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Philippine Orchid Society’s 71st annual orchid show schedule of daily lectures and workshop

Philippine Orchid Society will be having the 71st annual orchid and garden show from February 25 to March 7, 2017 . Here are the daily schedules of workshop and talks at the upcoming orchid show . The lectures and workshop is part of the awareness and public lecture conducted by the organization .

The entrance fee is Php 30 for the general public and Php 20 for students and senior citizens with valid Id’s .

 

Opening Salvo of HortiKultura 2017

This year’s HortiKultura 2017 opening salvo was well-attended by hundreds of participants from different garden clubs, plant society members , government officials , non -governmental organization  groups , media and bloggers .

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. officers and invited guests of honor

 This year’s theme ” Global Trends in Horticulture ” aimed to open the local floriculture and horticulture industry  to outside market . The ongoing trend is also in line with several aspect of tourism , like farm tourism , walking tours among others .

Ms. Norma K. Villanueva (president PHSI ) , Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte and Ms. Camile Bernabe

Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. which organized the event , is also celebrating their 41st anniversary .

The event started past 4:00 pm with the traditional landscape exhibit tour , ribbon cutting ceremonies and light snacks was served after the opening and announcement of the winners.

Quirino High School choir

It was a bit overcast skies and rainy weather persisted , but this did not dampen the mood of the people .

Philippine Horticultural Society officers and guests of honor

This year’s guests of honor included Quezon City Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina ” Joy ” Belmonte -Alimurong , Del Monte -Philippines chairman , Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos , Quezon Memorial Circle officials , Ambassador Preciosa Soliven , Mr. Jake Gaw of the Fern and Nature Society of the Philippines among several others.

BIG Winners

This year’s big winners are from Pangasinan Horticultural and Landscape Society led by Mr. Mac Pagsolingan which bagged First Place in the landscape competition ( Large category)

Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon team landscape

Architect Andrew Patrick Gozon and his team Mr. Ferdinand Lao , Ms. Amethyst Gonzales , Mr. Gilbert Obor , Ms. Rona Chua . Ms. Liza Holazo and Ms. Camille Bernabe won the First Place in the landscape competition ( Small category)

Mr. Bimbo Vergara’s waling-waling painting exhibit 

Special Prize

Ms. Delia Pionela – Del’s Garden

Professor Juan Lim together with some of his award winning bonsai

There will be a lot of activities at the HortiKultura 2017 show – Entrance fees is Php 20 for the general public , Php 15 for students , teachers and senior citizens with valid Id’s – The show will run until February 15, 2017

Note : Will post the full set of winners , all photos are from the author

 

 

Philippine Veterans Bank Lauds WWII Heroes and Set Schedule on Bataan Freedom Run

 Philippine Veterans Bank together with its partners once again revisits history by organizing some events to be held in honor of the country’s heroes . This was revealed during the Pandesal Forum at the historic Kamuning Bakery in Quezon City .

Kamuning bakery display shelf 

The pandesal forum serves as a venue for press briefing about what is the latest happenings in the country . The big event is also supported by Bataan provincial government and tourism.

organizers 

World War 2 heroes , the 4th installment of the marathon entitled ” Bataan Freedom Run ” and a new event for running and biking enthusiasts dubbed the Mariveles -San Fernando Capas Freedom Trail .

This will also coincide with the 75th Year Anniversary of the Bataan Death March . There will be increased participation by marathon runners from Japan and international delegates .

The marathon will be held on April 2, The Bataan Freedom Run will feature a 42 -kilometer full marathon , a 21 kilometer half marathon as well as 10-kilometers, 5-kilometers and 1 kilometer courses for running enthusiasts , kids and even pets !

As in the previous years , the BFR follows the route of the Bataan Death March and will start at the Kilometer Zero in Mariveles, Bataan.

Registration Fees : Ultra Race

The good news to international participants of the marathon and relay events is that the local organizer had just converted the fees into dollars without extra cost . 160 kilometer would cost around $ 63.00 or Php 3,000 , 160 kilometer ( 8 man relay team ) Php 1,500 or $31.00 and 160 kilometer (16 man team ) cost Php 1,500 or $31.00

The proceeds of the marathon and other events will be for the upkeep of the death march markers and other projects.

On the other hand , the Freedom Trail will feature , a  punishing 160-kilometer run with individual and team relay categories for marathoners as well as similar -distanced bike run . The new event will be held from April 10 to 11 and will cover the death March route from Mariveles , Bataan to Capas.

” Once again , Philippines Veterans Bank , together with our partners , is putting a segment of our nation’s history into the forefront of our national consciousness with the Bataan Freedom Run and the Freedom Trail , ” said PVB Chairman Dr. Roberto F. de Ocampo , OBE . ” These events are not only challenging physically but also mentally to the runners and bikers , but they are doing this to honor the World War II veterans who endured and made the ultimate sacrifice during the Death March seventy- five years ago”.

For more updates , please visit the Bataan Freedom Run Facebook

 

 

 

Schedule of Daily Lectures of HortiKultura 2017 Show

Here are the schedule of daily lectures, seminars , workshop and special competition at the 41st annual HortiKultura 2017 show . The show is in partnership with Quezon City government , Quezon Memorial Circle management , Del Monte , Philippines and other major plant societies from different part of the country.

The landscaping and trade fair section had already begun their ingress last week .

Here is a teaser of a landscape exhibit by Allied Botanical Corporation .

photo courtesy of Allied Botanical Corporation and Ms. Dhory 

Landscape Exhibitors 

East West Seed Company , Allied Botanical Corporation, Bonsai and Suiseki Alliance of the Philippines Inc. ( BSAPI ) , Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines, Inc. (CSSPI) , Pangasinan Landscape and Garden Club , Flora Botanica , Luntiang Sining , Mett’s Garden ( Professor Serapion Metilla ) , Del’s Garden ( Delia Pionela )  , Tansing Garden (Constancio Basis) , Mila’s Garden ( Rene Sumalinog )  , Baby Spowart , Bimbo Vergara , Ram Oplas

Non -Competing Exhibits

King Louis and Arids n’ Aroids

PHSI Group :Landscapes Exhibit and Competition 

Teresa’s Garden and Noel Macatangay , Patrick Gozon and Company , Botchie Canicula , Joel dela Cruz and Company , Zayra Bulawan and Company , Zeny Urbina and Company ( Happy Feet Group )

Schedules of Events

Lectures , Workshops and Training

Exciting Treats at the Kapandesal Multi-Purpose Cooperative Meet-Up at Serye

We were invited to join a meet-up and a special salu-salo  (get together ) at Serye restaurant at the Quezon Memorial Circle . The pre-Chinese New Year meet-up was organized by Ms. Aida Gonzales and the Kapandesal Multipurpose Cooperative board members .

video uploaded by Mr. Mathew Philip Go

Kapandesal Multipurpose Cooperative (KMPC) a.k.a. Kapandesal Coop was founded last November 2013 by Mel Tadeo and Mary Ann Gonzales altogether with the 25 employees of Quick and Fast International Logistics Inc. After a year of catering savings and loans to its members, the cooperative made a major breakthrough by owning its current businesses. Along with its lifeblood motto of “Pray. Work. Serve.”

Kapandesal Multi-purpose comparative started late 2013 as a small cooperative from just a few members . Now the cooperative had entered into business ventures ranging from farm, restaurant, logistics, retail, travel; construction among others .

Kapandesal Forum is set to open two new coffee and restaurant located along J.P .Laurel corner Atienza street near Malacañang Palace in Manila and at Bonifacio Global City , Taguig .  Also the opening of cooperative like Blugre Cafe which originated from Davao.

How to Become a Member

Try to visit any of their offices located in Metro Manila and in the provinces . What is nice about  this cooperative venture is that you can start the initiatives for as low as Php 1,000 peso per member.

New members are given orientation and the cooperative also offer regular savings for just Php 1,500 minimum that earns 3% interest per annum and withdraw-able anytime. And time deposit .

That is your money grow with in the span of 90 days to 2 years with best interest rates. So you have a lot of options plus they train you to network and support each other to make you business grow.

bloggers, media meet-up at Serye restaurant 

Kapandesal Multi-Purpose Cooperative is also forming a new business model for online media bloggers and traditional media from radio, newspapers and  television broadcasters in which according to one of the program emcees , should also start to have some sort of income opportunities.

Projects 

Mr. Peter and Lea Ungson with Kapandesal chairman Mel went to Nueva Ecija to meet fellow farmers and indigenous people of the area.

 

Kapandesal Forum Facebook

Contact

SMART: +63 (939) 943-2718

GLOBE: +63 (915) 940-9742

Tel. / Fax: +63 (2) 230-4410

 

71st Annual Orchid and Garden show by Philippine Orchid Society

Philippine Orchid Society together with its partners organizations and affiliated garden clubs will be hosting the 71st annual orchid and garden show from February 25 to March 7, 2017.

A special opening for invited guests and media will be held on February 24, 2017 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak  at around past 4:00pm while judging will be held at the morning of February 24.

There will be an orchid landscape competition , ornamental plant landscape competition, orchid plant competition and cactus and succulent landscape .

Aside from these regular features. There will also be a daily lectures on relevant topic ranging from basic orchid growing , fertilization , flower arrangements and other topics .

There will also be a flower arrangement competition and a container garden competition , The winners will get Php 3,000 first place, Php 2,000 second and Php 1,000 third place plus ribbon .

Flower arrangement competition prizes : Php 2,000 first place, Php 1, 500 second place and Php 500 third place ( 3 winners) plus ribbon .

Entry fee is Php 100 per flower arrangement and must be entered by February 23, 2016

The trade fair and show will have an entrance fee of Php 30 General Public and Php 20 for Students and Senior citizens with valid ID’s

The show is open from 8:00am until past 6:00pm everyday starting February 24, 2017 .

For more information about the show , try to visit the Philippine Orchid Society FB Page :

Contact : Ms. Jenny F. Rivera ( Secretariat ) 0917-8485468 / 929-44-25 / 957-35-24

Websitehttp://philippineorchidsociety.com/

Note : The author will be conducting a guided walking tour at the orchid show together with bloggers , students and ngo groups . 

 

Food Tasting by Dabianas Catering

Food Tasting was held at Veranda de San Vicente within Saint Vincent Seminary . The beautiful events place is conveniently located along Tandang Sora in Quezon City .

Dabiana’s Catering Services 

Dabiana’s Catering Services take pride from its humble roots in Cogeo , Antipolo. The company specializes on  wedding ,debut, birthday parties ,corporate functions, Christmas celebrations & Sporting Events.

We liked the lumpiang hubad , chicken teriyaki ,baked spare ribs , beef stew , pork , braise beef with mushroom among others.

participants

For the participants of the food tasting event , it was like one stop shop , there is a mobile bar , make-up artists, videographer and photography services, live band,  custom made wedding or debut down among others .

GServe Band

Dabiana’s Catering Services also caters at Jardin de Miramar and other venue places.

Address: Block 2, Lot 40 GSIS Avenue, Cogeo Village , Antipolo City

Contact 0955 (322)2049 / 0919-676-3181
Simply call: 650-95-13/0995-3222-049/0918-6763-181