YMCA OF THE CITY OF BAGUIO, INC.
Serving the Youth, Family and Community
The Young Men’s Christian Association of Baguio was first organized in Antamok Mines, Itogon, Benguet on December 1, 1941, 30 years after the establishment of the YMCA of the Philippines in Manila. It had two storey building and a large gymnasium. John Hauserman who was the president of the mining company was the first President. During the Second World War, the Japanese occupied its building and eventually destroyed on September 1944.
In 1947, the local Association was re-established in Baguio. In due time, it was recognized and became one of the leading member Associations of the YMCA of the Philippines then headed by Dr. Everett Stanton Turner as the General Secretary. On the same year, Turner launched a campaign to solicit funds for the full establishment of Baguio YMCA.
By that time Dr. Jose Cariño, then the City Mayor of Baguio, accepted his appointment as the Chairman of the Committee of Management. At about this period, then Secretary of Agriculture and National Resources Juan G De Rodriguez successfully realized the acquisition of a choice piece of land in the Central Business Area of Baguio for the local Association. This piece of land is where the present YMCA Building now majestically stands.
The Pittsburg YMCA through its General Secretary, Mr. Urban Williams, gave a grant of $40,000.00 and the local (Baguio) populace raised some P25,000.00 for the construction of a building costing P105,000.00. the building was inaugurated on May 20, 1951 and for many years it faithfully cradled the youth of Baguio serving their physical, social, spiritual and intellectual needs.
The building was later demolished to give way to a concrete structure that now proudly stands amid the towering pines of Baguio as an enduring symbol of the noble mission and vision of serving the youth, family and community.
Today, the YMCA of Baguio, Inc. continue to transform young boys and girls into purposeful and responsible leaders of tomorrow by way of its diverse program offerings, activities and it will continue to play this vital role in building and shaping a nation peopled by men imbued with high ideals, committed to Christian principles and dedicated to the tenets of democratic living.
Programs and Services
• YOUTH PROGRAMS
(Academic Olympics, Summer Youth and Work Camps and various educational opportunities (local, regional, national and international)
• OUTREACH PROGRAMS
• PRE SCHOOL
• RED TRIANGLE (for elementary pupils)
• HI - Y (for high school students)
• COLLEGE - Y (for College students)
• ECUMENICAL ACTIVITIES
• MARTIAL ARTS and SPORTS ACTIVITIES (Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Aikido,
Arnis, Bodybuilding, Badminton, and Basketball tending)
A. INSTALLATION AND INDUCTION CEREMONIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS and OFFICERS
- The 2018 – 2019 YMCA Officers and members of the Board of Directors Installation and Induction Ceremonies was held at Function Hall on February 17, 2018 with Chief Inducting Officer, Guest of Honor and Speaker Hon. Mark O. Go with the President of the YMCA of the Philippines Atty. Eduardo P. Pilapil as 1st Inducting Officer, 1st Vice-President of the YMCA of Pangasinan Dr. Evangeline M. Baladad as 2nd Inducting Officer, President of Cagayan De Oro YMCA Atty. Zoilo Antonio G. Velez as 3rd Inducting Officer and Executive Managing Director of YMCA Makati Dr. Ramona Uj Morales as 4th Inducting Officer. In addition, President Atty. Matias Angiwan served as the Inducting Officer for the Performance Review Commission (PRC).
B. Youth and Academics (National Academic Olympics, Renewal of Agreement - TESDA Scholarship Program, Summer Camp, Rizal Youth Leadership Training Institute (RYLTI), YMCA Walk, Inter-School Debate, YMCA Academic Olympics Local Selection, YMCA North Luzon Academic Olympics, YMCA Lantern Making Contest, and YMCA Inter-School Choral Extravaganza)
C. Community Programs (Monthly Visit and Cleaning of YMCA Muyong, Bloodletting Program, Summer Vacation (SUMVAC), YMCA Clean-up Drive, Earthquake Evacuation Exercise, Feeding Program, Tree Planting Activity Disaster Preparedness Activity, Awards Night, Hospital Visitation and YMCA Gift Giving Program)
D. Board and Staff Programs and Other Activities (Attendance and Participation of Baguio YMCA Board and Staff to the Induction Ceremonies of other local Associations, Annual Review and Development Planning, Staff Development, Participation in the National Council Meeting and Anniversary of the YMCA of the Philippines, Foundation Anniversary of Baguio YMCA (Parade, Ecumenical Service, Awards Night) and YMCA Christmas Party and Family Day “Potluck”.
E. Physical Education and Sports (Badminton Tournament, YMCA Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament, YMCA Summer Frolics, 3K and 5K Fun Run, and Mr. YMCA – Bodybuilding Competition).
F. Pre-School Programs and Activities (Pre-School Recognition Rites, Summer Reading Program, Feeding Program, Field Demonstration, Children’s Month and Search for Little Mr. and Miss YMCA)
YMCA OF THE CITY OF BAGUIO, INC.
Post Office Loop, Baguio City, Philippines to Post Office Loop
Session Road, Baguio City, Benguet 2600, Philippines
(Admin Office, Hostel, Gymnasium)
+63 (74) 4424766
+63 (74) 6198597
+63 (74) 4465568