THERE will be no politicking in the 15th staging of the Baguio Flower Festival as its executive committee assured no politician will be allowed to campaign during the event.

Chairman Anthony de Leon said politicians will only be allowed on floats during the float parade on February 28 and not on any other event scheduled for the Panagbenga.

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De Leon said interested individuals or groups who want to join in the parade should write a letter of intent to the Panagbenga executive committee.

He added that any politician who will be joining the parade will be required to bring their own floats.

A maximum of ten individuals will be allowed on a politician's float, including the political aspirant.

De Leon said the float should be dominated by flowers, and any campaign materials like tarpaulins and posters will not be allowed to be displayed on the float.

Distribution of flyers is also prohibited.

Bodyguards, escort vehicles and other personal assistants are not allowed to accompany the politician on the float.

De Leon stressed that the Peace and Order Committee will be in charge of monitoring politicians' activities during the day.

The committee will also ensure that the politicians would strictly follow the guidelines to prevent politicking. (Ma. Elena Catajan)