Highlights of the 67th Annual Philippine Orchid Society – Orchid and Garden Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak, ( Flower Garden ) -Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City – Philippines

Quezon Memorial Circle monument served as a wonderful backdrop

It was a sunny afternoon  at the Hardin ng Bulaklak ( Flower Garden )  show site . The judges are still very busy with their final deliberation of the winners . I quickly took the opportunity to take some pictures  of the orchid and plants which was entered in the competition the night before ( February 27, 2013) .

L-R front row Ms. Vangie Go , Mayor Ramon Ilagan of Cainta , Mr.Aldrin Cuña Chief of Staff  – representing  Mayor  Herbert Bautista of Quezon City  and  Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay

Professor Elias Banquillo and Mrs. Anita Are -members of the Philippine Orchid Society posed at the winning landscape exhibit of Ms. Evangeline  “Vangie ” Go

Other special guest includes media personalities, Philippine Orchid Society members , government officials of Quezon City , Manila and  Cainta .  It was like a mini gathering of those people who have the same passion and hobby in life – plant and orchid growing !

Philippine Orchid Society members

students of Architecture – University of the Philippines – Diliman and other affiliated garden societies like Philippine Horticultural Society , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines,  Alabang Garden Club, Makati Garden Club , Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Incorporated and among others.

L-R Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde, Mayor Ramon Ilagan , Mr. Kelvin Neil Manubay , Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula .

Ms. Vangie Go-President of the Philippine Orchid Society address the crowd and introduced the special guest of honor

Architect Bimbo Vergara in his landscape exhibit with Euanthe sanderiana paintings which served as backdrop

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula received a glass medal for Third Place ” Best in Ornamental Landscape” exhibit

Mayor Ramon ” Mon ” Ilagan invited the Philippine Orchid Society to conduct the show in his municipality and even asked the audience if there are residents in Cainta area. Much to his surprise that there are some who raised their hands and told him their exact addresses.  After the awarding ceremony , Mayor Ramon Ilagan and Mr.Aldrin Cuña- Chief of Staff (representing  Mayor Herbert Bautista ) received live orchid plants with flowers courtesy of the Philippine Orchid Society  as a token of appreciation .

After all the pomp and pageantry of the orchid society , sumptuous early evening cocktail was serve by Ms. Baby De Leon -resident caterer of the society .

Here is a link for the second part :https://renz15.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/highlights-of-the-67th-philippine-orchid-society-annual-orchid-and-garden-show/

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