SMX Convention Center , Pasay City -Philippines
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SMX Convention Center , Pasay City -Philippines
Good News to all Travelers and Bank of the Philippine Islands ( BPI ) card holders !
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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.
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.
There will be scheduled farm tour on February 28, 2015
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Secretariat : Ms. Jenny Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre
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
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.
Allied Botanical Corporation
Another fascinating exhibit is the vertical landscape with flowering marigolds , petunias, vincas herbs and vegetables .
Address: No. 15, 21st Avenue, Brgy. Tagumpay,Cubao 1109, Quezon City Philippines
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
To protect the history of fireworks firecrackers tradition culture in Binondo Mla. and local fireworks industry.
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 .
San Miguel Corporation: http://www.sanmiguel.com.ph/
Quezon City :http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/
Manila Central Post Office main lobby, Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila-Philippines
Postmaster General Maria Josefina Dela Cruz with her personalized stamps
The usual design of the paper -based stamp has evolve into many shapes , sizes and forms. Stamps are also being made out of other materials such as with gold / silver leaf and new designs like glow in the dark , 3D or hologram.
The so called personalized stamp series is different from the previous stamp issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation on 2005.
first personalized stamps of the Philippines
These first-ever personalized sheets were printed when Philpost agreed to let Pinoy Stamps, Inc. offer personalized stamp sheets during the 23rd SEAGAMES. Aside from being the first personalized stamps , the stamp is also considered as commemorative items and was issued on November 27, 2005.
The 3,000 sets of two sheets with blank labels were sold to Pinoy Stamps Incorporated , P90 plus 10% value-added-tax (VAT). The higher price was partly due to the need to print the sheets on specially-cut A-4 sized security paper in order to allow their machines to print images on the blank labels.
Pinoy Stamps, Inc. sells the personalized sheets by printing photos, either from on site shooting during the duration of the games, or from submitted photos. The processing and sale of these personalized sheets are allowed until all stocks are sold out. The personalized sheets are placed inside a plastic-covered cardboard with sleeve that has “I was at the Games” and the SEAGAMES logo printed. These were sold at P350 per package.
To allow collectors who want to include these sheets that contain many new stamps but do not want personalized labels in their collections, “generic” sheets with officially printed labels are also offered by the Philatelic Service. On each sheet, a single Philippine flag is printed on the left column. On the right, each of the 5 labels features the flags of 2 participating countries.
Juan Click Project
Juan Click is a project of Philpost to get the customers to get hook with their latest products and services with one click in the computers.
First Phase: ” stamps’ for philatelists who like to order old and newly released stamps by PHLpost.
Second Phase: ” One Town , One Product” For online shoppers here and abroad , PHLpost in partnership with Department of Trade and Industry and online selling of OTOP products , by promoting and selling it nationwide and to other countries.
Third Phase: Retail products
Fourth Phase: Hotel and Tourism Industry
Pinoy Mall is another project of the Philippine Postal Corporation which enables stamp collectors ,different Philippine products such as dried mangoes, textiles, handicrafts , delicacies, mugs, embroideries on-line.
OTOP exhibit ( One Town One Product ) by the Department of Trade and Industry
It is about time that the corporation must upgrade their variety of services. In other ASEAN countries, their postal company sells a lot of local produce which enables to help their local economy and a potential revenue earner for the government.
Pinoy All Stars
The program started at past 10:00am , The event is more orderly compared to other previous events that Philpost had organized. There was a short dance number by Pinoy All Stars.
Postmaster General Maria Josefina Dela Cruz
Mobile application is a feature of PHLpost’s e-door to door delivery service . This end-to-end solution will be utilized to serve the requirements of DSWD beneficiaries under the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizen Program ( SPISCP) .
After the program , The personalized stamp was unveiled by postmaster general Maria Josefina Dela Cruz and key post office officials. The PHLpost is keen to partner with the Department of Tourism in order to promote tourist destination spots like Boracay, Palawan, Ilocos Norte, Cebu, Bohol , Davao in which tourist can take souvenir shots can send them via postcards or letters to their love ones living abroad.
Note: While personalized stamps is rather ” NEW” in the Philippines . A lot of countries had been selling personalized stamps for the past several decades. A revenue generating potential if properly distributed on popular tourist destination areas . Hope that will continue with the support of DOT and even private sector.
Tropical Garden, Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman, Quezon City-Philippines
L-RMs. Monina Abadilla , Mrs. Charita Go, Dr. Elenita Binay, Senator Cynthia Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos and Mr. Pol Rubia- AANI Head, Mr. Emmanuel Santos and Mr. George Mendoza
Philippine Horticulture Society Incorporated together with Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City government , Department of Agriculture , Department of Tourism, Department of Labor and Employment, OWWA , Department of Foreign Affairs presents to the public the 38th annual horticulture show.
L-R Dr. Romeo Gutierrez, Architect Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado, Dr. Helen Valmayor, Dr. Teresita D. Amore ( Univeristy of Hawaii, USA ) and Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University – Thailand)
The plant show is dubbed Horticulture 2014 with the theme ” Horticulture for Tourism , Wellness and Livelihood started with a simple and memorable exclusive opening for members , invited guests , industry experts , media and government representatives at the Tropical Garden within the Quezon City Memorial Circle .
L-R Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe ( PHSI president) , Dr. Surawit Wannakrairoj ( Kasetsart University) Ambassador Preciosa Soliven ( OB Montessori ) Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Dr. Elenita Binay , Mr. Joselito Campos and Professor Serapion Metilla
untying of the garland and releasing of pigeons
L-R Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula , Architect Butch Duque, Dr. Elenita Binay , Architect Patricia ” Wendy ” Regalado , Mrs. Ella Gutierrez and Dr. Romeo Gutierrez
L-R Mrs. Remedios R. Santelices , Senator Cynthia Villar, Ms. Edna L. Felipe and Ms. Letty Ligon
A short tour around the exhibition site / landscape exhibits
Mrs. Remedios Rodis Santelices , Dr. Elenita Binay and Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula
Quirino High School Glee Club
The Philippine National Anthem and ” AMA Namin” was performed by students of Quirino High School Glee Club of Quezon City .
Mr. Joselito Campos – Honorary Member and Chairperson ( Horticulture 2014) during his “welcome ” remarks
Ms. Tess Gomez
a short fashion show led my the members of the Philippine Horticultural Society showcased the different flowers blooming at a different time of the year, some of them are old-time favorite like sampaguita, ylang-ylang.
Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula together with Quezon City Vice-Mayor Ms. Joy Belmonte
Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe together with Congresswoman Bernadette Herrera-Dy ( BH party-list)
Ms. Letty Ligon, Ms. Jeanne Goulbourne and Mrs. Adoracion S. Bernabe
Ms. Jeanne Goulbourne is an advocate of Philippine textile fabric and Philippine fashion. She is also known for her other advocates like the love for the environment and herbal plants.
Horticulture 2014 show will run until February 3, 2014 – Entrance fees is Php 40 for the general public and Php 20.00 for students, senior citizens and government employees with valid ID’s . There will be daily lectures, seminars, demonstration , landscape exhibit , commercial flea market where quality and affordable plants, gardening supplies , agricultural products, herbs, orchids, flowering plants, vegetable seeds, fruit trees, fertilizers are for sale.
There will also be a 2-day technical conference at the Bureau of Soil and Water Management just beside the Department of Agriculture compound Elliptical Road corner Visayas avenue .
The landscape exhibit and lecture area opens from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Land line: 377-0234 and (0916-229-9273) (0917-56354-74) Mr. Macky PHSI Secretariat
Visit Website Links:
( Facebook) Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated: https://www.facebook.com/phsi76
Quezon City : http://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/
Department of Agriculture: http://www.da.gov.ph/
Department of Labor and Employment: http://www.dole.gov.ph/
Department of Tourism: http://www.tourism.gov.ph
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Note: Rate may vary depending on season -rate ranges from Php2,950 – Php 3,395.00 inclusive of buffet breakfast for 3 persons
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Eurotel is Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) and Department of Tourism ( DOT) accredited .
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I would like to extend the congratulations to all the members of Wazzup Pilipinas and Mr. Ross Del Rosario
The community blog formed together by a group of bloggers for the Filipino ” lakwatseros'” , gimikeros” , ” lagaristas” , “bulakbols” . It is a term for the socially active individuals.
The community blog was awarded at the recent 2nd Digital Influencers Marketing Summit at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City last September 21, 2013.
Some of the notable accomplishments include partnership with government agencies like the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and even Malacanang agreed that we can repost their press releases released by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office and the Office of the President. According to The Official Gazette webteam, Usec. Manuel L. Quezon said that they could include us in their Daylight dissemination list, while Usec. Abigail Valte agreed to include us also in their dissemination list for statements from the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson.
Wazzup Pilipinas also partnered with several events and organizations as their official online media partner namely WU Fest 2013, UP JMA ADHOC : Seek Avidity, 34th Manila International Book Fair, EduCare : A Young Child Conference, National Conference on language and Literature, Raket Market, Baby Expo 2013, Dutdutan Trece, The Best of Anime 2013, 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit, Mabuhay Restop, The Manila Collectibles and many other events and organizations too many to mention.
Mr. Ross Del Rosario at the Mabuhay Restop
Wazzup Pilipinas has also currently maintained a staggering number of page views reaching a peak of more than 18,000+ on a single day and an average of 4,000+ daily views. (The statistics improves everyday so this may no longer be the actual data after a few days).
Many requests for event invites have been accumulating on its email and Facebook accounts thus there is really the need to now delegate the event participation tasks to correspondents all willing to contribute for the Wazzup Pilipinas blog.
Mr. Ross Del Rosario holding the certificate of recognition
The number of correspondents contributing to the Wazzup Pilipinas blog has even reached the maximum number as can be allowed by the blogging platform. Correspondents consist of both professional and leisure bloggers with a wide range of demographics. MORE Power to all the writers, contributors , event managers , PR’s . Hope the group will get more projects !