Panagbenga or the Flower Festival is one of the most awaited events here in the City of Pines. The vibrant festival of the Cordillera sprung from just a simple idea and bloomed into an annual event that continues to wow the visitors and locals of the Summer Capital of the Philippines. Now on another year of the beloved festival, it has caught the attention of the renowned award-giving body which is the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA).
First In The Philippines
Certified as an official member of the international organization on January 26, 2016, the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. is the very first in the Philippines and third in Asia to be awarded this privilege. The IFEA is created to encourage, support, learn from and recognize the various festivals and around the world. Festivals and events play a big part in cities or towns because it showcases their unique personality and culture, thus, the IFEA supports local festivities.
More Than Just A Title
This special certification is a great opportunity not only for the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Inc. but also for Baguio City as a whole because it can attract a wider audience to recognize and appreciate the natural beauty of the flowers and the talents behind the colorful festival. Being an official member of the IFEA is not only for fame but it has a lot of benefits such as Education where member’s skills are sharpened through the IFEA’s webinars or online seminars. Recognition, Financial Assistance, and Discounts to IFEA Programs, Conventions, & Resources.