Philippines: Benguet flower growers won’t wilt in pandemic

Flower shop owner Margarette Bayacsan has been making ribbons fashioned out of silk and other sheer fabric materials to while away the time at her rented stall in the public market here.

With no customers in sight, Bayacsan said she would keep making ribbons for now to embellish bouquets of flowers until the business picks up once more.

“I’m preparing these ribbons to save me time in case our usual buyers place their orders in the coming days,” she told the Inquirer.

According to Bayacsan, the coronavirus pandemic has cut deeply into flower sales and the crisis “couldn’t have come at a worse time.”


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