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Big Winners at the Bunny Camp 2016

Amphitheater Area , Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City -Philippines

Big winners and fun filled activity was hosted by Philippine Rabbit Enthusiasts and Sales Club (PRESC) in partnership with Philippine Association of Rabbit Enthusiasts and Farmers (PAREF) in cooperation with the Philippine Rabbit Hobbyist Association (PRHA) , Association of Rabbit Meat Producers, Inc. (ARaMP)  in association with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) and  Association of Rabbit Meat Producers Incorporated. The one-day event was held last Sunday November 20, 2016 .

As part of the Bunny Camp 2016 activity , There are several people and organizations which helped in making this event highly successful,  Among them are the following :  Mr. Leonardo Udasco Jr.- cash,  The princess club- Timothy hay pellets Pame’s online busyness- napier cuttings John glenn Barquilla- keychain shells and other giveaways,  Ryan Vedrio- tarpaulin,  Leandro Mercado – T- shirts Philippine Rabbit Hobbyist Association- refreshments Maria Angela Sison- Refreshments Allen Mesick-Breed information for exhibit Aia Lab- PAREF keychains ,  Metropets- metro pet magazine Justin De Leon- Rabbits 101 manual , Edison Dela Cruz and Neil John Cuajao – snacks . Maraming Maraming Salamat  from the organizers .

There is also a lecture topic ” Food and Forage ”  speaker- Leonardo Udasco Jr. who told the crowd about the importance of food in rabbit nutrition.

Inducting officer an Guest speaker: Mr. Artemio Veneracion Jr. President of ARaMP ; owner of AVEN Nature’s Farm among the board member includes :

Officers: Pres. Bill Anthony Gonzales ,  VP: Ma. Cecilia Lorenzo ,  Secretary – Cristina Honorico Lopez,  Treasurer- Robinson Cillo , Sgt at arms- Dominic Mallari,  Admins and committee: Maria Angela Sison,  Lady Valerie Peremne, Cherrylyn Mojica, Edison dela Cruz Vincent Paolo Kabigting, Maria Krishia Marisse Garcia , Roderick Cariño, Harold Mendoza Leandro Mercado , Leonardo Udasco Jr.,  John Glenn Barquilla with special mention to  Photograper: Wilfredo Ariston Alester Sales

Volunteers: Ruther Buluran, Neil John Cuajao, Jef Naguit which help the crowd control and physical arrangement .

Here are the Winners 

Best Bunny Fashionista Winners: First place: Jessica 2nd place: Hannah Liwanag 3rd place- Aiza

People’s Choice– Haruko of Cherrylyn Mojica

Bunny of the Day– Mr. Randy Bunny

Race Winner: Owner: Maria Krishia Marisse Garcia

Bunny Name– Betina

Grass Eating Contest Winner– Lady Valerie Peremne

 

Horticulture Congress 2016

Gancayo Hall, Quezon Memorial Circle -Quezon City 

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Quezon City government ,  Department of Agriculture , Villar Foundation ,  Unagrow , Del Monte -Philippines , EDSA Garden House , East West Seed Corporation ,King Louis  other plant societies  conducted a 2-day congress at the Gancacyco Hall or Senior Social Hall within Quezon Memorial Circle.

L-R Mr. Niel Maceda , Mr. Niel Ganigan , Mrs. Mundita Lim and Ms. Camille Bernabe

There are at least 150 participants from different plant societies , individual backyard hobbyists , educators , students and growers from different parts of the country.

sponsors 

There are also delegates from Bicol, Quezon , Isabela , Cagayan, Pangasinan , Negros and even in Davao. There are also some volunteers from League of Orchid Conservationists of the Philippines.

participants

 

Objectives of the Congress:
To initiate a dialogue with government agencies involved in horticulture, to
have a better understanding of government initiatives, and to discuss the
concerns of the private sector stakeholders.

To develop recommendations and resolutions for the development of the
horticultural industry.

To discuss the expanded role of the PHSI, celebrate its 40th anniversary, and
launch the coffeetable book “PHSI Through the Years”.

Horticulture Congress 2016 FB

Fun and Interaction at the Quezon City Experience

Quezon City Memorial Circle facing Commonwealth Avenue- Quezon City , Philippines

Vice Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy” Belmonte together with QC Experience officers

Mayor Herbert Bautista and Vice Mayor Maria Josefina “Joy” G. Belmonte  lead the opening of QCX (Quezon City Experience), the first interactive socio-cultural, event place,  green building and LEED compliant museum in the country.

function area had a capacity of between 120 to 150 people

The museum occupies around 2 hectares of the  Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC).  Ground breaking started late 2008 and construction slowly progresses until late last year . It took around 7 years to finish the entire complex which can rival some of the most modern museums , socio-cultural , event venue of the city and even in country.

L-R Mr. Dhoic dela Cruz ( Head -Quezon City tour guide ) Mr. Roel Reulla , Ms. Gina Cristobal , Ms. Elena Estabillo , Mr. Benedick M. Lapuz Mr. Franco Macaraeg , Mr. Dionito Rubio , Mr. Alemar Andrade

The museum had capable and very knowledgeable tour guides which were from different social studies and history teachers of public high school within the city.

audio visual room

audio-visual room had a capacity of between 70 to 80 people which can host film showing, audio visual presentation , company seminar , product launching among others. It had modern theater seats which are colored red.

lecture/ seminar room

Seminar or lecture room had a sitting capacity of between 60 to 70 people . It is ideal for small company talk, lecture or business meeting.  These areas can be rented out at a determine rates still to be set by the Quezon City government .

modern paintings hang near the entrance of the gallery

The museum had a soft opening last May 2015 and there are some groups which were given a sneak preview of the place like Museum Foundation of the Philippines  which conducted their tour  last November 7 .

It had 15 galleries which are divided into thematic exhibits that features the socio-economic , historical , business, interactive area.

Gallery 1- Pylon

Gallery 1-showed a 3-D almost life-like statutes of the 3 mourning angels – Luzon , Visayas and Mindanao .

Gallery 2- Quezon on a Hill

Gallery 2 -showed President Manuel L. Quezon was walking on top of a hill somewhere in Diliman together with his colleagues. It also shows a different video and photo clips from the different eras and Quezon revolutionary vision will not only prove itself as a landscape of unlimited potential .

Gallery 3- Malacañang Palace

Gallery 3 showed a replica room of Malacañang Palace during the time of President Manuel L. Quezon

Gallery 4-Second World War

Although much of city was spared during the second world war  , Government employees living within the city needed to walk 15 kilometers from their homes in Quezon City to their offices in Manila and back because of shortage in gasoline. There are life-like statues of soldiers and their victims.

Gallery 5- Miniature Scale Models of Popular Landmarks

Welcome or Mabuhay rotunda is one of the landmarks of the city.

Gallery 6- Housing Projects 

Gallery 6 showcase the different housing projects from the commonwealth era to the present administration . The total land area available to the government for these projects according to Architect Juan C. Arellano’s master plan was at 164 hectares.

Gallery 7 -Jeepney Ride and Routes

A big jeepney pay tribute to the present ” King ” of Philippine road .

Gallery 8- Education

Along with the city’s development as a metropolis came its growth as a cradle of learning. The city is home to 98 public schools, 175 private secondary schools, 81 colleges , and 9 universities .

Gallery 9- Street Scenes

Typical street scene in the country .Street foods , local enterprises and ambulant business.

Gallery 10 – Business and Technology

Several big time local enterprises made the city as vibrant and providing income for the locals and as iconic symbol .  Business districts or Technology Centers such as East Wood , Eaton Centris, Ayala Techno Hub are places known for their Business Processing Outsourcing offices . Food Giant –Jollibee had their first branch in Cubao .

Kamuning , Atlas Publishing and Monte de Piedad

Historical Kamuning Bakery – the oldest -still existing bakeshop now bakery and restaurant . This exhibit  area shows old photos of the places and a bread cutting machine that was used by the bakery several decades ago.

Marca Piña had their factory plant located in 23 P. Dela Cruz St., San Bartolome,Novaliches, Quezon City, 1123.

Piñakamasarap Corporation began humbly in the late 1940’s in the Philippines. It started with less than 10 people in a backyard factory, which was then known as National Soy Factory. Today, Marca Piña Soy Sauce, Marca Piña Vinegar and Marca Piña Patis are sold in over 20 countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia and England.

Website: http://www.pinakamasarap.com/

Destileria Limtuaco with old wine barrel

The distillery earned the distinction  “The Oldest Distillery in the Philippines”.

Website: http://www.limtuaco.com/

Gallery 11- Entertainment

Quezon City is known as the “City of Stars ” or ” Entertainment City ” Almost all the major television stations and film outfits are located within her boundaries. A visitor can interact and even watch period classical movies complete with set .

make-up area

A visitor can have this “feeling” on how one can be an instant celebrity . I am sure that young and old would have fun and unlike other museums.  one can interact with the tour guides and exhibits . There is never a dull moment . There are also comfortable chairs and tables to sit and relax whenever one gets tired .

Gallery 12 – Issues

Made by young artists and fine arts students . The gallery shows the artist interpretations of some of the social issues that plague the city . One of them is the poverty, environmental degradation, lack of basic health care and crowded schools .

Gallery 13-Visions

There is another room which lies at the core of the museum, the gallery projects the  sensurround ” Visions of the Quezon City Future ” Merging global cutting edge technology and Filipino creative minds.

Gallery 14- Barangays of Quezon City

These gallery shows almost all the barangays and their brief history . Highlighted in a wall are the trivias express in graphics designs and videos .  There are 6 districts of the city and the walls illustrate the toponym of each of the 142 barangays .

Gallery 15- Outdoor Sculptures

One will be amaze with all the artworks both inside and outside of the building complex . There are also paintings made by young artists .

Vice Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy” G. Belmonte -Alimurong

There is a section which promote local handicrafts made by the indigent communities of the city .  One can help these communities is by purchasing their products . as the tagline goes . When you buy these products , You help people, learn more , create more and earn more.

Sikap Buhay Entrepreneur and Coop Office – 988-4242 local 8731

email: skapuhay@quezoncity.gov.ph

Website: http://quezoncitycouncil.ph/vicemayor.php

Operation:

The Quezon City Experience or simply called QCX is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm .

Entrance Fees: TBA- To Be Announce -Soon

 Note : I was invited by Ms. Tetta Arroyo – Tirona a few days ago . The author would like to extend his heart felt ” Thanks” to all the staffs and to the office of Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” G. Belmonte for the accommodation extended. – Photos are all from the author

Tinolang Manok Recipe Postcard by Papemelroti

Roces Avenue , Quezon City

Papemelroti  is actually the combination of the first syllables of five names – Patsy, Peggy, Meldy, Robert, and Tina.   They are the children of Benny and Corit Alejandro, who started the papemelroti business. Papemelroti is a specialty shop which carries a wide variety of gifts and decorative accessories. Papemelroti’s history began in October 13, 1967, when Benny and Corit opened a small gift shop along Tomas Morato Ave. (Manila, Philippines). 

I have been an avid buyer of Papemelroti products since the late 1990’s and would visit their main store whenever i have time , This is due to 2 main reasons,

First : I like the original works and the recycled items in which the store is known to produce – I know that by patronizing their products , I am also helping the communities that the store is helping.

tinolang manok recipe postcard

Second: one of my hobbies is postcard collecting and swapping them with postcard collectors not only from the Philippines but the rest of the world.

Website: http://www.papemelroti.com/

DC Comics and Toys Memorabilia Exhibit At SM North EDSA

The Block, SM North EDSA, Quezon City – Philippines

We invite everyone to attend the three day World of DC Comics PH event and Visit the collectibles booth and DC Comics memorabilia exhibit this April 17-19 – Discover the exciting world of DC Comics in SM North EDSA THE BLOCK, in Quezon City.

DC SUPERHEROES COSPLAY CONTEST – APRIL 11-12 Join the pocket events leg this April 11-12 in SM City Angono, BF Paranaque, Bicutan, Fairview, Manila, Sta Mesa

Join the World of DC Comics PH pocket events.. and learn more about the upcoming World record event on April 18, 2015 ALL STAR FUN RUN – APRIL 18 Wear the DC superheroes race singlets and Join the All Star Fun Run of World of DC Comics PH this April 18 in SM MOA

WORLD RECORD EVENT – APRIL 18 The Philippines will attempt to gather the largest costumed DC superheroes on April 18 in SM North EDSA-The Block

Join the world record, wear your costume and be counted. DC Comics Superhero World Record PH details: http://dcworldrecord.worldofdcph.com/

for details visit www.worldofdcph.com /

67th Philippine Orchid Society’s Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden)  Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City -Philippines

Poster of the 67th Mid-Year Orchid and Garden Show

This will be the 67th Mid-Year orchid and Garden show to be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle -Hardin ng mga Bulaklak . Special
Opening will be held on August 29, 2013 Thursday for members, invited guest , media and vips . The event will be officially opened to the public starting August 30 to September 9, 2013 .

Highlights of the Show:

1.) Individual Orchid plant competition
2.) Individual Ornamental plant competition
3.) Best in Orchid flowers in landscape competition
4.) Best in Ornamental plant in landscape competition
5.) Flower arrangement competition
6.) Trade Exhibits and Commercial booths where plants, orchids , gardening tools and fertilizers are for sale.
7.) Daily Lectures

Note : For writers, photo journalists , students , nature lovers, and bloggers – There will be a special tour to be conducted by Mr. Lawrence Chan ( life time member) on August 31, 2013 saturday from 7:00am to past 12noon. Please PM for details.

Entrance fees : For Students and Senior Citizens with valid ID’s -Php 20.00 for General Public -Php 30.00 based on the previous entrance fees last February 2013.

Contact the POS Secretariat :


Ms. Jenny Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre for more information : 929-44-25 , (0917-848-54-68) GLOBE

For special guided tour : Mr. Lawrence Chan (0919-3901671) SMART on August 31, 2013 saturday. or Please register via Facebook event page

Facebook Event Page for August 31, 2013 special guided tour: http://www.facebook.com/events/353585791431172/

Philippine Orchid Society website: http://www.philippineorchidsociety.com/index.php/philippine-orchid-society

Philippine Orchid Society Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/philippine.orchid

Philippine Horticultural Society 2013 show- Gardening with a Heart

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated, in partnership with the Quezon Memorial Circle administration , Quezon City government , Agri -Aqua Network Incorporated and other plant societies presents ” Gardening with a Heart ”  .

The show will run from February 1 to February 6, 2013 . Exclusive opening will be held on January 31,2013 which is exclusive for members, invited guests , vips, media and writers.

The venue of the event is the Charito Planas Garden . Entrance Fees is Php 20 for the general public, Php 10  for students , senior citizens and government employees.

schedule of daily lectures, landscape exhibit participants and activities

Highlights of this yearly show are the daily lectures/ seminars, on the spot painting contest for elementary and high school students, urban gardening , flower arrangement competitions, story telling, dish gardening competitions, medicinal plant gift giving , landscape exhibition and individual plant competition.

For more information and inquiries about the show please call : Maky PHSI Secretariat 377-0234 for details.