March 3, 2024

Social media enthusiasts are being invited to help showcase one of Baguio’s main tourism activities on social media.
The City Tourism Office has opened a competition that invites content creators to showcase Baguio’s horseback riding trails through reels, a feature that allows users to film or upload videos to their Facebook or Instagram account.
Supervising Tourism Officer II Rachelle Ann Montoya said the reel-making competition is open to all Baguio residents and tourists.
Horseback riding is one of the major tourism activities in Baguio aside from boating at Burnham Lake.
The reels, which runs from 30 seconds to one minute, should highlight the three horseback riding trails – the Happy Hallow trail with staging area at the Baguio Country Club, the Camp John Hay trail, and Wright Park.
The competition, which runs from April 6 to May 31, must feature the creator’s horseback riding experience on the trails.
Three winners will be chosen with the first place winner being guaranteed a prize of 15,000; P10,000 for the second place; and P5,000 for the third place winner.
The criteria for judging is yet to be announced.
Montoya said the reel-making competition is one of the activities lined up for the Summer Vacation in Baguio 2023.
This year will also see the return of the Search for the Lucky Summer Visitors spearheaded by the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters’ Club, in which the chosen first-time visitors to the city will be provided with an all-expense paid accommodation and tour to the major tourist spots in Baguio and nearby Benguet towns during their Holy Week stay in the city.
Other activities will include the city’s sunset ceremony for the Araw ng Kagitingan celebration on April 11, Cordillera Mangan Taku Food Fair from April 21 to 24, Baguio Day Liberation on April 27, among other events. – Jane B. Cadalig