Baguio: My adopted hometown
I miss Baguio! Baguio City is the Summer Capital of the Philippines. My family and I adopted the place as our hometown. We love the weather and the city’s feel of everything within reach. Tourists spots and malls are within the city. You can walk at night to eat and shop without the fear of being accosted. When my sisters and I attended my best friend’s wedding there, we even went out every night after midnight to eat and have coffee. We stayed there for four days at a hotel along Session Road. Everything was peaceful.
And then news about riots, late night fights, and other type of blights on the peace and security of Baguio at night broke out. It somehow painted a different picture of my adopted hometown. It clashed against the Baguio that we learned to love.
I hope that the city government of Baguio will do something about these threats to the peace and security of Baguio at night. I am sure that the city government doesn’t want to turn away people like us who have made the city our own already, and especially the tourists.
I miss Baguio and I hope that when we go back it will be the same Baguio that we learned to love: safe, peaceful and a haven for vacationers like me.