15 Interactive Booths at Worldbex 2019

The 24th edition of the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX 2019) had open few hours ago in two locations. World Trade Center at past 10:00 am and SMX Convention Center past 11:00 am


Worldbex2019 at World Trade Center, Pasay City

Intent on championing sustainability and innovation as the benchmark of excellence, this year’s WORLDBEX aims to forge “A World Built Bolder”.


World Trade Center, Pasay City

Atty. Lloyd Christopher Lao – HLURB CEO ( one of the guests of honor)
This is one of the regions biggest architecture, construction and industry leaders which showcase a newer, better and bolder installment open to the general public.

15 Interactive Booths at WorldBex 2019, WTC area


Banda Kawayan -provided entertainment to guests and vips

There are 33,000-square meter exhibition space of World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center, Pasay City combined area.
imposing and colorful booths will greet visitors at the site
There are 600 local and international exhibitors are expected to participate at the show with over 1,500 booths along with various embassies, non government organizations and reputable associations present at the expo.
15.) KYK Tools– Had an interesting display and items like power tools, garden tools and home tools.
Contact : (02) 241-8410 / (02) 242-2037 for inquiry.
selected tools for sale at KYK booth are discounted from 50% to 70% during the expo
14.) Leads Environmental Health– These includes termite, bedbug and devices to ward off insects and pest.
Mexican embassy
13.) Embassy of Mexico – The booth had interesting video presentation, promoting the country’s beautiful tourist spots and handouts.
Roto booth
12.) Roto is a German company which manufacture state of the art windows and door. Their imposing  structure is a sight to behold upon entrance at the main lobby of the WTC. Roto  also offers inking security, energy management and convenience with each other.
Choose Malaysia booths
11.) Malaysian booths- There are dozens of different Malaysian companies which are located at the north side of the World Trade Center.
10.) Davies Paint had an imposing booth with very colorful artistic sculpture. They also use several paint colors at the flooring of their booth.
9.) CleanTech Innovations– Offers several DIY information and The company is also involve in several environmental advocacies.
push and lock contest
8.) Wilcon DEPOT– The booth had several promos and contests which allows participants and visitors to win some special prizes.
7.) GRM Biowood Interiors– One of the imposing structure at the WorldBex 2019.
The company offers environmentally process extruded between plantation forest wood and others is additives and plastic.
6.) Akari– Another imposing structure with neon colored lights. The company also offers a limited time discounts and a 5-day SALE on their best-selling products at Akari and Nxled items at up to 70% off from March 13 to 17, 2019.
5.) Puyat Group of Companies– There are a lot of interesting products and product launching at the Puyat group of companies.
4.) Indian Booths– Indian companies are also making their presence felt at the expo. These includes ceramics, steel and construction supplies from the country.
3.) Boysen Paints– The company had 4 panels and collaborated with 4 artists, The public is given up to 5 minutes to paint the murals that these artists had created.  Participants use paints that the company had provided.
partipants paints the mural
2.) HD HomeLift Solutions by Aritco– This booth had an interesting showcase of their powerlift, ideal for homes and even building. The technology is from Sweden and try to visit them at the North Wing Side- 109, N 110 of the World Trade Center.  One can try their power lift.
Address : 3rd floor, 129 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City
+63 2-219-7927 / +63 956-235-9290
friendly sales staff to greet visitors
1.) Ymaz Builders– One can visit the booth and check their different project sites and properties for sale in Metro Manila.
Try to visit the online website and pre-register. WorldBex 2019 is until March 17, 2019.
Full disclosure: The author was part of the online media who got an invite from the organizers and regularly covers WORLDBEX event.

Exciting Booths and Exhibits at Worldbex 2019

Exciting booths and a lot of international exhibitors will await guests, students, industry practitioners, buyers and visitors at WORLDBEX 2019 which will be held from March 13-17, 2019.


Dubbed as Asia’s largest architectural, trade show and construction event. The trade show, conference, exhibit will be held in two iconic places, World Trade Center in Senator Gil Puyat Avenue and at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

The 24th Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition or simply, WORLDBEX, has begun its journey in bringing “A World Built Bolder

The current trends I see these days are the innovations in cultural heritage. Interior designers today look back to the past because our heritage is a legacy that gives identity to who we are today and inspires future generations.” Leo Almeria Collection.

HD Homelift Solutions– Your partner in home lift will be there and those interested, Try to visit them.

Address: 3rd Floor, 129 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City, Metro Manila

For those interested to join in at this big event, Please try to register: https://worldbex.com/


Postcrossing PH Meet-up at Museo ng Sining, GSIS Complex in Pasay City

PostcrossingPH FB members and enthusiasts had a memorable eyeball, meet-up that was held at the Luna Room in Museo ng Sining in Pasay City.


Ms. Arlene Collado

The eyeball and meet-up is much anticipated by the members. There were over 30 members who attended the meeting. These also include PHLPOST Business Line manager Mr. Maximo Santa Maria and some Philatelic section employees.



A short program was held past 2:00 pm where a short introduction of each members.


postcards, stamps, postcard holders, key chains, ball pen were some of the items raffled-off to the participants

There was the regular swapping of local postcards, gotochi or shaped postcards, mini-raffle and meet-up autograph signing was held.


postcards printed on photo paper

There are also some self made PostcrossingPH meet-up postcards made by some individuals.


There was many familiar faces at the meet-up since some of the members also participate at the local stamp club meeting and auction.

We decided to leave the place past 3:30pm and head for the food review held somewhere in Quezon City.


Great Asian Dishes at Crustasia Seafood Market

Great Asian seafood and featuring dishes inspired by the best of Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Singaporean cuisines at Crustasia. This restaurant had just opened last June 29, 2018 at Newport Mall within Resort Word in Pasay City.


crispy catfish salad with sauce and kaffir lime juice

Crispy catfish salad with sauce is not your typical catfish salad which originated from Thailand. This is commonly called ( Yam Pla Dook Foo ). The catfish is carefully selected and carefully deep fried and neatly flaked. It is then presented with chopped red onions, sliced mangoes, coriander leaves, chopped green spring onions, pomelo,bird’s eye chilies with a slice of lemon.


chicken satay with peanut sauce

Chicken satay is another MUST Try dish when you visit this restaurant. The chicken is well marinated and grilled well.  The chicken satay is topped with finely crushed peanuts and chopped spring onions.


bagoong rice with slices of mangoes

Bagoong rice flavor is balance with with generous slices of mangoes, chopped onions, tomatoes, sliced scrambled eggs, crispy dried shrimps, marinated slices of pork ( similar to tocino) and topped with coriander leaves.  One may opt to order some red bird’s eye chilies for added kick. The combination is not too salty and this dish combines several flavors like sweetness, salty, spicy, umami and savory.


deep fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves with sweet chilli sauce

Deep fried chicken wrapped in pandan leaves – The chicken is well seasoned and wrapped in pandan leaves before deep frying. This adds more flavor and aroma to the meat. The dish is flavorful even without the sweet chilli sauce.


steamed grouper in superior soy sauce

Steamed grouper or locally known as lapu-lapu is one of the best tasting dishes that this place had to offer. The grouper is fresh, not too salty and retained the natural taste. This was carefully seasoned with soy sauce topped with chopped onion leeks, sliced ginger.


roasted garlic crab with noodles

Roasted garlic crab with noodles is another MUST TRY when hanging out . The mud crab is fresh and topped with roasted garlic and noodles.


Javanese beef rendang

Javanese beef rendang dish is cooked with carrots, bell pepper topped with sliced green spring onion leaves. The beef meat is tender is with thick sauce. This is best accompanied by white or jasmine rice.


mixed seafood tom yum

Mixed seafood tom yum soup is well seasoned with clams and giant fresh water shrimp (ulang) topped with coriander leaves. The broth is savory and one can request for additional red chilies for additional spice.


Pad thai

Pad Thai is a specialty stir fry noodle dish which originated in Thailand. This dish can be shared between 2 to 4 people. This had a generous ingredients like mung bean sprouts ( toge), carrots, fried scallions, sliced red bell pepper, scrambled eggs, shrimps ,crushed peanuts with chopped onion leeks.


claypot catfish in Vietnamese fish sauce ( photo courtesy of Ms. Mariel Pares)

Claypot catfish is cooked in Vietnamese fish sauce with lemon grass, chopped onions and topped with basil leaves. The catfish meat is tender and had no after taste. The sauce had a sweet, savory and mild taste.


ice kacang

Ice kacang is like our own halo-halo. This is not too sweet and can be shared with at least 2 people.


Guyabano tropical

Guyabano tropical is like the ice kacang with guyabano fruit added into the ice cream. Topping like sweet corn, beans, slices of gellies, slices of cantaloupe ( melon ) adds more flavors and colors to this exciting desert.


 Chef Peter Ayson together with vloggers, bloggers and media

I must recommend the kaffir leaves juice ( Cabuyao). Cabuyao is the local name for kaffir lime. The leaves and fruit is extensively used in Southeast Asian dishes.


Note: Please refer to the website and FB page for the prices and promos. Some of the menus posted are seasonal.

Website: http://www.crustasia.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/crustasiaph/

Address: 2/Floor Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City

Contact : 0945- 463- 9248/ 0966-4059829

Operations: Everyday

Operational Hours: 12:00 pm to 12:00 midnight ( Mondays to Fridays)

10:00 am to 12:00 midnight ( Saturdays and Sundays )

How to commute: There are several ways on how to get there.

1.) From LRT-1 EDSA and MRT- 3 Taft station.

2.)  From MRT -3 Taft station -Try to go down the stairs at Saver’s Square at the North bound side of the station (this mall connected to the terminal) via passageway.

3.)There is a pedestrian passageway in between McDonalds and Chowking. Go straight in and look for white Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal (NAIA) 3 Loop shuttle public commuter bus. Beep Card is used in this bus and fare only cost Php 20. The buses leaves every 30 minutes.

4.) The NAIA 3 Loop shuttle commuter bus first stop is at the departure area of NAIA terminal 3, then will make a 2nd stop at the corner of the Steel Parking at Resort Dr. cor Andrews Ave. You can go down there and walk straight towards your destination.

5.) EDSA northbound lane near MRT Taft Station in Pasay Rotunda with Baclaran- “Nichols” signage. Fare ( Php 9.00 minimum)






PHLPOST issues limited Historycon 2018 First Day Cover

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) will be issuing a limited Historycon 2018 first day cover with special stamp featuring automobiles ( Presidential cars)  that were used by Philippine Presidents.

The stamp launching will be held at the World Trade Center on August 10, 2018 and will also coincide with ” National History Month ” this coming August.

Historycon 2018 FDC issue.jpg

Historycon 2018 first day cover with cancellation marks and stamp featuring Presidential car used by Emilio Aguinaldo

 Historycon Manila 2017 attracted over 70,000 attendees from all walks of life.

For for information about program schedules and  ticket reservation , Please visit: https://smtickets.com




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