The Philippine Bonsai Society will stage National Bonsai Exhibition & Competition 2014 from May 23 to June 1, 2014. This will be at the People’s Village ! & 2, Tiendesitas, Pasig City.
Special guests during the opening include Dr. Thomas S. Elias of the United States, Budi Sulistyo of Indonesia, Yen Tzu-Ching and Tang Chin-Feng of Taiwan.
Aside from the bonsai exhibits, other features include bonsai lectures and demonstrations; basic and advance bonsai workshops; plants and garden bazaar; and Suiseki (stone appreciation) competition and critique session.
The Philippine Bonsai Society is headed by Roberto Gopiao, a hobbyist with a lot of prize-winning bonsai in his collection. Actively supporting him is Mrs. Fely S. Gupit, another bonsai hobbyist and president of the Natural Stone Society of the Philippines.