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Opening Salvo of HortiKultura 2017

This year’s HortiKultura 2017 opening salvo was well-attended by hundreds of participants from different garden clubs, plant society members , government officials , non -governmental organization  groups , media and bloggers .

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. officers and invited guests of honor

 This year’s theme ” Global Trends in Horticulture ” aimed to open the local floriculture and horticulture industry  to outside market . The ongoing trend is also in line with several aspect of tourism , like farm tourism , walking tours among others .

Ms. Norma K. Villanueva (president PHSI ) , Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Ms. Camile Bernabe

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. which organized the event , is also celebrating their 41st anniversary .

The event started past 4:00 pm with the traditional landscape exhibit tour , ribbon cutting ceremonies and light snacks was served after the opening and announcement of the winners.

Quirino High School choir

It was a bit overcast skies and rainy weather persisted , but this did not dampen the mood of the people .

Philippine Horticultural Society officers and guests of honor

This year’s guests of honor included Quezon City Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte -Alimurong , Del Monte -Philippines chairman , Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos , Quezon Memorial Circle officials , Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Mr. Jake Gaw of the Fern and Nature Society of the Philippines among several others.

BIG Winners

This year’s big winners are from Pangasinan Horticultural and Landscape Society led by Mr. Mac Pagsolingan which bagged First Place in the landscape competition ( Large category)

Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon team landscape

Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon and his team Mr. Ferdinand Lao , Ms. Amethyst Gonzales , Mr. Gilbert Obor , Ms. Rona Chua . Ms. Liza Holazo and Ms. Camille Bernabe won the First Place in the landscape competition ( Small category)

Mr. Bimbo Vergara’s waling-waling painting exhibit 

Special Prize

Ms. Delia Pionela – Del’s Garden

Professor Juan Lim together with some of his award winning bonsai

There will be a lot of activities at the HortiKultura 2017 show – Entrance fees is Php 20 for the general public , Php 15 for students , teachers and senior citizens with valid Id’s – The show will run until February 15, 2017

Note : Will post the full set of winners , all photos are from the author

 

 

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70th Annual Orchid Show Highlights

Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Philippine Orchid Society members and officers

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos -Del Monte, Philippines CEO & Senator Cynthia A. Villar

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with Quezon Cityhall, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Department of Tourism , Department of Agriculture   with sponsorship from Del Monte- Philippines, Pioneer Epoxy , Allied Botanical Corporation had opened the 70th annual orchid and garden show at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

registration area

l-r Mrs. Susan Lee , Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay Jr. and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.

Guests of honor includes Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. ( Del Monte -Philippines ) Dra. Elenita S. Binay , Quezon city government and officers of other plant societies .

Quezon Cityhall lancaster band

l-r Ms. Dory Fadriquela together with Senator Cynthia A. Villar and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.  .

group photo

Allied Botanical Corporation booth is one of the most photographed exhibit at the 70th annual orchid and garden show . It showcase most of the company products such as flowering annuals and vegetables . The company also won 2nd place in ornamental plant landscape competition. 


Senator Cynthia Villar

Senator Cynthia A Villar is one of the guests of honor at the show . She said ” Greeting , First of All , Thanks you very much to the Philippine Orchid Society for inviting me once again to attend this yearly event . I consider myself na suki na dito sa taunang orchid and garden show. and as before , I am very happy to be here with all of you once again.

Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Miles Hilario won the first place in freestyle flower arrangement with the emphasis on orchid flowers. She is a member of Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines .

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Architect Bimbo Vergara won 3rd place in the ornamental plant landscaping competition . He also took home the ” Best Ornamental Plant ” of the 70th annual orchid and garden show .

induction of officers

Newly elected officers were inducted by Senator Cynthia Villar and took their oath of office . They have a tenure from 2016 to 2017 when the next Philippine Orchid Society elections will take place.

group photo

Ms. Vangie Go , Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde , Mr.Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee,   Architect Bimbo Vergara , Ms. Miles Hilario took home several prizes and awards.

Fortune Catering Services

Fortune Catering Services was the official caterer of the event. They started to cater various events and functions of plant societies since last year . The lechon was sponsored by Philippine Bonsai Society . The meal that the catering had provided was already an early evening meal.

For those who wanted to avail of their catering services , the minimum is 55 people at Php 300 per head or Php 16,500. They are based in Makati .

Contact Person : Mr. Eric Ang

Contact Details : 254-9686 /254-97-03

(0998-5365597)

Email :ericang1019@yahoo.com

Exciting Floats and Street Dancing Parade at the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2016

Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

King Louis

The Philippine Horticultural Society together with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle administration , Del Monte -Philippines ( non participating ) float  , Agri-Aqua Network International Incorporated ( AANI ) , Harvest , Villar Foundation , PHSI c/o Myrna Magalong , Quezon City government , King Louis , Harbest , Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines , Agri-Aqua Network International  (AANI ) and Ashitaba by Ms. Adela Ang launched for the second year the floral float parade and street dancing parade at the Quezon Memorial Circle and adjacent area.

 

Villar Foundation

Villar Foundation float showcased a nipa hut with different vegetables , flowering plants and produce . The float also have a typical urban garden setting with plastic soft drink bottles used for planted vegetables .

Harbest Agricultural Corporation

Harbest Agricultural Corporation had a wide array of agricultural products ranging from greenhouse technology , hydroponics, fertilizers , seeds among others.

Address: 3rd Floor ITX Bldg., #5 Rosemarie Lane Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City The Philippines. E-mail: harbest@harbest.com.

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

 

Del Monte, Philippines

Del Monte, Philippines float showcased different products of the company . The float had green, red and yellow ornamentation attached to the float .

Website : http://www.delmonte.ph/

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

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc.

There are 10 participating Quezon City high school  at the street dancing contest

Ernesto Rondon High School

The students wore a stylized ethnic costume with green headdress and logo of Quezon City .

Bagong Silangan High School

The students were from the SPA – Special Program in the Arts from grade 7,8,9 and 10

Bagong Silangan High School

They wore recycled dress made from corn husk, newspaper, spoon , CD, candy wrapper , bottle caps , straw and sacks .

Tandang Sora High School

Tandang Sora High School students wore recycled plastics head gear and accessories

4th Flora Filipina 2015 Expo : An International Flower and Garden Show

The  4TH Flora Filipina Expo on February 26 – March 9, 2015 at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) of Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City. Through the leadership of the Philippine Orchid Society (POS), the country’s various garden clubs and the major key players of the ornamental plant industry will convene in this prestigious event at the iconic heart of Quezon City. A special opening for special guests and invited vips will be held on February 25, 2015 at the Flower Garden .

The event aims to boost the morale of the country’s horticultural industry, with the blessings of the Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism, and the Quezon City government and Quezon Memorial Circle administration. Some of the minor sponsors includes Del Monte, Philippines,  Allied Botanical Corporation – distributor of Peter’s Fertilizer , Department of Science and Technology ( DOST ),Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCCARD)  and Manila Bulletin

The Flora Filipina Expo has become a major Philippine tourism event, and it aims to create awareness among Filipino horticulture enthusiasts and also foreign plant growers about the beauty and value of Philippine plant species. This is also an event wherein inviting foreigners to visit our islands and see our wide collection of flora species.

History Timeline

The  1st Flora Filipina was held in cooperation with Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated in 2006 at the iconic San Ignacio Church ruins in Intramuros,2nd Flora Filipina 2009 was held at the Sunken Garden beside the Quezon Cityhall,  3rd Flora Filipina was held in 2012 at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) , Quezon Memorial Circle .

The Flora Filipina 2015 Expo is proud to have about 90 commercial booths who will be trading to the public selected and rare orchids, ferns, bromeliads, aroids, palms, flowering annuals, hoyas, epiphytes, bonsai, tree seedlings, seeds, including garden accessories, fertilizers, and pesticides.

The event will be having as many as 30 exhibit booths at the flower garden area.

A 2-day Scientific Conference will also be staged at the Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City on February 26-27, 2015. Topics includes: Taiwan Floriculture & Orchid Industry; Urban Gardening, Cool House Technology for Growing Plant, Ornamental Plant Variety Registration, Import and Export Guidelines, Reclassification of Orchid Genera, Breeding Methods in Floriculture, Potential of Philippine Native Trees for the International Bonsai Market, Edible Ornamental Vegetables, Tillandsia, Terrarium Making, Dish Garden and Flower Arrangement.

Farm Tour

There will be scheduled farm tour on February 28, 2015

Pet Expo

There will also be a pet expo from March 7 and 8 , 2015 – Some of the highlights of the pet expo will be bantam chickens , reptile breeds from all over the world, dogs and cats.

There will also be a free-daily lecture at the exhibit site. With this, the event is expecting more than 25,000 visitors. Foreign delegates and participants from the provinces will be arriving on the last week of February to attend the opening of the event, the conference and the special organized tours.

The Philippines is certainly is a rich plant habitat and is truly an ideal place to grow both tropical and semi-temperate crops. Some of the rare orchid species that can actually be found in the country include the majestic Waling-Waling (Vanda sanderiana), which is the “Queen of the Philippine Orchids,” Vanda luzonica, Phalaenopsis amabilis and other Phalaenopsis species, the Black orchid (Trichoglottis brachiata), various Lady slipper orchids (Paphiopedilum species), just to name a few. This season is the flowering of the Dendrobium anosmum (Sanggumay) and the Butterfly Orchids (Phalaenopsis species and hybrids). For ornamentals, we have the jade vine (Strongylodon macrobotrys), various Alocasia species, an assortment of fern species and allies, Hoya and Discidia vines, palms and cycads, and about 27,000 species more of ornamental plants.

Aside from species, the country can grow and mass produce a lot of introduced or imported ornamental plant hybrids like Euphorbias, Hibiscus, Aglaonema, Alocasia, Cacti, Succulents, and Cattleya orchids. With this, the Philippines certainly has much to offer in terms of diversity of garden plants for trade.

The country has a high potential of mass producing and exporting plants abroad, however, we just need to identify problems in marketing which are causing barriers in the expansion of the Philippine plant trade export industry. With this Flora Filipina event, the organizers hope to unite the local ornamental plant industry, provide technical assistance and market opportunities, and in a larger picture push forth the positive growth of the industry.

For further information about the FLORA FILIPINA EXPO, please contact the Philippine Orchid Society Tel. +(632) 929-4425, mobile +63 09178485468 or visit the website at http://philippineorchidsociety.com or Facebook: philorchidsociety@gmail.com

Office Secretariat : Ms. Jenny Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre

Website links:

DOST -PCCARD : http://www.pcaarrd.dost.gov.ph

Quezon City : http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/

Del Monte- Philippines  : http://www.delmonte.ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation: http://www.alliedbotanical.com/

Department of Tourism :http://www.tourism.gov.ph

It’s More FUN in the Philippines : http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/

Department of Agriculture : http://www.da.gov.ph/

The Great Eastern Hotel : http://www.greateasternhotelmanila.com/

Note” The Flora Filipina Expo site ( Flower Garden )  will have daily lectures and workshop, There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 20 senior citizens and students with valid Id’s and Php 30 general public – This is based on the entrance fees of the orchid show last year .

* Subject to change

Hortikultura Extravaganza 2015 Opening Highlights

Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City- Philippines

Special guests of honor includes ambassadors, Hon. Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte ( Vice Mayor of Quezon City ) Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos ( Del Monte, Philippines )

Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte Philippines, UNAGROW a division of UNAHCO , Department of Agriculture , Department of Tourism , San Miguel Corporation, Texas Eagle , TORO, The Turf Company  different plant and horticultural organizations from all over the country. This year’s theme “ Yaman sa Paghahalaman ” that there can livelihood opportunities and how to generate money in the horticulture industry .

L-R Dr. Romeo Gutierrez , Vice Mayor Maria Josefina” Joy ” Belmonte and Architect Patricia ” Wendy” Regalado posed at the Japanese-themed landscape by Mr. Vic de Rona

Ms. Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte together with Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines president Ms. Becky Buenaventura posed at the East-West Company landscape exhibit

Quirino High School Choir led the invocation and national anthem

It was a full week of activities which included a 2-day Horticulture Congress held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management on January 21 and 22, 2015 . 10 floral floats which were accompanied by street dancing , battle of the bands , landscape exhibition, competition , trade fairs and horticultural tours in Laguna and Cavite provinces.

Mr. Jonathan Badon

Mr. Jonathan Badon is ” Best Global Pinoy ” awardee  . He serenaded the crowd in Italian, French love songs .

Ms. Adela Ang – Herbal plants

There were at least 200 trade fair participants from different parts of the country . One of the biggest agriculture group AANI ( Agri-Aqua Network Incorporated ) had proudly showcased different agriculture produce and technologies .

Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula with his award winning landscape exhibit ( His landscape won -Special Commendation )

Garden Wedding by East West Seed Company

An eye catching landscape exhibit was the booth executed by East West Seed Company . The company is one of the largest producer of vegetable seeds, flowering annuals in the country.

Website: http://www.eastwestseed.com/philippines/ph/

Allied Botanical Corporation

Another fascinating exhibit is the vertical landscape with flowering marigolds , petunias, vincas herbs and vegetables .

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

 Address: No. 15, 21st Avenue, Brgy. Tagumpay,Cubao 1109, Quezon City Philippines
Email: sales@alliedbotanical.com
Tel. Nos.: +63-2- 911-0836 or +63-2-437-6606 to 08
Cell. Nos.: 0917-812-0264; 0922-815-0031; 0922-815-0056
Fax No: +63-2- 911-0159

Mr. Ralph Soriano together with Dr. Elenita S. Binay

 Binondo Fireworks and Firecrackers Lover  Association-president Mr. Ralph Soriano led the fireworks countdown .

The  mission is to  preserve and continue the use of fireworks in celebration, like fiesta, anniversary, funerals,weddings, debuts , inauguration, birthday,tourism,and other pertinent events Along with this giving safety precaution about using fireworks firecrackers is what the organization acquire to achieve

Vision:
To protect the history of fireworks firecrackers tradition culture in Binondo Mla. and local fireworks industry.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/groups/439655816135493/

BEST FLOAT

Del Monte Philippines – 3rd Place

The float was inspired by pineapple which is the main product of the company. The company won Php 40,000 cash , Trophy

Villar Foundation- 2nd Place

The Villar Foundation float was inspired by water hyacinth plants which are made into various handicrafts, bags, organic fertilizers , slippers and even costumes.  The foundation won Php 60,000 cash and Trophy

King Louis -Grand Prize

King Louis Ornamental Flowers and Plants emerged as the overall champion of this year’s float parade. The company is a veteran in Baguio Panagbenga Flower Festival  . The company bagged home Php 100,000 Cash and Trophy.

Mr. Francis Gener conceptualize and executed the float.

The company had a stall within Quezon Memorial Circle and is one of the biggest potted flowering plant grower in the country.

The event was highlighted with the awarding of the Best in Show, Best in Landscape , Best Float . There will be twice a day lecture which will start on January 24 until February 2, 2015 .

* Note: Special Mention is the League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines and Best Fern Group in Thailand .

Website Links:

 UNAHCO:http://unahco.com/global/

San Miguel Corporation: http://www.sanmiguel.com.ph/

Quezon City :http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/