December 6, 2022

The city council has approved through Ordinance 19, s. 2022 the temporary closure and use of various roads in Baguio City relative to the conduct of annual Baguio Flower Festival, or Panagbenga 2022.
This year’s Panagbenga celebration, spearheaded and prepared by the organizing committee chaired by City Mayor Benjamin Magalong and co-chaired by Anthony de Leon of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc., highlights wholesome community and family-oriented programs and activities to entertain residents, visitors and tourists alike amid the pandemic in careful consideration and observance of safety and health measures and protocols from concerned government offices and health authorities.
Listed in the programs and activities are landscaping exhibition or “Garden scapes” which involves pocket activities, sponsor activations, and booths for the selling plants by participating landscapers.
Scheduled on March13 at Melvin Jones grandstand and football grounds is the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio, a traditional family-oriented event.
On March 19, Saturday, at the Melvin Jones football grounds, is the holding of the grand Panagbenga cultural dance competition to be followed the next day, March 20, Sunday, by Panagbenga cultural dance/open competition performances at the Melvin Jones grandstand.
From March 20 up to midnight of 27 will be the “Session Road in Bloom” where people can promenade, watch entertainment shows, buy and dine for their favorite local and traditional foods and delicacies on the stretch of Session Road from upper rotunda to Malcolm Square.
The special event will be culminated by series of fireworks display on the night of March 20 until midnight of March 27.
Portions and adjoining streets of Session Road that will be closed from March 20 to midnight of March 27 are the Gov. Pack Road, Assumption Road, Fr. Carlu Loop, Calderon Street, and Perfecto Street.
The body in Resolution 094, s. 022 has urged the Baguio City Police Office, the Public Order and Safety Division, and the deputized Anti-road obstruction enforcers to give 10 minutes leeway to all delivery riders in Baguio to deliver orders or finish their errands so that they will not be charged for illegal parking or obstruction.
The action is in response to the appeal of delivery riders for a considerable parking time to avoid and not to repeat their experience of being charged for illegal parking or obstruction for momentarily parking their motor vehicles to hand or pick-up orders of their customers/clients as being caught would affect their records and reduce their daily hard-earned earnings for paying the penalties.
The resolution reminded the concerned offices and riders of the provisions of the traffic code that place where the delivery rider momentarily parked their motorcycle, whether for pickup or delivery, shall not obstruct traffic flow and not in a place expressly prohibited for parking by a “no parking” sign.
Through Resolution 097, s. 2022, the body supported the request of the Federation of Ifugao Brethren (FIB) to the city mayor for the use of the Ibaloi Heritage Garden, in coordination with the Onjon Ni Ivadoy Association, Inc. and the stage at Burnham Park for the celebration of “Ifugao Day.”
The upcoming Ifugao Day, which was declared in Resolution 171, s. 2019as part of the city’s annual activity every last Saturday of April in Baguio will be observed with the theme:“Gotad Di Ipugao ad Baguio” on April 30.
The resolution is also a way of sincere appreciation and recognition of the talents and gifts of the Ifugao’s that were imprinted in every corner of the city as shown by the wood carvings, apparel and other souvenir items offered to local and foreign tourists.
The Federation of Ifugao Organizations Outside the Province, a duly registered national organization, aims to help unite and support all Ifugao’s living outside Ifugao.
The Gotad Festival that showcase Ifugao cultures and traditions which is being done inside and outside the Province of Ifugao like in Baguio is seen to help a lot in attracting more tourists and visitor to come in the city, added the resolution.
In Resolution 096, s 2022, the body commended and congratulated Iris Anne Blanco Hamada for surpassing the February 2022 Psychometrician Licensure Examination and ranking first place with an average rating of 83.60 percent and Saint Louis University for producing a topnotcher in the examination.