April 22, 2024

City officials recently requested the City Tourism and Special Events Division under the City Administrator’s Office, the City Planning and Development Office, the National Historical Commission (NHCP), the City General Services Office, and other concerned agencies and offices to closely coordinate in the one-time conservation of identified historical markers in the city.

In Resolution 733, s. 2023, the city council stated that there are 16 historical markers in the different parts of the city which have been declared and installed with historical markers by the NHCP.

The historical markers include Philippine Commission’s First Session in Baguio; Philippine Military Academy, Teachers’ Camp, former site of PMA in Teachers Camp, Camp John Hay, Camp Henry T. Allen, Easter College, Dominican Hill and Retreat House, Casa Vallejo, United Church of Christ in the Philippines Baguio, City Hall, United States Embassy Residence-Baguio, Baguio Country Club, Brent School, and The Mansion.

The council also urged the NHCP to submit to the local legislative body an updated list of identified historical markers in the city.

Earlier, the council considered the matters and issues as well as suggestions that were raised during the Dec. 4 regular session relative to the proposed ordinance introduced by Councilor Vladimir Cayabas that seeks to appropriate funds for the conservation of all historical markers in the city and the creation of the historical markers conservation working team, defining its functions and purpose.

Copies of the resolution will be transmitted to the concerned offices for their information, guidance, reference, and action. – PIO release