MSI- Arboretum and Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman , Quezon City -Philippines
PNPCSI symposium secretariat
This is the 3rd PNPCSI Pre- Symposium registration and after the successful hosting of the 2 previous symposium – National Museum in 2013 and Pampanga Agricultural College in 2014 , It is now the University of the Philippines- Diliman ( Institute of Marine Science and Institute of Botany ) which so-hosted the venue place.
UP Tree walk participants
Compared to the previous symposium . There are more people which are interested in joining the pre-symposium tree walk and botanical museum tour. I have not got the exact participants since it was the pre-registration period . Publicity and Promotion is quite good . There is an active FB event page made for the event : https://www.facebook.com/events/661942930616629/
The author saw some moving ads at several hybrid bus routes of Bonifacio Global City last week .
Architect Andrew Patrick -Gozon
Unluckily, I was stuck at the horrendous traffic jam created by the sudden closure of the main street leading to the University of the Philippines from SM North EDSA terminal – There are very few jeepneys going to the campus and it took me more than 1 hour just waiting . The closure was cause by the yearly Christmas lightning ceremony and by-standers thought it was due to the Monthly SALE and road drainage excavations in North Avenue and Quezon Avenue that traffic was almost took to a standstill .
The herbarium tour started at around past 3:00pm with a short introduction from the professors and staffs. This is a niche tour since most of the participants are botany, biology professors , students and enthusiasts.
Sudden attack of arthritis prompted our jeepney driver to cut his route forcing us just to walk along C.P. Garcia on the way to the symposium site . I arrived past 2:00pm after over 2 hours of being stuck in the traffic and walking several kilometers along C.P. Garcia street.
I joined the herbarium tour and UP native tree walk organized by the organization and led by Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon. This area is now being developed as an arboretum and living botanical collections of the University . We met a group of AGHAM students taking group photo and they are not connected with the party-list group which also bears similar name and almost the same platform – Science and Technology.
t-shirts with pnpcsi logo being sold at Php 100 small, Php 120 medium and Php 150 extra-large
for souvenir hunters and memorabilia collectors -there are small booth which sells t-shirt, mugs with pnpcsi logo and 2016 Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society Inc. native plant detachable calendar set . They are ideal Christmas and New Year present .
Mr. Niel Maceda- LOC-PHIL ( League of Conservation -Philippines ) together with Dr. Pieter Pelse
For postcard and letter collectors around the world will surely marvel the limited edition postcards. They are being sold for Php 150 per calendar for non-members . Proceeds will go to the various environmental and tree planting activities by the society.
Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society 2016-calendar /postcard
There are already over 100 species of native and indigenous tree planted over the 2 to 3 years and markers are now being installed . The 2 hectares of land is being dedicated to Professor Leonard Co – a well known botanist of the country who was killed in a tragic death in Leyte on November 15, 2010.
L-R Mr. JM Pacheco, Ms. Abby Dizon and Mr. Jojo Vale
Leslie Food Corporation – manufacturer of Leslie’s Clover chips , Clover Cheezy gave away some free sampling of their chips to the participants. The company is one of the staunch supporter and sponsors of the event.
Address: Main Office: #4 Dama de Noche St., United Parañaque Subdivision 4, Parañaque City
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Luckily i was given a piece of paper by one of the board member of the society . It seems that some of the event partners staffs are quite shy to answer some queries when they heard that i am blogging and writing a story about the event.
Here are some of the event sponsors which donated some of the company products, services and sponsorship .
1.) Leslie Corporation -Mr. Boby Wong Jr. and Deng Montealegre
2.) AyalaLand Development Corporation – Ms. Anna Gonzales
3.) First Gas Power Corporation – Mr. Chito P. Panzo
4.) Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation , Inc.- Atty. Jose Andres Canivel
5.) Energy Development Corporation -Atty. Allan Barcena and Mr. Jimson Solatre
6.) Quezon Power Plant Corporation- Chukie Rivera and Ms. Eliza Rehal
7.) TeaM Energy Corporation- Ms. Hazel Caasi and Jules Escasura
8.) MRL Gold Corporation : Mr. Eduardo Manuel and Herbert Banados Jr.
9.) JSA Company : Mr. Joseph Server and Ms. Rose Palou
10.) Biodiversity Partnership Project of BMB: Mr. Joey Regunay and Edge Genciagan
11.) CORE/ Prime group: Ms. Kristine Villaflor
Those who wanted to join the symposium, there are still slots available for the symposium to be held tomorrow at the MSI ( Marine Science Institute ) Auditorium within the University of the Philippines- Diliman , Quezon City .
Note: I will write the tree walk by Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon in my next post. I walk again together with Ms. Kaye Tayamora from MSI auditorium to PHLCOA ( before she took an AUV ) then to Trinoma before getting a decent jeepney ride home. This is like APEC walkathon going back home.