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Dance Festival and Handicrafts Showcase at the 14th Waterlily Festival

Colorful street dancers participated by different school in Las Piñas ,agricultural products and items made from water hyacinth were showcased at the 14th Waterlily festival.

The festival was well-attended by thousands of residents of the city, guests and foreigners. Senator Cynthia Villar, who started the holding of the festivities in 2006, said the festival through the years, has served the purpose of being the show window for the city’s most talented performers and the most beautiful and creative people.

“We are very proud of this festival which we also hold to express our commitment for a lifestyle that is in harmony with nature and the environment, ” Villar said.

14th Water lily ( Water Hyacinth festival)

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7

Unang Hirit of GMA channel 7 went to cover the festivities and dozens of media correspondents , bloggers and vloggers were present during the event.

different handicrafts made from water hyacinth

The yearly festivity is participated in by more than 2,000 attendees,tourists and spectators coming from nearby areas like Cavite, Parañaque, Metro Manila and as far as Tanay ( Rizal), Bulacan and Laguna provinces.

coin holder, tissue holder for sale

Villar Sipag booth

baskets, bags, plate holder from water hyacinth

Although the water plant is popularly called waterlily . It is known as water hyacinth or ( Eichhornia crassipes ) which was introduced to the country during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in the mid-16th century.

slippers, bags made from stalks of water hyacinth

The water hyacinth became naturalized in waterways and tend to clogged the system during rainy season. When floral foam was not yet popular, water hyacinth stalks are also used by florists for their floral wreath.

Prizes

Inter-school street dancing competition was held from 6:00am to past 9:00 am. Groups composed of junior highschool students enrolled in the city competed for the following prizes : Champion :Php 50,000, First runner-up, Php 30,000 and Second runner-up for Php 20,000.

high school students in colorful native costumes made from water hyacinth stalks

Winners of the competition was judged according to their water hyacinth costume, props, choreography and technicality.

Mood was festive and people are anticipating next year’s 15th water lily festival 2020.

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Winners at the Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad Show at SM MOA

Big Winners of cactus, succulent and bromeliad show were announced few days after the grand festival. The event was organized by Philippine Nurserymen Association and BG event management in partnership with SM Mall of Asia and SM Supermalls with media partner Manila Bulletin and Agriculture magazine.

There were more than 50 stalls selling different kinds of cacti, succulents, orchids, plastic pots, fertilizers, ornamental plants, bromeliads among others.

Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad festival was successful that at least 50,000 went there during the event.

BIG Winners

The winners got special trophy, ribbons, certificate of appreciation and gift certificate courtesy of SM Supermalls.

Best Caudificorm :  Beaucarnea recurvata
Owner: Christian dela Cruz

2nd Place Caudiciform: Pachypodium Brevicaule

Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel

3rd Place Caudificorm: Jatropha belandieri
Owner : Mr. Francis Karl Calica

Best Euphorbia: Euphorbia stellata
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

2nd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia venefica
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

3rd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia fruticosa
Owner: Mr. Miguel Syyap

Best Mammillaria: Mammillaria compressa
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

2nd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria bocasana cv ‘Fred’ Monstrose Form
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

3rd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria dolichothele baumii cristata
Owner: Mr. Christopher Oblino

Best Gymnocalycium and Best Cactus: Gymnocalycium baldianum cristata
Owner: Ms. Maureen Cristales

2nd Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium anisitsii
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

3rd Place Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv ‘Transformer’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

Best Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Chocolate Skin’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

2nd Place Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Francis Karl Calica

3rd Place Astrophytum: Astrophyutum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel

 

 

 

10 Exciting Booths at the 18th Mango Festival

18th National Mango Festival was held from May 31 to June 2 at Eaton Centris Walk in Eton Centris, Quezon City.

Centris Walk

After we went to SidcorEton Centris Sunday Market, We decided to visit the festival. There were several talks, demonstrations and lecture held at  festival where participants can enrich their knowledge on basic mango cultivation techniques,  pest, diseases, fertilization and how to preserve excess production.

Ilocos Norte grown mangoes

10 Exciting Booths at the 18th Mango Festival

10. ) Wilson’s Tree Bank – offers several tree seedlings of mulberry trees, edible figs and few other tree seedlings.

Bicol mangoes from Yulaik farm

fruit wines

9.) Bicol Mangoes by Yulaik Farm . They also have some fruit wines made from lipote, mangoes. They also process mango sauce, baligang concentrate, dried lipote.

Address: Universal Road, Zone 6, Triangulo, Naga City , Camarines Sur

Contact: #0907-788-3250 / (054) 473-6300

8.) Santa Maria Dairy Farm– Santa Maria dairy farm offers milk, kesong puti, milk gel, milkobar, ice cream and pastillas which is sold for Php 50 per pack.

7.) Philippine Mango Seedling Farm– They have their farm in Candaba , Pampanga province.

6.)  Pampanga Mangoes are sold for just Php 60.00 per kilo

5.) Carlies Handicraft– Ms. Carlita Frades offer handwoven bayong made by the members . They are based in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

Contact : (0932-3153826, 092664441776)

4.) Green Thumb Zambales Dried Mangoes– Aside from fresh mangoes from Zambales, they also have dried mangoes.

3.) Spirulina by Aztec Food Growers Corporation- Their farm is based in Cainta, Rizal province. The ponds are secured and fully enclosed by screen mesh walls and transparent roofing.

Contact: landline 477-2256/ 622-2713 Cellphone :0917-8375280/ 0917-5078539

2.) Villar Sipag Booth– The booth showcases the advocacy program of the foundation like organic composting, urban farming, coco choir making, water hyacinth weaving among others.

They also gave away free organic compost sack for interested group and visitor at the festival.

1.) Guimaras Mangoes– They were sold initially for Php 150 per kilo during the first two days of the festival, But were sold for just Php 120 by the end of the event.

Los Baños Horticultural Society Annual Show 2019

Los Baños Horticultural Society in cooperation with University of the Philippines (Los Baños), Department of Tourism region IV-A and Department of Trade and Industry region IV-A will be having their annual show from April 5 to 14 , 2019.

uplb-2019-show

There will be several landscape exhibits, individual plant competition, trade fairs and product display at the Senior Social Hall gardens within the university. A minimal entrance fees of Php 25 for the general public and Php 20 for students, senior citizens and pwd’s with valid Id’s. Exhibit and commercial booth opens from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

 

 

Bougainvillea Extravaganza at Flora Filipina 2019

Bougainvilleas are flowering plants is a genus of thorny ornamental vines, bushes. The country is fortunate that we have a lot of old cultivar varieties and the flowering shrub was introduced during the Spanish colonial era.

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There are several plant stalls which specializes on this flowering plants. Some of the sellers are from Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and Rizal provinces.

bougainvillea-commercial-stalls

Several varieties and cultivars had been bred for the past several decades not only in the country but as well as other ASEAN countries ( particularly Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia).

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bougainvilleas , potteries and jars  for sale

We went to this booth and the seller told us that they are lucky to have brisk sales. Their three bougainvillea ( bonsai ) were reserved by an unidentified buyer. The  buyer already made a down payment few minutes before we came.

bougainvillea

The flowering  bougainvillea had a handsome price tag. This also have an interesting shape.

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garden set with several blooming bougainvillea cultivars

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The flowering shrub is quite popular in several latin American countries, Florida and parts of tropical Asia. I have invited three other blogger friends, but they did not stayed long at the site.

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Bougainvillea Extravaganza exhibit and commercial booths

There were about a dozen of so commercial and exhibit- The nice news is that the public will not shell out Php 50 and Php 30 entrance fees. Since this is a commercial trade fair and exhibit. Where almost anything on exhibit are for sale.

bougainvillea-exhibit

commercial exhibit

Our group was approached by a seller and told us that even the potted plants and accents are for sale.

Try to visit Flora Filipina 2019 Expo. The show is until March 5, 2019.