BAGUIO CITY – The Melvin Jones Grandstand was filled with people from all walks of life to participate in the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio last Sunday as the city continues to celebrate the five week long Panagbenga 2023.
One of the highlights of this event is the painting contest named “Let a thousand flowers bloom” that was joined by the general public. The painting contest was divided into three categories; the amateur, professional, and family category. The winners of the said event will be awarded their incentives on March 5, 2023 during the closing ceremonies of Panagbenga 2023.
There was also a Disc Golf Exhibition by Baguio Disc Golf along with Coach Tomas Leonor and Disc Golf Association of the Philippines Director Coach Luisa Bartolome. They explained the mechanics of Disc Golf to the public as they try to discover potential players who can represent the Philippines for the next international events.
The public was also amazed by the giant kites flown that joined the Panagbenga Kite-flying Challenge. The same scenario with the painting contest, it was divided into three categories; kids, teens, and adult categories.
The SLU Symphonic Band is present at the event to serenade the public, their performance lasted for one hour and thirty minutes. It was followed by Funugbenga Fitness Frenzy: A Panagbenga Zumba Event that lasted for two hours. An event that promotes healthy lifestyle and an opportunity for families as their bonding time as well.
Meanwhile, tourist and park goers can still enjoy and visit the Panagbenga Market Encounter and the Landscape competition in Burnham Park as it will last until March 5. The public are also advised to the week-long closure of Session road to give way on the Session Road in Bloom from February 27 to March 5. By Nicko Gatchalian