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DA exec recommends lobby to hike farm subsidy


Fearful of the impact of free trade by 2015, Agriculture Undersecretary Segfredo Serrano and Benguet officials urged vegetable farmers last week to seek higher farm subsidies and strengthen the vegetable industry in the region.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Baguio utility calls for investors


Emboldened by businessman Manuel Pangilinan’s offer to develop Baguio’s water supply, the power utility servicing the city and Benguet province has called on other investors to consider financing power generation projects.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Baguio, overheating trending in roadside assistance data

THIS HOLY Week, check out the Toyota service teams in 8 major destinations across Luzon.

For two decades and running, the city of Baguio remains as the leading destination for road trippers during summer, at least in the Philippine main island of Luzon, based on roadside assistance figures of a top vehicle manufacturer.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Baguio flower fest’s vertical gardens draw business interest

Colorful ornamental flowers enhance the design of vertical gardens in this year’s Flower Festival Market Encounter.

Vertical gardens mounted on simulated building walls have been part of the landscape of Burnham Park, the second year this flower carpet technique has been promoted by organizers of the Baguio Flower Festival.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

In Camp John Hay, an ‘affordable’ hotel for yuppies

CANAPÉS, anyone?

The new Forest Lodge in Camp John Hay, Baguio City, with its Canadian mountain log-cabin motif and touch of Cordillera culture, complements its bigger next-door neighbor, The Manor.

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Time for Baguio to cash in on flower festival

THE QUICK, the comely and the colorfully clad all converge at Burnham Park for the flower festival. PHOTO BY RICHARD BALONGLONG AND EV

When the Panagbenga, or the Baguio Flower Festival, was started in 1996, it was designed to bring back business to a city ravaged by the 1990 earthquake.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Not just a culinary showdown

ASPIRING chefs try to outdo each other in turning fruits and vegetables to works of art.

The annual Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Weekend of the summer capital’s service industry has been developing skills, and even new products, that offer potential business opportunities for aspiring chefs, hotel managers and entrepreneurs.

Posted: September 22nd, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Musicians sign MOA with Baguio hotels, restos on song fees

AT THE Baguio Country Club, the signing of the MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) between members of HRAB and Filscap are done by (from left to right) HRAB legal council Abelardo Estrada, HRAB president Anthony de Leon, HRAB chair lawyer. Moises Cating, Filscap president Noel Cabangon, and Filscap in-house council lawyer Thursday Alciso. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

After a three-year negotiation, a group of singers and songwriters and the association of hotels and restaurants here have signed an agreement on the use of Filipino music in establishments in the city.

Posted: September 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

After 10 years, Camp John Hay opens new hotel

THE 208-ROOM Forest Lodge is  Camp John Hay’s newest hotel. Photo by Richard Balonglong/Inquirer Northern Luzon

It took 10 years to build but The Forest Lodge, Camp John Hay’s newest 208-room hotel, expresses what its owners have said all along: the Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevco) will fulfill its promise to create a tourism estate in this former American rest and recreation baseland.

Posted: September 8th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Slammer capital


Piles upon piles of court cases are plaguing the development of the 250-hectare Camp John Hay in the “summer capital” called Baguio City into a modern eco-friendly tourism and commercial complex.

Posted: August 29th, 2012 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PH urged to join fight to stop meningitis


Chilling. That’s the best word to describe what some experts are saying about the economic and social upheaval that a disease outbreak could cause. Baguio City is no stranger to this fact when the bustling tourist destination was turned into a virtual ghost town during the last quarter of 2004 after the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center reported to have admitted patients daily due to meningococcemia-like symptoms.

Posted: May 4th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Judge inhibits self from Camp John Hay case


The protracted court battle over the Camp John Hay development in Baguio City has suffered further delay after a judge inhibited herself from the case following disclosure that her politician-husband had financial ties with Camp John Hay Development Corp. (CJHDevco).

Posted: April 19th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »



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