Trendy and Affordable Shoes at the Sapatos Festival 2019

Trendy and affordable shoes, sandals, bags, wallets, leather belts and pouch bags dominate this year’s ” Sapatos Festival”.

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i love marikina standee and sapatos festival tent

Marikina is not only known for her rich heritage landmarks, churches, museums and food, but also the shoe industry. Among the patrons of the shoe industry is the former first lady Imelda R. Marcos, President Rodrigo Duterte, countless of local and international celebrities.

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marikina landmark

A trip to the city is incomplete without shopping for shoes, sandals and other leather crafts.

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sapatos festival tent

Trendy and Affordable

The designs are trendy and affordable to all age brackets and lifestyles.

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Azulis bag collection

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Valentino shoes since 1932

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Chrissie Bags

 There were 48 shoe manufacturers participated in the festival, which features quality and affordable shoes, bags, belts and other leather products made by Marikina’s craftsmen.

 

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Gibson Shoes
Gibson shoes brand name Antonio Manila
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Erika Shoes

Shoes, sandals, leather goods sold at the bazaar range from at P200 to P3,000.

           I took time to explore the booths within the center.

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Checkpoint shoes

Checkpoint Shoes had nice trendy designs, quality materials and yet affordable. The shoes can be worn as casual, semi-formal and formal affairs. They also have casual shoes which can be worn by men and women.

The company also maintains 4 outlet stores which includes : Marikina Trade Fair, Marikina Shoe Gallery, Shoe Center- Greenhills, San Juan, Park Mall, Cebu.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/checkpointshoes/

Contact :  645-3654

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Vestrada Fashion Bags

Vestrada Fashion Bags had pouch bags, ladies bags and bags for teenagers and men.

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Pads Shuz

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Merel Shoes

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Dream Step Shoes

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Dream Step Shoes with colorful designs

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Rawhide leather Exclusive
Rawhide leather Exclusive – offers different kinds of leather crafts like wallet, pouch bag, men’s bag, women bag and key chain holder made from leather.
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Tatay Oly booth together with President Rodrigo Duterte

Tatay Orlando Santos, 71, who made the shoes worn by President Duterte in his last State of the Nation Address.

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The shoe festival will run until Dec. 29 in the city’s Freedom Park in Barangay Sta. Elena.  There is no entrance fees and the general public is invited to come and shop.

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Schedule : Sundays to Thursdays – 9:00 am to 7:00 pm , Fridays to Saturdays 9:00 am to 8:00pm

How to Commute:

Jeepney route:
1.) Ali Mall/ Cubao/ Araneta Center to Calumpang/ Bayan jeepney route and comfortably arrived about 30 minutes. Paid the driver ( Php 12.00)

Then, walked about 10 minutes towards the Freedom Park within the Marikina Cityhall grounds.

2.) AUV Express from Cubao to Marikina

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.

Manila Cybertron & Modern Vintage Collectibles at Old Manila Eco Market and Puesto Manila

Manila Cyberton and Modern Vintage Collectible items are some of the exhibitors at the Art Pop Art within Old Manila Eco Market and Puesto Manila from November 16 and 17 saturday and sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Old Manila and Puesto Manila stalls

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Copperazo

Old Manila Eco Market and Puesto Manila have teamed up to have this unique trade fairs which combines pop culture, vintage, toys, collectible items, handmade products, environmentally friendly and sustainable products.

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Old Manila Eco Market and Puesto Manila

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collectible items, toys, comics and lunchboxes

We took some time to explore the event and saw over 20 stalls selling different kinds of vintage items, toys, stickers, note cards, soaps, hand made jewelries, food, coffee, accessories , cassettes, food, t-shirt and eco friendly products among others

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wind catcher, necklace and other items

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different kinds of native delicacies and preserve foods

There were also a lot of local and foreign tourist roaming around the bazaar area.

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sketch works

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locally published comics being sold for just Php 50.00

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baguito bags

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water proof stickers

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sticker and key chains

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handmade notebooks and scrap book

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itlog pin

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notecards / viewcards for sale

Do not forget to visit the bazaar and know the sellers advocacy and try to explore interesting places in intramuros and nearby areas.

10 Important Events at Quezon City’s 80th Anniversary

Quezon City government in partnership with dozens of cause -oriented groups, advocacy group, volunteer organizations, business establishments started the kick-off celebrations on October 12 and 13 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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Quezon City employees from various agencies attended the grand parade

The event was dubbed Pista sa Kyusi which had a two day event celebration.

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Thousands of employees, students, cause oriented groups, bloggers, vloggers and the general public had a rare chance to attend some events, concerts, trade fair, cook-off challenge, art event, sports event, bureau of fire special service section and food fair held within the famed landmark.

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10 Important Events at the Quezon Memorial Circle

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10.) Quezon City hall grand parade- A grand parade which started within Quezon city hall ground and wereheld around past 7:30 am and moved to Liwasang Aurora at the middle of the Quezon Memorial Circle.

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mobile library

9.) Mobile Library exhibit- There were 3 mobile library which is on constant on the move within many parts of the city.

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Quezon City public library (mobile van)

The mobile library provide several valuable services like reading literacy awareness, story telling, puppetryshocas among children and students of the city.

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QCX museum facade

8. Free QCX entrance – students, heritage advocates, bloggers, ordinary people and even foreign tourist were treated to a whole day of FREE entrance at the QCX museum. There are a lot of see and experience at the museum.

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author together with Mr. Paulo Ortega ( juanderingbulakenyo) and two Taiwanese tourists

For those who wanted to know and learn more of the city’s history, heritage, art, culture, advocacy. This is a must visit place.

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trade fair booths

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Care Channels inc.

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Balai Kamay

7. ) Trade Fair- There were over 80 booths which showcases different products, native crafts, organic material, advocacy group, health and wellness, photography group, art association and food.

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Len’s Bibingka and Putong Bumbong

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Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes

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Cook-Off Challenge

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6.) Food Fest – There were several food events held at the site. We were fortunate to witness the barbecue cook-off challenge from 6 barangays within the city.

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There were two representatives from the barangay. One of the challenge includes pork barbecue cooked-off.

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judges included well-known chefs, restaurateurs and qc tourism officers.

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pork barbecue

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5.) Art and Drawing Sessions- several well-known artists showcase their talents in painting and giving free art lessons. There were also art competition among young and budding artist of the city.

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Pop Art booths

Quezon City Small Business and Cooperatives Development and Promotions Office is inviting businesses to join our collective called POP QC (Proudly Original Products of Quezon City).

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4.) Plant Stalls- There are several plant stalls located within the park. One can choose from different kinds of plants, ornamental flowering plants, herbs, orchids , pots among others.

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herbs and plastic pots for sale

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3.) Zumba and Dance Sessions- The group provides free zumba and dance session. One can just join -in with the group.

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2.) Free wall climbing and demonstration by Bureau of Fire Services

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1.) Garden of Joy and Other Landmarks- This is an important landmark for plant, orchid and horticulture lovers.  This used to be called Flower Garden or Hardin ng mga Bulaklak and now called Garden of Joy.

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Garden of Joy entrance

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Cymbidium finlaysonianum orchid attached to a narra tree

We hope that the orchids, ferns, bromeliads and other plants mounted on the trees within the garden will be properly nurtured taken cared off. Since a lot of the plants were donated by members of plant organization.

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Quezon Memorial Shrine

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Presidential Car Museum

One must also try to visit other well-known landmarks like Quezon Memorial Shrine, Presidential Car Museum, Quezon Heritage House and soon to open President Aquino replica house when one visits Quezon Memorial Circle.

Note : Happy 80th anniversary to Quezon City government and to all the organizers of the event.

Grow and Show Features Fern and Astrophytum from September 13 to 15

Grow and Show in partnership with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau presents to the general public “Fernteriffic” and “Astrofabulous” for the next trade fair and plant show for the month of September 2019.

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It is just around the corner there are many reason why one should take time and visit.  Trade fair will be held from September 13 to 15, 2019

Activities and Talks

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Tabletop Exhibit on “Astrophytum” will be on Sept 15th, Sunday.

Registration starts at 8:00 am to 12:00 nn
Registration fee is Php 50.00 per entry/plant

Cash prizes,ribbons and trophy awaits the winners…

Lectures and Activities

“Fernteriffic September” by Fern Study Group Architect Wendy Fernando-Regalado will be on Saturday, Sept. 14th at 1:00PM.

“Astrofabulous September” by NCSOPI President Amy Lastimosa and Mr. Toti DM Administrator of Astrophytum Collectors Group Ph will be on Sept 15th, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Tilly Huddle and Plant Exchange headed by Ms. Doreen Dofitas will be on Sept. 14th ,Saturday at 11:00 am

Plant Bingo Bonanza headed by Secretariat Ms. Angela Marin will be on Sept 14th, Saturday at 2:00 pm

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms to Ms. Angel Marin ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317.

The trade show will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Note: There are two entrances, one at North Avenue and at Quezon Avenue side. Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.