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Modern townhomes at Cuenco Street, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City

Modern town homes with state of the art amenities are some of the features of a new development within Santa Mesa Heights in Quezon City.

These townhouses are located at #78 Cuenco street within Santa Mesa Heights in Quezon City- This an elevated property and with 4 storey concrete townhouses. The target date for turnover is February 2019.

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modern and stylish townhouses

These stylish compound type homes lot area are between 90.2 square meters to 112. 2 square meters with facade area of between 293.65 square meters to 298. 50 square meters.

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Each unit had full elegant lights, general electric, individual septic tanks, cistern and main solid steel high-fence gate, laminated floors, security guard house with comfort rooms and cctv cameras  and automated lighting.

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GROUND FLOOR

2 Car Garage, Foyer, Maid’s Room with Toilet, Service Area, Sto./Pump Room and Garden

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SECOND FLOOR

Living Area, Dining Area , Kitchen, Powder Room,  and Balcony

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THIRD FLOOR

Sub master’s bedroom with W-I-C & T&B, Bedroom 1 with T&B, Light court

FOURTH FLOOR

Master bedroom with W-I-C & T&B, Bedroom 2 with T&B, Light court.

Elevator Features

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Strategic Location

Senator Mariano J. Cuenco street is near Banawe street ( Quezon City’s- Chinatown) Suki market , Dapitan Arcade, Santo Domingo Church, Thousand Buddha temple, SM Santa Mesa, Fisher Mall, Araneta Avenue and within few kilometers away from the University Belt, Manila.

Contact Person:  Ms.Angie Sze

Contact : 0917 8662019

Office : 2439174 ; 3136494- Office Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

HD Homelift Solutions:  http://www.hdhomelift.com/

Ymaz Builders: ymazbuilders.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Chinese lauriat dishes at Cocina sa Lido, Mindanao Avenue

Cocina sa Lido -Mindanao Avenue branch is near Project 8 , Tandang Sora , Congressional Avenue , Visayas Avenue and within few kilometers away from Novaliches, Quezon City.

The original restaurant is located within Binondo , Chinatown and was named after their Chinese chef- Lido who specialized on Filipino- Chinese dishes – With more than 80 years of dining tradition.  A visit to any of their branches is a MUST for any foodies.

Another urban story, that one of the best known dishes of the restaurant is Lido soup, hence the name.  Must try is their breakfast value meals, congee and coffee too.

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sumptuous dishes – flat lay style  by Mr. EJ Bunag

There are over 14 branches located within Metro Manila and adjacent areas. Cocina sa Lido takes pride on the old- style traditional wood fired method of cooking pork.

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Buchi and Lychee with Tutti Frutti Jelly 

Their pugon style pork asado , drunken lechon macao, beef with brocoli and mushroom , fried rice,  lomi and Manchurian fried chicken wings are some of the dishes to crave for.

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drunken lechon macao

The marination of pork asado and their dunken lechon macao took a long time. The smoky flavor of the pork asado permeates into the meat. Adding chili sauce or tomato ketchup further enhances its spiciness. Four Season Shake is another MUST TRY.

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Shrimp Foo-Yong is Highly Recommended dish. It had a generous mixture of shrimps, vegetables, scrambled eggs and sauce.

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One can choose from their timeless favorite like SET A, SET B and Set C classics- These starts at Php 2,399.00 and good for sharing between 3 to 5 people.

The restaurant had a sitting capacity of between 80 to 95 people at any given time, However on special occasions and event. The restaurant can be pre-booked in advance.

There is also a weekly press conference held at the second floor.

  • Note: According to the management of the restaurant, This is a joint venture between Cocina sa Lido.

Address: 43 Mindanao Avenue, Beside Phoenix Gas Station, Project 8, Quezon City

Operational Hours: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm 

The restaurant is also listed under popular restaurant review site: ZomatoPH 

 

 

 

 

Meeting at Remedios Rodis Santelices residence

There were over 100 members, guests that went to the monthly general membership of the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. last April 28 at the residence of Mrs. Remedios ” Remy” Rodis-Santelices in Quezon City.

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Exciting games , raffles and early bird prizes were given to the attendees.

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founding member and President Emeritus Dr. Gutierrez, Past President Therese Baldonado, Past President  Wendy Fernando- Regalao, Past President May Caballero Dumlao and current President Remy Rodis-Santelices together with(not in photo) Immediate Past President Norma K Villanueva, Past President Jimmy Floro and Past President George Yao 

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Ms. Edna Felipe address the crowd.

Whole roasted lechon, pancit , puto calasiao, pancit palabok, lumpiang hubad, chocolate cakes, fried okoy, fruits were serve during the late afternoon snacks. Resident cater Ms. Baby De Leon staffs were there at the site.

raffle items

Arid n’ Aroids also raffled off some interesting plants , Architect Bimbo Vergara raffled off some of his prized paintings, Mr. Noel Vincent ” Botchie” Canicula raffled off some of his plants among others.

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Mr. Joseph Salacup from Laguna is one of the winners of the paintings

All the fun seems to never stop during the membership meeting.

 

Aquafiesta 2018 at Robinson’s Magnolia

Aquafiesta 2018 is back again from May 21 to 25 at Robinson’s Mangnolia

There will be Planted tank competition, flower horn competition, guppy competition, betta competition among others.

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BRING HOME A SHELOOK SUPER RED AROWANA BY PETCITY and CROSSBACK AROWANA BY CEBU AROWANA IMPORTS FOR ONLY A 100 PESOS!

Online selling and tickets will be available at the venue!!!!!! Try to visit

Orchid fantasies and bonsai grandeur at the 72nd Philippine Orchid Society show

Orchid and bonsai lovers will be very happy to know that there are a lot to see at the ongoing Philippine Orchid Society show at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( Flower Garden) within Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

The show is in partnership with the Quezon City government and with generous sponsors Del Monte- Philippines   , Villar Sipag Foundation 

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bonsai and plant enthusiasts from Republic of China ( ROC/ Taiwan) which were invited by Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee.

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A colorful cultural dance presentation by the students of San Vicente Elementary School of Quezon City. This is a precursor for the upcoming Flora Filipina International Show in 2019.

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L-R Mrs. Norma Villanueva ( PHSI president) and Mrs. Gloria Angara ( wife of Senator Edgardo Angara )

The show started with a colorful lion dance past 4:00 pm last March 8 with hundreds of invited guests from different organizations, international bonsai masters from Republic of China, Mrs. Gloria Angara, Dr. Preciosa Soliven, Mr. Joselito ” Butch” Campos Jr., Dir. Mundita Lim, Ms. Camille Villar and members of the organization.

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bonsai and cacti on display

There are also about 130 bonsai trees and cacti in decorative ceramic pots on display- Mostly from the personal collection of Mr. Manuel and Susan Lee and the late Modesto Manglicmot Jr. There were about 2 dozen suiseiki ( art of stone appreciation and collecting ) too.

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Allied Botanical Corporation booth

Try to visit about 70 commercial stalls from different parts of the country selling different items from plastic pots, bonsai, native orchids, fertilizers, seeds, cacti , succulents , fruit trees , ornamental plants, ferns and even pitcher plants.

Manila Bulletin is among the news print media partner of the show.

There are daily lectures, workshops and seminars which starts at 2:00 pm. There is a minimal entrance fees of Php 30 for general public and Php 20 for senior citizens and students with valid Id’s. The show is until March 19, 2018.

 

 

 

Schedule of Seminars, Lectures and Workshop at the 72nd Annual Orchid and Bonsai Show

The Philippine Orchid Society in partnership with Quezon City government, Quezon City Memorial Circle administration, Villar Sipag Foundation, Manila Bulletin presents to the visiting public the 72nd annual orchid and bonsai show daily lectures.  Aside from the landscape exhibits, individual ornamental plant, orchid and bonsai plant in competition, There will be more than 60 plant commercial stalls and daily lectures, talks and workshop for those interested to learn new growing techniques.

Schedule of Daily Lectures, Workshop and Talks starts at 2:00 pm

March 9- Uncovering Juniper Mysteries – Master Ho Jan Lee

March 10 -New Trends in Flower Arrangements – Floral Designer’s Circle of the Philippines

March 11- Basic Orchid Care under Tropical Condition- Mr. Vicente Chin Jr.

March 12- Growing Phalaenopsis Orchid -Mrs.Corazon Purificacion

March 13- Growing Cattleya Orchids- Dr. Raymundo W. Lo

March 14- Growing Dendrobium Orchids- Mr. J.M. Lacandula

March 15- Urban Gardening -Allied Botanical Corporation

March 16- Art of Growing Bonsai -Mr. Romy Diño 

March 17-Growing Vandas and Selected Philippine Orchid Species- Ms. Evangeline ” Vangie” Go

March 18- Popular Orchids for Orchid Enthusiasts- Mr. Andres Golamco Jr.

March 19- Challenges Encountered by Cactus and Succulents Hobbyists – Mr.Lino Rom

  • Note there are minimal entrance fees of Php 30 general public and Php 20 students and senior citizens with valid Id’s , Lecture , talks and workshop is part of the show.
  • Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat -Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Office Secretary ) 0917-848-54-69 and 957-35-24 ( Mondays to Saturdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
  • Exhibit and Commercial booths opens at 8:00 am to 6:00pm

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List of Big Winners at HortiKultura Filipina 2018 Show

Philippine Horticultural Society in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon City Memorial Circle administration , Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture with sponsors like Del Monte Philippines, MDS Godspeed Exhibit Company, Uratex , Manila Bulletin, San Miguel , NutriAsia, King Louis , East West Seed Company, Allied Botanical Corporation, Harbest Agriculture Company among others had extended the exhibit and trade fair for a few more days.

There will be a few days extension for those planning buy plants for valentine’s day and chinese new year like cacti, succulents, flowering orchids , green foliage plants which are auspicious during this season.

Here are the list of the potted plant winners

1. Best in Aroids – Variegated
Anthurium “White & Green”
by Kenneth Cruz;

2. Best in Cycads – Dioon Edule by
Prof. Serapion Metilla

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3. Best in Bromeliads – Bromeliad
Species by Mac Pagsolingan;

4. Best in Ferns & Fern Allies –
Asplenium Nidus by Lardy Abundo;

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5. Best in Orchids – Bulbophyllum by
Ruth Conde

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Schefflera tupidanthus “variegated” 

6. Best in Variegated and Mutants –
Schefflera Tupidanthus by Dankin’s
Garden

7. Best in Foliage – Ginger Alpinia
Regosa by Yuyung La’O

8. Best in Phil. Native Species –
Coelogyne Pandurata by Ruth Conde

9. Best in Cacti – Mamillaria Bocasana
cv “Fred” by Boyet Ganigan;

10. Best in Succulents – Adenia
Venenata by Lily Ann Tan

SPECIAL AWARDS:

*BEST IN CACTI & SUCCULENTS
“CSSPI Pres. Emeritus Adoracion
Bernabe Cup”
Winner: Lily Ann Tan

*BEST PLANT IN SHOW – Schefflera
Tupidanthus by Dankin’s Garden

Credit- List of plant posted from Philippine Horticultural Society FB page.