Se-tenant Pairs (60,000)
Miniature Sheets of 8 (5,000)
Graphic Artists: Antonio Alexander B. Castro,
Peter P. Abulancia, Mario Emil Leo A. Lazaga
Layout Artist: Alfonso V. Divina
Federico R. Agcaoili
First Day Covers: Manila, Baguio
The old photograph of the Club, circa 1930, replaced the silhouette
figure of the Clubhouse found in the old logo and shows clearly the
lodging rooms at the second level, the favorite verandah and the
golfers in their white suits.
Baguio Country Club
In the year 1900 the U.S. Secretary of State Elihu Root ordered the
2nd Philippine Commission "Do not forget to look for that cold
place!" The Commission by then had heard of this fabled "paradise"
from the Spaniards who were leaving after the Philippines had been
purchased from Spain. The cold place was "Kafagway" inhabited by 30
Igorots, 10 Ilocanos and a white man-a German named Ono Sheerer.
The Americans were in search of a place of relief from the tropical
heat that had become unbearable to the white man. Once chartered
into a city, this colonial hill station became "Baguio", a haven of
hills and dales, virgin forests, brooks and glen, and that much
coveted cool place for rest and recreation.
Governor General William Cameron Forbes
ordered in October 10, 1905 D.L.L. McGrew, an assistant of a
government architect, William E. Parsons, to start a Country Club to
provide recreation for healthy productive living and provide
justification for the four million pesos spent for the construction
of the Benguet Road.
A part of the cattle pasture land of an Igorot Chief, Mateo Carino
became "Governor's Hill" which was to become the site of the Baguio
Country Club. And in February 1905, the Baguio Country Club was
founded with an initial all-american, all white membership. With
fervour and American energy, the clubhouse was built with a
three-hole golf course.
After 100 years the club's story is as rich and as colourful as
Philippine History - A story of American annexation, colonialization,
democratization, and freedom just as it is of the Filipino's
revolution, heroism, struggles and pursuit for independence. To this
day, traces of American influence pervades the Baguio Country Club
for its blend of modern, colonial charm now adapted to its ethnic
And after 100 years, as that "cold place" was
discovered, developed and reinvented, a historical transformation
The "Kafagway" population profile has
changed to near half a million into a Baguio for all Filipinos.
Also, the Baguio Country club has see
its many seasons of diminishing Americans, its brief conversion to a
Japanese Officers Club, its liberation in 1946 and the emergence of
Filipino membership and leadership.