BenCab Museum turned out to be a fine art refuge one rainy afternoon we were vacationing in Baguio City. Many tourists were visiting the museum that day, famous undeniably for the name it carries. Named after celebrated national artist Ben Cabrera, this art gallery provides a friendly maze for exploring not only the artworks of BenCab, but also of other artists, both the well-known and those still establishing a name. Continue reading BenCab Museum, Baguio City
A splendid Baguio morning for me would be waking up very early, breathing the cool air outside, knowing that I’m far from Manila for a while, having a walk at Burnham Park or at some quiet place, and then getting breakfast at Café by the Ruins. It would be forgivable to forgo the waking up early part, but dear me, not the breakfast at Café by the Ruins. Continue reading Café by the Ruins, Baguio City
Art enthusiasts vacationing in Baguio City ought to treat themselves to a visit to the artsy house of Peter Pinder at Km.8 Asin Road. Peter specializes in fiberglass sculptures and his artworks can be seen right from the roadside and the gate, up to every corner of his house.
The 2009 Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet will start on March 8 to 23. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Gains and Looking Beyond.”
During the festival locals and visitors alike can enjoy various activities, including Agro Trade fair, the search for Ms. Strawberry Festival 2009 and Mr. La Trinidad, jobs fair, strawberry contests, Strawberry Farm tour and berry picking, Dumba ni Kabajo, Benguet Grand Battle of the Country Western bands, and many more.
A civic and float parade in the morning of March 18 will be followed by the Strawberry Festival main program, which will be held at the municipal gym. The day’s program will also feature the 2009 Strawberry Cake Slices, a cultural presentation, and an “Uwik.” A fireworks display will light the night to cap the entire day’s activities.
Trivia: La Trinidad Benguet is the Guinness World Record Holder of the “Largest Strawberry Cake,” a recognition awarded during the Strawberry Festival in March 2004.