Monday, November 01, 2004

Baguio City

I grew up in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. It is a very small city where literally everybody knew everyone. Crispy vegetables, fresh flowers and pinecones were our pride.

Camp John Hay, Burnham Park, Botannical Garden and Philippine Military Academy were the places you wouldn’t want to miss when you’re there. Horseback riding was always an activity tourists would like to try. We also have a park called Wright Park and right in front of the park is the summer home of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

Boating at Burnham Park was a fun thing to do for tourists and I remember that the city used to have a skating park right at the heart of the Burnham Park.

This city, despite its being small became the center of education for Region 1 and the Cordillera Region. Not that it was the best educational center in the Philippines, but it was really a place conducive to learning. Students come from Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Mountain Provinces and as far as Subic Bay.
Surrounding Baguio City were big mining companies of gold copper and silver. These mining companies were used to manage by the Americans.

5 Comments:

Blogger Raven said...

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7:29 AM  
Blogger Tanggero said...

Hello Ate Ting!!!
Muntik na kong mag-aral in Baguio bec most of my barkada went there (I'm from nueva ecija). Sayang nga lang dahil sa manila pa rin ako natuloy, baka sana, alumni din ako ng SLU, hehehe.

11:44 PM  
Blogger ting-aling said...

Tanggers, tenks for the visit. Uy, eh kung nag-aral ka doon di marami sana tayong pagkukuwentuhan. Marami akong kaibigan from Nueva Ecija na kaklase ko.

6:56 AM  
Blogger PinoyNoir said...

I agree with that statement about everyone knowing everyone if not by name at least by physical recognition. That's pretty much how strangers were spotted. If one's never seen before. Hence Holy Week with all the vacationers and stragglers was pure bedlam for the rest of us.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Rommel Santos said...

Lets Barhop for a bottle of Pale Pilsen from Heike Jade, Songs, Le fondue, Benedicts, Rumors to sillhouette. Then finally shake the beer off at spirits or drink more at Camouflage. Finally wrap up the night with goto and pandesal at Otek.

By the way, can anyone remember that famous PX store at Mabini with the friendly owner who calls everyone "Men"?

6:07 PM  

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