Winners at the Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad Show at SM MOA

Big Winners of cactus, succulent and bromeliad show were announced few days after the grand festival. The event was organized by Philippine Nurserymen Association and BG event management in partnership with SM Mall of Asia and SM Supermalls with media partner Manila Bulletin and Agriculture magazine.

There were more than 50 stalls selling different kinds of cacti, succulents, orchids, plastic pots, fertilizers, ornamental plants, bromeliads among others.

Cactus, Succulent and Bromeliad festival was successful that at least 50,000 went there during the event.

BIG Winners

The winners got special trophy, ribbons, certificate of appreciation and gift certificate courtesy of SM Supermalls.

Best Caudificorm :  Beaucarnea recurvata
Owner: Christian dela Cruz

2nd Place Caudiciform: Pachypodium Brevicaule

Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel

3rd Place Caudificorm: Jatropha belandieri
Owner : Mr. Francis Karl Calica

Best Euphorbia: Euphorbia stellata
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

2nd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia venefica
Owner: Mr. Lino Rom

3rd Place Euphorbia: Euphorbia fruticosa
Owner: Mr. Miguel Syyap

Best Mammillaria: Mammillaria compressa
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

2nd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria bocasana cv ‘Fred’ Monstrose Form
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

3rd Place Mammillaria: Mammillaria dolichothele baumii cristata
Owner: Mr. Christopher Oblino

Best Gymnocalycium and Best Cactus: Gymnocalycium baldianum cristata
Owner: Ms. Maureen Cristales

2nd Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium anisitsii
Owner: Sintiqui Tenias

3rd Place Gymnocalycium: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv ‘Transformer’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

Best Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Chocolate Skin’
Owner: Ms. Jennie Dungo-Sevilla

2nd Place Astrophytum: Astrophytum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Francis Karl Calica

3rd Place Astrophytum: Astrophyutum asterias cv ‘Super Kabuto’
Owner: Mr. Wilson Angel

 

 

 

Philippine Hamsters Owners Society Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Philippine Hamsters Owners Society will be celebrating their 7th year of existence in our hobbies.

We want to thank you all the support that you give to the @philipp and we want to give it back to you all the love! So this coming June 15 – 16, 2019 it’s Saturday and Sunday at the 3rd floor Function Hall, Starmall EDSA – Shaw, Mandaluyong City around 10:00am to 7:00 pm.

 Philippine Hamster Fair will be celebrating the 7th year anniversary of one of the leading group here in our hobby. We invite all the pet lovers, enthusiasts, pet groups, pet society and pet community to join us in the event that every people wait every year of June. We give something new this time. Our theme is COLLECTORS SEASON. We will be looking for a breeder or just a hamster lover that collecting Hamsters like, collecting hamster species, mutations, dwarfs, Syrians that wants to exhibit and have a chance to win prizes that deserved his/her effort. Tentative Activities: – Hamster Show (depends on entries) – Hamster Race – Best Booth Display – Best Hamster Group –

And many more For more info message @juan or message our PHOS FB page.

Samu’t Saring Tikim Fair 2019 at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Biodiversity Bureau celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22, 2019 .

The event started with a welcome remark from Ms. Armida P. Andres (OIC Assistant Director -Biodiversity Management Bureau) past 8:30 am.

There were book launching of “Public Parks and Open Green Spaces ” by Ms. Rosalyn Veneracion – treasurer : Alliance for Safe and Sustainable Reconstruction (ASSURE). and ” Native Plants of Boracay Wetlands” with Atty. Allan Barcenna ( Head -Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy Development Corporation)

Inspiration message was  given by ASec Mr. Ricardo L. Calderon (OIC-Assistant Secretary for Staff Bureaus and Concurrent Director , BMB.

There were also lectures by Dr. Leila S. Africa – Diet Diversification, Traditional and Sustaninable Filipino Diet/s . She is the director -Institute of Human Nutrition Health practices.

Traditional and Modern Medicine: Recognition and Practice of Indigenous and Traditional Health Practices by Dr. Francis Vicente Ras.

By past 10:30 there was a cooking demonstration by Lusog Tikim by Mr. Angelo S. Viray ( Wise Meals -entrepreneur) , Bulilit Tikim by Ms. Diffeny Vernie Chua ( Healthy Baby Food Ideas PH) and Balik Tikim by Ms. Roxinne Stephani T. Rey, Jr. ( CSR Officer , Teletech )

Some of the dishes included insects which generated a lot of interests among the visitors ,guests and denr staffs.

After the hearty morning meal and lunch, Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. by Ms. Carmen Felicisima Odulio and volunteers by the organization led a native / edible tree walk within the park.

The tree walk started around past 1:00 pm and ended past 2:30 pm with over 25 participants from nearby barangays in Quezon City, Tandang Sora and University of the Philippines.

Big Crowd and Exhibits at Aquafiesta 2019

Philippine Arowana and Louhan Society ( PHALS ) in partnership with Dymax and other fish association conducted a successful  fish exhibit, lectures, talks , competition from April 25 to 28, 2019 at Robinson’s Magnolia.

The event was dubbed Aquafiesta 2019 which celebrates friendly competition, exhibition, fish keeping, small pets, pet food and live carnivorous plants were sold.

Record Crowd

Big crowd had attended the show indicating the huge success of the fish show. This also includes on the spot aquascaping competition which was sponsored by Dymax.

There were 36 different aquascape exhibits which is the craft of wisely arranging rocks, stones, cavework, driftwood, water plants in an aesthetically pleasing manner within aquarium together with small fishes, snails and small shrimps in natural setting.

This aquascape also features some aerial plants like Tillandsia ionantha and Tillandsia usneoides ( Spanish moss ).

Dymax Aquascaping Results

Dymax posted at their FB page the list of the winners and the corresponding points.

Tank # 11- First Place : Mr. Edrian Corpuz Espiritu ( Root of Emotions) 176 points

Tank # 23- Second Place: Mr. Kristopher Gagarin ( Tranquility) 173 points

Tank # -13  Third Place : Mr. Lenard Bareng ( Viñas Familiares)  171 points

first place winner ( aquascaping competition )

aquascape winner

aquascaping second place

aquascaping third place

arowana

The participants were given a couple of hours to finished their aquascaping and the winners were proclaimed on April 27, 2019.

betta competition

black chicken for sale ( Php 8,000 a pair)

One can enjoy the hobby by interacting with fellow fish keepers plus the exchange of ideas and knowledge. There were some booth which sold some interesting merchandise like key chain, refrigerator magnets and t-shirts.

An on the spot was also held during the duration of the show in which lucky visitor or hobbyist have a chance to win a fish or a pet. There is no entrance fees at the annual show.

crayfish

Exoterra

gold fishes, koi and red ear slider turtles

guinea pigs

hamsters for sale

hamster and guinea pig cages

Ms. Marge Hermoso together with Mr. John Laterna from Cebu

rabbits for sale

Terrarium and Vivarium

Aside from aquascaping, there is growing community of terrarium and vivarium lovers.

Vivarium was derive from the Latin word “vivere,” to live. In a broad sense, a vivarium is a habitat for a pet.

Terrariums was first used in the late 19th century.  The term came from the word aquarium substituting ” terre”  (meaning “land”), because the empty aquariums were used to house terrestrial animals or reptiles.

One does not need a large growing area for space to have a vivarium or terrarium.

Organization

PAHLS has grown to be one of the biggest fish club in the Philippines, and is now a non-stock, non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the hobby of responsible fish keeping and to educate the public regarding proper and responsible pet owners thru their seminars, public talks, forum sites and FB page.

The event is well- attended with thousands of visitors, hobbyists, mall goers, students and children admiring the exhibit.

Unlike other fish shows, there is no entrance fees.

Grow and Show Bazaar Features Gesneriad and Grafted Cactus Fiesta

Grow and Show Bazaar will be have a show at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau in Quezon City from April 26 to 28, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

This is in partnership with Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Management Bureau , Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Grow and Show Special Feature of the Month

Special feature in this bazaar will be gesneriad and grafted cactus festival.  There will be grafting workshop and hands-on session for cacti by Mr.Charles Gabriel Soriano on April 27 ( saturday) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There will be a table display also for gesneriads and grafted cacti.

Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317 or Ms. May Tolentino ( 0918-4534794)

There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 

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