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Exciting toys and features at 12th TAGCOM

Hobby at Worx proudly presents 12th TAGCOM (Toys & Hobbies Convention) , this April 21 and 22, 2018 at SM Megatrade Hall 3, Mandaluyong City. This event is a two-day festivity of collectors and toy enthusiasts.

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Over 50 booths of toy sellers and retailers from all over the Metro will be present. An array of toys and collectibles that will surely be enjoyed by hobbyist, collectors and casual goers alike. An exciting line of activities will be presented to attendees:
(1) Collectors display and exhibit of life-sized statues
(2) Toy auctions
(3) Gundam Caravan
(4) Artist Alley and,
(5) Many more surprises awaits the visitors at the event.

There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 100 per person. for more details please visit : https://www.facebook.com/officialhobbiworx/

 

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Los Baños Horticulture Society Plant Show

Plant lovers, garden enthusiasts and hobbyists will be happy to know that Los Baños Horticulture Society will be conducting the annual garden show slated from April 13 to 22, 2018. The venue of the show will be at University of the Philippines Los Baños, Senior Social Hall.

Plant feature are Adenium and Philodendron . Few years ago there was a plant craze on Adenium obesum hybrids aka called Bangkok Kalachuchi.

There will a commercial area where one can buy plants, orchids, agriculture products and fruit trees.

There are also individual plant competition, landscape exhibits and lectures on weekends.

Entrance fees is Php30  for the general public and Php 20 for students and senior citizens with valid ID’s.

For details about the show , Please try to visit FB site:

 

 

 

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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World of Hamsters at Reptile X and World Pigeon Expo 2018

The PHILIPPINE HAMSTER OWNERS SOCIETY PHOS brings to you the World of Hamsters this January 19, 20 and 21, 2018 at The World Trade Center, Pasay City on the Reptile X and World Pigeon Expo 2018.

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We invite every hamster lover, enthusiasts, breeders and newbie to enjoy the activities given to you by PHOS. The much awaiting HAMSTER RACE, HAMSTER 101 and to see different kinds of hamsters here in our country.

Also inviting some hamster breeders that want to give or extend their support to the event. By giving anything that eases to their heart.

 

Exciting Exhibits and Collectibles at Manila Hobbies and Collectibles 2018

Hobby at Worx proudly presents Manila Hobbies & Collectibles Convention 2018, this January 20 and 21, 2018 at SM Megatrade Hall 3. This event is a two-day festivity of collectors and toy enthusiasts. Over 50 booths of toy sellers and retailers from all over the Metro will be present. An array of toys and collectibles that will surely be enjoyed by hobbyist, collectors and casual goers alike. An exciting line of activities will be presented to attendees:

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(1) Collectors display and exhibit of life-sized statues
(2) Toy auctions
(3) Gundam Caravan
(4) Artist Alley and,
(5) Many more suprises await you

For more details, kindly official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/officialhobbiworx/

World Architecture Day Celebrated by United Architects of the Philippines-Makati Chapter with a Walking Tour

World Architecture Day 2017 and World Postcrossing Day 2017 was celebrated by the United Architects of the Philippines-Makati chapter together with stamp , postcard collectors, students and members of the organization.

The walking tour covered the Manila Central Post Office in which started with a short presentation was presented by employees of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST ) and members of the Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club and Philippine Philatelic Federation.

The tour was in cooperation with WalkwithChan , Intramuros Administration, Escolta Commercial Association Incorporated with some bloggers and photographers who attended the walking tour despite the heavy rains. The event started with registration around past 8:30 am at the PHLPost main lobby.

Mr. Reynaldo Ong de Jesus -Philippine Philatelic Federation ( president) and Phlpost stamp advisory council representative was also there and provided some insights on stamp collecting.

Historical Building and Postal Sytem

Philippine Postal Corporation   The Philippine postal system has a history spanning over 250 years. The first post office was established in the city of Manila in 1767. It was organized under a new postal district of Spain in 1779, encompassing Manila and the entire Philippine archipelago. In 1783, the postal service was organized in the Philippines-overseas mail from the Philippines was conveyed to Europe by Spanish ships via eastbound routes through Mexico. Later on, the postal district was re-established on December 5, 1837. After a year, Manila became known as a leading center of postal services within Asia. Spain joined the Universal Postal Union in 1875, which was announced in the Philippines two years later.

During the Philippine Revolution, President Emilio Aguinaldo ordered the establishment of a postal service to provide postal services to Filipinos during that time. On September 5, 1902, it was organized as a bureau under the Department of Trade (currently known as Department of Trade and Industry) by virtue of Act No. 426, which was passed by the Philippine Commission. The Philippines finally joined the Universal Postal Union in January 1, 1922 as a sovereign entity.

The Manila Central Post Office Building, the center of the Philippine postal services and the headquarters of then-Bureau of Posts, was completed in 1926. It was destroyed during World War II (1945) but was rebuilt in 1946, after the war.

The Manila Central Post Office located at LiwasangBonifacio is a neo-classical building designed by two American architects and a Filipino namely: Ralph Doane, Tomas Mapua, and Juan Marcos de Guzman Arellano. The Post Office Building was considered as the grandest building during its time, and is now considered as one of the dominating landmarks in Metro Manila.

Ms. Arlene Labao-Project Officer for the Philately Collection & Museum Division

Architect Miko Carandang the chapter president was also present and gave certificate of recognition to the resource persons.

sorting of mails and postcards at the second floor of the Philippine Postal Corporation

The author ,Ms. Arlene Labao-Project Officer for the Philately Collection & Museum Division ,  Sir Rey from the Engineering Dept., and PHILPOST Business Lines Department Manager, Sir Max Sta. Maria III during a courtesy call last October 10, 2017 

The highlight of the tour was the pinpointing the historical parts of the post office , architectural details , sorting of mails and sending of letters and postcards.

The walking tour was successful and the organization is looking forward with some projects in cooperation with Philippine Postal Corporation.

Merck Fertility Awareness Week 2017 at EDSA Shangri-La

 

One out of 10 Filipinos suffer from infertility. This is the pressing result of a quantitative and qualitative 2011 patient study conducted by Synovate International commissioned by Merck Serono Philippines, a bio- pharmaceutical company.

While many couples are having problems with having too many babies, there are a few who are having a problem on how to conceive. The latest medical abstract data about infertility in the Philippines was made available .

 Infertility Problems

Infertility is a multi-layered and complex situation.  There are a lot of issues that are involved for the people living with it, as it spans the biological, emotional, physical, social, financial and psychological aspects of lives and relationships.

Some opt not to share their problems even to their close and immediate family members.

 

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Merck Philippines Awareness Campaign

Since 2013, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck Philippines, has been proactive in their fertility awareness campaign.

The campaign is on its fifth year, which is aptly named “Bridging Baby Steps,” aims to continue education on infertility and raise awareness about the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods available in the country through seminars and information dissemination.

“As they say, ‘where there’s life, there’s hope.’ We, at Merck Philippines, understand the heartaches of couples who can’t conceive a child,” said Dess Carta, Sales and Marketing Manager for Fertility for Merck Philippines. “We want to let them know that there are means and ways to combat infertility.”
Learn from the Expert.

World Health Organization 

Infertility is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”

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Dr. Virgilio M. Novero Jr., head of St. Luke’s flagship Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI), said that infertility can be traced to issues affecting both the female and male reproductive systems, and medical conditions that compromises the quality of egg and sperm cells. Other factors that affect a couple’s ability to procreate such as socio-cultural practices, including the marrying age, educational status, professional goals.

The ART of Procreation

Infertility should not be the be-all and end-all for couples, as there are means and ways to this.

One available method for childless couples is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This treatment procedure enables multiplication of ovarian follicles and facilitates egg cell retrieval. During the process, embryos will be formed outside the body of a female patient and will be transferred once the “cultures” are successfully formed. Patients who are suffering from severe sperm deficits, blocked fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, and ovulation disorders can be candidates for this treatment.

With regards to IVF being risky, Dr. Novero shared that the success rate of such procedure has grown tremendously over the past years. He said that about six million children around the world were born via IVF.

To know more about infertility and IVF in the Philippines, visit and register at www.facebook.com/fertilityawarenessphilippines.

5th Fertility Awareness Week 2017

How can we help friends who have difficulty in conceiving? This is the 5th year that Merck Philippines will be having their ” Fertility Awareness Week”. The best way to seek to advise or information is to seek help from the expert or join formal talk about fertility awareness like the upcoming Merck Philippines Bridging Baby Steps Campaign happening on October 21, 2017 Saturday at the Edsa Shangri-La, Garden Ballroom Hall 3 and 4 , Ortigas ,Metro Manila for FREE.