Philconstruct 2011

entrance to the Philconstruct expo 2011

The country’s most significant and successful events for the building and construction industry, the 20th Philippine International Construction Equipment, Building Materials Exhibition & Technology Forum is set to take center stage with a bang from November 11 to 14 at the SMX Convention in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

SMX main lobby draped with philodendron leaves

Pido an ambiance stylist company dress-up the lobby of SMX convention during the event

Pido is an ambiance stylist company  and specializes in bridal staging, couture event, styling , indoor and outdoor gardens, accent lantern and lightning direction

Address: 296 Haig Street, Mandaluyong City

Contact: (632-5331577 ) (63-926-4238200) (63-922-2333109)


Co Boon Kiat Hardware booth

This exhibit and conference will be held back-to-back with HVAC/R Philippines 2010 (13th International Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigerating, Pumps, Valves & Pipes, Filtration & Purification Technology Exhibition)

The show will also incorporate Mining Asia 2010 (5th International Exhibition of Equipment, Machinery, Tools, Technology & Support Services for the Mining Industry), and Interior World 2010 (7th International Interiors, Furnishing & Furniture, lighting, Home Entertainment & Total lifestyle Exhibition).

a well-known air-condition company band in the country which is introducing green technology 

With the Philippine Construction Association Inc. (PCA) continuing its growth venture with three of the country’s biggest and most dynamic organizations-the Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Engineers Inc. (PSVARE); the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID); and the Philippine Mine Safety and Environment Association (PMSEA)

Eco-friendly tiles made from recycled plastics

This year’s event is geared up to be another affair all industry stakeholders and professionals just have to be part of.

a participant assemble toy truck model

“Over 78 percent of all the current government and private projects in the country involve PCA members, thus making Philconstruct a very significant and timely event.

RTG metal craft products

RTG Sheet Metal Works Corporation is a sheet metal fabricating company in the Philippines, specializing on customized sheet metal fabrication. The company presently offer diverse fabrication services ranging from simple sheet metal bending, cutting and welding services to design, fabrication, construction and erection of industrial equipment and products.  TRG  proudly have have an in house engineering and design group to better address the technical needs of our customers.

 RTG metal crafts products

RTG Sheet Metal Works started on November of 1989, in Aurora Blvd. Pasay City, Philippines. It started out as a retail outlet selling construction supplies and providing simple sheet metal forming services.

It later on diversified into a manufacturing firm specializing in customized sheet metal forming and fabrication. It also started sub-contracting industrial projects for various companies. It has since grown and evolved into a diverse sheet metal forming company, which caters to the unique individual needs of its client companies.
Now, it boasts of its complete line of modern machinery and equipment needed to supply the ever- increasing demand of the market.

pretty ladies served as a model for a truck company

In a span of five years, PCA has transformed Philconstruct to become the biggest and most impressive showcase for the industry. This is where the industry converges. This is the place to be; said Felizardo Sevilla Jr., overall chairman of Philconstruct 2010 and first vice president of PCA.

South Sea Furniture

Daigdig Pinoy booth with Ms. Johanna C. Toh managing director of the print

Daigdig Pinoy is an e-Magazine (online magazine) that focuses on the positive areas of the Philippines, namely: Philippine Festivals, Philippine Tourist spots, Filipino Achievers, Filipino Inventions and Innovations, Filipino Art and Culture, Philippine Entertainment, Herbal/Traditional Remedies, Local Food, and Business Opportunities. Their  E-magazine simply aims to promote and feature the “BEST OF THE PHILIPPINES”.

Daigdig Pinoy only focuses on the positive side of the Country and its People and does not focus on politics, religion or controversial issues.

Aside from the website, Daigdig Pinoy produces condensed printed magazines quarterly which are distributed for FREE in the NAIA airport (Arrival Area), Exhibits/Trade Fairs (Manila, Cebu, Davao) and to Filipino communities residing locally and overseas.

Daigdig Pinoy‘s condensed magazines are available in the Philippines, Australia, Canada, Germany,  Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Macau, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the U.S.A., to name a few.

Address: 45 Kapt. Tiago street. Acacia , Malabon City, Philippines

Contact Information: (632)288-2940 / 287-2547

Fax (632) 288-3819

a mime artist in white is a crowed pleaser  during the event

a popular paint brand in the country

Sta. Clara marine plywood

miniature replica of the boat

Santa Clara marine plywood company started in 1923 an is considered as one of the country’s pioneer in marine plywood.

a map of the Philippines showing their accredited distributor

Their company battle cry : ” sadyang ginawa para gamitin sa bagka at bahay”  purposely made for boats and house .  The manager gave away handy kits with pencil , ball pen  and memo pad to the visitors of their exhibit.

Contact Person:  Mr. Luisito Chao

Plant Site Address: Dalio, Toril , Davao City

Contact : Davao (6382) 291-0898 to 99

Fax (6382) 291-1113

Manila Office: Suite 1002 Tytana Plaza, Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz , Binondo , Manila

Phone: (632)242-59-98 , (632) 242-84-33

Mobile Number : 0920-9007007


30th Manila International Book Fair

SMX Convention Center, Pasay City -Philippines

The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) once again unrolls the carpet at the Exhibit Halls of the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, in Pasay City with the theme “Opening Doors and Pages: A Legacy of Books.’’

Goodwill Bookstore booth

Last September 18, 2009 friday ,   I went to the largest book fair in town. The 30th Manila International  Book Fair was scheduled from September 16th to 20th. This event was  considered  as the  Philippines’ premiere book event and the longest-running book fair in Asia, the annual MIBF celebrated their Pearl Anniversary. the show  featured new and  interesting events that  draw double, if triple the visitor-turnout this year.

Rex Bookstore

The five-day fair  included storytelling sessions (reading and interpretative performances for kids and kids-at-heart); book and product launching; live musical performances; cooking demonstrations; and competitions.

Tomas Pinpin- Prince of Filipino Printer  and Fray Francisco Blancas de San Jose- Father of Philippine Printing

There were  seminars on how to  published, freelance writing, intellectual property protection, care and repair of books, digital debate on archives, museum, and libraries, projecting a good image of the library, professional etiquette for librarians, how to export books, ICT in education, and dealing with the challenges the publishing industry faces amid the ongoing global financial crisis.

Vibal Publishing booth

With reading and literary as its battle cry, the MIBF has been successful in gathering and uniting publishers, authors, booksellers, educators, librarians, and readers of varying generations, cultures, interests, and backgrounds.


It has made books more accessible to an increasing number of Filipinos, especially those who have had little or no access to books. There were  foreign exhibitors which came from ASEAN member countries and Asian countries like Taiwan and China.

life -sized mannequin on display

Aside from the regular lectures, there are also life- sized mannequin exhibits and cos players during the event. The people who participated in the  cosplay event drew a lot of young spectators.

Diwa Publishing mobile van

MIBF has efficiently and effectively provided a venue for promoting new titles and authors, for dialogue with customers and readers, and for discussing ways to improve the quality of books with peers in the publishing industry. In its bid to promote reading and literacy, it has showcased traditional and new media and presented books and other published works in all their permutations to an ever increasing number of audiences.

National Bookstore

The MIBF is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. in partnership with the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc., the Book Development Association of the Philippines, the Philippine Booksellers Association, Inc., and the Publishers’ Representatives Organization of the Philippines.

National Artist Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera and Dr. Elmer Ordoñez during the PEN Writers talk

Philippine literary greats  appeared at the MIBF. The Philippine PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) holds a series entitled “Dialogue with the Writers” at the business lounge, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Every year, thousands of book lovers would troop to the venue to buy the most interesting paperbacks or get the latest bestsellers at a much lower rate.

Anvil Publishing booth

Students , professors, bargain hunters, bibliophile also get to buy textbooks at discounted price. This is the event where books are sold at a wholesale or bargain prices.

children enjoyed playing inside the bus

It is heartwarming to know that despite the tougher challenges confronting the book and publishing industries, new trends and breakthroughs in technology, the economic crunch, and the fact that Filipinos are not a reading bunch compared to other Asian countries , the MIBF continues to espouse the noble mission of providing a venue that encourages reading, publishing, and book selling.

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