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Street Dancing Winners of Caracol 2017

Street Dancers from different elementary , high school and barangay levels capped this year’s Caracol festival 2017 which was held at the Circuit Mall within Makati City . This year’s marked the 31st year that the festival is celebrated .

Circuit Mall

There are 12 competing groups this year, three in the elementary category, three in high school, and six from the barangay clusters, three for each district.

Each dance group will have 30 to 40 members excluding musicians and props-men. Elementary schools which competed includes General Pio del Pilar -Main and Pembo Elementary . High School are from San Isidro High School , Makati and Bangkal High Schools.

The festival used to be held on the feast day of Saint Ildefonsus around late January but eventually moved to late February and the usual street dancing is held in the morning but the festivities moved to Circuit Mall few years ago. The participants paraded on Hippodromo street and culminated with dance competition held at the activity area of Circuit Mall.

This year’s board of judges includes Engineer Vizmina Osorio , Mrs. Sylvia Lichauco de Leon , Ms.  Ms. Misha Quimpo , Mr. Gener Caringal , Ms. Ellen Fullido and Ms. Gemma Cruz- Araneta ( serving as board )

Pembo Elementary School

Winners

The winners in each category received a trophy and cash prizes of Php 120,000 for the first prize, Php 100,000 second prize and Php 80,000 for third prize.

Cash Prizes was given to the winners of special awards : Best In Costume , Php 40,000 and Best in Choreography ,Php 40,000

Elementary Category : 3rd Place – Pio Del Pilar Elementary , 2nd Place – Makati Elementary School , 1st Place – Pembo Elementary School

High School Category : 3rd Place – Bangkal High School , 2nd Place- Makati High School , 1st Place- San Isidro High Sschool

Barangay Category : 3rd Place- Cluster 1 , 2nd Place -Cluster 2 , 1st Place- Cluster 4

 

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Caracol Parade 2017 set on Circuit Mall

Caracol 2017 through its Museum and Cultural Affairs Office, will stage the 31st Caracol Festival on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds in Barangay Olympia, Makati City.

The grand street parade will be held this coming SUNDAY February 26 and a grand parade and street dancing will be held at around past 4:00pm and will start at the Circuit Mall ( formerly known as Santa Ana Racing Circuit ) .

Origins

The unique festival was conceptualized around 1986 and  was supposed to combine three of the Philippines’ major ethnic festivals, but eventually evolved into a unique cultural event in its own right.

The origin of the name was derived from the  Spanish word, caracol means “snail.” It’s hard to say whether the Caracol Festival was named because of its associations with nature, or because it cycles every year like the ridges on a snail’s shell.

Now , it is known to present the beauty of environment , mother nature and awareness.  There will over 5,000 participants at the annual festival from elementary, high school and youth category.

There will be 12 competing groups this year, three in the elementary category, three in high school, and six from the barangay clusters, three for each district. Each dance group will have 30 to 40 members excluding musicians and props-men.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay Message

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said everyone is invited to join the Caracol Festival, Makati’s version of Mardi Gras, which showcases the city’s advocacy for environmental protection and preservation.

“We are inviting residents, tourists and the general public to come and join us in one of the most colorful and exciting events in the city, dedicated to promoting a deeper sense of appreciation and caring for the gifts of Mother Nature, especially among the youth,” Binay said.

Advisory

MCAO officer in charge May Santillan said the festival will start at 4:00 p.m. with a parade of around 5,000 performers along A.P. Reyes Avenue going to the Globe Circuit Grounds. The assembly area will be at Hippodromo Street in Barangay Olympia, Makati City .

There are some streets that might be closed to vehicular traffic , once the parade had started .

Santillan also said the highlight of the festivity is a dance competition where participants are dressed up in colorful, nature-inspired costumes like flowers, insects, and rare animals.

The will be judged based on costume originality, beauty and creativity, and performance level of their dance. Special awards will be given for the best costume and best choreography.

38th Likhang Sining Kamay Exhibit

Makati City government thru Museum and Cultural Affairs Office in partnership with Ayala Malls, Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry , Sipag Foundation , Product Development and Design Center , Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation Incorporated, University of Makati ( UMAK)   presents to the general public the 38th Likhang Sining Kamay exhibit . This is in cooperation with different non-government organizations and foundations which help indigent communities sells their different products .

Here are some of the exhibitors

Valle Hermoso Helping Hands Foundation –Artists 

Angie’s Yakan Cloth , Narda’s , Reyes House of Piña Fabric 

Caritas Margins , CM Bamboo Craft , Chievs Stones and Crystals , Day 8, Gifts and Graces , Joseph Husband of Mary Paete Handicraft , Parchment Pleasures , Yssa’s Crafts – Handicrafts

Career Academy Asia –School

 

 

9th Alay Sining Art Exhibit by Rotary Club of Makati

 The 9th annual Alay Sining is run under the auspices of the Gift of Life International which arranges funding for the treatment of children with congenital heart ailments. It has brought aid to over 18,000 children of indigent families in 71 emerging countries. Alay Sining is a noteworthy example of partnership between the artists who have supported the drive, and RCMW that has successfully benefited children and help them lead normal lives.

Among the artists whose works will be on exhibit and sale in this year’s Alay Sining 9 are Abel Agubang, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Glenn Kagandahan, Kenneth Cobonpue, Jojit Nagamos, Jaime Nepomuceno and other leading and up-and-coming artists. Two of Alay Sining’s beneficiares, Maranathalie Balitaon and Rogin de Pedro (2nd and 3rd from left), grace the art exhibit sale launch with Alay Sining president Paolo Delgado, RCMW past president Lou del Rosario,  and participating artists Nepomuceno and Sam Penaso.

There are different kinds of art works from paintings, sculpture , glass works among others, remember that for every time one purchase an art work , they can help save lives.

ART WITH A HEART.  Art can save lives and this has been proven by the Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) as it launches its annual charity art sale on November 11-13, 2016 at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5 in Makati City.

Ultimate Food Adventure with The Bistro Group

A 2-day ultimate food adventure was organized by the Bistro Group , ZomatoPh had invited selected bloggers and social network writers to a 2 -day of food tasting event at the Uptown Mall , Bonifacio Global City , Greenbelt 2 and 5 within Ayala Center , Makati and SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City .

The event was dubbed as ” Ultimate Food Run ” by local organizers which aims to familiarized local food and lifestyle writers at the appetizers and food being offered by the Bistro group of restaurants.

The 12 Restaurants are the Following :

Moe’s , Buffalo Wild Wings, Watami , Texas , Village Tavern and Italianni’s , Krazy Garlic, Tonkatsu by Chef Terazawa , Fish and Company , Modern Shanghai , Bulgogi Brothers and TGIFriday’s

appetizers at Italianni’s

appetizers from Buffalo Wild Wings

 Moe’s with their special mango salsa or a choice of any of the 4 salsa flavors

Starting August 15 until September 15, 2016 Citibank Credit Card users can avail of 30% off on the appetizers of these restaurant chain in any parts of the country.

 

70th Annual Orchid Show Highlights

Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak) Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Philippine Orchid Society members and officers

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos -Del Monte, Philippines CEO & Senator Cynthia A. Villar

The Philippine Orchid Society in cooperation with Quezon Cityhall, Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Department of Tourism , Department of Agriculture   with sponsorship from Del Monte- Philippines, Pioneer Epoxy , Allied Botanical Corporation had opened the 70th annual orchid and garden show at the Flower Garden ( Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ) within Quezon Memorial Circle.

registration area

l-r Mrs. Susan Lee , Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Kelvin Niel Manubay Jr. and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.

Guests of honor includes Senator Cynthia A. Villar , Mr. Joselito Campos Jr. ( Del Monte -Philippines ) Dra. Elenita S. Binay , Quezon city government and officers of other plant societies .

Quezon Cityhall lancaster band

l-r Ms. Dory Fadriquela together with Senator Cynthia A. Villar and Mr. Joselito Campos Jr.  .

group photo

Allied Botanical Corporation booth is one of the most photographed exhibit at the 70th annual orchid and garden show . It showcase most of the company products such as flowering annuals and vegetables . The company also won 2nd place in ornamental plant landscape competition. 


Senator Cynthia Villar

Senator Cynthia A Villar is one of the guests of honor at the show . She said ” Greeting , First of All , Thanks you very much to the Philippine Orchid Society for inviting me once again to attend this yearly event . I consider myself na suki na dito sa taunang orchid and garden show. and as before , I am very happy to be here with all of you once again.

Ms. Miles Hilario

Ms. Miles Hilario won the first place in freestyle flower arrangement with the emphasis on orchid flowers. She is a member of Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines .

Architect Bimbo Vergara

Architect Bimbo Vergara won 3rd place in the ornamental plant landscaping competition . He also took home the ” Best Ornamental Plant ” of the 70th annual orchid and garden show .

induction of officers

Newly elected officers were inducted by Senator Cynthia Villar and took their oath of office . They have a tenure from 2016 to 2017 when the next Philippine Orchid Society elections will take place.

group photo

Ms. Vangie Go , Ana Ruth Purificacion -Conde , Mr.Manuel Lee and Mrs. Susan Lee,   Architect Bimbo Vergara , Ms. Miles Hilario took home several prizes and awards.

Fortune Catering Services

Fortune Catering Services was the official caterer of the event. They started to cater various events and functions of plant societies since last year . The lechon was sponsored by Philippine Bonsai Society . The meal that the catering had provided was already an early evening meal.

For those who wanted to avail of their catering services , the minimum is 55 people at Php 300 per head or Php 16,500. They are based in Makati .

Contact Person : Mr. Eric Ang

Contact Details : 254-9686 /254-97-03

(0998-5365597)

Email :ericang1019@yahoo.com

Mega Job and Business Fair 2016

A 2-Day event which aims to provide an opportunity for applicants and other businessmen to be exposed in the industry. The event is divided into two zones: Business Fair and Job Fair. Business Fair comprised of SME’s, Banks, Insurance and other companies which will offer their products and services. On the other hand, Job Fair cover companies which will do manpower sourcing.

 

Primarily,  this event  targets thousands of visitors which includes the Rotary members, SME, Businessmen, Entrepreneurs, Job Hunters, Mall goers, and University Alumni. This event is supported by Rotary International District 3830 , comprised of 90 Rotary Clubs from Makati, Las Piῆas, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pateros, Taguig, and Palawan with around 3,000 members.

For participation call tel. no. 643-3887

Account Executive : Ms. Karissa Padua -Marketing Services Associate

 Or Please call (02)633-0153 loc. 103 , Mobile 0917-8045415 Fax: (02) 234-1341 / 234-1342

 

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