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Baguio Infrastructure: Baguio City, Islands Philippines

Baguio City can be reached from the lowland areas via three (3) national roads namely; Quirino Highway better known as Naguilian Road, Kennon Road and Marcos Highway. It can also be reached from the northern highland areas via the Ambuclao Road and the Halsema Highway.

These highways and major arteries lead centrally to the Central Business District (CBD) which makes the traffic circulation system very inefficient.

The concentration of urban services at the Central Business District is the major cause of traffic congestion. This problem is aggravated by uncontrolled parking within the Central Business District and the lack of designated parking areas.

According to the Land Transportation Office, there are a total 17,210 vehicles registered in the city in 1996, 68.94% of these total are private cars, while 27.43% are public utility vehicles. The remaining 3.63% are government-owned. Many public utility vehicles are in poor condition and contribute to air pollution.

Baguio Resources: Baguio City, Islands Philippines

The City of Baguio enjoys a climate that is cooler than the rest of its lowland neighbors. It has two weather seasons, the dry that lasts from November to April and the wet season that follows the remaining months thereafter. Average temperature is 19.7 degrees Celsius with February being the coldest month and April as the warmest month.

Mineral deposits are found in the city for both metallic and non-metallic. Within the city limits, metallic deposits of gold and silver are present, while non-metallic resources that includes silica and limestone also abound. It is believed, that an additional 535,732 metric tons of limestone deposits can still be mined at the Benguet Corporation area at Irisan. There are also positive indications of gold deposits at the Kias area.

There are six (6) forest reserves in the city with a total area of 3,548.7684 hectares. The most extensive of these reservations is the Santo Tomas Forest Reserve with an area of 3,114 hectares, more or less. This reservation serves as a reservoir for the city's water supply and is harnessed to generate Hydro-Electric Plant No. 1 which is owned by the City of Baguio being operated by the Baguio Water District. Part of this reservation is situated within Tuba, Benguet.

The other forest reserves include:

* Busol Watershed with an area of 336.5854 hectares.* Forbes Park (Parcels I, II, III) with an area of 46.7100 hectares.* Crystal Cave with an area of 4.0730 hectares.* Camp 8 with an area of 27.5000 hectares, and the* Buyog with an area of 19.9000 hectares.

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Common dishes

As with most Asian countries, the staple food in the Philippines is rice. It is most often steamed and served during meals.

Leftover rice is often fried with garlic to make sinangag, which is usually served at breakfast together with a fried egg and cured meat or sausages.

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Central Philippine Cuisine

Bicol is noted for its gastronomic appetite for the fiery or chili-hot dishes. Perhaps the most well-known Bicolano dish is the very spicy Bicol express. The region is also the well-known home of natong also known as laing or pinangat (a pork or fish stew in taro leaves).

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