PHLPost Releases New Orchid on Stamps

Philippine Postal Corporation released a new set of stamps which features 2 Philippine orchid hybrids and 2 hybrids on its souvenir sheet and 1 endemic Philippine orchid on the common Php 12.00 stamp , Trichoglottis atropurpurea on souvenir sheet Рsouvenir sheet cost Php 48.00 plus 12% VAT . = Php 53.76 

Orchids is quite popular subject in local philately and there is high demand for stamp collectors , since these orchids species and hybrids cannot be easily grown .

orchid species and hybrids souvenir sheet 

The 2 Philippine orchid species includes Trichoglottis atropurpurea Reichb.f. 1877 which is endemic to the country and Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi Blume & Rchb.f. 1860 which is also found in other Asian countries.

Waling -waling also known as Euanthe sanderiana  or Vanda sanderiana Rchb.f 1882 .  Dendrobium sanderae variety luzonicum is found endemic to Central and Northern Luzon at an altitude of 1,000 meters to over 1,700 meters in elevation.

The two other orchid are hybrids Phalaenopsis Ching Hua and Rhyncholaeliacattelya Hsingying Rouge

Technical Description

DENO & QTY: P48.00—5,000 pcs.
DATE OF ISSUE: September 30, 2016
LAST DAY OF SALE: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
SIZE OF STAMPS: (30mm x 40mm)
SHEET COMPOSITION: 4 Designs (Sheetlet of 16)
SIZE OF SOUVENIR SHEET: 12.5cm x 7.5cm
PERFORATION: 12.5 to 14 holes per 20mm
PRINTING PROCESS: Litho- Offset (4 colors)
PAPER: Imported Unwatermarked
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Victorino Z. Serevo

There are 96,000 pieces with 5,000 copies of souvenir sheet . The stamp is available at the main post office.

Please bear in mind that FDC and souvenir sheets had additional 12% VAT aside from the face value

References:

Vanda sanderiana : https://renz15.wordpress.com/tag/vanda-sanderiana/

http://www.orchidspecies.com/phalcoruucervi.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/euanthesanderiana.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/densanderae.htm

http://www.orchidspecies.com/trichbrachiata.htm

Philippine Postal Corporation : https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/stamp-releases.php

 

 

 

 

16th Mega Brand Sale at SM Megamall , Mandaluyong from September 30 to October 2, 2016

Metro Creative Themes Inc (MCTI) will stage its last quarter Megabrands Sale at Megatrade Halls 1 & 2 of SM Megamall on September 30 to October 02, 2016 from 10am ‚Äď 9pm.

Shoppers can take advantage of the big price roll downs on great selections of shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, and other specialty items.  The event caters to the market looking for great deals before the onset of the holiday’s season.

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, RRJ, MR. Lee, Sperry, Skechers, Ducks Unltd, Caselogic and many more!

RCBC Bankard, the bank partner of MCTI for this event, shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months.  Special giveaways and freebies will also be given for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

There is no entrance fee and one can avail of great discount up to 70% Off on selected merchandise and items.

Contact :Emer Dela Cruz -Marketing Manager
Mobile: 09175387507 / 09209537153 / 09228312601
Landline: (02) 3992935 / (02) 9788714

Opening of Yarda : Trailer Food Business

Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches -Quezon City , Philippines

Yarda is a Tagalog word for yard , Hence the name was given a another food area within Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches ( We did a food crawl within  Kingspoint Subdivision last year together with some friends ). Food Park which had sprung within the area for the past 10 months. There is another one in King Alexander within Kingspoint Subdivision  .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarda with large rain trees

The author was invited by a friend who lives within the area during the soft opening last September 8, 2016 . The mood was very festive and upbeat. The concept is getting popular because people within the area wanted something new to eat without going very far. Traffic is quite horrendous within the area even on weekends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarda 

The place is near the Kingspoint Parish and Goodwill I Subdivision.  The place is clean and well-lighted. There are 11 food stalls and most of the stall holders are first timers in the business.

 

 

 

 

 

the bar

The area is about 380 square meters with a sitting capacity of between 100 to 150 at any given day  .

 

 

 

Rub My Ribs

Rub My Ribs specialties includes baby back ribs with rice at Php 150 ,  barbecue grilled pork belly at Php 150 , bbq puller pork Php 150 , cajuned blackened fish Php 150

R Lapid’s¬†

R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue added Pinoy Budget Meals, Crispy pata , barbecue and German sausage .

Cumin

Cumin blends Mexican and Persian style

 

DJ’s Grill

DJ’s Grill specialties includes isaw, pork barbecue among others

The only downside for this place is there is not enough parking space . Yarda is open from 5:00pm to 11:00pm monday to thursday , friday , saturday from 5:00pm to 12mn and sunday 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Update :¬†King MC Bee ,¬†Madre E‚Äô Figlio Bakeshop, ¬†Kat’s Fusion and ByPass Burger had cease their operations, since the last feature . These establishment were located within Katipunan Avenue just few meters from each other.

 

 

A Tour of Gapan with Mayor Emerson Pascual

Gapan City , Nueva Ecija province -Philippines

Lakbay Lakad Pamana together with the participants of the Gapan Culinary and Heritage Tour arrived past 8:30 am at the Divina Pastora Shrine . Gapan City is planning to open their old historical center to tourist .

group photo

The group was warmly received by Gapan Tourism officers , Mayor Emerson ” Emeng” Pascual of Gapan, AHP Gapan City -Chapter President Mr. Ramon Valmonte and even some residents joined the heritage tour.

Uy family ancestral house

Uy family ancestral house used to be known as Cayetano de Borja ancestral house.

group photo 

 Ms. Cristina De Vera  , Ena Galang and cousin 

Gapan City Hall

Gapan City hall  compound is sprawling with clean hall ways. The cityhall was inaugurated in 2006 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo .

City Agriculture office 

Techno Pinoy and Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management office

Office of the City Mayor , New Gapan City Hall, Maharlika Highway , Barangay Bayanihan , Gapan City , Nueva Ecija 3105

+63( 44) 4860125

 

 

Basic Orchid Culture for Beginners

Philippine Orchid Society thru its Education¬†Committee¬†is inviting the general public for the ¬†‚ÄėBasic Orchid Culture‚Äô to be held on September 24, October 1 and ¬†October 8, 2016 at the Philippine Orchid Society’s ¬†Botanical Garden office located in Quezon City Hall Lagoon area East Avenue corner Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.

Registration Fee for members is waived ,  for the general public is Php1,000.00 and students is Php500.00 for three sessions. Please confirm your attendance for those interested to join. Thank you and see you there!

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