RetroCon at Fisher Mall

Retro Convention (RetroCon) held a 3 day trade fair, exhibit and program from November 15 to 17, 2019 at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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crowd and table bourse

Unlike in the previous RetroCon at the Lucky Chinatown Mall, There were more table bourse sellers and participants at the convention. There were life size superman, Voltes-V ,wonder woman among others.

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retrocon neon signage

RetroCon at Fisher Mall

There were on the spot raffle, contest, live entertainment, retro music, m and lots of items to see at the site.

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greek universe

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Voltes V

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live program

Unlike other pop culture or trade exhibits in other parts of the metropolis, There is no entrance fees at the convention.

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vinyl records and cassette tapes for sale

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Krazy Kyle Gianan- Pinoy Picker’s booth

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Krazy Kyle Gianan

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banknotes

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toys and magazines for sale

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anime dolls and toys

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tin trucks

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Mac Kolektibolz

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coins, banknotes, old photos, cameras, telephones and posters

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old Php 1.00 coin ( Pilipino series 1972 to 1974) for Php 35 each and coins (Php 10.00) each.

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tomica toy cars

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different kinds of toys and dolls for sale

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Jerry’s life size statues on display

It was a wonderful experience roaming around the convention and chatting along with the table bourse sellers and organizers of the event.

Stamp Art and Pop Memorabilia Exhibit at the Manila Central Post Office

Postal heritage tour participants, general public and stamp and postcard collectors were delighted to see the two ongoing exhibits at the Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila.

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The pop memorabilia exhibit was opened in presence of the families, friends and fans of the three pop music icon last November 15, 2019.

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l-r Makati Councilor Ms. Tosca Puno-Ramos, daughter of Rico J. Puno; Mrs.Valerie Garcia, widow of Rene Garcia and Mr.Beebop Smith, son of Pepe Smith were presented with PHLPost’s Pinoy Music Icons during the launch. (Photo courtesy of PHLPost)

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Pinoy Music Icons first day cover

A special stamp and first day cover was issued to pay homage to these three music icons.

Pop Icon Memorabilia

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The pop icon memorabilia included photos, album covers, dress and even guitars used by the three Filipino pop icons.

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photos

The three Filipino pop music icons included Mr. Rene Garcia of the iconic Hotdog band. He either wrote or co-wrote songs like “Annie Batungbakal,” “Bongga Ka Day,” “Beh, Buti Nga,” “Bitin Sa ‘Yo,” “Ikaw Ang Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko,” “Dying To Tell You,” “Langit Na Naman,” and many more. Garcia passed away on September 2, 2018 at the age of 65.

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Mr. Rico J. Puno memorabilia items includes his jacket, cd and shoes

Mr. Rico J. Puno aka “The Total Entertainer” also passed away on October 30 of the same year at 65. Puno, a pop singer and a pioneer-promoter of Original Filipino Music (OPM) rose to stardom after channeling American superstars to forge a distinctive brand of local soul music in the 1970’.

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t-shirts for sale

He also ventured into dance-friendly songs like “Macho Gwapito,” but music listeners here and abroad would prefer his easy-listening croons in Filipinized versions of “The Greatest Love of All,” “One Last Memory,” and more so with his catchy, memorable ballads such as “Kapalaran,” “Buhat,” “Ang Tao’y Marupok” and “Lupa.”

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Mr. Pepe Smith the “Mick Jagger of the Philippines” and the Father of Philippine rock passed away on January 28, 2019, at the age of 71.

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There were about 60 participants in the talks and tour which was in joint partnership with Philippine Philatelic Federation, walkwithchan, Pilipinas Philately and Philippine Postal Corporation.

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Art and History Exhibit

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different art works and sketches

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stamp exhibit frames at the left side of the post office

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postal heritage talk participants

Pop Music Icon Memorabilia and Art and History exhibit will run until November 29, 2019.

For those interested in the upcoming FREE talks and tour, The next activity will be held on December 21, 2019 Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 nn.

Philippine Botanical Art Society’s Exhibit at the 5th International Symposium on Native Plants

Philippine Botanical Art Society and Philippine Native Plants Conservation Society members had a successful opening of the art exhibit held at the 5th International Symposium on Native Plants at the 8th floor Central Laboratory, University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

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More than 50 art works mainly orchids flowers, ferns, flowering trees and botanical prints.

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Art Exhibits and Exhibitors

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Mr. Larie N. Dianco who currently works at the National Museum for Natural History

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Ms. Aissa Domingo with her painting 

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Ms. Madoline Agudo dela Rosa

Ingress started on November 13 morning until 10:00 pm with several artists who came from Rizal, Bulacan, Quezon City, Las Piñas, Los Baños, Davao and other areas of the country.

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Professor Patrick Andrew Gozon of  the University of the Philippines

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Ms. Cynthia Gubler together with Spathoglottis plicata

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exhibit

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exhibitors, symposium participants and guests

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Ms. Carmen Odulio ( president PNPCSI), Ms. Bing Famoso-Tac-an with Dr. Cecilia Banag-Moran.

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ribbon cutting ceremony

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 and minor Sponsors, Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Geiser Macland, John Rendel’s Printing Services, Diamond Office Furniture, Cityville Realty and Developement Corporaration, PaI / Pilipinas Auto Group Inc, Zapata Holding Corporation.

Do not forget to visit the art exhibit until tomorrow- November 15, 2019 8th floor Central Laboratory, University of Santo Tomas until 5:00 pm !

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.

Stamp Artists Shine at National Stamp Collecting Month 2019

Stamp stamp artists were accorded honors at the 252nd postal service anniversary and National Stamp Collecting Month at Manila Central Post Office in Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila.

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Philippine Philatelic Federation members group photo / courtesy of Mr. Isidro Tan

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Mr. Norman Fulgencio ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio )

The program started around 3:00 pm with opening remark from Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III ( Business Development and OIC Marketing) and Chairman Norman N. Fulgencio ( Philippine Postal Corporation).

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L-r Mr. Maximo Santa Maria III together with Mr. Norman Fulgencio, Ms. Eunice Dabu and former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

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Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme ( courtesy of Ms. Zenaida Trambulo)

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stamp designers and artists were given recognition ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mabelle Tenorio)

The art exhibition also included works of art which features local stamp artists and designers of Philippine stamps. Among the stamp designers and artists invited were Mr. Victorino Servo, Ms. Eunice Dabu, Mr.Rodine Teodoro, Mr. Jose Antonio A. Jayme among others.

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National Stamp Collecting Month

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Pilipinas Philately team

The highlight of the event is an exhibit titled “The Art of History,” featuring the stamps designed by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) artists, flora, fauna, sketches, stamps artwork in Philippine history.

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former chief justice Lucas Bersamin ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately)

Special guest of honor includes Former Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin (25th Chief Justice of the Philippines),Philippine Philatelic Federation members, Heritage advocate groups, PHLPOST officials, media and the general public.

A lot of activities are in line with the month-long stamp collecting month and anniversary of the postal service.

There will be a FREE Postal Heritage Guided Tour and Talks on November 16, 2019 Saturday from 8:50 am to 12:00 noon. Do not forget to come and participate.