Mid-Year Marked Down Sale at the 19th MegaBrands in SM Megamall

Shoppers, Moms , Dads, Students, Yuppies  and Bargain Hunters would be very happy to know that MTC Event Management  is bringing back famous brands .

With this, old friends reunite while welcoming new ones while others start anew on new schools, universities or even work places. This marks another school year while marking the mid year with another well anticipated sale event through the 19th Megabrands Mid -Year Markdown Sale.

practically people from various ages can take advantage of the three-day event that showcases over 70 known brands, both local and international. 

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Oakley, Reebok, Reef, Sperry, Keds, Levis & Dockers, Elle, Carlton, Wenger, Skechers, and many more!

Shoppers from around the metropolis and nearby areas will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and other specialty items.


RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of Metro Creative Themes Inc for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months. Special giveaways and freebies for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event.

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events. For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market.

This event is organized by Metro Creative Themes Inc. in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!, World Vision, Sun Cellular.

Date : June 30-July 2, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2 & 3, 5th level, SM Megamall. From 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Admission is Free and all major credit cards are accepted. For more information about the event, call Metro Creative Themes at 239-3807 or 399-2935.

You may also follow MTC through Facebook Fanpage, Twitter and Instagram: @mcteventsmngmnt for more updates in this event.

For more information, inquiries or reservations, please contact Mr. Jonathan Roxas or Mr. Emer Dela Cruz at telephone numbers 507-5647 / 987-8714 or thru its email address – mctevents@gmail.com.


Filipino Artists Shine at Art Mod Fair

Filipino artists shine at the first art mod fair at the Sm Megatrade Hall 2 in Mandaluyong City . There were over 100 Filipino artists involve in the fair.

organizers and exhibits of the fair

ART MÖD Fair aims to build up the world of Philippine modern art by opening its doors to a wider audience, engaging more Filipinos from all walks in life to appreciate and experience visual art in its various forms.

group photo

Ms. Elane  Jose Bobadilla exhibit and company

a short press conference was held by the organizers of the art fair, among the invited organizers and exhibits are Mr. Joe Datuin, Migz Salazar, Boysie Villavicencio.

Don Mikel Fumar –

Don Mikel Fumar is an illustrator of artsy postcard. He had about half a dozen postcards which he sells at Php 50.00

Eidee Co

Eidee Co started painting when she was 3 years-old .

Angono Artists Association

Ang Buhay at Hugis sa Paete 

The group brought paper machie products, wall decor , carved statues and paintings.

Boysie Villavicencio 

Grupo Sining Angono 

Blanco family 

Ronnie Lim

Mr. Joe Datuin exhibit

I have known Mr. Jose Datuin artistic works from his wife Ms. Imelda Datuin , She would tell stories about his husband art works.

Bahay Sining

Guiller’s Antiques and Collectibles 

doodle art participants 

There are also art workshop

June 9 – Painting Portraits with Majenta Ocampo
June 10 – Basic Calligraphy with Arlene Javier
June 11 – Watercolor Florals with Carla Chua


The fair and show will run until this sunday ( June 11, 2017 ) . Entrance fee is Php 100

Flip Out- Global Pinoy Cuisine Challenge at the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

SM MegaMall Trade Hall 1,2,3 Mandaluyong City-Philippines

entrance to the trade fair

 The exhibition site  covers 3,878 square meters of food stuff presented by more than 200 local exhibitors from the country’s 16 regions.

Organized by the   Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI), PhilHealthBureau of Domestic Trade  focuses on pili nuts, seafood , herbal products, organic products, local delicacies , coffee and a whole of of interesting regional products.

gasul’s coin gas tank

Petron Gasul – One of the country’s popular gas tank manufacturer , aside from selling gas tanks for business and home use, their booth are also selling gas coin tank for Php 300 each .  They are one of the major sponsors of the Flip-Out Cooking Challenge.  Petron also gave an interesting FREE public lecture about the safety tips.

Petron: http://www.petron.com/web/

Philippine Postal Corporation booth

PHLPost had a booth inside the trade fair and gave away interesting booklet of the 2014 first quarter issues . Aside from the regular stamps, postal money order, courier services , bayad center that they offer.

PHLPost booklet of stamp issuance for 2014

  PHLPost are planning to sell thru their online portal different Philippine products ! It promises something BIG for expats , foreigners , balikbayans and OFWs which which can purchase these products on-line. They also gave away some leaflets and  stamp booklet program for 2014.

Website:  https://www.phlpost.gov.ph/

Naval Suman Maker’s Association

Naval Suman products are from Naval,  Biliran  province . The association was assisted by DTI . Their suman tasted different from the ones that are available in Metro Manila.  Aside from suman, they also sell different native handbags

Contact : ( 053) 500-93-62 , 500-93-63

Mobile: (0926-55-49142)

pili products

Another region that has a big potential in the export market are pili nuts from Bicol region.

Owen-Sophia Food Delicacies

Owen -Sophia House of Delicacies – specializes in different native food delicacies like sapin-sapin, nilupak ( cassava ) ,  rice pinipig cakes, biko cakes, snack pack , ube-halaya, pichi-pichi . Their store is just located within Tagaytay City .

Contact : Mr. Oscar -(0919-6824099) (0925-5000915 ) (0916-6851985)

taro chips

Enriquita’s Food Company  specializes in taro chips, cocoa tablea

Pines Brownies and Delicacies

The company is well-known for their brownies , choco crinkles , cashew tarts , merengue , food for the gods , revel bar

Address: #160 Jose Abad Santos,  Siran, Guagua , Pampanga

Contact : #(045) 434-05-69

Mobile (0918-923-6113)

cashew tarts and crinkles

Contact Person : Ms. Betty Serrano

Mobile ( 0919-883-34-80)

Address: Quezon City  – # 50 Mabituan Street , Maambong , Quezon City

Contact : # (02) 261-25-89

                 (02) 415-1461

Zamango Company Products

Contact Person: Ms. Winneie Rose B. Adoremos

Sinabacan , Candelaria , Zambales

(094994888-55 /0919-98055653)

mango leather

Mango leather is a by-product of mango pulp. They are produce from the province of Zambales.

carrot pastillas

Gracias Food Company

mango rolls, mango with pineapple , mango with tamarind , mango with dalandan rolls

The company is also known for their mango rolls which had 4 distinct flavors. The company tag line ” All Natural , All Healthy All Graces

Contact : Ms. Arlyn Rombaoa -sales manager

Mobile (+63) 927-886-9573

Landline : +632-975-1624

Email: arlyn.rombaoa@mail.com

Address: 189 San Antonio Avenue, San Antonio Valley 1 , Parañaque City

Good Earth Farms and Foods

The company specializes in herbal plants, organically grown  salted duck eggs ( itlog na maalat)

Contact Person :Ms. Rowena Follosco-Sotero

Telefax (045) 9821591 / 605-0090

Mobile # 0917-278-9237

Chino’s  Meat Products

2nd Level , Robinsons MallLimketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City

3rd Level Centrio Mall -Cagayan de Oro City

Website: http://www.chinosdeli.com/

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

Contact (088) 852-1151

Mobile : 0922-846-1201 / 0917-7197242


Delimondo Deli Products is known for its premium corned beef that was popularized in the weekend markets of Salcedo Village and Ayala Alabang. A brainchild of Ms. Katrina Ponce-Enrile, Delimondo promises only to deliver the best and highest quality meats and products to the market.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Delimondo

Flip Out -Global Filipino Cusine cook-off challenge

The great cooking challenge was organized by Petron Gasul  in partnership with Philhealth and brought to the public by Fujidenso, Delimondo, King Sue products, Aquabest ,Whirlpool , Bega , PAM, Snack Pack , BergHoff among others….

finalists from different universities  and culinary schools together with the panel of judges

All the finalists were given gift packs from the sponsors of the event.

Mr. John Luke Zamora

Mr. John Luke Zamora is the grand prize winner of the cooking challenge . Aside from the bragging rights and gift packages from the sponsors of the event. He will be feature on a two -page feature issue of COOK Magazineand  Free subscription for 1-year . Cook Magazine is  one of the print media partners of the event.

Aside for the great cook -off  challenge, a lucky visitor won a gasul gas range courtesy of Petron Gasul which was drawn during the event.

Unlike other food fairs , Sikat Pinoy does not charge any entrance fees.  The trade fair will run from March 26 to March 30!

Cook Magazine: http://cook.net.ph/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pages/COOK-Magazine-Connecting-Foodies/122030241184917

Top 10 Philippine Toy Convention 2013 Attractions

SM Mega Trade Hall 1,2,3 – SM Megamall , Mandaluyong City -Philippines

long line of crowd at the entrance of Toy Convention 2013

Toy conventions plays a huge part of the Philippine pop culture . There are  things that happen at conventions such as announcements, promo items only available at the convention , product samplings , toy exhibits,  celebrities, raffle, freebies and parties, just to name a few.

 Philippine Toy Convention 2013 limited edition baller

Philippine toy convention is the highlight of the year – In fact this event is labeled as one of the most attended toy convention in this part of Southeast Asia ! , If you know where to go and what to look for. Take a look at some of the top things to see and do at the 12th annual Philippine Toy Convention.

Philippine toy collectors during the open forum

1.) Toy Collectors and their Exhibits

One of the reasons to visit toy convention is to see fellow toy collectors and their collections.  In a public forum hosted by the organizers of the convention.  Toy fanciers shared their knowledge about their toys and how they started to built their collection.

King of Philippine Comedy -Dolphy and King of Philippine Movie – Fernando Poe Jr. life sized bust

While  some collectors  started their own collection from the”  gifts ”  given to them by their parents , relatives, friends or god parents .  I met some  toy collectors who are third or fourth generation of collectors .  Their collection are mostly built-up from the collection of their father  , grandfather  or even great grand father.

hoards of people looking for toys and other stuffs

2.) Toy Sale

Buying rare and limited collectible toy series can be the highlight of any person visiting a toy convention . I have seen a lot of rare toy collectibles at the toy convention but i had to limit my purchase  .

Nao –  The first humanoid robot  in the Philippines

 NAO is an autonomous, programmable, humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, that with its over 1500 units distributed worldwide is the world’s most used humanoid robot. The toy was launched in 2011 and was formally introduced to the Philippine market last year .

Spin Go motorcycles

Traders and Dealers  will definitely  source them from different parts of the world .  From vintage tin soldiers, to hot-wheels die cast toy cars, to limited Juan dela Cruz merchandize items , Life-sized action figures  , custom made life sized statutes  and a whole lot more stuffs.

Ariga Toys Collectibles

Agriga Toys  was created by 3 guys who appreciate Japanese Culture, whether it be anime, the figures, and the like!

Contact Person : Mr. Gladwin Tan

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Arigatoys

You can source them in the toy convention . Not to mention building your own network of  contacts, new circle of friends and people with the same passion over their collection and other collectible stuffs.   Get shopping!

Mr. Ramon Berris  member of various stamp clubs and collecting  societies

While roaming around the convention site, I was amaze to see some fellow collectors also buying some stuffs.

3.) COMIC Book characters becomes ALIVE ! – There are always fun products that go with comic books. Action figures, movies, toys, statues and just about anything you can think of, and some stuff you haven’t, will be at comic book conventions. This is a great way to find some one of a kind items that will be perfect for your collection.

spider man cosplayer

4.) FREEBIES !  a visit to the annual toy convention will surprise anyone. Freebies items from soft drink , oreo cookies , candies ,  magazines, posters , complimentary tickets, environmental -bags, toys , t-shirts , button pins, key chains,  children’s vitamin  to a whole lot more !

Coca-Cola Philippines gave away thousands of 300 ml. coke in plastic bottles  during the convention

Free ball pen courtesy of Revoltech -Philippines

Beng- Beng Chocolate Bar

Beng-Beng chocolate exhibit gave away some samples of their chocolate bars

Oreo cookie mascot together with the PR head

Oreo Philippines gave several packs of oreo cookies to the children and participants of the Toy Convention 2013. Aside from the freebies , The oreo mascot provided a photo opportunity for the people in the convention area.

4.) Convention Limited Collectibles Item –  I have been following the  Toy Convention for more than a decade .  Everyone loves to have something that no one else can get, and at conventions this is almost always the case.

limited  Philippine toy convention collectible items for sale

Many publishers, toy-makers, and the convention itself will offer things that you can only find at the convention. It might be  a limited edition foil cover comic, a toy or action figure, button pins, t-shirts , mugs  or a piece of art. These tend to go fast, so remember the tag line ” Supplies are available while they last ” .

5.) Contests , Games and Raffles – Buying an entrance ticket during the toy convention not only entitles participants entry to the galleries but also on- the spot raffles  , forum,  games, concerts  during the convention.

 Superman poster limited edition winner

6.) Cosplay– Cosplay dressing up is a lot of fun, and the attention that goes along with that is even better. If you have a great costume, chances are that you will be mobbed by people asking to take their pictures with you. It is almost like you are a part of the convention, delighting convention goers with your beautiful cos-playing skills .

Philippine Cosplay Princess  Ms. Aloida Gosiengfiao

Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao is a cos-player, artist, model, blogger, performer, pianist, commercial artist , product endorser ,  figure collector and BJD enthusiast residing in the Philippines. She had a booth in the toy convention where fans can take pictures and autographs 

E-Boy  cos-player

E-Boy is a television fantasy sci-fi drama , The story revolves around a child robot who was given human characteristics that led him to a journey where he will learn what being human is all about. The series was aired by ABS-CBN channel 2 from January 30 2012 to April 13, 2012.

2 teenage mutant ninja turtles

Most conventions also hold a costume contest, which has some great prizes associated with it. There’s nothing like being cheered by hundreds of other comic and anime  fans for having that award winning costume.

 Super Mario cos-player

Mr. Prince Poi is a Super Mario cos-player , a Flow artist and a Fire Dancer

He joined the toy convention just for fun and to meet fellow cos-player.

Contact : (0915-2936931)

Robin and Penguin

Hero Channel , is partnering with the local organizers of the toy convention – the winner of the event will represent the country in the World Cosplay finals in Japan.

7.) Other Collectible Items– Other collectible items ranging from Coke, vintage items such as vinyl records, movie posters , car plates , coins , watches, army dog tags , banknotes , key-chains , stickers , fancy hats,   K -Pop and J-Pop merchandise also make their way to the toy convention. Sometimes  hard to find items can be bought  by visitors .

Coca-Cola collectible items like mugs, toys, school supplies, clock etc…

movie posters, car plates

Philippine Dog Tags

This stall exhibited some authentic Dog Tags from the Vietnam War , They have their store in SM North EDSA , SM Fairview and SM Megamall.

Contact: (0917-821-8247)

old vinyl record for sale

K-POP and J-Pop merchandise

8). Meet and Greet Comic Artists and Authors – Meet and greet comic book illustrators , budding young artists and have a chance to see how comic characters are created.  The organizers of Toy Convention and Komikon had a special partnership which allows comic book illustrators , authors and publishers to participate in the convention.

Mr. Freely Abrigo ( comic artist)

comic book artists and illustrators

9.) Celebrities 

You can meet  actors and actresses from your favorite films and television  shows, and even the big names of today making appearances, signing autographs, and posing for pictures.

Mike ” Pekto ” Nacua a television celebrity together with admiring fans


television interview

The Philippine Toy Convention is the place to spot big name stars . The celebrities and media PR’s are starting to get that these conventions are a great way to get the word out about their films or latest works .  Aside from celebrities , television stations have an extensive coverage of the event. Not to mention photo journalists, bloggers and social media people .

10. ) Unique Products and New Releases

PR practitioners , marketing executives and product brand specialists would always troop to toy convention . This is the target audience that should receive the most attention when you market a new product.

Consumers of this age, gender and social and economic background will be most receptive to the new idea and will, most likely, buy your product.

educational toys

local distributor of Nao robots and other educational toys

 Toy Convention 2013 organizers

Note: I would like to ” Thank” all the board member of the Toy Convention 2013 organizers and Mr. Azrael Coladilla .

long lines

Tip:  Since 2012 , The toy convention organizers had  tie-ups with SM ticket https://www.smtickets.com/marketing/index_v2 counters where visitors can buy their tickets several weeks before the actual event. This will minimized the long lines which stretches up to the second floor of SM Mega mall.

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/307844446015602/

Toy Convention 2013 update

 Toycon 2013   will be having its launching event. This is the Philippines biggest convention for toy collectors, enthusiasts, cos-players, anime fanatics, comic collectors , die-cast toy cars , figurines , life- sized cartoon characters, toy exhibits , live  toy auctions, raffles and games ! With at least 10,000 to 20,000 people attending the 3-day event  from  June 14-16, 2013 in Megatrade Halls 1-3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City – Metro Manila

BLAST-OFF! The ToyCon 2013 Launching Event
May 25, 2013, Saturday
The Plaza, Newport Mall
Resorts World Manila, Pasay City


Featuring toys and collectibles display, Cosplay, Toycon Presscon, MYMP performance and Ms. Alodia Gosengfiao meet and greet. Toy Convention 2013 is presented by Collectibles Unlimited and partner SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall 

For media coverages pls email the organizers :  toyconph@gmail.com

Website: http://www.toyconph.com/


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