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Memoirs of Baguio: Every Picture Tells a Story
By HR and Communications Department
29 August 2018

In commemoration of Baguio City Day which is officially every 1st of September, UTalk will hold "Memoirs of Baguio" a fun and nostalgic game focusing on retracing the history of the city as caught in photographs. UTalkers will have the entire day to walk down the memory lane and rediscover the rich history of the City of Pines. The whole-day activity will be held on the 6th of September as a post-celebration.

Looking back, based on the city’s historical accounts, Cordillerans marked September 1, 1909, by virtue of Act No. 1963, as the date when Baguio, then a municipality of Benguet province in Northern Luzon, was declared a chartered city.

It has been known that the name “Baguio” originated from the word "bagiw" in Ibaloi, the indigenous language of the Benguet Region meaning "moss." This perhaps was then thought as reflective of the thick lush greeneries found all over the region way before WWII. Since the 1900s, continuous development of Baguio as the premier summer destination has resulted to a thriving tourism industry, and catapulted the city into one of the must-see places for locals and foreigners alike.

Exciting prizes await participants of the Memoirs of Baguio Game. So, UTalkers, let’s all look forward to  a different taste of #throwbackthursday on September 6th!


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