Magalong satisfied with BFFI audit

BAGUIO City Mayor Benjamin Magalong expressed satisfaction over submitted audited reports by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated (BFFFI).

Magalong said the BFFFI has furnished his office with the audited financial reports in December and has gone over the papers.

Anthony De Leon of the BFFFI said reports have been submitted likewise to the City Council through the Office of Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan as well as published the entire report on a local weekly newspaper for the public to see.

De Leon, BFFFI chairman for execom, said the organization is following an accounting period set by the fiscal year, submitting their reports both to the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Olowan, however, said no report was submitted to him as well as the City Council.

The BFFFI has earlier decided this year to stage the festival on their own without the P4-million subsidy by the city and reported all finances are in place for this year’s delayed staging of the festival.

A rescheduling of events has been done by the BFFFI in the light of the Convid -19 health issue with events to start off with the February 22 Flower tee Golf Tournament set at the Baguio Country Club.

On March 4 to 6 the judging of the School based landscaping is scheduled followed by a March 15 staging of the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya baguio at the Melvin Jones Grandstand and football grounds along with the Let A Thousand Flower Bloom, Panagbenga Kite Flying competition, Panagbenga Cultural Show and fireworks display in the evening.

On March 21, the grand opening street parade will push through with the faceoff between elementary schools to take place.

On March 22 the Panagbenga cultural dance competition will be featured followed by the March 28 grand street dance parade and the March 29 Grand Float parade with the Sponsors day.

Pony boys day is on April 4 while Session road in Bloom will be from March 30 to April 5. Closing ceremonies are set on April 5 capped by a fireworks display.


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