No classes in Baguio City on highlight days of Panagbenga 2017

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued Administrative Order (AO) 012, series of 2017 suspending classes in the elementary and high school levels, both in public and private schools on Wednesday, February 1 for the Grand Opening Parade of the 22nd Baguio Flower Festival.

The same AO provides for the suspension of classes in all colleges and universities in the city on February 25, Saturday, for the Grand Street Dancing Parade of the annual festival.

Domogan issued the AO to give equal opportunities for the residents and visitors to witness the highlights of the major crowd drawing events.

The month long 22nd BFF – Panagbenga 2017 will carry the theme “Inspired by Beauty, Nurtured by Nature” which will culminate on March 5.

Traditional and community-led and government-supported activities will be conducted to boost the city’s tourism industry.

The Grand Opening Parade will be the elimination round for the competing elementary and secondary school level street dancers accompanied by their respective Drum and Lyre Corps.

The Grand Street Dancing Parade on February 25 will feature the finalists in the elementary, seconday and open categories to include non-competing participants.

Domogan said the public will have a better view of the performances of the street dancers on opening day and on February 25 at the Baguio Athletic Bowl because of the wider and open space.

The Grand Flower Float Parade on February 26 will culminate at the Melvin Jones Football Field as earlier planned to lessen the damage that will be inflicted on the newly rubberized track oval of the athletic bowl.