Valentines Day 2017: Trending quirky food ideas for your Valentines day celebration

Valentines 2017 | Bacon Roses by Lazy Bastard | All rights reserved
Valentines 2017 | Bacon Roses by Lazy Bastard | All rights reserved

BACON ROSES by Lazy Bastard – that chicken nuggets bouquet that went viral has nothing on this! What better way to say that you care about someone than by sharing delicious bacon…bacon is life!
ยฝ Dozen of Awesome Bacon Roses (P 1,500); 1 Dozen of Awesome Bacon Roses (P 2,200). Supplies are limited so pre-order now by sending a message on Facebook www.facebook.com/lazybastardph

Valentines 2017 | Cheese Scraping by Raclette MNL | All rights reserved

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CHEESE SCRAPING by Raclette MNLย –ย Have a date with Raclette Manila at 14 Four Cafe this Valentine’s! Send them a DM or check out 14 Four Cafe for more details. They also accepting bookings for private events Raclette Station for 60pax or 100pax together with Terry’s Selection’s full leg of Jamon.

To book: raclettemnl@gmail.com/ www.facebook.com/RacletteMNL

Valentines 2017 | Botanicakes by Doughmesticph | All rights reserved

DOUGHMESTIC PH – hand-crafted and homemade Botanicakes
To order: 0928-805-3188 / doughmesticph@gmail.com/ www.facebook.com/doughmesticph

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FDCP: Presents ‘Sining Sinta,’ an art exhibit this February 2017

It’s Sining’s month, Sinta!

In celebration of the love and arts month, the Film Development Council of the Philippines presents ‘Sining Sinta,’ featuring the arts and creation of our local painters, and artists.


Gala and opening of art exhibit is on Feb. 08, 2017 followed by a FREE film screening of ‘Ang Babae sa Likod ng Mambabatok’ (The Woman Behind the Tattoo Artist) directed by Lauren Marie Sevilla Faustino.

Exhibit is open for viewing until February 15, 2017 at Cinematheque Manila (855 T. M. Kalaw Ave., Ermita Manila)


FDCP: Disowns connections with Film ASEAN Inc.


The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has released an official statement disowning any connection to the non-government organization called Film ASEAN (Southeast Asia Film Development Foundation, Inc.).

Film ASEAN started as an FDCP program during the chairmanship of Briccio Santos but is now operating as a private organization. The Council has clarified that there are no ties between it and the Film ASEAN and that any agreements entered into by the organization are illegal and have no effect.

โ€œFDCP is the sole agency that is empowered by law to enter into agreements with local and foreign agencies on matters relating to film or the cinematic arts, and the Film ASEAN is in no way connected to the Council,โ€ said Liza Diรฑo, Chairperson and CEO of the FDCP.

โ€œIf the public is aware of any Film ASEAN transactions relating to FDCP, please let us know as soon as possible,โ€ she added.


Pasinaya 2017: Palabas at Palihan presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines

A wide variety of exciting activities await the public in the 13th PASINAYA OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL 2017: PALABAS AT PALIHAN; the largest annual multi-arts festival in the country with more than 300 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from and more than 50,000 viewers. Taking as its theme ARTS FOR PEACE, the festival which will be held at the CCP and various museums and galleries in the city will feature excerpts from the works of over a hundred arts groups and thousands of artists from around the country.

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Bureau of Customs: Busts P15M smuggled onions in MICP


Intelligence agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) busted on Monday, January 30, P15 million-worth of smuggled imported fresh red Indian onions contained in 11 40-footer container vans (CVs) lodged for processing at the Manila International Container Port (MICP).

Of the 11 CVs, eight (8) were consigned to Mheriban Sales Corporation (MSC) with address Room 892 Artex Building, 435Juan Luna street, Barangay 287, Zone 27, Binondo, Manila, and three (3) to Malaya Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MMPC) with address at Mapaniqui, Candaba, Pampanga. All have no valid import permits from the Bureau of Plant and Industry (BPI).

Customs Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon said watchful agents of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) at MICP led by Officer-in-Charge Teodoro C. Sagaral alerted BOCโ€™s Command Center to issue an alert order on the shipment after a check with BPI. Continue reading “Bureau of Customs: Busts P15M smuggled onions in MICP”


Bureau of Customs: Seizes smuggled gadgets from online shop depot Kimstore

Some high-end communication and electronic gadgets worth millions of pesos, all believed to be smuggled into the country, were seized by agents of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in a building in Lakandula Street, Tondo, Manila on Monday, 30 January.
BOC acted on intelligence reports that an online shop identified as Kim Store sells imported high-end communication gadgets under suspicious importation schemes and processes. Among the items seized were units of Iphone 7 cellular phones, Macbook laptops, Samsung Galaxy S7 series phones, Nexus 6Ps phones, Zenfone 3 Ultra phones, Sony Xperia phones, Canon cameras, tablets and music players, audio accessories, and gadgets for safety and security.
Intelligence Officer Joel Pinawin, team leader of the CIIS operating unit, told Customs Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon in an initial report that Kim Store is owned by a certain โ€˜Francisโ€™, a Filipino-Chinese businessman in Binondo, who is engaged in selling smuggled items online. He added that the staff of Kim Storeโ€™s depot failed to present documents for their imported items.
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The seized items are now padlocked inside the storehouse of Kim Store in Tondo and tightly guarded by CIIS agents.

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Bongga sa Kusina Recipes from Sarap Diva: A peek into Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s kitchen and more

Get your copy of Bongga sa Kusina Recipes from Sarap Diva! *Available at National Bookstore branches nationwide | SARAP DIVA airs every Saturdays, 10:30am on GMA Network | All rights reserved

In Sarap Diva, Regine shows a side of her persona that is most real. At home, she is the queen in her own kitchen, where she turns cooking into an art and leaves friends and family in awe of her delicious dishes.

At present, SARAP DIVA has been awarded the Anak TV seal for two consecutive years in a row

The cooking and lifestyle show is nearing its fifth year wherein the Asia’s Songbird and Cooking Diva candidly shares her kitchen adventures on and off cam since she took to heart how to cook, “Para ma-impress ang asawa (Ogie Alcasid) ko.”

SARAP DIVA Staff’s surprise birthday party for Cooking Diva Regine a couple of years ago.

Aside from Regine’s recipes, the show’s resident Chef, Jonah Trinidad works with her to come up with dishes that are affordable, easy to cook and DIVAlicious for the Kapitbahays.

Uploaded every week after airing on its official Facebook Page, the popularity of the recipes generously shared and cooked by celebrities during the show eventually gave birth to the cookbook, ‘Bongga sa Kusina Recipes from Sarap Diva.’ย 


Michelle Van Eimeren’s ‘Hainanese Chicken,’ Alden Richards’ย ‘Paksiw na Lechon’ and Marian Rivera’s ‘Talaba Tempura’ are some of the recipes featured in the cookbook. The recipes are a breeze to follow since they are indexed according to course and occasion along with its preparation time, cooking time and serving size.

At present, the show has been awarded the Anak TV seal for two consecutive years in a row. Also worth noting that recently, internationally-acclaimed Philippine Chefs like Chef Claude Tayag (Bale Dutung) and Chef Sau Del Rosario (Cafe Fleur) generously shared their recipes straight from the kitchens of their restaurants. Regine in turn, made her versions drawing inspiration from said dishes which were a hit. Who knows, with such positive response, a second cookbook might just be in the works!



Want to know more? Get your copy of Bongga sa Kusina Recipes from Sarap Diva (available at National Bookstore branches nationwide)

SARAP DIVA airs every Saturdays, 10:30am ย on GMA -7.