a mountain home getaway


Storytelling at Highland Villa

  • Posted here are life stories of real people ad lessons, just like those we ponder upon with “mirror, mirror on the wall…”  You are invited to follow on and participate. The characters may just be your friends or neighbors. Or… could they just be you?


A brat comes home. Brainy and brawny, careless and carefree, fearless and proud, naughty and very lonely.  His mother and all his treasures are passed away.  Who can love him as his mother did so well?


He has friends. Loyal and patronizing; but their cares are as shallow as he is able to show. He yearns a relation with substance and depth, a tie that can anchor him as he floats with the wind yonder. He is not completely fearless. He fears the future.


He spots the young lady with long, black hair and deep but sparkling eyes over high cheek bones, a perfect nose and smiley pouts.  While women and girls in their village are generally beautiful, he can’t select anyone more heart-warming than her. He hears she is bright, too. And she lived some years in the city. No wonder she is the most popular in high school even if she’s in fact shy and quiet.


“I will make her famous,” he sneers.


The next day, he kidnaps her.  Before dark, a young man hands a letter addressed to the proper policeman. It reads:


“To  Patrolman Julian,

My Father-in-Law-to-Be


Do not worry about your daughter. She rode with me to the city. You shall see her again if you agree to marry her to me.



M. Aguinaldo”


(to be continued)



Job Openings

For Immediate Hiring:
♣ 1 Hotel & Restaurant Service Crew

Basic Qualification/Requirements:
*HRS graduate / NC II-certified
*Good Health
*with pleasing personality

Address your application to:

Ms. Cheryl G. Guilando

General Manager, Highland Villa Hotel & Restaurant

55 Bokawkan corner Easter Roads, Baguio City.

Attach/Submit your:

  • Resume or Biodata
  • Transcript of Records and/or NCII Certificate
  • Health Certificate
  • Reference Letter from your mentor or previous employer or respected elder in your community/church.

History & Vision

Located within the city but sans commerce’s noise and hassles, Highland Villa (Baguio City) Hotel & Restaurant used to be an American missionary home that  also served as a church center.  After the American occupation, it became a vacation house for executives of one of the Philippines’ top corporations.  Later, it was acquired by a native Cordilleran  family who enVISIONs it to be the launching lab for a chain of what is dreamed to be a popular Filipino brand of inns,  guest suites, hotels, and resorts that promote the refreshing and protective kind of indigenous Cordilleran hospitality and adventures.

Highland Villa (Baguio City) is an ideal venue for business conferences and group meetings with its varying halls and function rooms.  With gardens and a secluded patio, it caters to modern intimate occasions such as weddings and anniversaries.  An Igorot fireplace meant for traditional meetings lends a campy ambiance to clan reunions, barkada nights, family bonding holidays, or personal quiet getaways.

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