3rd National Discus Competition

Please come visit the upcoming Philippine Expo of Tropical Fishes 2010 (PETFish 2010) and Philippine Discus Society 3rd National Discus Competition at SM City San Lazaro from May 27 – 29, 2010. See you there!

PETFish 2010 Activities

May 27, 2010 (Thursday)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Demonstration: Underwater Garden Series: The Basics by Dr. Boniface Lan
1:00 – 2:00 PM
2:00 – 3:00 PM AV Presentation: The Festival of Colours: Discus and its Different Strains
3:00 – 3:30 PM Formal Opening of PETFish 2010
3:30 – 4:00 PM BFAR Presentation/ Open Forum: The Ornamental Fish Industry in the Philippines
4:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar on The Basics: Discus Keeping Made Easy
5:00 – 6:00 PM Seminar on The Basics: Wild and Beautiful
6:00 – 7:00 PM Seminar on The Basics: The Fish Doctor
7:00 – 8:00 PM Product Demonstration: Filtration Systems

May 28, 2010 (Friday)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM AV Presentation: The Festival of Colours: Discus and its Different Strains
1:00 – 3:00 PM Judging
3:00 – 4:00 PM DISCUSsions: An Open Forum with the Experts (Dr. Sun See Seng of Singapore Discus Club and Mr. Na Chun Yong of Discus Society of Malaysia)
4:00 – 5:00 PM
5:00 – 6:00 PM Seminar of Endemic Fishes of the Philippines: What Lies Ahead by Fish Biologist/Taxonomis t Bonifacio Labatos
6:00 – 6:30 PM Seminar on Underwater Garden Series: Plant Varieties by Dr. Boniface Lan
6:30 – 7:00 PM Seminar: Philippine Native Aroids for Aquatic Gardens and Aquaria by Mr. Fernando B. Aurigue
7:00 – 8:00 PM Product Demonstration: Water Conditioners

May 29, 2010 (Saturday)

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fun Activity
1:00 – 2:00 PM AV Presentation: The Festival of Colours: Discus and its Different Strains
2:00 – 3:00 PM Pinoy Angelfish: Proudly Pinoy by Kenneth Kennedy
3:00 – 4:00 PM Awarding of Winners
4:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar on Endemic Fish of the Philippines
5:00 – 6:00 PM Journey to Discus Heaven by Johnny Filart
6:00 – 7:00 PM Seminar on Underwater Gardens: Carbon Dioxide and Nutrients by Dr. Boniface Lan
7:00 – 8:00 PM Product Demonstration: Filter Media

From: Raul S. Ting, M.D.
Show Committee Head
Philippine Discus Society

3rd Organic Festival

Through the years, the Organic Festival organized by the Agri-Aqua Network International (AANI) had been a continuous reinforcement that promotes Organic Practices. Every year the festival sees the growth not only of the Organic Groups in the country joining the Festival but also the growth and access of the Organic Movement per se and the Organic Farming to more and more interest groups and the public.

The signing into law of the Organic Bill by PGMA is a monumental feat for the Organic Industry and what better way to celebrate this is by gathering this May 28-30 for the 3rd Organic Festival with the theme “Celebrating the Philippine Organic Agriculture Law”. The event will also highlight further partnerships between the Government like the Department of Agriculture (DA) and People’s Organizations like the One Organic Movement advocating Organic Farming Programs.

In this regard, may we invite you to ATTEND the 3rd Pinoy Organic Festival on May 28-30, 2010 at the AANI HERBAL GARDEN and LIVELIHOOD CENTER , QUEZON MEMORIAL CIRCLE , QUEZON CITY . We have attached the PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES for your perusal. THE VENUE IS AN OPEN AND PUBLIC AREA. NO ENTRANCE FEES.

In relation, the gathering of the more than forty (40) Convenors thru a Trade Fair will serve as NATIONAL SHOWCASING of organic groups and their produce. Free Seminars and fora will also show to the public that there are existing groups and programs implementing Organic practices NATIONWIDE and Organic Farming is not only sustainable agriculture but also doable agriculture.

Should you have queries, please contact Ms. Desiree T. Segovia, AANI Event Organizer (0918-800-1728 or (02) 497-2755).

Thank you and hope to hear a positive reply to our request.

Mabuhay and Pilipinas!

Agri-Aqua Network International, Inc.

3rd Organic Festival

“Celebrating the Philippine Organic Agriculture Law”

May 28 – 30, 2010

AANI Herbal Garden and Livelihood Center , Quezon Memorial Circle, QC

Proposed Program of Activities

Day 1, May 28, Friday

8am               Opening Ceremonies

Prayer

National Anthem

Welcome Remarks by Zac Sarian, AANI Chairman/President

Overview of the 3rd Organic Festival, Engr. Pol Rubia,

AANI VP for Operations

Messages of Support

Dir. Francisco  Ramos, Agri-Business Marketing Assistance

Service (AMAS), Department of Agriculture

Jerry  Pacturan, Phil. Dev’t Assistance Program (PDAP)

Lani Limpin, Organic Certification Center of the

Philippines (OCCP)

Mara Pardo de Tavera, President, Organic Producers and

Trade Association (OPTA)

Roland Cabigas, Spokesperson, Go Organic! Philippines led

by the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) and the La Liga Policy Institute (LLPI)

Pamela Henares, President, Negros Island Sustainable

Agriculture and Rural Development Foundation

(NISARD);

Alex Corpus Hermoso,  Programme Director, Peoples

Recovery, Empowerment and Development

Assistance (PREDA) Foundation/Fair Trade Philippines

Chito Medina, Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-Unlad

ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG/Farmer- Scientist

Partnership for Development, Inc.)

Dr. Patricio Faylon, Executive Director, Philippine Council for

Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development / Department of Science and Technology (PCARRD/DOST)

Dr  Rogelio Colting, President, Benguet State University

Arnold P. Salvador , Executive Director, Management

AssocIation of the Philippines (MAP)

Jacqui Alleje, World Board Member, Int’l Federation of

Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)

Ramon Uy, Jr. President, ONOPRA (Organic na Negros ! Organic

Producers and Retailers Association)

Dr. Blessie Calub, UPLB-NEDA, Organic Vegetable Project

Calabarzon

Introduction of the Guest of Honor and Speaker

Senator Juan Miguel “Migz”  Zubiri (confirmed)

“The Opportunities and Challenges of the Organic Agriculture

Act of 2010 (Republic Act 10068)”

Master of Ceremonies: Pablito “Pabs” Villegas, OPTA Trustee,

Proprietor,Villegas Organic Farm and

Convenor for Asia of the Intercontinental

Network of Organic Farmers Organization

12 noon         ORGANIC LUNCH with GUESTS AND FRIENDS

1-2                  Organic Land Conversion and Statistics, Bureau of Soils, DA

2-3                  Benguet State University , La Trinidad , Benguet

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

3-4pm            Bureau Agricultural Research, DA

4-5pm            Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural

Resources Research and Development

Day 2, May 29, Saturday

ONE ORGANIC MOVEMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES : EVOLUTION TO ONENESS

8am – 12nn              PUBLIC FORUM on the ORGANIC AGRICULTURE LAW

Guests Panel:

Rep. Proceso Alcala. Quezon

Rep. Ibrahim Mitra, Palawan

Rep. Leonardo Montemayor, ABA Party List and FFF

Sec. Bernie Fondevilla, Dept. of Agriculture

Moderator: Pabs Villegas, OPTA Trustee

12 nn                           LUNCH BREAK

ORGANIC FARMS in ACTION

1-2                               Villegas Organic and Hobby Farm, Malvar, Batangas

2-3                               Leonie Agri Corporation (OCCP Certified Farm)

3-4                                                                 Platinum Island Farm, Tanay, Rizal

(OCCP Certified Farm)

4-5                               Sanctuario de la Natividad Farms, Inc.

(OCCP Certified Farm)

Day 3, May 30, Sunday

ORGANIC and NATURAL FERTILIZERS TECHNOLOGIES

8-9am                         Vermiculture by Raymond Rubia, AANI

9-10                             Application of Vermicast in Agriculture Production

by Jun Catalan, Mapecon

10-11                           Organic Liquid Fertilizer by Amway

11-12                           Costales Natures Farms, Majayjay, Laguna

12 nn                           LUNCH BREAK

1-3                               Go Organic! Philippines

ORGANIC RICE AND LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

3-4                              Organic Livestock Production by Laguna Organic Farm

and Products (OCCP Certified Farm)

4-5                               Integrated Organic Rice-based Farming Systems by

Ms. Teresa Saniano

5-6pm                         CLOSING CEREMONIES

Prepared by:

DESIREE T. SEGOVIA Event Organizer, AANI 0918-800-1728 / (02) 497-2755 destsegovia@yahoo.com