A BAGUIO City councilor wants to retrain the rock gardens that will be featured during the Panagbenga landscaping competition, saying it will be an added attraction to Burnham Park.

In a proposed resolution, Councilor Nicasio Palaganas is asking to retain the first, second, and third winning entries in the rock garden contest conducted by the Panagbenga commission every year starting 2010.

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Palaganas said: "These landscaping entries, especially the winning ones, should remain in places of Burnham Park where they are installed to serve as added attraction [of Burnham Park]."

He said the rock garden winners are dismantled and removed after the Panagbenga activities, depriving the general public and tourists the opportunity of beholding and appreciating the beauties a little longer.

The councilor is proposing that "as part of the price for the winning entries in the landscaping contest, the owner will be required to relinquish and transfer the ownership over the same to the city."

Palaganas is also pushing for the city to maintain the appearance and beauty of such landscaping winners as long as possible. He said the maintenance will be given to the Burnham Park Management Committee. (Visha Calventas)