ALTHOUGH most residents and tourist dread the traffic jams, a Feng Shui expert believes traffic remains favorable for Baguio City.
Local Chinese Feng Shui expert Teresa Trinidad said with the coming of the year of the earth dog will be favorable to the mountain resort which brings luck to the business, agriculture and tourism sector.
"A lot of people are complaining for traffic but did you know that traffic is lucky for Baguio," said Trinidad. “Traffic means that the energy 'chi' stays in the area which means that area is prosperous. If we don't have traffic, it means that energy is disappearing, so please learn to be grateful for the tourist because we are a tourist oriented city.”
With the coming of the Chinese Lunar Year, Baguio City launched the 20th Spring Festival 2018 with members of the Filipino – Chinese community and the city government line up several programs.
Spring Festival executive committee chairperson Peter Ng emphasized the value of celebration and fostering closer bond to the Filipino and Chinese community in the city.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan added the celebration continue to concretize and improve the relationship of Filipino Chinese community.
"We have been celebrating the spring festival since 1998 and later on, it has become an official activity of the city of Baguio," said the mayor.
Domogan expressed his gratitude to the Filipino Chinese community in the continuing partnership of the development of the city, not only the field of commerce but on the difficulties of calamities.
Baguio Congressman Mark Go, represented by his wife Soledad Go said the celebration suggests oneness of the Chinese and Filipinos adding there is a collective collaboration to the improvement of the government in the political arena, honesty in the business, and protection and presentation of the environment.
Activities for the Chinese Spring Festival include a gift giving to the city’s under privileged in barangay Gibraltar on February 13 while another a gift-giving will be held in the Bell Church grounds on February 16.
The event will be culminated by a grand parade which starts at 1 p.m. from Upper Session Road to Melvin Jones grandstand followed by a dinner awards night and fellowship at the Hotel Supreme Convention Plaza.