Like many other cities with a subtropical highland climate, Baguio receives noticeably less precipitation during its dry season. However, the city has an extraordinary amount of precipitation during the rainy season with the months of July and August having, on average, more than 700 mm (28 in) of rain. The city averages over 3,100 mm (122 in) of precipitation annually.

CLIMATE DATA FOR BAGUIO

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 22.6 (72.7) 23.6 (74.5) 24.7 (76.5) 25.1 (77.2) 24.6 (76.3) 23.6 (74.5) 23.0 (73.4) 22.0 (71.6) 22.9 (73.2) 23.5 (74.3) 23.2 (73.8) 22.8 (73) 23.47 (74.25)

DAILY MEAN °C (°F) 17.8 (64) 18.4 (65.1) 19.6 (67.3) 20.4 (68.7) 20.5 (68.9) 20.0 (68) 19.6 (67.3) 18.9 (66) 19.3 (66.7) 19.5 (67.1) 19.0 (66.2) 18.4 (65.1) 19.28 (66.7)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 12.9 (55.2) 13.1 (55.6) 14.3 (57.7) 15.5 (59.9) 16.2 (61.2) 16.2 (61.2) 16.0 (60.8) 15.9 (60.6) 15.7 (60.3) 15.4 (59.7) 14.8 (58.6) 14.0 (57.2) 15 (59)

AVERAGE RAINFALL MM (INCHES) 12.1 (0.476) 35.8 (1.409) 55.9 (2.201) 102.9 (4.051) 331.1 (13.035) 480.6 (18.921) 670.8 (26.409) 847.9 (33.382) 582.3 (22.925) 262.4 (10.331) 152.3 (5.996) 28.8 (1.134) 3,562.9 (140.27)

AVERAGE RAINY DAYS 4 2 4 9 19 22 26 27 25 17 9 5 169

AVERAGE RELATIVE HUMIDITY (%) 80 78 78 80 86 88 90 92 90 87 83 80 84

Source: PAGASA

DEMOGRAPHICS

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Atonement

The city’s population as of May 2000 was placed at 250,000 persons. The city has a very young age structure as 65.5 percent of its total population is below thirty years old. Females comprise 51.3 percent of the population as against 48.7 percent for males. The household population comprises 98 percent of the total population or 245000 persons. With an average of 4.6 members per household, a total of 53,261 household are gleaned. During the peak of the annual tourist influx, particularly during the Lenten period , transients triple the population.

POPULATION CENSUS OF BAGUIO

YEAR POP. ±% P.A.

1918 5,464 —

1939 24,117 +7.33%

1948 29,262 +2.17%

1960 50,436 +4.64%

1970 84,538 +5.29%

1975 97,449 +2.89%

1980 119,009 +4.08%

1990 183,142 +4.41%

1995 226,883 +4.09%

2000 252,386 +2.31%

2007 301,926 +2.50%

2010 318,676 +1.98%

2015 345,366 +1.54%

Source: Philippine Statistics Authority

RELIGION

The majority of Baguio's population are Roman Catholics . Other religious groups active in the city include the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ (4th Watch) , Episcopal Church , Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo
, Iglesia Filipina Independiente , Jehovah\'s Witnesses , United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Philippines
(UCCP), Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL), Jesus Miracle Crusade (JMC), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), the United Methodist Church , Assemblies of God (AG), and Baptist, Presbyterian , Lutheran , Members Church of God International (MCGI), Bible Fundamental, and other Evangelical churches.

There is also a significant number of Muslims in the cities, consisting of Filipino Muslims of different ethnicities and Muslims of other nationalities. The largest mosque in the area is Masjid Al-Maarif, which is a known centre of Islamic studies in the Philippines. The city also has smaller numbers of Buddhists and atheists , along with members of other faiths.

ECONOMY

SM City Baguio
SM City Baguio
in 2012 Maharlika Livelihood Complex Brooms with price tags being sold in market

Baguio
Baguio
is the melting pot of different peoples and cultures in the Cordillera Administrative Region . Because of this, numerous investments and business opportunities are lured to the city. Baguio has a large retail industry, with shoppers coming to the city to take advantage of the diversity of competitively priced commercial products on sale. The city is also popular with bargain hunters—some of the most popular bargaining areas include Baguio
Baguio
Market and Maharlika Livelihood Center. Despite the city's relatively small size, it is home to numerous shopping centers and malls catering to increasing commercial and tourist activity in Baguio: these include SM City Baguio
Baguio
, Baguio
Baguio
Center Mall, Cooyeesan Hotel Plaza, Abanao Square, The Maharlika Livelihood Center, Porta Vaga Mall and Centerpoint Plaza.

Various food and retail businesses run by local residents proliferate, forming a key part of Baguio's cultural landscape. Several retail outlets and dining outlets are situated along Bonifacio Street, Session Road , near Teacher\'s Camp , and Baguio
Baguio
Fastfood Center near the market.

The areas of Session Road , Harrison Road, Magsaysay Avenue and Abanao Street comprise the trade center of the city, where commercial and business structures such as cinemas, hotels, restaurants, department stores, and shopping centers are concentrated. The City Market offers a wide array of locally sourced goods and products, usually from Benguet province, which includes colorful woven fabrics and hand-strung beads to primitive wood carvings, cut flowers, strawberries and "Baguio" vegetables, the latter often denoting vegetable types that do well in the cooler growing climate. (Strawberries and string beans —referred to as Baguio
Baguio
beans across the Philippines—are shipped to major urban markets across the archipelago.)

Another key source of income for Baguio
Baguio
is its position as the commercial hub for the province of Benguet . Many of the agricultural and mining goods produced in Benguet pass through Baguio
Baguio
for processing, sale or further distribution to the "lowlands."

INDUSTRIAL

Baguio
Baguio
is one of the country's most profitable and best investment areas, a Philippine
Philippine
Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) accredited business and industrial park called the Baguio
Baguio
City Economic Zone (BCEZ). Located in the southern part of the city between Camp John Hay Country Club and Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Military Academy
in Barangay
Barangay
Loakan. Firms located in the BCEZ mostly produce and export knitted clothing, transistors, small components for vehicles, electronics and computer parts. Notable firms include Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments
Philippines
Philippines
, which happens to be the second largest exporter in the country, Other companies headquartered inside the economic zone are Moog Philippines, Inc. , Linde Philippines, Inc. , LTX Philippines
Philippines
Corporation , Baguio-Ayalaland Technohub, and Sitel Philippines, Baguio
Baguio
.

OUTSOURCING

Outsourcing also contributes to the city's economy and employment. There are many call centers present in the city. Teleperformance Baguio
Baguio
is headquartered in front of Sunshine Park. Other call centers in downtown are Optimum Transsource, Sterling Global and Global Translogic. While others like Convergys and IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) have call centers in Camp John Hay away from the city proper. Tech-Synergy operates a large transcription and backoffice operation near Wright park. Sitel ThoughtFocus Technologies, a leading US provider of Software and KPO services decided to set up its KPO operation center in Baguio.

CULTURE

A float by the Scouts Royale Brotherhood used at the 2012 Panagbenga Festival

The languages commonly spoken in Baguio
Baguio
are Ibaloi , Kankana-ey and Ifugao , as well as Ilocano , Pangasinan
Pangasinan
and Kapampangan . Filipino and English are also understood by many inhabitants within and around the city. Several restaurants also serve different types of local and foreign cuisine.

The Panagbenga Festival , the annual Flower Festival, is celebrated each February to showcase Baguio's rich cultural heritage, its appreciation of the environment, and inclination towards the arts. Aside from tourism, the festival also helped the younger generation of indigenous people to rediscover their culture's old traditions. The indigenous people were first wary with government-led tourism because of the threat that they will interfere or change their communities' rituals.

The city became a haven for many Filipino artists in the 1970s-1990s. Drawn by the cool climate and low cost of living, artists such as Ben Cabrera (now a National Artist) and filmmaker Butch Perez relocated to the city. At the same time, locals such as mixed-media artist Santiago Bose and filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik were also establishing work in the city. Even today, artists like painters and sculptors from all over the country are drawn to the Baguio
Baguio
Arts Festival which is held annually.

Many Baguio
Baguio
artists used the context of cultural diversity of the Cordillera Region to establish their work. Other notable Baguio artists include Narda Capuyan (weaving), Kawayan de Guia (painting), Kigao (sculpture), Willy Magtibay, Peter Pinder (fiber glass sculpture, painting, mixed media), Art Tibaldo (mixed media-visual arts) and Franklin Cimatu (poetry.)

TOURISM

Further information: List of Cultural Properties of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region Burnham Park Lake

Tourism is one of Baguio's main industries due to its cool climate and history. The city is one of the country's top tourist destinations. During the year end holidays some people from the lowlands prefer spending their vacation in Baguio, to experience cold temperatures they rarely have in their home provinces. Also, during summer, especially during Holy Week , tourists from all over the country flock to the city. During this time, the total number of people in the city doubles. To accommodate all these people there are more than 80 hotels and inns available. Local festivities such as the Panagbenga Festival also attracts both local and foreign tourists.

Baguio
Baguio
is the lone Philippine
Philippine
destination in the 2011 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Destinations Awards ( Asia
Asia
category) with the city being among the top 25 destinations in Asia
Asia
. The Burnham Park , Mines View Park , Teacher's Camp, and Baguio Cathedral are among the top tourist sites in Baguio.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Baguio
Baguio
City Hall

Like most Philippine
Philippine
cities, Baguio
Baguio
is governed by a mayor, vice mayor, and twelve (12) councilors. However, being a highly urbanized city with its own charter, it is not subject to the jurisdiction of Benguet province, of which it was formerly a part.

The current mayor of Baguio
Baguio
is Mauricio Domogan, and the lone congressional district is currently represented by Congressman
Congressman
Mark Go. They were elected in May 2016.

SPORTS

The Baguio Athletic Bowl within the grounds of Burnham Park is one of Baguio's primary sporting venues. Baguio
Baguio
has also hosted the 1978 World Chess Championship match between Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi .

TRANSPORTATION

AIR

The Loakan Airport
Loakan Airport
runway in the outskirts of the city

Loakan Airport
Loakan Airport
is the lone airport serving the general area of Baguio. The airport is classified as a trunkline airport, or a major commercial domestic airport, by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Philippines
but there are currently no regular commercial services in the airport. It is located south of the city center. Due to the limited length of the runway which is 1,802 meters or 5,912 feet, it is restricted to commuter size aircraft. The airport is used primarily by helicopters, turbo-prop and piston engine aircraft, although on rare occasion light business jets (LBJ) have flown into the airport.

LAND

Session Road , one of Baguio's primary roads

The three main access roads leading to Baguio
Baguio
from the lowlands are Kennon Road (formerly known as the Benguet Road), Aspiras–Palispis Highway (previously known as Marcos Highway) and Naguilian Road , also known as Quirino Highway. Kennon Road starts at Rosario, La Union and winds upwards through a narrow, steep valley. This is often the fastest route to Baguio
Baguio
but it is particularly perilous, with landslides during the rainy season and sharp dropoffs, some without guardrails. The Aspiras Highway, which starts in Agoo, La Union and connects to Palispis Highway, at the boundary of Benguet and La Union provinces, and Naguilian Road, which starts in Bauang, La Union
La Union
, are both longer routes but are much safer than Kennon Road especially during rainy season, and are the preferred routes for coaches, buses and trucks.

The Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road , which links Baguio
Baguio
to Aritao
Aritao
in Nueva Vizcaya province, traverses the towns of Itogon , Bokod , and Kayapa .

Another road, Halsema Highway , (also known as the Baguio-Bontoc Road or the Mountain Trail) leads north through the mountainous portion of the provinces of Benguet and Mountain Province . It starts at the northern border of Baguio
Baguio
with La Trinidad .

There are several bus lines linking Baguio
Baguio
with Manila
Manila
and Central Luzon, and provinces such as Pangasinan
Pangasinan
, Nueva Ecija , Aurora , Cavite
Cavite
, La Union
La Union
, and those in the Ilocos regions.

Taxis and jeepneys are also common forms of transportation in the city.

EDUCATION

The Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Military Academy
in Fort del Pilar

Baguio
Baguio
is a university town with 141,088 students out of the 301,926 population count done on the year 2007. It is the center of education in the entire North Luzon. There are eight major institutions of higher education in Baguio: the Saint Louis University , University of the Philippines
Philippines
Baguio
Baguio
, Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Military Academy
, University of Baguio
Baguio
, University of the Cordilleras , Baguio Central University , Pines City Colleges, and Easter College.

Teachers from all over the country enroll in summer education courses at Teachers\' Camp .

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Main article: List of people from Baguio

TWIN TOWNS – SISTER CITIES

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LOCAL

* Bacarra * Butuan
Butuan
* Candon * Dalaguete and Mandaue, Cebu * Kapangan * Libon, Albay

* Lucena * Malaybalay * Marawi * Pudtol, Apayao * Tagaytay

INTERNATIONAL

* Cusco , Peru * Hangzhou
Hangzhou
, China * Hanyū , Japan * Honolulu, Hawaii , United States
United States
* Kislovodsk
Kislovodsk
, Russia * Nazareth
Nazareth
, Israel
Israel
* Taebaek , South Korea * Vallejo, California , United States
United States
* Vaughan
Vaughan
, Canada * Wakkanai , Japan

SEE ALSO

* Philippines
Philippines
portal

* Capital of the Philippines
Philippines
* Daniel Burnham
Daniel Burnham
* Hill station
Hill station
* Kennon Road * La Trinidad

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Baguio
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