Flora de Filipinas Book Signing Schedule at Gancayco Hall

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated will have a mini- book signing to be scheduled on July 22, 2017 at 2:00pm by the editor of Flora de Filipinas.

Dr. Domingo A. Madulid is the editor and the book was re-printed by Vibal Publishing Company.

The venue of the book signing project will be the Gancayco Hall aka ( Century Hall) within Quezon Memorial Circle. Take Quezon Ave /East Ave and Serye. GANCAYCO Hall is further down going towards exit.

Father Blanco

There is also an underpass which allow people from Commonwealth/ PhilCOA area to enter the Quezon Memorial Circle.

The book cost Php2,500 for hardbound Php2,000 for soft bound. This is printed in limited quantity .

Philippine Horticultural Society Secretariat : 0927 560 0140 Ms. Angel

This is a public service project of PHSI Education Committee. For more information about the book , Please visit the PHSI  page

 

 

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World Poetry Day 2017 at Kamuning Bakery

World Poetry Day 2017 was celebrated yesterday at the historic Kamuning Bakery . Mr. Jose Maria Flores Lacaba or Pete and his wife Marra Pl. Lanot  was invited to share their thoughts and insights about Poetry .

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

Lacaba is currently the executive editor of Summit Media’s YES! magazine, the sister publication of PEP.

Mr. Wilson Lee-Flores and Her Excellency Kok Li Peng of Singapore Embassy

The press conference started at about 9:30 am. Singapore ambassador Koh Li Peng shared some insights about Singapore role at the ASEAN . Ambassador Koh Li Peng in her two year stay in the country also shared some of her impression about Filipinos: among which are the Sense of Humor,  Sincerity and Love for Foods.

During the free-wheeling Pandesal Forum with local and international media, Ambassador Kok extolled the warm diplomatic and economic ties between the Philippines and Singapore, as well as the general optimism of the Asean region as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a high-level summit hosted by chairman the Philippines. She said that there are high hopes on the RCEP economic agreement being worked out between the 10-member nations of Asean region and China, that she thinks both this RCEP and even the TPP are all good initiatives to promote freer global trade.

             Ambassador Kok declined to comment to media’s questions on controversies like some Western criticisms of the draconian war on illegal drugs and the new death penalty bill, she reiterated that Singapore respects the sovereignty of its nation to govern itself and solve its own problems. She said Singapore has a very strong policy against illegal drugs. Kok also declined to comment on territorial dispute issues, since Singapore isn’t a claimant state but expressed hopes that Asian regional peace and stability shall be maintained by all Asian countries in order to sustain the region’s strong economic growth.

After the press conference, There were groups of students who joined the affair , for Poetry reading and appreciation.

The “Pandesal Forum”: The non-partisan, liberal, pro-people and informal Pandesal Forum of Kamuning Bakery Cafe was started on September 15, 2015 by writer Wilson Lee Flores as convenor and moderator. It welcomes all speakers, not just limited to political leaders. It is inspired by the centuries-old tradition of the “tertulia”—the informal and learned salon discussions of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America; it is also inspired by ancient China’s “li lun” or intellectual discourses. The “Pandesal Forum” hopes to help elevate the quality of public discourse in the Philippines on current affairs, politics and other topics, also focusing on economic, gut or “pandesal” issues. It also advocates genuine reforms and new ideas.

Website: https://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/manila.htmlhttps://www.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/manila.html

Connections : God in Everything and Everywhere Book by Rev. Father Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza

Christ the King of the Universe Parish, Kingspoint Subdivision, Bagbag, Novaliches -Quezon City

The author was invited by a friend and a relative for an early morning mass 6:00am  at the Christ the King of the Universe Parish in Kingspoint . This was a special day since a visiting priest from Parokya ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo of Bagong Silang, Caloocan City . There are two celebrant of mass .  According to Father Tristan , He is making rounds within parish churches within the diocese of Novaliches. He had already visited his 12th parish.

Reverend Father Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza together with parishioners 

Reverend Father Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza is a diocesan priest of the Diocese of Novaliches . He was born on January 23, 1985 at Gapan City , Nueva Ecija province. He grew up in Jordan Plains Subdivision , Novaliches , Quezon City where his family resides . He finished his primary education in 1997 at the Mater Carmeli School, Lagro , Quezon City . He then entered Maria Assumpta Seminary in Cabanatuan , Nueva Ecija where he finished his secondary education in 2001 .

Fr. Tristan continued his tertiary education  at the same seminary earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy in 2005 . In his desire to become a priest , he also entered the San Carlos Seminary  at Guadalupe , Makati City wherein he completed his Master’s Degree in Theology in 2010.

Christ the King of the Universe Parish 

Currently , He is a priest assign at the Diocese of Novaliches where the church badly needed repair and there is a chapel nearby which is under going construction . Proceed from the sale of the two books entitled  Connections : God in Everything and Everywhere published in 2012  and LunchBox published in 2013 by Claretian Publications.

parishioners bought books

The first book is written in English with 95 pages and the second book written in Filipino. Each book cost Php 200 

For those willing to help the causes of the Parokya ng Ina ng Laging Saklolo – Bagong Silang for the rehabilitation of their church and construction of a chapel .

Please call (09228418129 ) SUN (09173223909 ( Globe) 

Email: inisparish@ymail.com

 

 

Interesting Items at the Manila International Book Fair 2016

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

The 37th Annual Manila International Book Fair 2016 had opened its doors to the public on September 14 and there are a lot of interesting items that one can buy as gifts this coming Yuletide season.

37th Manila International Book Fair 

For the past several years SMX convention center had hosted the book fair. The center is composed of 4 Exhibition Halls, 5 Function Rooms, and 14 Meeting Rooms. With a 21,000 square meters, it may accommodate a wide array of events. There are several hundreds of exhibitors at the annual book fair.

SMX Convention Center

Here are some of the items which caught the fancy of buyers , collectors and book lovers.

Musical Journal at the Goodwill Bookstore 

Music and art lovers will surely like the musical journal at the Goodwill Bookstore.

 

Remembering Marilyn Monroe bibliography by LIFE

Scouting for books and other bargain stuffs at Goodwill Bookstore . I bought this autobiography of Ms. Marilyn Monroe . The original price tag cost Php  770.00 , the book had a discounted price of just Php 200.

Goodwill Bookstore:  http://www.goodwillbookstore.com/  

Digital Products

There are several digital products which are sold between 10 to 30% discount .

Wiyawi Bags

These are handmade bags made from indigenous materials and proceeds from the Sale of these bags goes to the community that made these bags. These are distributed by Tradewind Books which had a store at the Silahis Center within Intramuros , Manila

Silahis: http://www.silahis.com/about.html

Philippine Festival postcards

postcard collectors ( deltiologist)  , letter collectors will surely like these postcards . These postcards are sold at Php 120.00 per pack .

Pens at Cosmos Bazaar and Pilot Pen

3-D  Greeting Cards 

3-D Postcards

Accu Map formerly known as Asiatype Distribution Inc. is one of the stalls which sells 3-D postcards and greeting cards. They sell their items at Php 50.00 each.

There are minimal entrance fee of Php 20.00 general public and Php 15.00 for students, teachers and librarians . The MIBF is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm

SMX website: http://www.smxconventioncenter.com/

MIBF: http://www.manilabookfair.com/

Philippine Food Holidays Culinary Culture by Ms. Clang Garcia

Malolos City , Bulacan province , Philippines

We got a chance to meet Ms. Clang Garcia which operates Jeepney Tours, an enterprise that exploits the jeepney’s cultural reputation.

Its hop-on, hop-off programs, she explains, are inspired by those existing abroad. These special jeepneys are supersized in features. They’re decked out with air-conditioning, karaoke and extra wiggle room — the seats are composed of front-facing rows that can comfortably fit up to 20 passengers as opposed to two rows facing each other squeezing 8 people on each. She had a tie-up with 5 hotels in Metro Manila.

 Ms. Clang Garcia of Colors Integrated Media,Inc. and Jeepney Tour  together with Sir Rolly , Ferdie Talbenito , Ms. Rheeza Santiago Hernandez , Mr. Jose Ruel F. Paguiligan  ( Barasoain Church curator) and Mr. Rolando C. Mabini

She is also a culinary and heritage advocate , She had presented several soft bound book entitled ” Philippine Food Holidays Culinary Culture“. Among the feature were menus and traditional foods of Bulacan .

Special mention are the culinary menus by Mrs. Milagros Enriquez – Culinary historian and icon of Bulacan.

It was presented at the Barasoian Church audio-visual room during the Tena sa Latian sa Pamarawan Culinary tour .

The book features 25 gastronomic destination and  15 heirloom recipes

The book had a launching at the Emilio Aguinaldo shrine few weeks ago , For those who wanted to buy  the book , It cost Php500 to Php 600 and Try to contact book publisher and writer Ms. Clang Garcia

Cellphone number: 0918-9001415 or email : clang.garcia@gmail.com