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.
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.
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.
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 !