Philippine Health Bloggers : Blogging for Health and Wellness Workshop

Wedding Pavilion, Paradizoo, Mendez , Cavite -Philippines

The Philippine Health Bloggers Society in cooperation with Zoomanity , Paradizoo, Gardenia Philippines, Victoria Court , FAME publishing , Tribune Post , Kliping Times, GU Global Learning Center, Elabram .

Mr. JB L. Badon ( Operations Manager ) South and Metro Manila Group Zoomanity Group

lunch buffet sponsored by Zoomanity group

Mr. Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN

Mr. Alvin Dakis is the chairperson of Philippine Health Bloggers Society, He encourage health practitioners to start blogging .

Engineer Grace Nicolas -Bondad

She started blogging and making website  in 1998 . Things I learned again today;
1. Always bring your business cards
2. Network
3. Look forward for a long term relationship with people.
4. Stand out.
5. Humility
6. You can earn more not from blogging but because of blogging.
7. Get a mentor.
8. You cannot have success right away. Needs work.
9. Family always.
10. Advocacy is nothing, if you cannot feed your family. Period.
11. Be thankful & grateful. Always. You are fortunate.

12. Way to start recruiting by joining events. Always better to share your experience.
13. The time is now.

Gardenia products

I loved Gardenia cream rolls and wheat bread . They are also the sponsor of the breads that were given to the speakers and participants at the workshop .

Gardenia :


Victoria Court marketing representative

Victoria’s Court representative raffled-off an overnight stay at their luxury room ( ASGARD ) Aside from raffling-off an overnight stay , They also gave privilege discount card for all those present during the workshop.



Ms. Janina Santos

Ms. Inday Varona

She talked about some tips in blogging

Learn how to network

1.) Give information

2.) Show interest

3.) Words a Body Language

4.) Don’t send Mixed-Feelings

5.) Have some common activity

” BLOG from Your Heart ”  and ” Be Consistent , Be Yourself “



After all the interesting topics , the group held a photo opportunity with the organizers and participants.



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Paradizoo : A Haven for Nature Lovers and Best Practices in Agriculture

Mendez, Cavite province – Philippines


Zoomanity Group the leading Company in theme park industry is part of the Yupangco Group of Companies.  The farm is located in the town of Mendez in Cavite province. It is about 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Makati City .  Paradizoo is a 10 hectares farm with 2 more hectares to be develop ( total farm area is 12-hectares ) . The farm  apply the BEST Practices in agriculture especially in farming like vermi-culture  , bokashi soil, hydroponics and putting up compost pits .

WELCOME Pavilion or  Paradizoo Cafe

What is Bokashi Composting?

Bokashi composting is proven safe, convenient, and quick way to compost food waste in your kitchen, garage, or apartment.

Bokashi means fermented organic matter in Japanese. Bokashi composting uses a selected group of microorganisms to anaerobically ferment organic waste. The microorganisms are applied using a impregnation carrier such as wheat bran.

bokashicomposting :

rabbits nibbling on grass

The farm had several animals being reared like rabbits.  Some are also for sale.

fish spa

One can have a foot spa for Php 60.00 which can last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.

bloggers enjoyed hand- fed budgerigars

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is one of the birds being captively- breed in the facilities . For a minimal fee, the public can hand feed the animals.

miniature horses

a participant feeding a goat

One of the favorite attractions in Paradizoo is the FARM FRENZY.  It is an area where guest can cuddle animals such as rabbits , hamsters ,  budgerigars  . Be amazed by the farm collection of Dorper sheep , Boer, Kalahari  and Saanen diry goats , Rusa and turkeys from Australia which are also for sale.

flower garden

The flower garden show the  different color contrast and different varieties of flowering plants and herbal plants like marigold, mayana, dog fennel, kuyapo neatly arranged .

PerPETual Park- Pet Cemetery

Pet lovers and Animals lovers have a reason to bury their pets .  The farm will soon be offering”  pet columbary ” , a comforting means of expressing a lasting tribute to you favorite pet by selecting a burial plot and a permanent marker in marble or in granite .

flowering zinnias

butterflies and bloom

herbs and plants for sale


The farm also produces honey and other bee by-products such as beeswax . It had several bee colony and bees are such an important insects which aid the blooming plants in pollination.

lettuces grown in hydroponic

violet colored-lettuces planted in rows

Plant Me Home” experience, where you can select and pick vegetables and flowers from garden plots to take home. It’s a destination for pleasure, learning and healthy living.


Semi-terete vandas , dancing lady orchids ( oncidium hybrids) , white cattleyas , Dendrobium hybrid are planted around the Orchid Pavilion.

white cattleyas

 Solanum mammosum or mickey mouse plant

Utong is a coarse and branched half-woody plant, prickly or unarmed, growing to a height of 0.4 to 1 meter. Stems are prickly and covered with soft short hairs. The fruits resembles the popular Disney character mickey mouse hence plant and horticulture lovers nickname them as such. The fruits are also favorite among flower arrangers because of its orange color and unique shape.

Popularly  called mickey mouse , utong , talong susu, tagotong , apple of Sodom

jackfruit tree with fruits

Most of the trees, flowering plants and animals along the pathway  were properly tagged . For some city dwellers and even school children who may not have seen actual flowering plants and fruit bearing trees , the signage is very important and educational too.

ornamental plants like bromeliad  top and boat plant

a Bromeliad and boat plant  (Rheo discolor ) locally called bangka-bangkaan , oyster plant add beauty and color to the landscape, this is also a practical way to save space ( vertical landscaping ) and practical way to using used plastic cups .

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* Note : I must ” Thank” Engineer Grace Nicolas-Bondad, Mr. JB L. Badon, Filipino Health Bloggers and the rest of the Zoomanity staffs for the warm accommodation to the group.

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