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Cultural Exchange Through Orchid at the 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference

The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2019 “Cultural Exchange Through Orchid” will be held at Kuching , Sarawak in Malaysia from July 24 to 28th , 2019 and a two day conference will be held from July 25th and 26th , 2019.

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This is another big event not only in Asia but international delegates from Americas, Europe and Africa will be there at the biggest event next year. The venue place is at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)

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There are between 100,000 to 120,000 visitors expected to attend this prestigious event.

13th Asia Pacific Orchid Congress Highlights

1.) landscape exhibits and competitions

2.) conference 

3.) trade shows and bazaar

4.) flower arrangement competitions

5.) container garden competition

6.) individual orchid plant competition

7.) orchid farm tours and cultural shows.

An array of interactive programs have been lined up for the APOC 13 which include conference, various orchid competitions, exhibition, horticulture, agriculture and food bazaars, APOC quiz, children drawing/colouring competition, musical bands, orchid run and many more.

For more information about the 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference to be held in Kuching, Sarawk, Malaysia .

Websitehttps://www.apoc13.com/

SECRETARIAT OFFICE:
          The 13th Asia Pacific Orchid Conference 2019 (APOC13)
 Kuching North City Hall
APOC 13 Secretariat

Email: apoc2019@dbku.gov.my

CONTACT PERSON:
Ms Maggie Tomeng, Ms Rosemiyati Nawawi, Ms Durie Austine Tinggie,
Mr Faisal Affendi, Ms Shareena Amanda, Ms Anita Anyie 
Tel: +6082-512200/449802
Fax: +6082-446414
 
Sarawak Development Institute ( SDI )
Kompleks AZAM, Jalan Crookshank
96000 Kuching,Sarawak, Malaysia
Email: rwong@sdi.com.my
CONTACT PERSON:
Ms. Rosalind Wong
Tel: +6082-415484/416484
Fax: +6082-412799/419799
APOC 13 EXHIBITION & COMPETITION ( Orchidwoods Company )
Email: urban_naturscape@hotmail.com
CONTACT PERSON:
Au Yong Kien Chung  +6019-8861812/+6012-8881666

Please visit the link: https://www.facebook.com/APOC-Sarawak-2079561185389670

 

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Faceless 50 pesos bill

There was a lot of media buzz and the hype about faceless Philippine peso bills in circulation that were posted by netizens in social media sites like Facebook, twitter. The story gradually caught some attention by local media like ABS-CBN channel 2 and GMA channel 7.

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Php 50 pesos bill without face ( photo from the author- owner Mr. Dojie Lutera)

Mr. Dojie Lutera (a philatelist and numismatic collector) had shown us some crispy Php 50.00 peso bill he withdrawn from automated teller machine ( atm).  There is no President Sergio Osmena face in the bill.

Faceless Bill or Error in Printing

Some people thinks that his paper bill looks counterfeit, since there was a missing feature in the paper bill. BUT for long time collectors, This is a highly collectible item. During the printing, manufacturing and production process, there are cases where machine errors caused rare misprints. ( during the sorting process, the sorter might have overlooked on the paper bills)

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas printed millions of banknotes every day. Since this is highly collectible, the owner of this Php 50 peso bill will just keep this one for himself.

For those who might encounter faceless paper bills in the future, Do not attempt to fold the paper bill, Just keep it in a flat area and avoid holding them with bare hands.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas advises the general public to surrender these banknotes if they have encountered one. BUT for collectors, They will keep this since it is rare and a collectible item.

 

 

 

Experience the Flavors of Meylin

Meylin is not your typical Chinese restaurant. The restaurant take pride for being in the food business since 1984.

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raddish cake

Raddish cake was cooked crispy outside and soft inside. This goes well with tomato ketchup or sweet and sour sauce.

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pancit canton

One of the specialty of this restaurant was its hand-pulled noodles. The ingredients are fresh.

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squid marinated in sauce and topped with coriander leaves

I liked the way they cooked the squid with the special sauce and chopped chilies

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Meylin restaurant

The restaurant had a sitting capacity of between 80 to 120 at any given time. The restaurant is also listed under popular search zomatoph and booky.

 

Address: Fourth Floor, Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Website: http://www.meylin.com.ph/pot-noodle-megamall/

Operations: Everyday from 10:00am to 10:00 pm

 

 

72nd Mid Year Orchid Show Lectures

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation among others will be having the 72nd mid-year orchid and garden show from August 31, to September 10, 2018.

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Schedule of Daily Talks and Lectures

August 31- Art and Science of Bonsai Cultivation by Master Ho Jan Lee and Maestro Angel Uyehara

September 1- Tillandsia ( the lazy gardener’s plant ) Mrs. Maria Dolores Alarcon

September 2- Choosing Quality Orchids- Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay

September 3- Philippine Orchid Species – Mrs. Ana Ruth Purificacion-Conde

September 4- Growing Vandas and Phalaenopsis ( Monopodial Orchids) Mr. JM Lacandula

September 5- Landscaping with Orchids- Mr. Fred Salud

September 6- Production of Annual Bedding Plants -Allied Botanical Corporation representative

September 7- Flower arrangements for all occasions – Floral Designers Circle

September 8- Growing Cattleyas, Dendrobiums and Oncidiums ( Sympodial Orchids)- Ms. Vangie Go

September 9- Growing Orchids- Rafting Techniques – Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

Note: The lectures/ talk starts at around 2:00 pm . Those attending the orchid show- Entrance fees is Php 30 for the genera public and Php 20 for students, senior citizens and person with disabilities.

 

 

Mark Down Sale by Megabrand at Sm Megamall

Metro Creative Themes Incorporated will be hosting a 3- day mark down sales from August 17 to 19, 2018 at Sm Megamall , Megatrade Hall 2, Megamall Building -B Mandaluyong City.

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per DTI-FTEC permit number 13563 Series of 2018

This also marks the rainy day season and start of the shopping season.Catch the season sale from re-known company brands like Reebok, Nike,Umbro, Sebago, Elle, Echolac, Hush Puppies, Levis, Dockers,Caselogic,Sketchers,The North Face No fear offering up to 70% mark down prices.

Some of the trendiest fashion items are also up for grabs. Unlike other trade fairs – There are no entrance fees. The bazaar is open from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm.

RCBC bankcard is the official bank partner and Bankard holders can enjoy up to 12 months 0% (zero percent) interest on defered transactions.

The trade bazaar in in partnership with MTC with official media partners WheninManila,OutofTownBlog, Ask by Flow Galindez and Collector’s Connection.

For more information, Please try to look for Mr. Jonathan Roxas or Mr. Emer dela Cruz through 0917-536-5473 or 0917-538-7507.
Do not forget to LIKE and Share their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mcteventsmngmnt/

Kapihan sa Eurotel Hotel

Kapihan sa Eurotel Hotel is a weekly press conference on some of the latest events, national issues among others.

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I have featured this hotel in my previous article way back in December 2013. According to the organizers, this weekly press conference is on its 3rd year.

Among the issues discussed during the press conference was the benefits of federalism and introduction SWORD members. They also got some representatives from as far north as Kalinga province.

The press conference host was Mr. Danilo Mangahas was attended and covered by several television stations, Euro TV and bloggers.

There was some SWORD-AFPSP chapters from Tanay, Antipolo, Sauyo ( Novaliches ), Valenzuela.

Launching of Philippine Presidential Cars on Stamp

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) had a successful stamp unveiling ceremony held at the stage area of Historycon 2018 within World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.

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Phlpost postmaster general Joel Otarra is one of the special guests at the opening of Historycon 2018

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Mr. Kim Atienza of Matanglawin of ABS-CBN channel 2 ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately )

The unveiling ceremonies was part of the extensive stamp exhibits by PHLPOST in partnership with stamp collectors.

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stamp unveiling ceremony

Presidential cars featured on stamp

General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single-6 Touring. Aguinaldo’s car was made by Packard Motor Company founded by brothers, James and William Packard with their business partner George Lewis Weiss. The American company started building automobiles in 1899. President Aguinaldo owned the Packard vehicle during his retirement in Cavite.

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2 set stamp sheetlets featured  8 presidential cars 

These include Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who rode a 1937 Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW limousine as his official car.

During the Japanese invasion, from 1943-1945, President Jose P. Laurel rode a Packard Custom Super Eight: One Eighty Limousine on his presidential sorties. President Elpidio Quirino rides a 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine while President Ramon Magsaysay used a classic 1955.

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first day cover

Other modern era cars were also showcased in commemorative stamps ridden by Presidents’ Ferdinand E. Marcos (1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series), Corazon C. Aquino (Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL),Fidel V. Ramos (Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard), Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Mercedes-Benz S600) and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140).

The stamps and first day cover is available at the Historycon 2018 ( Pilipinas Philately and PHLPOST booth ) at the World Trade Center and Manila Central Post Office.