The places surrounding Baguio were first settled primarily by the Ibalois and the Kankanaeys. In the nearby town of La Trinidad, Benguet, Spaniards established a zeus or military garrison, but the Kafagway, Baguio City’s former name, was barely touched.
When the American took possession of the Philippines, Baguio started to be known. Much of this American soldiers, from General to the lowest clerk would took their summer vacation at Baguio to escape the heat of summer. They then named the place as the Summer Capital of the Philippines. In year 1903 Filipino, Japanese and Chinese workers were hired to build the first road directly connecting Baguio with the lowlands of Pangasinan, the Kennon Road.
Products and Services
One of the major product in Baguio City is their fresh vegetables. Others are fruits, original wood carvings and many others that you can explore while visiting the place.