ED2E Grand Launching and Expo at the World Trade Center

Edmark had been a re known brand of multi-level marketing in he industry for more than 25 years had fully driven to assuage pandemic health conditions and provide business opportunities to all Filipinos with Edmark Expo encore held jointly with ED2E Grand Launching held at the World Trade Center ground last December 11, 2017.

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Edmark held a press conference at the second level of the center around past 10:00 am which formally launching its digital and mobile app to all members. The aim is cashless transactions.

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There are between 300,000 to 350,000 distributors of the products in the country. Chief Executive Officer , Mr. Yap Wai Yen said, ” ED2E allows us to unite our existing network of distributor and merchant. This is the key to endless possibilities.”

There were 11 branches all over the country and With world class manufacturing facilities bearing an ISO 22000:2005 certification, Edmark has consistently maintain and improve the quality and distribution of its products worldwide through its 1.2 million distributor.

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The reputable brand grew into household name with market presence in 60 countries across the globe. Distributor coming from as far as Ghana, Nigeria and Lesotho in Africa were also present during the expo.

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Mr. Gerald Anderson ( Kapamilya celebrity)  is one of the special guests during the program and expo.

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Top sellers like those in bronze, silver , gold category were accorded awards, while social media hashtag #TheNextBigThing was used during the event.

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Based on Edmark’s 4 Pillars of Success- Gratitude, Abundance, Love and Compassion, the foundation was formed with the aim of helping communities through health and business education while raising the awareness of entrepreneurship.

For more information , Please visit http://www.ed2e.network or email them at support@ed2e.network hotline numbers (02) 350-6089

 

 

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Taste of Australian Dishes at Skippy’s Gastropub

Skippy’s Gastropub is not your typical restaurant . This is a favorite hangout place for expats, millennials and those who wanted the latest update on sports. The restaurant sitting capacity is between 50 to 60 person.

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The theme is Australian and its decors are from that country. Some are personal collection of the owner and his grandfather . According to the restaurant managers, They are planning to open new branch within Ortigas or Nuvali area in Laguna province.

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collection of autographs and sports memorabilia

One can also enjoy live performances and band during weekends. and on special occasions.

DSCF7465Seafood appetizer platter – Php 490 baked mussels, fried calamares, fried squid with fries and condiment. Ideal for sharing between 2 to 3 persons.

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Smoked Bourbon Ribs ( Australian smoked ribs for about 3 hours and baked for another 3 hours ) with special barbecue sauce , fries and vegetables . Ideal for sharing between 2 to 3 persons.

Available at 300 grams, 800 grams , 600 grams and 1,400 grams. The meat is tender and marinated well. I think this is the house specialty and one of the best ribs in Metro Manila that we have tasted.

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Chicken Parmigiana (Php 450 ) house made fried chicken with two kinds of cheese , tamoto sauce, fries and vegetables.

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Chicken and Bacon Taco ( Php 200) chicken tight , bacon , garlic dressing and tortilla.

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Seafood Arabiatta (Php 350) baked mussels, squid, prawns, chili flakes with pasta

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Steaks and Fries (Php 680) strips of steaks, blue cheese dressing, Balsamic glaze, summer vegetables and fries.

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Promo: Every Monday to Wednesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 am, one can order minimum 15 pieces fried chicken wings with beer for just Php 10.00 per piece. The chicken is very tasty and very similar in taste and comparable to a well-known restaurant which specializes on buffalo wings or bonchon chicken.

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Skippy’s Gastropub used to be called Skippy’s Bar and Grill. The gastropub is in business for more than 4 years.

For more information about the menus, events :

Websitehttp://www.skippys-bar.com/menu

Press Conference of HortiKultura Filipina 2018

HortiKultura Filipina 2018 is an international gardening event organized by Philippine Horticultural Society, Quezon City government with affiliate plant societies and its members.

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The press conference was well attended by online writers, media personalities and social media influencers.

The garden show is set from February 3 to 11, 2018 with 5 proposed venues within QC Memorial Circle. These includes, Hardin ng mga Bulaklak , Tropical Garden, RUNNEX Garden , QCX and Rock Garden as sites of the exhibition.

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Aside from plant and landscape competition, there will be daily lectures or talks from  industry leaders, backyard hobbyists and practitioners.

2019 THEME

 “Grow Local , Bloom  Global ” focuses on several factors like promoting local plant and horticulture industry,  buying local produce and local plants. This also encourages ordinary backyard growers and propagators to propagate more endemic, indigenous and local plants.  There are so many endemic and indigenous ornamental plants , flowers and trees which are found in the country . These have a lot of demands abroad.

This is a big income potentials for a country which only had .02% of the world’s floriculture industry share.

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Mr. Zacarias Sarian – PHSI honorary member

Mr. Zacarias’ Zac ” Sarian is a respected journalist , farmer and Ramon Magsaysay awardee .

He retold some interesting stories of people who got successful in growing plants . There was one who grows pinsarai/ pinasaray Asparagus densiflorus and keeps on propagating the ornamental plant . The grower started with few mother plants and only released  the plant had grown big.  S

mall plants were priced Php 2.50 small ones but when grown into bigger plant in few months, the ornamental plant would cost Php 5.00. This had attracted some niche clientele. This was way back in the 1980’s.

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Mr. Niel ” Boyet ” Ganigan

Del Monte, Philippines is one of the major sponsors of the event, The company will have several cooking demonstrations during the show.

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There will also scheduled walking tour on exhibits, pocket events, on the spot painting contests, terrarium set-up , flower arrangements, acoustic nights, installation art, daily raffles and street dancing from several Quezon City public schools.

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Participants were delighted to have been served light snacks which consists of pancit puti sa kinsay at kamias, meat ball with noodles, fried banana heart, turon with hibiscus tea and camote juice. This was courtesy of Tita Baby de Leon ( resident caterer of the organization)

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 online media writers, social media influencers and PHSI for a souvenir photo

Special Mention

Special mention is the interesting flower arrangement by King Louis Flowers, La Colina Adorada ,Camille Bernabe ,My Mothers Garden by Vincent Ferrer , tokens by Luntian Sining of Norma Villanueva, Arids and Aroids, Ashitaba Tea by Adela Ang , Cora Mina by Zayra Bulaean,   Ms. Tiffany Cham for the Terrarium and Aquascape , Professor Serapion Metilla for the bonsai display. Manila Bulletin and GMA online

Those interested in getting stalls or a guided tour within the exhibition area , try to call 0917-712-6392 or 577-5234 Ms. Angel ( SECRETARIAT)

 

 

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2 at Robinson’s Place , Manila

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Robinson’s Place, Ermita will be having a 3-day show from Nov 17 at 10 AM to Nov 19 at 10 PM

The event is dubbed ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2″ after the successful Cactus Fair 1 held last  May 5, 6, and 7, 2017  at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak within Quezon Memorial Circle.

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There will be cacti exhibit and short talks about cacti and succulents. Try to visit FB event page for more information about the event

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines  

Mobile 0905 356 5353

 

 

Highlights of the ASEANPEX 2017

ASEANPEX 2017 had about 400 exhibit frames of non-competing stamp collection . The exhibition is dubbed ASEANPEX 2017 which featured ASEAN member countries that were displayed at Hall #1 SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

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Highlights

The opening highlights includes a traditional bagobo and tiboli cultural dances by world reknown Bayanihan Dance Company and a ceremonial practice of blowing the conch shell dates back to the ancient times.

The opening started at about past 9:30 am with hundreds of PHLPOST employees, students, stamp collectors, international guests in attendance.

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After the brief ribbon cutting together with several ambassadors from Singapore H.E. Kok Li Peng, H.E. Thanatip Upatising of Thailand, H.E. Mr.  U Win Naing of Myanmar and India . There was another small cultural performance at the stage area.

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This year’s organizing committee includes PHLPOST, Post Shop, Philately and Museum Division, Business Lines Department with several government department having booths at the site.

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Mr. Dennis Dy Kho , Mr. Rodrigo Ong and Mr. Isidro Tan were among the local stamp collectors in attendance

The exhibition was sponsored by SM Investment CorporationFilmetricsMama Sita’s Foundation with the active support from Philippine Philatelic Federation, local stamp collecting clubs.

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Cultural show includes cultural performance by the world famous Bayanihan Dance Company, Meet and Greet with PHLPOST Living Legends, Talks and Activity on Philately, Stamp Launchings, ASEAN Cosplay among others.

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Filipino Olympians ( silver medalists) , Manny Pacquiao, Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Universe 1969, 1973 and 2015 were among famous Filipino living legends that was featured in local Philippine stamps. It is quite rare of a living person to be featured in local stamps.

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Mr. Willard Cheng ( ABS-CBN channel 2 reporter and correspondent ) a stamp ambassador was also one of the invited guests during the occasion. Former president Fidel Valdez Ramos also went to the exhibition late afternoon of November 4 and shared his personal stories of his stamp collection.

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There were some stamp printer. one such booth is from The Netherlands. At some point especially in the late 1960’s and 1970’s, Some of the Philippine stamps were printed in that country.

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas also got a booth at the ASEANPEX 2017. This makes the coin and paper bill collectors happy since some of them were not able to purchase the POPE Francis commemorative online.

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We bought some limited commemorative stamp ( King Bhumibol Adulyadei cremation ) from Thai POST and we also took time buying some Elvis Presley Sheet from an international dealer selling them at Php 50.00 per sheet.

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We also queue in line for some limited commemorative stamps from PHLPOST. Just like the previous ASEANPEX 1996. There was no entrance fees and one can roam around with hall 1 of SMX Convention Center for the whole day and enjoy the event.

I saw Philip Reyes, Crispulo Verbo Arquero, Dennis Dy Kho, Isidro Tan, Reynaldo Ong de Jesus, Josefina Cura, Alfonso Cruz, YPS members among others.

What is commendable are the local stamp exhibits from serious stamp collectors who shared their collections of technical knowledge thru the years or decades of collecting.

 

 

 

 

 

Orchids and Plants Christmas Bazaar at UP Town Center

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with University of the Philippines town center will be having a Christmas Bazaar from November 16 to 19, 2017 at the UP Town Center, Parking Area.

FEATURING: ORCHIDS, ORNAMENTALS, BONSAI’S, CACTI & SUCCULENTS, FRUIT TREES, POTS, FERTILIZERS, GARDEN SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES, AND MANY MORE.

 

THERE WILL BE FREE LECTURES AT 2PM.

FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT 09178485468

Contact Ms. Jenny F. Rivera- Office Secretary for more updates and stall rentals.

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Merck Fertility Awareness Seminar Focused on Modern Alternative

 

The Philippines population estimate is between 104 million to 107 million for 2017. According to the Philippine Statistics Office estimate.

Even with 1.75% growth rate, The country is still one of the highest population growth rate within Asia-Pacific region for the past decade. Even with this rate, There were people who had problems in conceiving.

Seven out of 10 patients consult with an obstetrician (OB/GYN) or fertility specialist about their condition, as driven by their desire to conceive a child. However, financial reasons (86%), time constraints (27%), and patient’s belief (17%) were cited as the reasons why some do not seek treatment.

 

The awareness seminar was held last October 21, 2017at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas in Mandaluyong City .

Since 2013, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck Philippines, has been proactive in their fertility awareness campaign.

The campaign is on its fifth year, which is aptly named “Bridging Baby Steps,” aims to continue education on infertility and raise awareness about the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods available in the country through seminars and information dissemination.

Merck Company

About : Since 1891, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness — from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists have also helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. Today, as a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, we’re focused on making important scientific advancements within hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes and immuno-oncology.

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There is a photo booth, fertility awareness audio visual presentation and a simple survey.

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Dr. Raymond Tapang with his opening remarks. He welcomes everyone to the event. The 5th year of this program on the country. Also highlighting the existence of Merck for 250 years.

Guest Speakers

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Topics includes: Debunking The Myths of Fertility by Dr. Mark Anthony V. Ancheta MD, FPOGS, FPSAM, talked about Treatment Options for Fertility.

Fun Facts

On 25 July, 1978, the first testtube baby, Louise Brown, was born.

Fertility Vs. Infertility

A universal study define FERTILITY as  the  ability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months + of regular, unprotected  sexual intercourse.  INFERTILITY on the other hand, is the term used when a woman can’t get pregnant or conceive.

The 2 types of infertility:

  • Primary infertility refers to couples who have not become pregnant after at least 1 year of having sex without using birth control methods.
  • Secondary infertility couples able to get pregnant at least once, but now are unable.

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Egg Freezing and Fertility Options by Gia Pastofide

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Dr. Leonardo Almeda

Merck Top 10 Fertility Myths Debunked

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Testimonials and Open Forum- One of the successful stories was shared by a couple ( Mr. Dennis and Maureen Basilio who hailed from the province of Tarlac. They were married for about 16 years and having a hard time conceiving a child.

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Mrs. Maureen and Mr. Dennis Basilio together with their children ( non-identical twins)

They were dealers of pigs ( mag-bababoy) and with the aid of the Merck . They were able to avail of the technology. When their babies were born, They only weighted about 1 kilo. They were born about 7 months and were placed under human incubator for few weeks.

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The awareness seminar is well attended and covered by social media, bloggers and big television networks like PTV channel 4 and GMA channel 7.

Do not forget to use #BridgingBabySteps , #Merck , #FertilityAwarenessWeek

There was a free consultation after the seminar and those interested with the schedule of fertility awareness , Please try to visit the links.

 Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/fertilityawarenessphilippines/

Websitehttp://www.fertilityphilippines.com/

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