1. Description of Our Community
Baguio, also known as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines,” is a haven and is an epitome of beauty of both man-made and natural. In addition to this, this mountainous place hidden behind the mist stands out for its profound magnificence, wherein people can interact, relax and enjoy their lives as to how life is supposed to be.
Although cold and breezy, the city welcomes its tourists with warmth and hospitality. They serve as the salts, sugar and other spices that have made the city a tasty and enjoyable experience itself that quenches your thirst for adventure and satisfies your appetite for fun-filled experiences.
Grab the pine cones, come to Baguio!
2. Summary of Our Project
Twenty-three years ago, a killer earthquake left the city of Baguio in a state of utter despair. However, this catastrophic incident did not hinder the city from rising up again, as it even garnered the title of “The Cleanest and Greenest City”, for the calendar years 1994, 1995, and 1996.
After decades of turning the blind eye on the conditions of the surroundings, the local government, supported by the citizens, finally took the time and funds to revive Baguio’s beauty--both modern and black and white, leading to an improved, developed and better Baguio which this project aims to showcase.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:4-6
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
Various obstacles have hindered us in the process of finishing our tasks as a group and as individuals like selecting a topic, time management, division of focus, lack of participation, and language barrier.
There were many options to choose from which caused disagreements among the members for we cannot easily decide on one choice since each person’s idea had to be considered before arriving at a final decision. Democracy was implemented to address this problem where the rule of majority was followed.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
This project has opened our eyes on history and its old-fashioned ways of showcasing classic and vintage magnificence; hence, making us appreciate the ethereal of Baguio City despite how much destruction it has endured over time. Through this project, we hope to encourage more tourists to come and experience the iridescent atmosphere Baguio possesses.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
As a team, we have been blatantly affected in making this project as it is a pity that we are strangers in our own city. Through this project, we were able to overcome our being foreigners to our own home, developed to work as a class, and apply what we learned in school--from the basic steps of researching to the tedious process of consolidating the results to the final website construction; thus, becoming a proud citizen of the city. We are inspired to be progressive and to enhance our talents and skills as proud Louisians. This project serves as an inspiration for the whole class to reach our goals with the help of the virtues we may obtain like patience, confidence, team work and social involvement.