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Big Winners at the Urban Jungle in SM Sucat

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle.

Urban Jungle Winners

The winners were given ribbon and the 1st place also got trophy and gift certificate from SM, Prizes includes Php 1000, Php 500, Php 300 for mini and table top. For all cactus dish Php 2000, Php 1000 and Php600 worth of gift certificates.

Category: Mini Dish Garden

1stplace

1st Place – (Blue Ribbon)
by Mr. Kiko Villalba

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Ms. Dorothy Mercado

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Michael Angelo Ragasa

Category: All Cactus Dish Garden

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Mr.Lanz Bernal

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

BENGUET GROWN CACTUS CATEGORY

1st Place and Best in Show – Blue Ribbon
Plane Owned by Ms. Rose Balmes

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by – Ms. Sarah Pia Santos

3rd Place – White Ribbon
Plant Owned by Sintiqui Tenias

BENGUET GROWN SUCCULENT (2 winners only)

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
Plant Owned by Chester Cupido

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by Michael Co

Note : Photo credit goes to the organization,  Mr.Francis Karl Calica and Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel

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Philippine Hamsters Owner Society Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Philippine Hamsters Owner Society (PHOS) celebrated their 7th anniversary at the 3rd Floor, Function room of Star Mall, EDSA Shaw, Mandaluyong City.

PHOS 7th Anniversary

There were guppies, syrian hamsters, white mice, sugar gliders, rabbits, flowerhorn, snakes, frogs and other small pets.

Syrian hamster are sometimes called teddy bear hamster

There were raffles and swap meet among members of the society and  is open to the general public.

My friend Achilles went there at the show yesterday also saw some gerbils on display and pet supplies for sale.

At the end of the two-day exhibit and bazaar, Olongapo Rabbit and Rodents Club won “Best Hamster Group ” and ” Best Hamster Display“.

Samu’t Saring Tikim Fair 2019 at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Bureau celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2019 .

The event started with a welcome remark from Ms. Armida P. Andres (OIC Assistant Director -Biodiversity Management Bureau) past 8:30 am.

There were book launching of “Public Parks and Open Green Spaces ” by Ms. Rosalyn Veneracion – treasurer : Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction (ASSURE). and ” Native Plants of Boracay Wetlands” with Atty. Allan Barcenna ( Head -Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy Development Corporation)

Inspiration message was  given by ASec Mr. Ricardo L. Calderon (OIC-Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Concurrent Director , BMB.

There were also lectures by Dr. Leila S. Africa – Diet Diversification, Traditional and Sustaninable Filipino Diet/s . She is the director -Institute of Human Nutrition Health practices.

Traditional and Modern Medicine: Recognition and Practice of Indigenous and Traditional Health Practices by Dr. Francis Vicente Ras.

By past 10:30 there was a cooking demonstration by Lusog Tikim by Mr. Angelo S. Viray ( Wise Meals -entrepreneur) , Bulilit Tikim by Ms. Diffeny Vernie Chua ( Healthy Baby Food Ideas PH) and Balik Tikim by Ms. Roxinne Stephani T. Rey, Jr. ( CSR Officer , Teletech )

Some of the dishes included insects which generated a lot of interests among the visitors ,guests and denr staffs.

After the hearty morning meal and lunch, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. by Ms. Carmen Felicisima Odulio and volunteers by the organization led a native / edible tree walk within the park.

The tree walk started around past 1:00 pm and ended past 2:30 pm with over 25 participants from nearby barangays in Quezon City, Tandang Sora and University of the Philippines.

Second Wave of RETRO Convention 2019 at Ali Mall

Retro Convention (RetroCon)2019 second wave had another successful trade fair, exhibit and show held at the iconic Ali Mall from March 30 and 31, 2019. This was organized by the same team behind the popular HistoryCon and supported by management of Ali Mall and Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.

RetroCon crowdcrowds and booths

First Wave

The first wave was held last March 22 to 24 with Binibining Pilipinas 2019 candidates and Araneta Center management were on site to meet and greet their well wishers and collectors. The first wave also pave way for the reopening of ALI X, Ali Mall’s new wing that is home to all things vintage that are for sale.

vintage celebrity photos(old vinyl magazines, posters, photos etc…)

Nostalgia

We would remember that some of the old time serious collectors would have stalls, hosted swap- meets and hang-out area (tambayan) within Ali Mall.

stickerscollectors/dealers

Elmer Padilla
Mr. Elmer Padilla (Boy Tsinelas)

Mr. Elmer Padilla is more popularly known as “Boy Tsinelas“. He originally hailed from Catbalogan City in Samar province and decided to relocate to Imus, Cavite province in order to seek better pasture. He started to craft some well loved action figures by using old flip-flops as a medium to makes both ends meet.

He caught a netizen’s attention and posted his photos on Facebook, and was reposted in several pages around September 2017.

His crafts were presented to Mr. Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) an action figure from Filipino artist Elmer Padilla – Thor star Chris Hemsworth got one as well.

Table Bourse

There were at least 50 table bourse dealers with different kinds of unique items ranging from old magazines, photos, banknotes, coins, wood carvings, stamps, first day covers, antiques, tin robots, kewpie dolls, tektite, car plate numbers, soft drink bottles, stuff toys, game consoles, comics, books, rosaries, emphameras among other stuffs.

metal toysretro metal/diecast toys

Atty escanoAtty. Jose M. Escaño

There were other interesting actives like on the spot raffles, traditional games that were played on streets like tatsing, teks game cards among others.

tatsingtatsing game

Saw some familiar faces, friends and co-pickers within the group. There were live performances and on the spot auction for those looking for vintage items.

Retrocon 2019live performers 

Another highlight are the different comic artists and on the spot sketching activities. Unlike other events, It is open to the general public and there were no entrance fees!

Kawang KomiksKawangis Komiks and a Komikero /Comic book Artist

plastic toy carsretro plastic toys

Kewpie dolls
Kewpie dolls

There will be another event slated on April 14, 2019 SUNDAY at Ali X Auction dubbed as ” Grand Antiques and Collectibles Exposition“.

15 Interactive Booths at Worldbex 2019

The 24th edition of the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX 2019) had open few hours ago in two locations. World Trade Center at past 10:00 am and SMX Convention Center past 11:00 am

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Worldbex2019 at World Trade Center, Pasay City

Intent on championing sustainability and innovation as the benchmark of excellence, this year’s WORLDBEX aims to forge “A World Built Bolder”.

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World Trade Center, Pasay City

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Atty. Lloyd Christopher Lao – HLURB CEO ( one of the guests of honor)
This is one of the regions biggest architecture, construction and industry leaders which showcase a newer, better and bolder installment open to the general public.

15 Interactive Booths at WorldBex 2019, WTC area

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Banda Kawayan -provided entertainment to guests and vips

There are 33,000-square meter exhibition space of World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center, Pasay City combined area.
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imposing and colorful booths will greet visitors at the site
There are 600 local and international exhibitors are expected to participate at the show with over 1,500 booths along with various embassies, non government organizations and reputable associations present at the expo.
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15.) KYK Tools– Had an interesting display and items like power tools, garden tools and home tools.
Contact : (02) 241-8410 / (02) 242-2037 for inquiry.
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selected tools for sale at KYK booth are discounted from 50% to 70% during the expo
leads
14.) Leads Environmental Health– These includes termite, bedbug and devices to ward off insects and pest.
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Mexican embassy
13.) Embassy of Mexico – The booth had interesting video presentation, promoting the country’s beautiful tourist spots and handouts.
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Roto booth
12.) Roto is a German company which manufacture state of the art windows and door. Their imposing  structure is a sight to behold upon entrance at the main lobby of the WTC. Roto  also offers inking security, energy management and convenience with each other.
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Choose Malaysia booths
11.) Malaysian booths- There are dozens of different Malaysian companies which are located at the north side of the World Trade Center.
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10.) Davies Paint had an imposing booth with very colorful artistic sculpture. They also use several paint colors at the flooring of their booth.
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9.) CleanTech Innovations– Offers several DIY information and The company is also involve in several environmental advocacies.
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push and lock contest
8.) Wilcon DEPOT– The booth had several promos and contests which allows participants and visitors to win some special prizes.
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7.) GRM Biowood Interiors– One of the imposing structure at the WorldBex 2019.
The company offers environmentally process extruded between plantation forest wood and others is additives and plastic.
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6.) Akari– Another imposing structure with neon colored lights. The company also offers a limited time discounts and a 5-day SALE on their best-selling products at Akari and Nxled items at up to 70% off from March 13 to 17, 2019.
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5.) Puyat Group of Companies– There are a lot of interesting products and product launching at the Puyat group of companies.
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4.) Indian Booths– Indian companies are also making their presence felt at the expo. These includes ceramics, steel and construction supplies from the country.
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3.) Boysen Paints– The company had 4 panels and collaborated with 4 artists, The public is given up to 5 minutes to paint the murals that these artists had created.  Participants use paints that the company had provided.
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partipants paints the mural
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2.) HD HomeLift Solutions by Aritco– This booth had an interesting showcase of their powerlift, ideal for homes and even building. The technology is from Sweden and try to visit them at the North Wing Side- 109, N 110 of the World Trade Center.  One can try their power lift.
Address : 3rd floor, 129 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City
+63 2-219-7927 / +63 956-235-9290
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friendly sales staff to greet visitors
1.) Ymaz Builders– One can visit the booth and check their different project sites and properties for sale in Metro Manila.
Try to visit the online website and pre-register. WorldBex 2019 is until March 17, 2019.
Full disclosure: The author was part of the online media who got an invite from the organizers and regularly covers WORLDBEX event.