Orchid and Garden Bazaar set at Quezon City Memorial Circle

Plantitos, Plantitas,Halamoms, Plantotoys, Plantnenes, Plantiquarians will be be excited to know that in celebration of Quezon City’s 81st anniversary. There will be a plant, orchid and garden bazaar slated from October 11 to 25, 2020.

Orchid and Garden Bazaar

The 15 days orchid and garden bazaar is in partnership with Philippine Orchid Society, Quezon City Council Management, Quezon Memorial Circle and Quezon City government.

Contact : 0917-848-5468/ +632-957-3524 Mrs. Susan and Manuel Lee

Return of ABS-CBN Shows via A2Z channel 11

Kapamilya friends, fans and viewers from the country and the world will be happy to know that the partnership between ABS-CBN channel 2 management and Zoe Tv channel 11 .

ABS-CBN channel 2 will begin airing entertainment programs, news and movies starting Oct. 10 on the newly rebranded “A2Z” — previously known as Zoe TV Channel 11 — following an agreement to lease airtime from the station.

Return of A2Z channel 11

Among the Kapamilya shows that are coming to the channel are “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP Natin To,” which will bring live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

ABS-CBN channel 2 and Zoe are committed to work together to provide entertainment, public service programs, and educational content to the public.

A2Z Channel 11 is the newly rebranded Zoe TV, which is owned by Brother Eddie Villanueva of the Jesus is Lord Church. It is available on free television through SkyCable since October 5.

Local Government Units encourage to set-up Postal Station -PHLPOST

Local Government Units (LGUs) in the country are now allowed to operate and maintain a Postal Station to cater to areas in dire need of postal and financial facilities needed for community development.

In partnership with the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost), the local government will provide the facility and hire employees to set up Postal Stations in strategic areas such as communities/barangays or public markets subject to operational supervision of PHLPost.

Local Government Unit Partnership with PHLPOST

The purpose of this project is to bring local government services closer to their constituents.

PHLPost would like to extend its market to as many settlements in the country pursuant to its universal service obligation of providing postal services to the public.  

PHLPost will provide the marketing equipment and initial stocks as well as training of LGU personnel who will handle the Postal Station.

The LGU Post Office Operator must be authorized by the Sangguniang Bayan through a resolution to enter an agreement with PHLPost in setting up a postal station.

Deliveries of postal products, services and merchandise shall be requested by the LGU Post Office Operator to the designated PHLPost postage stamp custodian or Postmaster where the postal station is situated.

Still relevant in the communication industry, PHLPost is the duly designated national postal operator in the Philippines which has the manpower and the network capability to deliver mails, goods and payment services anywhere in the country and around the world.  The postal service is an active member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the primary forum for cooperation among global postal sector players.

Cleanup Week Manila and Other Projects of JCI Manila

Cleanup Week Manila 2020 which aims to beautify the city we love through sustainability projects.

It was a way of connecting has always been to find a common ground to all the residents who wanted a cleaner and healthier city.

This is in partnership with City of Manila, Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and JCI Manila.

Schedule of JCI Manila Cleanup Week

October 19- Limitless Clean-Up Tondo

October 20- Air Wash

October 21- Litter Boom Collector

October 22- Manila Tropical Sakura Project

October 23- Project Renew

Background

JCI Manila, formerly known as the Manila Jaycees, is Asia’s first and premier leadership development organization.

It has produced the nation’s most distinguished leaders in both business and government. That is why JCI Manila is fondly referred to as the “University of Leaders”.

For 67 years, thousands of young men have joined the ranks and left to be great leaders. Young men such as Mr. Washington SyCip, Mr. Henry Sy, Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, Secretary Albert Del Rosario have all been a part of JCI Manila. These great men, during their time in the JCI Manila, have imparted their knowledge and principles, forming the organization it is today.

The University of Leaders, through it’s deep history and tradition, molds young men to be great leaders.

Last Sept 5, JCI Manila installed a vertical wall garden called “Pader ng Buhay” equipped with 1,692 silverwall and fern plants, a self-timing irrigation system and solar-powered lighting fixtures.

The Cleanup drive schedule is from October 19 to 23, 2020

I covered some events in which JCI Quezon City chapter was actively involved like the recent Parada ng Lechon Festival in 2019 in LaLoma, Legit Pinoy Fair at Il Terrazzo in Tomas Morato and during the 80th foundation anniversary of Quezon City.

How Can the General Public Help ?

One can help the organization by purchasing their products and by volunteerism.

Donate Php200 and get a Kobe! Black washable face mask
Donate Php750 and get a Kobe! white graphic tee
Donate Php850 and get a Kobe! black graphic tee
Donate Php1,200 and get a Kobe! gray hoodie

Contact Person @:
Project Co-Chair Cholo Legisma
Contact Information: 09276975333
virgilio.legisma@kingsofthecourt.ph

One can also contact Mr. Kyle de Leon
Cel: 0917-779-4006

Far Eastern University Nicanor Reyes Sr. Memorial Building Vintage Postcard

Far Eastern University is one of the colleges and universities that is popular feature in many postcard issuance. Her art deco architectural style was an icon during the times.

One of the earliest known postcard feature was from the Philippine Education Company Incorporated, Which is the leading school supply company about 60 years ago.

Far Eastern University -Nicanor Reyes Sr. Building Postcard

The 3 known art deco buildings within Far Eastern University that were featured by PECO.

1.) The most recognizable one were Nicanor Reyes Sr. Memorial Building, 2.) Arellano High School ( Boy’s High School) and 3.) Girl’s High School.

The vintage postcard was bought a couple of years ago at a local stamp bourse for an equivalent of 2 burger meals.

Technical Description

Divided Back (c. 1907-1915) could be reprinted until mid- 1960’s
Type: Printed (Lithograph)

Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Memorial Hall, Manila, Philippines

The postcard is in used good condition. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “CT Photo Colorlit” No. 7B-H1061. Philippine Education Co., Inc. Manila, PI. No. 4028.

Produced with scalloped or straight edges and with a smooth or linen textured surface.

Philippine Educational Company Incorporated

Philippine Educational Company Incorporated(PECO) was the one stop shop for school supplies, postcards, books, magazines, pencils, drafting materials, toys, imported items among other stuffs. Our great grandparents, grandparents or even parents enjoyed the heydays of the premier business district in the country.

The original PECO shop at 101 Escolta Avenue, Manila was founded by Verne Miller, a Thomasite schoolteacher, who landed in the Philippines in 1901. Surviving the American, Japanese and destruction of the last world war.

Their business eventually moved out of the financial district by the mid- 1950’s to Makati Commercial Center and the operations spanned for more than 70 years.

One of the items which was quite popular was their postcards, Some of the postcards were even sold to nearby town, cities and provinces for students, tourists and postcard collectors.

PECO eventually folded-up by the mid -1970’s due to strict competition, import regulations and other problems which affected the operation of the company.

According to some resellers and old time postcard/ stamp dealers, PECO postcards circulated until the mid -1970’s in Metro Manila well up to early 1980’s for far flung provinces. A postcard then would only cost few centavos and some would be send abroad.

I have two aunts which collected stamps and postcards told me that majority of their collection were lost during the great Binondo fire in the late 1960’s.

Written Letter and Stamps

In a letter apparently from an exchange student and her host family back in Philadelphia: “Greetings from Manila. You really should visit these islands someday. It’s wonderful to be back home – my parents are both well, and the city has grown tremendously. There are many new buildings all over, but there is still a lot of poverty and the downtown section is as dirty as ever. Will write again. Best Love, Jo.”

The postcard was mailed from Manila to 9512 Hilspach St, Philadelphia, United States with 3 stamps which featured Marcelo H. Del Pilar ( 5 centavos face value per stamp) dated September 25, 1958.

Note: According to a stamp and postcard collectors- The Marcelo H. Del Pilar stamps were issued in 1952 and might have circulated until early 1960’s.

Sources and References:

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards (part 1)

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards (part 2)

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards ( part 3)

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards (part 4)

Personal interview from postcard collectors and dealers

Philippine Postcards page 130 to 137 Consuming Passions

Philippine Postcards.com: