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The Baguio Convention Center is reputed to be the most modern and most spacious facility of its kind north of Metro Manila. It is often used for conventions, programs, conferences, graduations, and other types of indoor gatherings or activities requiring a large seating capacity.
This imposing Center is located in the southern part of the city and is within short walking distance from the Baguio Tourism complex and the Baguio campus of the University of the Philippines which is just across the street. The Center, which was designed with an Igorot motif, initially gained international prominence when it became the venue of the 1978 World Chess Championship series between two Russian grandmasters - Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi. It was inaugurated by President Ferdinand E. Marcos during the opening of this championship match on July 17, 1978.
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At one time the facility was used by The Philippine Military Academy for their graduation ceremonies as well as for the 100th Nite Show of the dialectic society of the Cadet Corps. There are other schools, colleges and universities in Baguio that hold their graduation at the convention center. It is likewise a choiced site of different groups and organizations who come up to Baguio City for their annual conventions and general assemblies. The rear of the convention center houses a museum where various old photographs of Baguio, dioramas, and an assortment of native artifacts and handicrafts are on display.
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