2015 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

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2015 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

Blooming Flowers Festival or the Panagbenga Festival is here again. A  month-long annual flower festival   in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines has just started February 1 and will run until March 7, 2015.

The term Panagbenga  is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming”. The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. It’s Panagbenga  Festival signature to see  floats that are covered mostly with flowers  . The festival highlights  includes street dancing, with  dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

2015 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

Baguio Panagbenga 2015 Flower Festival, Opening Day Street Dance Parade, February 1, 2015.                                                    Photo by: http://www.facebook.com/NormArtSigns

 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

February 1, 2015

  • Opening Ceremonies and Street Dancing Parade Competition
  • (Drum and Lyre Dance Competition – Elementary Division)
  • Locations: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Baguio Athletic Bowl
  • Opening Concert
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 2 – 14, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 15, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Handong ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio, Location: Melvin Jones
  • Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom, Location: Melvin Jones
  • Panagbenga 2015 Kite-Flying Challenge, Location: Melvin Jones
  • Panagbenga Variety Show, Location: Melvin Jones
  • Fireworks Display. Location: Melvin Jones

February 16 – 18, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park

February 19, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Chinese Spring Festival, Location: City-wide

February 19 – 22, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • PMA Grand Alumni Home Coming, Location: Philippine Military Academy, Loakan Road

February 23 – 27, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Floral Arrangement Competition and School-based Landscaping Competitiong (Judging), Location: Elementary and Highschools in Baguio City

February 28, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Grand Street Dancing Parade, Locations: Panagbenga Park, Session Road, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
  • Sponsors’and Exhibitors’ Day, Location: Athletic Bowl

March 1 , 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Grand Float Parade, Locations: DILG, Session Road, Harrison Road, Athletic Bowl
  • Sponsors’and Exhibitors’ Day, Location: Athletic Bowl
  • Session Road in Bloom, Location: Session Road

March 2 – 6, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Session Road in Bloom, Location: Session Road

March 7, 2015

  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Session Road in Bloom, Location: Session Road
  • Pony Boys’ Day, Location: Athletic Bowl
  • March 8, 2015
  • Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition, Location: Lake Drive, Burnham Park
  • Session Road in Bloom, Location: Session Road
  • Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display, Locations: Athletic Bowl and various areas in Baguio’s (Central Business District) CBD

 

PANAGBENGA FESTIVALBaguio Panagbenga 2015 Flower Festival, Opening Day Street Dance Parade, February 1, 2015.  Photo by: http://www.facebook.com/NormArtSigns

For bloggers like me and other photo enthusiasts , you might be interested with the accreditation.

 HOBBYIST ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES

  1. Hobbyist accreditation for Panagbenga Festival 2015 is complimentary to accredited photographers affiliated with recognized photography organizations or clubs. FREELANCE journalists, photographers, cameramen, film makers who occasionally and/or are employed by non-news organizations. Please review our hobbyist accreditation qualifications for specifics.
  1. All hobbyists intending to cover Panagbenga Festival 2015 MUST complete the relevant accreditation form. Each form must be accompanied by the applicant latest 2×2 ID photograph or one electronic photograph. Accreditation applications must also include a letter of endorsement or certification of membership from the applicant’s photography organization / club. For FREELANCE a letter of endorsement/assignment from their employer.
  1. Completed accreditation forms should be returned or submitted personally or by regular post or courier to: Panagbenga Media Committee, BCVB Bldg. Jose Abad Santos Drive, 2600 Baguio City, Philippines or e-mailed to: accreditation.panagbenga@gmail.com. All accreditation I.D. and other event passes will only be issued by Panagbenga Secretariat and Panagbenga Media Committee. No applications for accreditation will be considered unless it is made in the appropriate form.
  1. We strongly encourage hobbyist to register early in order to avoid any inconveniences. Hobbyist who have registered and met the BFFFI, Panagbenga Secretariat, Panagbenga Media Committee and over-all event organizer requirements will be advised by E-mail or other appropriate method of their success or otherwise. The secretariat and committee will not be responsible for non-notification of applicants that provide inaccurate contact details or e-mail addresses.
  1. A history of being registered at previous Panagbenga Festival events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement. Distributing promotional materials or soliciting or accepting orders for any product or service, including advertising space at the event is prohibited.
  1. Applicants are advised that the selection of applicants is the absolute prerogative of the BFFFI, Panagbenga Secretariat, Panagbenga Media Committee and over-all event organizer, and it shall not be obliged to give any reasons for any decisions made. Any decision taken in this regard shall be final and binding. No correspondence whatsoever shall be entered into.
  1. The BFFFI, Panagbenga Secretariat, Panagbenga Media Committee and Over-all event organizer reserves the right to deny, refuse, revoke or limit hobbyist accreditation during registration as well as during the event. All requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  1. The BFFFI, Panagbenga Secretariat, Panagbenga Media Committee and Over-all event organizer reserve the right to request and receive writing or story samples or photographs from the APPLICANTS before granting accreditation.

9. Accreditations, if granted by Panagbenga Secretariat and Panagbenga Media Committee, will be subject to the applicant complying with the terms and conditions. Failure to abide by such terms and conditions could result in the applicant or the hobbyist organization’s or club’s application being revoked during or from future events. Misconduct or misrepresentation of position and/or publication/organization may bar you and your organization from future events.

  1. Registered hobbyist will be required to wear prominently accreditation ID or event pass at all times during event. The accreditation ID will not be mailed in advance; all registered hobbyist must pick up their ID’s at the Panagbenga Media Committee designated area located in Panagbenga Secretariat office at BCVB Bldg. Jose Abad Santos Drive, 2600 Baguio City, Philippines.
  1. Hobbyist registration allows coverage, entrance to designated area for Hobbyist on receptions, exhibits and festival events except in designated VIP areas.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICANTS:

You must fall under one of the following categories to register as hobbyist:

  1. PHOTOGRAPHERS – Photographers from recognized photography organizations or clubs.
  2. FREELANCE – Freelance journalist, reporters, photographers and cameraman occasionally and/or are employed by non-news organizations and assigned to cover the Panagbenga Festival.
  1. ONLINE PUBLICATIONS – Reporters, journalist, editors and bloggers from online publications which are communications outreach or advocacy publications of non-governmental or non-profit organizations.
  2. OTHERS NOT ELIGIBLE

Anyone whose principal purpose for attending the event is, in our judgment, for reasons other than covering it as hobbyist may not register. Companions and other non-credentialed guests of hobbyist representatives are not eligible for complimentary hobbyist registration.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: OFFICIAL SITE OF PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2015

FOR YOUR STAY IN BAGUIO CITY: LIST OF HOTELS IN BAGUIO CITY 

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Default Comments (10)

10 Comments:

  1. I hope someday I can visit all the festivals and fiestas in the Philippines!

  2. Thanks for the information. I’m going to send this to my co-teacher as he will be attending Panagbenga on the end part of the month.

  3. Thank you for the given schedule of the festival. Can’t wait to visit the place and roam around! 🙂

  4. I haven’t visited Baguio during Panagbenga because whenever we plan to go, the hotels are already fully booked and we can’t find any accommodation. I guess we’ll just plan ahead of time next time.

  5. I always plan to see this feast even its just a 6 hours drive but I always end up in other place every year. :))

  6. Baguio is my hometown but I’ve missed this events for several years now. It just gets too crowded during this month there. The minion float looks really cool.

  7. Jojo, I can tell from your picture colection that Baguio is a very beautiful city and worth paying a visit.
    Thanks for sharing your experience.

  8. I haven’t been to Baguio and I would love to see all those flowers and floats! ^_^

  9. Thank you sir

  10. Here is our photo album on the Panagbenga Opening Day Street Dance Parade held last February 1, 2015:
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.825185117547269.1073741843.209596075772846&type=1

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