Lunar New Year Parade 2017 in Baguio City

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Baguio City welcomes the Year of the Fire Rooster as the New Year’s Eve parade was held yesterday, January 27, 2017. Personalities as well as local and national brands graced the occasion. Flocks of people witnessed the event and had fun watching (not to mention, got some goodies the parade participants threw at them [which it seems to be a symbol of good luck for the coming year]). We’re sorry for the bracket within the bracket.


Lunar New Year's Eve Parade, Baguio City


Ms. Baguio 2016, Arianne Dia Gallotan

Ms. Baguio 2016, Arianne Dia Gallotan


Baguio City Representative, Cong. Mark Go

Baguio City Representative, Mark Go


I was only limited to where I was but it was a fair good vantage point for me.


Here are the other photos I took during the parade, in no particular order.

Chinese New Year Parade 2017, Baguio City


Lunar New Year Parade 2017, Baguio City


People from Baguio know what this is. We usually see it at 50s Diner.

50s Diner, Baguio City


Wushu Federation Philippines CAR Chapter

Wushu Federation Philippines CAR Chapter


Wushu Parade Exhibition, Baguio City


Messing with her is not on my list.







Right after the parade, I rushed to Session Road. I witnessed the Writings on the Road.



Happy Lunar New Year!


Session Road in Bloom immediately follows after the float parade. It is when Session Road will be closed to vehicles and stalls are put up. This is a great opportunity for business owners all around the Philippines to showcase their local products and services.

The Market Encounter is in Burnham Park along Lake Drive. The only difference between Session Road in Bloom and Market Encounter is that the latter can take place earlier.


The crowd at Lower Session Road - Panagbenga 2016

The crowd at Upper Session Road - Panagbenga 2016


Only in the month of February when the three main roads within Baguio’s central business district are closed. Session Road in Bloom on Session Road, Market Encounter on Lake Drive, and one lane along Harrison Road for the Night Market. The Night Market in Harrison Road happens daily, which starts at 9:00 PM.


Car show at a big mall in Baguio City

I got invited by my good friend, Paul to go to the car show. Ian, also a friend of ours, was also with us. With our cameras, we went to the event. Here are my photos.

Yassi Benitez and crew at Panagbenga 2016 Closing Car Show Event







And where there are cars, there are these amazing, pretty ladies. We felt so lucky. Well, who won’t?

Nika Madrid - Panagbenga 2016






Yassi Benitez - Panagbenga 2016


Photo credits to Paul for these images.

Yassi Benitez and the crew with Volts Gabrillo


Nika Madrid with Volts Gabrillo



Jeepito (#TripNiJeepito) Makes an Appearance

Jeepito #TripNiJeepito

Jeepito and Papa Tsuper with Volts Gabrillo

Photo credits to Ian for this image.


Panagbenga 2016 Closing Fireworks Display

Later in the evening, the fireworks display concluded the Panagbenga Festival. I struggled to get a location with good vantage point. This is the make-the-most-of-what-I-have kind of shot.

Fireworks Display - Panagbenga 2016







The Beautiful Faces of Panagbenga Closing

Personally, I associate the Panagbenga Festival with beauty. Here are some shots during the 6th of March.



Nika Madrid - Panagbenga 2016

Maica Palo - Panagbenga 2016






Kris Martin - Panagbenga 2016

Devon Seron - Panagbenga 2016



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