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1 1 st wow ORGANIC FESTIVAL April 18-20, 2008 AANI Herbal Garden & Livelihood Center Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City We believe in the fundamental effects that an organic and an environmentalist lifestyle can have on us. From personal health to a healthier planet, we invite you to learn more about what going organic and concern for the environment can mean to you. Trade Fair*Exhibits* Symposiums*Talks Food Demo*Freebies*Entertainment* Trivias*Film Showings CERTIFIED ORGANIC CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED HUMANE NATURAL ALL EVENTS ARE FREE ENTRY TO THE PUBLIC! For inquiries, please call (02) / look for Desiree T. Segovia, Event Manager, HERBS Company A joint project of the AGRI-AQUA NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (AANI) and the ORGANIC CENTER & TRAINING INSTITUTION in cooperation with ORGANIC PRODUCERS & TRADERS ASSOCIATION (OPTA), ORGANIC CERTIFICATION CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (OCCP) SBSB FOUNDATION – OFW CENTER & BALIKATAN PEOPLE’S ALLIANCE – YOUTH SECTOR In support of the EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, we bring you the

2 PRESS RELEASE 1ST WOW! ORGANIC FESTIVAL in support of the Earth Day Celebration Desiree T. Segovia, Health & wellness, herbal, eco-friendly, go organic, going back to basics ---these are our concerns and advocacies toward a holistic lifestyle for every Filipino. We also believe that there's no other way to sustainability and healthier solutions but to go organic and that organic farming is the solution to global warming. Happening this summer at the Herbal Garden and Livelihood Center of the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City is the the 1st Wow! Organic Festival which aims to EDUCATE Filipinos on what is organic and to MAINSTREAM organic products/goods thru trade fairs, exhibits, cooking demos, film showings, trivia contests and entertainment. In addition, there will be talks on organic lifestyle, organic herbs, organic aquaculture and agriculture, role of bio-tech in organic farming, marketing of organic produce and a symposium on the organic certification process. The highlight of the symposium is the “Organic Program Road Map” to be discussed by the Department of Agriculture. The festival is in support of the worldwide celebration of Earth Day. Earth Day events will highlight a science forum on the Global Warming Phenomenon, Philippine Water Crisis, Threat and Responses to Environmental Degradation by Dr. Roger Birasol of the Earth Savers Movement and a presentation of How to Ensure Political Will to Make Organic Agriculture A Primary Climate Change Adaptation National Strategy by Partido Kalikasan. In addition, Dr. Antonio Mateo, will explain an innovative Rainwater Harvesting System as our best option to the impending water crisis while Green Peace will give a workshop on Sustainable Living and Climate Change. Zero Waste: Recycling and Composting Plans will be presented by Dr. Metodio Palaypay of the National Solid Waste Management Center. An actual demo in Works of Art using Recycled Materials for children and adults will be performed by the multi-awarded eco-artist Ms. Zheena May Lorilla. Entertainment like an infotainment disco and musical concert from 6 to 11pm to entice the youth sector are considered as well. The Agri-Aqua Network International, Inc. (AANI) and the Organic Center and Training Institute in cooperation with Organic Producers and Traders Association (OPTA), Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) and the SBSB Foundation – OFW Center invites the general public to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more on going organic as well as critical environmental issues from April 18 to 20 as the event is free entry to the public. Encouraged to also attend are farmers, growers and traders groups, consumer alliances, environmentalists, celebrities, health and wellness groups. and/or individuals who have concerns/queries on anything about organic and the ecology. Part of the proceeds of this event will fund the information and educational campaigns of the AANI Herbal Garden Health and Wellness Movement. For queries, please call AANI (02) or and look for Desiree Segovia.

3 In support of the EARTH DAY CELEBRATION, we bring you the 1st WOW! ORGANIC FESTIVAL there's no other way to sustainability and healthier solutions! Organic Farming, our solution to Global Warming! (a joint project of AANI, Inc. and The Organic Center & Training Institute in cooperation with Organic Producers and Traders Association (OPTA), Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP), SBSB Foundation – OFW Center & the Balikatan People’s Alliance – Youth Sector April 18 – 20, 2008 AANI Herbal Garden and Livelihood Center Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Dedicated to Filipinos. Aims to educate Filipinos on the organic question: “Where did it come from? And the climate change brought about by the global warming phenomenon. Filipinos should get into the passion for natural healthy living, come face to face with organic businesses and other organizations that are working hard to train, inspect, certify and monitor anything organic. Be inspired with information on environmental issues and going organic because it improves our health, and the health of our farm eco-system. Trade Fair, Bazaar, Exhibits & Demos of a wide variety of exhibitors offering everything from organically certified, fairly traded, humane, natural and green products/goods. Talks, Symposiums & Entertainment from people with an interest in fair trade projects, ecological sustainable programs, lifestyle, herbs, arts and music. Partner Institutions, along with environmental groups, organic farmers, growers and traders groups, various cooperatives. The organizers have invited the Department of Agriculture, Chamber of Herbal Industries in the Philippines, Inc., DENR, DOST, Philippine Agency on Fisheries, Quezon City Government, Quezon City Parks Development Foundation, AANI Herbal Garden Health and Wellness Movement, Friends of AANI, ISDE (International Society for Doctors of Environment), Union of Concerned Society, Academe (UP, Ateneo, La Salle, Miriam, UST, etc.) Green Peace, EarthSavers Movement, celebrities, artists and many others.

4 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES Day 1, April 18, Friday 8am Opening Ceremonies Welcome Remarks by Atty. Charito Planas, President & Vice Chair, QCPDF and Mrs. Lolita Amores, Administrator, Quezon Memorial Circle Opening Remarks by Zac Sarian, AANI Chairman and Agriculture Editor, Manila Bulletin Overview of the 1st Wow! Organic Festival by Engr. Pol Rubia, AANI VP- Operations Messages of Support from Ms. Mara Pardo de Tavera, President OPTA and Mr. Jerry Pacturan, Board Chair OCCP Introduction to the Guest Speaker by Pabs Villegas, OPTA Inspirational Message from Sen. Manuel Villar, Senate President Overview of the festival designs by Prof. Robin Gamboa, Concept Designer Opening of Trade Fair & Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies to be led by Sen. Villar, Atty. Planas, AANI BOD, members of OCCP, OPTA & POA, exhibitors and guests Program Host: Dr. Raffy Barrozo, Philippine Organic Alliance (POA) 10 am Cooking with Herbs Demo by Chef Bert Clemeña, Culinary School, College of St. Benilde 1-2pm Role of Bio-Technology in Organic Farming by Dr. Ida Dalmacio, UPLB and Ms. Alice Ilaga, BioTech Division, Department of Agriculture 2-3pm Organic Protocols in Aquaculture by Dr. Bong Tayamen and Mr. Gil Adora, BFAR 3-4pm Organic Agriculture by Dir. Vince Tejada, Department of Agriculture 4-5:30pm An Innovative Rainwater Harvesting System: Our Best Option to the Impending Water Crisis by Dr. Antonio Mateo, Ph. D. President, Amelos Innovations, Inc. 5:30-6pm Sponsors / Exhibitors Time Day 3, April 20, Sunday 8-8:30am Organic Lifestyle by Dr. Raffy Barrozo 8:30-9:30am Works of Art using Recycled Materials by Zheena May Lorilla 9:30-10:30am Organic and Natural Herbs by “Mr. Herbs” Arnold Pesit 10:30 – 12:00nn How to Ensure Political Will to Make Organic Agriculture A Primary Climate Change Adaptation National Strategy by Partido Kalikasan 12:30-1pm MIYO PHILS 1-1:30pm WELCH Sponsored Personality Enhancement & Wellness Talk entitled “Innovative Mind & Body” by Zara Jane Juan 1:30 – 2pm LOVEMOON “Anion” Therapeutical Eco-Friendly Product by WINALITE Company 2-6pm EARTH DAY FORUM with Opening Remarks from Sen. Loren Legarda and Mayor Sonny Belmonte of Quezon City, with special appearance of the Miss Earth Candidates. Organized by the EarthSavers Movement, Union of Concerned Society and SBSB Foundation, Inc. – OFW Center. Topics: The Global Warming Phenomenon by Atty. Gia S. Ibay Philippine Water Crisis Eminent in Year 2025 by Dr. Ric Javelosa Threats & Responses to Environmental Degradation by Dr. Roger Birasol, EarthSavers Movement Budget Advocacy Focus 6-11pm Kabataan para sa Kalikasan at Kalusugan, a Youth for Organic Concert featuring live bands & celebrities advocating for organic and environmental protection organized by the Youth Sector of Balikatan People’s Alliance.

5 ALL EVENTS ARE FREE ENTRY TO THE PUBLIC! For inquiries, please call (02) / Look for Desiree Segovia, Event Manager, 1st Wow! Organic Festival The 1st Wow! Organic Festival is a special event organized by HERBS (Holistic Events and Relations Business Services) to benefit the education programs of the AANI Herbal Garden Health and Wellness Movement


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