The tradition in Search for the Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitor continues for Baguio Correspondents and
Broadcasters Club Incorporated (BCBC). “We will continue the tradition that our elders started, ‘ said Thomas Picaña, BCBC president, Picaña, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Amianan Balita Ngayon ,urged his fellow media practitioners to do their best in serving the community, and together with his co-officials vowed to safeguard local journalists’ welfare. A red-carpet treatment for will be given to first- time visitors in the Summer Capital to include free hotehe l accommodation, guided tours and souvenir items.

The BCBC is the longest running media club in the North which was founded in 1964 . In partnership with the City Government of Baguio, Province of Benguet, Municipality of Pugo, La Union and the Department of Tourism, the media summer activity kicks off on Monday March 25 and culminates on March 31, Sunday, for the grand send off. The LSV was crafted by media elders aimed to help promote Baguio City, the country’s undisputed Summer Capital, as a prime tourist destination especially during the summer season and gave birth to the media event which allow a lucky group to experience the city and the nearby Benguet towns.

The lucky visitors will be chosen by BCBC’s Selection Committee on Thursday, March 28, at the Flying V Gas Station in Pugo, La Union. It will be followed by welcome ceremonies from chief executives Baguio City, Province of Benguet, municipalities of Pugo, La Union and towns of Tuba and Tublay, a way to demonstrate their support on tourism as well as the BCBC program. The private sector also pitched in for the project , led by Hotel Supreme, the official residence of the BCBC LSV courtesy of Ng family upholding the tradition with the media club for decades. During the week, the BCBC hosts the revered “media camp” called Camp Peppot, named after media mentor, Peppot Ilagan, for a week-long convergence by media practitioners , students and information officers from the government and private sectors.

Highlights of the LSV tour include a visit to the prime tourist destinations in Baguio and Benguet including courtesy
calls with Baguio City, La Trinidad and Benguet officials with the iconic strawberry picking, and exclusive tours at
Polig Farm, Stone Kingdom, Bencab Museum and Tam Awan Village with sketching session with artists. The BCBC elected its new sets of officers on January 16, 2024 with the following officers serving their 2024 – 2025 term led by Thomas Antonio Picana, President; Dexter See, Vice – President (VP) For Print; Dionisio Dennis, VP For Radio;
Freddie Rulloda, VP For Television; Pigeon Lobien, Secretary, Ma. Elena Catajan, Treasurer, and Mauricio Victa, Auditor; with Board of Directors; Roderick Osis, Harley Palangchao, Frank Cimatu, Aldwin Joseph Quitasol and
Joseph Cabanas As Ex-Officio Member.

The annual activity is made possible through efforts of government and nongovernment partners led by the City Government of Baguio, Anthony De Leon of the Baguio Country Club and president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio, SM City Baguio, SN Aboitiz Power, Department of Tourism – Cordillera, BENECO, Salvador Royeca of the Baguio Water District, Peter and Jeff Ng of Hotel Supreme, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda, Benguet
governor Melchor Diclas, Benguet Representative Eric Go Yap, Jordan Mang osan of Chanum Foundation and Tam
Awan Village, PHILEX Mines, National Irrigation Administration -Cordillera , National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, Luisas Café, Veterans Bank, Benguet Provincial Police Office, Baguio City Police Office, Helen Tibaldo of the Philippine Information Agency Cordillera, Baguio Tourism Office, PLDT Baguio, Ruperto Alvar of the R&R Sanitary Services, Venus Parkview Hotel, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Department of
Public Works and Highways, Skyranch Baguio, The Manor at Camp John Hay, Gloria’s Cafe, Polig Farm, Flying V, Bencab Museum, Stone Kingdom and Bucks Bunny Ranch, Sen. Imee Marcos, Mountain Province Rep.
Maximo Dalog Jr., Sotogrande hotel- Baguio Resident Manager Marco Fetizanan, the office of Atty. Edgar Avila, Mr.
Antonio Mariano C. Almeda, the Baguio Eye Doctor.



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