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15th Waling-Waling Festival at Robinson’s Place, Bacolod

This year the Orchid and Horticulture Organization of Negros, Inc. will be celebrating the 15th Waling-Waling Festival with a theme “Timeless Beauty: The Allure of the Waling” at Robinson’s Place, Bacolod City from August 28 to September 5, 2017. There will be displays of the precious collection of blooming Waling-waling of the members of the org. There will be displays showcasing how orchids can be used in flower arrangements and a photo contest also featuring the Waling-waling. Lectures will be held on orchid propagation and basic orchid fertilization among others.

After the warm summer months, the Habagat brings in the moonsoon to water the parched lands in the southern part of the Philippine archipelago. This abundance of rain after months of dryness, triggers as a form of celebration, the blooming of the Queen of Philippine Orchids, the magnificent Vanda sanderiana, more popularly known as the Waling-Waling. During these times, festivals and shows are being held extolling its unique beauty and proclaiming its importance in orchid horticulture through the multitude of hybrids made from it.

All orchid and plant enthusiasts and hobbyists are invited to visit and enjoy this once a year display of the Waling-waling.

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Winners of PLDT Smart SME Nation’s BOZZ Awards

Palace Pool Club , Bonifacio Global City -Taguig City – Philippines

PLDT Smart SME Nation’s in partnership with Rappler, Voyager, Idealspace, Bloomberg Philippines, Uber, Takatack and Airnb. The Bozz Awards was established to recognize Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs ) who have displayed excellence in technological innovation and digital integration .

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In the long run , it aims to highlight the crucial role of digital technology in supporting the growth and sustainability of small businesses in the country.

participants enjoyed the pool party 

PLDT- SMART executives and special guests

floating neon balls

The event was held at the posh Palace Pool Club within Bonifacio Global City in Taguig last night with several hundreds of participants from well-known entrepreneurs, SMART -PLDT executives , media practitioners, bloggers , online news , marketing executives among others.

Dr. Cecilio Pedro of Lamoiyan Corporation

Dr. Cecilo Pedro was among the prominent businessman invited in the event.

Website: http://www.lamoiyan.com/

pastries

There were also good food and everyone enjoyed their wonderful time at the pool party .

 PLDT SMART SME BOZZ winners

The competition was tight – over 500 nominations poured in from across the country to compete for the final spots.  The FINALISTS will go through the Silicon Valley Experience care of PLDT Smart SME.

The public voting came down to 15 strong contenders. A panel of industry leaders and the public’s votes determined the winners across 5 categories:

FINALISTS

  • Boss for  Mobile Readiness – MOBKARD by Carlo Calimon , OrangeAPPS ,Inc. by Gian Javelona, Olryt Homes Philippine Real Estate by Arthur Olano
  • Boss for E-Commerce- INDIGOBaby by Ms. Denise Gonzales , Renegade Folk by Tina and Regina Sambalido , Kimstore by Kim Lato
  • Boss for Customer Service- Lay Bare Waxing Salon by Paolo Hilario , Homegrown Media by Daniella Yaptinchay, Time Free Innovations by Chino Atillano
  • Boss for Social Responsibility- Bambike by Ryan McClelland, Rags2Riches by Reese Fernandez -Ruiz, Messy Bessy by Kristine Reyes-Lopez
  • Boss for Social Media – Snoe Beauty by Jen Gerodias -Diaz , Happy Skin by Jacqe Yuengtian -Gutierrez nd Rissa Mananquil -Trillo , Jason Magbanua by Jason Magbanua

WINNERS

BOSS for Social Media – “All I wanted to do is to connect to people” -Jason Magbanua

Boss for E-Commerce – Ms. Kim Lato of Kimstore

Boss for Mobile Readiness– Mobkard by Carlo Calimon

Boss for Social Responsibility – Messy Bessy -Ms. Kristine Reyes-Lopez

Boss for Customer Service -Time Free Innovations by Chino Atillano

Note: It was a wonderful night to cap the event, I would like to ” Thank” Ms. Millet Liberato DDB for the invitation extended .

National Bonsai Exhibition and Competition 2014

 

The PHILIPPINE BONSAI SOCIETY, INC which is celebrating their 41st anniversary is inviting everyone to visit its NATIONAL BONSAI EXHIBITION & COMPETITION 2014 on May 23 to June 1, 2014 

  Venue of the Bonsai Exhibition and Competition will be at the People’s Village 1  and 2 of TIENDESITAS in Pasig City.

schedule of events

This show is being held in celebration of their 41 years of promoting bonsai growing and appreciation in the country and promises to be unique as it has partnered with BONSAI CLUBS INTERNATIONAL by bringing in no less than BCI president himself Dr. Thomas S. Elias (USA) and BCI regional coordinator Mr. Budi Sulistiyo (Indonesia) to lead the judging and to conduct the lectures and workshops together with bonsai masters Yen Tzu-Ching and Tang Chin-Feng from Taiwan.

schedule of free lectures

The show will feature the best bonsai collections in the Philippines from participants coming from Mindanao up to the Ilocos provinces , free Bonsai lectures and demonstrations, basic and advance bonsai workshops, a Suseiki competition with a critique session, a driftwood arts exhibition and a plants and garden bazaar offering bonsai plants, ornamental, garden supplies and other garden products.

Philippine Bonsai Society Incorporated list of officers

The show will be open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.. The foreign guests will deliver their lectures, demonstrations and workshops on May 24 starting at 8:00 a.m. Local bonsai artists from Mindanao, Pangasinan, Ilocos, Tarlac, Pampanga, Central Luzon, KBS and PBSI will conduct their lectures and workshops on May 25, 2014 starting at 8:00 a.m.. Everyone is invited to come.

This show is being held with the cooperation of the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines and the Driftwood Artists of the Philippines. For more information you may get in touch with PBSI corresponding secretary through 0917.7267546 / 0922.8810709 or E-mail: mindanaobonsaisociety@yahoo.com.

Fund raising for the earthquake victims and typhoon Yolanda at the YOGI Fair

My Little Art Space,222 Wilson Street – San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

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entrance to the fair which also serves as a drop-off point

I have went to this fair a couple of times. It was conceptualized several months ago by the group of Yoga enthusiasts ,  health and lifestyle advocates.

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Ms. Julie Flores and Ms. Girlie Lamanosa

Ms. Julie Flores together with her buddy Ms. Girlie Lamanosa are co- founders of ” Gato, Tarjeta y Postales ” a budding group of postcard , stamp and letter collector . The group aim to promote the hobby by joining lifestyle and hobby related bazaars within Metro Manila.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/philatelyph

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different kinds of Philippine made postcards for sale

I was able to buy some Philippine vintage reproduction of famous landmarks  like Binondo Church, San Agustin Church, Puerta de Parian, Fort Santiago , San Miguel Beer Brewery  postcards printed by Bookmark,   the Filipino Store sometime in the mid 1990’s . Most of the postcards on sale were the last remaining stocks held by the group.

doddle postcard

doodle postcard done by Ms. Julie Flores

I was mesmerized by the personalized doodle postcards made by Ms. Julie Flores! I knew that she is into arts and crafts too!

For orders and inquiry : 0917- 880 6148 Ms. Julie Flores

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Pinawa ice cream made from brown rice  with different flavors

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ice cream made from brown rice

Brown Rice

The Brown Rice campaign aims to revive brown or “unpolished” rice back to the regular diet of the Filipino.

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guests enjoying the ice cream

Contact: 0916-577-1689 , 0927-846-4607

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowBrownRice?hc_location=stream

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cute finger puppets being sold at Php 50 each !

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cute children showing their finger puppet they bought at the fair

This time , with the help of other tenants, advocate groups and bloggers. The aim of today’s project is to raise some needed cash, relief goods to the victims of the recent earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda ( Haiyan – International name)  .

ReliefPH

Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Inc.
Banco de Oro
Loyola Heights Berkeley Residences Branch
Savings Account No. 003570047800
Swift no. BNORPHMM

Facebook: Yogi Fair: https://www.facebook.com/YogiFair

Kalesa -Social Enterprise Project

Plaza Rajah Sulayman, Manila-Philippines

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Kalesa Kinulayan Philippines Peoples Organization, Inc. or KALESA changes the whole concept of the vehicle to be a symbol of innovation, commerce and more importantly, HOPE for Filipino people.  About 20 bloggers were given the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the project which aims to help  the indigent communities .

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Conceptualized by a group of like-minded, concerned Filipino citizens, KALESA’s main goal is to curb poverty by making more entrepreneurs in the Philippines. KALESA believes that doing business means empowering people and distributing opportunity, especially to the underprivileged (the forgotten sector of our society)

There are several ways to help the group I-Care, I Share, I Partner and I Give

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KALESA is taking baby steps in organizing and setting up.  As a social enterprise, it runs on funds for its social service advocates.  Concern individuals can also contribute in the works of fabricating more KALESA e-Carts for more indigents to benefit.

KALESA is now raising 10 million pesos to fabricate additional 100 carts to help at least 200 families.

Cash donations can be deposited at any BPI branch to Kalesa Kinulayan Philippines Peoples Organization, Inc. with account number: 00-0793-2207-74.

One can volunteer time, partner with the organization , help in the causes.

KALESA is looking for volunteers to be Local Community Coordinators and International Community Coordinators. Anywhere you are, whatever field you may be in, as long as you are willing and available, you can contribute and MAKE THE CHANGE.

Website: http://www.kalesaphilippines.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KalesaPhilippines

Meet the Kalesa Advocates: http://www.kalesaphilippines.com/kalesa-advocates/

7 Reasons to visit the 34th Manila International Book Fair

SMX Convention Center , Mall of Asia , Pasay City-Philippines

SMX Convention Center

The 34th Manila International Book Fair is organized by Primetrade Asia , Incorporated in partnership with  Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., Book Development Association of the Philippines, Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and the Overseas  Publishers Representatives Organization of the Philippines.

Among the media partners include Wazzup Pilipinas , Rappler, Manila Bulletin among others. Wazzup Pilipinas : http://www.wazzuppilipinas.com/

Book Development Board,  the organizers ,  Hon. Maria Leonor Robredo ,Mrs. Marita Teresa Cancio-Suplico and Mr. Tommy Suplico of Goodwill Bookstore

The event started with a mass attended by the main players of the Philippine book industry players, organizers , students , media partners. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, the guests of honor toured the fair site .

ribbon cutting ceremony

There are the 7 Reasons to visit the ongoing Book Fair

Bargain Books

7.) Bargain Books and other Reading Materials–  Book lovers , Book collectors, Librarians,  Professionals, Young Adults , Children books, Text books, Inspirational books- you name it they got it! In case you missed a book title or two, You can get the business cards and  their contact information . Book publishers are there and their friendly sales representatives  are there to help you.

Goethe Institut- Philippinen

6.) On the Spot Contest & FREEBIES– Almost all the commercial booths within the expo site had some sort of promotion and contest.  This sharpens ones’ mind and makes your stay enjoyable !!!!  Goethe Institute -Philippinen  volunteers gave a questionnaire those who registers at their booth . The one who get all the right answer will have a chance to win a FREE German language course !!!!!

 Cafe Puro

Cafe Puro promodizers gave away FREE coffee to the visitors

Inspirational speaker Mr. Francis Kong together with Mr. Ross Del Rosario ( Wazzup Pilipinas)

5.) Meet and Greet Celebrities  – Our group noticed that  there is a long queue of line at the  CSM Publishing booth.  Then there is Mr. Francis Kong – You can hear him in his daily Radio Program “Business Matters” which was given a Year 2007 special citation by the Catholic Mass Media Awards. He is an author of 10 books !

CSM Publishing House is having a promo during the 5 day – book fair, The books are discounted at dazzlingly low prices ! We bought several books at the CSM booth.  ” Being the BEST you Can Ever Be” is one of the books being sold at a rock bottom price ! From the original price of Php 500  , the book is sold at Php 100 plus a chance to have it signed with the author himself !

Mr. Francis Kong : http://franciskong.com/

PSICOM booth with book enthusiasts waiting  for the book author

The company is one of the exhibitors of the on going book fair . One of the recently published books ” Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? ” is a 2013 Filipino film adaptation of Ramon Bautista’s novel of the same title.  The book was released in 2012 .

a student waiting in line

Website : http://www.psicompublishing.com/zen/

The PSI Publication has an active online forum and is popular among Filipino anime and pop culture readers.

Professor Agusto De Viana

Mr. Allen Lau and Ms. Kristel Tan

Our group also had the opportunity to meet Mr. Allen Lau and Ms. Kristel Tan of Waatpad : http://www.wattpad.com/

An unlimited, ever-growing library of free books and stories all in the palm of your hand! On Wattpad, millions of people are discovering great fiction, sharing stories with friends and following their favorite authors chapter-by-chapter.

Rex Bookstore – With their eye catching exhibit!

4.) Interesting Booths – There are a lot of interesting booths at the show, You have a feeling that  you are in a fairly land or somewhere else !

Philippine Science Centrum

The Philippine Science Centrum exhibit is located within Goodwill Bookstore area. It is their second year of participation at the expo.

Goodwill Bookstore booth

Goodwill Bookstore with their eye catching blue colored signage thrills any visitor to the event.  A lot of their books are discounted up to 75% OFF for 75 days on selected titles -the promo duration started last July 18 , 2013 and up to December 30, 2013 (per DTI permit no. 7930 series of 2013). The bookstore had a lot of interesting collectible Froebel-Kan  picture book series printed by a  Japanese book printer The Toppan Printing Co., Ltd .  It is named after German educator Friedrich Wilhelm A. Froebel (1782-1852). He established the first kindergarten in the world and also opened centers for training childcare providers.  Most kindergarten children here in the Philippines still remember that it was Goodwill bookstore which introduced to the market the wipe-FREE books !

Diwa Publishing

3.) Interactive Booths- While there are friendly sales staff in many booths, some exhibitors had made more efforts for them to have interactive displays for the techie generations .

Groiler Books

2.) Seminars , Lectures and Workshops – academe, researchers , students and the public meet and discuss their papers , topics or issues  that affect the industry .

3D Hologram postcards

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National Historical Commission of the Philippines booth

1.) Unique Products and Filipianiana books- Uniquely Philippine made products such as pencil holder and Philippine printed books such as hard to find Filipinana , historical books, inspirational books that were printed in the country. The quantity of the books is not that many.  Although the Philippine book industry is not that big compared to its Asian counterparts , the ongoing 34th Manila International Book Fair  shed new hope for the book industry  – The book fair will run until September 15, 2013.

Note: I would like to ” Thank” the organizers for the invitation and accommodation ” extended during the event.

Prime Trade Asia: http://www.primetradeasia.com/

Pro-FRIENDS launches FREE seminars

Property Company of Friends, Inc., more popularly known as PRO-FRIENDS, one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in the Philippines, and was established by a group of dynamic individuals who had a  vision of creating communities and transforming lives by providing affordable, good quality homes. The venue of the seminar will be held at 39 Boni Serrano Street , Bagong Lipunan ng Crame, Cubao in Quezon City on June 19, 2013.

Technology

Companies now make use of bloggers, or more appropriately should be called as the online journalists or media, to share or market their products and services online. They also need to embrace the fact that everyone has gone mobile and access information using their mobile gadgets may it be smartphones, tablets, or phablets. Aside from the websites and social media like Facebook , Twitter , Instagram among others.

Many companies have made their site mobile friendly, and everyone else should jump in if they want to take advantage of the global phenomenon where everyone is now online and mobile. It’s a fast changing and developing world that you need to catch up to stay competitive and survive.

For more information about the company and the schedule of their FREE Seminars:

This is the official Facebook page of Profriends:
http://www.facebook.com/profriends.web