18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX 2019

The 13th edition of  International Food Exposition or ( IFEX-Philippines 2019) from May 24 to 26, 2019 at the iconic World Trade Center along Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Avenue) in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

exhibitor listing

Hundred of local and international companies are located within the exposition site.

people line-up at a buffet station ( Flavors of the Islands)

There are also buffet station which are located within the exposition site. There is also several talks, cooking demonstration and business matching activities.

18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX-Philippines 2019

free taste of mushroom chicharon and drinks

18.) Province of Quezon booth offers different products from homemade nuts to lambanog and pastries.

17.) Heneleban Farm of Northern Mindanao – Federation of dairy farmers.

16.) CDO Food Corporation – Several well known canned food items like Highland corned beef, Ulam burger, San Marino canned tuna, beef patties, tocino, hotdog, Danes cheese among others.

pita bread with angus corn beef

15.) Century Pacific Food– With several well-known canned food products like bagoong, sardines and coconut based products. The booth also offers some free sampling of their dishes prepared by local celebrity chefs.

14.) Universal Canning Inc. – The company specializes on Masters sardines and other well-known canned foods in the market.

13.) Merzi Bread and Pastries – Specializes on traditional biscuits. They are open for resellers and ideal for coffee, bakeshop or pasalubong centers.

Company:  MC & Sons Food Products, Inc. – Merzi Bread ad Pastries

Address; Hervias Village II, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Telephone: (034)435-4444/(034)707-4444 local 140

Mobile : +63-917-7196544

Website:merzci.com.ph

12.) W.L. Foods – The company is best known for their corn snacks, biscuits, candies, powdered juice and instant coffee mixes.

The commercial stalls sells a lot of affordable snack packs which only cost Php 50 per pack.

11.) San Miguel Food Corporation– The booth is one of the biggest at the exposition site. Aside from the canned goods, biscuits, ice cream, margarine, milk products and beverages.

canned beefs, meat loafs were neatly arranged

10. Mama Sitas – is a legacy that spans five generations of fine Filipino cooking. Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, the woman who inspired the pioneering line of Filipino sauces and spice mixes, had a vision to bring Philippine flavors to the world.

Mama Sita’s booth

The company is known for their spices mix, condiments and popular Filipino recipe books are for sale at their booth.

9.) Philippine Confectionery , Biscuit and Snack Association – Several well known brands in the market are members of this association.

promo packs

8. ) Mega Sardines – Their booth is known for their sardines, corn kernels and mushroom in cans. They also have promo packs with freebies.
 

7.) Momilo Mio and products from Rizal province -Original cheese pie since 1985 they are from the town of Rizal province.

6.)  Dean & Deluca organic coconut juice. The natural coconut juice in attractive packaging is also best partner after a workout, attending yoga classes or brisk walking.

5. ) East West Seed Corporation– Beautiful booth the new flowering varieties of vincas, marigold, petunias, vegetables are displayed.

Department of Agriculture -Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

4.) Department of Agriculture – The government had several booth which promotes small, medium and regional products.

fresh vegetables for sale

Philippine cacao

Philippine Cacao by Great Women Project – Different kinds of Philippine cacao are process at are sold in the local and international market.

3.) Charito’s Delight – Products from Samar province which offers Hopia de Pili, Corioso among others

2.) Tentay Food and Sauces– The company was founded in 1949, Ruperta D. Javier, an enterprising housewife concocted a fish sauce (patis) and fish paste (bagoong) from the fish hauls in the part of Navotas. Aware of the delicious taste of her sauces and proud of it, she simply named both “Tentay” which was how she was popularly called.
1.) Jeverps Manufacturing Company– The company is known for their condiments and other products .

IFEX Philippines 2019  is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and co-presented by the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc (PhilExport).

There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 100.00 at the IFEX Philippines 2019.

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Los Baños Horticultural Society Flower Show 2016

 

Los Baños Horticultural Society  with special participation  of Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI Laguna ) will be having their annual show scheduled from April 1 to 10, 2016 at the Senior Social Garden within University of the Philippines –Los Baños premises . There will be several exciting exhibits featuring flowering annuals, orchids and ornamental plants will be featured .

There will also be a trade show in which buyers of plants and native handicrafts can buy items during the 10 day event.

There will be a minimal entrance fee at the show.

Panubli-on Heritage Trade Fair

Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City-Philippines

Department of Trade and Industry , DTI Region 6 , Glorietta Mall presents to the public the Paubli-on Heritage Trade Fair , It is a 3-day trade show which showcase the different products, native delicacies , foods, handicrafts of Region 6 .

Negros Occidental products

These include the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz , Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental .

There were 62 small scale to medium scale enterprises and cooperatives that are part of the trade fair. The region has 18 congressional districts , 16 cities , 117 municipalities , 4,650 barangays in the region .

Gejur Handicraft specializes in accessories, coconut shells and components, key chains, shells and toy or miniature tricycle and jeepneys.

miniature tricycles

One of the most sale-able items of the company are the miniature tricycles and miniature jeepneys made from coconut shells and recycled coconut boards . The miniature items is very popular  in Boracay and balikbayans .

Each item is being sold at about Php 650 retail BUT during the trade fair , the tricycles were being sold at a much cheaper price.

Contact Person : Mr. Roosevelt Velarde

Address: Poblacion Sur, Ivisan , Capiz

Mobile: 0922-816-0483

piyaya making demonstration

Piyaya is a sweet biscuit made from flour and sugar that is an Ilonggo delicacy, you can find it mostly in Iloilo and Bacolod.

Ms. Corazon Uadan together with some visitors

Bignay and Tambis

 Bignay or Antidesma bunius  is a small, smooth, decidious tree, 4 to 12 meters high. Its edible fruits can be eaten or processed into fruit wine, cider . The tree is indigenous all over Southeast Asia.

Tambis is a type of Macopa / Makopa /  Jamu Mawar /  Malay apple – It is a Syzygium is a genus of flowering plants that belongs to the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. The genus comprises about 1,200 species

Contact Person : Ms. Corazon S. Uadan

Address: Graceviile, ( Catmon Street ) Brgy. Tiza . Roxas City , 5800 Capiz

Products : Process Fruits and Fruit Wines

Mobile : 0912-882-1873

Mobile (0912-882-1873)

Asia-Pacific Acquamarine products

Asia Pacific Aquamarine Inc. (APAMI) was established in February 22, 2002 with the principal objective of engaging in the harness of the region’s abundant deep sea and aquaculture fish products and processing of the same into high quality food to suit the diverse tastes of both the local and foreign consumer markets. APAMI processing & manufacturing canned fish products, Sinigang na Bangus, Hot Bangus in Oil, Smoked Bangus (Milkfish), Galunggong, Spanish Sardines and etc.

It is available in all Cherry Foodarama outlets. The canned foods are halal certified (IDCP, Philippines)

Address : Brgy. Timpas, 5815, Panitan, Capiz, Philippines
Phone : +63-(36) 643-0466, 643-0445, +63-918 -0988, +63-9177243857
Fax : +63-(36) 621-5542

handcrafted native bags

Sebaste Bag Weavers Association

Contact Person : Ms. Rosemarie Delgado

Mobile : 0930-4623664

Sebaste , Sibunag, Guimaras

Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation Inc.

 Vallehermoso Helping Hands Foundation aims to make this beautiful 4th class municipality in Negros Oriental a hub for culture and the arts and a center for learning and historical research.

rosary beads made from glossy magazine papers

Vicente Lopez Jr. Drive – Barangay Bagawines, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental, Philippines

Manila: 455 P. Guevara Avenue , San Juan City – Tel (632) 7261297

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValleHelpingHands

Guimaras Products

Guimaras is an island province that is well-known for their sweet mangoes and beautiful handicrafts.

mango ketchup

Guimaras have dozens of products made from mangoes and its by-products such as mango ketchup, mango candies, dried mangoes , mango chutney etc…

Website link : http://www.dti6westernvisayas.webs.com/

Flip Out- Global Pinoy Cuisine Challenge at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

SM MegaMall Trade Hall 1,2,3 Mandaluyong City-Philippines

entrance to the trade fair

 The exhibition site  covers 3,878 square meters of food stuff presented by more than 200 local exhibitors from the country’s 16 regions.

Organized by the   Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI), PhilHealthBureau of Domestic Trade  focuses on pili nuts, seafood , herbal products, organic products, local delicacies , coffee and a whole of of interesting regional products.

gasul’s coin gas tank

Petron Gasul – One of the country’s popular gas tank manufacturer , aside from selling gas tanks for business and home use, their booth are also selling gas coin tank for Php 300 each .  They are one of the major sponsors of the Flip-Out Cooking Challenge.  Petron also gave an interesting FREE public lecture about the safety tips.

Petron: http://www.petron.com/web/

Philippine Postal Corporation booth

PHLPost had a booth inside the trade fair and gave away interesting booklet of the 2014 first quarter issues . Aside from the regular stamps, postal money order, courier services , bayad center that they offer.

PHLPost booklet of stamp issuance for 2014

  PHLPost are planning to sell thru their online portal different Philippine products ! It promises something BIG for expats , foreigners , balikbayans and OFWs which which can purchase these products on-line. They also gave away some leaflets and  stamp booklet program for 2014.

Website:  https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/

Naval Suman Maker’s Association

Naval Suman products are from Naval,  Biliran  province . The association was assisted by DTI . Their suman tasted different from the ones that are available in Metro Manila.  Aside from suman, they also sell different native handbags

Contact : ( 053) 500-93-62 , 500-93-63

Mobile: (0926-55-49142)

pili products

Another region that has a big potential in the export market are pili nuts from Bicol region.

Owen-Sophia Food Delicacies

Owen -Sophia House of Delicacies – specializes in different native food delicacies like sapin-sapin, nilupak ( cassava ) ,  rice pinipig cakes, biko cakes, snack pack , ube-halaya, pichi-pichi . Their store is just located within Tagaytay City .

Contact : Mr. Oscar -(0919-6824099) (0925-5000915 ) (0916-6851985)

taro chips

Enriquita’s Food Company  specializes in taro chips, cocoa tablea

Pines Brownies and Delicacies

The company is well-known for their brownies , choco crinkles , cashew tarts , merengue , food for the gods , revel bar

Address: #160 Jose Abad Santos,  Siran, Guagua , Pampanga

Contact : #(045) 434-05-69

Mobile (0918-923-6113)

cashew tarts and crinkles

Contact Person : Ms. Betty Serrano

Mobile ( 0919-883-34-80)

Address: Quezon City  – # 50 Mabituan Street , Maambong , Quezon City

Contact : # (02) 261-25-89

                 (02) 415-1461

Zamango Company Products

Contact Person: Ms. Winneie Rose B. Adoremos

Sinabacan , Candelaria , Zambales

(094994888-55 /0919-98055653)

mango leather

Mango leather is a by-product of mango pulp. They are produce from the province of Zambales.

carrot pastillas

Gracias Food Company

mango rolls, mango with pineapple , mango with tamarind , mango with dalandan rolls

The company is also known for their mango rolls which had 4 distinct flavors. The company tag line ” All Natural , All Healthy All Graces

Contact : Ms. Arlyn Rombaoa -sales manager

Mobile (+63) 927-886-9573

Landline : +632-975-1624

Email: arlyn.rombaoa@mail.com

Address: 189 San Antonio Avenue, San Antonio Valley 1 , Parañaque City

Good Earth Farms and Foods

The company specializes in herbal plants, organically grown  salted duck eggs ( itlog na maalat)

Contact Person :Ms. Rowena Follosco-Sotero

Telefax (045) 9821591 / 605-0090

Mobile # 0917-278-9237

Chino’s  Meat Products

2nd Level , Robinsons MallLimketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City

3rd Level Centrio Mall -Cagayan de Oro City

Website: http://www.chinosdeli.com/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/ChinosDeli

Contact (088) 852-1151

Mobile : 0922-846-1201 / 0917-7197242

Delimondo

Delimondo Deli Products is known for its premium corned beef that was popularized in the weekend markets of Salcedo Village and Ayala Alabang. A brainchild of Ms. Katrina Ponce-Enrile, Delimondo promises only to deliver the best and highest quality meats and products to the market.

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

Flip Out -Global Filipino Cusine cook-off challenge

The great cooking challenge was organized by Petron Gasul  in partnership with Philhealth and brought to the public by Fujidenso, Delimondo, King Sue products, Aquabest ,Whirlpool , Bega , PAM, Snack Pack , BergHoff among others….

finalists from different universities  and culinary schools together with the panel of judges

All the finalists were given gift packs from the sponsors of the event.

Mr. John Luke Zamora

Mr. John Luke Zamora is the grand prize winner of the cooking challenge . Aside from the bragging rights and gift packages from the sponsors of the event. He will be feature on a two -page feature issue of COOK Magazineand  Free subscription for 1-year . Cook Magazine is  one of the print media partners of the event.

Aside for the great cook -off  challenge, a lucky visitor won a gasul gas range courtesy of Petron Gasul which was drawn during the event.

Unlike other food fairs , Sikat Pinoy does not charge any entrance fees.  The trade fair will run from March 26 to March 30!

Cook Magazine: http://cook.net.ph/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/COOK-Magazine-Connecting-Foodies/122030241184917

Los Baños Horticulture Society 2013 Summer Show

Seniors’  Social Hall and Garden, University of the Philippines ,Los Baños, Laguna -Philippines

Los Baños Horticultural Society in partnership with University of the Philippines -Los Baños, Department of Trade and Industry , The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) holds their bi-annual horticulture show and trade fair  .

schedule of the activities and lectures

This year’s theme ” There is Beauty in Our Native Plants” . The focus of the show are the native plants  which are unappreciated and sometimes neglected in many parts of the country. Some of them are highly endangered and almost extinct.

Nephrolepis acutifolia or Iligan Fern

This fern won first place in the category and the centerpiece of the exhibit

I have featured this fern in my previous article post : https://renz15.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/los-banos-horticulutre-society-show-urban-forest/

The opening ceremony was held yesterday, March 14, 2013 at around past 4:00pm and were attended by Ms. Marina Catipon , vips, members of the society and affiliated plant and gardening societies across the country.

paintings

This is the most visited and important plant show south of Manila that any plant collector  ,  environment enthusiasts, students and photographers must never miss!

main center piece landscape with fresh water aquarium fishes and paintings

The main exhibit  was landscaped with dracena, philodendron, aglaonema , medinilla and iligan ferns accentuated by  fresh aquarium gold fishes from the personal collection of Mr. Vicente Chin Jr. ( Mr. Vic Chin Jr.).

gold fish

He is a plant hobbyist, collector , propagator , landscaper and now breeder of fresh water fishes like gold fishes from different parts of Asia .

gold fish

I had to commute early in the morning the following day ( March 15 ) from  Buendia, Pasay for about 2 hours arriving at the show site just before they opened. I was greeted by some traders and officers of the Los Baños Horticulture Society .

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum- exhibited by VS Orchids and Ornamental Plants

This orchid species if commonly called  Pine Cone-Like Raceme Dendrobium – In Thailand – Ueang mawn khai – In China Qui Hua Shi Hu.

Habitat and Range : Chinese Himalayas, Hainan China, Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum Rchb.f 1875 SECTION Densiflora  is found in humid, mossy mixed and coniferous forests enjoys lots of light and air movement and has slender, ridged, rounded, club-shaped, yellowish apically stems carrying 5 to 8, persistent, smooth, flexible, dark green leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendant, 12″ [30 cm] long, densely several to many [30 to 70] fragrant flowered raceme that arise from near the apex of the cane and is best mounted on driftwood, on pots, mounted on living trees .

Range: This orchid species can be found from elevation of  800 meters to 2,100 meters  with semi shade. Water sparingly throughout  the winter months ( drying them)  and reduce the fertilizer until the initiation of new growth in the spring. The orchid species can reach 2 to 3 feet . 

This landscape exhibit won ” Best Booth Construction ” , ” Best Booth Composition ” and ” Most Outstanding Booth  “  This was landscaped by the Mr. Jojo Lazaro and companions

Medinilla magnifica locally called Kapa-kapa because of its drooping petals resembles a drooping cape .  This serves as a focal point of a garden landscape

water feature includes a pond set-up and water lilies

Unluckily, I had prior commitment and had to attend some events in Metro Manila ( stamp launching , trade fair and corporate activity )  .

RC Farm exhibit bagged ” Most Educational Booth “

RC Farm of Dr. Roberto E.  Coronel with their properly labeled fruit trees seedling from different parts of the world and in the Philippines were a delight to students , visitors and plant hobbyists

Malvarosa Orchids Landscape – Third Prize ” Best Booth Composition “

Special Award

This exhibit proudly showcase several Philippine native plants like Iligan fern, Asplenium leytensis , Medinilla magnifica and various types of flowering annuals in a garden setting complete with native jars and a fountain statue

History :

The Los Baños Flower and Garden Show  is a much-awaited yearly event for plants hobbyists , gardeners and enthusiasts from the mid- 1970’s to early 1990’s .  The event is usually held in the 2nd week of October to coincide with the University of the Philippines- Los Baños ” Loyalty Day” . Then ,  There is another one held during the summer season to coincide with the graduation rites of the campus . Each time the show would feature a particular plant  or would revolve a theme .  Here,  you will find the latest , rarest breed of your favorite ornamental plants , trees, orchids  ,  flowering plants , garden accents as well as the  simplest to the most creative  garden landscapes.

Nipa Hut (Bahay Kubo) inspired landscape

This landscape complete with nipa hut inspired by the song ” Bahay Kubo” Some of the bougainvilleas hybrids are planted in old plastic containers

Los Baños Horticulture Society

The garden shows was organized by the Los Baños Orchid Society from the early 1970’s to 2009. In 2009 due to the SEC registration guidelines,  The board decided to change the name to Los Baños Horticulture Society to avoid penalties and confusion among the visiting public , since majority of the members are into horticulture and not just purely growing orchids.

Los Baños Horticulture Society:  http://www.lbhs-ph.org/

References:

Website: http://www.orchidspecies.com/denthrysiflorum.htm

Bibliographies :  Dendrobium thyrsiflorum -Botanica’s Orchids,ISBN 1-57145-721-6 copyright  2002, page 217

American Orchid Society  Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo

Department of Trade and Industry : http://www.dti.gov.ph/

PCAARRD :  http://www.pcaarrd.dost.gov.ph/