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Nissan Philippines Top 6 GT Academy Advances to the World Finals : Race to Silverstone , United Kingdom

SM Mall of Asia, ( Atrium ) Pasay City – Philippines

Nissan GT Academy Philippines  since its March 25, 2015 launching,  The competition had garnered over 15,000 virtual racers from Metro Manila, Bacolod , Cebu, Davao  and Cagayan de Oro .

Top Six Winners – Mr. Raphael Miru Lesaguis , Mr. Luis Cachero , Mr. Terrence Aldrich Lallave,Mr. Jose Gerald Policarpio,  Mr. Daryl Brady and Mr. Joel Agojo together with Mr.  Jof Cox ( Driving Specialist and GT Academy Specialist ) , Ms. Nicki Hewson ( events manager ) Mr. Marlon Stockinger ( Filipino-Swiss -Louts F1 Junior Team race car driver and mentor) Mr. Antonio Zara ( NPI President and Managing Director) and Mr. SJ Huh ( Nissan Philippines NPI  . General Manager for Marketing ) 

The participants out-race each other in over 30,000 trials held over the course of over twenty live events during the three-month run. Out of  that field emerged the country’s first TOP 20 contestants who battled it out in the National Finals on July 14 to 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines parking lot and at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

The other 14 finalists includes Mr. Francisco Adriano, Mr. Paolo Vittorio Alcance,Mr. Rabbboni John Buenaventura,Mr. Kim Roger Chong,Mr. Juan Carlos Eejay de Borja , Mr. Ramoncito de Luna, Mr. Rodolfo Faustino,Mr. Rio Halili,Mr. Richard Dean Jose, Mr. Jan Millard Lacuna,Mr. Luis Antonio Moreno, Mr. Cameron Jordan Padillo , Mr. Mark Angelo Villamor and Mr. Micheal Vincent Yap.

Mr. Daryl Brady- One of the 6 winners

We also had some opportunity to meet some of the lucky finalists for some photo opportunities. One of the finalists and eventually one of the top 6 winners is Mr. Daryl Brady , a graduate of STI – Parañaque and currently working as a freelance I.T. race driver development . He also told us not just the actual driving challenges using real cars but also he had to go through series of physical , mental and personality challenges .  He is accompanied by his mom and a sister. He saw an advertisement from a top motoring facebook site which promoted the event and eventually signing-in for the try outs.

Mr. Marlon Stockinger

The six Philippine national winners will vie and compete along with other winners of Thailand, India, Indonesia , Japan .- Aside from the bragging rights and awards. They will have series of trainings for the next 2 months and mentorship and coach from Mr. Marlon Stockinger and the rest of the team.

Mr. TJ Manotoc

ABS-CBN channel 2  will cover  the international event which will be held at the iconic  Silverstone Race Circuit in United Kingdom this coming August 2015. According to Mr. Marlon Stockinger , He lived near the racing circuit while training before.

NPI President and Managing Director Mr. Antonio Zara said. ” We are happy to be giving aspiring racers and gamers the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality . By democratizing motorsports in the country , We help fast -track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena” .

Nissan Philippines , Incorporated is the sole national sales company of Nissan in the Philippines which started its operation in 2014. NPI is responsible for strengthening the brand , marketing and sales strategy and dealer operations in the Filipino market.

The company also ranked the highest in customer satisfaction with after- sales service among new vehicle owners, This was according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 – Philippines Customer Service Index ( CSI ) study.

I would again congratulate all the finalists and winners of the Nissan Philippines Challenge and hope for the BEST in the international competition this coming August 2015.

Website: http://www.nissan.ph/

Fashion Accesories and Beauty Bazaar

 

FAB poster

Fashion  Accessories and Beauty Bazaar or (FAB 2010) was held from October 6 to 10, 2010 at the World Trade Center tent area which caters to the young yuppies out for seeking new fashion trends , but when it is utilized as a tool for world change then it becomes timeless.

Filipino designers aimed for when their works were paraded at the recently-held “The Elite Fashion Show” of the Fashion, Accessories and Beauty Bazaar (FAB).

Held recently at the East Wing Area of the World Trade Center, the fashion shows were part of the bazaar’s activities for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s E-Media program—a program that provides alternative education for children in remote provinces.

Fashion dress using ethnic designs exhibited by members of Fashion Institute of the Philippines

One of the creative forces fighting for this cause is featured designer for the finale, Jun Escario, a 32-year old visionary that has helped shape the fashion landscape in his hometown, Cebu. Seen and expected to influence the direction of future Philippine fashion, this designer has gained national recognition for his ideas, original identity, and contribution to Philippine fashion at a young age.

Believing that the youth holds potential to bring change, he has a heart for programs that advocate education for children, especially those in far-flung provinces in order to give them a chance to develop their talents.

Escario hopes to adopt a hometown school as his way of giving back to the community that played an important role in making him who he is today. “I know someday, these children will grow up to be my hometown’s source of pride,” he beamed.

Arnel Papa creation using indigenous materials and designs for his fashion accessories

Arnel Papa creative jewelry works guarantees each and every fashionista the elegance and the stylish look without losing the natural feel of the everybody trend in life today. His masterpieces and collections include stylish accessories and art pieces that prove to be a picture of masterpiece in motion that truly would be an eye cather to everyone!

Other illustrious and passionate designers who showcased their top-notch Filipino artistry were House of Vanita; the Fashion Institute of the Philippines through Anj Calvo, Apple Baltazar, Aram Loe, Argie Salango, Atina Celine, Bernadette Mercado, Daisymae Lopez, Ernest Lingad, Honey Purrugan Hernandez, Jearson Demaviras, Jhoey Saldua, Joel Bagon, Joie Marie Magsayo, Joon Ascano, Miguel Amante, MJ Almenanza, Portia Reantaso, and Shandy Cabase; and renowned designer-stylists like Arnel Papa, and Ruel Rivera.

There were over 100 commercial exhibitors mostly fashion items, accessories , fashion jewelries, toys and among other things. The event had a small fashion show which caters the young and budding talented fashion designers of the country.

Other highlights of the bazaar is an area outside the tent venue were visitors can pose a photograph  session similar to any fashion event for a minimal fee.

organic bath soap and lotion by a Filipino- Chinese entrepreneur of Quezon City , The family of this entrepreneur is said to have a water franchising business outlets all over the country.

FAB wouldn’t be called a bazaar without the shopping. Men and women alike stepped into the limelight by availing of clothing, accessories, fashion jewelry, footwear, leather goods, home items, perfumes, bath and body merchandise, beauty products, makeup, and food at the best deals.

Bangkok 2010 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition

( BANGKOK 2010 ) 25th Asian International Stamp Exhibition is organized through the collaboration between Thailand Post Company Limited , Philatelist Association of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau . This is the fourth time that Thailand has hosted such an event following on the same kind of exhibition in 1989, 2000 and 2007.

The event will be held at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand, from August 4th thru 12th, 2010. More than 1,000 exhibit frames will be on display.

4 pieces stamp depicting Thai deity , Thai folktales , Mythical creatures – 5 Baht denomination

Part of the exhibition will be a painting competition on the topic of the Fantasy World. The paintings are expected to create a combination of surrealistic fantasy and the Thai identity from different aspects, for instance Thai art and culture and the Thai folktales.

website: http://www.thaiphilately.org/

2nd Flora Filipina Horticultural Expo 2009

Mabuhay and Warm Greetings in the World of Plants!
The Philippine Orchid Society, together with the country’s major horticultural organizations  hosted  the 2nd Flora Filipina International Expo 2009 at Quezon City Hall grounds (Lagoon area) from February 6 to 16, 2009. The theme of the of this year’s event was “Discovering the Best and Rarest Philippine Flora”.

The show partners were the Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry , and Natural Resources Research and Development – DOST, Department of Education Culture and Sports , CHED, National Commission for Culture and the Arts , Quezon City government , City Tourism Authority of Quezon City , Quezon Memorial Circle and various horticultural societies across the country.

Xavier school – one of the campus visited as part of the promotion of the event.

Department of Education Culture and Sports had also endorse the project with memorandum circular 242 series of 2008 issued on October 21, 2008 memorandum circular 242 series 2008.

Part of the publicity and promotion for the show was to invite schools and notable universities to come to the show and as part of the program , Lectures were given for free about basic  orchid and plant care during the campus tour where a lively Q and A portion was delivered .  The orchids and posters were given as part of the promotion during the Flora Filipina Expo. As part of the exchange deals,  some of the universities featured the show in their on-line websites, communities and groups.

Schools and various universities across the country had conducted a field trip into the site . Noticeable universities which had a large contingent were Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila, University of Makati, University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University , National University,  La Salle- Gregorio Araneta University , University of Santo Tomas , Rizal Technological University, Xavier High School , De La Salle, Ateneo de Manila University , Arellano University , University of the East , Colegio de San Lorenzo , Bicol University , Mapua Institute of Technology, Lyceum of the Philippines , Pamantasan ng Pasig , University of the Philippines – Diliman and Laguna among others…

Television live questing was also part of the elaborate publicity of the show like UNTV channel 37 ( program Kay Kuya  and Pundahan ) aired February 2 and 3, 2009. various radio programs also featured the show.

Special mention are Hon. Anna Maria ” Bambi ” Harper ( Intramuros Administration head),   Dr. Jaime An Lim dean  of Institute of Arts and Sciences  , Dr. Juliet Sarabia – head Biology Department-Far Eastern University ( Nicanor Reyes)  Dr. Lorna Basug – University of the East -Recto  and Head of Biology division of Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila whom the author personally met during the show.

Nepenthes truncata an endemic pitcher plant from Mindanao was exhibited

The main objectives of the event is to unite and uplift the ornamental plant industry and showcase what is new, encourage research and production and to disseminate new horticultural technologies and information.
The show is  to be one of Southeast Asia’s biggest gardening and plant event, which envisions to gather under one single international gardening event  horticulturists, flower and plant connoisseurs, collectors or rare plants, traders, suppliers, landscapers, architects,  manufacturers  and traders of  gardening tools, fertilizers, pesticides, garden equipment, environmental government and non-government organizations, private and government universities and colleges, government departments and agencies, foreign embassies, including local and foreign visitors. There will be 120 commercial booths and 60 exhibits featuring an assortment of plants including new hybrids and species..

Flora Filipina conference
The Flora Filipina had a 2-day Scientific Conference on Philippine Plants from February 6 to 7, 2009 at the Bureau of Soils, Visayas Avenue. corner Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City.  which,  there was an organized tour to various plant nurseries and tourist destination in the Laguna, Cavite, Makati , Quezon  and Batangas area.

Special mention to Dr. Benito C. Tan a Filipino Bryophytes ( moss ) expert now based in Singapore , He is also a graduate of FEU summa cum laude and University of the Philippines. who was one of the speaker at the recent 2-day conference.

Opening ceremonies were held on February 5, 2009 with Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., Meralco Chairman Manolo Lopez, and Department of Tourism Undersecretary Cynthia Carreon as guests of honor and dozens of foreign dignitaries and ambassador wives in attendance.

on the spot painting winners ( blue -first place, red-second place, white- third place )

Special  on the spot painting event was organized last February 7, 2009 and participated by public high school students from at least 20 schools around Quezon City . The participants were given a token Php 500.00 by CITAOand cash prizes , ribbons and glass trophies by the Philippine Orchid Society .

Ramon Magsaysay High School students  in Cubao won 2 first prize category. landscape and individual painting category. Notable foreign and local judges were invited.

Best Orchid Landscape Exhibit – first place

Media partners included NBN channel 4, UNTV channel 37, Manila Bulletin , World News,  Greenculture Singapore , Orchid Board , Filipino Forum. net , Market Manila , Tsinoy forum, Asiafinest,  Pinoy Horticulure blog, Abante Tonite , Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Malaya, Manila Standard , Sulit etc…

Other companies like Allied Botanical Corporation local distributor of Peter’s Osmocote , Goodwill Bookstore , Purificacion Orchids and Ornamental Plants  among others…

1st Philippine International Flora and Fauna Expo 2008

The Philippine International Flora & Fauna Garden Expo  2008 intended  to bring into one roof the plant and animal industry, including other industries which has developed from it.  With its theme “Bringing Back Nature”, it tries to remind us as a people our affinity with nature and an aim to protect and conserve it.

girls clad in fairies costume were part of the PIFGEX 2008 opening

As much as possible, the event encourages the incorporation of real plants and animal in the garden homescape, how to maintain them and to promote their conservation.  Conservation could be achieved by protection of or native habitats, mass propagation and breeding of endangered and threatened plant and animal species, regulated collection, and public information

East- West Seed Company

The event was held from July 18 to 20, 2008 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City in Metro Manila. During the 3 day event there were over 10,000 people from all walks of life who went to the expo site.


Highlights:


Philippine Orchid Society nipa-hut landscape exhibit booth

Malvarosa Orchids one of the member of the Philippine Orchid Society had showcase an orchid landscape exhibit which featured  rare , endemic and hybrids .

Philippine Postal Corporation in cooperation with Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club exhibit booth

• Philippine Postal Corporation in cooperation with Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club will be exhibiting Philatelic items such as Flora and Fauna.

Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society , Inc exhibit booth

Rare Orchids, Ornamental Plants, Ferns, Cacti and Succulents, Bonsai, Natural Stones which was  exhibited by some
of the country’s leading plant societies like Philippine Orchid Society, Philippine Horticultural Society, Cactus and Succulents Society of the Philippines, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc., Philippine Bonsai Society among others.

• Avilon zoo one of the leading zoos in the country  showcased rare animals.
• Daily lectures and demonstrations from plants & animals enthusiasts and experts.
• Government agencies such as Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ,
Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism , Bureau of Plant Industry will be participating in the event.
• Rizal Technological University had  a mushroom and orchid exhibit

• Filipino Inventors Society showcased proudly Philippine made inventions.
• EDSA Garden House exhibited  herbs which are organically grown .
• KWB and Klub Natur will spearhead the on site photography contest.
• NGO groups like Bantay Kalikasan, Greenpeace had  an exhibit booth.
• Budgerigar Society and Avian Society  had their exhibit and bird show
• Agri Aqua Network Incorporated the country’s largest agriculture based network participated in the event.
• Koi Village one of the largest breeder and exporter of fishes will be exhibiting their rare fishes.

• Butterfly Art will be showcasing different arts using butterflies.
• Spa Association of the Philippines will feature health and wellness activities and exhibit.
• Leading newspaper and television stations companies such as Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business World, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Home Ideas Magazine UNTV channel 37, ABS-CBN channel 2, NBN channel 4 will cover the event.

There was a best exhibit booth contest judge thru public voting , which was won by the EDSA Garden House, followed by Earth Garden Landscaping (second place) and SAPI (third). Special mention was given to Mett’s Plant Arts , Philippine Orchid Society and Fred Salud’s Landscaping for its Avilon Zoo.

AGRI-LINK 2009

Come & Visit!!! Philippines’ biggest and most prestigious international trade show on agribusiness, food and fishery. THEME: ” Sustainable Food Production: Focus on the Filipino Market”

The country’s world-class food products are set to draw international attention at the forthcoming Agrilink, Foodlink and Aqualink 2009, which is slated at the World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City on October 9-11.

  • 16th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars
  • 10th International Food Processing, Packaging and Products Exhibition
  • 5th National Fisheries Exhibition and Seminars

Seminars

October 8, 3:30-5:30pm (Thursday), Venue: Tent, WTC

  • Snap Hydrophonics
  • Indigenous Plants for Health and Wellness
  • Food Safety Assurance System: Key to Meet Global Demands for Safety & Quality of Exported Food Products
  • Quantum Agriculture

October 9, 10:30am-12:30pm (Friday), Venue: Tent, WTC

  • Snap Hydrophonics
  • Indigenous Plants for Health and Wellness
  • Making Money Out of Guppies & Other Live Bearers
  • Raising Koi & Other Egg Layers for Fun & Profit
  • Going for the Big Time by Raising High Value Ornamentals
  • Niche Market vs. Mass Market in Aquaculture
  • Organic Local Market & Global Trade
  • Organic Poultry & Piggery Presentation

1:00-3:00pm

  • HUCC Postharvest Processing Technologies
  • The Road to the Control of Disease Outbreaks in Pigs: No Shortcuts…No Blind Curves..
  • Bamboo for Sustainable Environmental Protection & Economic Development

1:00-3:00pm

  • Seminar on Demystifying eLearning
  • Investment Opportunities in Mariculture Parks
  • Culture & Market Potentials of Pangasius
  • Introducing the Humback Grouper
  • Cage Culture of Macrobrachium in Inland Waters
  • The Use of Bamboo & Local Materials for Local Buildings

October 10, 10:30am-12:30pm (Saturday), Venue: Tent, WTC

  • All About Medicinal Herbs

1:00-6:00pm

  • Business Opportunities in Mariculture Parks/Zones
  • Climate Adaptation Measures for Fisherfolks: The Region 8 Success Story
  • Farming Potential of Peneaus Vannamei or PacificWhite Shrimp in Freshwater Systems
  • Improvement of Farmed Seaweed Seedstocks Through Tissue Culture
  • Development Plan for the Philippine Ornamental Fish Industry
  • Global Competitiveness of the Philippine Ornamental Fish
  • The Wawa & Yoreka Success Stories
  • Ornamental Fish Health & Quality Control Protocols
  • Export Procedures for Ornamental Fish

3:30-5-30pm

  • Development Indexing – Social Return of Investment

Special Events (Venue: Lobby, WTC)

  • 10:30am-12:00nn – Agri-Kapihan Forum: Latest in Organic Farming
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm – Cooking Demonstration: Latest Trends of Meat Processing with the Use of Fiber Technology

2nd Collecticon 2009

Hobbiworx Inc. and PinoyToyKolektors.com  in cooperation with Robinson’s Midtown Mall present the biggest convention and gathering of various collectors from all over the country and the world. There is also the daily lectures and freebies !!!!

Date: October 10 to 11, 2009

Robinsons Midtown Mall Atrium
Ermita, Manila
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Admission is FREE !!!

There will be  toys , anime, comics, old vintage stuffs from coins, stamps, books, antiques and collectible experience with 1, 500 sq.m. of open activity space. There are  more than 60 commercial booth spaces . The organizers expect more than the usual number of people attending the event, since the gathering will be held inside a  mall that is within the tourist and university belt  area.

According to one of the organizers,  the commercial space was sold -out in a matter of 3 days !

There are also other events in which collectors can participate :

– Anicon 2009 – Oct. 11, 2009 SM Megatrade Hall

– Komikon 2009 – Oct. 18, 2009 SM Megatrade Hall 1

– Cosplay Fusion 2 – Oct. 2009 Rockwell Power Plant Mall