A giant “balangay” (wooden boat) rides the sea of commerce on the final week of the 18th Baguio Flower Festival, the only piece of art looming over tents filled with food and products from various parts of the country at the street bazaar called “Session Road in Bloom.” The huge sunflower-bedecked boat, manned by [...]
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—The culmination of the monthlong Panagbenga (Flower) Festival literally started with a bang on Sunday after a hand grenade exploded outside the Baguio City Volunteers Against Crime (BCVAC) office located near the grandstand at Burnham Park, police said. Only a few spectators were aware of the explosion, however, by the Melvin Jones [...]
By Desiree Caluza
Major roads were closed to traffic and almost every street vendor had something to sell on Saturday at the grand street dancing of this year’s Baguio Flower Festival, popularly known as Panagbenga.
Organizers of the Baguio Flower Festival have reinstated the no campaigning rule for politicians joining the annual crowd-drawing event.
They were not aiming to break any records, but government engineers have worked out what are probably the fastest infrastructure projects in the city for January due to the Baguio Flower Festival that would start next month.
The annual Baguio Flower Festival, which has been drawing most of the summer capital’s tourists in the last decade, should start selling tickets to keep down to a manageable level the visitors who watch its street dancing and float parades, an American university expert said here on Friday.
By Desiree Caluza
The parade of floral floats in the 17th Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) impressed Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. so much that he wanted to encourage everyone to plant flowers.
Where were the yellow flowers that illuminated most Edsa I revolution memorials? They were either brandished or worn by young men and women, who performed for the 2012 Baguio Flower Festival street dancing parade on Saturday.
When the Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) theme song starts to play in the street dancing parade today, the performers may be gyrating through unusually warm February weather being experienced by the summer capital.
By Vincent Cabreza
Heavy traffic welcomed residents and motorists in the summer capital this week when a government contractor drilled holes into a well paved stretch of Marcos Highway to prepare this major route to Metro Manila for repavement.