18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX 2019

The 13th edition of  International Food Exposition or ( IFEX-Philippines 2019) from May 24 to 26, 2019 at the iconic World Trade Center along Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Avenue) in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

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Hundred of local and international companies are located within the exposition site.

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There are also buffet station which are located within the exposition site. There is also several talks, cooking demonstration and business matching activities.

18 Must Visit Booths at IFEX-Philippines 2019

free taste of mushroom chicharon and drinks

18.) Province of Quezon booth offers different products from homemade nuts to lambanog and pastries.

17.) Heneleban Farm of Northern Mindanao – Federation of dairy farmers.

16.) CDO Food Corporation – Several well known canned food items like Highland corned beef, Ulam burger, San Marino canned tuna, beef patties, tocino, hotdog, Danes cheese among others.

pita bread with angus corn beef

15.) Century Pacific Food– With several well-known canned food products like bagoong, sardines and coconut based products. The booth also offers some free sampling of their dishes prepared by local celebrity chefs.

14.) Universal Canning Inc. – The company specializes on Masters sardines and other well-known canned foods in the market.

13.) Merzi Bread and Pastries – Specializes on traditional biscuits. They are open for resellers and ideal for coffee, bakeshop or pasalubong centers.

Company:  MC & Sons Food Products, Inc. – Merzi Bread ad Pastries

Address; Hervias Village II, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Telephone: (034)435-4444/(034)707-4444 local 140

Mobile : +63-917-7196544

Website:merzci.com.ph

12.) W.L. Foods – The company is best known for their corn snacks, biscuits, candies, powdered juice and instant coffee mixes.

The commercial stalls sells a lot of affordable snack packs which only cost Php 50 per pack.

11.) San Miguel Food Corporation– The booth is one of the biggest at the exposition site. Aside from the canned goods, biscuits, ice cream, margarine, milk products and beverages.

canned beefs, meat loafs were neatly arranged

10. Mama Sitas – is a legacy that spans five generations of fine Filipino cooking. Teresita “Mama Sita” Reyes, the woman who inspired the pioneering line of Filipino sauces and spice mixes, had a vision to bring Philippine flavors to the world.

Mama Sita’s booth

The company is known for their spices mix, condiments and popular Filipino recipe books are for sale at their booth.

9.) Philippine Confectionery , Biscuit and Snack Association – Several well known brands in the market are members of this association.

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8. ) Mega Sardines – Their booth is known for their sardines, corn kernels and mushroom in cans. They also have promo packs with freebies.
 

7.) Momilo Mio and products from Rizal province -Original cheese pie since 1985 they are from the town of Rizal province.

6.)  Dean & Deluca organic coconut juice. The natural coconut juice in attractive packaging is also best partner after a workout, attending yoga classes or brisk walking.

5. ) East West Seed Corporation– Beautiful booth the new flowering varieties of vincas, marigold, petunias, vegetables are displayed.

Department of Agriculture -Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

4.) Department of Agriculture – The government had several booth which promotes small, medium and regional products.

fresh vegetables for sale

Philippine cacao

Philippine Cacao by Great Women Project – Different kinds of Philippine cacao are process at are sold in the local and international market.

3.) Charito’s Delight – Products from Samar province which offers Hopia de Pili, Corioso among others

2.) Tentay Food and Sauces– The company was founded in 1949, Ruperta D. Javier, an enterprising housewife concocted a fish sauce (patis) and fish paste (bagoong) from the fish hauls in the part of Navotas. Aware of the delicious taste of her sauces and proud of it, she simply named both “Tentay” which was how she was popularly called.
1.) Jeverps Manufacturing Company– The company is known for their condiments and other products .

IFEX Philippines 2019  is organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Mission (CITEM), the export promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and co-presented by the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development (MSMED) Council, the Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Philippine Exporters Confederation Inc (PhilExport).

There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 100.00 at the IFEX Philippines 2019.

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12 Galleries to Visit at WorldBex 2019 SMX

WorldBex 2019 is not just for industry practitioners, students, engineers, architecture and business opportunities. The exposition is also a haven for those art lovers, heritage advocates and a whole of of information are express thru numerous galleries.

12 Galleries to Visit at SMX Convention Center

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12.) Camel Philippines – See the company’s latest product.

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11.) Hurricane Industrial Energy– The company had large industrial fans which can be installed in factory, buildings and churches.

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10.) BAAD Studio – The consultancy specializes on professional architectural design consultancy, space planning, architectural interiors, master planning .

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9.)Feliix Lighting and Office Equipment – Their booth is located at Booth S6006-S6015, 2nd level of SMX Convention Center. Feliix used to have commercial stall at Alabang Town Center few years ago.

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8.) Ergo Homes – stylish and chic home and office furniture. Ergo homes have an outlet in SM MOA

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7.) Ilaw atbp.– Eye catching exhibit and bumble bee robot will greet visitors. The booth is located  at S8004, S8005, S8013, S8014 SMX Convention Center.

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bumblee bee transformer cosplay greets visitors at the booth

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6.) Bobi Toys Gallery – People will notice that the wooden toys that the company had manufactured over the years. They have never go out of fashion despite the arrival of  plastic and more popular toys.

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5.) China Gallery – There are dozens of manufacturing companies from People’s Republic of China selling different kind of products , services and items.

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4.) Projecto 2019 – Architectural design competition by students from different colleges and universities like Mapua Institute of Technology, TIP among others.

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3. ) Architectural Firm Gallery– Different projects and design concept by some of the leading architectural firms of the country.

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2.) City of Tomorrow – Features countless of futuristic design concept.

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Mañosa Beyond Architecture exhibit

1.) Architect Francisco ‘BobbyMañosa (February 12, 1931 – February 20, 2019) exhibit . Showcases dozens of important architectural structures, models, photos and timeline.

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timeline

His works spanning over 60 years like famous LRT line 1 station, Sulo Hotel, San Miguel Corporation, Coconut Palace, Our Lady of EDSA shrine, Mañosa Residence, Ateneo Professional Schools,Elsie Gatches Village, (Philippine pavilion ) at the Seville 1992 Exposition in Spain among others.

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original plan for Our Lady of EDSA Shrine

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WorldBex 2019 is until March 17, 2019 .There is a FREE shuttle service, which ply the World Trade Center and SMX Convention Center.

 

15 Interactive Booths at Worldbex 2019

The 24th edition of the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX 2019) had open few hours ago in two locations. World Trade Center at past 10:00 am and SMX Convention Center past 11:00 am

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Worldbex2019 at World Trade Center, Pasay City

Intent on championing sustainability and innovation as the benchmark of excellence, this year’s WORLDBEX aims to forge “A World Built Bolder”.

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World Trade Center, Pasay City

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Atty. Lloyd Christopher Lao – HLURB CEO ( one of the guests of honor)
This is one of the regions biggest architecture, construction and industry leaders which showcase a newer, better and bolder installment open to the general public.

15 Interactive Booths at WorldBex 2019, WTC area

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Banda Kawayan -provided entertainment to guests and vips

There are 33,000-square meter exhibition space of World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center, Pasay City combined area.
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imposing and colorful booths will greet visitors at the site
There are 600 local and international exhibitors are expected to participate at the show with over 1,500 booths along with various embassies, non government organizations and reputable associations present at the expo.
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15.) KYK Tools– Had an interesting display and items like power tools, garden tools and home tools.
Contact : (02) 241-8410 / (02) 242-2037 for inquiry.
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selected tools for sale at KYK booth are discounted from 50% to 70% during the expo
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14.) Leads Environmental Health– These includes termite, bedbug and devices to ward off insects and pest.
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Mexican embassy
13.) Embassy of Mexico – The booth had interesting video presentation, promoting the country’s beautiful tourist spots and handouts.
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Roto booth
12.) Roto is a German company which manufacture state of the art windows and door. Their imposing  structure is a sight to behold upon entrance at the main lobby of the WTC. Roto  also offers inking security, energy management and convenience with each other.
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Choose Malaysia booths
11.) Malaysian booths- There are dozens of different Malaysian companies which are located at the north side of the World Trade Center.
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10.) Davies Paint had an imposing booth with very colorful artistic sculpture. They also use several paint colors at the flooring of their booth.
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9.) CleanTech Innovations– Offers several DIY information and The company is also involve in several environmental advocacies.
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push and lock contest
8.) Wilcon DEPOT– The booth had several promos and contests which allows participants and visitors to win some special prizes.
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7.) GRM Biowood Interiors– One of the imposing structure at the WorldBex 2019.
The company offers environmentally process extruded between plantation forest wood and others is additives and plastic.
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6.) Akari– Another imposing structure with neon colored lights. The company also offers a limited time discounts and a 5-day SALE on their best-selling products at Akari and Nxled items at up to 70% off from March 13 to 17, 2019.
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5.) Puyat Group of Companies– There are a lot of interesting products and product launching at the Puyat group of companies.
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4.) Indian Booths– Indian companies are also making their presence felt at the expo. These includes ceramics, steel and construction supplies from the country.
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3.) Boysen Paints– The company had 4 panels and collaborated with 4 artists, The public is given up to 5 minutes to paint the murals that these artists had created.  Participants use paints that the company had provided.
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partipants paints the mural
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2.) HD HomeLift Solutions by Aritco– This booth had an interesting showcase of their powerlift, ideal for homes and even building. The technology is from Sweden and try to visit them at the North Wing Side- 109, N 110 of the World Trade Center.  One can try their power lift.
Address : 3rd floor, 129 Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City
+63 2-219-7927 / +63 956-235-9290
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friendly sales staff to greet visitors
1.) Ymaz Builders– One can visit the booth and check their different project sites and properties for sale in Metro Manila.
Try to visit the online website and pre-register. WorldBex 2019 is until March 17, 2019.
Full disclosure: The author was part of the online media who got an invite from the organizers and regularly covers WORLDBEX event.

Launching of Philippine Presidential Cars on Stamp

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) had a successful stamp unveiling ceremony held at the stage area of Historycon 2018 within World Trade Center, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City.

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Phlpost postmaster general Joel Otarra is one of the special guests at the opening of Historycon 2018

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Mr. Kim Atienza of Matanglawin of ABS-CBN channel 2 ( photo courtesy of Pilipinas Philately )

The unveiling ceremonies was part of the extensive stamp exhibits by PHLPOST in partnership with stamp collectors.

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stamp unveiling ceremony

Presidential cars featured on stamp

General Emilio Aguinaldo’s 1924 Packard Single-6 Touring. Aguinaldo’s car was made by Packard Motor Company founded by brothers, James and William Packard with their business partner George Lewis Weiss. The American company started building automobiles in 1899. President Aguinaldo owned the Packard vehicle during his retirement in Cavite.

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2 set stamp sheetlets featured  8 presidential cars 

These include Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon who rode a 1937 Airflow Custom Imperial, model CW limousine as his official car.

During the Japanese invasion, from 1943-1945, President Jose P. Laurel rode a Packard Custom Super Eight: One Eighty Limousine on his presidential sorties. President Elpidio Quirino rides a 1953 Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine while President Ramon Magsaysay used a classic 1955.

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first day cover

Other modern era cars were also showcased in commemorative stamps ridden by Presidents’ Ferdinand E. Marcos (1980 Lincoln Continental Mark VI Signature Series), Corazon C. Aquino (Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL),Fidel V. Ramos (Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Guard), Joseph Ejercito Estrada (Mercedes-Benz S600) and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (Mercedes-Benz S600 Limousine V140).

The stamps and first day cover is available at the Historycon 2018 ( Pilipinas Philately and PHLPOST booth ) at the World Trade Center and Manila Central Post Office.

PHLPOST issues limited Historycon 2018 First Day Cover

Philippine Postal Corporation ( PHLPOST ) will be issuing a limited Historycon 2018 first day cover with special stamp featuring automobiles ( Presidential cars)  that were used by Philippine Presidents.

The stamp launching will be held at the World Trade Center on August 10, 2018 and will also coincide with ” National History Month ” this coming August.

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Historycon 2018 first day cover with cancellation marks and stamp featuring Presidential car used by Emilio Aguinaldo

 Historycon Manila 2017 attracted over 70,000 attendees from all walks of life.

For for information about program schedules and  ticket reservation , Please visit: https://smtickets.com