Panagbenga 2014 ends Sunday with flying colors

BAGUIO CITY, March 1 (PNA) -– The Panagbenga 2014 grand closing ceremony will feature the performances of the winning street dancing contingents and elementary drum and lyre bands starting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Baguio Athletic Bowl in Burnham Park.

Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. (BFFFI) executive committee chair Anthony de Leon said the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Corps of Cadets will present a silent drill.

A synchronized fireworks display will mark the closure of the festival at 8 p.m. which will be lit at the Rose Garden, Melvin Jones Football Field, Athletic Bowl, and the Baguio Cathedral grounds.

In a press conference last Wednesday, the BFFFI executive committee (execom) headed by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, hotelier Anthony de Leon and restaurateur Freddie Alquiros said the Panagbenga as a whole is “very successful, well-planned, peaceful, orderly and efficiently managed through teamwork.”

”The floats have greatly improved with 85% real flowers while the street dancers and the drum and lyre bands gave impressive performances,” the mayor said.

The Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) headed by P/Supt Jesus Cambay was also congratulated.

The executive committee thanked the members of the World Flower Council who judged the street dancing and the float parades. (PNA)