Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City- Philippines
Special guests of honor includes ambassadors, Hon. Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte ( Vice Mayor of Quezon City ) Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos ( Del Monte, Philippines )
Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte Philippines, UNAGROW a division of UNAHCO , Department of Agriculture , Department of Tourism , San Miguel Corporation, Texas Eagle , TORO, The Turf Company different plant and horticultural organizations from all over the country. This year’s theme “ Yaman sa Paghahalaman ” that there can livelihood opportunities and how to generate money in the horticulture industry .
L-R Dr. Romeo Gutierrez , Vice Mayor Maria Josefina” Joy ” Belmonte and Architect Patricia ” Wendy” Regalado posed at the Japanese-themed landscape by Mr. Vic de Rona
Ms. Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte together with Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines president Ms. Becky Buenaventura posed at the East-West Company landscape exhibit
Quirino High School Choir led the invocation and national anthem
It was a full week of activities which included a 2-day Horticulture Congress held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management on January 21 and 22, 2015 . 10 floral floats which were accompanied by street dancing , battle of the bands , landscape exhibition, competition , trade fairs and horticultural tours in Laguna and Cavite provinces.
Mr. Jonathan Badon
Mr. Jonathan Badon is ” Best Global Pinoy ” awardee . He serenaded the crowd in Italian, French love songs .
Ms. Adela Ang – Herbal plants
There were at least 200 trade fair participants from different parts of the country . One of the biggest agriculture group AANI ( Agri-Aqua Network Incorporated ) had proudly showcased different agriculture produce and technologies .
Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula with his award winning landscape exhibit ( His landscape won -Special Commendation )
Garden Wedding by East West Seed Company
An eye catching landscape exhibit was the booth executed by East West Seed Company . The company is one of the largest producer of vegetable seeds, flowering annuals in the country.
Allied Botanical Corporation
Another fascinating exhibit is the vertical landscape with flowering marigolds , petunias, vincas herbs and vegetables .
Address: No. 15, 21st Avenue, Brgy. Tagumpay,Cubao 1109, Quezon City Philippines
Tel. Nos.: +63-2- 911-0836 or +63-2-437-6606 to 08
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Mr. Ralph Soriano together with Dr. Elenita S. Binay
Binondo Fireworks and Firecrackers Lover Association-president Mr. Ralph Soriano led the fireworks countdown .
The mission is to preserve and continue the use of fireworks in celebration, like fiesta, anniversary, funerals,weddings, debuts , inauguration, birthday,tourism,and other pertinent events Along with this giving safety precaution about using fireworks firecrackers is what the organization acquire to achieve
To protect the history of fireworks firecrackers tradition culture in Binondo Mla. and local fireworks industry.
Del Monte Philippines – 3rd Place
The float was inspired by pineapple which is the main product of the company. The company won Php 40,000 cash , Trophy
Villar Foundation- 2nd Place
The Villar Foundation float was inspired by water hyacinth plants which are made into various handicrafts, bags, organic fertilizers , slippers and even costumes. The foundation won Php 60,000 cash and Trophy
King Louis -Grand Prize
King Louis Ornamental Flowers and Plants emerged as the overall champion of this year’s float parade. The company is a veteran in Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival . The company bagged home Php 100,000 Cash and Trophy.
Mr. Francis Gener conceptualize and executed the float.
The company had a stall within Quezon Memorial Circle and is one of the biggest potted flowering plant grower in the country.
The event was highlighted with the awarding of the Best in Show, Best in Landscape , Best Float . There will be twice a day lecture which will start on January 24 until February 2, 2015 .
* Note: Special Mention is the League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines and Best Fern Group in Thailand .
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