Pet City Exposition 2014

Activity Area , Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City – Philippines

 poster of the event

Pet City in cooperation with Bonifacio Global City , Taguig City government , Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( DENR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources ( BFAR), CARA Welfare , People for the  Ethical Treatment of Animal ( PETA ), Hikari, Air Mac, AZOO, Mr. Aqua, OTTO, GEX, UP, Marfield , PrettyMan among others. The opening ceremony  started at around past 1:00pm but the exposition area was opened to the public at around past 11:00am .


The site is easily accessible via a short walk from Market !Market ! , 1 jeepney ride from McKinley road or Bonifacio Global City  bus .

L-R Mr. Eric Tiu , Mr. Joselito Campos , Mr. Tom Barr and Dr. Boniface Lan led the ribbon cutting ceremony

Pet City is considered as one of the major suppliers of pet supplies ,  aquarium filters and set-ups in Metro Manila.  The exposition will last until May 4, 2014 , The event is OPEN to the public and free public lecture will be held on May 2, 3 and 4, 2014 .

L-R Mr. Eric Tiu, Mr. Joselito Campos , Dr. Boniface Lan, Mr. Hansel Sy and Ms. Kristy Huang

 There will be scheduled talk about aquarium set-ups,  guppy talk, hamster talk  . Since the seats are limited , pre-registration is a MUST to attend the lectures.

Guppy Club of the Philippines

Bonifacio High-street exposition area  was divided into several sections, lecture area -covered area, small mammals, pet bird section, betta exhibition and competition, planted aquarium exhibition and display .

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos enjoying the company of  the Mollucan cookatoo

Mr. Joselito ” Butch ” Campos is an avid lover of plants and animals. He is one of the special guests of honor during the opening day.

Mollucan cookatoo is also called Salmon-crested Cockatoo  from Indonesia

guinea pig

planted tank with nipa hut ( bahay kuo inspired accessories) and a carabao to complete a Philippine rural scene. There are 21 planted tanks on display and entered into a competition .

visitors at the exposition

There were hundreds of local as well as foreigners who went to the opening . Some even brought their immediate family and friends.

Koinoburi add color to the hot summer day

Koinoburi meaning “carp streamer” in Japanese, are carp -shaped wind socks  traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku.

Asian Betta Alliance exhibition and competition

There were about 1,000 betta fishes ( Siamese Fighting Fish ) entered by the club members for the competition.

fancy chicken breeds on display

PETA booth

Peta Philippines gave away interesting stickers , leaftlets , flyers and a petition form for the eventual release of ” Mali ” an Asian elephant  being held captive in Manila zoo for more than 35 years.

Compassion And Responsibility for Animals ( CARA )booth

L-R Mr. Earl Andrew A. Aguirre, Ms. Pamela Luber, Ms. Alcea Aira De Jesus and Ms. Laura Legaspi

The show will run until May 4, 2014 , Don’t forget to bring the entire family, friends to the show!!!!! IT IS FREE with no entrance fees

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The First Pet and Toy Fair in the Philippines 2014

4th Floor , The Jackman Plaza, Muñoz , Quezon City

poster of the event

This is the fourth time that the organizers had put -up an event . The theme” Be There When Two Worlds Collide ” shows that pet and toys fair can co-exist.


They had previous shows held at the Liwasang Bonifacio last year . There are several hundred of  fish hobbyists, pet fanciers , spider enthusiasts, exotic breed from different parts of the globe .

L-R Mr. Aeron Baldovino, Mr. Mick  Usshigajibaleshuvanihpodragd, and Mr. Gian Carlos -Aquino

Circle of Hamster Owners of the Philippines

The fair opened at around past 10:00am

Asian Betta Alliance

T-shirts and stickers for sale

Mr. Jemo Gonzalez

He started breeding Betta ( Siamese Fighting Fish) for over a year now . He had a short talk about ” Betta Keeping 101 and Betta Breeding ” during the fair.

Contact : 0917-83272-60

Hedgehogs for Sale

 The most common pet species of hedgehog are hybrids of the white-bellied hedgehog or four -toed hedgehog  (Atelerix albiventris) and the North African hedgehogs  (A. algirus). Other species kept as pets are the long -eared hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus) and the  Indian long -eared hedgehog  (H. collaris).

Hedgehogs used to be expensive in the pet market , However in recent years when there are more pet enthusiasts and breeders  that started breeding and importing them from HongKong , United States and Europe . The prices significantly went down.

Halloween Hissers (Elliptorhina javanica)

This colorful species is a must-have for any enthusiast. The adult males and females come in two forms; red-pronotum (pictured) and black pronotum. The nymphs start off a faded black color and grow through a series of intriguing color changes, eventually becoming light yellow, orange, and black striped. It is presumed that this cockroach species came from neighboring Indonesia.

Ms. Lorelie Pascual and Mr. Ron Aviary

Ms. Loreli Pascual is a pet hobbyist and breeds sugar gliders , irds and hedgehogs


Mr. MJ Robles

He is a reptile enthusiast

Contact : 0948-5803929

For just Php 100 , a visitor can win a lot of exciting pets like tarantulas, lizards ,insects and  t-shirts

Note: The organizers are planning are bigger venue  for the future shows.

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