Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan gave credit to the private sector for its role in making the Panagbenga Festival an internationally renowned event.
The Baguio politiko said a public-private partnership (PPP) is “best” for the annual flower festival.
There were calls last year for the Baguio city government to take over the reins of the Panagbenga Festival.
Domogan said it was the private sector who first organized the Panagbenga and built it into one of the Philippines’ most popular festivals.
“We have to give the private sector an important role in the handling of the major events lined up for the flower festival next year because the said sector had been our partner even since the flower festival was conceptualized, developed, implemented and nurtured over the past two decades,” Domogan said.