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Philippine Veterans Bank Lauds WWII Heroes and Set Schedule on Bataan Freedom Run

 Philippine Veterans Bank together with its partners once again revisits history by organizing some events to be held in honor of the country’s heroes . This was revealed during the Pandesal Forum at the historic Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City .

Kamuning bakery display shelf 

The pandesal forum serves as a venue for press briefing about what is the latest happenings in the country . The big event is also supported by Bataan provincial government and tourism.

organizers 

World War 2 heroes , the 4th installment of the marathon entitled ” Bataan Freedom Run ” and a new event for running and biking enthusiasts dubbed the Mariveles -San Fernando Capas Freedom Trail .

This will also coincide with the 75th Year Anniversary of the Bataan Death March . There will be increased participation by marathon runners from Japan and international delegates .

The marathon will be held on April 2, The Bataan Freedom Run will feature a 42 -kilometer full marathon , a 21 kilometer half marathon as well as 10-kilometers, 5-kilometers and 1 kilometer courses for running enthusiasts , kids and even pets !

As in the previous years , the BFR follows the route of the Bataan Death March and will start at the Kilometer Zero in Mariveles, Bataan.

Registration Fees : Ultra Race

The good news to international participants of the marathon and relay events is that the local organizer had just converted the fees into dollars without extra cost . 160 kilometer would cost around $ 63.00 or Php 3,000 , 160 kilometer ( 8 man relay team ) Php 1,500 or $31.00 and 160 kilometer (16 man team ) cost Php 1,500 or $31.00

The proceeds of the marathon and other events will be for the upkeep of the death march markers and other projects.

On the other hand , the Freedom Trail will feature , a  punishing 160-kilometer run with individual and team relay categories for marathoners as well as similar -distanced bike run . The new event will be held from April 10 to 11 and will cover the death March route from Mariveles , Bataan to Capas.

” Once again , Philippines Veterans Bank , together with our partners , is putting a segment of our nation’s history into the forefront of our national consciousness with the Bataan Freedom Run and the Freedom Trail , ” said PVB Chairman Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo , OBE . ” These events are not only challenging physically but also mentally to the runners and bikers , but they are doing this to honor the World War II veterans who endured and made the ultimate sacrifice during the Death March seventy- five years ago”.

For more updates , please visit the Bataan Freedom Run Facebook

 

 

 

Schedule of Daily Lectures of HortiKultura 2017 Show

Here are the schedule of daily lectures, seminars , workshop and special competition at the 41st annual HortiKultura 2017 show . The show is in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte , Philippines and other major plant societies from different part of the country.

The landscaping and trade fair section had already begun their ingress last week .

Here is a teaser of a landscape exhibit by Allied Botanical Corporation .

photo courtesy of Allied Botanical Corporation and Ms. Dhory 

Landscape Exhibitors 

East West Seed Company , Allied Botanical Corporation, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. ( BSAPI ) , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) , Pangasinan Landscape and Garden Club , Flora Botanica , Luntiang Sining , Mett’s Garden ( Professor Serapion Metilla ) , Del’s Garden ( Delia Pionela )  , Tansing Garden (Constancio Basis) , Mila’s Garden ( Rene Sumalinog )  , Baby Spowart , Bimbo Vergara , Ram Oplas

Non -Competing Exhibits

King Louis and Arids n’ Aroids

PHSI Group :Landscapes Exhibit and Competition 

Teresa’s Garden and Noel Macatangay , Patrick Gozon and Company , Botchie Canicula , Joel dela Cruz and Company , Zayra Bulawan and Company , Zeny Urbina and Company ( Happy Feet Group )

Schedules of Events

Lectures , Workshops and Training

HortiKultura 2017 : Global Trends in Horticulture

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City government . The event is also sponsored by Del Monte -Philippines among others .

The organization will be hosting  their 41st annual horticulture show from February 3 to 15, 2017 . The theme: Global Trends in Horticulture .

schedule of daily events

Aside from the regular landscape exhibits , there will also be daily schedule of talks and lecture from industry experts and commercial bazaar .

In line with the plant show , WalkwithChan together with PSHI will be hosting a media , bloggers and Horticulture Walk schedule on February 4 and 5 Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 11:00am. Those interested with the tour , please click the FB page.

There will be be plant landscape exhibits , lectures , talks , trade fairs and guided tour. Regular Entrance fee for exhibit area is Php 20 general public and Php 10 for students, senior citizens and government employees of Quezon Cityhall . 

 

Christmas Cooking Caravan by CDO and Masflex

Good News to all , There are a lot of reason to celebrate Christmas season with a big smile.

CDO company , one of the biggest food manufacturing company in the country together with MASFLEX cookware products and BrainPoint Advertising Company  in partnership with Robinson’s Mall is showcasing different recipes which can be prepared this Yuletide season .

Mall Schedule 

The cooking demonstration started last December 3 at Robinson’s Las Piñas , Robinson’s -Novaliches last December 4, Robinson’s Forum last December 10 , Robinson’s Galleria -December 17 , December 18 Robinson’s -Otis ( aka Paz Guazon ) in Paco and December at Robinson’s -Antipolo City on December 23 , 2016. Demonstration starts at around past 3:00 PM and until 5:00 PM

Chef Jhollow Ignacio with CDO Holiday Ham and CDO premium hot dogs 

The cooking demonstration starts past 3:00 PM with celebrity Chef  Jhollow Ignacio , Tawag ng Tanghalan  star Ms. Angela Hao performing some of the well-loved songs.

Ms. Angela Hao

participants at Robinson’s Galleria Ortigas -Atrium area

The place is packed with eager participants with some coming from different parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

stir-fry cdo hotdog with broccoli 

There is a pre-registration process during the cooking demonstration in which participants will have a chance to win interesting gift packs courtesy of CDO premium hot dog packs and products, Masflex cookware set  ,  Doña Maria premium rice , among other stuffs.

 winner of gift pack and CDO premium hotdog

There were over a dozen in-house raffle winners ( winner of gift packs and CDO premium hotdog ) and 3 major winners of Masflex cookware products at Robinson’s Galleria .

one of the major winner of Masflex product

winner of major prize courtesy of Masflex 

The aim of the cooking demonstration is to promote new recipes from ordinary hot dogs and hams into an international recipe such as CDO premium hotdog tempura , stir-fry hotdog tempura , holiday ham kebab and holiday ham macaroni salad. I will be posting some of the interesting recipes in the site .

Chef  Jhollow Ignacio will be part of Bay Brothers Surf and Turf within Mall of Asia .

Aside from gaining additional knowledge , participants had fun and excitement during the duration of the demonstration. Until my next post ! Happy Cooking

 

 

 

Royal Rumble Fish Show in Greenhills, San Juan

Philippine Arowana and Lou Han Society together with different fish societies and Greenhills Shopping Center management will hold a fish show from October 13 to 16, 2016  . The fish show is called ” Royal Rumble ” which will showcase different fish breeds , some of them are rare breeds  on display .

Among the sponsors are Fukuda, The Big Fish Place , Animal Scene , Dymax , Aquavitro , Seachem , Aquatic Imports , Nueva Pet Center , Abo Kingdom , Pepsi and media print partner Manila Bulletin.

The fish show will feature lectures, seminars , exhibits and competition at the show. Unlike other trade fairs and exhibits – There are no entrance fees.

Here are the following categories for ROYAL RUMBLE 2016

** Small Category A ( BOTH Kamfa and ZZ)starts at 2.6 ” TO 3.5″
***Medium Category B – 3.6″ – 5.0″
***Large Category C- 5.1 ” above

***KF or Kamfa Category

Small Cat.a=A – 2.6 – 3.5 “
Medium Cat.B – 3.6″ – 5.5
Large Cat. C – 5.6 ” above

***FREE MARKING – OPEN SIZE
***FREE HEAD – OPEN SIZE
***SHORTBODY – OPEN SIZE

***KF-ZZ CATEGORY –
SMALL – 2.6 -3.5”
MEDIUM- 3.6” -5.5”-
LARGE – 5.6” ABOVE

(Categories will be based on all of the following characteristics or when applicable : KOK, Color , Pearl, Finnage , Shape , Markings , Face , Deportment, Condition and Over-All Impression.)

Food Tasting and Wedding Expo at Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo

267 San Jose Extension , Padilla , Antipolo City -Rizal province

When it comes to events and a place to relax in Antipolo, There is Jardin de Miramar – This is one of the largest venue and event place in this side of the province .

Our group is very delighted to have gone to the place and many changes were done over the past several years. One can best describe the place as “Theme Park ” and Educational center .

boat and beautiful sculpture will greet visitors to the place

Galeria had boat theme garden where life-size boat and a gallery of fishes were their common names are painted within the outdoor gallery .  The area had a capacity of between 80 to 120 PAX depending on the event. The area is about 375 square meters

Yellow fin Tuna- Tambakol

Old Manila the centerpiece is a replica of the old adobe walls of intramuros , minus the civil guards and nosy people strolling .

an old wooden draw bridge add an old world charm to the place.

The place had a nice ponds which is ideal for thematic photo-shoot , garden wedding or just a stroll within the adobe walls. Climbing vines and flowering water lilies are sure hit among nature lovers and adds eerie beauty to an old world charm ! One simply can be transported back into time with these looks.

The place had a capacity of between 70 to 80 pax with a floor area of 180 square- meter

Sevilla is an indoor air-conditioned hall which had a capacity of between 100 to 200 pax with of Floor Area: 254 sqm. and courtyard of 56 sqm.

Jenry Villamar Photography and Video

table set-up by Hizon Catering

desserts sample

Penne and Fettuccine

Mr. Paolo Castillo -Fuentes and Chef Castillo-Fuentes gave the group their home-made tasty banana and jack fruit ( langka )  cake and their version of chocolate cupcakes.  They are also part time interior decorator , artists and plant collectors .

It had been a while since we saw each other , for those interested with their pastries and customized cakes , Try to reach them at their FB page :

Contact : 6512592

Website: http://jardindemiramar.com/

Flores de Ermita at Manila Hotel

Manila Hotel, Manila-Philippines

The Ermita Malate Business Owners Association ( EMBOA) Flores de Ermita Parada ng mga Sagala and the Kasuotang Pilipino Fashion Show is taking a giant leap forward showcasing the annual Flores de Ermita event with young fashion designers of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines . This is the second year that the group is staging their event.

officers and members  of EMBOA and Manila Hotel manager

This year’s parade of carriage and mini-fashion show begun at the historic Manila Hotel and ends at Robinson’s Place-Manila .

Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines

The event started past 2:00pm at the main lobby of hotel, starting with beautiful ladies wearing Filipinana designed by members of the fashion designer association of the Philippines .

Philippine National Police

 models going down the stairs

“To celebrate the city of Manila’s special version of the well-loved flower festival in May, the Flores de Ermita does not only celebrate the beauty in fashion but also revisit the charm of the Philippine capital and once known as the ” Pearl of the Orient” says Ms. Michelle Pe ( EMBOA – President)

model with escort

model and escort in front of Manila Hotel

horse-drawn carriages

After the presentation , The models rode horse drawn carriages ( kalesas and karetelas) to Remedios Circle for another photo opportunity at the Remedios Circle.Park. The park is neatly manicured with newly planted palms and ornamental plants.

Remedios Circle fountain

The Remedios Circle fountain serves as a focal point for the urban renewal and beautification program of the organization and the city of Manila.  The mood is very festive with upbeat Caribbean street band and cheerful children .

group photo

The mission of EMBOA of positive image , pride of the place remains strong and they are proud of renewal agenda for the residents, arts , cultural promotion , good neighborhood and business partnership in making stronger alliances with city government and various stakeholders for the revival of Ermita-Malate as a tourism destination . The author had a chance to get invited in one of their community outreach project last year.

Junior New System

Junior New System group was founded in 2009 which gives a new twist to the hip-hop dance in Sampaloc ( District 4 ) of Manila . They are best known as one of the finalists at the recent Asia’s Got Talent feat held last year in Singapore .

Website: http://www.juniornewsystem.com/

Miss Earth 2015 Ms. Angelia Ong and Mayor Joseph ” ERAP” Estrada

Ms. Earth 2015 Miss Angelia Ong lead the Santacruzan at the Robinson’s Place and was highlighted the night fashion show .

Ms. Angelia Ong – Miss Earth 2015

After the mini-fashion show , the designers were given recognition for their tireless efforts.  A short message was delivered by Ms. Digna Rosales ( President ) Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines – The organization is celebrating their 35th anniversary this year.

Here are the Winners of the Sagala ( Design ) Contest

Flores de Ermita – Model #12 Designer Miss Nica Castro

The Filipinana dress was inspired by the 1930’s Manila carnival era with modern twist and a high slit

Flores de Malate -Model #14 Mr. Don Cristobal

 The Filipiniana dress was a mix of Indian , Middle Eastern design and native Philippine tribal pattern.

Flores de Turismo -Model #17 Mr. Renelson Espaldon
 The light bluish Filipiniana dress was designed by Mr. Renelson Espaldon with classic bead works. The event  was hosted by Mr. Tetsuhiro “Show”  Suzuki  ( far right ).
Those interested in getting involved with the group projects, please try to contact EMBOA administration office at 526-1866, 0908-542-2952
Note : Photos are taken by the author