DEADLINE OF ENTRIES: 5:00 PM, FEBRUARY 8, 2012
REGULAR CLASS (6 months and over)
|PCCI Registered:||Php3,000.00 per dog|
|FOREIGN Registered:||US$150.00 per dog|
BABY PUPPY (3 to under 6 months)
|PCCI Registered:||Php750.00 per dog|
|FOREIGN Registered:||US$40.00 per dog|
20% discount for exhibitors with five (5) or more entries Entry fees per dog are good for six (6) shows PCCI will assist exhibitors with accommodations and import and export permits from the Bureau of Animal Industry.Register Now
Nationals from countries who are travelling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding twenty-one (21) days, provided they hold valid return tickets to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.
Upon arrival, visitors are allowed to bring in duty free personal belongings - two cartons of cigarettes or two tins of pipe tobacco and up to one liter of alcohol. Baggage inspection may be done at the airport∈s customs gate prior to check out.
For international travel, an Airport Users∈ Charge of Php750.00 is collected upon departure from the Philippines. For domestic travel within the Philippines, the Passenger Terminal Fee is Php200.00. Collection booths are situated at the entrances to the pre-departure hall. A Php1,620 travel tax is also required to be paid to the Tourism Promotion Board. In some cases, the travel tax is already included in the airfare.
Currency Regulations It is illegal for any incoming or outgoing passenger to bring in or out Philippine Pesos in excess of Php10,000.00 without prior authority from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines). Any violation of this rule may lead to its seizure and civil penalties and/or criminal prosecution. (BSP Circular 98-1995)
The transportation of foreign currency or monetary instruments is legal. However, carrying of foreign currency in excess of US$10,000.00 or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must be declared to a Customs Officer or the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Violation of this rule may lead to seizure and sanctions, fines and/or penalties.
For more information about the Bureau of Customs Passengers Guidelines, visit www.customs.gov.ph/bustravel.php.
Baggage and Item Restrictions
Commercial airlines operating in the Philippines strictly enforce baggage size and weight limitations, and travelers should familiarize themselves with their airline weight and carry-on restrictions prior to traveling in order to avoid incurring extra fees or encountering complications.
All liquids such as gels, perfumes and hand sanitizers must be placed inside checked-in luggage. This will ensure a smooth journey through passenger security screening areas. Please access this link for additional information: http://126.96.36.199/miaa/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=417&Itemid=89.
Upon arrival at the airport, visitors must inform the inspecting Customs Officer of his or her intention and reasons for visit or stay in the Philippines. In some cases, a visitor may be required to accomplish a re-exportation commitment form secured by a cash bond deposit equal to the ascertained duty and tax on the article, refundable upon your departure with the article, for which a corresponding Official Receipt will be issued. For more information on this matter, please visit www.customs.gov.ph.
NO QUARANTINE. Customs/Bureau of Animal Industry charge for dogs coming in as excess/accompanied baggage at a rate of Php250.00 (around US$5.70) per dog. Exhibitors need to present the import permit(s). Please provide us with a scanned copy of the Certified Pedigree and Registration Certificate of your dog, the Vaccination Record and the schedule of your arrival and departure.
New World Manila Hotel
The event will kick off at New World Manila Hotel in Makati City which is located at the center of the Philippine’s main business district. For information on hotel services, visit www.manila.newworldhotels.com.
SMX Convention Center
The Philippines’ largest convention facility, the SMX Convention Center hosts international exhibitions, trade events, and social functions. It is located beside SM Mall of Asia, also the largest shopping and recreational center in the Philippines. For more information, visit www.smxconventioncenter.com.
Copacabana Apartment Hotel
264 Edsa, Pasay City, Philippines
Tel: +632 851 8888
Fax: +632 852 4344
Exhibitors and delegates who will stay in this hotel will enjoy easy access to the airport, the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, the Manila Ocean Park, and the Philippine's century old heritage sites such as Luneta Park and Intramuros. Visit www.copasuites.com/copacabana for details.
The hotel will allow dogs inside the room with a fee of Php1,000.00 (around US$23.00 per dog), good for seven (7) days.
1 Bedroom Suite
1 Bedroom Suite Superior
All event venues have a clinic with qualified medical professionals. Basic medical services will be provided at no cost for guests who require medical attention. Charges for medicines as well as any subsequent treatment provided by hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, ambulances, or other medical providers must be paid directly by the delegate to the service providers. Please note that the clinics will not be equipped to treat serious or chronic medical conditions.
Hospitals near the event venues are:
Makati Medical Center - Makati City
No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village
Makati City, Philippines 1229
San Juan De Dios Hospital - Pasay City
2772 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
For pet services, the following pet clinics are located near the venue:
Unit 106, Ground Floor South Parking Bldg., Marinara Way
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
Unit 116, Ground Floor South Parking Bldg., Marinara Way
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
Dogs and the City
Level 1, Entertainment Mall, Ocean Drive
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, Philippines, 1300
As a tropical destination, the Philippines is visited by most tourists from January to May. November to February is cool, March to May is hot and dry while June to October is rainy, with the months between July and September characterized by typhoons. Average temperature is 78 degrees F/25 degrees C. Some parts of the country such as Cebu and Davao, are warm and comfortable in all seasons and can be visited throughout the year.
For the latest weather information, visit the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) website: www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph or call PAGASA 24-hour hotline +63 2 433 8526.
The Philippines observes coordinated universal time (UTC), formerly known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 8 all year round (UMT + 8).
Filipino and English are the two official languages in the Philippines. Filipino, which is based on Tagalog, is the national language. English is also widely used and is the medium of instruction in higher education. Eight (8) major dialects spoken by majority of the Filipinos: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense.
Tipping hotel staff is acceptable. Restaurants normally charge 10% service charge. Tips for taxi drivers come from the rounded-up fare.
Electricity and Water Supply
220 volts a/c is the common standard. 110 volts a/c is also used, especially in major hotels.
Bottled purified water, spring water, or mineral water is often supplied by hotels and resorts, and sold in all grocery stores and drugstores. Most hotels provide two (2) complimentary bottles to guests.
Anti-Smoking Law and Drug Use
The Philippine government enforces the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 (Republic Act 9211) that prohibits individulas from carrying any lighted tobacco product in public vehicles, schools, health centers, elevators, cinemas, malls and in places where fire hazards are present. Smoking is also banned in recreational facilities for minors. Fines imposed on violators of this section range from Php500 to Php10,000.
The use or selling of illegal drugs are viewed seriously in the Philippines. It is an offense to manufacture, traffic, import, export, cultivate or possess any form of illegal drugs. Severe penalties apply to drug abusers and traffickers.
Manila offers different modes of transportation. The Light Rail Transit (LRT1) runs from North to Eastern/Central Metro Manila. Fare starts at Php15.00. Lead coach is only for women, senior citizens, children and disabled persons. Metro Rail Transit (MRT/LRT3) goes through the main Metro Manila thoroughfare EDSA. Fare starts at Php10.00 for the first three stations.
Taxis provide comfortable, hassle-free travel at a reasonable cost. They can be flagged down 24 hours a day on most roads, but are best taken at hotels or malls with well-marked taxi-stands. They can ply from Manila to any point in Luzon. Taxis are metered with a flag-down rate of Php40.00 and Php3.50 for every succeeding 250 meters; maximum of four passengers.
A national symbol, jeepneys bring passengers through strategic points and major thoroughfares. Minimum fare is Php8.00 for the first 4 kilometers (kms) and 50c per succeeding kilometer. Buses are also available. Non air-conditioned buses cost Php9.00 for the first 4 kms and Php1.85 per succeeding km. Air-conditioned buses cost Php11.00 for the first 4 kms and Php2.20 per succeeding km.
Landline and Wireless Services
Mobile phone international roaming is available in the Philippines. Participants are encouraged to check with their wireless service provider regarding call rates and charges while roaming.
Visitors in the Philippines can direct dial to anywhere in the world. Public phones are available in the meeting venue, malls and other public places. Payment is Php2.00 for a local call, and Php8.00 to dial a local cellphone number.
Major operators are the following:
Local Hotline Numbers are:
For other emergency numbers, please refer to a phone directory available in the hotel venue.
It is also advised for participants to bring with them the telephone number and the address of their respective embassy or consulate office.
Currency and Credit Cards
The currency in the Philippines is the Peso (Php) and the Centavo. 100 centavos = Php1. Coin denominations are 1, 5, 10, and 25 centavos, Php1, Php5 and Php10. Bill denominations are Php20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000
Foreign currency may be exchanged at your hotel, and in most of the large department stores, banks, and authorized money changing shops near the meeting venue.
Major credit cards accepted are American Express, Visa and MasterCard. Traveller’s checks preferably American Express are accepted at hotels and large department stores. Personal checks drawn on foreign banks are generally not accepted.
The exchange rate as of January 2, 2012 is approximately Php43:US$1.