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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”