Schedule of Daily Lectures of HortiKultura 2017 Show

Here are the schedule of daily lectures, seminars , workshop and special competition at the 41st annual HortiKultura 2017 show . The show is in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte , Philippines and other major plant societies from different part of the country.

The landscaping and trade fair section had already begun their ingress last week .

Here is a teaser of a landscape exhibit by Allied Botanical Corporation .

photo courtesy of Allied Botanical Corporation and Ms. Dhory 

Landscape Exhibitors 

East West Seed Company , Allied Botanical Corporation, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. ( BSAPI ) , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) , Pangasinan Landscape and Garden Club , Flora Botanica , Luntiang Sining , Mett’s Garden ( Professor Serapion Metilla ) , Del’s Garden ( Delia Pionela ) ¬†, Tansing Garden (Constancio Basis) , Mila’s Garden ( Rene Sumalinog ) ¬†, Baby Spowart , Bimbo Vergara , Ram Oplas

Non -Competing Exhibits

King Louis and Arids n’ Aroids

PHSI Group :Landscapes Exhibit and Competition 

Teresa’s Garden and Noel Macatangay , Patrick Gozon and Company , Botchie Canicula , Joel dela Cruz and Company , Zayra Bulawan and Company , Zeny Urbina and Company ( Happy Feet Group )

Schedules of Events

Lectures , Workshops and Training

Iris Mittenaere is the New Miss Universe

Ms. Iris Mittenaere is the new Miss Universe .

When she won the Miss Universe final, she became the first European (official) winner since 1990 ¬†and Miss Russia in 2002 is not counted since she resigned few months into her reign . She became only the second woman from her country to win the crown after Christiane Martel won in Miss Universe in 1953 .¬†breaking France’s 63 year title drought. This is only the third time a French woman was among the Top 5 delegates of the Miss Universe competition, after ¬† Flora Coquerelin 2015 and ¬†Christiane Martel in 1953.

Miss Haiti, Raquel Pelissier, a 25-year-old survivor of the devastating 2010 earthquake that destroyed her hometown, was named first runner up while Miss Colombia, 23-year-old, Andrea Tovar, was second runner up.

L-R ( Sushmita Sen , Dayanara Torres , Iris Mittenaere Miss Universe 2016 and Leila Lopes )

Miss Philippines ‘s representative Maria Mika Maxine Medina rounded the top 6 .

(Photo courtesy of Miss Universe, LCS and Solar Entertainment )


Exciting Treats at the Kapandesal Multi-Purpose Cooperative Meet-Up at Serye

We were invited to join a meet-up and a special salu-salo  (get together ) at Serye restaurant at the Quezon Memorial Circle . The pre-Chinese New Year meet-up was organized by Ms. Aida Gonzales and the Kapandesal Multipurpose Cooperative board members .

video uploaded by Mr. Mathew Philip Go

Kapandesal Multipurpose Cooperative (KMPC) a.k.a. Kapandesal Coop was founded last November 2013 by Mel Tadeo and Mary Ann Gonzales altogether with the 25 employees of Quick and Fast International Logistics Inc. After a year of catering savings and loans to its members, the cooperative made a major breakthrough by owning its current businesses. Along with its lifeblood motto of ‚ÄúPray. Work. Serve.‚ÄĚ

Kapandesal Multi-purpose comparative started late 2013 as a small cooperative from just a few members . Now the cooperative had entered into business ventures ranging from farm, restaurant, logistics, retail, travel; construction among others .

Kapandesal Forum is set to open two new coffee and restaurant located along J.P .Laurel corner Atienza street near Malaca√Īang Palace¬†in Manila and at Bonifacio Global City , Taguig . ¬†Also the opening of cooperative like Blugre Cafe which originated from Davao.

How to Become a Member

Try to visit any of their offices located in Metro Manila and in the provinces . What is nice about  this cooperative venture is that you can start the initiatives for as low as Php 1,000 peso per member.

New members are given orientation and the cooperative also offer regular savings for just Php 1,500 minimum that earns 3% interest per annum and withdraw-able anytime. And time deposit .

That is your money grow with in the span of 90 days to 2 years with best interest rates. So you have a lot of options plus they train you to network and support each other to make you business grow.

bloggers, media meet-up at Serye restaurant 

Kapandesal Multi-Purpose Cooperative is also forming a new business model for online media bloggers and traditional media from radio, newspapers and  television broadcasters in which according to one of the program emcees , should also start to have some sort of income opportunities.


Mr. Peter and Lea Ungson with Kapandesal chairman Mel went to Nueva Ecija to meet fellow farmers and indigenous people of the area.


Kapandesal Forum Facebook


SMART: +63 (939) 943-2718

GLOBE: +63 (915) 940-9742

Tel. / Fax: +63 (2) 230-4410


Exciting Deals with FoodPandaPH

Food Panda customers in the Philippines will enjoy big, bold crazy offers that include a Php 59 pesos fixed delivery fee, deletion of the usual service fee , and lower minimum order value starting at Php 200.00 exclusive for in-house foodpanda delivery.


Foodpanda is the leading global online food delivery marketplace , makes online food delivery more convenient and affordable for its customers . This year , the company will continue to provide and allow their busy and hungry customers to discover and access extensive food option in key cities and urban centers by introducing the significant changes in their delivery scheme.

Foodpanda in the Philippines 

“With the substantial growth of foodpanda in the Philippines , we are happy to share this latest development in our offering . We owe it to our customers , that is why we are committed to continue finding ways to provide them with great food options and an affordable delivery scheme right at their fingertips , ” says Mr. Iacopo Rovere , foodpanda Philippines CEO.

WorldWide Phenomenal Growth

From delectable Asian delicacies to mouthwatering Italian food there is definitely something for everyone . Some of the popular restaurants to order from are Bonchon, Juju Eats , CPK, Wendy’s , Pepper Lunch , Yoshinoya and Frankie’s . Customers can also place their order up to 1 week in advance if they are planning to celebrate something .

There are about 3,000 partner establishment in the Philippines , while there are more than 30 cuisines to choose from.

The company has partnered with over 300,000 restaurants worldwide . The company was founded on May 2012 by Mr. Ralf Wenzel , with its headquarter in Berlin ( Germany ) foodpanda operates in more than 67 cities across five continents .

Just try to surf at their website or download their apps in order to know the delivery areas with Metro Manila and nearby areas .


Special Miss Universe Stamps Issued by PHLPOST for 2017

A set of Miss Universe stamps will be issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) to commemorate the hosting of the country of the Miss Universe 2016/ 2017 this coming January 30, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The stamps featured the 3 title holders of the Philippines, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Maria Margarita Moran and 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

The issuance is highly anticipated not only by stamp collectors, but also beauty and pageant aficionados, memorabilia collectors from all over the world.


The set includes a mini sheetlet and Php 100 pesos souvenir sheet stamp, A set of two which also includes first day covers.

The stamps can be use to send letters, postcards and parcel going within the country and other parts of the world.

This type of issuance is called stamps on stamps, since PHLPOST had issued stamps in 1994 to commemorate the hosting of the country.


Technical Description of the Stamps

Kind of Issue : Special

Denomination  : P12, P17 and  P55

Quantity:- – – 103,500 pieces

Souvenir Sheet : P100 – – – 6,000 pieces

Date of Issue : January 24, 2017

Last Day of Sale :January 23, 2018

Size of Stamps : 50 mm x 35 mm

Sheet Composition : Miniature Sheet of 9

Se-tenant strip of 3

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper :Imported Unwatermarked

Printer :Amstar Company, Inc.

Layout Artist : Mr. Rodine C. Teodoro

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