Baguio, officially the City of Baguio (Filipino: Lungsod ng Baguio ; Ibaloi: Ciudad ni Bagiw ; Pangasinan: Siyudad na Baguio ; Ilokano: Ciudad ti Baguio) and often referred to as Baguio City, is a highly urbanized city located in the province of Benguet in northern Luzon island of the Philippines. The city has become the center of business and commerce as well as the center of education in the entire Northern Luzon thereby becoming the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region (C.A.R.). According to the 2010 census, Baguio City has a population of 318,676.
Baguio City was established by the Americans as a hill station 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 the Ibaloi word bagiw meaning 'moss.' The Ibaloi is the indigenous language in the Benguet Region,. The city is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,540 meters (5,050 feet) in the Luzon tropical pine forests ecoregion conducive for the growth of mossy plants and orchids.
Because of its cool climate, Baguio City was designated by the Philippine Commission as the "Summer Capital" of the Philippines on June 1, 1903 wherein the government was transferred to city to escape the lowland heat during summer. It was incorporated as a chartered city by the Philippine Assembly on September 1, 1909, as authored by former Philippines Supreme Court Justice George A. Malcolm. The City of Baguio celebrated its Centennial on September 1, 2009.
The Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition for Panagbenga 2015 is one of the traditional events during the Flower festival celebration. This is a combination of a “Market Encounter” where local entrepreneurs get the opportunity to showcase their products.
The Float Parade and the Street Dance Parade are considered the two major highlights of Panagbenga festival..
Escape to the cool mountain air of Baguio City while taking in the colors and sounds of the Panagbenga Festival! Panagbenga comes from the Kankanaey term ..
Tourists from all over the country trooped to this city over the weekend and filled its main thoroughfares to witness the Street Dancing Competition and the Grand Float Parade, two of the Panagbenga Festival’s crowd-drawers.
The children participants of the Elementary Division Street Dancing Competition as usual gave stunning performances during the parade as they walked from Upper Session Road to their performance area.
Panagbenga 2015 Opening Parade
It's More Fun In Baguio City– Festivity is very much in the air in Baguio
Panagbenga is the north’s largest yearly event. In light of the upcoming activities, the float parade is one of the most awaited event that happens mostly a day after the Grand Street Dancing parade.
Young girls in floral costumes dance at the opening parade of the month-long Panagbenga Festival celebration Sunday. Students from 12 elementary schools in Benguet competed during the elimination round for a chance to participate in the main Street Dancing Competition
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