Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Baguio Botanical Garden + Fast Facts About Labor Day

The Baguio Botanical Garden is one of the green parks of the City of Pines, Baguio City.
It is located in the east of Baguio's downtown area and in between Teacher's Camp and Pacdal Circle.
Its main entrance is along Leonard Wood Road and just across the street from Gilberto's Hotel and Baguio Vacation Hotel.
You will be welcomed by a bas-relief sculpture made of cement and stone depicting the different rituals of the Cordillera tribes, with real live Igorots who will be more than willing to pose for photos with a fee.
When you enter the park, you will notice that it is quite huge and is about the same size as Burnham Park.
You can usually see local students go here for a day of retreat or just to enjoy the environment.
At the main entrance, you can find a group of Igorots who are dressed in their authentic native attire.
Some years back Igorot dances and rituals were held in an improvised outdoor stage within the village.
The place is filled with towering pine trees that serves the dual purposeof providing visitors and residents valuable breathing space and re-greening a fast developing city with greenhouses and nurseries.
In this place, they do not allow flower picking though it's pet-friendly park.
They have a lot of restrooms but it is paid or it's just a matter of giving a tip.
They require people who bring their children to this park to supervise their children as there are pools of water they may jump into.
How do you find this place?
Since it's a holiday today in the Philippines because it's Labor Day, I would like to give brief facts about this day:
* Today marks the 105th celebration of Labor Day in the Philippines
* This day is dedicated to all working class for mobilization and organization for laborers fighting for economic rights
* Way back then workers then were made to work for as long as 12 hours a day
* In 1899, strike staged by workers in the printing press of the revolutionary government
* 1910 is the establishment of the Union De Impresores De Filipinas meaning Printers' Union of the Philippines
* In 1902, Mr. Isabelo De Los Reyes an organizer of the newly established Union Obrera Demotratica(Democratic Workers Union) was put behind bars for conducting protests to demand an increase in wages
* May 1, 1913, is the first and official labor day in the Philippines when the 3rd labor congress since unionism took hold in the country that held in Cione Oriente along C.M. Recto
* Labor Day or Araw ng Manggagawa in the Philippines has been commemorated not only with parades and other forms of celebration but also with rallies and demonstrations of the labor sector
Do you celebrate Labor Day too?
Can you share anything about it?
Thanks for reading.
Have a great week ahead.

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