The City of Baguio celebrates its 104th Charter Day on September 1, 2013, with the theme “Continuing Steadfast Service to the City.”
Because of its cool weather, Baguio City was designated by the Philippine Commission as the Summer Capital of the Philippines on June 1, 1903. It was made a chartered city by the Philippine Assembly on September 1, 1909. Today, it is the seat of government of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Baguio is popular for its pine trees, flowering plants, fruits, and vegetables. Its Panagbenga Festival (Flower Festival) is one of the most celebrated festivals in the country.
A joint medical-dental-optical mission will usher in the occasion, participated in by medical practitioners and civic and sectoral volunteers who will serve some 5,000 poor residents. A special feature is the simultaneous breastfeeding by 200 lactating mothers, in line with the city government’s campaign to inform and educate mothers on the importance of nourishment.
A street parade showcasing the city’s history and culture will be held, starting from various points of the city and converging at Burnham Park. There will be a search for Mr. and Ms. Baguio, a Hotel and Restaurant Tourism Weekend, a culinary contest, a tree-planting and conservation drive, a sports festival, a mass wedding, a fashion show and exhibit, a job fair, and a food festival. Conferment of awards on outstanding citizens will culminate the celebration.
We congratulate the Baguio City government, headed by Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and Vice Mayor Daniel T. Fariñas, Congressman, the City Council, and other Officials, on the 104th Baguio City Charter Day celebration. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY!