Feast of Tabernacles

Baguio City, Philippines

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 the cooler weather compared with the rest of the country. The city is also called the summer capital of the Philippines.  

Baguio City is about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Manila and the approximate travel time is 4 hours by private vehicle. The elevation of Baguio City is 1400 meters (4590 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 local cultural attractions and museums. One can also view the Mansion House, the summer retreat of the President of the Philippines.

The Festival services will be held at the High Point Boutique Inn and Restaurant in the city. The site which is along the left side of Kennon Road 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 the seniors and people with disabilities.  The rest of the beds cost 1,000 Philippine pesos per person per day which includes three meals per day.

Other members can opt to stay in nearby housing which 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 time 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 such as guavas and mangoes are available.

Festival activities will include a variety show, city tour, as well as activities for our seniors and youth.

The Opening Night Service will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 13th.

For further information, please contact Eriz Dizon at eriz.dizon@cogwa.org.