2017 SIKAT PINOY NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

 

 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

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Like in Vietnam, When in Alabang

 

 I wasn’t that familiar with Vietnamese cuisine (I’m more into Thai, Korean and Japanese), until I grabbed the opportunity to have “A Taste of Vietnam” at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Cafe 8 restaurant. The hotel invited media personalities and bloggers last March 10, the very first day of this Vietnamese dining showcase led by three Vietnam-based guest chefs Nguyen Thi Khanh Ngan, Tran Kim Hoang Trong, and Vo Van Chien. Savour Vietnamese dishes as we bring you three chefs taking over Cafe 8 and serve you authentic dishes on March 10 -18. Call 863-2222 for reservations. #CrimsonFilinvestCity #TasteofVietnam #CrimsonHotel […]

UREKA MEGA MANILA FORUM

UREKA Mega Manila Forum at the SM Megamall

 

 Is it time for blogs to be ‘business ready for the future?’ This may spark a lot of arguments and debates whether blogs should be business-ready and be registered as business entity. This million-dollar question occur to us during our attendance at the UREKA Mega Manila Forum which was held last February 25 in Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall. UREKA Mega Manila is UnionBank of the Phllippines and its partners e-commerce forum to encourage MSMEs to transform their brick-and-mortar business into brick-and-click models into the digital space. As we go around the exhibit we stumbled into the booths of Department of Trade […]

GLOBE PRISM DIGITAL LITERACY PROGRAM

Globe launches PRISM, a digital literacy program and education solutions

 

 PRISM is an interactive showcase of digital projects powered by Globe Telecom to help Filipino educators from private high schools, particularly those teaching the new Media and Information Literacy (MIL) subject in Senior High School, to become proficient in technology-enabled instruction and content development. 1,ooo private schoolteachers from all over the country participated in a three-week digital literacy program, which includes a two-day immersive boot camp, blended project-based learning, and personal coaching. There will one boot camp each in Metro Manila, Naga City, Pampanga, Cebu City,a nd Cagayan de Oro City, running from January to June this year. “The Filipino education […]

21ST PHILIPPINE HOT AIR BALLOON FEST

21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Rumors has it that the 21st Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will going to be the last. It’s basically weird if it’s true for the organizers to suddenly stop this annual festival when it is one of the most awaited happenings in Clark, Pampanga every year. If you ask us, we don’t believe that it’s going to be the last. From what we understand, they’re just relocating the venue where the fly-ins  should be held for safety purposes. For the past two years that we’ve covered the PIHABF, the venue was always at the Clark Airfield inside the Clark […]

DECLARATION OF FIRST PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC MALOLOS

This is the ‘forgotten’ history of the First Philippine Republic

 

 In school, we were taught of the Declaration of Philippine Independence as it happened on June 12, 1898 in Kawit, Cavite. It was diligently remembered and has been declared a national holiday. Good for us. Because that day reminded us how, we Filipinos, fought for our freedom and independence from the colonial rule of Spain. But what about January 23, 1899? How many of us remember what significant event happened during this date? The province of Bulacan, particularly in the city of Malolos remembers because that date was the day the Malolos Constitution declared the Filipino-led government – otherwise known as the […]

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

16 Topics that went viral on social media 2016

 

 Pokemon Go Everyone went berserk and crazy online as soon as Niantic’s Pokemon Go was released in the Philippines shore. Almost every 80s and 90s boys and girls were eager and have patiently waited for the announcement of this mobile game. The hype went to awesomeness. Strangely, the clamor has died down before 2016 ended its reign. Coldplay Philippines’ Concert When a Coldplay in Manila fan-made poster was posted online a few years back, it drew a lot of high hopes wishing for this popular band to make its first-ever concert in the Philippines. The wait was finally over when […]

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Everything you need to know about the new and improved PHLPost Postal ID FAQs

 

 The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) is pleased to present the Improved Postal ID (PID). Now infused with physical and biometrics-based security features that prevent identity counterfeit and fraudulent transactions, it is the most secure identification card today. In its commitment to grant every Filipino equal access and opportunities, the Improved Postal ID smoothly and safely facilitates transactions in various government and financial institutions nationwide. Very recently, it has been approved as a primary ID by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in the passport application process. That being said, first-time applicants merely need to submit an accomplished application form and […]

PAYONEER PAYMENT SOLUTION FOR FILIPINO FREELANCERS OPENS OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

Why Payoneer matters for Filipino freelancers

 

 While the Philippines peso plunges on a seven-year low, as reported from the stock market this week, US dollar shoots with $1 = Php48.25 which made financial market bled again. Initial reports blame the noise in politics as the reason to why the peso hits this downfall anew. But that’s a different story. Still, many from the business sector are optimistic that after the noise dies down, everything will be back to normal. The said financial crisis did not affect foreign players to invest and open up offices here in the country, just as like what Payoneer just did a couple […]

NCIS Special Agent is now trial consultant in BULL

 

 Inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw, co-founder of top trial consulting firm Courtroom Science, Inc. (CSI), the new TV series BULL features the courtroom drama and what goes around behind it – based on a trial consulting firm’s POV. It takes a lot of bull (pun intended) to master the art of trial analytics and Dr. Jason Bull will do everything to get the justice, guilty or not, his clients deserve. His firm TAC packs a team of analytical thinkers helping the whole group to win a certain case.  Lawyer Annalise Keating should send her A1 five-member student-team to this firm […]

TRAIN TO BUSAN MOVIE REVIEW GLORIETTA CINEMA

One-way ticket Train To Busan movie review

 

 After Camp Sawi, which made cinema-goers learn to view love in another perspective, I’ve finally managed to squeezed in time to watch Train To Busan at Glorietta Cinema yesterday. It’s a heart pounding roller coaster zombie apocalypse story that did not disappoint, from cinematography to characters’ portrayal. While Camp Sawi is a Pinoy Indie-like made for commercial viewing, Train To Busan is a South Korean movie starring well-known Korean actors and actresses. There are factors that Train To Busan would be compared to U.S. made zombie movies like World War Z and TV series like The Walking Dead or Z Nation, […]

BALIK TANAW PASIG RIVER TOUR 2016

Throwback to Pasig River’s rich cultural heritage

 

 Pasig River is the story of Filipino people. It is often said that in order for a society to effectively progress into the future, they must never forget to look back and constantly remember and learn from the things that happened in the past. Last June 8, 4 days befoe the Philippines commemorate 118th year of Independence, The Philippine Information Agency – National Capital Region (PIA-NCR), in coopertaion with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted a river tour that combined history and rehabilitation advocacy regarding the river that once gave […]

AMBASSADOR AMANDA GORELY, AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY

#First70Years Fil-Aussie Friendship Day with Amb. Amanda Gorely at SM City North EDSA

 

 If you’re planning on an Australian visit or backpacking trip sometime soon, it’ll be better for you to catch up and visit the exhibit Celebrate Australia: Say G’day at The Block, SM City North EDSA which is happening from May 12-19 as they feature and celebrate #First70Years of Philippines and Australia’s Friendship Day that dated back since May 22, 1946. The Celebrate Australia: Say G’day Touring Exhibition started at SM Aura Premier (Feb. 18-25), SM City Cebu (Mar. 14-20), and SM City Davao (Apr. 13-19) before culminating at The Block in SM City North EDSA. The #First70Years event at the SM […]

SNICKERS #DONTDRIVEHUNGRY INITIATIVE

Were you there when SNICKERS distributed free temporary car license plates in Capitol Commons Pasig?

 

 Last April 23, motorists and car owners who have been waiting for their permanent license plates issued by the LTO swarmed at Capitol Commons Open Parking in Pasig to avail of the free temporary license plates from SNICKERS. Yep, that chocolate snack bar. And the catch? It’s way looked cooler than the LTO issued temporary car plates! Well, over 200 temporary license plates and car stickers were given away during that one day Don’t Drive Hungry initiative by the popular chocolate bar brand because we all know that when drivers get hungry, they end up doing crazy things on the road. […]

"I WILL NEVER QUIT. I WILL NEVER STOP. I WILL NEVER WITHDRAW!' - MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO

Why Miriam Defensor Santiago should be the next President of the Philippines

 

 We ran an article about the Poe-Escudero tandem last August 2015 when the talks of pairing them were being boiled on the press. It was an exciting tandem so to speak. It was before the height of Grace Poe’s citizenship controversy. And as much as the pairing elicit fun fare, we thought that an Escudero-Poe tandem could be much better choice instead of the other way around. We just based it on both Escudero and Poe’s political experiences, and the former has the most advantage when it comes to that field. Still on that article, you may want to read Escudero-Poe […]

PETRON LAKBAY ALALAY

Petron Lakbay Alalay continues 30 years of road safety

 

 This Holy Week, Petron Lakbay Alalay is back on the road, continuing its 30 years of empowering road safety to motorists and provide best day experience on the road when they travel this season. Through Petron Lakbay Alalay, motorists are assured of worry-free travels and always ready journeys. This year, Petron Lakbay Alalay becomes an enabler for drivers to become responsible motorists on the road through its mission of SAFETY through empowerment. A true and genuine advocacy, it aims for the long-term benefit of helping Filipinos change their mindset and attitude towards driving. More than the usual roadside assistance and […]

GRABCAR WELCOME AT NAIA TERMINALS

Passengers can now book GrabCar in NAIA Terminals upon arrival at the airport

 

 With the recent announcement of GrabCar’s approval of TNC accreditation in NAIA, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)  has open its gates to GrabCar to pick-up passengers in all its four terminals. Grab booths will also be provided for passengers whoe does not have the Grab mobile app yet to assist them in bookong their rides. Here are the four pick-up locations as reported by techpatrl.com: Terminal 1 – Main Arrival Curbside Terminal 2 – Inner Arrival between Bays 7 & 8 Terminal 3 – Secondary Arrival Curbside between Bays 5 & 6 Terminal 4 – Curbside GrabCar drivers will be allowed […]

GRINGO HONASAN, SOLDIER, REBEL, POLITICIAN

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 1): “I’ll put my 42 years of public service on the line and tell the people that what makes me different – the strength, courage of my convictions, and the audacity to make things happen. I will help solve crimes or die trying”

 

 Election period or not, we have had the opportunities on several occasions to meet and sit down with former soldier-turned-rebel-turned senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, mostly commonly known as Gringo Honasan, and every time we see him it’s always the same man we’ve met like the first time we met him some couple of years ago. The gallant Honasan, who would be turning 68 this March 14, was an ordinary  soldier for 17 years prior to his 7 years stint as a rebel, and 18 years as senator. He’s keen and planning to retire on 2019, “But I think God wants […]

GLOBE TPB TIE-UP

Globe Telecom renews partnership with Tourism Promotions Board to offer FREE Traveler SIM to millions of tourists and OFWs

 

 Philippine tourism saw a boom in in-coming travelers from around the world when we hit a 5 million benchmark of visitors in 2015, as Tourism Promotions Board, COO, Domingo ‘Chicoy’ Enerio III has previously mentioned during the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 which happened last February 5-7, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia. Enerio announced this again during the renewal of partnership between TPB and Globe Telecom last February 9 that highlighted the MOA and the return of Globe Traveler SIM which will be offered to millions of tourists and returning OFWs for affordable and […]

20TH PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA

A quick and exciting guide to the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Every year, the hot air balloon festival in Clark, Pampanga, showcases bright and colorful balloons flying up in the air and different aeronautic exhibitions to delight all the people arriving at the Clark Airfield location that can house hundredths of thousands spectators from the locals and foreigners visiting the Philippines. If you’re into visiting more places and discovering new destination, include the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in your itinerary. It’s an on-going event that started yesterday, February 11 and will go on until February 14, 2016. Bring your Valentine’s Day date, your barkadas, or your family to this once in […]

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Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016

 

 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

U-HOP ON DEMAND MOBILE APP MASS TRANSPORT SERVICE

Can U-Hop catch up with GrabCar and Uber?

 

 Just recently, a new app-based for mass transport service have started to make their presence known in the metro announcing the service that will equal or surpass the current on-demand app car services of GrabCar and Uber that are already popular to passengers who can’t get enough of the public rides in Metro Manila. Unlike GrabCar and Uber, U-Hop focuses on multi-passenger service ride from different pick-up points (passengers are booked by group from a service area) to one specific destination. At first glance, it’s kinda blur how the service works. Arlene Cabangon, VP for Technology, U-Hop, explains to Kara David […]

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A clean and courageous government that will fight and stop corruption are part of Sen. Miriam Santiago’s agenda

 

 Standing in front of the students, party mates, and supporters coming from different sectors in the government, the 70-year old Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago made it clear that she is running for president in the coming 2016 election despite of health issues degrading her political ambitions by her opponents, especially from one person in the Internet, who according to the senator, “has voiced her urgent wish that I should die before six years.” In a speech she shared inside UP Bahay ng Alumni, Miriam said, “It should be up to me to decide on whether or not I should campaign for […]

BANTAYOG NG MGA BAYANI EDSA, DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY

Bantayog ng mga Bayani a must visit place in Quezon City

 

  The QC Blogventure tour was organized as part of the month-long celebration of Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee headlined by Mayor Herbert Bautista as the Grand Parade of Lights headed to its last stop last night at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. A total of 75 bloggers joined QC Blogventure tour to commemorate the cityhood by visiting the places that makes Quezon City what it is now and what it will be in the future with the theme ‘Great, Green, and Growing‘. We would never have heard of Bantayog ng mga Bayani if it weren’t for this fun and historic city tour. In between […]

MLQU SPACE PROGRAM LAUNCHING WITH (L-R) CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo, Gen. Jaime Delos Santos, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., MLQU's Dr. Isagani Germar, Atty. Gwen Grecia-De Vera and Dr. Vinci Nicholas Villasenor

MLQ University finally comes home to Quezon City

 

 After a long period of sweet negotiations from its faculty and management, Manuel L. Quezon University or MLQU finally comes home to where it truly belongs, in Quezon City, the city that President Manuel L. Quezon founded in 1939. MLQU Graduate School and Law will now have its new home at the 2nd floor of Victoria Sports Tower, a newly constructed high-rise building by New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) in GMA Kamuning along EDSA, Quezon City. MLQU  will include the SPACE program that will give more convenience and accessibility to incoming students of the university. SPACE stands for School for Professional Advancement and Continuing […]