Diplomat Hotel in Baguio City

Diplomat Hotel Dominican Hill Baguio City Location History Construction Dominican Order Property Collegio Santissimo Rosario Renovation Map Ghost Hunting Size Structure Landmark Religious Resort The Diplomat Hotel is an abandoned hotel located on Dominican Hill in Baguio City. Today it is used as a place for photography and for ghost hunting investigations. The history of this building dates back to May 1911, when the councils of the Province of the Dominican Order voted to construct a vacation house in Baguio on a 17-hectare property they had acquired when the American authorities were encouraging people to come here. Actual work started in 1913 under Fr. Roque Ruano and the building was inaugurated on May 23, 1925. To take advantage of the tax exemptions a school called Collegio del Santissimo Rosario was opened in June 1915 but due to the very small enrollment the school closed in 1917, reverting the building to the original vacation house. During WWII refugees first occupied it. Continue reading

Bamboo Museum in Baguio

Baguio Haunted HouseThe Bamboo Museum in Baguio has been known as the “Haunted House”. Located on Leonard Wood Road, there are two major attractions at the Bamboo Museum which opened to the public: the exhibit and the legendary White House.The Philippine Bamboo Foundation Inc. in partnership with the Tan Yan Kee Foundation of the Lucio Tan group of companies and the City Government of Baguio has transformed the city’s White House from a haunted house to a house of art featuring Ifugao bamboo carvings, artworks and other wood products. The White House is located along the Leonard Wood Road, which is owned by the Tan Yan Kee Foundation. Continue reading