THE BAGUIO Blooms Exposition and Exhibition, one of the main activities of the Panagbenga Festival, will be open until April 15 at the Baguio Convention Center grounds. The local government, in a statement, said the city council approved the request of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI) for the extension to allow exhibitors to recover their investments following the postponement of Panagbenga’s major events amid the coronavirus threat. BFFFI Chief of Staff Evangeline Payno and Baguio Bloom Exposition and Exhibition committee chairman Frederico Alquiros said with the approved extension, “there is a possibility that the remaining exhibitors and landscapers will remain aside and the organizers may be able to convince some of those that backed out to come back.” The city government has also committed to help promote the fair, noting that the Baguio Convention Center will be reopened by March 9 as “there are numerous government agencies and private organizations interested in using the facility for their activities.” No additional charges will collected from the exhibitors during the extension, except for utilities “that could either be absorbed by the foundation or collected from the tenants depending on the appliances being used in their stalls.”