Tag Archives: Quezon City

Kapihan sa Eurotel Hotel

Kapihan sa Eurotel Hotel is a weekly press conference on some of the latest events, national issues among others.

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I have featured this hotel in my previous article way back in December 2013. According to the organizers, this weekly press conference is on its 3rd year.

Among the issues discussed during the press conference was the benefits of federalism and introduction SWORD members. They also got some representatives from as far north as Kalinga province.

The press conference host was Mr. Danilo Mangahas was attended and covered by several television stations, Euro TV and bloggers.

There was some SWORD-AFPSP chapters from Tanay, Antipolo, Sauyo ( Novaliches ), Valenzuela.


Grow & Show Plant Bazaar from August 17 to 19, 2018

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. is inviting friends, members, plant hobbyists, collectors and the general public to come and visit the monthly 3-day bazaar at the entrance of Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City.

This will be held from August 17 , 18 and 19, 2018 ( friday , saturday and sunday) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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This is in cooperation with Manila Bulletin, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, PAWB – Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau among others. There are also books and other collectible items for sale at the secretariat.

Aside from the 50 to 60 commercial trade stalls, There will be lectures and talks by experts.

Schedule of Daily Lectures:

August 18 Saturday -11:00 am to 12nn -topic : Cactus and Succulent Flower Pollination by Mr. Jojo Francisco

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm topic: Growing Tillandsia in the Philippines by Mr. Tots Marisal

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm topic: Sensible Fertilizer and Hormone Use in Horticulture by Mr. Ray Ong

August 19 -Sunday 11:00 am to 12:00 nn topic: Hibiscus Grafting Party by Dr. Francisco  San Diego and Mr. Joesph Bautista

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm topic: Orchid Laboratory Production by Mrs. Remedios Rodis-Santelices

There are two entrances, one at North Avenue and at Quezon Avenue side. Please note that there is a minimal entrance fee of Php 30 for the general public and Php 15 for students, senior citizens that goes to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.

For more information and how to join the monthly bazaar, Please try to call or send sms to Ms. Angel Marin ( Secretariat) 0917-798-1317.

Flora Filipina 2019 International Show

Flora Filipina 2019 is an international gardening event organized by the Philippine Orchid Society in close partnership with Quezon Memorial Circle administration, Quezon City government, Department of Tourism, Department of Agriculture, Villar Sipag and other affiliated plant societies.

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Flora Filipina 2019 poster

Other partner organization also includes Del Monte, Philippines and Manila Bulletin.

The first one was staged at the historic San Ignacio Church ruins and clam shell pavilion within Intramuros in 2006, followed by 2009 within Quezon Cityhall sunken lagoon, then at Hardin ng mga Bulaklak ( HB Flower Garden ) in 2012 and 2015.

This will be the 5th time that Flora Filipina will be held from February 22 to March 5, 2019. 2019 theme is ” Discover the Philippine Greening Economy

Highlights of the 2019 Flora Filipina Exposition

1.) Trade Bazaar– 150 to 200 trade bazaar by plant sellers and growers from different parts of the country.

2.) Landscape Exhibition ( orchids, ornamental plants, cacti and succulents, bonsai, ikebana-ikenobo, freestyle flower arrangement, urban vertical garden, herbs and flowering annuals on display

3.) Individual Plant and Orchid competition – the public can have a chance to see the award winning plants and orchids.

4.) Horticultural Farm and Heritage tours– there will be some organized tours within Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

5.) International Conference– local and international guest speakers in different field of expertise will be there to share their experiences and present their papers.

6.) Tourism – There are between 10,000 to 15,000 visitors expected to come and visit 5th International Flora Filipina 2019 exposition in Quezon City.

7.) Daily Lectures and Talks– There will be some daily lectures and seminars to be conducted at the show site.

Note: Based on the 2015 Flora Filipina Exposition- There was a minimal entrance fees of  Php 50 general public and Php 40 for students, senior citizens and pwd. 

The lectures/ seminar series is not yet posted, conference venue and speakers is still to be posted.

Contact Persons : Ms. Jenny F. Rivera or Mr. Jiffy Alegre ( Philippine Orchid Society Secretariat) 0917-8485468 / 929-44-25 / 957-35-24

Office Address: Quezon Cityhall Sunken Garden and  Unit 209 Delsa Mansion, 44 Scout Borromeo corner Scout Torrillo Streets, Barangay South Triangle 1103 ( by appointment) 




Model Townhouse Units at 88 Boston Street

Model townhouses units which are available pre-selling for those who wish to live within the comforts of New Manila in Quezon City.

These town homes are fitted with modern fixtures will greet the new owners. There are 23 town homes with Model -A and Model -B design features.


These townhouse are within stone throw away from major entertainment centers like Cubao-Araneta, Robinson’s- Magnolia, SM Malls and major schools like University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Saint Paul University, Miriam College, LRT line 2 station, Mount Carmel and near major cities like Marikina, San Juan, Makati and Manila.

Townhouse Model A- Features

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Model -A had 4 storey concrete building with lot area of between 104 square meters to 155 square meters. Facade is between 312 to 350 square meters. This is ideal for small to medium size family with 5 to 8 people.


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, solar panels and automated lighting.


Model A- parking rea had a capacity of 2 cars with maid’s room, utility room with toilet and bathroom. There is also a porch area where families can entertain guests or visitors.


Model A-second floor

perspective design – The second floor had a comfortable living room, dining area ( good for 6 to 8 people), kitchen area, comfort room, a hall way which can also double as a holding area or informal living room and balcony area. Where one can see the scenic view of New Manila and surround sky-views of nearby towns and cities.

Another important feature is the elevator lift with Swedish technology and automation.


Model A- third floor

Model A-third floor had a big master bedroom with large bathroom, Bedroom-3 for young children or teenagers.


Model A- fourth floor

Model A- 4th floor had another master bedroom 2 with large bathroom. There is another bedroom which can accommodate additional members of the family or guests.


Model B- perspective

Townhouse Model B- Features

Model B had a lot area of between 108 square meters to 190 square meters, with small pocket gardens within the compound. There is also a small planter box located near the garage area. It had a facade area of between 395 square meters to 456 square meters, depending on the unit design.


Model B -garage area and ground floor

The ground floor had 3 to 5 car garage capacity ( depending of the car unit) maid’s room with toilet, utility room, pump room/ storage area, a place for laundry area or drying yard.


Model B- second floor

Model B second floor had living area, dining area, kitchen a hallway and a public room. There is also an elevator lift with Swedish technology and automation. One can also marvel the Metro Manila skyline via its balcony.


Model B- third floor

Third floor had a big hallway, A hallway can be a conversational area or a small library can be located. It had a large master bedroom with walk-in closet. A master toilet and bathroom.  Bedroom 2 is also large room with its own large toilet and bathroom. This can be converted into an office space.

There is also an ample natural light which minimizes the use of artificial lighting and the use of electricity.



Model B-fourth floor

Fourth floor had a large hallway , which can be converted into a holding area or small sala area for small family gathering.

It had bedroom 3 had a walk-in closet area, toilet and bathroom .Bedroom 4 had a toilet and bathroom. Model B is ideal for larger family.

Both townhouse model type A and B are still available and had a good feng shui, base on its elevation and facing the easterly direction.

Location : 88 Boston Street, New Manila , Quezon City

For those interested to visit, Please contact:  Ms. Nikki Parulan – Marketing Representative 
email : wparulan@gmail.com / 0926-064-2982




Grow and Show Plant Bazaar

Grow and show plant bazaar was organized by Philippine Horticultural Society Inc together with Manila Bulletin, DENR, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center. The 3- day bazaar had about 60 stall holders from different parts of Metro Manila, Baguio, Pangasinan, Laguna, Quezon, Cavite, Bulacan and Masbate provinces.

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stall holders 

The mood was very festive and buntings were installed at the visitors center within Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center. There are two entrances- One is located at Quezon Avenue and at North Avenue.

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Dr. Kurt Tan with his nepenthes hybrids and aroids.

Aside from sellers, there are also FREE lectures and workshop given to the attendees. There were on the spot raffle and some freebies given.

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There were a lot of items to be seen and some recently published books was sold at the secretariat.

List of books: Philippine Herbs at Php 1,500, Flora de Filipinas at Php 2,050, Philippine Native Trees 303 at Php 1,800 , Pictorial Cyclopedia of Philippine Ornamental Plants at Php 1,500 and A Dictionary of Philippine Plant Names at Php 2,000.


lecture by Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel ( photo courtesy of Mr. Boyet Ganigan) 

It was envisioned to be another venue area for plant lovers, environment advocates and hobbyists.

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group photo ( courtesy of Mr. Boyet Ganigan )

For those who were not able to make it, Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. 1976 is planning to make it a regular monthly bazaar with host of fun filled activities and camaraderie.

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Those who might be interested in joining the next plant bazaar, Try to contact Ms. Angel -PHSI Secretariat -0917-798-1317

Note: Entrance fees at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife is Php 15 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s, Php 30 general public . 

Additional photos taken by the author using SONY Xperia




Delightful Meals at Limbaga 77 Restaurant

Limbaga 77 Cafe and Restaurant was established almost 4 years ago by Mr. Sonny Fortuna and his partners who loved filipino foods. Some of their recipes are family recipes of well-known regional foods such as pinangat, paella, sinigang and pochero.


spacious interior

It used to be an old house built in the late 1960’s and was converted into a restaurant about 4 years ago. It had a spacious dining area which reflect a rich tapestry of Filipino arts, crafts and vintage furniture.


The place is an ideal hang-out place for friends, family, press conference, wedding, debuts, corporate meetings and team building sessions. It had a sitting capacity for about 250 people. The second floor had rooms which are ideal for small group reservation ( ranging between 10 to 20 people)


vintage furniture like television sets, clock, sewing machine  

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stuffed bulaklak ng kalabasa

This is ideal as appetizer for any meal, stuffed squash flower. Its also had a sauce.



This paella will require between 30 minutes to 45 minutes to cook, with a lot of seafood ingredients like shrimps, mussels, clam, squid and chorizo.  Another MUST try is the danggit rice.

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sinigang na baka sa pakwan 

This is a type of sinigang which is not too sour and watermelon was use to taper the sourness of the soup. The soup had a variety of local ingredients like banana blossom, sliced tomatoes, bokchoy, string beans, radish and the meat is tender.


bistek tagalog

The beef is well marinated and soft, This is not the typical sour type.


laing / pinangat

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crispy bagnet with tomatoes and sliced onions

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green mango pomelo salad with grilled shrimp and sliced banana chilies 


desserts- brazo tablea, barako brownies, queso de bola cakes

I liked the queso de bola cake, bikoron and perlas na mangga- these are not too sweet.  While the brazo tablea uses locally sourced cocoa from Davao.

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fruit shakes/ smoothies

Among the popular fruit smoothies are Mabuhay smoothie, Minty Mango Watermelon, Lychee Grape Shakes which cost Php 177.00 per order.

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Mr. Sonny Fortuna -one of the proprietors of the restaurant

Note: Prices quoted are subject to change without prior notification, For full set of menus prices and promos. Please refer to the links.

The restaurant is also listed under Zomatoph

Acknowledgement: Mr. EJ Bunag for the cover photo flat lay

Limbaga 77 Restaurant and Bar

Address: 77 Scout Limbanga Street
Quezon City, Philippines 1103

Operational Hours: 11:00 am to 3:00pm, 6:00 pm to 10:00pm Mondays to Thursdays

Fridays to Sundays: 11:00am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00 pm

Email: limbaga77cafe@gmail.com.

Contact Number: 0926 715 8134



Grow and More Plant Bazaar

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Manila Bulletin and Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau -Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Rescue Center will be having a 3-day plant bazaar from July 13 to 15, 2018 with over 50 booths which had confirmed joining.

For inquiries , Please call Ms. Angel (0917-798-1317). There are 2 entrances ( Quezon Avenue for pedestrians) and North Avenue for those with cars.

Aside from the daily lectures, there is a chance of winning prizes. One can visit the “Grow and Show” plant bazaar from 8:00 am to 5:00 pmGrow and Show Plant Bazaar.jpg