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Encyclopedia > Baguio City
Baguio City
Ciudad ti Baguio
Lungsod ng Baguio

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Nickname: Summer Capital of the Philippines,
City of Pines
Benguet Province map locating Baguio City
Coordinates: 16°25′N 120°36′E / 16.417, 120.6
Country Philippines
Region Cordillera Administrative Region
Province Benguet
Barangays 129
Congressional Districts 1
Incorporated (city) September 1, 1909
Government
 - Congressman Mauricio Domogan (Elect)
 - Mayor Reinaldo Bautista, Jr. (Elect)
 - Vice Mayor Daniel Fariñas (Elect)
Area
 - Total 57.5 km² (22.2 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 - Total 252,386
 - Density 5,151/km² (13,341/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 74
Languages Ilocano, Tagalog, Kankana-ey, Ibaloi, and English
Website: http://www.baguio.gov.ph

The City of Baguio (Ilokano: Ciudad ti Baguio; Filipino: Lungsod ng Baguio) is a 1st class 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. There is a presidential mansion, as well as supreme court and legislative offices in Baguio. 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 a moist tropical pine forest conducive to the growth of mossy plants and orchids. 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According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 252,386 in 52,302 households.

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Geography

The three main access roads leading to Baguio from the lowlands are Kennon Road, Marcos Highway, and Naguilian Highway. Kennon Road starts from Rosario, La Union and winds through a narrow, steep valley. This is the fastest route to Baguio but is dangerous, with landslides during the rainy season. Marcos Highway, which starts from Agoo, La Union, and Naguilian Highway, which starts from Bauang, La Union, are longer routes but are safer than Kennon Road and are the preferred routes for coaches, buses and lorries. With its charter in 1909, Baguio is not a part of the Benguet province, though geographically speaking it's located in the said province. Kennon Road connects Baguio City with the town of Rosario, La Union in the Philippines. ... Rosario is a 3rd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Agoo is a 2nd class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... Bauang is a 1st class municipality in the province of La Union, Philippines. ...


Transportation

Air transport

Loakan Airport in Baguio is about 20 minutes by car south of the city. Because of the length of the runway, commercial jet aircraft are not able to use the airport. The airport is only used by propeller-driven aircraft. Currently, Asian Spirit flies Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday to and from Manila, a 50 minute flight. Flights to Baguio are scheduled only in the morning, as visibility approaches zero in afternoons when fog starts to form. Loakan Airport (IATA: BAG, ICAO: RPUB) is an airport serving the general area of Baguio City, located in the province of Benguet in the Philippines. ... Asian Spirit is an airline based in Pasay City, Manila in the Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


Land transport

It takes an average of six hours to travel the 250 km distance between Manila and Baguio by way of Kennon Road. It is about fifteen minutes longer through the Marcos Highway and could take three more hours when going through Naguilian Road, which is the usual route for travellers from the North. Kennon Road is occasionally blocked by landslides during the rainy season and the same problem occurs on the other two access roads. The route to Baguio through Kennon Road is as scenic as it is dangerous. There is another access to Baguio from Aritao in the province of Nueva Vizcaya but this is less traveled, the road is not well maintained, and public transportation through this route is not as regular. Another road, Halsema Road (also known as "Mountain Trail") leads north through the mountainous portion of the Cordillera Autonomous Region. It starts at the northern border of Baguio, in the Municipality of La Trinidad (Trinidad Valley). For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Kennon Road connects Baguio City with the town of Rosario, La Union in the Philippines. ... Aritao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. ... Nueva Vizcaya is a province of the Philippines located in the Cagayan Valley region in Luzon. ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ...


There are several bus lines linking Baguio with Manila and Central Luzon, and provinces such as Pangasinan, La Union, and those in the Ilocos region. Most transportation companies also offer express and air-conditioned buses at a much higher fare, though some minibuses offer cheaper fares. For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Pangasinan, officially Province of Pangasinan (Pangasinan: Luyag na Pangasinan), is one of the provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. ... La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. ...


Bus services that ply Baguio include Philippine Rabbit, Dangwa Tranco, Dagupan Bus, Victory Liner, Partas, Genesis, Saulog Transit, Viron Transit, and Greenland, as well as minibuses that come from other provinces. Victory Liner, Inc. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ...


Economy

The primary economy of Baguio City is its educational centers of which it has in excess of seven colleges and universities as well as a plethora of trade and technical schools. Estimates are that these schools compose in excess of one hundred thousand students.


The secondary source of income for the residents is its character as the commercial hub in the province of Benguet. Many of the agricultural and mining goods produced in Benguet goes to Baguio City for central distribution. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Benguet Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: La Trinidad, Benguet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest) Density—219 per km² (36th highest) Area: 2,599. ...


The city is also a major retail center for the Cordilleras and the Ilocos provinces, with shoppers from the provinces coming to the city to take advantage of the diversity of competitively priced commercial products on sale, most of which are only available in Manila. Despite the city's small size, there are numerous shopping centers and malls in the business district catering to the growing commercial activity in Baguio. These are the SM City Baguio mall, Baguio Centermall, Cooyeesan Hotel Plaza, Abanao Square, Maharlika Livelihood Center, and Porta Vaga mall. SM City Baguio, is a major mall located in Baguio City in the Philippines. ...

Session Road
Session Road

The areas of Session Road, Harrison Road, Magsaysay Avenue and Abanao Street comprise the trade center of the city. It is in these areas where commercial and business structures abound. First class movie houses, hotels, restaurants, department stores, and shopping centers are found in this downtown area. Shopping at the famous city market offers one a wide array of locally sourced goods and products, from colorful woven fabrics and strung beads to primitive wood carvings, cut flowers, strawberries and vegetables. (Strawberries and string beans - known as 'Baguio beans' across the Philippines - are shipped to major urban markets.) Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 158 KB) Summary Taken by user reyrefran. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (816x616, 158 KB) Summary Taken by user reyrefran. ...


Baguio is also home to one of the country's most profitable Philippine Economic Zone Authority areas (PEZA), called the Baguio City Economic Zone (BCEZ), located in the southern part of the city between the Camp John Hay leisure resort and the Philippine Military Academy. Firms located in the BCEZ mostly produce and export knitted clothing, transistors, small components for vehicles, electronics and other computer parts. Notable firms include Texas Instruments Philippines, MOOG, and Sitel. Recently, there has been an influx of call centers in the city with American companies outsourcing their technical support facilities in the country. Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology. ... Sitel is a US company headquartered in Nashville, TN, which describes itself as a leading global provider of outsourced customer contact center services. It maintains over 145 call centers in 28 countries. ... A call centre (Commonwealth English) or call center (AmE) is a centralised office of a company that answers incoming telephone calls from customers or that makes outgoing telephone calls to customers (telemarketing). ...


Tourism is one of Baguio's main industries. Commonly, overseas visitors pass through Baguio, while Filipinos make it a destination.


Education and culture

Baguio is a university town. It is the center of education in the entire North Luzon. There are eight major institutions of higher education in Baguio City, one of which (the University of the Philippines) is regarded as the country's premiere institution of higher learning and research. A University town or University city, like a College town, is a community which is dominated by its university population which includes students, professors and other university employees. ... The Oblation UP Diliman, the flagship campus of the U.P. System UP Baguio UP Extension Program in Pampanga Temporary Campus UP Los Baños UP Manila This article is about the University of the Philippines System. ...

U.P. Baguio Oblation
U.P. Baguio Oblation

Around two hundred fifty kilometers north of Manila lies Baguio City, known to be the "Summer Capital of the Philippines" that enjoys temperate climate all year round. From a village resort established by the Americans, Baguio has become the Northern Philippines' center of business and commerce as well as the center of education. Saint Louis University has played a pivotal role in the evolution of the City into a center for learning in the North. Today, SLU is the largest university north of Manila with about 20,000 university students in its campus located in the heart of the City. Its reputation for excellence attracts students and scholars not only from the Philippines but from other countries as well. It has sustained itself throughout the past ninety years to become one of the top centers of academic excellence in the Philippines that meet international standards in tertiary education. Most of its programs, from the elementary to the graduate level, have received the highest level of accreditation in the country. SLU is centrally situated in a six-hectare campus in the heart of Baguio City and has more than 30 buildings. It has become the venue for seminars, various fora, and other special events of the public and private sectors in the Cordillera, in addition to the everyday conduct of student life in the University. It has welcomed within its walls an eclectic mix of various cultures, traditions, beliefs and nationalities. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB) is a premier institution of higher learning and research in the Philippines and Asia. ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government and might or might not be autonomous from government interference. ... The Cordillera is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Philippines. ... The Philippine Military Academy (PMA) is the training school for future officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. ... Seal of the Philippine Army Seal of the Philippine Navy Seal of the Philippine Air Force Seal of the Philippine Marine Corps The Armed Forces of the Philippines or AFP (Filipino: Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas) originated in the establishment of the Philippine Scouts in 1901. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • University of Baguio
  • University of the Cordilleras (formerly the Baguio Colleges Foundation)
  • Baguio Central University
  • Pines City Colleges
  • Baguio City School of Arts and Trades

The languages spoken in Baguio are Kankana-ey, Ibaloi, English, Ilocano, Tagalog, Chinese. Formerly know as the BAGUIO COLLEGES FOUNDATION(BCF) Baguio City, Philippines Motto // Located in the Center of Education in the North, the University of the Cordilleras is situated near the city market, the Our Lady of Atonement Church or the Baguio Cathedral, Hotels, Restaurants and Shopping Malls. ... Baguio Central University is a popular school in Baguio City, Philippines. ... The Ibaloi or Nabaloi is an indigenous ethnic group found in the northern Philippines. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Ilocano, also Iloko and Ilokano, refers to the language and culture associated with the Ilocano people, the third largest ethnic group in the Philippines. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Baguio's youth majority in the population has given it a distinct flavor different from those of other cities in the Philippines.


Government

Hon. Mauricio Domogan Representative, Lone District of Baguio.
Hon. Mauricio Domogan
Representative, Lone District of Baguio.

Like most Philippine cities, Baguio is governed by a Mayor, Vice Mayor, and twelve (12) Councilors. However, being a highly-urbanized city, it is not subject to the jurisdiction of Benguet, the province which it was formerly part of. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The current mayor of Baguio is Reinaldo Bautista Jr. who first assumed office after the suspension of Braulio Yaranon in August 2006. Controversy surrounded Yaranon's term, one of the most problematic in Baguio's history, [citation needed], due in part to the Jadewell pay parking scandal, which resulted in the firm filing charges against him and Malacañang's favoritism, and ordering his suspension until the end of his term on June 30, 2007. They were preceded in office by Bernardo Vergara, who was defeated by Yaranon in the mayoral elections of 2004. Braulio Yaranon (born 1927) is a Filipino politician. ... Depiction of the Malacañang Palace at the back of the 20-peso bill. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Bernardo M. Vergara is a former Philippines government official living in Baguio City. ...


Bautista recently had his "interim/acting" tag removed from his title as he emerged as the winner in the 2007 city mayoral race, beating Yaranon, Vergara, former Councilor Leandro Yangot Jr. and post-Edsa mayor and spiritual healer Ramon "Jun" Labo Jr. His running mate, three-term vice mayor and law dean Daniel Fariñas, returned to that post as well after previously serving a term in the City Council. Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Legislative and local elections were held in the Philippines on... Combatants Civilians; Defected Troops Marcos Loyalist Troops Commanders Corazon Aquino Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin Vice Chief of Staff Fidel Ramos Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Imelda Marcos Chief of Staff Fabian Ver Casualties None 1 “People Power” redirects here. ... In its most general sense, the practice of law involves giving legal advice to clients, drafting legal documents for clients, and representing clients in legal negotiations and court proceedings such as lawsuits, and is applied to the professional services of a lawyer or attorney at law, barrister, solicitor or civil...


Baguio City comprises one congressional district that is represented in the House of Representatives. As of 2007, that is in the person of Mauricio Domogan, who is now in his third term. Prior to being elected as congressman, he served three straight terms as mayor. Type Lower house Houses House of Representatives House Speaker Jose De Venecia, Jr. ...


City Officials (2007-2010)

  • Representative: Mauricio Domogan
  • Mayor: Reinaldo Bautista Jr.
  • Vice Mayor: Daniel Fariñas
  • Councilors:
    • Rocky Thomas Balisong
    • Betty Lourdes Tabanda
    • Galo Weygan
    • Perlita Chan-Rondez
    • Nicasio Aliping
    • Antonio Tabora Jr.
    • Erdolfo Balajadia
    • Nicasio Palaganas
    • Isabelo Cosalan Jr.
    • Richard Cariño
    • Fred Bagbagen
    • Elaine Sembrano
    • Rufino Panagan (Ex-officio; Liga ng mga Barangay President)
    • Leonardo Bayan Jr. (Ex-officio; Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President; until October 2007)

Barangays

Baguio City is politically subdivided into 130 barangays. A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ...

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

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History

The region around Baguio was first settled by the Cordilleranos, primarily the Kankane-y, Ibaloi, and Itogon tribes. In nearby La Trinidad, Spaniards established a commandante or military garrison, although Kafagway, as Baguio was once known, was barely touched. In 1901 Americans in an engineering built Kennon Road, the first road directly connecting Kafagway with the lowlands of Pangasinan. Before this, the only road to Kafagway was Naguilian Road. In September 1, 1909 Baguio was declared a chartered city. It was planned according to the American architect Burnham, but his plan was used only to a small extent, primarily due to the hilly terrain. Americans declared Baguio the Summer Capital of the Philippines and The Mansion as the residence of the American governor-general to escape Manila's Summer heat. Americans further developed Baguio, building parks and public structures such as Wright Park, Burnham Park, Governor Pack Road, Session Road, Assumption Road. Cordillerano, or Cordilleran, is a term for the hill tribes of Luzon residing in the Cordillera and Caraballo mountains. ... The Ibaloi or Nabaloi is an indigenous ethnic group found in the northern Philippines. ... Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Session Road, Baguio City Session Road looking east Session Road is the main thoroughfare of Baguio City and is the main hub of what is called the Baguio Central Business District. ...


Baguio is also best known as the surrender venue of General Tomoyuki Yamashita and Vice Admiral Okochi, where they also gave up the entire Imperial Japanese Armed Forces to American authorities at the High Commissioner's Residence in Camp John Hay on September 3, 1945, marking the end of World War II. Tomoyuki Yamashita, 1945 General Tomoyuki Yamashita (山下 奉文 Yamashita Tomoyuki,) (November 8, 1885 – February 23, 1946) was a general of the Japanese Imperial Army during the World War II era. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


With Philippine independence in 1946, Americans settled in the city and English became the primary lingua franca. Ilocanos joined the Cordilleranos in Baguio, and the population of Americans, Dutch, Belgians, and Germans soared. Baguio was relatively quiet from 1946 to July 16, 1990, when an earthquake destroyed most of Baguio. The city was quickly rebuilt. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... is the 197th day of the year (198th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Map of Nueva Ecija showing the location of Cabanatuan City. ...


Around May 2003, a petition initiated by Dion Fernandez to declare Baguio a heritage zone was circulated on the Internet and national print media, gaining more than 10,000 signatures. The petition calls upon unspecified officials to create the Zone prior to the Baguio centennial in 2009. In May 2005, the Heritage Conservation Society submitted to the Baguio City Council a proposed Special Heritage Bill drafted by HCS Trustee Ivan Henares. It has been approved on second reading but is being opposed by a group of businessmen.


See also

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Coordinates: 16°25′N, 120°36′E Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1987 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Government Website Human rights Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipyo, in Tagalog) is a local... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Benguet Region: Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Capital: La Trinidad, Benguet Founded: — Population: 2000 census—330,129 (43rd largest) Density—219 per km² (36th highest) Area: 2,599. ... Atok is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bakun is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Bokod is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Buguias is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Itogon is a 1st class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kabayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kapangan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Kibungan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... La Trinidad is the capital of Benguet province of the Philippines. ... Mankayan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Sablan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tuba is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Tublay is a 5th class municipality in the province of Benguet, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Nickname: Motto: Sulong Angeles. ... For the municipality in Lanao del Norte, see Bacolod, Lanao del Norte. ... Butuan City is the regional center of the Caraga Region in the Philippines. ... The City of Cagayan de Oro (abbreviated C.D.O. or Cag. ... The City of Caloocan, (Filipino: Lungsod ng Kalookan; alternative spelling: Kalookan City), is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Cebu showing the location of Cebu City Coordinates: 10°17 N 123°54 E Country Region Province Cebu (capital) Districts 1st and 2nd districts of Cebu City Barangays 80 Incorporated (town) 1565 Incorporated (city) February 24, 1937 Government  - Mayor Tomas D.R. Osmeña (BO-PK/Lakas... Nickname: Motto: In God We Trust Map of Davao Region showing the location of Davao City Coordinates: 7° 30 N, 126° E Country Region Province None Districts 1st to 3rd Districts of Metro Davao Barangays 184 Incorporated (town) 1848 Incorporated (city) October 16, 1936 Government  - Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (Hugpong/PDP... Nickname: Map of South Cotabato showing the location of General Santos City. ... The City of Iligan (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Iligan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Iligan) is a highly urbanized city in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, and the provinces former capital. ... Map of Iloilo showing the location of Iloilo City Coordinates: 10. ... Lapu-Lapu City is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... The City of Las Piñas (Filipino: Lungsod ng Las Piñas) (population: 472,780, 2000 Census) is a city in the National Capital Region of the Philippines. ... Map of Quezon showing the location of Lucena City Coordinates: 13°56 N, 121°37 E Country Region Province Quezon Districts 2nd district of Quezon Barangays 33 Incorporated (town) June 1, 1882 Incorporated (city) August 19, 1962 Government  - Mayor Ramon Y. Talaga Jr. ... Nickname: Motto: Makati, Mahalin Natin, Atin Ito (literally, Makati, We Love It, This Is Ours) Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Makati City Coordinates: 14° 33 N, 121°02, E Country Region Province none (It is formerly on Rizal province from its foundation until 1975) Districts 1st and... Malabon City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Mandaluyong (Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaluyong) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Mandaue (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Mandawe; Filipino: Lungsod ng Mandaue) is a 1st class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Marikina City Coordinates: 14° 38 24 N, 121° 5 50 E Country Region Districts 1st and 2nd Districts of Marikina Barangays 16 Class 1st Class City; Highly Urbanized Incorporated (town) April 16, 1630 Incorporated (city) December 8, 1996 Government  - Mayor Marides... The City of Muntinlupa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Muntinlupa) is the southernmost city in Metro Manila. ... Navotas is a city in Metro Manila, Philippines. ... Downtown Olongapo The City of Olongapo (Tagalog: Lungsod ng Olongapo; Sambal: Syodad nin Olongapo) is an urbanized city formerly in the province of Zambales, Philippines. ... Motto: Be part of it! Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Parañaque City Coordinates: 14° 28 N, 121°01, E Country Region Districts 1st and 2nd District of Parañaque City Barangays 16 Incorporated (town) 1572 Incorporated (city) February 15, 1998 Government  - Mayor Florencio Jun Bernabe, Jr. ... The City of Pasay (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasay) is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Pasig (Filipino: Lungsod ng Pasig) is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Puerto Princesa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa) is a first class city in the province of Palawan, Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City Coordinates: 14°38 N, 121°2 E Country Philippines Region National Capital Region Districts 1st to 4th districts of Quezon City Barangays 142 Incorporated (town) October 12, 1939 (as Balintawak) Incorporated (city) October 12, 1939 Government  - Mayor Feliciano Sonny... The City of San Juan (Filipino: Siyudad ng San Juan) is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Taguig (formerly spelled as Tagig; Filipino: Lungsod ng Taguig) is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. ... The City of Valenzuela (Filipino: Lungsod ng Valenzuela) is one of the cities and municipalities in the Phillipines that make up Metro Manila. ... The City of Zamboanga (Spanish/Chavacano: Ciudad de Zamboanga; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Zamboanga; Filipino: Lungsod ng Zamboanga; Bahasa Sug: Daira Sambuwangan; Sinama and Banguingui: Lahat Sambowangan) is a first class, highly urbanized city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Cotabato City is one of the cities of the Philippines located in Mindanao. ... Infobox Philippine city | infoboxtitle = City of Dagupan | locatormapfile = Ph_locator_pangasinan_dagupan. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The City of Ormoc is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Santiago City is a 1st class city in the province of Isabela, Philippines. ... Judiciary Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Court of Appeals · Sandiganbayan Court of Tax Appeals · Ombudsman Elections Commission on Elections 2007 | 2004 | 2001 | 1998 1995 | 1992 | 1986 | All Foreign relations Human rights Other countries Politics Portal      A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino and Tagalog) is a tier of local... Alaminos City is a 5th class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. ... The City of Antipolo (Filipino: Lungsod ng Antipolo) is a 1st class component city in the province of Rizal, Philippines. ... Bago City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Bais City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Balanga City is a 5th class city in the province of Bataan, Philippines. ... Batac is the newest city in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. ... Batangas City (Filipino: Lungsod ng Batangas) is a first-class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... Bayawan City is a city located in the southern tip of Negros Oriental, Philippines, around 101 kilometers from the provincial capital Dumaguete City and near the provincial border with Negros Occidental. ... Baybay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Leyte, Philippines. ... Bayugan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. ... Bislig City is a 4th class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Mindanao Philippines. ... Bogo City (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Bogo, Tagalog: Lungsod ng Bogo) is a 4th class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Borongan is a 1st class city in the province of Eastern Samar, Philippines. ... The City of Cabadbaran is a component city in the province of Agusan del Norte, Philippines. ... The City of Cabanatuan is a first class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... Cadiz City is a 1st class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Calamba City is a 1st class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. ... Calapan City is a 2nd class city in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Calbayog City is a first class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Candon City is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Canlaon City is a city located in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Carcar is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Catbalogan City is a 5th class city in the province of Samar, Philippines. ... Cauayan City is a 4th class city in the province of Isabela, Philippines. ... The City of Cavite is a third class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. ... Danao City is a 2nd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... The City of Dapitan is a 2nd class city in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. ... Digos City is a 3rd class city in the province of Davao del Sur, Philippines. ... Nickname: Location of Dipolog City in the Province of Zamboanga del Norte island of Mindanao, in the Philippines Coordinates: , Region Province Chartered as City January 1, 1970 Government  - Mayor Evelyn Uy  - Vice-Mayor Senen Angeles  - Legislative body City Council Area  - City 52. ... The City of Dumaguete is a city in the Philippine province of Oriental Negros. ... Escalante City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Gapan City is a 5th class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... Gingoog City is located on the northeastern coast of Misamis Oriental. ... Guihulngan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Himamaylan City is a city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Iriga City is a 3rd class city in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. ... Isabela City is a 5th class city and the capital of the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... Kabankalan City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Kidapawan City is a 2nd class city in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. ... Koronadal City, also known as Marbel to its locals, is a city in the province of South Cotabato, Philippines. ... La Carlota City is a 3rd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Laoag City (Ilocano: Siudad ti Laoag; Chinese: 老沃; Pinyin: LÇŽowò) is a 1st class city in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. ... The City of Lamitan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Lamitan) is a component city in the province of Basilan, Philippines. ... The City of Legazpi (Bikol: Ciudad nin Legazpi; Filipino: Lungsod ng Legazpi) is a first class city and capital of the province of Albay, Philippines. ... Ligao City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. ... The City of Lipa (Filipino: Lungsod ng Lipa) is a first class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... Maasin City is a 5th class city in the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines. ... Malaybalay City is a 3rd class city in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines. ... Malolos is a city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. ... The Islamic City of Marawi is a 3rd class city in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines. ... Masbate City is a 5th class city in the province of Masbate, Philippines. ... The City of Mati is a city in the province of Davao Oriental, Philippines. ... The City of Meycauayan or Meycauayan is a 4th class urban city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. ... Science City of Muñoz is a 5th class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... Seal of the Municipality of Naga The City of Naga (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Naga; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Naga) is a component city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Oroquieta City is a 3rd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. ... Ozamiz is a 2nd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. ... Pagadian City is a 1st class city in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. ... Palayan City is a 4th class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... The City of Panabo (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Panabo, Filipino: Lungsod ng Panabo) is a 4th class city near Davao City in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. ... Passi City is a 5th class city in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. ... Roxas City is a 2nd class city in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Sagay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The Island Garden City of Samal is a 3rd class city in the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. ... San Carlos City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... San Carlos City is a 2nd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. ... San Fernando City is a 3rd class city in the province of La Union, Philippines. ... The City of San Fernando, (Kapampangan: Lakanbalen ning San Fernando/Siudad ning San Fernando; Filipino: Lungsod ng San Fernando) is a 2nd class city in the province of Pampanga, Philippines. ... San Jose City is a 2nd class city in the province of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Bulacan showing the location of San Jose del Monte City Coordinates: 12°34 N 128° E Country Region Province Bulacan Districts Lone District of San Jose del Monte City 4th District of Bulacan (until 2004) Barangays 59 Incorporated (town) 1845 Incorporated (city) 2000 Government  - Mayor Dr. Eduardo... The City of San Pablo (Filipino: Lungsod ng San Pablo) is a first class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. ... Nickname: Motto: Tindig Bayan, Sulong Mamayan (literally, Strong Town to Help Nations) Map of Laguna showing the location of Santa Rosa City Coordinates: 14°19N 14°3E Country Region Province 1st district of Laguna Districts 897 Barangays 18 Incorporated (town) January 15, 1792 Incorporated (city) July 10, 2004... Silay City is a 2nd class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sipalay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... Sorsogon City is a city located at the province of Sorsogon, Philippines. ... Surigao City is a 2nd class city in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines. ... Tabaco City is a 4th class city in the province of Albay, Philippines. ... Tabuk is a 5th class city in the province of Kalinga, Philippines. ... Tacloban City is the largest city and regional center of the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. ... Tacurong City is a 5th class city in the province of Sultan Kudarat, Philippines. ... Nickname: Map of Cavite showing the location of Tagaytay. ... View of the City of Tagbilaran from Bohol Plaza Resort Flag of Tagbilaran City Tagbilaran City is a 3rd class city in the province of Bohol, Philippines. ... Tagum City (Dakbayan sa Tagum/Syudad sa Tagum) is a 1st class city in the 1st congressional district of the province of Davao del Norte, Philippines. ... Map of Cebu showing the location of Talisay City. ... Talisay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Tanauan (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tanauan) is a third class city in the province of Batangas, Philippines. ... ≈ Tandag is a 5th class city in the province of Surigao del Sur, Philippines. ... Tangub City is a 3rd class city in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Tayabas, Quezon (Filipino: Lungsod ng Tayabas) is a component city in the province of Quezon, Philippines. ... Tanjay City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. ... Tarlac City is a 3rd class city in the province of Tarlac, Philippines. ... Toledo City, formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan, is a 2nd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. ... Trece Martires City is a 4th class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. ... The City of Tuguegarao is a second class city in the province of Cagayan, Philippines. ... The City of Urdaneta is a 2nd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Victorias City is a 5th class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. ... The City of Vigan is a 5th class city in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Baguio City is a 1st class highly urbanized city in northern Luzon in the Philippines.
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