The Cordillera Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) Joint Task Group Kennon approved earlier this week the opening of Kennon Road to light vehicles at the start of the Baguio Flower Festival or Panagbenga (pa-nag-banga).
The Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera Administrative Region regional director Albert Mogol has said that they made the move to accommodate the expected influx of tourists who will join the month-long festivities. The Baguio Flower Festival will formally open on February 1 with a parade of the street dancing and drum and lyre participants. The event will culminate with the grand parades on February 29 and March 1. “The CDRRMC unanimously approved a motion to open Kennon Road to private motorists, light vehicles only, five tons and below, in response to the expected influx of tourists/visitors for Panagbenga 2020.”
Photo by Harley Palangchao care of the Baguio City Public Information Office
Kennon Road will be open on a two-way traffic scheme every weekend from 6 a.m. of January 31 up to 6 p.m. of February 3 and under the same scheme every weekend thereafter (Feb. 7-10; Feb. 14-17; Feb. 21-24; Feb. 28-Mar. 2; and Mar. 6-9). For weekdays: from 6:01 p.m. every Monday up to 5:59 a.m. every Friday, within the duration of Panagbenga, Kennon Road will be open on a one-way or going up to Baguio lane only. Task Group Kennon also advised motorists to always follow road traffic rules and courtesy.