BAGUIO CITY – Councilor Elmer Datuin met with more than 200 exhibitors of the Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival’s “Baguio Blooms” activity Tuesday at Crown Legacy Hotel.
Datuin, head of the city council’s committee on tourism, is also this year’s Panagbenga executive committee chair.
The exhibitors are from Baguio, Benguet, Cordillera region and other parts of the country coming from as far as Marawi.
The activity is slated from February 1 to March 4, 2018, at the Lake Drive and Juan Luna Drive in Burnham Park that will feature about 225 stalls and 15 landscapes.
The alderman said a section of the area will be dedicated to arts and crafts in line with the festival’s theme, “Celebration of Culture and Creativity”, and Baguio’s inclusion in UNESCO’s creative cities network.
He reminded the exhibitors to sell high-quality products from their respective provinces, that these are safe and sanitary, to keep their stalls clean, and that they follow strictly all the rules and regulations of festival organizers and the city government.
Representatives from the police, general services office, health department and other agencies also talked on various topics and answered questions during the meeting.
Datuin said other than the landscape contest, there will also be a competition on the cleanest and most creative stalls of the “Baguio Blooms” activity. /Gaby Keith