Meeting at Remedios Rodis Santelices residence

There were over 100 members, guests that went to the monthly general membership of the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. last April 28 at the residence of Mrs. Remedios ” Remy” Rodis-Santelices in Quezon City.

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Exciting games , raffles and early bird prizes were given to the attendees.

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founding member and President Emeritus Dr. Gutierrez, Past President Therese Baldonado, Past President  Wendy Fernando- Regalao, Past President May Caballero Dumlao and current President Remy Rodis-Santelices together with(not in photo) Immediate Past President Norma K Villanueva, Past President Jimmy Floro and Past President George Yao 


Ms. Edna Felipe address the crowd.

Whole roasted lechon, pancit , puto calasiao, pancit palabok, lumpiang hubad, chocolate cakes, fried okoy, fruits were serve during the late afternoon snacks. Resident cater Ms. Baby De Leon staffs were there at the site.

raffle items

Arid n’ Aroids also raffled off some interesting plants , Architect Bimbo Vergara raffled off some of his prized paintings, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula raffled off some of his plants among others.


Mr. Joseph Salacup from Laguna is one of the winners of the paintings

All the fun seems to never stop during the membership meeting.


Aquafiesta 2018 at Robinson’s Magnolia

Aquafiesta 2018 is back again from May 21 to 25 at Robinson’s Mangnolia

There will be Planted tank competition, flower horn competition, guppy competition, betta competition among others.

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Online selling and tickets will be available at the venue!!!!!! Try to visit

Free Guided Eco Walk at the University of the Philippines

Free guided tree walk this earth day with Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. in partnership with Kalikasan.

Free guided tour

6-7 AM | Registration and Unity Walk
7-9 AM | Decentralized activities:
> Native Tree Walk
> Bird Watching
> Urban Gardening for Kids
> Museum Walk

eco walk

Mechanics on how to join:

1. Assembly time is 6:00AM for a short onsite registration period. This will be at the Oblation Statue in Quezon Hall as indicated in the map. We will hold a brief program here before we distribute into each sub-event.

2. Reminders for the 4 BYOBs: Bring your own water bottle, bring your own binoculars (for those participating in the bird watch) as well as some extra pairs if you have for sharing, bring your own bags to keep your own trash, and bring your outfit that is blue or green.

3. The rallying point is where the help desk will be located in case you have questions, if you get lost, or have other concerns. It is located at the UP Lagoon where the urban gardening session will also be located. You can also directly contact the help hotline indicated in this map–don’t forget to introduce yourself first.

4. There will be water refill stations at the assembly area, which will relocate later to the UP Lagoon. Also indicated in this map are the locations of drinking fountains around the campus in case you need to refill on the go. Just ask permission from the building’s guards nicely!

5. Don’t forget to register ahead of time so our walk guides will know ahead of time how many people will be managed in each activity. Select just one activity, these will happen simultaneously!:


Join us on April 21, Saturday, 6 AM at the Oblation Statue at UP Diliman! See you there! Those interested with the FREE guided tour, Please try to visit

3rd Sanggumay Festival

The 3rd Sanggumay Festival was held at the activity center 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City from April 14-24, 2018.

The event was hosted by Negros Occidental Orchid Society. The orchid feature is the Dendrobium anosmum or sanggumay.

3rd sanggumay festival

photo courtesy of Dr. John Clifton Martyr

Artisinal salt from Japan

I met Ms. Calara Lapus ( president) Mama Sita foundation during the launching of Buhay Carinderia at Rizal Park Hotel in Manila.


She gave me small pack of about 5 grams of different kinds of salt from Japan. The pack cost Y 390 or about Php 184 .

These salts is one way to promote using local salt from different regions of Japan and are popular souvenir items from Japan.

She is also advocating the use of natural salts from the country.


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