Baguio’s Panagbenga 2014 LIVE-A A +A
Friday, February 21, 2014
BAGUIO CITY -- True to its commitment to bring Philippine festivals closer to thousands of Filipinos in the country and around the world, Sun.Star is streaming live once again this city’s grand flower festival, the Panagbenga.
This year’s celebration marks the 19th year of the annual flower festival celebrated every February in this city. The festival started in 1996 to showcase and reflect the history, traditions and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras.
The term Panagbenga comes from a Kankanaey term that means “season of blooming.”
The festival kicked off last January 1, and Sun.Star Baguio, in partnership with Sun.Star Network Exchange (Sunnex) and Smart Communications Inc., is streaming live two of this year’s highlights -- the street parade tomorrow (February 22) and float parade on Sunday (February 23).
Sun.Star will feed live videos from Baguio’s Session Road, where all participants in both the street and float parade will commence, and the city’s Athletic Bowl where performances will be held. The live streaming will be made possible with Smart’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, the latest standard in mobile Internet technology.
To watch the live stream, visit www.sunstar.com.ph and http://baguio.sunstar.com.ph/panagbenga. You may also follow @sunstaronline and @SunStarBaguio on Twitter and updates in real-time. Join our discussion or post updates, either in text or photos, by using the hashtag #Panagbenga2014.
Panagbenga 2014 street parade will perform in front of visitors on Saturday, February 22, 2014. (Jean Mondoñedo-Ynot)
Fifteen competing groups -- nine for elementary division and six for the open category -- will join the street parade tomorrow, while 21 floats will parade the streets of Baguio on Sunday.
The street parade contingents include the Baguio Central Elementary School, Jose Carino Elementary School, Mabini Elementary School, Quezon Hill Elementary School, Dona Aurora Elementary School, Baguio SPED Center, Lucban Elementary School, Jose P. Laurel Elementary School, and Fort del Pilar Elementary School for the elementary division; and Baguio City National High School, Kamora National High School, Ampucao And Camp 3 United, Pinsao National High School, Yoweng Di Gangsa, and Fort Del Pilar National High School–Annex for the open category.
Guest performers will be the Buyagan Elementary School, Kias Elementary School, and Emilio Aguinaldo Elementary School.
Joining the float parade on Sunday, on the other hand, are the following: Gold Dust Creations, Megapines Realty and Development, GMA Networks Inc., Taloy Norte Farmers, Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region, International Pharmaceuticals Inc., Philippine Seven Corporation, Taodharma Inc. (AllPhones), Jollibee, Psalmstre, PIDC-TPLEX, MNTC–NLEX, Baguio Ecopark Inc., Beauche International, Smart Communications, International Praise Center, AMA Magsaysay Baguio City, MLhuiller, Le Monet Hotel, City Government of Baguio, Baguio Country Club, and SM City Baguio.
Don't miss our live coverage. See you online! (Jean Mondoñedo-Ynot/Sunnex)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 22, 2014.