6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark, Pampanga

TernoCON 2018 open with a big splash in the activity area of SM Clark field in Pampanga province. The terno exhibit covers 28 finalists and winners at the recently held TernoCon competition in 2018.

different ternos

It also coincide with “Buwan ng Wika” month of August where promotion of Filipino language, arts and culture is emphasized.

Preparation

From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP. The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.

6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark

SM Clark Field, Pampanga crowd in attendance

This is the second leg of its SM Super malls tour, the first one was held last June in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Ms. Bea Alonzo

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran ( Miss Universe 1973 and CCP chairperson)

cultural performers

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran address the crowd

Mr. Ben Chan together with the performer

ternos

6.) Promotion of Philippine Ternos– Ternos which is an epitome of modern Filipina takes it roots from Pre-hispanic era, Spanish colonial era, American, Japanese and post war era.

Terno” was derived from the English word for “matching,” or ” to match”  has evolved over centuries. The dress also evolve from one colonial master to another. According to some fashion authorities, the design was from the baro’t saya and through the decades saw it innovative designs and modern interpretations, whether in structure, materials, or coloration evolving into what we see today.

Terno designed by Mr. Jerome Marcos from Sarangani province

5.) Use of of Indigenous Weaves or Textiles– Several of the terno on display use regional, local fabrics like abaka, jusi, abel iloko even old rags were use in making terno and evening gown.

4.) Collaborative Efforts – several well known companies, designers and cultural groups like  Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Steven Tan of SM-MOA, SM Super Malls, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and celebrities worked to make this project highly successful.

Maestro J.C. Buendia with some of his ternos on display

3.) Mentorship – Well known Filipino fashion designers like J.C Buendia, Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago and Len Cabili  who serves as mentor for the new designers on how to create a beautiful work of art.

2.) New Designs–  Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition.  Unlike the old terno, all the terno exhibited at the TernoCon 2018 were design and created by these new generation of artist.

Mr. Marlon Tuazon ( Gold ) with his award winning white terno

1.) Home Grown Talent– Mr. Marlon Tuazon which won the “GOLD” award, hails from the province of Pampanga. This is like a homecoming exhibition for the Kapampangan artist as well as many of designers who hails from this region.

ribbon cutting ceremony

TernoCon 2018 exhibit is from August 2 to 9, 2019 at the Activity Area of SM Clarkfield, Pampanga province. Do not miss this exhibit. There are no entrance fees and one will be proud to see the modern design concept by these artists.

Note: Met some familiar faces ,people and friends which are actively involve in the fashion, culture , art and heritage.

A roving exhibition tour in other regions which will happen between August to November 2019!

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Special Miss Universe Stamps Issued by PHLPOST for 2017

A set of Miss Universe stamps will be issued by Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) to commemorate the hosting of the country of the Miss Universe 2016/ 2017 this coming January 30, 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The stamps featured the 3 title holders of the Philippines, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, Miss Universe 1973 Maria Margarita Moran and 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.

The issuance is highly anticipated not only by stamp collectors, but also beauty and pageant aficionados, memorabilia collectors from all over the world.

Miss-Universe-2017-souvenir-sheet

The set includes a mini sheetlet and Php 100 pesos souvenir sheet stamp, A set of two which also includes first day covers.

The stamps can be use to send letters, postcards and parcel going within the country and other parts of the world.

This type of issuance is called stamps on stamps, since PHLPOST had issued stamps in 1994 to commemorate the hosting of the country.

Miss-Universe-2017-hosting-commemorative-stamps

Technical Description of the Stamps

Kind of Issue : Special

Denomination  : P12, P17 and  P55

Quantity:- – – 103,500 pieces

Souvenir Sheet : P100 – – – 6,000 pieces

Date of Issue : January 24, 2017

Last Day of Sale :January 23, 2018

Size of Stamps : 50 mm x 35 mm

Sheet Composition : Miniature Sheet of 9

Se-tenant strip of 3

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Perforation : 14

Size of Souvenir Sheet : 70 mm x 45 mm

Printing Process : Litho offset (4 colors)

Paper :Imported Unwatermarked

Printer :Amstar Company, Inc.

Layout Artist : Mr. Rodine C. Teodoro