Panagbenga cancelled due to COVID threat

March 10, 2020

BAGUIO City -- With the latest development on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)  that prompted the declaration of  state of Public Health Emergency throughout the  country,  the city government of Baguio cancelled some major activities as a precautionary measure against the spread of the disease in the area.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong announced on Monday the  total cancellation of the Panagbenga 2020 events and  temporary 14-day suspension of the Baguio night market starting today, March 10, as precautionary measures for the spread of COVID-19.

Also suspended is the Session Road Sunday pedestrianization which only re-started on March 8.

Further, the Department of Education–led Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association regional meet that has been re-scheduled for the third week of March is also suspended.

Yesterday, the Council for Baguio Creative City in their public statement announced that the IPITIK FESTIVAL 2020, scheduled to be held on March 28-April 5 this year, is cancelled, as an act of shared solidarity in combating increasingly rising cases of COVID-19 incidence in the country.

In Banaue, Mayor Wesley Dulawan announced the cancellation of their town fiesta scheduled in April indefinitely because of the same threat and the African Swine Fever.