City of Baguio
April 23, 2023
About the #breatheBaguio campaign
The “Breathe Baguio” campaign evokes how Baguio started out as a colonial hill station, one of the high-elevation communities created by American colonizers as a summer refuge in Asia, which remained relevant as the country struggles with a second year of the coronavirus pandemic, said Aloysius Mapalo, city tourism officer.
Baguio was designed and built by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham to serve as the seat of the American colonial government during summer when sweltering heat swept through Manila. Chartered in 1909, the city had since become the finance, education and industrial hub of the Cordillera, with a population of more than 366,000.
‘Distracted walking’ law now is in effect in Baguio. Make sure you stop/stand still while hacking portals. Keep your phone in your pocket as you move towards the next portal. You can freely walk inside parks.
Threat of COVID-19. The impact of the virus is still being assessed, changes to the event will be inevitable depending on the situation. Interaction may be limited to prevent spread of the disease, as such, after-parties and meetups may not be organized. More information maybe available soon.