Identify the Postcard by Ortigas Library Winners

Ortigas Library Foundation conducted an online contest a couple of months ago which generated a lot of buzz among heritage, postcard, stamp and memorabilia collector at their FB page between August 25 to August 26, 2020 with the first 30 persons who correctly identify the postcards during the time frame are eligible to win.

Identify the Postcards

I got a private message from Mr. Carlos Iñigo Roxas ( postcard, stamp collector) about the online contest. Internet was intermittent, it took us almost 10 hours before we were able to send the reply via the Ortigas Library FB site.

Identify the 3 American era postcard which includes 1. Insular Ice Plant, 2.) Road of Antiquity Colon street view of old Cebu and 3.) Fort Malabang in Mindanao.

Personally got two of the three postcards in my private collection. I later found out that Mr. Carlos Iñigo Roxas, Mr. Allan Martinez, Mr. Ian Millare,Ms. Jasmine Goforth, Mr. Joaquin Carlos de Jesus, Mr. Conrado Bugayong,Mr. Dionne Caytiles and a couple of heritage advocates also won the top prizes too!

For Carlos Roxas and the author, It was bitter sweet victory, it was a last minute reply/ entry due to slow internet connection.

I manage to get my note cards/ gift card about 1 month later. Since they only allow winners to claim them between ( Tuesday to Thursday)

For those who were not able to guess the postcards correctly, One can buy the limited note cards / gift cards at the Ortigas Library Foundation office and ideal gift for your friends, heritage advocates, postcard / note card collectors this yuletide season. Each box contains between 10 to 12 note card with various reprint of old postcards from American and Commonwealth era.

Maraming Salamat po sa inyo, Ortigas Library Foundation and Ms. Jennifer Santos.

Ortigas Library Foundation

Address: 2nd Floor, Ortigas Building, Ortigas corner Meralco Avenues, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel: (02) 631 1231

Get Rich from Financial and Forex Market trading

Ortigas Library ,2nd Floor  Seminar room- Ortigas Avenue corner Meralco Avenue , Pasig City

The author  saw an on-line advertisement inviting bloggers and media to join the FREE seminar about financial market and staying fiscally sound. I quickly singed-up for the event .

Ms. Lilybeth Sia

I arrived at the Ortigas Library shortly at around 7:45 am. I thought that the seminar will be at around 8:00am . I was later notified by the security guard on duty that the seminar schedule was at 9:00am . Never-least , avoided the early morning rush hour and squeezing with a lot of people at the MRT  station.

I was greeted by Mr. Shyan Lim who arrived shortly after 8:30 am .  He is very warm and friendly person. He is from Singapore and now living in the Philippines for almost 5 years.  He used to work for a multinational financial company but decided to have his own business and trains people for financial literacy .


Our group swell  from  less than half a dozen to more than 30 people by 9:00am . There were all sorts of people, from students, to yuppies, professionals , retirees, bloggers and some financial experts .  We were told by the SECRETARIAT to register at the counter.

Mr. Amar Chandnani and Mr. Shyan Lim

Mr. Amar Chandnani presented  data that showed that 43. 8% of the Filipinos spend more than they earned, 51. 5% spend all their income, 4.6% spend less than their income.

It was an eye opener for almost all of the participants of the seminar.

Mr. Amar Chandnani

Then a short game was ” WIN as Much as You Can ” was played by the participants forming group A ( X)  and group B ( O)  . Everyone  assumed it was the popular game of TIC TAK TOE because of how it appeared to look like, we failed big time! We never really understood the instructions given and just relied on our stock knowledge.  Nobody got the total of 8 points. They are funny and hilarious too .

 then a short mid-morning break  which consists of club house sandwiches , coffee was served to all the attendees. The company (Top Meat ) is   Rated ‘AAA’ by the National Meat Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture. It is the Highest International Standard given by the department, to companies that strictly comply with their hygiene and product quality requirements.

AAMI Food – Top Meat – Clubhouse sandwiches

The company accepts bulk orders and franchising opportunities.

Address: 88 Iglesia ni Cristo Street , Santa Rosa 2, Marilao- Bulacan province

Contact ( 044) 769-88-88

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imported coffee from Malaysia

Seri -Asia also raffled-off some interesting products and  skin moisturizers.

65-D Scout Borromeo St., South Triangle, Quezon City.

Phone:+632 709- SERI (7374)

Fax: +632 709-0717
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Ms. Tin Gonzaga won a GLOBE tattoo kit

After the brief mid-morning snacks, there was a short ice breaker where some items from the sponsors and donors were raffled-off to the lucky attendees.

Here are some of the POINTERS
1. Now an exciting time to start investing.
2. Filipinos  are happy people despite not having much.
3. You don’t need to be a boss to be a millionaire
4. You don’t need tons of money to start with your own investments and savings.

5.  Be financial literate and reward yourself before helping others

She won a GLOBE Pre-paid load worth Php 500 pesos

It seems that almost everyone got something from the raffle portion.

Then , Mr. Shyan Lim recounted  some people tend to spend personal money on a famous coffee chain instead of saving the money in other financial instruments like banks, insurance, stock, mutal funds and even real estate properties.

Mr. Amar Chandnani talked about FOREX trading

Manila, The capital city of the Philippines had been cited as one of the top 5 real estate booming spots in Asia.  Which means that there is still room for potential investors in the property sector.

PTV channel 4  host -Mr. Jeorge Bandola interviewed Mr. Ross Del Rosario

Sponsors were present in and out of the seminar room. (PhilamLifeQuintin Paredes , Binondo branch ( Tan and Associates ) The Ritz.  who setup their tables inside the seminar room while there were more who had their mini booths outside where food were also served during snack and lunch time. Brands like Globe Telecoms, Meet U Black White coffee, Serve the Goddess Spa, Muz Facial Sheet Mask, Top Meat, Snakim, SeriAsia, Ritz Food Product Corporation, Clinica Manila, Harbour Springs Resort and Spa Village
Finnex Sales International, Inc. – Coffee and brownies.

After the seminar, all the attendees ate lunch buffet.

Money Expo 2014 event happening on February 15 and 16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center of SM Aura Premier in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

“Discover more opportunities in trading stocks, forex, commodities, and ETFs and get the hottest on mutual funds, insurance and real estate in the Philippines” – at the Money Expo 2014!

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