6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark, Pampanga

TernoCON 2018 open with a big splash in the activity area of SM Clark field in Pampanga province. The terno exhibit covers 28 finalists and winners at the recently held TernoCon competition in 2018.

different ternos

It also coincide with “Buwan ng Wika” month of August where promotion of Filipino language, arts and culture is emphasized.

Preparation

From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP. The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.

6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark

SM Clark Field, Pampanga crowd in attendance

This is the second leg of its SM Super malls tour, the first one was held last June in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Ms. Bea Alonzo

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran ( Miss Universe 1973 and CCP chairperson)

cultural performers

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran address the crowd

Mr. Ben Chan together with the performer

ternos

6.) Promotion of Philippine Ternos– Ternos which is an epitome of modern Filipina takes it roots from Pre-hispanic era, Spanish colonial era, American, Japanese and post war era.

Terno” was derived from the English word for “matching,” or ” to match”  has evolved over centuries. The dress also evolve from one colonial master to another. According to some fashion authorities, the design was from the baro’t saya and through the decades saw it innovative designs and modern interpretations, whether in structure, materials, or coloration evolving into what we see today.

Terno designed by Mr. Jerome Marcos from Sarangani province

5.) Use of of Indigenous Weaves or Textiles– Several of the terno on display use regional, local fabrics like abaka, jusi, abel iloko even old rags were use in making terno and evening gown.

4.) Collaborative Efforts – several well known companies, designers and cultural groups like  Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Steven Tan of SM-MOA, SM Super Malls, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and celebrities worked to make this project highly successful.

Maestro J.C. Buendia with some of his ternos on display

3.) Mentorship – Well known Filipino fashion designers like J.C Buendia, Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago and Len Cabili  who serves as mentor for the new designers on how to create a beautiful work of art.

2.) New Designs–  Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition.  Unlike the old terno, all the terno exhibited at the TernoCon 2018 were design and created by these new generation of artist.

Mr. Marlon Tuazon ( Gold ) with his award winning white terno

1.) Home Grown Talent– Mr. Marlon Tuazon which won the “GOLD” award, hails from the province of Pampanga. This is like a homecoming exhibition for the Kapampangan artist as well as many of designers who hails from this region.

ribbon cutting ceremony

TernoCon 2018 exhibit is from August 2 to 9, 2019 at the Activity Area of SM Clarkfield, Pampanga province. Do not miss this exhibit. There are no entrance fees and one will be proud to see the modern design concept by these artists.

Note: Met some familiar faces ,people and friends which are actively involve in the fashion, culture , art and heritage.

A roving exhibition tour in other regions which will happen between August to November 2019!

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Philippines Won Big Award at the 13th Asia-Pacific Orchid Conference

The Philippine Orchid Society led by the Mr. Andres ” Jun ” Golamco , Mr. Fin Ramirez and Ms. Corina brought home the “ Most Artistic Landscape Display ” at the 13th Asia-Pacific Orchid Conference (APOC 2019)  held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

The event is from July 23 to 28, 2019 . The orchid show started from July 24 to 28 while the conference was held from July 25 and 26 at the Borneo Convention Center, Kuching ( BCCK).

orchid landscape featured orchid cut-flower varieties, dendrobium, vanda hybrids, ferns, staghorn ferns, bromeliads, tillandsia among others.

13th Asia-Pacific Orchid Conference

The participating countries includes Australia, China,Ecuador, France, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, United States of America and the Philippines.

The 73rd mid-year Philippine Orchid Society orchid show will be held from August 30 to September 9, 2019.

Note: photo is courtesy of the APOC FB page.

Opening Highlights of Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019

Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 open with a big bang at the Isla Events place in Imus, Cavite province.

Isla Event Place in Imus

The event is well attended by students, industry practitioners, bloggers, media, local and foreign tourists who flock in droves at the event center.

Cavite Food and Culinary Expo Exhibitors

Cavite Food and Culinary Expo 2019 had about 25 stalls selling different kind of regional food, process foods, dry fish, honey , services, real estate companies, logistics and big name food companies like Mama Sita’s, Food Panda, Fantastic Sausages, Big Ben among others.

Big Ben Imus Longganisa and Heirloom Dishes stall

Big Ben Imus Longganisa and heirloom dishes is one of the must visit restaurant when you are within Imus, Cavite. Their family heirloom longganisa, tocino and adobo, sukang sasa are also exported abroad.

Mama Sita’s booth

Mama Sita is well known culinary icon in the country. Her home made recipes, spice mixture and recipe books are also distributed in many parts of the world.

Cafe Amadeo with their world re-known coffee and jacobina biscuits

native kakanins of Cavite

dried galunggong, dried salinas and dried tuyo for sale

The province is well known for her dried fish and a lot of these found their way to Metro Manila and some are brought by Filipino OFW’s abroad.

Delfa’s Food Products

Food Panda stall

Glorious Blend

Glorious Blend is slowly becoming well-known in market . Their 7 in 1 choco mix, 7 in 1 coffee blend, maxtrim and stevia sweetener are becoming staple in the market.

Fantastic sausages by Windmill gourmet

Address: Molino 4, Bacoor, Cavite province 

Contact persons: Ms. Aiza 09159031301 or Mr. Rozel Salazar 0956-3856184

The other stall includes Sweet and Fit Stevia, Cafe Amadeo,Glorious Blend, Delfa’s Food Products and among others.

Brookfield College culinary and hrm students

bangus tocino, bangus sisig, bangus siomai, bangus embotido and bangus kilawin

The event is endorsed by the local government of Imus, Cavite province, Department of Tourism and others.

There are also FREE seminars, talks , cooking demonstration, book launching, food tasting, product sampling within the three day event.

The food expo also aims to promote local food business, services and hospitality industry of the province.

Unlike other food expo, this is open for FREE to the general public until July 28 SUNDAY.

7th Marian Exhibit at Santuario de San Pedro Bautista in Quezon City

7th Marian Exhibit with the theme “Inang Maria: Liwanag at Patnubay ng Kabataan sa Pagharap sa Hamon ng Panahon” from July 25 until August 4, 2019. The marian exhibit will be held at San Pedro de Bautista Parish in Quezon City.

Activities and schedules are as follows:

Opening of the Exhibit
July 25, 2019 (Thursday) | after the 6:00 pm Mass

Novena Masses
July 25 – August 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Fiesta Solemn Mass and Procession
August 3, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Exhibit hours will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN and 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

For more information, you may contact our Parish Office at Tel. Nos. 415-7235 loc. 8001 or 373-2971

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.