Highlights of the 5th International Symposium by Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society Inc.

Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society Inc. (PNPCSI) held a successful two day 5th international symposium at the 8th floor Central Laboratory Building within the University of Santo Tomas in Sampaloc, Manila.

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participants at the art work shop

The pre-symposium began last November 13 with pre-registration of local ,international speakers and participants by 1:00pm. At around past 2:00 pm -native tree walk was held within the campus of the university.

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ditas and other native trees are planted within the university grounds

Philippine Botanical Art Society founder Ms. Bing Famoso-Tac-an conducted a 3 hour painting session last November 13 from 1:00 pm to past 4:00 pm.

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key note speaker at the symposium

5th International Symposium

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mid-morning breakfast 

5th International Symposium was opening session was held at the 8th floor auditorium of the central laboratory building. The auditorium can host up to 250 participants at any given time while the parallel session was held at the 5th floor of the same building.

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Dr. Junichi Fujinuma

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A certificate of appreciation and token was given to him after his presentation.

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Dr. Nikki Hererson Dagamac

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Clarence Gio Almoite, Donita Capili, Justine Garcia, John David Avellaneda and Mr. Rey John Caballero ( inventory of Philippine Native and Non-Native Trees in Selected Public Schools in Quezon City.

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mid-morning breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks was catered by wok with me

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Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society Inc. (PNPCSI Mr. Bobby Zapata tresurer) together with University of Santo Tomas – Department of Biological Sciences professors and students.

A cultural and welcome dinner was hosted by the university and the organization.

at the end of the symposium Professor Andrew Patrick Gozon was given the best presenter for the parallel session.

Among this year’s sponsors at the symposium includes Binhi, Energy Development Corporation,USAID, University of Santo Tomas (Department of Biological Science ),Center for Conservation Innovations. With minor sponsors like Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Geiser Macland, John Rendel’s Printing Services, Diamond Office Furniture, Cityville Realty and Development Corporation, PaI / Pilipinas Auto Group Inc, Zapata Holding Corporation.

5th International Symposium of Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society

 Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society, Inc. (PNPCSI)  will hold its fifth international symposium on November 1415, 2019 at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), España, Manila. The symposium theme is Fighting for Philippine Native Flora: Victories, Challenges and Future Directions.
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5th international symposium
Among this year’s highlight includes Botanical Arts Society exhibit, Tree Walks , Environmental Awareness, Mr. Leonardo Co death anniversary are some of the activities at the symposium.
There will be between 250 to 270 participants from different sectors of the society which includes students, volunteers, environmental advocates, heritage groups, academe,  artists, architects, government agencies, international delegates and other affiliate group.  Do not forget to sign-up and join this worthwhile project.
There will be table bourse which will sell different books, memorabilia items, t-shirts, tote bags for those interested.
This symposium is co-presented by University of Santo Tomas, USAID, BINHI and EDC.

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society

PNPCSI is a non-stock, non-profit organization formed to contribute to Philippine native plant research
and conservation by conducting scientific research; providing technical assistance; training and student mentorship; promoting the use of native plants in landscaping and reforestation; and increasing public awareness for the conservation of botanic resources in the country.
Key symposium activities:
1. Plenary sessions
2. Oral paper presentations
3. Poster presentations
4. Commercial exhibits on native plants, resources about Philippine plant diversity and other related
items.
5.) Discussion
There will be a pre- symposium tree walk and a post‐symposium tour for those interested parties.
Kindly deposit your payments to Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) account name and number:
Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society 9761-0004-86. Kindly send a scanned copy of the deposit
slip indicating the names of the participants for whom the payment was made to
pnpcsi.symposium@gmail.com. Please present the same copy of deposit slip on registration day for this
is the only means by which we can trace your payment.
For more inquiries about the symposium, kindly contact pnpcsi.symposium@gmail.com.

Schedule of Seminars, Lectures and Workshop at the 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation, Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the 72nd annual orchid and bonsai show daily lectures.  Aside from the landscape exhibits, individual ornamental plant, orchid and bonsai plant in competition, There will be more than 60 plant commercial stalls and daily lectures, talks and workshop for those interested to learn new growing techniques.

Schedule of Daily Lectures, Workshop and Talks starts at 2:00 pm

March 9- Uncovering Juniper Mysteries – Master Ho Jan Lee

March 10 -New Trends in Flower Arrangements – Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines

March 11- Basic Orchid Care under Tropical Condition- Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.

March 12- Growing Phalaenopsis Orchid -Mrs.Corazon Purificacion

March 13- Growing Cattleya Orchids- Dr. Raymundo W. Lo

March 14- Growing Dendrobium Orchids- Mr. J.M. Lacandula

March 15- Urban Gardening -Allied Botanical Corporation

March 16- Art of Growing Bonsai -Mr. Romy Diño 

March 17-Growing Vandas and Selected Philippine Orchid Species- Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go

March 18- Popular Orchids for Orchid Enthusiasts- Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

March 19- Challenges Encountered by Cactus and Succulents Hobbyists – Mr.Lino Rom

  • Note there are minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20 students and senior citizens with valid Id’s , Lecture , talks and workshop is part of the show.
  • Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat -Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Office Secretary ) 0917-848-54-69 and 957-35-24 ( Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Exhibit and Commercial booths opens at 8:00 am to 6:00pm

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Celebrate Freedom at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017

Let’s celebrate our 119th Independence Day Weekend At the first ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 . Experience the freedom of art in multiple forms from June 9 (friday) to June 11 (sunday) , 10 AM – 7 PM at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the
general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate
modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art.

List of Artists:

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT
MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like
Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao,
Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura,
Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de
Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban,
Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and
participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art;
Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together
under one roof.

A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes.

Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires
creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the
invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the
blogosphere. See you at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 on June 9 – 11, 2017 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Entrance tickets are available at the gate for P100 per person. To get a free 3-day
access pass, simply register at http://www.artmodfair.com/art-mod-fair-free-3-daypass/.
To find out more about ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017, visit the website at
www.artmodfair.com

11th Commencement Exercises of Philippine Christian College

Philippine Christian College in partnership with Bruce Harvard Christian Colleges held the 11th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center last May 30 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm with the theme” Crossing Threshold; from Learning the Foundation of Education for Life“.

Among the commencement speakers includes Honorable Dante La. Jimenez ( founding chairman / president ) Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption and Dr. Nelia Garcia Prieto ( chairman -College of Teacher Education Saint Joseph College of Quezon City )

some of the graduates

There are more than 1,500 graduates from different fields.

graduates 

Excerpt Message from Bishop Hernando B. Bruce , Phd., ED.D.,D.D 

Your graduation ushers you into a new level of existence. you are now people who are capable of rendering exemplary instructions to your stakeholders. Be a living proof of what PCC had pledged before the Republic of the Philippines that is ” Transforming Educators of Today to be Better servants of Tomorrow”. So, remain steadfast in your quest for exellence as you give justice to your role as agents of transformation in globalized communities. Be great !, Be the servants God wants you to be!

There are several television stations , newspapers and online websites which covered the commencement exercises .

Congratulations to all the graduates !