BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan has signed an administrative order suspending classes in the city’s elementary and secondary levels, both private and public, on February 1, 2018, for the conduct of the Grand Opening Parade of the 23rd Edition of “Panagbenga” otherwise known as the Baguio Flower Festival.
Administrative order No. 10, series of 2018, states that the annual festival will be held from February 1 to March 4 this year with the theme, “Celebration of Culture and Creativity”, where numerous traditional, community-led and government-supported activities will be conducted to boost the Summer Capital’s robust tourism industry.
It adds that the Grand Opening Parade, which will be the elimination round for participants in the city’s elementary and secondary levels, will be held on February 1, 2018, to jumpstart bigger and better activities lined-up for the month-long festivities.
“Upon consultation with officials of the Department of Education Division of City Schools, it is but proper to suspend classes in the elementary and secondary levels during the Grand Opening Parade to ensure maximum participation of the public to the scheduled events of the month-long festivities,” the measure states.
By: Gaby Keith