July 18, 2009
Villa-Real residence, Quezon City
8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
1. For October 9 (Friday), it was suggested that the early
morning dedication ceremony at the Balanga Nature and Wetland
Park be moved to the morning of October 10, Saturday pending
approval of Balanga LGU. The festival committee thinks it
might be very taxing for the volunteers to wake up early and
preside over a whole day of festivities.
2. Sponsorship Committee – Felix Servita
Genesis Transport, through Festival vice-chair Rudy de Mesa,
has signed up as a sponsor by providing transport needs of
the delegates from Manila-Balanga-Manila and within Bataan
Paid ads: Val Toral – full page
Tina and Wency Mallari – front inside cover
Sponsorship Committee will follow-up on other pledges. Announcement
will be made after pledges have been paid.
3. Souvenir Program Committee – Trinket Canlas and Adrian
The festival souvenir program features articles about birds
and birdwatching in the festival site including a 2-page spread
featuring birds found in the province. It also features WBCP
activities and other highlight stories.
The cost for printing a souvenir program with 4-page color
spread is P 212.00/pc.
We plan to print P 500 copies, for which the total cost is
P 106,000.00. Last year, we were able to solicit P 150,000.00
and hope to match last year’s amount.
The collection this year has been very low with amount received
including pledges totaling only P37,000.00 with barely 3 months
to go. WBCP members will be asked to support this worthy project.
4. Exhibitors Committee – Mark Villa and Cel Tungol
Confirmed: WWF-Philippines, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Katala
Foundation, Isla Biodiversity and Conservation
Pending: Birdwatch Palawan, Cebu Biodiversity and Conservation
Foundation, Cebu Ornithological Society, DOT Region 3, Candaba
Confirmed: Wild Bird Society of Taipei, Chinese Wild Bird
Federation, Nature Society Singapore, Wild Bird Society of
Japan, Hong Kong Birdwatching Society
Pending: Malaysia Nature Society, Bird Conservation Society
of Thailand, Korea Wild Bird Society, Delhi Birds, Chengdu
Birdwatching Society, Xiamen Birdwatching Society, etc.
Declinations: Asian Raptor and Research Conservation Network,
Nature Photographic Society (Singapore), Borneo Bird Club
There are 26 tents available. Twelve tents have already been
reserved for the above organizations including sponsors.
5. Venue and Exhibit Committee – Chary Dino, Jon Villasper,
& Arnel Telesforo
Arnel will design the poster, and booth tarp. Hi-res logos
of new participating orgs ie WBSJ, HKBWS will be forwarded
to him by Mark and Cel.
Columbia has offered to print festival t-shirt. Arnel to forward
t-shirt design to Dino de Leon of Columbia.
Arnel will also draft design for Genesis Transport. The design
is given to Genesis free-of-charge and will be coursed through
Rudy de Mesa.
Jon Villasper will submit designs for 12 birds to be used
for tarps, stickers and coloring sheets.
Committee members to set a date to visit Balanga and coordinate
with vice-chair Rudy de Mesa regarding additional venue lighting,
sound system and video requirements.
6. Programs Committee – Anna Gonzales & Alice Villa-Real
Proposed 30-minute lecture per session only. For high school
and grades 4-6, Alice Villa-Real will conduct a 15-minute
birdwatching basics lecture and Lala Espanola will conduct
a 15-minute lecture on migratory birds. For grades 1-3, Alice
Villa-Real to conduct 15-minute lecture on birdwatching and
WWF-Philippines will conduct a 15-minute lecture on marine
7. Logistics Committee – Ixi Mapua
Rich Pijuan, Jon Villasper and Mark Villa have signed up to
join this committee that will look into transport needs and
accommodation needs of the delegates.
Vice-chair Rudy de Mesa has sent price quotation for Crown
Royale Hotel and Hillside Hotel. Our priority booking is at
Crown Royale as it is right beside the festival venue.
The committee suggested blocking off all 32 de luxe rooms
of the Crown Royale Hotel for the festival dates.