The Panagbenga Flower Festival from Joseph Digest’s eyes

The yearly Panagbenga Festival always transforms Baguio’s main streets with different sights, each with a story to tell. Here is what Joseph Digest saw in  the two-day festivities.*** A photo essay by | joverlyn espejo

Panagbenga beauty.***

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Parents are heroes of the Panagbenga fest. They are always responsible for their kids’ costumes and make-up.***

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This kid was excited to perform in the street dance competition.***

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An elderly was bodily removed from the Session Road center Island while waiting for her turn to cross the street during the parade.***

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Kids were having fun while watching the parade.***

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People slept on the side streets the night before the Panagbenga Festival to secure their view decks.***

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“Excuse me, you are blocking my view”. Apparently, the yellow line won’t suffice.***

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Taloy Farmer’s mushroom float.***

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One float was inspired by the dragon from the movie, How to train your dragon.***

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BLISTT-themed float fielded by Baguio. BLISTT stands for Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tublay and Tuba.***

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Locals watch the parade from the windows of Puso ng Baguio.***

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Tourists from different parts of the country brave the crowd to see the Panagbenga Fest.***

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This street dancer’s costume was made of recycled materials.***

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