49th Int’l Bazaar: Shop Global, Help Local


SHOPPERS will have the chance to shop for unique and authentic products from various countries at the International Bazaar which be held is held yearly.

This is one of the biggest and most diverse holiday bazaar organized by the International Bazaar Foundation Inc., (IBF), Ladies of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Spouses of Heads of Mission (SHOM) and members of the diplomatic and consular corps.

Around 35 embassies and 6 consulates will showcase the best of their local goods. Over 100 booths will also sell pinoy products.

Proceeds of the one-day event will be donated to the IBF, which will then use them for various projects such as scholarship grants to deserving students from indigent families, financial support for the elderly, abused and abandoned children, as well as victims of calamities.

Apart from the International Bazaar’s array of goods, guests will also get a chance to win a Hyundai Eon carcourtesy of HARI Foundation, Inc. (Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.) through its president and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo andInternational Bazaar Foundation Inc.as the grand raffle prize.There will also be airline tickets, kitchen appliances, hotel weekend packages and many more interesting prizes when you buy a raffle ticket at Php 200.00.

Shoppers and their families can also get a chance to have a “taste of the world” because there will be different food tables at the food court that will sell authentic dishes from various countries.

IBF is headed by its Chairperson Gretchen V. del Rosario, wife of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario, together with Sylvia J. Farolan-President, Bambina Buenaventura-Vice President, Rose B. Villamor-Secretary, Alice T. Guerrero-Treasurer, Nora C. Salazar – Executive Director, Margarita Tambunting, Marion Coscolluela, Fe Cabactulan, Consul General FortuneA. Ledesma -Members of the Board of Trustees.

Spouses of the Heads of Mission (SHOM) officers are: Mme. Agnes Roscigno (Italy) – President;Mme. Lizia Lu (Israel) – Vice President; Mme. Fehmina Mona Safdar (Pakistan) – Treasurer; Mme. Masita Ahmad (Malaysia) – Assistant Treasurer; Mme. ZikiRalte (India) – Membership Coordinator; Mme. Toni Patchett (Chile) – Charity Coordinator and Mme. SilleSvenkerudFørner (Norway) – Communications.

Set on November 29, 2015 at the PICC Forums I,II and III CCP Complex, Pasay City, the bazaar is open to shoppers from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Entrance tickets are available at Php 100.00 and raffle tickets at Php 200.00 in Tesoro’s outlets at Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City and Mabini St., Ermita Manila and at 6th Floor Special Projects Unit, 2330 Department of Foreign Affairs Building, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City.

For inquiries please call IBF Secretariat at Tel. No. 833-1320.


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