Miss Las Piñas Waterlily Festival 2019

Water hyacinth or more popularly called water lily is the highlight of the annual festival in Las Piñas city.

Miss Manuyo 1

Miss Talon 2

Several beautiful candidates which represented different barangays and places within the city. The pre-pageant was held last July 19 at the Villar Sipag Convention Center.

Miss Pamplona 1, she also won special prize ” Miss Farlin Baby Face 2019″

Miss Manuyo 2

Some of the awards included the “People’s Choice” and Best in Waterlily costume.

Miss Almanza 2

Miss Daniel Fajardo

flower bouquets, trophies and crown made from water hyacinth 

Miss Waterlily Festival 2019

l-r people choice, 2nd runner-up,  Miss Las Piñas waterlily festival 2019 winner ( Ms. Mikaela Grace Salcedo from Pamplona 3)  and first runner-up

One of highlights of the Las Piñas waterlily festival is the search for the city’s most beautiful lady which had the intelligence, poise, grace, physical beauty and able to wear the costume made from water hyacinth.

Candidates were also chosen for their communication skills and involvement in community service.

The national costume are quite spectacular but for some participants, it is quite hard to carry the dress specially when going up the stage.

The winners of this year’s pageant have won trophies, crown made from water hyacinth ( aka water lily), sash made from water hyacinth, cash prizes which includes Php 25,000 for the grand champion, Php 15,000 for the first runner-up and Php 10,000 for the second runner-up.

Dance Festival and Handicrafts Showcase at the 14th Waterlily Festival

Colorful street dancers participated by different school in Las Piñas ,agricultural products and items made from water hyacinth were showcased at the 14th Waterlily festival.

The festival was well-attended by thousands of residents of the city, guests and foreigners. Senator Cynthia Villar, who started the holding of the festivities in 2006, said the festival through the years, has served the purpose of being the show window for the city’s most talented performers and the most beautiful and creative people.

“We are very proud of this festival which we also hold to express our commitment for a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the environment, ” Villar said.

14th Water lily ( Water Hyacinth festival)

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7 went to cover the festivities and dozens of media correspondents , bloggers and vloggers were present during the event.

different handicrafts made from water hyacinth

The yearly festivity is participated in by more than 2,000 attendees,tourists and spectators coming from nearby areas like Cavite, Parañaque, Metro Manila and as far as Tanay ( Rizal), Bulacan and Laguna provinces.

coin holder, tissue holder for sale

Villar Sipag booth

baskets, bags, plate holder from water hyacinth

Although the water plant is popularly called waterlily . It is known as water hyacinth or ( Eichhornia crassipes ) which was introduced to the country during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in the mid-16th century.

slippers, bags made from stalks of water hyacinth

The water hyacinth became naturalized in waterways and tend to clogged the system during rainy season. When floral foam was not yet popular, water hyacinth stalks are also used by florists for their floral wreath.

Prizes

Inter-school street dancing competition was held from 6:00am to past 9:00 am. Groups composed of junior highschool students enrolled in the city competed for the following prizes : Champion :Php 50,000, First runner-up, Php 30,000 and Second runner-up for Php 20,000.

high school students in colorful native costumes made from water hyacinth stalks

Winners of the competition was judged according to their water hyacinth costume, props, choreography and technicality.

Mood was festive and people are anticipating next year’s 15th water lily festival 2020.

7th Marian Exhibit at Santuario de San Pedro Bautista in Quezon City

7th Marian Exhibit with the theme “Inang Maria: Liwanag at Patnubay ng Kabataan sa Pagharap sa Hamon ng Panahon” from July 25 until August 4, 2019. The marian exhibit will be held at San Pedro de Bautista Parish in Quezon City.

Activities and schedules are as follows:

Opening of the Exhibit
July 25, 2019 (Thursday) | after the 6:00 pm Mass

Novena Masses
July 25 – August 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Fiesta Solemn Mass and Procession
August 3, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Exhibit hours will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN and 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

For more information, you may contact our Parish Office at Tel. Nos. 415-7235 loc. 8001 or 373-2971

LG Partnership with Intramuros Administration in Showcasing AI Technology

LG Philippines which is one of the leading global technologies felt their presence as they simultaneously unveiled their newest line of state of the art OLED Tv’s, putting side by side with the rich and colorful history together with tomorrow”s technology.

LG Philippines, Intramuros Administration and Museo Intramuros

Intramuros administration (IA) the government agency tasked with the restoration, development and promotion of the national cultural treasure, celebrated its 40th anniversary in the recently opened Museo de Intramuros.  The event started past 2:30 pm with a short tour of the galleries of the museum. The tour was led by Mr. Dino Santos ( curator ) of the museum.

To show its support in adding a creative touch on how Philippine history is showcased, LG Philippines donated 6 units of its TVs to the museum.

” This 2019 marks the 70th Anniversary of diplomatic tie between Philippines and Republic of Korea.  Throughout the seven decades of friendship between the 2 nations, we’ve been championing the importance of culture. We at LG Philippines remain committed in doing our part to preserve and showcase Philippine history. We hope that through the integration of our industry-leading OLED TV technology with riveting historically significant content, we are able to communicate to audiences, both old and new, the importance of Intramuros and Philippine history as a whole.”

– Mr. Iknwun Heo, LG Philippines Managing Director

Atty. Guiller B. Asido ( Intramuros Administration ) and Mr. Iknwun Heo ( LG Philippines Managing Director) ceremonial handshake

This is with close collaboration with TBA Studios, the folks behind the hit films Heneral Luna and Goyo, a special AVP was also made for LG, featuring the Museo de Intramuros.  Director JP Habac and Cinematographer Pong Ignacio from TBA were personally awe-struck with how vivid the color rendition is on the LG OLED TV.

Mr. James Deakin , Director JP Habac and Cinematographer Pong Ignacio

“Every bit of detail is seen the way it’s supposed to be seen. The dynamic range is really something to behold.”

– Director JP Habac, TBA Studios

LG’s newest line of TVs is powered by deep learning technology now embedded in the new a9 Gen2 and a7 Gen2 processors. This allows the TV to dramatically optimize both visuals and sound for every content.

contract signing

You can now talk to your TV by pressing the microphone button on the remote. LG’s ThinQ AI listens to your commands and executes them, even those based on earlier conversations. Tasks range from simple TV controls, to weather-related questions, and even follow-up questions based on your initial command.

“This is as smart as smart TVs can get. LG is ahead of the game in pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology.”

– Mr. James Deakin, LG’s Brand Ambassador

The flagship model uses an award-winning OLED Panel Technology that works seamlessly with Deep Learning Technology. On the other hand, sound is boosted by an intelligent algorithm that can mix up two channel audio, delivering 5.1 virtual surround sound.

HDR is possible with the help of Dolby Atmos for delivering incredibly realistic sound as the TV intelligently fine-tunes content compatible with Dolby Vision. The TV supports HDMI 2.1, which means users can enjoy 4K content at 60 FPS. It also supports Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).

Mr. Dino Santos ( curator of Museo Intramuros and Intramuros administration officers and staff)

A barrio theme fiesta late afternoon buffet catered by Via Marie which highlighted famous Filipino dishes like puto bumbong, bibingka, pancit palabok, lumpiang sariwa , halo-halo among others were serve.

Via Marie catering

With LG’s flagship OLED TV, the company takes another step ahead in their vision of a truly interconnected smart home.

Schedule of Events at Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019

Cavite Travel and Tours Expo [CTTE] had a successful venture before with Isla Events when they had collaborated for the very first time so the team behind it decided to do it again this year. Isla Events is now inviting everyone to Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 happening from July 26 to 28, 2019 in Imus, Cavite province.

With the goal of promoting Cavite as a must-visit province, it also boasts of the region’s rich culinary and food heritage. The said event also targets to extend growth amongst micro-entrepreneurs especially those in the food business.

The event will serve as a venue where they can reach out to their target market as well as avail of various skills on upgrading their techniques, trainings, build more networks with other businesses and get to know various programs which offer financial institutions as well as concerned government,” added Agrazada.

The food exposition is highly endorsed by the province of Cavite, Department of Tourism, SM Super Malls, Imus government, schools, Food Panda, Herold Travel and Tours.

Cavite Food and Culinary Exposition 2019 

 Cavite’s heirloom and culinary specialties such as Imus Longganisa, Cavite’s version of Adobo sa Dilaw, Halayang Sampalok, Suman ng Kawit, Cavite’s Tamales, Café Amadeo among many others.

Among the all time favorite is Big Ben’s longganisa and heirloom dishes.

Food enthusiasts as well as culinary fans in mind as its target audience, There will be an array of food choices as well as a pool of culinary experts who will be sharing their expertise under one roof.

Schedule of Cooking Demonstration and Talks

July 26, Friday, 10:30AM Chef Christopher Guado Caraingan of Razorchefs Philippines will talk about coffee on his lecture dubbed as “How Kapeng Amadeo Saved Our Coffee Industry.”

There will also be a Basic Entrepreneurship/How to Put Up a Business lecture by Katrina Paula M. Caballe, Development Management Officer III PCLEDO Entrep Division, it will be held from 1-2PM.

Also scheduled on Friday, July 26, from 2-5PM, There will be Dimsum Making, Pastries and Delicacies Making to be conducted by Corazon A. Tepora and Fruit and Meat Processing lectures by Elvira B. Perlado.

July 27, Saturday, 11AM Chef Lea Tagle Monzon of Razorchefs Philippines and United Hotelliers of the Philippines will give a cooking demo of Halayang Sampalok.

Also on Saturday, July 27, at 3PM, Ige Ramos, an award-winning graphic designer and food historian will talk about “Looking at the Past to Forge a Delicious Future.” Book signing shall also follow for his Republic of Taste book.

On July 28, Sunday at 11AM-12NN, Chef Orvin Sayos of Lime and Basil Restaurant [Alfonso, Cavite] will be preparing Asian dishes from local source.

Also slated on July 28, Sunday at 3PM Chef Gene Gutierrez of Big Ben’s Gourmet Imus Longganisa creates exciting dishes from the famed Imus Longganisa.

Aside from these amazing talks and food demos, there will also be a talk on Entrepreneurial Activities in Travel and Hospitality, and Guest Relations Management by Deogracias Esplanada, MTSM, Retired Professor, DSLU-Dasmariñas, College of International Hospitality Management. The lecture will be held from 9:30AM to 5PM.

All the lectures, seminars and demos will be held at the Isla Events Center, Tamsui Avenue, Bayan Luma II, Imus, Cavite.

Save the date folks, come one, come all. Bring your family and friends to this grand event. Happening from July 26 to 28, 2019—come and visit Isla Events Center in Bayan Luma II, Imus Cavite for the Cavite Food Culinary Expo 2019!

There are no entrance fees for those who wish to attend the upcoming Cavite Food and Culinary Exposition 2019!

For more inquiries, call or text (046)458-4595/09778201028/091730058990