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World Class Filipino Products at Old Manila Eco Market

World class products and services are the highlights of last sunday’s Old Manila’s Eco Market within Plaza Roma in Intramuros, Manila.

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The bazaar and market place attracted over 50 stalls from different parts of the country. A lot of the stall holders are small and medium scale enterprises.

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Merchants sells their products in eco-friendly packaging while market-goers are encouraged to bring their own utensils, lunch boxes, and eco bags for their purchases.

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environment friendly products

Some of the products sold at this stall use old cloths and rewoven to create chairs and bags.

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Balay Organiko sells organic hand made soaps at Php 65

Popular handmade soaps includes cucumber, calamansi, turmeric, papaya and others. These are package in small pouch bags.

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sweet corn and white corn

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bambike

Bambike is an advocacy and travel company that is based within Intramuros.

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pocket books for sale

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crispy mushroom station

Crispy mushroom station sells crispy mushrooms, fresh mangoes, durians, lansones, mangosteens, pomelos.

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a seller from Aklan gives free taste

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roasted peanuts, haiyan butter cookies and Aklan’s best fried shrimps

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a dirty ice cream vendor

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fruit crochet

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dream catcher

Dream catcher a small hoop containing a horsehair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with feathers and beads, believed to give its owner good dreams.  In this case yarn and chicken feathers were used. These are exported in other countries.

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Copperazo promise ring

Copperazo specializes in hand crafted copper rings, semi-precious rings and earrings. The copper rings are malleable, non -tarnishing and non-allergic.

Contact : 0947-890-5302/  FB @copperazo/ IG @copperazo

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Bulletproof  Enterprises

Bulletproof Enterprises sells different bottled foods , keto friendly foods and vinegar.

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fish tocino

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stickers

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eco products

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Hoy, Plastik !

Hoy, Plastik ! sells conditioner bars, shampoo bars, organic hand made soap, organic cutlery set and bamboo straw. The friends started selling online and already had some loyal clientele.

Contact Person: Ms. Yen Reyes -0906-2080693
FB and Ig:@hoyplastik

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WWF-Philippines

table-napkins

table napkins and table cloths

pastillas

EDL Super pastillas

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organic soaps, handcrafted bags, accessories, fans

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organic salted duck eggs

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washi tapes

Washi tapes is quite popular among postcard collectors and scrap book artists. It is also used in marking notepads, candle holder, bookmark, greeting cards, diy crafts and among others.

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Love and Devotion Online

Love and Devotion Online sells rosaries, scapulars items, religious statues, pendants, prayer booklets among others.

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Saint Padre Pio devotional items 

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sandals and ladies shoes

Since the tents and bazaar area is an outdoor area, pet lovers can bring their pets without fear.

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lotion bars

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Urban Blends

Urban Blends specializes in perfumes, handmade lotions and soaps. They also have pet shampoo .

Contact: 0916-218-0168

FBurbanblendsperfumes / IG@urbanblendsph

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 Mr. Illac Diaz and Ms.Shine de Castro

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l-r Ms.Shine de Castro, Mr. Illac Diaz and Ms. Sheila Leyva

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e-tricycle station beside Ayuntamiento de Manila

Old Manila Eco Market will be open every sunday from 7:00 am to 7:00pm starting  from October 7 to December 30, 2018.

Note : Some of the stall holders featured in this article are not permanent stall holders and also participates in other bazaars .

For inquiries and to know more about The Old Manila Eco Market, please contact:

Contact Persons: Ms. Shine de Castro and Ms. Shiela Leyva

Telephone number: +632 359 7076

Mobile Number: +63916 336 6855, +63908 815 0483

E-mail: oldmanilaecomarket@gmail.com

Social Media Accounts

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/oldmanilaecomarket

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oldmanilaecomarket

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Ms. Charito Solis: Igorota film postcard

Ms. Charito Solis is an award winning actress with several films tucked into her colorful career. This is a 50 year-old advertisement postcard printed around 1968.

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Ms. Charito Solis postcard (obverse)

She is better known as “Ina Magenta ” at Okey Ka, Fairy Ko ! . A fantasy sitcom aired in several television stations like IBC Channel 13 from Feb 1, 1987 to September 22, 1989 , then moved to ABS-CBN channel 2 from 1989 to 1995 then moved again to GMA channel 7 from 1995 to 1997.

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Igorota film with Opera Theater  directed by Mr. Luis Nepomuceno ( reverse side) 

This is a type of advertisement postcard which was prevalent until the late 1990’s. The film outfit had printed thousands of this postcard as form of promotion and collectible item. This was issued around mid 1968 as part of local publicity for the film release.

This was collected by an aunt who watched the film. This was given to them when they attended the premiere night. The film had big budget for its time and the melodrama won 8 Famas Awards and highly acclaimed internationally. Miss Solis had her breast exposure twice and had two versions of the film.

One was released for the Philippine market and the longer version was release for international audience. She also had a lot of international suitors and fans.

According to my aunt, President Sukarno of Indonesia would give her some gifts ( according to old newspaper and magazines clippings).  The film was also released in Brazil, Argentina and was also shown in several Asian countries.

Note: Photos was taken by the author from personal collection

Sources and References: Personal interview 

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225968/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalayaan Stamp to be Issued by PHLPOST

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) will issue new stamps to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 2018.

Considered as a National Holiday among the Filipinos, the annual observance of Philippine Independence Day was signed into a law by former President Diosdado Macapagal through Republic Act No. 4166 on August 4, 1964.

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According to Philippine history, the declaration of Independence was held on June 12, 1898 by General Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino revolutionary forces from the Spanish colonization.

Designed by graphic artist Rodine Teodoro, the stamp features the vibrant color of blue and red depicting a silhouette scene of men and women in the Philippine revolution proudly waving the Filipino flag and native bolos used to fight colonial forces.

Imprinted in the stamp are the word Kalayaan and the sun that shines – which symbolizes freedom gained through sacrifices made by Filipino revolutionary forces.

PHLPost has issued 50,000 copies of the single stamp design which can be bought at P12 each.  Another 3,000 pieces of first day cover envelope were printed to highlight the Philippine Independence Day logo.

The stamps and its official first day cover will be available starting June 12, 2018 at the Central Post Office, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila and area post offices nationwide. For inquiries, please call 527-01-08 or 527-01-32.

Highlights of the Selyo ng Pamana Exhibition

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Philippine Philatelic Federation stamp club members opens the Stamp Exhibition in celebration of National Heritage Month held at the lobby of the historic Manila Central Post Office Building in Liwasang Bonifacio

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Photo shows (Left to Right) Rey Ong, President of the Philippine Philatelic Federation (PPF), Joel L. Otarra, PHLPost Postmaster General and CEO.  Rico S. Pableo, Jr., Executive Director, National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Dr. Jaime C, Laya, President and CEO, Philtrust Bank and  known cultural heritage proponent during the formal opening ceremony. 

The ceremony started with two ribbon cutting ceremony past 3:00 pm at the main lobby of the Philippine Postal Corporation in Manila. The exhibit runs until May 28 Monday . The PHLPOST main lobby operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm monday to friday and 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on saturday.

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There is also a live band from Manila Cityhall and representatives from National Museum, NCCA, Mama Sita Foundation, SM Foundation among others.

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This is open to the general public and there will be FREE guided tour of the stamp exhibition , operations and the PHLPOST post shop will be open this coming Saturday ( May 22)  from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon to serve stamp, postcard collectors who are expected to come and buy recent issues.

There are also plans to have a Philatelic Museum and Resource center at the left wing side of the main building. Symbolic donation of stamps from 1946 to early 2000’s was donated by Mr. Alfredo Roxas. A late afternoon snack was also catered by Bongolan’s catering services.

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L-R Mr. Robert Tan ( former Philippine Philatelic Federation president and Mr. Jaime Laya former IA, NCCA and Central Bank official) during the opening

Those interested with the FREE guided tour , Please register at this FB link , the event is hosted by Royal Postal Heritage Tour– This is an FB event page which is an NGO group created by stamp and postcard collectors to provide FREE information about stamp collecting and tour within post office.

 

FREE postal heritage tour and special stamp exhibition

Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) in partnership with National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Philippine Philatelic Federation will be having a stamp exhibition entitled ” Selyong Pamana”  from May 21 to 28, 2018. In lieu with this stamp exhibition and national heritage month. Walkwithchan in partnership with PHLPOST will have a special FREE walking tour and a tour within the Manila Central Post Office will be held on May 26, 2018 Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:00nn

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Please try to confirm for a slot ( by typing GOING ) in this FREE heritage and stamp exhibition tour which will be led by Mr. Lawrence Chan, Ray Ong de Jesus ( Philippine Federation president) and Ms. Arlyn Labao of PHLPOST.

Please try to register at the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165533514142413/
Advisory: Those planning to bring their cars, Parking space is beside the main post office .

Here are the Schedule Activities:

8:30 am to 9:00 am – on the spot registration and beriefing at the main lobby of the post office ( Liwasag bonifacio, ermita, Manila)

9:00 am to 9: 45 – brief talk and presentation by PHLPOST marketing and business line employees.

9:45 am to 10:30 am short tour on the stamp exhibition area

10:30 am to 11:30 am post office tour and operation tour like sorting of mails and other architectural details

11:30 am snacks and refreshments and freebies

For more information about this FREE guided tour , please call Mr. Ray Ong de Jesus ( 577-12-97 roving landline) and Mr. Lawrence ” Rence” Chan 0928-6604819 SMART for registration.

Meet-Up with the Travelling Clatt

It was a hot sunny sunday afternoon past 1:00pm when i arrived at the historic Luneta Park to meet a youtuber and traveler. I have subscribed to his channel last year and when he decided to have a short Luneta meet-up, I decided to meet and learn a few information about his stay in the country.

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His had been travelling around the world for the past 3 years and He had been in the country since late November 2017.

He had traveled several provinces and islands. During the meet-up/ eyeball there were about 20 people who came from different parts of Metro Manila.

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Chinese garden 

We toured the Chinese garden and parts of the Rizal Park , after the short video taping. PAG-ASA had announce thru their social media accounts that the summer season had officially begun.  There was a lantern festival exhibit at the Chinese garden.

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Japanese garden

This was also a nice opportunity to visit these places since they waived the entrance fees.

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National Museum of Natural History ( used to be called Department of Tourism building from 1973 to early 2010 and Agriculture Building from the late 1930’s to early 1970’s) soon to be open to the general public by April 2018. 

We also toured the National Museum of Anthropology ( housed at the former Finance building)  and took the respite from the blazing afternoon sun and heat. It was a good idea, since the museum was air-conditioned and some of the participants first time to the visit the place.

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 travelling clatt interviews some of the participants

The national museum complex used to charge an entrance fee for the general public before 2016 except during sundays ( it was free).  Since few people would visit the place ( except on field trip or mandatory school assignments ).

There was a survey few years ago by a popular survey firm that there were more people who would visit malls amusement parks than visiting museums all over the country.  The museum board of directors decided to waive the entrance fees so that more people can enjoy the country’s rich history , heritage and culture.

This is quite alarming, with a lot of museums and exhibition places in the country that the general public must visit to learn more about their country’s history and heritage.

Unlike some Asian countries which would charge a higher entrance fees to foreigners and expats, All the museums in the country would charge flat rates.

We end the meet-up with group photo, a short video of the participants with travelling clatt and he even treated some of the participants to a refreshing buko ( coconut juice) . Try to watch and subscribe to his youtube channel and know his travel around the world.

As a postcard collector/ postcrosser , i took time to let them write their names at a piece of postcard which features Manila cityhall and will be mailing them with the latest stamps issued by PHLPOST.

If you like to have a postcards with signed autograph by travelling clatt and the participants, just send me an email with your home address or office address. However i only have few postcards.

 

 

Birth centenary of national artists featured on Philippine stamps

 

Six prominent national artists of the country was the main feature of the stamps issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation last December 13, 2017.

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The stamps featured Mr. Ceasar Legaspi ( national artists for visual arts) , Daisy Abellena ( national artists for film and theater ), Jose Maceda ( national artists for music) , Leonor Orosa Goquingco ( national artists for dance) , Wilfrido Maria Guerrero ( national artists for theater ) and Mr. Nick Joaquin ( national artists for literature)

Technical Description

Kind of Issue : Commemorative

Denomination & Quantity : P12 – – – 50,000/Design

Date of Issue : December 13, 2017

Last Day of Sale : December 12, 2018

Size of Stamps : 30mm x 40mm

Sheet Composition : 40 (10 x 4)/Design

Perforation : 14

Printing Process : Litho Offset (4 colors)

Paper : Imported Unwatermarked

Printer : Amstar Company, Inc.

Designer : Victorino Z. Serevo

Designs : Portrait of the six National Artists