Kabuhayan sa Sariling Bayan theme of 9th OFW and Family Summit

Kabuhayan sa Sariling Bayan is this year theme at the 9th Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) and Family Summit on November 12, 2019 at Hall-D , World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat ( Buendia ), Pasay City.

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Ms. Susan Ople and Senator Cynthia Villar

This aims to equip the OFWs with the necessary tools to grow their money here in the country. The press conference was moderated by Ms. Susan “Toots” Ople of the Ople Training Center. The 9th OFW and Family Summit aims to target at least 4,000 participants.

OFW and Family Summit

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Senator Cynthia A. Villar, who is also director of the Villar Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance (Villar SIPAG).

“My family and many OFWs always look forward to this event because it has evolved into an occasion where OFWs and their families gather and interact with private and government institutions for concerts ranging from access to financial services, social benefits, legal assistance, among others,” Villar said.

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The summit will be graced by former Senate President Manny Villar, Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mar Villar, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez.

English Learning Camp Chief Executive Officer Burn Guitterez, author of the country’s first finance-influenced comic book “The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora” will be talking on the growing one’s earnings. Also talking on the topic will be Ecofarm owners Eric Atanacio and Terra Verde; and President and Chief Financial Planner of Wealth Arki Consultancy, Inc.

On the topic of Business Landscape and Trends for Start-ups, panelists will be Emma Tolentino, Eco Natural Integrated Farm owner; Ace Vergel dela Cruz, acquisition executive of Grab Philippines; and Capt. Danny Ricohermoso, Executive Vice President of Integrated Seafarers of the Philippines, Inc.

OFWs turned successful entrepreneurs will also have their own segment led by Gene Gutierrez, owner of Big Ben’s Gourmet and Big Ben’s Kitchen; Bianca Tolentino, owner of Cofficina Cafe + Co-work; and Princess San Diego, founder of What’s Your Flan.i

Do not forget to visit Website: http://ofwsummit2019.villarsipag.org or visit the family desk at any Vista Mall and Starmall branches nationwide: on site registration as early as 6:00 am on the day of the summit.

Submit one of the following documents: copy if the OFW’s passport; proof of remittances; seaman’s book; job contract; copy of the documents establishing the relationship with OFW’s such as marriage certificate and valid ID.

Do not forget to pre-register and get a chance to win house and lot from Lessandra by Camelia, 2 motorcycle from Isuzu -Cavite, Pangkabuhayan Showcase from All Day Supermarket, Applicance Showcase from All Home, Xtreme Appliance and other prizes.

Manila International Auto Show 2016

The annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2016 is set to return next month and will host several surprise launches from notable auto brands, along with showcasing the widest range of products and services. From April 7 to 10, the combined venues of the World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center  or PTTC will provide 30,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space.

With over 500, 000 attendees since 2005, nearly 200 participating companies from the automotive sectors, 500 exhibitors and 400 car display units in the show’s 30,000sqm exhibit area, MIAS is the biggest motoring and driving event in the Philippines held every summer.

Presented by Worldbex Services International, the country’s leading events and exhibitions organizer, the 2016 MIAS is expected to transcend its previous installments as it brings something totally new to the table. Revolving around the theme of Smart Mobility, this year’s MIAS will highlight the smart technologies that are at the core of today’s automobiles.

The show starts at past 10:00am until 10:00pm , there will be minimal entrance fees of Php 150.00 during the car show.

For more information about this year’s Manila International Auto Show, please visit www.worldbex.com.

Agrilink 2015 Highlights

World Trade Center, Pasay City -Philippines

Agrilink 2015 , the country’s longest agriculture, fisheries , livestock , food sector. The 3-day event started with the ribbon cutting ceremonies by Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. This year’s theme: Regional Agribusiness Development : Cornerstone for Inclusive Growth .

East West Seed Corporation

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/en/index.php

Facebook Page: EastWest Seed Company

Unlike other trade shows, There is no entrance fees – however due to the high volume of foot traffic at the iconic World Trade Center , It is advisable to pre-register several months or weeks prior to coming to the event as long lines at the lobby .

Allied Botanical Corporation

Simply called ABC or Allied Botanical Corporation. This company is among the largest distributor of quality brand condor seeds, annuals, herbs and fertilizer brands like Osmocote , Peters and Klasmann

Website: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Trade Fairs opens from 8:30am until past 5:30pm

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

Try or call 09175888799 or email frld.agrilink@gmail.com.

Visitors can also pre-register their attendance through http://www.agrilink.org

Note: I suggest people visiting the trade show to be extra cautious in handling their belongings, there are report of pickpocket incidents .

Meeting with Fellow Postcard Collector

Isabelle Royale Hotel and Suite- Valdez Street ,Barangay Poblacion, Makati City -Philippines

Mr. Jurgen Ney at the hotel reception area

I was not able to attend the grand eyeball of fellow postcard collector held last August 31, 2015  in Cubao due to conflicting schedule and last minute client meeting in Fairview.

Scheduled a few other attempts to meet Mr. Jurgen Ney – A German postcard collector and his first time to visit the Philippines . Our time schedule seems to be different that it took  me almost 1 week before i can manage to meet him last September 2 .

I lived in northern Metro Manila where traffic is unpredictable and our place is notorious for its monstrous traffic jam and public buses is always crowded especially on rush hour . Decided to leave at around past 5:30am just to be in Makati before the rush hour began, I also pass the MRT North Avenue station and decided not to take the ride despite the short line ( I am happily watching the MAD Max Fury Road film being aired over the air-condition bus that i took ) Route -Novaliches – Baclaran via EDSA .

Buendia Avenue aka Senator Gil Puyat Avenue

( notice the large poster with the clearance )

I paid over Php 50 transportation fee going to Buendia ( aka Senator Gil Puyat Avenue) It is well worth it since the bus is not crowded and had a good movie to watch . I arrived a little past 7:30am at the Buendia Gasoline station near MRT Buendia . The main center island with a lot of decades-old trees like acacia, narras , mahogany will be cut-down in the not so distant future to pave way for road widening project . I hope that someone can save those premium trees  There are tree experts that are around and maybe instead of just cutting those premium trees , I think they must find a space to replant those trees. Let us say in Ayala Triangle or Somewhere else ? There are a lot of public parks and spaces in Metro Manila that needed trees.

Century City Mall

I leisurely took a stroll walking along Buendia and I asked a friendly Makati police who knew the street. He quickly told me the exact location and it was just a few blocks away. I walked towards Makati Avenue then pass-by Kalayaan Street ,  Century City Mall , A Venue Mall then Valdez street .I was greeted with a friendly smiles by the hotel receptionist and she got my ID and my purpose . She immediately called the room.

postcards from Germany ( love the landmarks)

When Mr. Jurgen Nes came, we did a few photo opportunity , swap some postcards , got a few autographs and have a little chit-chat.

Berlin map with landmarks

This is one of my personal favorite , This showed the map of Berlin and its famous landmarks

Vielen Dank, Maraming Salamat , Thank You , Terima Kasih and Gan Xie

Website: http://www.isabelleroyalehotel.com/

8 Exciting Reasons to Visit Worldbex 2015

World Trade Center , Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Street) , Pasay City – Philippines 8.) Business Opportunities – Worldbex expo is now on its 20th anniversary, The show is getting bigger and with larger number of participating companies both local and international .

 20th anniversary logo

There are over 600 participating companies and there are an average of 20,000 to 30,000 visitors .

Co Ban Kiat Hardware

Co Ban Kiat Hardware is one of the oldest still existing hardware company in the country .

Website: http://cbkhardware.com/

Meeting buyers and sellers is the key – the event makes it easier to transact between parties. It is also the biggest architecture, supplies, industry , construction based event.

Mr. Kyle Malig ( marketing manager ) and Ms. Anne Lucas ( sales and marketing administration)

Smart house -prefabricated warehouse , kiosk , house, pre-fab villas and insulated materials

Website:http://smarthouseprefab.com.ph/

Ms. Lalaine C. Sepnio ( Sales Officer) and Mr. Benny Lopez ( Sales Officer)

Rize Innovations, Inc.

Address:168 Ignacio Street, Pasay City 1300

Website: http://www.rizeinnovations.com.ph/

Mistercool -With Mr. Christopher Dela Rosa ( Sales Representative)

7.) Practical Equipments – There are a whole lot of innovative and practical equipment being sold or displayed during the event.   Mistercool Mist Fans are designed to coll semi-indoor areas such as patio, garden . Schools, Barangay , Outdoor event organizers and even in memorial parks and would use the products.

Address: 1001 West Parc Birch Condominium Alabang, Muntinlupa City , Philippines

Phone# 672-38-27 / 672-38-27/542-1861 Mobile : 942-394-9886

Mr. Regie Lopez ( Sales Consultant )

Trendway Builders , Inc. with their anti-heat solution with nano coating developed by students of DLSU .

Sol-Gel and Nano Technology – Nano coat is an advance coating that is a product of Sol-Gel and Nano Technologies. It comes in liquid solution and forms a seven micron thin solid layer within an hour of application on the glass surface through the combination of these technologies .

Website: http://www.trendwaybuilders.com/

China Pavilion- Several companies from mainland

6.) International Pavilion – There are over 200 exhibitors and commercial companies from Asia, Europe and North America which participated in the exposition showcasing their products and new technologies .

With the theme, “Building Vision in the Realm of ASEAN Integration”, WORLDBEX 2015 is primarily recognized to fortify and develop the economic resilience of the construction and architectural industry among the ASEAN countries.

Among the most prominent are from China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Brunei, Spain, Italy, Australia and the United States of America.

There is also a GRAND Embassy Pavilion which showcase not only their country’s tourist destination spots but a commercial trade attache and investment promotion agency. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Steve Lim ( Manager -left) Korea Business Center in Makati ( KOTRA ) Korea Trade -Investment Promotion Agency

Korean Business Center – Unit 1504, 15F, BDO Equitable Tower , 8751 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City  Telephone (02) 893-32-44 1183 Fax (02) 817-3369

Vietnam inspired landscape ( Grand Prize Winner)

5.) Landscape -Architects , Landscapers, Garden Enthusiasts and Plant lovers will surely be amaze with the different  landscaping techniques and styles.

 Cambodia inspired landscape exhibit

landscape architecture graduating students were also asked to transform their respective sections of the World Trade Center outdoor lawn into works of art as part of the DELAXX competition. The DELAXX competition was hosted in partnership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects. There is also an inter-ASEAN country ( landscape )  interpretive competition where Vietnam emerges the grand prize winner.

Gardens by Sanders Inc.

Contact : 890-0454 , 728-52-71

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

Mr. Faderon John Rersk- Philippine Women’s University ( Indonesia) 1st runner-up ” Best Design ”

Website: http://www.pwu.edu.ph/

4.) Obra Maestra Competition – Outstanding representatives from eleven of the metro’s top design schools participated the annual competition. The Winner is chosen via the public voting and visitors stubs. Aside from bragging rights, the winner also won cash prizes.  This year’s theme is ASEAN

School of Fashion and the Arts ( Grand Prize Winner)

 Obra Maestra Competition is a way to recognize and celebrate the potential of young Filipino talent. All of the exhibits in competition was in cooperation with the Council of Interior Design Educators , Wilcon Depot,  Guests will also be happy to see the creativity and skill of the participating interior design mentors and students.

Website: https://www.sofa.edu.ph/

Ms. Anne Charisse Gail P. Bantiling ( designer of the exhibit )

Contact information : +63-928-585-2910

 3.) Interior Designers’ Gallery– The gallery which features the different works of the Philippine Institute of Interior Design members.  Guests can meet  and greet interior designers and learn more about what they can do for residential and commercial spaces. The featured artists and designers can also promote their creative styles .

2.) Architects’ Gallery– The gallery is located at the Philippine Trade Training Center  side.  Presented in the gallery are some of the country’s top architectural and design firms .

Ms. Clara Buenconsejo

1.) Cause Oriented Groups and their Advocacies- One notable group is the HCS-Y and the Escolta Commercial Association Incorporated ( ECAI)  participating in this event.

message board by architectural students

The group wanted to preserve the Queen of Manila street ( Escolta ) and the grandeur of the old buildings and they group conduct some guided tours around the commercial district for a minimal fees.

Note: The WorldBex 2015 show will end tomorrow March 15. There is no entrance fees, However -visitors must bring their business cards and pre-registration is a must , due to the extent and scale of the event, which tend to have a long queues at the registration area.