A Guide to Dendrobium of the Philippines by Mr. Jim Cootes and Co-Authored by Mr. George Tiong

Mr. Jim Cootes, “A Guide to Dendrobium of the Philippines”, co-authored with Mr. George Tiong, and printed in glorious full colour, by Natural History Publications (Borneo).

The book combines 35 years of Study on the Philippine DENDROBINAE, (Dendrobiums and it’s close relatives) by these two Celebrated International Orchid Authorities. The book features an astounding 102 Dendrobium, and relatives, species found all across the Philippine Islands, 69 of which are found only in the Philippines!

There are 142 Pages of 247 colorful pictures! And masterfully composed descriptions of some never before seen or photographed newly discovered Philippine Dendrobium species.

A must have of any Orchidophiles (Orchid Lovers), Student, Hobbyists, Naturalists  or Aficionado alike!

Books will be available on for sale on Feb 22nd at the Tropical Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City . Mr. Jim Cootes himself, who shall autograph every copy of these first release books sold on that day only!

Discounted price for just only Php 850.00  with a chance of meeting and having your book autographed by the authors .   A portion of the proceeds helps the cause of Philippine Orchid Conservation and League of Orchid Conservationists – Philippines (Loc- phil)

For orders, Please try to call or email : poci0413@gmail.com

Ms. Rowena Aben Daquioag : (0922) 380 7118


Innocence in Time Book with Ms. Chai Castro Galapon

Health Hub, SM Pasig- Pasig City , Philippines

Innocence in Time book

Innocence in Time book was written by Ms. Chai Castro Galapon , mommy blogger, writer and social advocate . It is a short fictional story with a strong personality. Imagine a 70-pages with 7,000plus words in a  5 x 8 book size.


In this fairy tale continued story, twelve princes from different kingdoms were captured by an angry evil witch. They have changed mankind’s history and was forgotten as decades passed by. Until a grown-up Tatiana Rose, seemingly ordinary girl but with a secret past that she never knew. Unlocking each revelation of the past, together with her best friend Blaise and adopted mother Priscilla Faye, Tatiana Rose discovers the truth and with it a challenge of life and death.

L-R Ms. Marylane Viernes – Leasing Manager of Sm Pasig together with Ms. Chai Castro Galapon

There was a short program was conducted at the health hub within SM Pasig .

Super inPlaytables winners

An on the spot raffle contest and other freebies were given by the sponsors of the event. Which makes the book launching even more exciting!

Philip Avent and CDR-King winners

Dippin Dots Ice Cream gift certificate winners

Walter Bread on the spot winners including Mr. Joseph Bitangcol

Manulife – free accident insurance for 1 -year
Website: https://www.manulife.com.ph/

Mr. Joseph Bitangcol and  Ms. Chesca Tonson

jam-pack crowd attending the book launching 

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book  Php 20.00 goes to a worthy cause. Mommy Heart Calimlim’s Baby Yvan who has a pulmonary dysplasia.

The book is  Available in more than 30 online bookstores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Adlibris and my favorite Bookwhirl.com. You can get it on paperback, e-book and Kindle copy.

For US, UK and Canada book lovers, Bookwhirl can assist you in buying the book.

For Philippine residents, you may order here Innocence in Time

Note: I would also recommend this book to all school libraries and teenagers, The pricing is very affordable and easy to read. More Power to Ms.Chai Castro Galapon and thru this book , i hope you can help a lot of people .

Title:  Innocence in Time 
Genre: Fiction, Short Story
Audience: 11 years old and up
Price:  P190.00

Ms. Chai Castro-Galapon

Contact information: 0918-9436091

Blogsite: http://momsykulitz18.blogspot.com/



17th Academic Book Fair

17th Philippine Academic Book Fair, the annual five-day event organized by the Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines, from July 8 to 12 at the Megatrade Hall 1, Fifth Level, Mega B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The Philippine Academic Book Fair gathers major publishers from the Philippines and abroad to showcase the latest academic books and other materials for educational institutions at the most reasonable price.

Paulines Publishing House, an apostolic ministry of the Daughters of Saint Paul, joins the event again this year, with books that cater to Christian and human formation, as well as references for teaching Christian Living for the K-12 Basic Education Program.

San Pedro Calungsod book

This book published by Paulines Publishing House will be sold at the 17th Academic Book Fair

The 17th Philippine Academic Book Fair is supported by the Department of Education with DEPED memorandum circular: http://www.deped.gov.ph/index.php/issuances/advisories/document/17th-philippine-academic-book-fair?format=raw

and the Commission on Higher Education with CHED memorandum circular : http://www.ched.gov.ph/chedwww/index.php/eng/Announcements/CHED-Chairperson-Memoranda/2013/17th-Philippine-Academic-Bookfair-of-the-Academic-Booksellers-Association-of-the-Philippines-July-8-12-2013.pdf. Co-organized by Primetrade Asia Inc., with media partners 105.1 Crossover, Radio High 105.9 and Mellow 94.7, the event offers the best deals for cash buyers, with lower than Internet prices.

Eight reasons to visit the 33rd Manila International Book Fair

SMX Convention Center , Pasay City , Metro Manila – Philippines

SMX main lobby

It was a cloudy day when i went to the SMX Convention Center, I was not able to catch -up on the opening day of the 33rd Manila Intentional Book fair  due to a lot of work and prior commitments.

I was given some complimentary tickets from my regular buyers  “suki ”  and friends from the bookstore industry . Unfortunately , some of the regular participants during the book fair seems to be absent.

Goodwill Bookstore booth

1.) Great Discounts on Books and other Reading Materials.

Goodwill Bookstore is the first booth that i have visited during the exhibition, This is one of the oldest bookstore established in 1937  that is still existing in the country.  Last year we were invited to the book launching of “Philippine Native Orchid Species ” by  Mr. Jim Cootes  .

Website: http://goodwillbookstore.com/content/17-philippine-native-orchid-species

This year, while chatting with some Goodwill store marketing personnel – I saw ” Bonsai & SuisekiTrees & Stones … in Harmony  ( hardbound ) – This book was printed in 2004 and is being sold for just Php 150 ! I quickly check the hardbound book ( for any lost pages and quality check) and immediately  paid for the book . While paying , the cashier told me that I have an eye for books ! then quickly recognized me , ” Hindi ba ikaw ang parati kasama namin tuwing may -orchid show” ? LOL .  Yes! I quickly told ,   the cashier .  Goodwill Bookstore used to participate  in orchid shows as stall holders selling various orchid and gardening books  .   Then the cashier told me that the book that i have purchased is indeed a great bargain. They used to sell that for almost a thousand pesos !

Array of books being sold at a bargain price

2.) Meeting Friends and People within the industry 

Mr. Jojo Manzano  of Unveiled at Last revised by the author

CSM bookstore is one of the 200 plus bookstores , publisher and distributor which participated in the book fair. CSM is the number one provider of christian resources in the Philipines.

Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc. CSM Bldg., Pascor Drive ,Sto. Nino, Parañaque City , 1704 Philippines

Tel. (632) 852-7301 to 04

Fax. (632) 851-0170

E-mail: direct@csm-publishing.com

Website : http://www.csm-publishing.org/

3.) Meet Your Favorite authors, cartoonist and illustrators

Ms. Sharron Navera author of Haunted TV Shows

Went to the booth of PSICOM Publishing Company and  bought  3 books ,  2 books written by Mr. Stanley Chi  (Suplado Tips 1 and Pogi Points )

Website : http://www.stanleychi.net/

  Ms. Sharron Navera author of  ( Haunted TV Shows)  i got a chance to interview her despite her hectic schedule. Some of the books that she wrote are re-published again .   I left the 2 other books with Ms. Jem Doromal with the receipt and my business card hoping to let  Mr. Stanley Chi autograph the book, The book signing is scheduled tomorrow September 15, 2012.   I normally would buy books and leave them to the publisher for autograph signing, But this is my first time to leave the books with the  PSI company ( I have no idea if they will let the author sign it ? or will just put them in a corner ?)  .  The book is quite cheap, However since the paper is just like newspaper type , I am expecting that despite of nice storage facilities that i have at home, tropical stains and humidity would take its toll in this kind of newspaper type of paper.  Perhaps the company would take in consideration the quality of the paper ( so that it would last longer) rather than quantity .

 PSI Publishing : http://www.psicompublishing.com/zen/

4.) Interesting booths and displays – energy balls  from which  static electricity are generated  that people who touch the ball   make their hair stand on end. This is one of the interesting booths at the ongoing 33rd Manila International Book Fair . The Philippine Science Centrum had some collaboration with Goodwill Bookstore and is among the most frequently visited booth . Aside from learning thru books, students can learn practical science, math thru interactive displays .

                           Philippine Science Centrum -part of their awareness and promotion is a traveling exhibit

Website: http://www.science-centrum.ph/

Child friendly booth

5.) Freebies and other Perks- Leslie’s Food Corporation is one of the companies which gave free snacks during the book-fair.  Some exhibitor booth gave interesting paper fans, bags , magazines  and book marks !

6.) Contests and Games- Diwa Publishing sponsored a battle of the brain type of contest which is called ” Pasiklaban” 

7.) Workshop, Story Telling and Lectures- Mrs. Maricel Laxa- Pangilinan conducting a story telling ” Kuya na si Bunso ”  last September 14, 2012. Almost every booth had its own book launching , story telling from celebrities, freebies and lectures.


8.) Cosplays and Costume party- some of the exhibit booths allows visitors to wear costumes and  have some time character playing . Cos-players is also a delight to all the visitors of the event, they have contest for best in costume presentation.

“Learning is Fun ” just like this exhibit booth , some of the books are price at Php 10.00 each

I would normally linger the whole day but due to busy schedule  .  I have to cut my visit to the event for just a couple of hours , enough for me to buy at least 3 dozen books ( at bargain prices !)  .  Bibliophile or book lovers/ collectors would definitely take time to attend this event. Unfortunately , i was not able to buy postcards from Book Mark which was absent during this year’s book-fair.

Admission FEE is Php 20 for the general public and Php 10 for student

The Book Fair opens from 10:00am to 8:00pm

The event is until September 16, 2012.

 Note:  Some bookstores , publisher and exhibitor would normally give away complimentary tickets to their “suki” regular customers .

16th Academic Book Fair

The Academic Booksellers Association of the Philippines (ABAP) will hold the 16th Philippine Academic Book Fair on July 10-14, 2012 at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

The Book Fair will feature the latest academic books, journals, references and other materials for educational institutions. This event will provide the Filipino people the opportunity to avail of educational materials at the most reasonable price with mint copies from participating companies.

The companies such as A-Z Direct Marketing Inc., Academic Book Sales, Inc., Alexan Commercial, Ateneo University Press, Book Trends Enterprises, C 8v E Publishing, Catholic Book Center, CD Books International, Inc., Claretian Communications, Creative Minds Book Center Co., EDCA Publishing & Distribution Corp. F 8s J de Jesus, Inc., Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc., Forefront Book Co., Inc., Global Learning Media Corp., Golden Books Services, Inc. Goodwill Bookstore, IBC Infotech, Inc./IBC Book Consolidators, Inc., IBON Foundation, Inc., Info-Ed Marketing Corp., Linar Educational Materials, Megatext Phils., New Century Books, Paulines Publishing House, Rebook Enterprises, Reader’s Knowledge Bookstore, St. Paul, University of Santo Tomas (UST) Publishing House, and University of the Philippines (UP) Press will be exhibiting in the said event.

Invited to attend this activity are the department heads, regional and division heads, educators, librarians, teachers and students.

For more information, interested individuals may contact any of the following:

Ms. Ma. Cristina S. Capistrano

Vice-President, Primetrade Asia, Inc.

 or  Ms. Bernadette Santiago

Primetrade Asia, Inc. Secretariat

5th Floor, Accelerando Building, 395 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Bel-Air, Makati City

Telephone Nos.: (02) 896-0682; (02) 895-2966

Fax No.: (02) 896-0695

E-mail Addresses: info@primetradeasia.com; bookfair@primetradeasia.corn

Website Addresses: www.manilabookfair.com; www.primetradeasia.com

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