Horticulture Walk and Visit to Family Mausoleums within Manila Memorial Park

Manila Memorial Park is the biggest private cemetery with combined total area of all its parks totals 342 hectares. It is located along Dr. A. Santos Avenue along Sucat, Parañaque City. The Sucat property alone covers 142 hectares.

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Tan Seng Co family mausoleum and Benigno and Corazon Aquino mausoleum

Plaza of Dignity XIX– This is where the family mausoleum of former president Corazon “Cory ” Aquino and husband Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is located. The park also manages the Holy Cross Memorial Park in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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flowers were neatly arranged at the tomb of  President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

The memorial park was opened in 1964, one of the first place in the country to have to western style concept of lawn burials.  In 1985, the memorial park also boasted of modern crematorium.

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lawn type burial place

We have several relatives, distant cousins, family friends and close acquaintances who were buried in different sections of the cemetery.

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royal palms, acacia trees, narra and mahogany tree dot this landscape

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food stalls

Food stalls from small , medium and large companies had already set-up inside the park as early as October 29. Most of these stall will be open until November 2.

Horticulture and Mausoleums

There were at least 250 species of trees, flowering shrubs, ornamental plants, native trees, ficus, cacti, succulents, ferns, orchids and even variegated palms which can be easily spotted with the park. Most of the trees and ornamental plants were planted by the park management or by the families.

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Adonidia merrillii / Bunga China mutant form with several kinds of ti-plant

At least 2 dozen bird species from Eurasian tree sparrow, Philippine pied fantail, turtle doves, pigeon and others which call the park as home. The wooded areas also host a number of bats, butterflies and bees. There is also an informal jogging group who meet at the park.

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Valero family mausoleum

Valero family mausoleum is simple with two Egyptian sphinx guarding the main entrance. This remind me of the tomb of Tuazon-Arroyo within Manila North Cemetery.

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Litonjua family mausoleum

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Narciso Ramos and Angela Ramos family mausoleum

Statesman Narcisco Ramos and Angela Ramos mausoleum is just located within few meters away from a relative’s mausoleum.

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Josephine “Jo” Martinez Ramos tomb- daughter of President Fidel V. Ramos is buried near the mausoleum of Narciso and Angela Ramos

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Yan family mausoleum

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Rico Yan mausoleum

Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan ( March 14, 1975 – March 29, 2002) mausoleum is simple, stylish and modern. Almost every caretaker within the cemetery knows this spot. Another uncle was buried just 100 meters away from this mausoleum.

Some of the fans and friends of the celebrity would visit his mausoleum every March 29 to commemorate his death anniversary.

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family tomb with foo dogs and blessed mary statue

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family mausoleum

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Filipino-Chinese family mausoleum with foo dogs

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Mabolo and Talisay tree

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Adapon family mausoleum

Adapon family had a unique family mausoleum which resembles an old town church.

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chinese style pagoda

Chinese style pagoda mausoleum resemble those in Manila Chinese Cemetery.

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california mission style mausoleum

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Co family mausoleum -with greek columns

Co family mausoleum is stately with Araucaria pine and Ptychosperma macarthurii, known as the Macarthur palm planted within the family lawn.

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This chinese style mausoleum had neatly manicured lawn with large Polyalthia longifolia, the false ashoka native to India, is a lofty evergreen tree.

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classical style with Manila palms and Bermuda grass

There were many interesting native trees and flowering plants within the park.

Horticulture Walk and Visit to Family Mausoleums within Manila Memorial Park Part 2

Big Winners at the Urban Jungle in SM Sucat

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle.

Urban Jungle Winners

The winners were given ribbon and the 1st place also got trophy and gift certificate from SM, Prizes includes Php 1000, Php 500, Php 300 for mini and table top. For all cactus dish Php 2000, Php 1000 and Php600 worth of gift certificates.

Category: Mini Dish Garden

1stplace

1st Place – (Blue Ribbon)
by Mr. Kiko Villalba

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Ms. Dorothy Mercado

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Michael Angelo Ragasa

Category: All Cactus Dish Garden

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Mr.Lanz Bernal

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

BENGUET GROWN CACTUS CATEGORY

1st Place and Best in Show – Blue Ribbon
Plane Owned by Ms. Rose Balmes

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by – Ms. Sarah Pia Santos

3rd Place – White Ribbon
Plant Owned by Sintiqui Tenias

BENGUET GROWN SUCCULENT (2 winners only)

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
Plant Owned by Chester Cupido

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by Michael Co

Note : Photo credit goes to the organization,  Mr.Francis Karl Calica and Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel

Urban Jungle at SM Sucat, Parañaque

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle” from August 2 to 9, 2019.
Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Just like the previous event, there will be stalls selling cactus, succulents, plant, fertilizers, ornamental plants among others.

EATSILOG : A Neighborhood Eatery

EATSILOG specializes on SILOG, Ihaw and Sizzlers – This neighborhood eatery had a sitting capacity of between 12 to 15 people. This is fairly accessible to tricycle and is near Lianas Supermarket and just few meters from Louella Bakery

EATSILOG
popular menus at EATSILOG

 

EATSILOG had just opened about a week ago within A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City. All the recipes are from Chef Oen Francisco and his partners Ms. Lexie Go and Mr. Dennis Pangilinan.

Pork Liempo
Pork Liempo

 

They are also planning to expand the menus into pares and soup base items. The pares is not salty and with perfect consistency with lean meat.

EATSILOG
EATSILOG

Menus

LONGSILOG, HOTSILOG , LIEMSILOG, CHICKSILOG,TOCILOG,BARSILOG,PORKCHOPSILOG at Php 79.00

Sizzling – Sizzling Bangus, Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Sizzling Chicken at Php 99

Ihaw-Liempo, Php 120, Chicken Php 90, Pork Barbecue Php 20

Value Meals

Special TAPSILOG Php 85, Sizzling Burger Steak at Php 85 with drinks

They are open to bulk orders and catering services.

Operation : Everyday 11:00 am to 11:00 pm 

Address #17- A. Canaynay Avenue, San Dionisio, Sucat, Parañaque City

Contact : Chef Oen Francisco 09184939019

League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines Christmas Party and Eyeball

718 Quirino Ave. Tambo, 1701 Parañaque City 

A simple get together of friends and colleagues organize by League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines ( LOC-Phil ) with over 800 members FB close page at the office of UniBall . Doc John flew in from Bacolod, Mr. Jim Basaysay , Mr. Peter Paolo Rivera and the rest of the members came.

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The event started at around past 10:00 am with an opening remarks from the president of the organization . The close knit group hosted several free lectures ,talks and  orchid laboratory seminar  in partnership with the Philippine Horticultural Society , Inc.

The Lechon de Cebu, Paella Marinara, Roasted Chicken and Fern Paco Salad was served. For Dessert was Fresh Pineapples, Piyaya and Butterscotch were sponsored by LOC-PHIL board members.

special piaya 

lechon 

paella

LOC-PHL supporter and stalwart member Ms. Mitch Pellicer also brought 1 whole lechon and her home-made paella .

lechon manok with sauce

There were a lot of foods brought by the members  . There were games , on the spot talk about the future projects of the organization and raffles.

waling-waling seedlings

Loc-Phil stands firm in its commitment of imparting the next generation with the Love, the knowledge and the dedication of conserving Philippine Native Orchids through is Junior Members, the ” Keiki Club”.

There was a de- flasking demonstration taught to the keikis, orchids planting on the trees and LOCPhil’ s office.

There were simple prizes for the raffle .. (orchid  keikis) from members custodianship collection.. donations for the event.. there was even some karaoke singing

Unfortunately , the author got some unannounced appointment with a relative almost the same time and was not able to make it to the event.

Note : Photos credit: Mr. Niel Maceda and Ms. Mitch Pellicer

Happy Orchid Growing and Conservation !