Articles about Baguio City

No wonder traffic was hell
Every holiday season, Metro Manila motorists are presented with a choice: a) Drive out of town to visit relatives and enjoy some much-deserved R and R; or, b) stay in the city and enjoy areas that would otherwise be packed with
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Driving up to Baguio City is a pretty big task in and of itself, and come the holidays, the trip up to the mountains becomes all the more difficult. This season, though, the annual Christmas rush has been paired with the indefinite
Some cars literally couldn't make it up
Today, a professional driver using the North Luzon Expressway and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway road networks could drive an excellently conditioned vehicle to Baguio City in three hours. Likewise, he has to be very familiar with Kennon's winding and ascending
Will this work?
La Union and Baguio City are two of the hottest tourist destinations in the Northern Philippines-the former because of its waves, and the latter because of its weather. Now, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is looking into linking the two areas
A small price to pay for road safety
Baguio City has become more accessible than it was a decade ago, with the opening of northern tollways allowing for faster trips to and from the country's summer capital. However, the roads leading up to the mountains-specifically Kennon Road-have
Shall we?
The drive up to Baguio City isn't for the faint-hearted. The twisties make the task hard enough-dealing with traffic and lack of parking within the city proper makes it even more difficult. It isn't for those without a
Beginning this Sunday, August 4
This is a long time coming. Half of Session Road in Baguio City will be closed to vehicular traffic every Sunday beginning August 4, 2019.Finally, there will be some respite from the noxious fumes that blanket the city's main thoroughfare
The penalties amount to a hefty sum
In the era of smartphones, everyone's distracted-at the dinner table, while driving, and yes, while walking. That's one of the biggest problems: When pedestrians pay no attention to the road, they put in danger not just themselves, but other
Have you been to the summer capital lately?
It looks like Baguio City may soon get help in its fight against gridlock traffic.According to a report by Inquirer.net, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is looking to lend the country's summer capital a helping hand to decongest
A passenger’s first impressions this time
We recently went on a trip up north with Honda Cars Philippines to put the all-new Brio to the test. I wasn't part of the driver rotations for that model, but I was in for a pleasant surprise: I was
Hopefully, traffic won’t be too bad
Planning to spend the Holy Week break up in the country's Summer Capital? We have some good news for you: The Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that Kennon Road will be open to two-way traffic (with a
We’ve been asked similar questions more times than we can count
I've heard this question a million times: "Will (insert car name here) make it up to Baguio?" Whether it's a car, van, or truck, as long as it doesn't have a million horsepower, people will invariably ask 'The Baguio
With the help of the French government
Back in 2016, then-incoming Transportation secretary Arthur Tugade floated the idea of solving our traffic woes by setting up a cable-car system in Metro Manila. At the time, he even claimed that such a mode of transport could be operational
It’s not worth the risk
Heads up to any motorists planning to head up to Baguio for the Undas holiday weekend: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has closed Kennon Road to vehicles, due to dangers brought about by Typhoon Rosita.The agency made the
Iñigo Anton is a kid to watch
Anybody who has followed Philippine motorsports over the last two decades knows that Carlos Anton is a force to be reckoned with. The lowdown: He's a multi-awarded racer in various racing disciplines, ranging from slalom to touring cars. I know
Toyota PH lets us find out
There are certain benchmarks on which cars are measured by across the globe. High-performance carmakers, for example, will often flaunt their model's Nurburgring lap record if it manages to cross the Green Hell in good time.On a smaller
The requirements are unique
Highlanders have a unique set of criteria when it comes to choosing a vehicle. The roads leading into the Mountain Province have since been paved, but old habits die hard. Back in the day, if you didn't have a 4x4 vehicle
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