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PIFGEX 2009: 2nd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Garden Expo, World Trade Center
For lovers of Philippine flora and fauna, gardening and landscaping enthusiast and those just looking for a photo opportunity next week.
What: 2nd Philippine International Flora and Fauna Garden Expo Where: World Trade Center, Pasay City. When: July 16 to 19, 2009
What to expect:
garden, plant and animal display, landscape exhibits, retail, pets etc
PIFGEX 2009 Schedule of Activities include:
Zoobic Safari Animal Show July 17 11am and 3pm and July 18 at 11am and 4pm
Flower arrangement competition by the Flower Club Philippines
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will give a talk different flora and fauna in 14 regions of the country.
Filipinas Stamp Collectors' Club exhibition on rare, endemic, endangered and extinct flora and fauna on stamps.
Philippine Orchid Society the country's oldest plant and orchid association landscape exhibit of rare, endemic and new Philippine hybrids of cattleya.
Klub Natur a photo exhibit of nature.
Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines landscape exhibit of various rare, unusual and bizarre forms of these plants.
Filipino Inventor Society showcase various proudly Philippine made invention.
World Flower Council will have a flower competition
There's a 2 day paid conference on July 17 and 18 will highlight the event.
Department of education Culture and Sports endorse the PIFGEX through department order No. 154, s. 2009.
How to get to World Trade Center Manila, Pasay City:
driving directions: from Makati, just drive towards Roxas Boulevard via Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue. Cross Roxas Boulevard where you'll see WTC Manila at the corner of Macapagal Avenue. Lots of parking space within WTC compound.
How to commute to World Trade Center Manila:
From LRT Buendia Station, ride the jeepneys/multicab going to SM Mall of Asia. They will pass by in front of World Trade Center.
For details and other inquiries, call telephone number 584-5321 or email ice.incorporated @yahoo.com.ph or visit the official PIFGEX 2009 website here No information yet on conference fees and entrance fee to the event venue.
(it's kinda weird why ICE, the events organizer didn't post the information on their website. things that should've been there in the first place. Minus pogi points for them)