A million tourists expected during Panagbenga events

>> Friday, February 26, 2016

By Julie G. Fianza

BAGUIO CITY – At least a million tourists are expected in this summer resort during the Panagbenga grandstreet dancing parade on Feb. 27 at the Athletic Bowl, Burnham Park here with the float parade at Melvin Jones football grounds on Feb. 28.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan bared this saying the 21st version of the Baguio Flower Festival is themed “Bless The Children With Flowers.”
The year’s event features street dancing children, drum and lyre groups, three Kalinga contingents, Pangasinan and La Union delegates and local high school and open category aspirants.
The mayor expects more than a million tourists on Feb. 27 and 28, with sister city participants from Alaminos and Bani, Pangasinan, Angeles City, Suyo Ilocos Sur, Butuan Agusan del Norte, among others.
Sister cities from South Korea including Taebaek, Han Gong-Ju, Incheon, Chung-bok; are also sending delegates.
 Mayor Domogan extended invitations for everyone to enjoy all activities of Panagbenga 2016.   
Other activities are the Baguio Blooms exhibition and exposition at Lake Drive, Burnham Park; Feb. 22, Boyce Avenue Concert; Feb. 27, Mr. Panagbenga Muscle Showdown at Baguio Convention Center; ABS CBN KapamilyaKaravan; Pacific Extreme Combat at the Baguio Convention Center; Feb. 27 to 28, Sponsor’s and exhibitor’s Day at the Athletic Bowl; Feb. 29 to March 6,
 Session Road In Bloom; March 5, Pony Boys’ Day at Wright Park; Panagbenga Princess Pageant; Handog Pasasalamat at Melvin Jones Football grounds; March 5 and 6, 14th Open Scrabble Tournament; March 6, Tambalang Saya; Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks display at the Athletic Bowl and other areas in the Central Business District.


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