Goodwill Bookstore ‘s Great Bargain Sale , Good Books and Grand Event

V Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City – Philippines

Goodwill Bookstore -Book a Fair 2015

The event started with a Thanks Giving mass at the Greenhills Shopping Center Chapel  around 9:00am which was followed by ribbon cutting ceremony with no less than San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez  as Guest of Honor , Ortigas Mall Management , invited guess and friends of Goodwill Bookstore .

Mayor Guia Gomez enjoyed browsing several book titles

There were a lot of people from all walks of life who went to the book fair at V Mall

Gallileo Enrichment Learning Program with innovative ways of learning

Pope Francis Apostolic Visit book

The recent apostolic visit of Pope Francis. This is one of the best sellers which was published by Katha Publishing Company – – I saw this book during the last orchid show and bought a book for personal reference.

Goodwill Bookstore employees and staffs

There are several events at the 2nd floor Jewelry Center  V Mall like book launching tomorrow by puppet master Wan Bu , awarding of the quiz bee challenge among others, so do not forget to visit the place.

a late morning cocktail  was catered by Ms. Maria Theresa Tuazon – Nothing But Homemade

For catering needs: 896-0396 /0917-8552177

Goodwill Bookstore aka Bridges store is located at the ground floor VMall , Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City

L-R Ms. Cathy Co – Ortigas Company , Mayor Guia Gomez and Mrs. Maria Teresa Cancio-Suplico

There are a lot of bargain books that are available , Try to visit the fair until this sunday – September 20, 2015 !

Note: I would like to sincerely ” Thank” Goodwill family for extending the invitation – More Power!

Goodwill Bookstore : http://goodwillbookstore.com/

Facebook Page : Goodwill Bookstore

San Juan City Government : http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/

Goodwill Bookstore Marks their 77th Anniversary with a Blast

Goodwill is celebrating its 77th Anniversary this 2015 with the Theme : Good Books, Good Service, Goodwill!

 In line with this, Goodwill will be having its own Book Fair dubbed as “Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair  in September”, from September 16 – 20, 2015, which will be held at the V Mall Activity Center, Greenhills, San Juan City.

 In support of this Bookfair, we will be having several highlighted  Events and one of them is the yearly Goodwill Bookstore Brain Buster Inter School Quiz Competition.

Now on its 6th year,  The 6th Goodwill Bookstore Quiz bee Competition will be held from September 16 – 19, 2015, simultaneous  with Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair in September, at The Jewellery,  2nd Level, Greenhills Shopping Center.

These Special events are featured to thank our valued clientele for patronizing Goodwill Bookstore and its affiliates : Katha Publishing Co. Inc., EDCA Publishing & Distributing Inc., Bridges Bookstore (building bridges of Goodwill), through the years.
Highlighting this Book Fair is the yearly Goodwill Bookstore Brain Buster Inter School Quiz Competition : An Academic Challenge. Now on its 6th year, this IQ contest is a competition between teams composed of High School (Grade 9 & Grade 10) students from both public and private schools. The contest will be composed of two rounds: the Qualifying and the Final Rounds, both of which are “Oral” phases that will involve buzzers.
The categories for each of the rounds shall be Science, Mathematics, History, Physical Education and Sports, Current Events , Language & Literature, Music and the Arts & General Information.

Qualifying or Elimination Rounds will be held live on stage, at the GTCI Events’ Place, – The Jewellry Place at Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City on the following days :
Sept. 16 (2 PM) 1st day – 1st Batch of Elimination
Sept. 17 (2 PM) 2nd day – 2nd Batch of Elimination
Sept. 18 (2 PM) 3rd day – 3rd Batch of Elimination

The Final Round shall be composed of two (2) phases, the Semi-Finals and the Grand Finals and will again be held live on stage at The Jewellry Place, at 10am on September 19, 2015. Major Prizes are at stake for the competing Schools & Students during the Grand Finals .

TOP 77 CUSTOMERS TO BE HONORED AT GOODWILL BOOKSTORE BOOK A’FAIR
Another highlight of Goodwill Bookstore’s 77th Anniversary is the awarding of the Top 77 Customers of the Company based on their last 5 yeas’ Average Sales. They are composed of Educational Institutions – Schools, Universities, Bookstores & other Trading Companies.
Awarding of the Top Customers will take place simultaneously during the 5 Day Goodwill Bookstore Book A’Fair in September.

CHILDREN’S BOOK LAUNCH ALSO SLATED & MANY MORE!
Also slated is a Children’s Book Launch, featuring “Ang Batang Gustong Maging Puppet”, written by Mr. Wan Lu, the Great Filipino Puppeteer.
Other surprises will be featured by our very own Children’s Authors like Ahwel Paz & Bimbo Papasin of ABS CBN Kapamilya Network. All these are spearheaded by Katha Publishing Co. Inc., the publishing arm of Goodwill Bookstore.
Come One! Come All!
Celebrate Goodwill Bookstore’s 77th Anniversary offering – witness & participate in Goodwill Bookstore’s Book A’Fair in September and enjoy all these innovative product demos & exhibits, games galore & raffle prizes!

Please LIKE their Facebook Page: Goodwill Bookstore

Fund raising for the earthquake victims and typhoon Yolanda at the YOGI Fair

My Little Art Space,222 Wilson Street – San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

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entrance to the fair which also serves as a drop-off point

I have went to this fair a couple of times. It was conceptualized several months ago by the group of Yoga enthusiasts ,  health and lifestyle advocates.

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Ms. Julie Flores and Ms. Girlie Lamanosa

Ms. Julie Flores together with her buddy Ms. Girlie Lamanosa are co- founders of ” Gato, Tarjeta y Postales ” a budding group of postcard , stamp and letter collector . The group aim to promote the hobby by joining lifestyle and hobby related bazaars within Metro Manila.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/philatelyph

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different kinds of Philippine made postcards for sale

I was able to buy some Philippine vintage reproduction of famous landmarks  like Binondo Church, San Agustin Church, Puerta de Parian, Fort Santiago , San Miguel Beer Brewery  postcards printed by Bookmark,   the Filipino Store sometime in the mid 1990’s . Most of the postcards on sale were the last remaining stocks held by the group.

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doodle postcard done by Ms. Julie Flores

I was mesmerized by the personalized doodle postcards made by Ms. Julie Flores! I knew that she is into arts and crafts too!

For orders and inquiry : 0917- 880 6148 Ms. Julie Flores

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Pinawa ice cream made from brown rice  with different flavors

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ice cream made from brown rice

Brown Rice

The Brown Rice campaign aims to revive brown or “unpolished” rice back to the regular diet of the Filipino.

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guests enjoying the ice cream

Contact: 0916-577-1689 , 0927-846-4607

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrowBrownRice?hc_location=stream

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cute finger puppets being sold at Php 50 each !

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cute children showing their finger puppet they bought at the fair

This time , with the help of other tenants, advocate groups and bloggers. The aim of today’s project is to raise some needed cash, relief goods to the victims of the recent earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda ( Haiyan – International name)  .

ReliefPH

Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism, Inc.
Banco de Oro
Loyola Heights Berkeley Residences Branch
Savings Account No. 003570047800
Swift no. BNORPHMM

Facebook: Yogi Fair: https://www.facebook.com/YogiFair

National Historical Commision of the Philippines unvelies the state of the art Katipunan museum

Museo ng Katipunan, San Juan City , Metro Manila – Philippines

ceremonial openingPhoto courtesy : of Red Root Artists Cooperative

Executive-Director Ludovico Badoy, NHCP President, Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez, Vice-Mayor Francis Zamora and Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez led the re-enactment of the tearing of the cedulas (community tax certificate  or personal tax certificate)

The Museo ng Katipunan or Katipunan Museum located in San Juan City formally opened its doors on Tuesday morning. It was built to showcase the contributions of the members of the Kataastaasang Kagalang-galang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng bayan (KKK). The group was founded in 1892 as a movement against the Spaniards.

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Museo ng Katipunan

The Museum was built at a former Spanish depot site called “El Deposito”, and features relics of weapons, dioramas, amulets used by the Katipuneros. It also houses some notable pieces of art from Pancho Piano.

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Photo courtesy : of Red Root Artists Cooperative

Special guests of honor Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Mayor Guia Gomez and Vice Mayor Francis Zamora together with relatives of the Katipuneros

So why San Juan and not Intramuros, Manila?  National Historical Commission of the Philippines’   Executive-Director Ludovico Badoy said  the Katipuneros organized their first raid at the Spanish weapons and ammo dump located in San Juan.

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Katipunan heroes gallery on display

Atty. Gregorio Bonifacio, a fourth generation blood relative of the Katipunan founder, said the museum is a fitting memorial for the KKK.

This is a new museum entirely devoted to Bonifacio and the Katipunan, with interactive displays and original Katipunan artifacts. The museum will also present, for the first time, an initial list of members of the Katipunan and others who supported its cause, numbering more than 2,500. The names were obtained from archival sources.

The museum also has an e-learning room where students from grades 5-7 will take online interactive lessons about Bonifacio and the Katipunan—the first in the country—produced by the NHCP. Classes will start at 9 a.m. and every hour a different batch of students will use the room.

National Historical Commission of the Philippines: http://nhcp.gov.ph/locations/kkk-musuem/

San Juan City : http://www.sanjuancity.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=235&Itemid=223

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