Inspired by the successes of the past international bazaars, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the International Bazaar Foundation, Inc. (IBF), in cooperation with the Spouses of Heads of Mission (SHOM) and the diplomatic and consular corps in the Philippines, take pride in bringing to the public once again the 46th International Bazaar 2012.
Headed by IBF Chairperson Gretchen V. del Rosario, wife of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario, the event, with the theme “Shop Global, Help Local,” will be held on November 18, Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forums I, II and III at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex in Pasay City.
As part of its commitment to environmentally conscious and responsible shopping, the 46th International Bazaar goes “green” again and will therefore use only reusable and eco-friendly shopping bags instead of plastic ones.
HARI Foundation, Inc. (Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.) is supporting this year’s bazaar and will give away its latest model, Hyundai Accent 1.4 L GL M/T, as the grand raffle prize at the bazaar.
The bazaar will showcase goods and food and various products, many of them especially flown from the respective countries of the members of the diplomatic and consular community.
A diplomatic endeavor between the spouse of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and SHOM, proceeds of the bazaar are used to finance projects that are geared to help those who are in need and IBF’s and SHOM’s charitable foundations and institutions, which include Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-Angat at Pag-Asa (AGAPP), Bahay Maria Center, Community and Family Services International Inc. (CFSI), Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc., Philippine General Hospital, Kabalikat sa Kaunlaran ng mga Ayta,Inc. (Kakai), Dar Amanah Children’s Village Foundation, Inc.; San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly and CRIBS, among others.
Raffle and entrance tickets are sold at 100 pesos each.
Tickets are available at the IBF Office, 6th floor of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Main Building, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, telephone number (632) 833-1320, fax number (632) 834-3907, and at DFA satellite passport offices at Robinson’s Galleria, SM Megamall and SM Manila. Tickets may also be purchased at Tesoro’s outlets on Arnaiz Avenue in Makati and Ermita.
For inquiries and ticket orders, IBF may also be e-mailed at [email protected] Interested individuals may also visit IBF’s website at www.ibf.org.ph.