BAGUIO CITY – To pave way for the conduct of this year’s 21st edition of the Baguio Flower Festival’s grand opening parade in this mountain resort, mayor Mauricio Domogan recently suspended classes in the elementary and secondary levels, both public and private on Monday, Feb. 1.
On the other hand, Domogan also suspended classes in the college level on Feb. 27, Saturday for the conduct of the grand street parade. Said suspension was announced through his Administrative Order No. 007.
The grand opening parade, which was converted into a competition among participating elementary and secondary schools in this mountain resort will be held on Monday, Feb. 1 to jumpstart the bigger and better activities lined up for the month-long event.
The 11 participating schools will be showcasing their skills in the drum and lyre dance competition this Monday.
Other contingents from the different provinces will also be joining in the said panagbenga grand opening.
Stated in the order, “the grand street parade, which was converted into an open competition and one of the highlights of the festival will be held on Feb. 27 and it will be participated by elementary, secondary, collegiate and other participants who will showcase their sterling and spectacular performances”.
This year’s Baguio Flower Festival is focused on children with the theme, “Bless the children with Flowers”./Jho Arranz