Manila Hotel Postcard by Cardinell- Vincent Company

Manila Hotel is one of the iconic Philippine hotel landmarks which had been popular among postcard, memorabilia, stamp, matchbox and ephemera collectors from all corners of the globe.

The hotel had been featured by several postcard companies like Philippine Educational Company (PECO), Cardinell-Vincent Company, Denniston, Goldsteins Philippine Postcards, Sun Photo supply Philippine Postcards, The Camera Company Philippine postcards and later by Goodwill Bookstore, Max Basker & Sons, National Bookstore, Sterling – International airline companies like Northwest Orient Airlines, Pan-Am, Philippine Airlines among others.

Manila Hotel obverse portion with American flag and manicured garden

Manila Hotel also have their own set of postcards printed and sold at their gift shop.

Manila Hotel postcard by Cardinell-Vincent Company

Cardinell-Vincent Company is one of the several dozens of companies which printed their postcard series – They have 37 in a series which featured landmarks in the country. The company sold postcards and distributed the items in local bookstores, tourist areas, escolta and major Philippine cities during the American colonial and commonwealth regime.

reverse side or back portion of the postcards in which recipient name and the sender’s name is listed. The upper right portion with box is were stamps is affixed

The company is international base and also have postcards from the United States and other areas.

My friend spotted this postcard on sale few years ago at a popular online platform for just $1.00. The seller had about 70% discount for this American era postcard- originally price was for $2.80 – It was listed for several months.

The postcard had go unnoticed, since there were a lot of sellers at the online platform and maybe there were not enough buyers. The condition of the postcard is good despite the age and some scribble handwriting at the back portion.

He took no time to inform me about this big sale and bought the postcard. The shipping was a little bit more expensive at $3.00 from United States of America to the Philippines. I think it took about two weeks before we got this postcard.

This postcard is unused and was printed around 1920. The size of the postcard is approximately 3 1/2 inch x 5 1/2 inch or 9 centimeters x 14 centimeters.

I was able to find this postcard tucked in one corner while arranging my vintage postcard collection.

Aside from deltiologist, philatelist and memorabilia collectors, Postcards featuring landmarks had been popular subject for school project in Social Studies, Araling Panlipunan, Filipino, History and Architecture during much of post war period until early part of the millennium.

Sources, Bibliographies and References:

American Regime Manila thru Postcards part 1: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-1/

American Regime Manila thru Postcards part 2: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/american-regime-manila-postcards-part-2/

American Regime Manila thru Postcards part 3: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-3/

American Regime Manila thru Postcards part 4: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-4/

Personal interview from postcard collectors and dealers

Philippine Postcards page 130 to 137 Consuming Passions

http://www.philippinepostcards.com

Interesting Items at the Manila International Book Fair 2016

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

The 37th Annual Manila International Book Fair 2016 had opened its doors to the public on September 14 and there are a lot of interesting items that one can buy as gifts this coming Yuletide season.

37th Manila International Book Fair 

For the past several years SMX convention center had hosted the book fair. The center is composed of 4 Exhibition Halls, 5 Function Rooms, and 14 Meeting Rooms. With a 21,000 square meters, it may accommodate a wide array of events. There are several hundreds of exhibitors at the annual book fair.

SMX Convention Center

Here are some of the items which caught the fancy of buyers , collectors and book lovers.

Musical Journal at the Goodwill Bookstore 

Music and art lovers will surely like the musical journal at the Goodwill Bookstore.

 

Remembering Marilyn Monroe bibliography by LIFE

Scouting for books and other bargain stuffs at Goodwill Bookstore . I bought this autobiography of Ms. Marilyn Monroe . The original price tag cost Php  770.00 , the book had a discounted price of just Php 200.

Goodwill Bookstore:  http://www.goodwillbookstore.com/  

Digital Products

There are several digital products which are sold between 10 to 30% discount .

Wiyawi Bags

These are handmade bags made from indigenous materials and proceeds from the Sale of these bags goes to the community that made these bags. These are distributed by Tradewind Books which had a store at the Silahis Center within Intramuros , Manila

Silahis: http://www.silahis.com/about.html

Philippine Festival postcards

postcard collectors ( deltiologist)  , letter collectors will surely like these postcards . These postcards are sold at Php 120.00 per pack .

Pens at Cosmos Bazaar and Pilot Pen

3-D  Greeting Cards 

3-D Postcards

Accu Map formerly known as Asiatype Distribution Inc. is one of the stalls which sells 3-D postcards and greeting cards. They sell their items at Php 50.00 each.

There are minimal entrance fee of Php 20.00 general public and Php 15.00 for students, teachers and librarians . The MIBF is open from 10:00am to 8:00pm

SMX website: http://www.smxconventioncenter.com/

MIBF: http://www.manilabookfair.com/

Movie PressCon for Pusit and Higanti at the Manila International Bookfair 2016

Goodwill Booth , SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

There were lot of people ,students  and visitors at the 37th Manila International Bookfair at the SMX Convention Center .

Goodwill Bookstore  together with its sister company  Katha Publishing is also celebrating their 78th anniversary in the business. Aside from the usual celebrities , basketball players , motivational and inspirational people having autograph and book signing opportunities .

The visitors and invited guests at the MIBF event got an opportunity to preview  back to back movies intended for local and hopefully film-festival entry for this year.

casts of Pusit together with Mrs. Maria Theresa Cancio-Suplico and Ms.Arlyn dela Cruz 

The  indie- movie was written, produced and directed by award winning television host , book author , journalist  Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz of Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The movie is entitled #Pusit which is co-produced by Ms. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico which casts Mr. Jay Manalo, Ronnie Quizon , Mr. Mike Liwag , Mr. Rolando Inocencio, Mr. Lehner Mendoza, Mr.  Zyrus Imperial , Ms. Tere Gonzales .

Ms. Arlyn dela Cruz together with some invited media and guests

Pusit is a gay linggo which means “positive ” , the film is not just awareness of AIDS and HIV in the country buy also Advocacy in the sense that they also wanted to help create more awareness . They also partnered with government agencies like Department of Health , local government units  ( LGU’s ) and schools.

Higanti poster

Another movie feature is #Higanti , which is very timely movie which tackles social  issues , broken family ties, extra -judicial killings ,  guns, goons and gold . The film is Co-written by Mr. Rommel Ricafort, Esmeralda Cortez, Bimbo Papasin, and Mario Mendez. “Higanti “features Assunta as Leni, the long-suffering wife of Alex, a politician portrayed by Jay Manalo. “She’s very loving and kind, while her husband is a cheater and is involved in illegal activities,” she explained.

L-R Mr. Kiko Matos, Mr. Jon Lucas, Ms. Assunta de Rossi and Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico

 

casts, crews and celebrities of Higanti 

The film also stars Meg Imperial as Assunta’s daughter Jean; Ms. Katrina Halili as Jay’s common-law wife Dolly; John Lucas as Jean’s brother Francis and Alwyn Uytingco as Jean’s boyfriend Justin , Kiko Matos as an NBI agent , Mr. DJ Durano ,Mr. Daniel Pasia  , Gabriel Papasin, Ms. Ruby Ruiz , One Rommel Ricafort among others.

This is not the first time that Mrs. Suplico produced a film, the first one was ” Sa Ibabaw ng Lahat ” which casts Ms. Gloria Diaz ,Mr. Ronaldo Valdez , Mr. Eddie Garcia  in 1975. The film was directed by Mr. Nilo Saez.

Note: There is still no tentative play date for both movies

Goodwill Bookstore ‘s Great Bargain Sale , Good Books and Grand Event

V Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City – Philippines

Goodwill Bookstore -Book a Fair 2015

The event started with a Thanks Giving mass at the Greenhills Shopping Center Chapel  around 9:00am which was followed by ribbon cutting ceremony with no less than San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez  as Guest of Honor , Ortigas Mall Management , invited guess and friends of Goodwill Bookstore .

Mayor Guia Gomez enjoyed browsing several book titles

There were a lot of people from all walks of life who went to the book fair at V Mall

Gallileo Enrichment Learning Program with innovative ways of learning

Pope Francis Apostolic Visit book

The recent apostolic visit of Pope Francis. This is one of the best sellers which was published by Katha Publishing Company – – I saw this book during the last orchid show and bought a book for personal reference.

Goodwill Bookstore employees and staffs

There are several events at the 2nd floor Jewelry Center  V Mall like book launching tomorrow by puppet master Wan Bu , awarding of the quiz bee challenge among others, so do not forget to visit the place.

a late morning cocktail  was catered by Ms. Maria Theresa Tuazon – Nothing But Homemade

For catering needs: 896-0396 /0917-8552177

Goodwill Bookstore aka Bridges store is located at the ground floor VMall , Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City

L-R Ms. Cathy Co – Ortigas Company , Mayor Guia Gomez and Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico

There are a lot of bargain books that are available , Try to visit the fair until this sunday – September 20, 2015 !

Note: I would like to sincerely ” Thank” Goodwill family for extending the invitation – More Power!

Goodwill Bookstore : http://goodwillbookstore.com/

Facebook Page : Goodwill Bookstore

San Juan City Government : http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/

Goodwill Bookstore Marks their 77th Anniversary with a Blast

Goodwill is celebrating its 77th Anniversary this 2015 with the Theme : Good Books, Good Service, Goodwill!

 In line with this, Goodwill will be having its own Book Fair dubbed as “Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair  in September”, from September 16 – 20, 2015, which will be held at the V Mall Activity Center, Greenhills, San Juan City.

 In support of this Bookfair, we will be having several highlighted  Events and one of them is the yearly Goodwill Bookstore Brain Buster Inter School Quiz Competition.

Now on its 6th year,  The 6th Goodwill Bookstore Quiz bee Competition will be held from September 16 – 19, 2015, simultaneous  with Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair in September, at The Jewellery,  2nd Level, Greenhills Shopping Center.

These Special events are featured to thank our valued clientele for patronizing Goodwill Bookstore and its affiliates : Katha Publishing Co. Inc., EDCA Publishing & Distributing Inc., Bridges Bookstore (building bridges of Goodwill), through the years.
Highlighting this Book Fair is the yearly Goodwill Bookstore Brain Buster Inter School Quiz Competition : An Academic Challenge. Now on its 6th year, this IQ contest is a competition between teams composed of High School (Grade 9 & Grade 10) students from both public and private schools. The contest will be composed of two rounds: the Qualifying and the Final Rounds, both of which are “Oral” phases that will involve buzzers.
The categories for each of the rounds shall be Science, Mathematics, History, Physical Education and Sports, Current Events , Language & Literature, Music and the Arts & General Information.

Qualifying or Elimination Rounds will be held live on stage, at the GTCI Events’ Place, – The Jewellry Place at Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City on the following days :
Sept. 16 (2 PM) 1st day – 1st Batch of Elimination
Sept. 17 (2 PM) 2nd day – 2nd Batch of Elimination
Sept. 18 (2 PM) 3rd day – 3rd Batch of Elimination

The Final Round shall be composed of two (2) phases, the Semi-Finals and the Grand Finals and will again be held live on stage at The Jewellry Place, at 10am on September 19, 2015. Major Prizes are at stake for the competing Schools & Students during the Grand Finals .

TOP 77 CUSTOMERS TO BE HONORED AT GOODWILL BOOKSTORE BOOK A’FAIR
Another highlight of Goodwill Bookstore’s 77th Anniversary is the awarding of the Top 77 Customers of the Company based on their last 5 yeas’ Average Sales. They are composed of Educational Institutions – Schools, Universities, Bookstores & other Trading Companies.
Awarding of the Top Customers will take place simultaneously during the 5 Day Goodwill Bookstore Book A’Fair in September.

CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH ALSO SLATED & MANY MORE!
Also slated is a Children’s Book Launch, featuring “Ang Batang Gustong Maging Puppet”, written by Mr. Wan Lu, the Great Filipino Puppeteer.
Other surprises will be featured by our very own Children’s Authors like Ahwel Paz & Bimbo Papasin of ABS CBN Kapamilya Network. All these are spearheaded by Katha Publishing Co. Inc., the publishing arm of Goodwill Bookstore.
Come One! Come All!
Celebrate Goodwill Bookstore’s 77th Anniversary offering – witness & participate in Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair in September and enjoy all these innovative product demos & exhibits, games galore & raffle prizes!

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