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.

Revisiting Arki’s Tambayan

Scuala Street, San Miguel, Bulacan province

Our group arrived at Arki’s Tambayan at around past 8:00am. There was not much traffic along NLEX and major roads since it was a national holiday ( June 12 ) Independence Day . Our group was met by Ms. Kat Garcia proprietor of the place.

Ms. Febe Sevilla together with Ms. Kat Garcia

 breakfast buffet meal which consists of fried rice, egg , skinless longganisa , fried galungong na tinapa, mustasa and a choice of coffee and chocolate

fried tinapang galunggong fish

group photo at Arki’s Tambayan -courtesy of Ms. Kat Garcia

Our group enjoyed the hearty breakfast buffet at the restaurant and after about an hour or so , we decided to leave the place .

Here is a visit to the restaurant few months ago :

Address: 0034 Scuala Street ,San Juan , San Miguel , Bulacan

Operation: 10:00am to 9:00pm everyday

Contact : 0917 800 9270/09358891003  for bookings and reservations

Landline: (044) 327 0388

 They have an active Facebook Page : Arki’s Tambayan

Related link : Arki’s Tambayan

 

A Visit to San Miguel Arcangel Church in San Miguel , Bulacan

De Leon St., Barangay. Poblacion,San Miguel, Bulacan province

San Miguel Archangel Church facade

Lakad Pamana with the partnership of Arki’s Tambayan, local government of San Miguel , Bulacan ,  Clarita Water , Sweet Bulakenya products , Mr. Rolly Reyes, Ms. Aida Yamaguchi of Banal na Bundok , San Miguel residents Mr. Pat Fajardo,  Mr. Lorenzo Buencamino had organized a cultural , heritage and industry tour of San Miguel , Bulacan to commemorate the 118th anniversary of independence day . 

San Miguel Archangel Church and convent

Travel time from Quezon City to San Miguel had become much faster compared several years ago, When we would endure 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours just to visit the famed municipality .We left Trinoma area past 6:30am and arrived around past 8:00am at Arki’s Tambayan before we toured the church.

interior of the church

This is due to many factors, road are cemented and less traffic due to the public holidays. There is also an ongoing road construction ( viaduct ) which connects the town of San Miguel to Balagtas exit , making travel time even much faster .

San Miguel

fountain

There are old narra trees and fountains within the church premises.

historical timeline

History:

It is believed that the town of San Miguel was initially established as a town under the province of Pampanga.  The parish of San Miguel de Mayumo was founded years before 1607 as a visita of Candaba .It was  declared an independent parish in 1725. However, some records tell that the parish of San Miguel was later annexed to Gapan , Nueva Ecija in 1726 as a visita. It was also recorded that San Miguel de Mayumo was once annexed to Macabebe, Pampanga also as a visita in 1763.

names of the parishioners who donated money for the restoration and rehabilitation of the church.

Augustinian Friars:

>1742 Reverend Father Agustin Galeeran-Ministro
>1744 Reverend Father Francisco Alvarez
>1750 Reverend Father Miguel Arias
>1751 Reverend Father Jose Vega Sirvio
>1756 Reverend Father Agustin Alejandro Dominguez
>1759 Reverend Father Juan de Oro
>1769 Reverend Father Gabriel Homar
>1773 Reverend Father Francisco Gonzales
>1839-1840 Reverend Father D. Mariano Buencamino
>1842-1843 Reverend Father D. Anselmo Fajardo
>1847-1849 Reverend Father Antonio de la Fuente
>1850-1863 Reverend Father Juan Manuel Tombo
>1864 Reverend Father Benito Perez
>1866-1870 Reverend Father Eugenio Ortiz
>1875-1879 Reverend Father Francisco Arriola
>1879-1886 Reverend Father Alejandro Hernandez
>1890-1891 Reverend Father Antonio de Piernavida
>1893 Reverend Father Pablo Alvarez
>1894-1898 Reverend Father Joaquin Garcia
>1897 Reverend Father Agapito Pena

Filipino Parish Priests:

>June 15, 1898—1922 Reverend Father Ildefonso Carranza
>July 4, 1923—1931 Reverend Father Deogracias R. Javier
>January 1931— – – – – Ilmo. Monsignor Marcelino Fajardo, P.C.
>August 5, 1931—1936 Reverend Father Arsenio Nicdao
>June 14, 1936—1948 Ilmo. Father Honorio Resurreccion, D.P.
>March 15, 1948—1951 Reverend Father Francisco Domingo
>April 15, 1951—1955 Ilmo. Monsignor Arsenio Reyes, P.C.
>May 10, 1955—1957 Ilmo. Monsignor Pedro L. Abad, P.C.
>May 10, 1957—1968 Ilmo. Monsignor Jose B. Aguinaldo, A.D.
>June 1968—1985 Rt. Rdo. Monsignor Jose M. Salas, D.P.
>June 20, 1985—1987 Reverend Father Paulo Dimagiba
>November 4, 1987—1988 Reverend Father Marcelo Sanchez
>September 5, 1988 Rt. Reverend Monsignor Jaime S. Garcia
>Reverend Father Francisco J. Vistan
>Reverend Father Javier B. Joaquin
>Reverend Father Virgilio M. Cruz

Saint Micheal of Archangel statue

Architecture:

The church, with its predominantly Baroque features, has a two-level façade and a curved pediment surmounted by the rectangular belfry with a bulbous dome .

The façade is primarily adorned by the paired pilasters  and multi-edged cornices dividing the front into several sections.

retablo

The dome was partly destroyed during the second world war and was restored few years later. the main retablo still boast of beaten silver works , candelabra ( candle holder ) and statue of Saint Micheal of Archangel .

The group also toured the church yard and was led to the niches of the prominent families of the place that was buried.

Dr. Maximo Sison Viola and his wife Juana Roura de Viola

Dr. Maximo Sison Viola (1857–1933) was a propagandist, writer, revolutionary leader and doctor from San Miguel, Bulacan.

He is known as the best friend and confidant of Dr. Jose Rizal  in Europe. They work together, they visited museums, art gallery, restaurants and stayed in hotels to work there in Europe. He led a fight against the Spaniards with his two brothers and stayed at Biak-na-Bato. . He also financed the publication of  Noli Me Tangere , the first 2000 copies of the novel in 1887. He studied medicine in University of Santo Tomas and in 1882 he went to Spain to continue his studies. He finished his course in the year 1886.

The group saw Mr. Freddie Goyena – proprietor of Goyena Special Chicharon within the church courtyard.

After a short tour of the church and courtyard , The group went to the municipal building and several ancestral houses .

References:

Bulacan Government : http://www.bulacan.gov.ph/generalinfo/hero.php?id=33

NHCP : http://nhcp.gov.ph/dr-maximo-s-viola-the-man-who-first-read-the-noli-me-tangere/

https://smdmkatkkk.wordpress.com/category/saint-michael-the-archangel-parish/

Mr. Lorenzo Buencamino

Breakfast Buffet Experience At Arki’s Tambayan in San Miguel

Scuala Street, San Miguel , Bulacan province -Philippines

Our group arrived at Arki’s Tambayan within San Miguel , Bulacan province at around past 8:00 am after over 2 hours of land travel from Quezon City last April 9 ( saturday ) . There was not much traffic along NLEX and major roads since it was a national holiday Specialties of the restaurants includes Inihaw ( grilled foods) , Lugaw ( rice porridge ) Soup ( particularly: beef marrow soup) .

Arki’s Tambayan

We rode Nissan Urvan Nv 350– A van ( car had a sitting capacity of 18 ) but we opt not to overload the van- There were 14 of us there sitting comfortably .

 Mrs. Kat and Mr. Ervin Garcia

While waiting for Van-B also a Nissan Urvan Nv 350 model – We were greeted by Mr. Ervin and Mrs. Kat Garcia , the proprietors of the restaurant . our group took the chance of taking some photos . Some of the participants also took time to talked  with the proprietors before the second van came.

briefing of participants

The restaurant had a sitting capacity of 40 to 45 customers at any given time, We liked the ambiance , the menu board written from colored chalks ,wooden chairs, well-lighted dining area and high ceiling .

menu board

breakfast buffet

breakfast buffet

Our breakfast buffet menu includes regional specialties like  Garlic Rice, Plain Rice Tinapa na Galungong , Tuyo (  deep fried dried fish ) Ginisang Kamatis with Egg , Fried Egg , Pork Tocino, Saba Banana, Kamote , Grilled Talong ( Eggplant)  – Drink – Coffee – Hot Chocolate and Fresh Pasteurized Carabao’s Milk.

 deep fried dried fish

The group particularly liked every menu , special mention to the pork tocino , ginisang kamatis with egg,  deep fried dried fish ,  fried rice ala Arki’s Tambayan and the fresh carabao’s milk.

group photo with thumb’s up sign ( photo courtsey of Mr. Ervin Garcia of Arki’s Tambayan)

We would give our thumb’s up to the restaurant. It is clean, chic, stylish plus hospitable staffs and great ambiance !  The restaurant is a favorite hang-out place for the students and people of San Miguel . They are also open to catering on special occasion.

The restaurant is also known for their smoothies or milk shakes cost Php 50-60 depending on size, milk tea cost between Php 35-80 depending on size and add-ons and they have great food.

We rate this restaurant at 9.00 out of the maximum 10 points .

Address: 0034 Scuala Street ,San Juan , San Miguel , Bulacan

Operation: 10:00am to 9:00pm everyday

Contact : 0917 800 9270/09358891003  for bookings and reservations

Landline: (044) 327 0388

 They have an active Facebook Page : Arki’s Tambayan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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