By Cedrick B., Contributor | 04:17 PM October 31, 2019

Demand and prices of flowers have started going up a day before Filipinos observe the Kalag-Kalag (Undas) tradition.Designated flower venues are at the Tagbilaran City Square, Cogon Public Market and Dao Terminal.

Flora Santos, a flower vendor, said there are enough flowers for the said tradition.“We have enough supply of flowers for everyone,” she said.

A boy sells flowers for P50 at Tagbilaran City Square

However, she added that prices of flowers are a bit more expensive this year.Flowers are imported from Cebu, Cagayan de Oro City, and Bukidnon. She said there is a scarce supply of local flowers from Sierra-Bullones and Jagna towns in Bohol.

At Tagbilaran City Square. 

Some of the in demand flowers are roses, chrysanthemums, Malaysian mums and anthurium.“They are affordable and can stay up fresh longer until Kalag-Kalag,” Santos said.What used to be a P15 worth of one piece rose now cost P20, and three roses for P200-P300 per set.

Assorted flowers at Tagbilaran City Square.

However, flower vendors make beautiful bundles of assorted flowers to lessen the price. A combination of three to four flowers would cost P50 for a very small bundle, P300 for average bundle and P500 for medium bundle.

At Cogon Public Market.

Wreath arrangements, presently at P2,000, are expected to go up to P4,000 during the day of Kalag-Kalag. Aside from flower arrangements, bouquet embellishments such as ribbons and stands can also be requested.Santos also observed that only few people buy flowers. But they expect peak of buyers by Friday, Nov. 1.

P50 per bundle of assorted flowers at Cogon Public Market.

But for Anastasia CasingCasing, she bought flowers on Thursday to avoid the rush.“I don’t mind the price,” she said. “Besides the tradition is only once a year.”

At Dao Terminal.

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