14 Little Facts About Baguio City

People of the mountains is a direct translation of the word Igorot who are the native people of Baguio City. They also have rich culture and belief among its tribe. Here we present you 14 facts that you should know:

1. The SM City Mall in Baguio City is the only mall in the Philippines that does not have air condition. The cold climate of the city does the job.

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2. Baguio is first known in the Ibaloi language as Kafagway which means ‘wide, open area’ but according to the tale, it became Bag-iw.

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3. Strawberries are not from Baguio City but its neighboring town, La Trinidad.

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4. Baguio City is also called “The City of Pines “, “The Summer Capital of the Philippines” and “The Educational Center of the North”.

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5. Baguio has three major connecting highways: Marcos Highway, Kennon Road and Naguilian Road.

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6. The older generation of the occupants of the City is fluent in English speaking because of their closest connection to the American colonization.

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7. Any time of the year is a good time to visit Baguio City depending on how you want your vacation to be.

8. Cordillera’s version of tinola is pinikpikan. It is prepared by beating a chicken with a stick prior to cooking. The beating bruises the chicken’s flesh, bringing blood to its surface, which is said to improve the flavor after cooking (wikipedia, 2017)

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9. Baguio City is noted for its wood carvings made by the native Igorots.

10. Baguio City became a chartered city in the year 1909 and had its centennial anniversary in the year 2009.

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11. The city is also famous as the only mountain resort in the pine forest.

12. The Baguio City native people are known for their red cheeks, big lower leg and they are mostly white in complexion.

 

13. The native languages in the city are Ilocano, Kankana-ey, and Ibaloi.

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14. The best vegetables and flowers came from the highlands of Cordillera region.

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