Fil-Am Golf to boost Baguio’s economy

By Adrian Flores

Baguio City—With its return to its original schedule, the Fil-Am Men’s Golf Invitational will once again help boost the economy of the country’s Summer Capital with Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay expected to welcome 1,200 participants during the two-week tournament.

That number could swell to at least three times in case a player brings along his family and that would translate into more demand for hotel and transient accommodations and increased sales in regular and upscale restaurants, which should augur well for the city’s business and tourism industries.

Let’s say a golfer spends at least P4,000 per day, that will easily run to an estimate of roughly P67 million or probably more in just 14 days.

“There is no doubt that Fil-Am will really help the city’s economy. That has been the tradition especially before the pandemic,” said Camp John Hay general manager Jude Eustaquio, who co-chairs the Fil-Am executive committee with Baguio Country Club general manager Anthony de Leon.

Time Cargo, E-Sparta co leaders in Am-A

Baguio—Time Cargo Logistics Team-2 and E-Sparta paraded a mix of young and veteran stars that worked perfectly as they ended up as joint leaders in Am-A on opening day of the 72nd Fil-Am Men’s Invitational regular tournament at the Baguio Country Club.