Reunion of Descendants of Asian Revolutionary Heroes at Pandesal Forum

 A rare and unique experience for the attendees at the pandesal forum. It was the first ever reunion of descendants of the top leaders behind Asia’s earliest republics and anti-colonial revolutions, who supported each other. President Emilio Aguinaldo in 1898 who sent emissary Mariano Ponce and whose cause received support from China’s Dr. Sun Yat Sen (who also became president after the success of his revolution in 1911).
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Mr. Wilson Lee-Flores along with special guests and descendants of Dr.Sun Yat Sen, General Baldomero Aguinaldo, Dr. Mariano Ponce, Historians Xiao Chua and Dr. Niel Santillan
The site of the pandesal forum is at the historic Kamuning bakery. The bakery still uses  brick oven to bake their pandesal and other pastries.
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Kamuning Bakery located in #43 Judge Jimenez corner K-1 Street, Quezon City

Asian Revolutionary Heroes

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Dr. Lily Sun Sui-Fong – She is a Hawaii property developer, philanthropist & granddaughter of China’s revolutionary hero and first republican President Dr. Sun Yat Sen, who supported the 1898 Philippine Revolution. The foundation that was named after his grandfather gave about 250 statues of Dr. Sun Yat Sen in different parts of the world.
Mr. Charles Wong – great grandson of Dr. Sun Yat Sen. He is also fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese languages.
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Mr. Cesar E.A. Virata together with Mr. Wilson Lee Flores
Mr. Cesar E.A. Virata – He is the Vice Chairman of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), former Prime Minister and Finance Minister; grandson of revolutionary hero General Baldomero Aguinaldo and  grandnephew of revolutionary hero and first President Emilio Aguinaldo.
Ms. Maria Theresa Bautista Valero – great grand daughter of Mariano Ponce.
Dr. Neil Marcial R. Santillan Chairman, History Department, University of the Philippines (U.P.)
Professor Michael Charleston “Xiao” Briones Chua -Filipino historian, academic, and television personality.
Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong President, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII).
Mr. Peter Fung – General manager of Lin Nam Noodle house and Filipino -Cantonese association.

 

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After the short talk and dialogue, The guest were given pandesal and ensaymada.

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.

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/

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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.

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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

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