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Friday, September 17, 2021

Sungduan: Highlights

THERE will be more tourists to come and fantastic presentations to watch.

These are just some of the expectations of people for the Grand Street Dancing Parade and Float Parade, the highlights for the celebration of the Panagbenga Festival 2017 this Saturday and Sunday.

Excited to cover the 22nd year of the festival presentation is 21 year old photographer Charles Jacob Gonzales who is anticipating more visitors for the festival as an offshoot of the recent visit of the Miss Universe candidates in Baguio City last January making the city more popular worldwide.

“This will be the fourth year that I am covering and I’m excited because I’ll be witnessing more guests from all over the world knowing that Baguio is now on the map worldwide,” Gonzales said.

Also eager to watch the event for the second time around is foreign student Jesus Son Okoli from Nigeria who is anticipating a showcase of various beautiful costumes and impressive execution of dance moves from the street dancers highlighting the culture of the Cordillera.

“I will be looking forward to experiencing and learning more about the Filipino culture, traditions, and the history of the festival itself,” Okoli added.

Even the establishments at Session Road are joining in the big celebration as seen in their beautiful decorations reflecting the theme of this year’s celebration “Inspired by beauty, nurtured by nature.”
KFC Upper Session Road Baguio Flower Festival 2017 adornment featuring the natives in the region is simply eye catching and also the simple design of Philam Life, and PLDT. But it will be better if all companies within the central business district will join the bandwagon.

The newly painted stairs going up to the Post Office is something new and likewise SM City Baguio’s Bloom in town at the Atrium. The mall’s Market at the Drive and Nightly Beats featuring popular musicians both local and national at the drive on February 27 to March 5 will surely be a memorable event that will surprise the tourists and residents of the city.

Let our visitors experience not just the cold climate the Pines City is known for but also our warm hospitality. Happy Panagbenga to all of you!
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