Issue of January 8, 2017

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by Julie G. Fianza / PIO

Urban gardeners have until April to prepare for the city-wide home garden/backyard competition and showcase.

The contest aims to encourage urban gardening, with residents displaying their gardens for a day tour. Participating gardeners may choose to open their gardens all day or only for a certain time during the day for tours. Additional instructions may be given during registration. 

Registration is by email to the Office of Councilor Leandro Yangot  at or

Those interested should provide their complete name, home address, phone number and a 100-word description of the garden and four photos of the garden. Only gardens with edible plants will be evaluated. The contest is open to all residents of Baguio.

Deadline for the submission of entries is on Feb. 25; showcase guest registration ends on March 25; judging begins on April 2 up to 24; and awarding is on April 25. 

Evaluation covers visual appeal and impact, with complementary colors of the plants and non-plant materials, texture of plants, landscape materials, light and shade due to arrangement, with decorative materials, pieces of art, water fountains, architectural features for overall effect of the garden, all of which are will be considered in the judging.

Judges are Mayor Mauricio Domogan, Yangot, or their representatives, and personnel from the departments of Trade and Industry and Agriculture, and one from the private sector.

Other upcoming gardening competitions are the school-based and open categories.

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Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
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Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
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Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
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Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
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