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Bringing artists into Panagbenga

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CLEAN UP Artist Rey Angelo Aurelio wanders through the Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) street bazaar, called Session Road in Bloom, as a street sweeper to raise people’s awareness on proper waste management.         EV ESPIRITU

Painted in blue from head to toe, Rey Angelo Aurelio strode through the crowd on a side street from Session Road on Sunday, carrying a broomstick and dustpan.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Flower fest crowd draws ads, church

FLOATS featuring fresh flowers grown in Benguet province draw tourists to Baguio City as the summer capital celebrates Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival). RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

The flower-bedecked floats that paraded in the 19th staging of Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) on Sunday drew thousands of tourists—along with advertising and marketing people who tried to sell them new products and evangelists from various religious groups who tried to win souls.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Panagbenga: Sustaining a Baguio tradition

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FLORAL FLOATS, like this one displayed in 2011, are among the attractions in the Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival), a major tourist-drawing event that Baguio City stages every February. RICHARD BALONGLONG

More than 18 years ago, visitors had no good reasons to go to Baguio City, the summer capital, in February. Some did for the sake of their children or relatives who studied at the Philippine Military Academy, the country’s premier military school.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Feasts turn Baguio into city of parades

THE CITY of Baguio opened the 19th Panagbenga  with a parade along Session Road that culminated at  Baguio Athletic Bowl where performers representing 11 schools showed off their best choreography. Saturday’s event  was the first in a series of parades in the long Spring Festival holiday  weekend. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Tourists who spent the long Spring Festival holiday in the summer capital were treated on Saturday to the first of three parades, mounted by a succession of events that Baguio hosts in February.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Creativity rides commerce at Baguio flower fest

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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 [...]

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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