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!

Please LIKE their Facebook Page: Goodwill Bookstore

Goodwill Bookstore’s 75th anniversary celebration

34th Manila International  Book Fair  activity area, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City- Philippines

stage area with blue and white balloons

Hundreds of important personalities, suppliers, friends, employees and media were  at the activity area within the SMX convention center on the momentous occasion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of one of the Philippines well-loved bookstores – Goodwill Bookstore.

Beloved pioneers of the ” where-to-find-hard-to-find-books”, Goodwill Bookstore’s Don Manuel Cancio and Doña Juana Cancio ( photo from Goodwill Bookstore )

History : Goodwill Bookstore was founded in 1938 by Don Manuel Cancio and Doña Juana Cancio . Since it’s inception,  Goodwill bookstore is considered as one of the pioneer bookstores in the country.   hard to find books, distributor of Japanese published children’s and origami books. 

Dr. Nona S. Ricafort- CHED Chairperson

The event started with Goodwill Bookstore employees presentation . A short message was delivered by Ms. Nona Ricafort ( CHED chairperson)

CHED: http://www.ched.gov.ph/chedwww/index.php/eng/The-Commission/Commissioners/Commissioner-Nona-S.-Ricafort

L-R Ms. Joanna “Jophie” Cancio Suplico, Tommy Suplico and Mrs. Maria Teresa  Cancio-Suplico

Wazzup Pilipinas  and  Collector’s Connection were very fortunate to be given an opportunity to cover this rare event.  Other book exhibitors were also invited to this event.

Goodwill bookstore secretariat

For its Diamond Jubilee, one can truly expect Good Books, Good Value, Good Service, Good Education, and GOODWILL from one of the country’s pioneering bookstores.

dance production

 candle  lighting ceremony together with the employees

Mr. Gilbert C. Teodoro and Mrs. Monica Prieto- Teodoro

Ms. Christine Bersola -Babao together with Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico , Mr. Tommy Suplico  and Ms. Joana Suplico. 

Ms. Christine Bersola-Balabao – current television host of TV channel 5 morning show”Good Morning Club.” She was given a plaque of recognition by Mrs. Maritess Cancio -Suplico  during the event.  According to Mrs. Bersola- Babao- ” She  knew Mrs. Suplico in 1997 ” and the Goodwill family  .

Ms. Christine Bersola -Babao with her award

Aside from getting a lot of local and intentional accolades from her 5 book titles . Ms. Tintin Bersola ‘s books were also a certified ” BEST Sellers” .    All her five book titles were  published by Goodwill bookstore.

Mr. Johnny Litton hosted the event together Ms. Bersola

Her first book “Bryan Learns His Lesson” (2004), written when Anya was still in her womb and illustrated by Julius, tells of the story of the boy who realized how lucky he is the hard way. “Basura Monster” (2005), illustrated by Cedric Ryan de Guzman, educates the youth to care for the environment. “The Story of Christine” (2006) reflects Tintin’s own experiences in finding her identity and how she coped with her insecurities as a young girl. For this book, she received a special citation from the 30th Catholic Mass Media Awards.

Mr. Tony Meloto – of Gawad Kalinga and friends

Her latest book “Bakit Siya Meron? Bakit Ako, Wala?” (2008) brings the message of the Christ-Child to its young readers by going beyond material things and learning to count life’s blessings and “Si Kontra, Si Bida, at si Big Boy Buwaya” ( 2010) . Tintin’s children’s books are published by Katha, the publishing arm of Goodwill Bookstore.

ceremonial toast

an  ABS-CBN associate producer Mr. Bimbo Papasin, had a penchant for bedtime stories back when he was a toddler was also given an award he won the Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) for Best Short Story for Children for his book, Ang Batang Nangarap ng Kapayapaan (The Child Who Dreamt of Peace). in 2010.  ” Best Seller”  unfortunately , Mr.  Papasin was not able to make it to the event.

group picture

There were 2 interesting books that was also launched during the event, a beautiful softbound book entitled ” The Art of Thesis & Dissertation Writing ” by Dr. Nona S. Ricafort and ” a coffee table book about ” Goodwill Bookstore”

Ranchy Cuna

Professor Guillermo Gómez Rivera is an academic director of the Academia Filipina de la Lengua Española

 Loyal  employees were given recognition  . The event was capped with more songs and dances . While the guests were treated to a sumptuous cocktail meal .

cocktail

Note: I would like to CONGRATULATE  the organizers of the event for their 75th anniversary . Maraming Salamat Po sa Inyong Lahat!

Goodwill Bookstores:

BRIDGES BOOKSTORE (632)723.0545, a showroom/retail branch in SM Cyber Two Bel-air, Makati GOODWILL BOOKSTORE the HUB (632)846.4935, and GOODWILL BOOKSTORE UP Manila, Padre Faura (632)536.6877.   CEBU (032)2i55.0826 and  DAVAO (032)300.7132.  Head Office : Sales & Marketing office is located is at the Penthouse, Goodwill Building 393 Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Brgy. Bel-air, Makati City.

Website Links:

Goodwill Bookstore : http://goodwillbookstore.com/

Goodwill Bookstore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodwillbookstore

Gawad Kalinga: http://www.gk1world.com/NewOurFounder