50th Anniversary of Cultural Center of the Philippines Commemorative Stamp

Cultural Center of the Philippines marks 50th anniversary with series of events, among which is the unveiling of their commemorative stamp and first day cover.


The unveiling was headed by CCP Chairman of Board of Trustees, Margie Moran-Floirendo, VP and Artistic Director-Chris Millado, Mr. Rodolfo del Rosario and Phlpost OIC APMG for Marketing Mr. Maximo Sta Maria, III.


Cultural Center of the Philippines commemorative stamp

Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines was founded in 1969 has been producing and presenting music, dance, theater, visual arts, literary, cinematic and design events from the Philippines and all over the world for more than forty years. Its nine resident companies, namely, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Tanghalang Pilipino, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, UST Symphony Orchestra, Philippine Madrigal Singers and the National Music Competition for Young Artists Foundation (NAMCYA) present a regular season of productions, workshops and outreach performances.


Commemorative stamps and first day covers will be available in these following branches of PHLPOST.

1. Manila Central Post Office
Contact: Ms. Salome Arao
(02) 527-0108
2. Postal Area 8 – Cagayan De Oro
Contact: Ms. Cecille Araco Cotapte
3. Postal Area 7 – Davao
Contact: Mr. Rey Navarez Basilan
4. Postal Area 4 – San Pablo
Contact: Ms. Nena Panganiban
5. Postal Area 5 – Mandaue City
Contact: Mr. Rachel Betos
6. Postal Area 2 – Baguio City
Contact: Ms.Marites Paredes


Big Clearance Sale by Henry and Sons

Coffee lovers and connoisseurs will be very happy to know that there will be a big clearance sale in time for the holiday season, coffee solutions company Henry and Sons, together with its servicing arm Manila Coffee Gear, will be having a 3-day Clearance Sale from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from October 25 to 27, 2019.

Coffee enthusiasts and café owners can get huge discounts for up to 50% off on select items. This limited-time promo includes coffee machines, grinders, steaming pitchers, coffee drippers, and more for home and commercial use.

Items on sale will be on display at the Institute for Coffee Excellence located at Sheridan corner Pines St., Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City.

Products of Henry and Sons and Manila Coffee Gear are available for purchase on regular days at their showroom located beside the Institute. For more information about the Clearance Sale, visit www.facebook.com/henryandsonsph or contact Mr. Edu Baltazar at 0917.630.4474.

Address:Henry and Sons PH
Sheridan Street Corner Pines Street, Highway Hills, 1500 Mandaluyong

Native Tree Walk at University of the Philippines-IB EDC Binhi Project

Philippine Native Conservation Society Inc. (PNPCSI) together with University of the Philippines -Tourism Institute conducted a whole day tour and walking tour at the Institute of Botany-Binhi Tree Park last September 22, 2019 sunday.


University of the Philippines- Institute of Biology building

The aim of the project is to train tree walk guides on the basics of tree walk and familiarization of the site.


UP- IB atrium

flora and fauna, historical event, public arts, architecture and historical buildings highlight the Lakad-Gunita walking tour which was initiated by the University.


Institute of Biology


However, PNPCSI members are already conducting tours at the University of the Philippines campus as early as 2008 which includes old buildings and in partnership within different organizations and Wild Bird Club of the Philippines.


University of the Philippines-IB EDC-Binhi Arboretum

University of the Philippines- Institute of Biology EDC-Binhi Arboretum


UP-IB EDC Binhi Arboretum map

University of the Philippines -Institute of Biology Arboretum project was funded by Energy Development Corporation is about 1 hectare site which aims to preserve indigenous, endemic, native trees and plants.


President Menie Odulio -PNPCSI President

The training started past 8:30 am with short introduction of the mission and vision  and projects of the society.


University of the Philippines-Tourism student trainers


creeks are still found within the site

The arboretum is a living repository of more than 100 species of native trees and plants.


 Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society members and trainers

The group was able to have a mock tour within the arboretum area and finished the short training by 4:00 pm.

Food Tasting at Hexagon Events Place by Old Swiss Inn

Hexagon Events Place is located at the along Quezon Avenue within Barangay West Triangle in Quezon City.


It is fastest growing event place within the the heart of the city. The event place is ideal for corporate function, wedding, debuts, corporate product launching and among others.


building directory

The grand food tasting event was held last October 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to past 2:00pm.


table setting by Old Swiss Inn


Old Swiss Inn Food Tasting

Old Swiss Inn had been in the business for over 70 years and specializes on European and Swiss cuisines.





Hexagon events place had 5 accredited food catering companies and mobile cocktail bar. The venue is large and can accommodate up to 350 sitting capacity.


meat carving station

 They can also customize thematic parties and table setting. Some can be as small as 30 participants.


assorted sausages


Old Swiss Inn will also have their Belgian Beer and Grill Festival on November 8, 2019.


pasta and sauce

Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary within Barangay West Triangle is a suitable place for weddings is just located few kilometers away from the venue center.


fresh corned beef

It also have an ample parking space for those who will bring their car. The rates are very competitive and even non-tenants of the building can make reservations.


Don Simplicio Gamboa Sr. Hall

The venue hall is called Don Simplicio Gamboa Sr. founder of Hexagon group of companies.


fruits, marshmallows with chocolate fondue



The building site is in the immediate vicinity of major commercial and retail centers such as Fisher Mall, Trinoma, and Crossings Mall, and is just a few ticks away from SM City North Edsa. The building is a mixed-use facility with an aggregate floor area of more than 30,000 square meters.


Hexagon Building

Address: 17th Floor Hexagon Corporate Center, 1471 Quezon Ave. West Triangle, Q.C.

 Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact : (02) 515-1528 / (02) 692-5675/ (02) 692-5756

+63920 9278 849
+63917 8757 707

Old Swiss Inn :Makati Ave beside Peninsula Hotel and Ground Floor, Olympia Somerset, Makati Avenue, Makati City

Contact: 09209608670 | 8188251


Cream and Scoop Milk Tea at Yarda Food Hub in Kingspoint

Cream and Scoop Milk Tea had celebrated their soft opening with an in-house promo of buy 2 and take 1 milk tea on October 13, 2019 sunday.


Cream and Scoop Milk Tea logo 

The logo looked catchy being popular and familiar brand in the market.


Cream and Scoop Milk Tea: Buy 2 Take 1 PROMO


almond milk tea, hazelnut milk tea (Php 75.00) and tiger cream madness ( Php 100 ) regular

This is one of the newest stall outlet within Yarda Food Hub within Kingspoint subdivision , Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City which opened to the general public. There were at least two dozen flavors to choose from.


chocolate and cookies and cream flavored cream

This was a one day promo and we tried to get a taste of their famed tiger milk tea and other flavors. They would normally put between 20% to 25% sugar syrup into their milk tea.

We requested that the sugar syrup to be 15% of the milk tea which is still sweet for our taste. It was good that they tried to customized the sweetness of their milk tea.

The packaging plastic cup of their milk tea is very similar with ChawadiCup Tea which we visited during our food and heritage tour along Ongpin street.


left to right : Mr. John Micheal, Mr. Ruel Bautista, Ms. Heryl Love Desiderio and Mr. Dean Pasay

Within 6 kilometer radius there are at least half dozen known milk tea and frappe stores. Hope that the craze will transform into sales at their stall in Yarda Food Hub.


Cream and Scoop menu board

Some of the recommended blend were Oreo, Tiger, Strawberry, Mango, Almond, Hazelnut and They also have lemon series , mojito and fresh tea. Prices ranges from Php 60.00 to Php 110.00 grande. For those who wanted add-ons there were tapioca pearls, nata de coco,assorted jelly, pudding, yakult, coffee jelly, whip cream, cream puff from Php 10 to Php 20.00 more.

Address: Cream and Scoop Milk Tea – Yarda Food Hub, along Katipunan Avenue ( SB road), Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

For inquiries and orders: 0995-744-1357/ 0917-354-0405

Operations : Monday , Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday / 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight / Sunday 4:00 pm to 1:00 am

Note and Full Disclosure: The author is not part of the marketing and management team of the milk tea stall outlet.