Holiday Sale : Striptop Outlet Store in Binondo

Good News to All Bargain Hunters and ShoppersStriptop Outlet Store: Holiday Warehouse Sale

November 28- December 5, 2016
Stall Hours : 10:00 am-7:00 pm
State Center Building Binondo

Striptop Outlet Store will hold its 1st Holiday Warehouse Sale Christmas Edition at the ground floor of State Center Building along Juan Luna St., Binondo, Manila on November 28-December 4, 2016 from 10:00am – 7:00 pm.

The seven day event is a front runner during the start of Christmas sale activities of the season and is timely scheduled to be ahead of all other similar events. Shoppers will surely enjoy the holiday discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, and other specialty items. The event is slated for shoppers to avoid the holiday rush and for them to avail great finds on big price cuts.

vicinity map to the warehouse sale 

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Hush Puppies, Sebago, Cushe, Skechers, No Fear, Keds, Sperry and many more!

As usual, admission is Free and all major credit cards are accepted.

For more information about the event, call Striptop Outlet Store at 399-2935.

You may also follow: Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @striptopoutletstore

 

Critically Acclaimed ” Toto ” Sid Lucero Indie Film at Philippine Cinemas

Critically acclaimed indie film ” Toto ” will make another run in 10 Philippine cinemas starting November 23, 2016 .

Celebrity Sid Lucero, Thou Reyes, Blake Boyd, Mara Lopez, Neil Ryan Sese, Bembol Roco, Bibeth Orteza, Liza Dino, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Jelson Bay, Che Ramos, Marnie Lapus, Raul Montesa, Carlo Cruz, David Christopher, Lorenz Martinez, and Sheila Valderrama.

The movie runs about 111 minutes and the genre is dark , comedy , drama Mr. John Paul Su co-wrote the film, based on a true story, with Donald Martin.

You Tube upload courtesy of Director John Paul Su 

Synopsis :

Antonio “TOTO” Estares comes from Tacloban, Philippines, a place ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda. His mother has cancer. He works at a hotel in Manila and tries every which way to get to the U.S. so he can support his family – which he’s been doing since his father died and left them penniless.

His father had made it to Las Vegas to become a stage act and promised to petition his family but he ended up as a dishwasher who drank and gambled everything away. The only thing Toto inherited from his father is the obsession of the dream, which he has forged into his own, and is intent on fulfilling it because it was also once his mother’s hope.

Toto makes one failed attempt after another to get a U.S. visa, risking friendships, his job, a lot of borrowed money, his dignity, and his heart. What he doesn’t realize is that, in a way, he’s already made it to America. The hotel is America. The U.S. guests represent the good, the bad, and the ugly of America. After Toto meets the bad and gets ripped off, he loses hope. Yet it’s a good American who helps Toto, in a most unexpected way.

 WINNER:

Audience Choice Award for Best Film,

39th Asian American International Film Festival

Best Foreign Feature Film, 19th L.A. Comedy Festival

Best Actor, 19th L.A. Comedy Festival

Special Jury Prize, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Director, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Supporting Actor, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

Best Supporting Actress, 41st Metro Manila Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

Asian American International Film Festival

Hawaii International Film Festival

Los Angeles Comedy Festival

Metro Manila Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival

Palm Beach International Film Festival

Rome Independent Film Festival

Websitehttp://johnpaulsu.com/

League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines Christmas Party and Eyeball

718 Quirino Ave. Tambo, 1701 Parañaque City 

A simple get together of friends and colleagues organize by League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines ( LOC-Phil ) with over 800 members FB close page at the office of UniBall . Doc John flew in from Bacolod, Mr. Jim Basaysay , Mr. Peter Paolo Rivera and the rest of the members came.

group photo

The event started at around past 10:00 am with an opening remarks from the president of the organization . The close knit group hosted several free lectures ,talks and  orchid laboratory seminar  in partnership with the Philippine Horticultural Society , Inc.

The Lechon de Cebu, Paella Marinara, Roasted Chicken and Fern Paco Salad was served. For Dessert was Fresh Pineapples, Piyaya and Butterscotch were sponsored by LOC-PHIL board members.

special piaya 

lechon 

paella

LOC-PHL supporter and stalwart member Ms. Mitch Pellicer also brought 1 whole lechon and her home-made paella .

lechon manok with sauce

There were a lot of foods brought by the members  . There were games , on the spot talk about the future projects of the organization and raffles.

waling-waling seedlings

Loc-Phil stands firm in its commitment of imparting the next generation with the Love, the knowledge and the dedication of conserving Philippine Native Orchids through is Junior Members, the ” Keiki Club”.

There was a de- flasking demonstration taught to the keikis, orchids planting on the trees and LOCPhil’ s office.

There were simple prizes for the raffle .. (orchid  keikis) from members custodianship collection.. donations for the event.. there was even some karaoke singing

Unfortunately , the author got some unannounced appointment with a relative almost the same time and was not able to make it to the event.

Note : Photos credit: Mr. Niel Maceda and Ms. Mitch Pellicer

Happy Orchid Growing and Conservation !

 

12th National Biotechnology Week Trade Fair and Bazaar at Quezon Cityhall

The 12th National Biotechnology Week Trade Fair and Bazaar unfolded from November 21 to December 2, 2016 at the Quezon City hall grounds.  Most of the agricultural based companies stay only for just one week , but the other stalls will continue until December 2.

Allied Botanical Corporation booth with Ms. Lian Delos Reyes

Allied Botanical Corporation had interesting new fertilizer brand in the market – They have Nutribella with different kinds of formulation  ( 20-20-20 , 15-15-30 , 30-10-10 )

Condor Seeds

Aside from fertilizer brand Peters and Osmocote , the company also have different kinds of seeds of vegetables, flowering plants, herbs and organic compost .

Area Sales Manager : Ms. Dorie G. Fadriquela  +63939-9910-8924

Website : http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Harbest Agricultural Corporation had started their operation on July 1997 as importer and distributor for Known-You Seeds Co. products in the Philippines. The company had expanded to include plastic materials like mulching film, seedling tray, irrigation and greenhouse systems, hand tractors, power sprayers, testing tools and others.

For those asking for Calcium nitrate , the company sells them at Php 60.00 per kilo , the calcium is used in orchids , plants and fruit trees . They also sell urea . One can buy them at their store outlet in Pasig City.

Website: http://www.harbest.com.ph/

East West Seed Corporation booth with Mr. Marvin Mercado ( Marketing assistant )  , Julieanne Dique and William Cruz ( Ads and Promo Assistant)

East West Seed Corporation  booth showcases different kinds of seeds and new vegetable hybrids . The company also sells value seed packs.  They have a demonstration farm and their head office is located in San Rafael , Bulacan .

Monsanto was founded in 1901 and one of the top 100  ” Best Corporate Citizens” by CR Magazine.

Address : 1002 AlPAP 2 Building, Trade Avenue, corner Investment Avenue, Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1780 Metro Manila

Website : http://www.monsanto.com/

blind masseurs 

There are between 50 to 80 commercial stalls with several agricultural companies , PWD ( People with Disabilities )  and non-government organizations have their stalls at the annual trade fair .

Ms. Shyla Ibañez

This booth sells different products made by Kamza Disabled -The mothers of disabled children and People with Disability are making bags , towels which are sold at the store . They also have Tala Leprosarium – former patients from the leprosarium made beautiful hand crafted reversible dolls and holders.

A purchase of these items would ensure that these people would have sustainable livelihood opportunities.

For those who could not visit the ongoing trade exhibit , The outlet had a stall at the Greenhills Shopping Center , San Juan

Contact : Ms. Shyla Ibañez ( 0909-033-4486)

Husay Pinay (Ms. Arsenia Luna )

Husay Pinay – Uses eco friendly bags made from recycled paper , the group helps women of Quezon City enhances their creativity develop their skills and find livelihood opportunities .

Contact Person : Ms. Adela C. Gaton

0919-203-6471/ 431-66-23

Email :adelagaton@yahoo.com

Tahanan Walang Hagdanan

Website : http://twh.org.ph

Online Store: http://tahanangwalanghagdanan.shopinas.com/

There were at least over a dozen cooperatives and stalls which sells items made by indigent , pwd’s among others . Let us try to patronized their products and have a worth while gifts to our friends , relatives or love ones this Yuletide season.

 

 

 

Big Winners at the Bunny Camp 2016

Amphitheater Area , Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

Big winners and fun filled activity was hosted by Philippine Rabbit Enthusiasts and Sales Club (PRESC) in partnership with Philippine Association of Rabbit Enthusiasts and Farmers (PAREF) in cooperation with the Philippine Rabbit Hobbyist Association (PRHA) , Association of Rabbit Meat Producers, Inc. (ARaMP)  in association with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and  Association of Rabbit Meat Producers Incorporated. The one-day event was held last Sunday November 20, 2016 .

As part of the Bunny Camp 2016 activity , There are several people and organizations which helped in making this event highly successful,  Among them are the following :  Mr. Leonardo Udasco Jr.- cash,  The princess club- Timothy hay pellets Pame’s online busyness- napier cuttings John glenn Barquilla- keychain shells and other giveaways,  Ryan Vedrio- tarpaulin,  Leandro Mercado – T- shirts Philippine Rabbit Hobbyist Association- refreshments Maria Angela Sison- Refreshments Allen Mesick-Breed information for exhibit Aia Lab- PAREF keychains ,  Metropets- metro pet magazine Justin De Leon- Rabbits 101 manual , Edison Dela Cruz and Neil John Cuajao – snacks . Maraming Maraming Salamat  from the organizers .

There is also a lecture topic ” Food and Forage ”  speaker- Leonardo Udasco Jr. who told the crowd about the importance of food in rabbit nutrition.

Inducting officer an Guest speaker: Mr. Artemio Veneracion Jr. President of ARaMP ; owner of AVEN Nature’s Farm among the board member includes :

Officers: Pres. Bill Anthony Gonzales ,  VP: Ma. Cecilia Lorenzo ,  Secretary – Cristina Honorico Lopez,  Treasurer- Robinson Cillo , Sgt at arms- Dominic Mallari,  Admins and committee: Maria Angela Sison,  Lady Valerie Peremne, Cherrylyn Mojica, Edison dela Cruz Vincent Paolo Kabigting, Maria Krishia Marisse Garcia , Roderick Cariño, Harold Mendoza Leandro Mercado , Leonardo Udasco Jr.,  John Glenn Barquilla with special mention to  Photograper: Wilfredo Ariston Alester Sales

Volunteers: Ruther Buluran, Neil John Cuajao, Jef Naguit which help the crowd control and physical arrangement .

Here are the Winners 

Best Bunny Fashionista Winners: First place: Jessica 2nd place: Hannah Liwanag 3rd place- Aiza

People’s Choice– Haruko of Cherrylyn Mojica

Bunny of the Day– Mr. Randy Bunny

Race Winner: Owner: Maria Krishia Marisse Garcia

Bunny Name– Betina

Grass Eating Contest Winner– Lady Valerie Peremne