Bawal shake hands! Mayor Domogan: Election candidates barred from campaigning during Panagbenga parades


Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said national candidates will be barred from using the Panagbenga Festival to campaign for the midterm elections.

The Baguio politiko said that while national candidates will be allowed to join the annual flower festival’s two parades, they will not be allowed to break the line and shake hands with people in the crowd.

Domogan said this will ensure orderliness during the event.

He urged national candidates to follow Baguio’s guidelines.

“We want the presence of national candidates in the two major flower festival parades for them to avail of the huge crowd that will be witnessing the said events but they should strictly adhere to the prescribed rules and regulations in the conduct of the said activities to ensure orderliness and prevent the unnecessary interruption while the said events are underway,” Domogan said.

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