Muhammad Ali: The ‘Greatest Boxer’ of all time

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..” ~ Muhammad Ali


“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee..” #RIPMuhammadAli #MuhammadAli #ThegreatestBoxer #IAmTheGreatest

A sport icon that I grew up to love and respect not just because of his accomplishments in the ring, but also of his courage of conviction and unwavering faith.  Such an outspoken, articulate and expressive man – truly one of a kind.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky was an American professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. Early in his career, Ali was known for being a controversial and polarizing figure both in the boxing ring and out. He was one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC. He also wrote several best-selling books about his career, including The Greatest: My Own Story and The Soul of a Butterfly.

“Killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.”

The Thrilla in Manila was the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. It was contested in 1975 for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday, October 1. Ali won by technical knockout (TKO) after Frazier’s chief second, Eddie Futch, conceded the fight prior to the 15th round. The contest’s name is derived from the frequent rhyming boast made by Ali that the fight would be a “killa and a thrilla and a chilla, when I get that gorilla in Manila.”

The bout is consistently ranked as one of the best in the sport’s history and was the culmination of a three-bout rivalry between the two fighters that Ali won, 2–1. Ali chronicles the battle in his memoir, The Greatest: My Own Story, edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison.


San Miguel Pure Foods: Home Foodie Season 2 begins June 13

Drew, Iya and chefs
San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center experts led by chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Rene Ruz and RJ Garcia with hosts Drew Arellano and Iya Villania-Arellano | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Anyone with an interest in food and new food experiences is a foodie.

San Miguel Pure Foods believes that aside from dining out, foodies should also come home and harness their passion for food by cooking in their own kitchen and creating their own food experience.

Home Foodie is all about inspiring home cooks to reinvent traditional favorites and recreate dishes from food discoveries using San Miguel Pure Foods products.

Home Foodie Season 2 recipes are “Kayang-kayang Sarap”, delicious and definitely doable that even kitchen newbies can do the recipes.

Drew Arellano & Iya Villania-Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved
Drew Arellano & Iya Villania-Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Joining Drew Arellano and the chefs of Home Foodie Season 2 is Drew’s wife, Iya Villania.

Catch San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie beginning June 13, Mondays thru Fridays, 7:30am after Unang Hirit on GMA7.

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Drew Arellano
Drew Arellano for HOME FOODIE | SMPF Inc. | All rights reserved

Drew has been the perfect host in Season 1 given his wide mass appeal, non-alienating persona aside from being a true blue foodie. Drew will continue to inspire and encourage both men and women to enjoy food by spending time in their kitchens. Continue reading “San Miguel Pure Foods: Home Foodie Season 2 begins June 13”


Boy George & Culture Club: ‘One Night Only’ for Manila fans


Due to logistical travel issues beyond their control, the recently announced two-night concert in Manila of 80’s super group Culture Club will now be forced to limit their visit to a “one night only” special event. Boy George and Culture Club will be performing for the first time in Manila on June 18, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum.

For those who’ve purchased tickets to the June 17 (Friday) show, they can refund their tickets or replace them with tickets for June 18.

As promised, Boy George and the original lineup of Culture Club will give their audience a night of unforgettable music and partying. The group will be performing all their hits like Karma Chameleon, War Is Stupid Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Miss Me Blind, Move Away, Love is Love, and a lot more.

To make things more exciting for the Manila leg concert, one hundred pieces of special VIP tickets worth P25,000 each will be on sale. Aside from enjoying the concert, ticket buyers get a privilege to attend a ‘meet and greet’ event and have their photo taken with Culture Club on June 16, 3PM at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center. They will also receive a double disc of Culture Club’s greatest hits album and a commemorative concert T-shirt. Tickets for the ‘meet and greet’ event will be available (cash basis payment) on June 10 (Friday), 7pm to 11pm, at Greenfield District’s Kaleidoscope event area which will have a special Boy George and Culture Club night and sing-and-look alike contest. Continue reading “Boy George & Culture Club: ‘One Night Only’ for Manila fans”