Valentine’s Day

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By Alah Soledad Sungduan

Stand Up for Life

Thursday, February 13, 2014


WHAT is Valentine’s Day without flowers? A flower is a symbol of Valentine’s Day, a perfect gift for the people you love on this very special occasion.

Flowers as a gift whether it is romantic or not are more meaningful if it is arranged with care and love. An art wherein Baguio based florist Anthon Paulite is known for.

Paulite, the proprietor of Anthoniuz Floral Design at La Azotea building along Session Road said in making flower arrangement he always do it with a smile. That is a secret of his impressive works leaving a great positive impression to his clients after receiving delivered flowers with personalized card message.

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The florist also said that Baguio is lucky to be abundant of fresh flowers and a good number of florists that need to be organized to institutionalize their profession. This thought and his love for his job inspired him to put up Floriferous2011, an organization of flower arrangers and floral designers which was launched in 2011.

“Our mission is to uphold the true essence of the word, “floriferous” which literally means capable of bearing many flowers,” said Paulite
This love month Floriferous2011 will celebrate its Foundation Day set on February 18, 2014, Tuesday by holding an on-the-spot flower arrangement competition for amateur and professional level with the theme “Baguio’s Flower: Flower of the World. The event will be held at Ili-likha Artist Village, another home for the artists at Assumption Road from 8:00am-12:00 noon.

The contest is open to all flower arrangers for both amateur and professionals. For the amateur level, the arrangers should have no winning title but do arranging or designing of flowers in events or in a shop while for the professional level, arrangers/designers should have a winning title from any flower competition whether from school, local, region, national, or international contest. They also need to present a certificate or any document to prove they have been a winner for such competition.

It is also a requirement that all contestants should bring their own tools. Flowers, foliage, accessories and other materials needed are to be provided by the organizers.

For more information, interested contestants may get in touch with Paulite at Floriferous2011 Head Quarters c/o Anthoniuz Floral Design or you may call cell no. 09499763847.

On this special day let your love be known and felt by your love ones. Saying it with flowers is one of the sweetest things to do. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

For comments and topic suggestions please email alahsungduan@gmail.com

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 14, 2014.

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