Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan said the city government will allocate P4 million for the prizes of winners in the 2018 Panagbenga Festival.
All in all, next year’s edition of the Baguio Flower Festival will have P12 million in budget from the city government and private organizers.
The remaining amount will be generated through sponsorships and income-generating activities during the Panagbenga Festival.
“We want to entice more participants to the grand streetdancing and grand float parades that is why we continue to explore the possibility of sourcing out funds to increase the cash prizes offered to the winners to allow the participates to recover their expenses for their participation in the flower festival,” Domogan said.
He also said he is hopeful the Department of Tourism (DOT) will continue to allot subsidy for street dance participants from other provinces.