Baguio Benguet Studies brings us another wonderful photo exhibition this time featuring archival treasures focusing on the palengke in Baguio. This year our market is one hundred years old. The market began a year before Baguio became a chartered city. Although it is rather sad and ironic that the exhibit hangs in Baguio Benguet Studies' usual venue, the lower basement entrance of SM, it cannot be said that they didn't try. They set up a number of meetings in city hall and with the market council in order to organize for the exhibit to be put up in the market itself. However, sadly, nobody from the market council (I would like to know, who makes up the market council?) showed up at these meetings. Sayang. I find this hard to understand, given that my sukis were very eager to see the exhibit when I told them about it. Maybe market and city officials aren't interested in it, but the vendors certainly are!
The exhibit hangs in SM until December. I am still hoping that it will find its way to the market in the near future! BBS please don't give up on this idea yet!