A child molding clay during the 2017 UP Baguio Summer Arts Festival. (Photo from the UP Baguio Summer Arts Program Facebook page)

In October 2017, Baguio City, already known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, earned a new title when it became one of 64 cities around the world desig­nated as UNESCO Creative Cities. It was a recognition that the UP Baguio Office of the Chancellor, represent­ing Baguio City’s academic sector, helped secure.