May This Brightly
Yes indeed! Why this Web site for the City of Baguio? Why was it created? And who is the "HAWAIIAN WEBMASTER"? Click on the small banner above if you would like to know the answers to these questions.
Since this Web site was constructed a number of persons have written the WebMaster. Many have shared their own beautiful memories of Baguio. Take time to read some of the nice letters that were selected. There is no doubt that you will enjoy reading them ... and maybe you might also want to write about your personal memories of Baguio and its residents and share it with us.
Check Out and Visit
Thank you for visiting this home page. It is all about Baguio City which is also known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines or the City of Pines. It is hoped that through this Website you will learn something about our beautiful city and the people who call Baguio home.
Visit the different Landmarks and Scenic Sites portrayed in this Website and see what it is that makes Baguio City a favorite among foreign and local visitors alike. Don't miss to check out Baguio Revisited in October 2003 which is the newest addition. Portrayed are the latest photographs of the parks and gardens of Baguio, the different landmarks and scenic attractions, a glimpse of what is seen along Session Road and at the Baguio Public Market. There are also night scene photos of Baguio. Another interesting highlight portrayed are the two Baguio Photo Albums which should not be missed.
Baguio is my hometown and it will always remain this way. There is just nothing like it elsewhere in the Philippines to work for a living and start a family of your own. With its cool weather, friendly residents, clean environment, scenic mountain views, and pine-scented air, Baguio is not only one of the best places to visit when in the Philippines but also the most suitable city to be a resident of. Dan Pinkerton, an American friend of mine, wrote: "Of all the places I visited in the Philippines, to me, Baguio City is the grandest of all. Maybe it is the Igorot ancestors of years gone by that supplies the everescent glow one feels in this magical city. As a visitor, I cannot compare Baguio with any city I know in the USA. It is a city that is unique and one of its kind. I love Baguio and its godsend people."
Browse through, enjoy your tour, and return as often as you want ... or better yet, come and make an actual visit and see Baguio City for yourself. It will be an experience you will most surely enjoy and probably make you want to keep coming back.
There are two Photo Albums of Baguio City which were created by the "HAWAIIAN WEBMASTER" to provide a closer and more detailed look into the City of Baguio and its residents.
Baguio Photo Album I, the very first online album of the city, became accessible on October 28, 2000. Portrayed in this album are 210 assorted photographs classified as follows: Aerial Photographs, Baguio Public Market, The Drive Up Kennon Road, Faces in The Crowd, and Glimpse of Baguio (Circa 2000). Also portrayed in this album are photographs and newspaper articles of the big and destructive earthquake of 1990 which brought death and destruction to the city. "Glimpse of Baguio" shows how the city has been reconstructed and brought back to life by its residents who never gave up hope on their city. The cover photo of the album shows a representative group of the local Igorot community in Honolulu, Hawaii
Baguio Photo Album II is the second and more recent album which was created in November 25, 2001. The cover photo (shown at left) of the album portrays the former city mayor of Baguio, Mauricio G. Domogan, in an authentic Igorot attire of a native warrior and participating in an Igorot dance ritual. The album contains 109 of the latest scanned photographs of the city which were taken by the Hawaiian WebMaster during his visit to Baguio in February 2000. The album is divided into two main parts consisting of pictures portraying different places in the city. There are 44 photographs in each part. Also included in this album are 20 photographs of Igorot Art (Murals).
Read how Paul Baquirin vividly described the different areas in Baguio City, and the interesting anecdotes about his childhood and young adult life in the city. Paul recounts on what it was like to grow up and study in the city, how he celebrated Christmas with his family, and the nights out he spent with friends. He also gives an account of the fun and memorable days he spent at Navy Base and Fort Del Pilar where his father, Col. Bienvenido V. Baquirin, Prof (Ret), was a member of the academic faculty of the Philippine Military Academy. With Paul's permission, these postings were incorporated into this Website so it could be shared with and enjoyed by many others.
And for those who trace their roots to Baguio City or have studied, worked, and lived there, or just simply love the place, you might be interested to join the "BAGUIO WEB INTERNATIONAL." This is an unmoderated mailing list for all those who continue to identify the City of Baguio as their hometown. It also includes anyone else who has a genuine personal interest of the city and in establishing a friendly, cordial, and harmonious relationship with its current or former residents. The postings made to the list will keep you updated on the latest news and happenings in the city and you will also experience the close camaraderie and friendship that abounds among the members of our group.
The subscription is FREE and all you need to do is signify your intention to join by clicking on the graphic button ("Click To Join") for the subscription link to the BAGUIO WEB INTERNATIONAL (BWI) Mailing List. Don't delay any longer. Join us now.