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
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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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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.

8 Historical Facts and Numbers on Freedom Trail March

Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) in partnership with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, Bataan government, Tarlac government, Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air force started a grueling 3-day march.

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The “Obelisk” at the Capas National Shrine

The march started  midnight of March 1 (Friday) started the kick off ceremonies in commemoration of the 77th year of the Death March and concluded at Capas Memorial Shrine in Tarlac on March 3 (Sunday) past 8:30 pm.

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Philippine Army and Navy marching along Bamban, Tarlac highway

Mr. Tomas Cloa, Jr. (PVB) Vice president said the original Death March lasted for four days after Bataan fell to the Japanese invaders on April 9, 1942.

8 Historical Facts and Numbers about the Freedom Trail March

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Death March Memorial Shrine in Capas, Tarlac province

1.)  Freedom Trail March, it retraces the 140 kilometers of actual route of the Death March from the ( zero) O- kilometer Death March marker in Mariveles, Bataan to Capas in Tarlac.

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Bamban bridge, Tarlac

2.) Death March is considered as one of the darkest days in the country’s history. There were 60,000 to 80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war from Bagac and Mariveles towns in Bataan to Camp O’Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.

3.) About 2,000 living World War II veterans are still alive.

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4.) United States Navy Seal 21 members of the United States Navy Seal participated for the first time.

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5.) Epic Charity Challenge from the United States headed by its director Dr. Lance Cummings of California together with 17 members aimed to raise $100,000 this year to be given to athletes needing prosthetic and metal shoes.

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Cristo Rey High School students

6.) 77 Students from Cristo Rey High School which symbolizes the 77 years of Death March were at the lightning of torch. The school was known as O’Donnel’s Rettlement High School. The place is popularly called NAVY.

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Maj. Gen. Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana, AFP (Ret.) 

Secretary of Defense Delfin Negrillo Lorenzana led the torch lighting ceremony at the shrine.

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boodle meal

boodle meal dishes which included steam white rice, fried pork liempo, roasted chicken, salted duck eggs, slice tomatoes, slice mangoes, pork chicharon, steamed egg plant, steamed okra, steamed kangkong with bagoong and vinegar .

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7.) Boodle Fights– After a long day march, everyone enjoyed a hearty boodle fight meal.

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Mr. Roberto de Ocampo

8.) Philippine Veterans Bank is owned by Philippine war veterans and prime mover in commemorating the event. Mr. Roberto De Ocampo ( former Finance secretary during President Fidel Ramos term 1992 to 1998 ) is the chairperson of the banking institution.

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Philippine Living History members

Mr. Robert Hudson, vice-president of Filipino-American Memorial, said the Death March markers are well-maintained, now with the assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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souvenir items for sale

souvenir items for sale, These included black and white color shirts ( Php 400 each), marble obelisk kilometer marker- Php 150 and refrigerator magnets.

A big salute to all the soldiers and to the organizers of this annual freedom run .

Highlights of AquaCircle 2019

AquaCirle 2019 Fish and Pet Exposition 2019 was successfully staged at Liwasang Aurora within Quezon Memorial Circle from February 20 to 24, 2019 in Quezon City.

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AquaCircle 2019 e-poster

The event was a collaboration of several, pet stores, suppliers, fish, bird,hamsters  other non-government organizations and Quezon City government. Unlike other trade show which caters on membership and having an exclusive meet-up. This show is different with no entrance.

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Arowana competition and exhibit area

This also allows the general public to enjoy these kinds of shows. It also cater on new generation of pet and fish hobbyists, since the public can interact and talk with seasoned hobbyists.

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Arowana Owners Club t-shirts

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Buhay Flowerhorn t-shirts

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bodega mugs

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The judging went on smoothly on February 22 and 23 and the winners were announce during the last day of the show.

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angel and discus fishes on display

One sad aspect of the fish show was there were visitors who would tap the glass aquarium. This would give stress to the fishes at the exhibit area.

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hamster house, hamster food and pack of sand ( sand bath )

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There is a popular trend among new pet hobbyists to buy small mammals like hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs. These small mammals are cute, cuddly and does not require big space.

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visitors at the PHOS booth 

We got an invite from the members of PHOS- Philippine Hamster Owner’s Society and via Juan Love Pet store which have a small stall within the show site.

Aside from the usual booths, there was an on the spot raffle and swap meet for fellow pet hobbyists. It was a meaningful day for all those who attended the event.

 

 

 

Throngs of Crowd Celebrates the Homecoming of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

Throngs of crowd from all walks of life had went to the victory and homecoming parade of Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

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performers and majorettes waiting for the arrival of Ms. Catriona Gray

Some of the participants are from far flung places and provinces. One of the well wishers came all the way from Laguna province just to be able to make it to the parade.

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Miss Universe 2018 float with PNP officers

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Binibining Pilipinas flag with majorettes

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Ms. Aira Legazpi proudly waives a Philippine flag and wears a mikimoto crown replica

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There were a lot of students from nearby schools, universities and colleges, who went and lined the parade route. Some of them have endured long hours and skipped their classes just to join the celebration.

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throngs of crowd at the amazing theater ground, CCP complex , Pasay City

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fans, well wishers and media

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fans wear red t-shirts with homemade placards

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students and employees from Arellano University, Pasay

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fans, employees, students and hotel staffs near Sofitel Hotel

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PLDT Home fibr truck along Roxas boulevard

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Catriona Gray waiving to her well wishers and fans

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray modern Filipiñiana costume with embroidered  sampaguita and anahaw palm leaves with stylized pañuelo (large handkerchief)  and butterfly  sleeves was designed by Mr. Mak Tumang’s atelier. The float had large mikimoto crown was designed by Mr. Fritz Silorio, who also did the float of Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.

A smaller float will be created for the Araneta Center homecoming parade this coming Saturday February 24, 2019.

 

Program Activities set for Homecoming of Ms. Catriona Gray

Ms. Catriona Gray fever has been stirring up with fans creating her likeness in dolls, pastry, sketches and paintings to show their love, admiration and support for the reigning Miss Universe 2018.

There will be road closure and traffic rerouting according to MMDA and local government. Thousands of well wishers and fans will be lining the parade routes.

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Press Conference

Prior to the parade, there will be a press conference prior to the parade. The press conference is strictly by invitation only.

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Parade Routes

According to the Binibining Pilipinas Twitter and FB account, The parade will kick off at the Hotel Sofitel grounds within Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in Pasay City, the float parade will proceed to Roxas Boulevard, Kalaw Avenue in Manila, Taft Avenue, Buendia Avenue at around past 2:00pm passing Manila, Pasay and end on Ayala Avenue in Makati City.

On February 23, Saturday, Catriona will have another parade, this time at the Novotel Hotel within Araneta Center, in Quezon City where her journey to the Miss Universe crown started. Festivities and parade start at 4:00 p.m.

Charity Events

Young Focus, LoveYourself PH and Smile Train, organizations closest to her heart. This is in coordination with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. and Miss Universe organization.

Courtesy Call

A courtesy call is set for number of top officials which is led by Vice President Leni Robredo. Last year, Catriona Gray paid a short courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte.

Television Appearances

Ms. Catriona Gray will be guesting in several television programs and some photo shoot will be held.

Stamp Launching

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) will be launching a special stamps and first day covers on February 27, 2019 to commemorate the rare feat. However no advisory was given if she will grace the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

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