Required items before coming to MONOL

Written by: Zoe (Essential Intermediate ESL student)

Today, I want to share about what to prepare before coming to the Philippines.

I chose this topic because even though Monol gave me a list of items, I searched for more information about this when I was preparing to go to the Philippines.

This is the second time for me to visit Baguio City. I visited Baguio when I was a middle school student, so I was better than other students in preparing what to bring. Continue reading

The Place I Came to Love in Baguio

Written by: Lilia (Essential Intermediate ESL student)
*This is Lilia’s entry from the recently concluded Photo Essay contest*

I have been here already for three months. I have lots of experiences both good and not good. However, I have lots of good experiences than bad experiences. I visited many places with other people. Continue reading

Winners of first Photo Essay contest in Monol announced

During the past month, Monol launched its very first Photo Essay contest in the academy to give a little spice to the usual essay writing contest regularly organized. For the said competition, seven winners were named and although the weather in Baguio is mostly rainy and cloudy, the winners’ entries talked about their fun experiences and adventures at the beach and other tourist destinations in the Philippines, which are considered to be the must-see places during the summer season.  Continue reading

Baguio: Summer Capital of the Philippines

Baguio City is known as the “City of Pines”, “City of Flowers”, and more prominently as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”. It is situated in the southwest portion of the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon and is 1,524 meters high. It has a year-round temperature of 15-26 degrees Celsius and can drop to a chilly 7-8 degrees Celsius from December to February. Like any other provinces in the country, the city follows the summer and rainy seasons. It gets warm during summers but the city seldom experiences a temperature that is beyond 26 degrees. Continue reading