The 3rd Sanggumay Festival was held at the activity center 888 Chinatown Premier Mall, Bacolod City from April 14-24, 2018.
The event was hosted by Negros Occidental Orchid Society. The orchid feature is the Dendrobium anosmum or sanggumay.
photo courtesy of Dr. John Clifton Martyr
The Negros Occidental Orchid Society ( NOOS) is presenting to the public the 14th Mid-Year Orchid Show. The show which is known as Waling-waling festival will showcase the bloom of the majestic Waling-waling orchid .
The venue will be held at the fountain area Robinson’s Place from August 9 to 17, 2016.
888 Chinatown Square, Bacolod City –Philippines
“Sanggumay“, scientifically called Dendrobium anosmum a fragrant native Philippine orchid, is being celebrated in the First Sanggumay Festival presently ongoing at the 888 Chinatown Square in Bacolod City.
L-R: NOOS president Dr John Clifton Martyr, Mr Rex Ramos, Dr Marilyn Marañon, NOOS VP Ms. Tina Magbojos
sanggumay orchids in bloom
This orchid species blooms during this time of the year and brings with it memories of warm summers in the province. Spectacular displays of long canes holding dozens of large fragrant blooms ranging from white , pink , purple with different varieties . This is also one of the most common and cultivated native orchid species in the country.
ribbon cutting ceremony
The festival opened with ribbon cutting ceremonies led by Mr. Rex Ramos, manager of the 888 Chinatown Square, and Dr. John Clifton Martyr, president of the Negros Occidental Orchid Society (NOOS).
Welcome remarks: Gist of message.” We need to bring back our heritage orchids, the orchids and plants we grew up with, we need to plant more trees to help counteract climate change, and to take good care of God-given nature/environment for our enjoyment and for our children’s future” .
Bacolod Garden Club Prexy Carissa Ma-alat (2nd from L) and Garden Club members gracing the opening.
Special guests included Dr. Marilyn Marañon, first lady of the province of Negros Occidental and Miss Carrie Ma-alat, president of the Bacolod Garden Club and other garden club members.
commercial stalls selling different kinds of plants, orchids , fruit bearing trees
Blessing of exhibits was done by Reverend Father Binay Marwan. The central exhibit was a understated but elegant arrangement up of Sanggumays in varying shades of purple and a lone white form, blooming slipper orchids and various ferns and ornamental plants . Eleven NOOS members participated as commercial exhibitors selling their collection of various foliage and flowering plants.
The show is conceptualized and organized by the Negros Occidental Orchid Society. The orchid festival show is open the public during mall hours and there is no entrance fees and will continue until April 9, 2016.
The Negros Occidental Orchid Society in partnership with 888 Chinatown Square, Bacolod will be hosting their 1st Sanggumay Festival from March 31 to April 9, 2016.
The theme of the show is ” a Celebration of Native Philippines Species ” which showcase the annual blooming season of Dendrobium anosmum and other important native Philippine species .
There will be free public lecture and orchid displays at the activity area , The will also be 11 commercial booth by the members of the society selling different kinds of orchid species, orchid hybrids,succulents, trees, ornamental plants , garden supplies. Open to the Public, Free Entrance.
For more information about the event, Please try to call or send sms to Dr. John CLifton Martyr- President of the Negros Occidental Orchid Society at 09228389603
Robinson , Bacolod City -Philippines
Ribbon cutting with NOOS president Dr John Clifton Martyr and Guests of Honor Mrs. Josefa Puentevella (Bacolod Mayor’s wife), Dr. Marilyn Maranon (neg occ gov’s wife) and Mrs Elsa Leonardia (bacolod congressman’s wife) (L-R)
Waling waling inspired painting by Noos member Marq Herrera
Noos board member agnes cuenca, noos vp tina magbojos, mrs elsa leonardia, noos pres dr jc martyr, noos board socorro monfort, noos board milagros luzette olmedo (L-R)
There are several participants who went to the exhibit.