Alquiros said the BFFFI is waiting for the Aliwan invitation before the foundation finalizes the BCNHS's participation in the country's most prestigious gathering of festivals.
Annually, the BFFFI sponsors a contingent from Baguio City to represent the city in the Aliwan festival where among the contested performances include the streetdancing, float parade and the culminating event, the Search for Ms.
BFFFI had insisted that since the Panagbenga was a 'nonpolitical' event, no political personalities may join in any of its activities, except incumbent local officials.
The city officials allowed them to join their ranks,' Frederico Alquiros, BFFFI cochair, said.
'Festival mainstays, such as the Panagbenga Cultural Shows, Caravan with the Stars, Session Road in Bloom, Open Kite Flying, Open Golf, Floral Arrangements and Landscaping Competitions are likewise scheduled throughout the weeks ahead,' BFFFI
Chief of Staff Evangeline Payno shared.
stipulated in its rules that 'no political personalities may join the Grand Parades in any form or manner, except for incumbent local officials of the city of Baguio, from the present serving congressman, mayor, vice-mayor, councilors and barangay captains, and chairpersons.'
Mayor Mauricio Domogan, said the BFFFI
will impose rules and regulations to cover all stallholders that will participate in the exhibition designed to protect the trees and the environs and ensure the security and upkeep of the area for the whole duration.
The band repertoire has changed through the years, but BFFFI
has tried to temper the song choices to make the performances 'child-friendly,' said Andrew Pinero, the foundation's spokesperson.
) and the Baguio Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB).
) through problems that the successful Panagbenga sometimes generates.
At Thursday's kapihan forum, Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc, (BFFFI
) officials headed by Panagbenga 2014 Chair Anthony De Leon and Baguio City Police Office Director Jesus Cambay assured that all preparations are set for the two big events which is expected to gather a million spectators.
BAGUIO CITY -- Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated (BFFFI
) Executive Co-Chairman Anthony de Leon said 11 elementary schools have qualified to participate in the grand street dancing and float parade of the 19th Flower Festival on February 22 and 23.