Panagbenga 2016 Highlights (Day 2): February 28 – Flower Float Parade

The float parade is one of the most awaited highlights of the Panagbenga Festival. It is usually held on the last Sunday of February before the Session Road in Bloom starts. Float designers use tons of flowers to decorate their float that attracts the attention of the crowd. Public or private entities can join to have an entry, which not only be used for their advertising but most especially to bring joy to the crowd.


February 28 – Flower Float Parade

Once again, I woke up at around 5:00 AM and went out at 6:00 AM. I was able to ride a jeepney. When I arrived downtown, this is what surprised me.


Now I’m too late to find a good spot now. Nobody is allowed to watch on the overpass. I thought this is the end for me. But as the parade goes near, people stayed on the overpass until nobody can’t go through anymore. Luckily, while I was walking along, I happened to get stuck in an area with a nice view of the parade.



Jeepito made a crowd appearance in Panagbenga 2016. This crowd favorite is arguably the smallest and cutest fully-operational jeepney. It is said that Jeepito originated in Baguio City and has been patented and registered by its owner. Jeepito can carry up to 4 passengers.

Jeepito makes a crowd appearance in Panagbenga 2016

Jeepito the smallest jeepney


At last, the colorful and amazing flower floats came. In no particular order.

Baguio Country Club (BCC) - Float Parade Panagbenga 2016

SM Baguio Mall Float - Panagbenga 2016

7-11 Float - Panagbenga 2016

Zagu Float - Panagbenga 2016

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Float - Panagbenga 2016

Jollibee Float - Panagbenga 2016

Panagbenga 2016 Float Parade

And with NLEX’s float participating in the parade, so as with some of PBA’s NLEX Road Warriors.

NLEX Road Warriors - Panagbenga 2016


Here’s the float of Lower Dagsian. And who could be the one riding on it? Could it be…

Lower Dagsian Float - Panagbenga 2015


…Yakon Man! That’s the name my co-spectators yelled. He got a loud cheer from the crowd.

Carrot Man parody: Yakon Man


Aside from the floats, there were also celebrities who joined the parade.

Manolo Pedrosa and Maris Racal - Panagbenga 2016

Manolo Pedrosa and Maris Racal, both former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) housemates, joined Panagbenga 2016.


Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros - Panagbenga 2016

Real-life couple Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco also joined the Panagbenga 2016 float parade.


And the much awaited personalities showed up. Here comes Coco Martin, Maja Salvador, Pepe Herrera, and Xymon “Onyok” Pineda.

Kapamilya Stars - Panagbenga 2016


Xymon "Onyok" Pineda - Panagbenga 2016


Maja Salvador - Panagbenga 2016


Pepe "Benny" Herrera - Panagbenga 2016


Coco Martin - Panagbenga 2016



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