Collecticon 2010

 

Event: Collecticon 2010
Date: October 2-3, 2010
Venue :Robinsons Midtown Mall, Ermita , Manila
Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE

Activities:

Collectors Display & Exhibit
Life Size Display
Toy Auctions
Customizers Clinic & Workshop
New Statues Unveiling
Trivia Contests – lots of prizes from our sponors
Photo Contest – Prizes and Trophy for the winners
Meet, Greet and Photo Ops
K-Pop Dancing Contest – Cash Prizes for the top 3 groups
Costripper of The Day – we are giving away 2 Nokia Cellphones

“ My Toys” Photo Contest Rules

a) Entries must be printed. Please do not submit images on CD or via email.
b) Enter up to ( 5 per category ) 8Ă—10 or 8Ă—12 enlargements.
c) Your name, address and daytime, contact number should be written clearly at the back of the photo.
d) Submission of entries. You can drop off your entries in a brown envelope at the event proper:
on Saturday Oct. 3, cut off time is 12 noon Sunday
e) The judges will choose the winning picture based on the following qualities: impact,(25%) lighting (25%), composition(25%), creativity (25%) total of 100 points..
f) 2 categories. Edited and non edited. Please mark your submitted entries at the back.
g) Subject any form of toys, figures, cars, statues and robots.

Marikina B.I.O. highlights

Marikina B.I.O Expo entrance gate

It was a bit overcast weather last September 21, 2010 when the former Marikina Mayor Ms. Maria Lourdes Carlos ” Marides” – Fernando (term of office -2001 to 2010)  was one of the guests of honor during the opening of the Marikina B.I.O. exposition 2010.

Ms. Marides Fernando touring the exhibit together with the author

This event is said to be the first of its kind to be held in Marikina Riverbanks E-Com Building which promotes the place as an event venue which cater to the plant and animal hobbyists specifically those who like snakes , reptiles ,tarantulas.

There is also a butterfly house which was made by the DCEM team and Mr. Allen Mayor they dubbed the butterfly and small garden as ” Garden A Flutter ” . There were at least over 100 live butterflies that were captive bred and then released them in an garden setting complete with the food plants which are needed by the butterflies in order to survive the concrete jungle of the mall.

A portion of the Marikina  ECOM – Hall was literary transformed from ordinary  semi-indoor plants and draped looking passageways , into a garden oasis paradise with creative background lighting effects and colorful landscaped mini-gardens  complete with garden sets .

There is  an orchid landscaped  garden with several varieties of white Dendrobium hybrids , Oncidium hybrids . Orchid plants were some of the most favorite plants among Marikina gardeners , according to one of the visitor  to the expo .  They tend to grow better in the riverside areas and several subdivisions which dotted the entire Marikina .

According to one of the visitors , She always maintained a small garden complete with different varieties of Dendrobium  orchids.

Another landscaped exhibit was done by the  team of Mr. Delmer Rivera, Mr. Otto Marino  and Mr. Lawrence Chan which proudly displayed almost 30  species and hybrids of the Bromeliad family.

Bromeliad Landscape Exhibit

The  colorful landscape exhibit was complemented with a live display of  an iguana ( official mascot of the expo) . This tamed iguana named ” Hector” was an instant crowd drawer of the event. Some of the people though that iguanas are a carnivorous bunch of reptile species similar to Godzilla.

Japanese themed garden landscape

While a  Japanese inspired garden set -up,  complete with bamboo accent  , pagoda garden lamp , various sansieviera plants  ,  mini koi pond with white and colored pebbles accented the whole zen style of minimalist garden.

But kidding aside , Hector became an official goodwill ambassador of the expo much to the delight of the crowd , mostly public school students, Philippine Science Centrum staffs, Marikina Riverbank Mall administration, tenants and some VIPs.

Media partners like Buy and Sell , People’s Tonight , Sonshine Television channel 39 , NBN channel 4 ” She Ka” , DZEC Angel Radio went their way to cover the grand event.

This was probably one of the biggest reptilian  and  plant show  within the  Marikina Riverbanks E-COM Building  in years.  The mall  used to be a venue place of pet and animal shows several years ago until another Filipino – theme style tiangge mall opened in Pasig  which drove most of the animal and pet  shows permanently into Pasig.

Another exhibit from Pangasinan is Ms. Juana Pinkian which exhibited various handcrafted furniture made from old scrap wood . One of her first buyers during the expo is the former mayor.

Ms. Pinkian is a regular “suki” exhibitor in various garden and mall shows. Her down to earth attitude  makes her a good example of woman entrepreneur. Whatever hardships she may encounter  during trade shows, she never gives-up hope .

Other notable exhibitors includes Planet Earth- Australia which sells some of their famous t-shirt line , RK designs , Velasco Trading Company, Reptiles Amphibians and Pet Center , Ms. Juana Pinkian Furniture , Smart Communications , RNK Ornamental Plants and Landscaping , Cats Central  , Vita Herbs and advocacy groups  like World Vision , Green Philippines  and DECM the event management firm.

The aim of the Marikina B.I.O. expo is not just to showcase rare pet and wildlife but also to educate the public to take care of the environment  and the urgent need to fight climate change .

4th Marpe Health & Wellness Show 2010

Event: 4th MARPE Health and Wellness Show

Date: October 22 to 24, 2010

Venue: SM Megamall – Megatrade Hall 2

Address:
Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Phlippines Secretariat:
Mezzanine Flr., Strata 300 Bldg. P. Guevarra Street San Juan 1500 Philippines

Landlines:
(63 2) 703-0799 / 584-6241 / 725-6470

FAX:
(63 2) 584-6241 / 725-6470

Email:
sec@chipi.org.ph

Sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industries , organized by  Chamber of Herbal Industries of the Philippines.

Bible Exhibit at Marikina Riverbanks Mall

portion of the exhibit

Philippine Bible Society’s roving Bible Museum goes to the shoe capital of the country the City of Marikina .   Last September 16, 2010 marks the first day of the Bible Museum Exhibit in Riverbank Center’s Exhibit Hall in Marikina City. The exhibit showed an amazing display of the societies collection of different bibles written in various local and foreign languages. According to one of the event organizers , They usually have roving bible exhibits as part of their public awareness campaign.

There are a lot of book collector ( Bibliophile)  in the country which focuses on Bible as their personal collection. Bible is the world’s most important and most sold item among books. Millions of bibles around the world are being published and sold each day !

Guests were welcomed by Riverbanks Center Advertising and PR Manager Ching Maipid, and PBS General Secretary, Nora Lucero. The ribbon cutting was led by PBS Board Member Dr. Natividad Pagadut, while PBS Board Member Bishop Renato Mayugba, offered the invocation and the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.

a commemorative stamps and First Day Cover 1985 ” Philippine Bible Week” on special frame was one of the highlights of the exhibit .

The exhibit features facts and trivia about the Bible and shows a repository of extant old English , Filipino  and other major Philippine languages of Bibles that were published in the country.

Biblical  time line of based from the New Testament

There is a membership booth of the  Philippine Bible Society and its ministries which had in interesting videos  slides  Bible stories and facts about the  bible were shown in the exhibit.

tarpaulin exhibit of biblical personalities  in  written in Filipino

This highly interactive exhibits allowed the public to view some of the historical trivia that are based from the bible .

Replicas of the ancient Hebrew  robes  with  ten commandment tablets and robes of ancient Egyptian pharaoh

There is also a Bible House where visitors can avail of great discounts for their Bible needs. Leaflets were also given to the eager visitors who wanted to learn more about the society and its mission .

According to one of the volunteer ,There is a Bible Museum located in United Nations Avenue the office of the Philippine Bible Society.

The Bible Museum Exhibit will be in Riverbanks Marikina City until October 15, 2010.

Philippine Bible Society, Inc.
890 United Nations Avenue
Ermita, Manila 1000
Philippines
+63 (2) 526-7777

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