Aquino finds Baguio no longer cool

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BAGUIO CITY—Unlike his predecessor who would come to Baguio any chance she got, President Aquino rarely finds time to visit the summer capital.

On Sunday, when he led the Baguio leg of the Team PNoy campaign at Melvin Jones Grandstand in Burnham Park here, the President finally told the city residents why.

“Kada punta ko ng Baguio, tumitingin na lang ako sa fireplace. Ayaw ko nang makita ang mga bundok ng Baguio (Each time I visit Baguio, I gaze at the fireplace. I don’t want to look at the mountains surrounding Baguio),” he said.

Aircon

While  still a boy, Aquino recalled telling his father, the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr., to turn off the air conditioner when they were dining at a restaurant on Session Road. The older Aquino had told him there was no air conditioner around, just open windows.

“So, that’s when I learned about the  ‘aircon’ of Baguio,” he said.

The President said he began to recall his Baguio trips on Saturday when he arrived in the city for the Philippine Military Academy graduation scheduled for the next day.

He said he noticed that fog had started to cover the Mansion, the Philippine president’s official summer home.

“[A traveler] would know you are near [Baguio] when you smell the pine trees. The mountains were full of flowers and they were green. Now they are full of houses,” he said.

Aquino said he had good memories about the city. He waxed nostalgic about Crystal Cave, Teachers’ Camp, Burnham Park, Kennon Road and the Baguio longganisa (sausages).

“It was my favorite [meal] for breakfast, then it extended to lunch then to dinner. May take home pa,” he said about his craving for longganisa.

Crystal Cave

Aquino said he used to go to Crystal Cave as a boy, and his group would be handed torches to see the stalactites and stalagmites.

“We were often at the end of the line. So, when we looked up at what the tour guide had pointed at, the line had already moved on,” he said.

When he returned years later as a senator, Aquino said he discovered many tour guides and no stalactites and stalagmites.

He said the country could promote tourism only “if tourists have spots to see.”

“What if there’s nothing to see anymore?” the President asked the crowd.

An earlier Inquirer report showed that tourist arrivals in the Philippines rose from 3.7 million in 2011 to 4.3 million in 2012, falling short of the government’s target of 4.6 million. The Aquino administration, it said, was aiming to raise tourist arrivals to 10 million by 2016.

Electrification

Part of the solution to reaching the tourism target is to ensure that the provinces have electricity, the President said.

He said the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo reported that 99.98 percent of the country had been supplied with electricity.

“We were deceived,” he said.

The President said this was because what the previous administration had fulfilled was to connect the barangay (village) hall to the Luzon power grid.

When a sitio (sub-village) of a barangay was electrified, it was listed as the whole barangay in the electrification report of the Arroyo administration, he said.

When he assumed office in 2010, Aquino said 36,000 sitios still needed to be provided with electricity, which would cost the government P1 million per sitio. A total of 7,200 sitio now have power, 118 of these in Benguet, he said.

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  • cato_the_younger

    Baguio is just a mere shadow of its old self. The charm is compltely gone. Now instead of the pine trees you see the rusty roofs of vast shantytowns that has sprouted everywhere like mushrooms not to mention faux pine tree. The highway with its glorious scenery is now marred by unsightly billboards and posters. Baguio is a classic case of urbanization run amuck and development without vision. I heard it even has water problems now. There goes one tourist potential.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Baguio is now partly Korean Town, slums and dirty. It was made even worse by LP’s Baguio Rally headed by PNoy, which invited swarms of langaw to the place. Nilangaw lang kasi ang LP, nag-iinarte na si PNoy.

    • OZBOYS

      You are one of the langaw that swarms everywhere..

      • Maldi2

        shuddup!

  • Maldi2

    Even if he is a president, I could declare Abnoy as “persona non grata” – only if I’m the town mayor of Baguio! Pati ba naman kalikasan ay binabanatan pa ni Panot? Kelan kaya titigil to so kakasatsat! Mga satsat na walang laman – na walang patutunguhan! Aba kumilos, ka bilang pangulo at di puro batikos,

    Pag ikaw nabatikos, puro bula kaagad ang bibig mo! Bumaba ka na nga at lahat ng pangako mo ay puro bula – March na ngayon, asan na ang “Rice Self Sufficiency Program mo?

    • Paulita Cariño

      nagkakalat na naman ang nga alipores ni pandak kailan kaya nyu tang gapin na tapos na si pandak?

      • Maldi2

        Hoy Mrs. Carino, we are for upright leadership and has no business with pandak. Your idolatry to Panot will soon pass and regret that we elected abnoy prexy! So keep your mouth shut.

      • OZBOYS

        You keep your mouth shut moron.

      • Maldi2

        Carandang, ikaw ba yan?

      • maypakialamtayo

        bata pa pala bobo na ang panot na yan eh! di ba nya alam bago pumunta ng baguio eh malamig talaga dun, at bakit sino ba sya nun para ipa-turn-off ang AC ng isang restaurant kung meron mang AC.

      • $8866117

        i know, nang magbakasyon kami ng tatay at nanay ko sa baguio alam ko na malamig sa Baguio dahil sa paaralan napagaralan namin na ang Baguio city is located on top of the mountain siyempre malamig ang klima ng city. Sasabihin ni abnoy na patayin ang air-con, bakit ng pumasok ba sila ni ninoy sa resto ay mainit sa kalsada ng baguio abnoy is just showing that he is really inconsistent.

      • PlumberfromCanada

        magbakasyon sa Baguio?? kailan yun?? 1929??..at napag-aralan mo pa ha??nagpapaatwa itong si tatang oo….

      • $8866117

        ikaw ang isang tungaw,at wala ka talagang binatbat, putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • marivon

        The truth really hurts. sinabi ni not pa, kalbo na yung mga bundok sa Baguio at walang electricity ang mga sitio. Kung itong statements na ito ay hindi totoo, may karapatan kayong mag shut and shut your mouth; but if the statements are true then you should shut your mouth

      • Ronnie Santos

        buong national highway ng zamboang city to pagadian hundreds of km yan ay nagkaroon electricity under kay pandak. nagkaroon pa broadband lines smart/globe kaliwa kanan ng highway na kakarag karag na sasakyan at kalabaw lang ang dumadaan nun. naka fiber optics pa ang cable tv na nuon ay kahit linya ng kuryente ay wla. dahil lang ba sa iilang sitio hindi nakabitan ng kuryente eh na dapat ituloy ni pnoy gawin eh punain pa yon? galit ako sa corruption ni pandak pero kahit panu madami sya nagawa din nun na hindi namumuna kung anu hindi nagawa ng dating administration. bat ba kailangan lagi ni pnoy i angat ang bangko nya? alam ba nya na mababa kaya dapat i angat?

      • magiting78

        bakit highway lang pina-ilawan hnd yung mga barangay..

      • leop23

        @marivon tama ka pre, listen to the President’s statement. Totoo ba? Masama bang malaman natin ang katotohanan? Kung nalaman mo na niloloko ka pala dati, maggalit ka ba sa nagsabi sa iyo dahil matagal na? Sabagay maiintindihan mo naman kung bakit talagang nakakagalit, kasi kita mo, nagmukha kang tanga ng pagkatagal tagal tapos sasabihin sa iyo ang totoo.

      • magiting78

        Whos fault is that? ki Pandak p din ba?

      • KarlosRegaza

        Sinungaling yang Panot. Ang BENECO ay Diamond Coop. 100% Barangays at Sitios ang na energize na. Baka may ginawa syang Sitio Panot na hindi pa napapailawan!

      • https://www.facebook.com/majeed.laureano Abdul Majeed Mijares Laureano

        Tapos na nga si GMA ng term. Three years na ang nakalipas at puro paninisi kay GMA pa din bukambibig ng baklang abnoy sa Malacañang. LOL.

      • magiting78

        Wala kc sya nagagawa kaya nag hahanap ng maituturo para mabaling ang sisi sa iba at hnd s kanya…

      • Ronnie Santos

        bat ba sa oras na may masabi ang ibang tao kay pnoy maka pandak ba kaagad? perfect ba yan pnoy mo? yung concern ba natin para sa kabutihan ng bansa natin ay equal maka pandak ba? kung ganun wag na natin pansinsin kahit anung hindi maganda nangyayari sa bansa natin para hindi tayo maturingan na maka pandak – ganun ba gusto mo balabasin?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

        actually, strategy yan ng mga yellow zombie, to divert the attention against pnoy’s ineptness and failures, they automatically charge critics of being pandak admirer…parang push button lang yan ng mga yellow zombies…

      • phipher filipino

        AGREE!

      • phipher filipino

        PAG PIPINTAS BA KAY AQUINO ALIPORES NA NI PANDAK? O DI KAYA BAYARAN KA RIN NG MGA YELLOWS?

    • OZBOYS

      walang dapat magyaman ng likas na yaman ng kani kanilang bayan kung hindi yun mga taong doon nakatira at yun mga taong nag papalakad ng kanilang lugar. Ikaw puro satsat ibigay mo paraan mo para mapaayos ang bansa hindi puro kayo sisi sa gobyerno.

      • Maldi2

        Meron akong maipagmalaki pagdating ng panahon ang tuligsain ang maling pamamaraan ng pagpatakbo ng ating gobyerno kagaya ng ginagawa ng amoyong mong Abnoy! shuddup!

        Kung ikaw ay tunay na nagmamahal sa bayan, sanay wag mong pabayaang patuloy na gahasain ang karapatan ng ibang tao, kagaya na lang ng walang tigil pang alipusta ni Panot na wala namang naidudulot na kaayusan sa bayan!

  • boybakal

    Heto na naman reklamo na naman.
    Kung ang buhok mo nakalbo, Baguio kalbo na rin.
    Mainit na sa Baguio dahil wala ng tanim at mainit ang iyong pakiramdam dahil wala ka ng buhok para salain ang init.
    In short Climate Change and Head Change.
    Tama na yan nostalgia reklamo.

  • farmerpo

    Baguio of old is no more. It looks and smells like Avenida. Prutas? Sa mall na lang o sa Divisoria.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IY7ISACBX4HONCRK77BXZXL62M Johnny

    Aquino your not cool too. Your not helping to solve our tourism problem una ka pang nag-critize so at risk na naman kabuhayan ng mga kapatid namin sa Baguio. It’s not all about winning – di ka kasi sanay kasi super easy lahat sa buhay mo. Pikon ka ba dahil alam nila na palpak ka? Simple lang kaya wala gaano pumunpunta na tourist sa atin. Do you think they will feel SAFE under ng administration mo? Luneta stand off pa lang palpak ka na at kumilos ka lang noong andami ng namatay. Lumitaw ka pa na nakangisi na parang wala kang pagpapahalaga sa buhay ng tao. Sino pupunta na tourist sa pinamumunuan mo? It’s very easy to get away pag may ginawa ka masama Pinas – sa tingin mo ba tourist lahat ng arrival sa Pinas? Kung gusto mo dumugin ka ng mga tao you have to work harder sa pag-stop ng corruption which we can’t see any progress. Encourage the approval of “Freedom of Information” bill para mailabas sa public kung paano nagagastos ang mga taxpayer money.

    • Maldi2

      1001% agree! Puro daang matuwid pinagsasabi pero ayaw buksan ang FOI na siyang naging plataforma nya at i-prioritize pa daw nya.

    • wawa2172

      Yes its more fun in the Philippines, as in Luneta hostage crises tourist were killed by dozen at ngumisi lang si Panot err PNoy pala sa nangyari. He did not even apologized to the Chinese kaya ayan ang laki nang hidwaan nang mga intsik at pinoy, kahit saying “sorry” lang di nagawa ni Noy. Lumaki kasi siyang di ma pag kumbaba. The Baguio people gave you a cool snub during Team PNoy campaign because puro siya blame sa kanyang predecessor , eh wala rin naman siyang nagawa for Baguio kundi laitin ang mga tao doon..kesyo panot llike na ang bundok tulad nang ulo niya, power shortage na halos ginaya nya lang style nang mama cory nung panahon niya at yumaman nang husto ang Meralco at Aboitiz. Now Aboitiz is selling all his ship and going back to power generation dahil mas limpak ang salapi dito. Oh well, stop blaming others Noy at ituro mo ang lahat nang daliri mo sa sarili mo kaya marami pa rin ang problema sa Pinas.

  • EOJ

    What is the local government of baguio doing about its zoning?

    Bakit pinapayagan putulin ang mga puno at patayuan ng mga bahay ang mga bundok?

  • wawa2172

    PNoy can only blame himself bakit nilangaw ang Team PNoy sa Baguio. Halos kinalimutan na niya ang siyudad and like any other places in the country. He was still blaming GMA on any problem that this country have but wala siyang solution sa mga ito. As far as forest degradation matagal nang panot ang mga bundok natin panahon pa nang sina uinang presidente. The power shortage could be blame not on GMA but more than with PNoy. In Mindanao the power outrages is now on the average of 4 to 8 hours depending on the provinces. In Iligan and Cagayan de Oro City, its a rotating 4 hours brownout na. Kulang na kulang daw ang power supply nang Chinese owned NGCP. Well, during the time of GMA di ito nangyayari so where is the problem Noy? The electric crises is of the same scheme noong panahon ni Cory where 8 hours brownout happens daily in Mindanao. Ginaya lang ni Noy para yumaman ang mga ka negosyo nito like the Aboitiz.

  • Stun Black

    While still a boy, puro kaabnuyan na naiisip ni abnoy. Aircon? Sa kalsada malamig din ata.

    • OZBOYS

      ahaha abnoy ka rin pala lol

  • bagombong

    The reason why Baguio no longer feel the coldness as before because the way they build infrastructure, they allowed to build structures ng magkakadikit…go to Europe how they build structures in a mountainous area…even here in US…wala kasing urban planning, kung meron man hindi nasusunod…darating ang panahon na Baguio no longer has that cold weather during summer…makakalbo rin ang mga puno mismo sa city.

    • Billy Reyes

      I’m happy i found somebody who had good upbringing, i am sure your living in US your mentality is different from most of the people here.
      People that are making comments that are not related to the topic but rather talk about their disliking the President’s personal issue which I believe is not true.
      That is very unprofessional don’t bring it here. And if you have money just travel the world because travelling the world would give you an experience to open up your mind, learn other culture, how other countries look like, then it make you a better person.

  • Bubuwit

    Buti naranasan ko ang Baguio noon…..love the 80’s.

  • cogito728sum

    With due respect again Mr. President and people of the Philippines.

    Just a day or so ago, His Excellency, the President of the Republic of the Philippines, was complaining about hair loss due to the strenuous job of being the BIG HONCHO of the Republic. This time he’s lamenting the loss of pine trees in the erstwhile beautiful city on the top of the mountains. He claims that each time he goes to Baguio he just gaze at the fireplace rather than the balding mountains. Folks, what does this show? Mediocrity, naivete, or simply deficiency in presidential quality. Why?

    First, I don’t know when this President was born but doing a rough calculation from his age of 53, he must have been at least close to, if not already, a teenager when Ninoy was already a senator. And considering the family background he came from, I find it ridiculous for him not to be able to distinguish the quality of an air-conditioned from a natural cool air. This “aircon of Baguio” episode therefore is hard sell indeed.

    On the dismal state of BALDNESS of the Baguio and Cordillera mountains, what are Executive Orders, Adm. Orders, or any presidential powers for? Or a government department charged of protecting the environment? Any other President aware of his legitimate powers wouldn’t publicly complain about the sad state of the environment and make himself appear incredulous but rather just sign, and make certain the execution of, a directive to rectify what is in the best interest of the country. The problem with this President is that he seems ambivalent on every decision to make either because of fear of losing his popularity or perhaps just simply lacking the knowledge and political will on what to do as shown by his delayed reaction to the Sabah crisis

    Mr. President, we may not agree that “we were deceived” at this point in your presidency. But so far, we can certainly say that we are disappointed for not seeing any will power in your administration. We still have to see improvement in the peace and order condition, in the appointment of people of unquestionable integrity in critical positions, and, of course, in your sincerity in the strict observance of the “daang matuwid” which, by the looks of it, is going crooked. And please Mr. President, by using your predecessor and her corrupt administration as the benchmark of yours, you would certainly end your term no better than hers. A sad state indeed for someone on whose shoulders the immense hope, trust, and aspirations of the Filipino people were reposed.
    However, you still have ample time. Hopefully, you would catch up if only not to be a complete disappointment to your “bosses”. Merci!

  • XY ZEE

    he said about his craving for longganisa.

    I rest my case.

    • billy gunner

      d’ longga, d’ betta! lol

  • generalproblem

    ang sumira sa baguio ay hindi naman mga taga baguio kundi mga dayo tulad ng sm. yung mayor nila na walang utak ang utak ng pagkasira ng baguio. binenta nya lahat ng lupa sa baguio para kumita sya. I suggest na alisin na sa tourist spot ang baguio nakakadiri na ang lugar.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    panay pa cute nanaman tong ungas na presidente natin

    • KarlosRegaza

      Ganyan ba talaga ang bading na presidente?

  • branlem

    Very apt observation. I once told a colleague who is from Baguio about the present situation of the city and how it deteriorated from say 15 years ago. She resisted vehimently and she said she loves Baguio so much that nothing could compare to it. That is the problem. Many people in Baguio are in denial. They still think the city is a nice place to see and so they refuse to do something. NO PLANNING AT ALL!!! well poor city…maybe that’s how they want their city to be..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

      I recall, the people of Baguio or most probably businessmen of Baguio were furious when a website of Tagaytay(?) posted about pollution in Baguio City. I frequented Baguio City those times it is really noticeable. But why were these people are crying foul about those denunciation.

  • bayankopdi

    What can you expect in Baguio …lots of squatters cutting down the trees so they can put their houses…look at the mountains ..only few trees mostly squatters…ang daming professional squatters….malakas mga loob mag squat kasi mga kababayan ni Domogan…

    • jack_bagbaga2011

      if you want to feel the coolness of baguio, go to camp john hay

  • KpTUL

    Why is PNoy always living in the shadow of the previous administration. Suck it up already and be a man of your own ! Nakakainis na !

  • JohnDoeGB

    So in your 3 years PNoy, electrified na ba lahat ng 118 sitios sa Benguet? Puro ka lang kasi paninisi… walk your talk, man!

    • KarlosRegaza

      Sitio Panot ang hindi pa na energize doon.

  • billy gunner

    “Aquino finds Baguio no longer cool”

    talk about a “not so normal” person.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Nothing to see in Baguio anymore. Yung centralized aircon na lang ang meron sa Baguio. Yung Strawberry farm ng La Trinidad Benguet, puro bahay na rin. Saan pa sila magtatanim ng strwaberry na siyang dinadayo ng mga turista? Parang sa Banaue Rice Terraces din. Mga hotels na rin ang nakatayo samga terraces para sa mga turista pero sino pa ang titira sa mga hotels na ito kung wala naman na yung rice terraces na dinadayo ng mga turista.

  • Dancing Bear

    He mentioned Gloria again. This should be turned into a drinking game.

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    dahil ba sa low turn out ng mga taga-baguio sa campaign sortie ng team last sunday?

  • kilawon(the return)

    GLORIA AGAIN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      i knew it….. GMA’s fault!!!!

      • patrickinca

        it’s always GMA’s fault hahahahaha

  • tra6Gpeche

    Ang pagpangit ng Baguio City ay di dapat pagtakhan. Tayo mismo ang lumalapastangan sa ating kapaligiran. Pinababayaan nating putulin ang mga punong-kahoy na nagpapaganda sa ating paligid. Ang ating mga ilog, tulad ng Ilog-Pasig, ay ginagamit na palikuran at tapunan ng mga basura, nakalalasong kemikal at dumi ng tao. Sa mga tabi ng riles, wala kang makikitang malinis. Maraming Pilipino ang kung saan na lang iihi. Hindi natin alintana ang mga naaamoy na mabaho at maruming usok na nanggagaling sa mga sasakyan. Tayo yata lang mga Pilipino sa Pilipinas ang ayaw ng malinis at magandang kapaligiran.

    • Billy Reyes

      I completely agree, kahit 60% lang ng Filipino ay may pag-iisip na katulad mo, napaka-unlad siguro ng Pilipinas. Sana dumami ang lahi mo.

      • tra6Gpeche

        Salamat, kabayan! Sa palagay ko ay ganoon ka rin. Nakakalungkot lang na kokonti ang katulad ng ating pag-iisip. Take cake!

  • jack_bagbaga2011

    and the people of baguio find him not cool

  • Pio Gante

    nakalimutan niyang sumakay sa buriko sa wright park, magpa kodak na kasama mga pekeng katutubong naka bahag at kumain ng aso sa loakan

  • disqusted0fu

    Wait a minute… Is this a speech of the President of a country? Or of a President of an elementary student council? That must be why there were only less than 2000 people who were interested in checking out this sortie. People must be tired of Pnoy’s empty talks and endless criticisms to pretty much everything and everyone especially GMA. It has become so predictable because that is all that he’s done for the past 3 years.

  • jga94

    Name calling is always a sign of uncouth behavior and total lack of objectivity–so sad there are so many posters like that here.

  • patrickinca

    Did Penoy really indicated that Baguio is not cool anymore? Huh PDI? You gonna get in trouble….. hehehehehe

  • Janch

    We can’t deny it. Baguio has changed. We might not like the president or anyone else pointing it out but Baguio is no longer as cold or as picturesque as it was before.

    • Billy Reyes

      I’m happy i found somebody who had good foresight.
      People that are making comments that are not related to the topic but rather talk about their disliking the President’s personal issue which I believe is not true.
      That is very unprofessional don’t bring it here. And if you have money just travel the world because travelling the world would give you an experience to open up your mind, learn other culture, how other countries look like, then it make you a better person.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    He can’t get over that blame game (to PGMA), even if he doesn’t know the surrounding facts. He uses a sample location (Baguio) to launch yet another blame game. Prudence (or presidential statements) must have to be factual and constructive rather than constant personal vendetta blame game. Why would he not asked the DoE about the status before opening his mouth.
    Another notable observation (to support of his being a retard), is that, he sees these things like a burden and he is helpless about it. He is the CEO of this country, yet when he sees a problem, hopelessness, instead of brilliant solutions, are constantly heard from him.
    Di pa ba kayo maniniwala na retard talaga. O, i-impeach niyo na!
    Really!
    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Yes, Noynoy, you have that observation, and you’re the current CEO…now what?
    Hahahahahahahahahaha!

  • maypakialamtayo

    ayaw mo kasing ayusin magtatatlong taon kana sa puwesto naninisi kapa, dapat sana naumpisahan mo ng ayusin yan para naman may iba kang sasabihin pag nagsalita ka, nakakasawa ka ng panoorin sa speeches mo sa tv., pwe!, dumadaan lang yata sa bunganga mo ang sinasabi mo hindi mo naman yata nire-review muna.

  • JasonBieber

    What is a PNoy appearance and speech without an attack against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

    Is it really necessary? Does PNoy have nothing else to talk about other than GMA? She is the one consistent thing that he talks about in all of his speeches. It’s getting old PNoy…we understand now that you really don’t like her but to continually and unnecessarily attack her is borderline OCD.Leave her alone and stick to the real issues.

    • maypakialamtayo

      wala kasi siyang ginagawa kaya naninisi nalang sa nakaraan! kailangan pa bang ipaliwanag yan. bakit ganito ito? bakit anong nangyari rito? santamariaelementary school 3 years kana, dapat nagumpisa kanang mag-repair kung meron man.

      • JasonBieber

        Problems with Sabah, problems with education system since college students have little or no support in paying tuition, 2nd lowest passing rate in bar exam in history…and still PNoy finds a way to blame GMA even when she hasn’t been in office for 3 years.

  • mojo76

    the issue here is baguio is not the same as before,he have valid answer now if you think its exagerated and all lies defend your answer and not just mock and post some negative comment here.

  • malek_abdul

    Gloria is now a thing in the past. Mr. President have not noticed when you went to Mindanao that almost every day there is no power? Why can’t you ask investors to build power plants. We have the most expensive power cost in Mindanao. Can you please do something about it?

  • nakatutok

    obssessed talaga ito kay GMA…hindi talaga kumpleteo pag hindi tinarayan ang “previous admin”….Cpt Reyes ( PSG Doctor ) painumin nyo na ng gamot yang alaga nyo…

  • pipsirho

    I grew up in Baguio, a UNIQUE and DELICATE COMMUNITY nestled in the Cordillera ranges. I have witnessed how the place DETERIORATED OVER TIME because of CLUELESS, VISION-LESS, MINDLESS, GREEDY POLITICAL “LEADERS” who had NO DEVELOPMENT PLANS for such a BEAUTIFUL place. Through the years, OVER-DEVELOPMENT transformed the city just like an ORDINARY LOWLAND settlement in complete disregard of its UNIQUE and DELICATE ENVIRONMENTAL characteristics. Informal settlers were allowed to mar the mountain sides and hilltops. Developers were allowed to turn wooded areas into subdivisions. There is an overcrowding of jeepneys and taxis evident with their under-utilization that continue to pollute the environment. Structures that VIOLATE building codes abound. There are may more UNPLANNED CHANGES in Baguio. Eventually it will be an UNSUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY if we continue to have CLUELESS, VISION-LESS, MINDLESS, GREEDY POLITICAL “LEADERS”. May be it is ALREADY TOO LATE to REVERSE the SITUATION; the Baguio of our youth will just be a MEMORY!!!

    • CommonSens6

      It’s never too late if you want to stop the destruction and degradation consider supporting the Republic Health Act. We need to stem overpopulation to slow
      down urban growth!

      Cheers!

    • KarlosRegaza

      Haha..

      Baguio = Basurahan? Ganun?

      Dahil na rin yan sa mga swapang na taga Baguio. Welcome nila mga Dibidi kasama ukay ukay, pekeng paninda, mga pulubing negosyante – paging pulubi ay negosyo.

  • Rommie V. Pacana

    There are more shanties than pine trees now in Baguio City! Houses cramped on steep slopes vulnerable to landslides! Meanwhile, in Banaue and Batad, more houses are built on rice terraces losing its allure as UNESCO World Heritage Site…tricycle drivers prefer foreign tourists than locals and are overcharging…Banaue and Batad have slowly diminished their appeal to both and local tourists…

  • http://www.facebook.com/simoun.magaalahas.10 Simoun Magaalahas

    Simple lang naman kung bakit hindi na naging malamig ang baguio, wala ng mga puno puro bahay pa ang nakatirik sa mga bundok, tapos sinabayan pa ng global warming at climate change.

  • $8866117

    tuwing magsasalita si abnoy kailangan meron siyang sasabihn na masama tungkol kay GMA

    • PlumberfromCanada

      tuwing magcocomment ka. laging BOPOL sa spelling at grammar…

      • $8866117

        ikaw tuwing magkokoment ka, ano ang lumalabas sayo, puro kawalanghiyaan. ugaling hayop. masahol ka pa sa isang isdang bilasa. and you are still walang binatbat, putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

      • PlumberfromCanada

        pakipaliwanag nga ang “RAVENS ONE IT??,,HUMBURGER??..KINDERGARDEN?? GUESS SPEAKER??…..

      • $8866117

        yung mga sinusulat mo ay wala ng kabuluhan ano ibig sabihin nuon isa kang kaputaputahan at talagang hindut ka

      • $8866117

        kaw tuwing magkokoment ka, ano ang lumalabas sayo, puro kawalanghiyaan.
        ugaling hayop. masahol ka pa sa isang isdang bilasa. and you are still
        walang binatbat, putangina mo at kaputaputahan ka ng ina mo

  • boybakal

    Pnoy sees the problem.
    His solution to the problem….pointing finger…..It’s all GMA.

  • yxoiyiu

    hindi na pala cool sa Baguio, sabi ni Pnoy. hindi na ako pupunta sa Baguio.

  • mnlmad

    Ang PANGIT na ng Baguio! Puro squatters, kalbong mga bundok! Polluted at kukunti na lang ang mga pine trees. Haay ang Pinoy talaga ang husay sumira ng kalikasan.

  • KarlosRegaza

    Hahahaha. Uminit lang dahil nilangaw cguro sila sa Baguio.

    Yung 9%C nung end January 2013. Ano kaya sa tingin ni Panot yun!

    Nilangaw kalang kaya uminit ang Baguio.

    Dahil sa sinabi mo, ZERO (0) ang Team Panot sa Baguio.

  • efff_you_fools

    this ahole should go efff himself. the pit of fire is where he should go and should leave baguio alone.

  • beboergosum

    Bakit kasi kelangan sa Baguio pumunta, dami nman mas maganda, maaliwalas at mas malalamig na kanayunan sa Mountain province. Tahimik, malinis, a really nice getaway. Mga foreign tourists actually nagpupunta sa Ifugao at kung saan mas mataas at di sa Baguio. Ala na Baguio, kahit ano gawin, yan na un, dami tao, polluted, at siksikan na rin.

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    yeah, what’s that christmas tree doing in the middle of upper session? the city government don’t really care. will it be there for the rest of the year? please take it down!!!!

  • boybakal

    Aquino finds Baguio no longer cool….

    Kasi nga ng pumunta si Pnoy sa Baguio noon bata pa at malago pa ang buhok.
    Ngayon ng pumunta si Pnoy sa Baguio Matanda na at Kalbo pa.
    Noong araw yon buhok niya protection sa init, ngayon Kalbo na siya yon init pasok sa anit.
    Si Pnoy ang nagbago hindi Baguio.

    • KarlosRegaza

      Hahahahax10million

  • indiosbravos2002

    Best place in Baguio is the Manor hotel inside CjH. A little pricey but worth it. Malamig wala kasing obstruction hangin unlike those hotels situated downtown.

  • mabuhay_si_marKy

    i hope baguio begins to really listen. last year, the tourism secretary already sounded the alarm that baguio needs to make regreening projects. panagbenga flower festival? where are the city’s flowers? this year, there were fewer contingents due, perhaps to lack of flowers. the president’s call needed to be heard. sm don’t cut those trees! baguio people plant more trees!

  • Benigno the Turd

    i just won a bet. Pnoy finally accused GMA of being responsible for global warming. next year, i bet GMA caused the death of Lapu-Lapu or hired Galman to shoot Ninoy.

  • go88

    Abnoy doesn’t find Baguio “cool” because the city isn’t to his taste …. no entertainment venues like club Adonis, no place like QC circle where he can cruise at night

  • jga94

    Totoo naman sinabi ni PNoy…kahit ako I remember when Baguio was such a nice place with so many pine trees and the downtown area was such a nice place to walk passing by small shops and restos….the ugly SM Mall is just a symbol of the degradation of the city….nawala na charm and quaintness nya….

  • phipher filipino

    OHHH!! WHY DON’T YOU BLAME YOUR BEST FRIEND THE TYCOON HENRY SY OF SM?

  • phipher filipino

    HAAY NASAAN NA KAYA ANG PINAGBENTAHAN NG NANAY MONG SANTA-DEMONYITA NG LUPA NG GOBYERNO SA SM?

  • $2931613

    LOL.. talagang Abnoy tong presidente natin.. di man lang alam na wala palang aircon sa pinuntahang restaurant! 5 years old palang yata ako, alam ko na ang pagkakaiba ng bintana sa aircon.. kelangan na talagang i-IMPEACH! Binay for President!

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