Friday, June 29, 2018

ASEAN Para Sport Federation meet in Manila gets a big boost from the International Paralympic Head

Philippines prepares for the 10th ASEAN Para Games as they host this in January 2020. The preparation goes full swing this June with the meeting of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) that will be attended by Heads of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the 11 member countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Creative Innovators Programme to strengthen design sector

Design Center emphasizes commitment to strengthen design sector hubs in PH through Creative Innovators Programme. Through a collaboration with the British Council Philippines for the Creative Innovators Programme, Design Center of the Philippines Executive Director Rhea Matute emphasized the agency’s commitment to creative industries, specifically to strengthen the Philippine design sector, through the country’s various design hubs, that act as valuable catalysts in the
development of vibrant and competitive MSMEs.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

 Astoria Hotels and Resorts (AHR) begins the second half of 2018 by garnering even more accolades from one of the most respected organizations in the hospitality industry.
The most recent award is a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – a recognition of top-notch service based on guest reviews presented to brands around the world. This was received for the second consecutive year by Astoria Palawan, AHR’s eco-friendly resort in Puerto Princesa.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Muslim youth and women break fast together to fight discrimination, celebrate diversity through food

QUEZON CITY (June 13, 2018) -- Some 160 women and youth from the Muslim communities of Baseco in Manila, Maharlika Village in Taguig, and Culiat in Quezon City gathered Tuesday for iftar, or breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan, to celebrate diversity through food.

Nine women from the said enclaves prepared and served regional Moro dishes.

Peacebuilding organization International Alert hosted this iftar with support from the New Zealand government.  

During the program, Alert showed "Crescent Feast" a 10-minute documentary on how food promotes cultural understanding and bridges religious divides

Alert's country manager, Nikki de la Rosa, stressed that there is bigger work ahead for women and youth, especially in advocating for the passage of The Anti-Discrimination Bill that would protect the rights of religious and indigenous minorities and ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all.

According to de la Rosa, Muslim youth and women experience so much discrimination solely because of their faith. They face difficulty getting jobs if they have Arab-sounding names, or they are not allowed to practice their faith freely – many women are told to remove their hijab in many work places.

De la Rosa said that discrimination stems from common prejudices that non-Muslim Filipinos have towards Filipino Muslims who are deemed violent and untrustworthy and should be avoided.

“Alert believes that sharing food is one way to address this lack of understanding. When introduced to different types of Moro food – whether Meranao, Maguindanaoan, Tausug, Yakan, or Sama – we are opened to new ways of tasting and thinking. We realize that we are more alike than different,” de la Rosa explained.

Hopefully, we can begin appreciating, instead of fearing or condemning our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will know that there is, in fact, no "other," because we have the same love for food, for gathering, for celebrations, for country,” de la Rosa stressed.

Actor and peace advocate Robin Padillagraced the occasion, which was held at his property, Museo Padilla. He extolled the role that women and youth play in peacebuilding. He said that for him, solidarity meant doing good for others without expecting anything in return. Padilla urged both Muslims and non-Muslims to follow the teachings of their religion and work for peace.

That morning, nine women from said enclaves cooked the celebratory meal at Back of the House Collab Kitchen in Quezon City. The dishes include kapsa, an Arab-inspired chicken and basmati rice dish, Maguindanaoan beef rendang, Meranano piaparan – stewed chicken with turmeric, grated coconut, and coconut cream, and daral -- A Tausug dessert of sweetened young coconut spring 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

CumuloSys Supply and Payroll Systems to Streamline Businesses Throughout the Philippines

 After months of testing across the country, the new CumuloSys Payroll and Inventory Systems have launched
With the approval of dozens of small to large businesses across the country,
the new CumuloSys payroll and inventory systems are now available to the public! These two, news ystems have already helped improve the processes and profits of hospitals to retailers to exporterst throughoutthe Philippines.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

TransCo Fast and Free Internet is in Sight

The Department of Communication and Telecommunications (DICT), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Transmission Corporation (TransCo) signed last Friday, June 8 a Memorandum of Agreement that will make internet speed faster at no charge in selected public places nationwide. From L-R: DICT Usec. Denis Villorente, TransCo President Atty. Melvin Matibag, DICT Acting Sec. Eliseo Rio, NGCP President Anthony Almeda, TransCo General Counsel Atty. Noel de Leon, and NGCP Chief Admin Officer, Atty. Bryan Co.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Holistic Integrative Care Center's much anticipated holistic nutrition workshop is back!

Let's get your health journey started!

Come and join us in a day of making delectable and healthy recipes and discover why everyone is falling in love with plant-based diet. Be inspired to create new recipes, learn new things, and meet new friends. There will be sampling of yummy healthy dishes, take home recipes, and handouts along with question and answer time and a truly unforgettable experience to share.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Explore the World of Food Franchising at MAFBEX 2018

Back to serve up another exciting round of gastronomic excitement this June is the highly-anticipated 12th edition of the Manila Food and Beverage Expo (MAFBEX). Organized by MAFBEX Events Management, a subsidiary of Worldbex Services International, and presented in cooperation with the Young Hoteliers Exposition (YHE) and the Organization of Bar Professionals (OBP), this year’s MAFBEX aims to take show attendees on the “Ultimate Foodventure” by bringing together the finest food and beverage innovations from here and around the world.

Guaranteed to unleash the foodie out of every Filipino are over 500 booths by close to 300 exhibitors who will collectively showcase the widest array of F&B items across the massive 15,000sqm venue of the show. With representatives from countries such as Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Vietnam, this year’s MAFBEX is expected to offer a wealth of tastes and flavors that are bold and distinct as they are familiar and comforting.

But more than just a haven for those with an insatiable appetite for good food, MAFBEX 2018 is an advantageous event for investors and trade players alike who are in search of the latest ventures in the F&B trade. In particular, one highlight that has consistently drawn business minded foodies is the Franchising Zone, a designated area which hosts various food cart/stall businesses that are open for franchising.

Get to know more some of the franchise businesses that will be participating at MAFBEX 2018!
Iyah’s Ice Cream Milkshake
In a tropical county such as the Philippines, it comes as no surprise that people can’t get enough of Iyah’s Ice Cream Milkshake. Add to that the fact that its milkshake menu comes in a wide variety of flavors that were carefully developed and refined to suit the various tastes of customers.
Franchising rate: P345,000

Master Siomai
Over the years, this humble siomai food cart has garnered a loyal following for its tasty dimsum selections that perfectly cater to the Filipino taste bud. Apart from selling ready-to-eat dimsum fare, Master Siomai also specializes in the production and distribution of processed meat such as ham, siomai, and etc.

Franchising rate: Master Siomai (P280,000), Master Tempura (P150,000). Rates include all equipment and staff uniform.
Crazy Tako Food Cart
With takoyaki carts sprouting everywhere across the country, there’s no doubt that Filipinos simply can’t get enough of this savory Japanese street grub. However, not all takoyakis are created equal. Seeking to provide Filipinos with an authentic takoyaki experience without having to go to Japan, Crazy Tako Food Cart was born. In fact, the first batch of ingredients used by Crazy Tako were flown directly from Osaka! Today, Crazy Tako is proving that good food need not be expensive. All it takes is a genuine dedication to perfect and refine the food that you are serving your customers.

Franchising rate: P250,000

RNL Food Concepts (Snack-A-Ttack)
The reason why a lot of people love street food is because it satiates hunger conveniently, innovatively, and above all, without burning a hole in your pocket. But with all the street food trends that are on offer these days, this simple concept somehow gets lost along the way. Aiming to bring back the essence of what street food is really all about and turning it into something absolutely unique is Snack-A-Ttack. For only P29 pesos, you can already enjoy a snack and a drink that are conveniently combined in one handy snack pack – perfect for when you’re on-the-go!

Franchising rate: P399,000 (food cart), P999,000 (café type).

Lugaw ni Bossing
You can never go wrong with lugaw! But what makes Lugaw ni Bossing unique is that not only it serves its variants hot, clean, and fresh but also with various options for toppings such as Adobong Tito or Matres ng Baboy, Adobong Paa ng Manok as well as other lugaw varieties like Lugaw with tuyo and Gotuyo.

Franchising rate: P200,000-230,000

JC Worldwide Franchise Inc.
You might not have heard of JC Worldwide but you’d be surprised to know that it is the company behind some of the most popular food stalls/carts in the country such as Burger Factory, Siomai King, Sgt. Sisig, Siopao da King, and Noodle House – all of which owes its premium quality to the company’s commitment to use quality ingredients every day.

Franchising rate: P158,888

Bringing people more than just food finds, MAFBEX 2018 is the most ideal place to explore various food business opportunities. The 12th MAFBEX is happening on June 13 to 17 from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the World Trade Center Manila.

MAFBEX is for the benefit of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. For more information, follow on instagram and the Manila Food and Beverage Expo fan page on facebook or call (02) 6569239 or email

Monday, June 4, 2018

The 23rd French Film Festival this June 2018!

The Embassy of France to the Philippines, INSTITUT FRANÇAIS, uniFrance, the Alliance française de Manille, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, SSI Group, Inc., and Central Square, present the 23rd edition of the French Film Festival in the Philippines!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Meeting set for Philippines' hosting of 10th ASEAN Para Games

Preparations for the 10th ASEAN Para Games that will be hosted by the Philippines in January 2020 goes full swing this June with the meeting of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) that will be attended by Heads of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the 11 member countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.

Saturday, June 2, 2018


By Camilo Villanueva
“Instead of saying, ‘Doc, cure me,’ we should be saying, `Doc, help me cure myself,” says Imelda “Doc Meddie” S Edodollon, MT, MD, NMD. “For every patient there is a doctor inside. We only need to tap that doctor inside us.”
 True to her word, Doc Meddie promotes “self-empowerment instead of dependency” at her Holistic Integrative Care Center (HICC), a unique clinic that offers integrative medicine—“a smart combination of conventional medicine with evidence-based alternative medicine”— under the tagline “Healing that Cares.”

Yupangco Group of Companies celebrates its Golden Years Anniversary

 One of the most significant milestones in any organisation is its 50th year. Spending half a century with employees and clients definitely calls for a major celebration. Known as the Golden Anniversary, the 50th year milestone is traditionally associated with gold. Like what the gold colour symbolises, the 50th year mines a wealth of the company, and with the refining, carries an optimism of the 51st year and beyond.


Felipe Massa, who re­tired from For­mula One rac­ing in 2017, will par­tic­i­pate in the e-kart­ing demo at the FIA Sport Con­fer­ence.
Ex­cit­ing mo­tor sport demon­stra­tions will take place on June 5 and 6 at the FIA Sport Con­fer­ence 2018 to be hosted by the Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion Philip­pines (AAP) with the sup­port of the Depart­ment of Tourism.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Kissaten Pet Friendly Cafe: On why this spot is your place for meetings!

To all coffee addicts in Manila, did you know that there’s unlimited servings of brewed coffee inside Century City Mall in Makati for just Php 199? Yep inside UnliCity where Samgyupsalamat (Unlimited Korean BBQ) and Jinsei (Unlimited Japanese Maki and Yakitori) are located at the 3rd floor, Alfresco Area is where “Kissaten” Pet Friendly Cafe is located too.