This year Baguio City will again be the site for the Feast of Tabernacles in the Philippines.
Baguio City has been a Festival site for the Church of God since the late 1960s. One reason is its much cooler temperature compared with the rest of the country. The city is also called the summer capital of the Philippines.
Though Baguio City is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Manila, the travel time has improved because of the expansion of the expressways from Manila. Travel time from the main entry in Manila to Baguio City is now only about four hours using a private vehicle. The elevation of Baguio City is 1,400 meters (4,590 feet) above sea level, and one can expect occasional light rains in October.
There are many sites that can be visited, such as the Philippine Military Academy (the West Point of the Philippines) and Camp John Hay (a former U.S. facility that has been converted into a sprawling economic and tourist zone). Baguio also has a world-class golf course that has been in existence for more than 100 years. Additionally, there are many native places of local culture and museums that can be visited. Anyone can also view the Mansion House, the summer retreat of the president of the Philippines.
Feast services will be held in the High Point Boutique Inn and Restaurant in the city. The site is along the left side of Kennon Road, which is about 2.5 km before the Baguio General Hospital.
The Church has reserved the entire hotel for the duration of the Feast. The hotel can house 90 people, though many of the beds are allocated for seniors and those with disabilities. Rooms cost 1,000 Philippine Piso (approximately US$19) per person per day. Costs include three meals a day.
Other members can opt to stay in nearby housing that can be rented. There are fine hotels available as well. This year all the Filipino brethren will be attending in Baguio. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet all the brethren of the Church of God a Worldwide Association, in the country. Since the site is a tourist destination, a lot of fresh vegetables and local fruits like guavas and mangoes are available.
Festival activities will include a variety show, city tour, as well as activities for our seniors and youth.
For further information, please contact Eriz Dizon at firstname.lastname@example.org.