Exciting Displays at the Philippine Bonsai Society ‘s Show

Ayala Triangle , Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas , Makati City -Philippines

The Philippine Bonsai Society in partnership with Natural Stone Society of the Philippines , Bonsai Clubs International ( BCI ), and Ayala Triangle presents to the general public the 42nd annual Philippine Bonsai Society’s international exhibition and competition.  The foreign delegates arrived a few days before the opening ceremony and traveled some tourist spot like Tagaytay , Cavite area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Cynthia Villar  and international delegates

The event started with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony and different bonsai delegates from Asian countries like Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippine Bonsai Society board of director and members

Special guest of honors includes Senator Cynthia Villar and international bonsai delegates . The special opening was held on March 17 at around past 4:00pm with members wearing their finest Filipiniana costumes .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cultural show

One of the highlights of the opening is a cultural presentation and dance featuring different dances from Asian countries .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

natural stones

 

 

 

 

 

bonsai exhibit

There were 350 different kinds of bonsai on display . They range from flowering shrubs, fruit bearing trees to native trees and imported ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cascading type of bonsai

There is a free bonsai lectures and demonstrations, basic and advance bonsai workshops, a Suseiki competition with a critique session, a driftwood arts exhibition and a plants and garden bazaar offering bonsai plants, ornamental, garden supplies and other garden products for sale .

 

 

 

 

 

 

multi-awarded bonsai

The Philippine Bonsai Society, Inc. (PBSI) has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1973, continuously spreading its mission and vision in all corners of the Philippine archipelago.

 

 

 

 

gala opening

The event is well attended and there are several hundred of people attended the opening gala . There are also invited guests from diplomatic offices and media people.

 

 

 

flowering ixora / santan bonsai

Ixora or locally known as santan is another beautiful shrub that can be used as a bonsai material .

 

 

bonsai with award

The PBSI, started as an informal group of enthusiasts back in 1973, and became a non-stock, non-profit association in 1975 with Rose Laurel Avanceña as the founding president. Today, PBSI is an internationally recognized association with close to 500 active members and a sizable and growing followers  among provincial bonsai clubs. The organization’s roster includes some of the country’s top practitioners who have earned distinctions in renowned local and foreign competitions.

 

flowering bougainvillea 
Flowering bougainvillea seem to be a favorite material  among bonsai growers, the flowering shrub can be trained and made into beautiful specimen .
The show is open to the public until tomorrow March 20, 2016 . The exhibition does not have any entrance fee and a good spot to take photos or learn new knowledge .
For further information about bonsai and also how to learn bonsai growing, kindly contact the Philippine Bonsai Society at (+632)5717818, email bonsaipbsi@ gmail.com or their website at http://www.philippinebonsaisociety.org

10th PAN Asia Farmers Exchange Program

 

Roma Salon, Manila Hotel – Manila, Philippines

Crop Life Asia and Crop Life Philippines in partnership with Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines and SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center held a symposium and farm tour in several farm locations around the country.

Manila Hotel facade

Roma Salon

The awarding ceremony was held at the Roma Salon were certificate of attendance was awarded to the delegates. Roma Salon can accommodate between 40 to 60 participants at any given time . There was a short audio video presentation which highlighted the participants visit to the Philippines and a short message from Crop Life Philippines director .

delegates holding their certificate of attendance

Delegates from Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Australia , Thailand, India and the Philippines had participated in the 4-day symposium .

Mr. Simeon Cuyson ( Crop Life -Philippines Executive Director ) received token from Assistant Professor Dr. Sirirat Sanyong of Thailand

Asia-Pacific delegates and Mr. Simeon Cuyson ( Executive Director ) Crop Life Philippines

Asian delegates

participants from the Philippines and Vietnam

Some of the delegates had already left after they got their certificate and were not able to join the cultural and historical tour of Intramuros .

buffet table

This year’s symposium started on March 14 to March 18, 2016 which highlighted a program and a cultural tour of the historic Intramuros , San Agustin Church and Casa de Manila .

San Agustin Church

group photo with the founder of Bambike

The welcome and opening cultural night  was held on March 14, 2016 at the Barbara’s Restaurants within Intramuros.

Participants of the symposium were given two and half hour of brief tour of Intramuros before going to their final stop over at SM Mall of Asia in the afternoon .