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HortiKultura Filipina 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Incorporated in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration will be hosting HortiKultura 2018 from February 3 to 11, 2018

 

For exhibitors, sponsors , event partners will be announce soon. There is an active Phsi FB for those who wanted to get information about the show and exhibition.

There will be an organized tour which will be composed of bloggers, media and students on February 3, 2018 saturday from 8:00 am until past 12noon.

Bonsai Global Fusion 2017

Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle management , Department of Tourism presents to the gardening public the 2nd International Bonsai Arts and Culture Biennale and the 2nd International Penjing Creation Conference from July 22 to 25, 2017 .

There will be competition , conference and trade show which will coincide with this event.

Winners at the Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines held their Cactus Fiesta Fair at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) from May 5 to 7 and the winners of the best in booth was announced during the last day of the show.

Mr. Noel ” Botchie ” Canicula and Mr. Jayvee Agustin of Concrete Jungle
(Contact Mr. Jayvee Agustin : 0995-8878357 GLOBE )
Pia’s Garden specializes on pots and drip irrigation potteries .
Contact Person: Pia W. Santos -Mobile (0998-5542017 ) (0905-4451263)
There are at least 40 stalls selling different kind of cacti , succulents, pitcher plants, flowering plants, pots, fertilizers, indoor plants, tillandsia, roses among others.
organic bath soaps by Eros & Beamth
Cactus Fiesta Fair Winners
Winner of Best Cactus- Parodia schumanniana
Owner of Best Cactus : Ms. Ressie Paz Navarro
Winner of Best Succulent – Crested Graptoveria “Fred Ives”
Owner of Best Cactus : Ms. Ressie Paz Navarro
Winner of Best Booth (Fiesta Theme)
The Cactus Experiment by Mr. Ronald PaneloRonald Panelo
Lectures

10:30 am – “Initiation to the Asclepiad Cult” Tips on Cultivation and Propagation of Stapeliads Resource Speaker: Mr. Nonoy Sionosa: 2:00 pm – “SOS – Save our Succulents” A Lecture on Basic Care and Nutrition of Succulents including Common Pests and Diseases Resource Speaker: Mr. Ron Apostol.

May 6, 2017, 10:30am Lecture: Tips on Cultivation and Propagation of Stapeliads Resource Speaker: Mr. Nonoy Sionosa.

Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017

Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines in partnership with Quezon City government  and Quezon Memorial Circle administration will host a trade fair and exhibit called ” Cactus Fiesta Fair 2017” at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak or Flower Garden within Quezon Memorial Circle facing East Avenue side.

This will be held on May 5, 6, and 7, 2017 . Aside from lectures/ talks on various cacti and succulents topics, there will also be a trade fair and exhibit.

There are no entrance fees and the public is invited to join the fair. The fair opens from 8:00am until 6:00 pm .

For those interested with the activities , there is an active FB page :

Contact Person: Ms. Amy Lastimosa (Secretary) – Cactus & Succulent Society of the Philippines

Mobile 0905 356 5353

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