BAGUIO CITY – The city government has warned the public against transacting with scammers or fixers promising slots in the Market Encounter and Session Road in Bloom activities of the first face to face celebration of Panagbenga Festival or the Baguio Flower Festival from February 1 to March 5.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong cited reports that some unauthorized groups and individuals were brokering for slots in the popular Panagbenga events and preying not only on the unsuspecting businessmen but also on those who are desperate to grab slots the easy way.
"Please do not entertain these unscrupulous people to avoid being victimized," Magalong said.
He said those intending to join any Panagbenga event should transact directly with the secretariat of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc.
For the Market Encounter, the contact person is Marivel Chagwaten while for Session Road in Bloom, Malu Galiste.
Panagbenga is slated to open on Feb. 1 with a grand parade from Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Harrison Road to Melvin Jones Grandstand at 8 a.m.
The day will also witness the opening of the Panagbengascapes professional landscaping competition and exhibition at Melvin Jones grandstand and football grounds and the Baguio Blooms: A Market Encounter at the Juan Luna Drive and Skateboard Area at Lake Drive, Burnham Park.