Benguet village pushes for ‘potted flower fest’

A VILLAGE in Benguet’s capital town seeks to celebrate an annual potted flower festival.

Members of the local council of Barangay Alapang in La Trinidad approved an ordinance introduced by Kagawad Alvin Morales creating the “Alapang Potted Flower Festival” to encourage activities and programs which promotes tourism and preserve the barangay’s attraction as the “Potted Flower Capital of the Philippines” introducing culture of tourism among the youth and the stakeholders.

The flower fest highlights include zumba, Alapang’s idol, landscape competition, garden tour, Alapang Bloom Selfie competition, Queen of Flowers, Search for Most unique or beautiful potted plants, poster making contest, seminar on agri-tourism and tour guiding, fair and photography contest.

Under the ordinance, an executive committee will be created to manage the annual festival, evaluate and decide on the programs, projects and activities and corresponding budget proposals.

Various committees will be formed including working committee composed of festival directorate, marketing and promotions committee, events and program committee and finance.

Meanwhile, all advertisement, booth rentals and other fees and donations collected from the implementation of the festival will be deposited to a trust fund exclusively used as a revolving fund for the annual celebration.

The ordinance was referred to the Municipal Council of La Trinidad during its regular session for their appropriate action.

The Barangays of Bahong, Bineng, Beckel, Lubas, Shilan, and Ambiong are La Trinidad’s major flower growers.


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