Naaresto noong Biyernes sa bayan ng Sual, Pangasinan ang isang construction worker matapos umanong manggahasa ng alagang baboy ng kapitbahay. Natagpuan noong umaga ng Biyernes ng may-ari ng baboy ang kaniyang alaga na duguan ang puwerta at nanghihina. Nakita sa labas ng kulungan ang tsinelas ng 21 anyos na suspek. Umamin umano ang suspek sa mga may-ari ng baboy ukol sa panghahalay nang kausapin ng mga may-ari ang ina niya. Lasing ang suspek nang gawin ang panghahalay, ayon kay Fredwin Sernio, hepe ng Sual police. Tumangging magbigay ng pahayag ang suspek. Kinasuhan ng paglabag sa Animal Welfare Act at grave scandal ang suspek. Ipinatingin naman sa beterinaryo ang baboy. —Ulat ni Joanna Tacason, ABS-CBN News … [Read more...] about Construction worker timbog sa ‘panggagahasa’ ng baboy
If you remain true to yourself, someone will see it, and will choose you, because you are unhidden. When I graduated grade school, in 1983, my hair was fully braided. I was in braces, too, and my dress was made by a seamstress in a small shop along Katipunan. Fittings were hard as the shop was also a carinderia. To try on anything, the seamstress would hold up a piece of cloth to keep me hidden. The shop was very small, and we needed to skirt around each other as she turned me this way and that, hem-ming and hawing. At the end of each fitting, I always thought I smelled like fried fish or inihaw na baboy. But who was I to complain? It was a new dress, all white, with rosettes on the bodice; and for once my cloth was not just the extra from my mother’s cloth but was entirely my own. I am aware of my vanity, clued in by the fact that I remember so much physical detail from a moment that occurred 35 years ago. My shoes were from Marikina Shoe Expo, I wore white stockings, my hair … [Read more...] about Graduation thoughts
Belated Easter greetings to everyone. I sincerely hope everyone had a good Easter Sunday with the family and before that, a prayerful Holy Week. Holy Week or Semanta Santa, as the older folks still refer to it, is still a solemn occasion for most Filipino families, one that is still steeped in age-old traditions that we have kept through the years. The Philippines is still a largely Christian nation and many have kept the Catholic faith, notwithstanding the many scandals that have rocked our Church. When my wife and I went to our traditional annual Visita Iglesia on Maundy Thursday this year, the churches we visited were full of churchgoers doing the Way of the Cross. What was pleasantly surprising to both of us was that there were many young people quietly praying at the stations of the cross. Some of them were with their own peers, well-behaved and prayerful, others with their families. It is endearing to know that the Catholic practice is alive and well to this day, and … [Read more...] about What a break!
ORMOC – A carinderia here serves lechon that is so good, even celebrity chef Sandy Daza can’t stop raving about it. “OMG!” wrote Daza in a recent Instagram post, where he said Pare’s Lechon is “the most delicious lechon I have ever tried this side of Leyte.” He went on to tell a friend: “This is in a league of its own. Grabe the skin and meat combination with spicy vinegar and atchara. Hoowow!” So what’s so special about Pare’s Lechon? Owner Victor Juezan explained that the lechon skin is beautifully golden and crispy because they rub each pig with olive oil before roasting. The young pigs – aged around a month and a half – are flavored with rosemary, thyme, lemongrass, and a secret blend of spices, removing the need for any sauce. “Hands-on ako rito, ako talaga ang nagtitimpla,” Juezan proudly said. “Recipe ko talaga ito.” “Kahit ‘yung sa may pigue ng baboy, may lasa na … [Read more...] about News Leyte eats: When in Ormoc, make sure to try this lechon
Explore the world of food franchising at MAFBEX 2018 (philstar.com) - June 1, 2018 - 1:00pm MANILA, Philippines — Serving another exciting round of gastronomic excitement this June is the highly anticipated 12th edition of the Manila Food and Beverage Expo, also known as MAFBEX. Organized by MAFBEX Events Management, a subsidiary of Worldbex Services International, and presented in cooperation with the Young Hoteliers Exposition and the Organization of Bar Professionals, 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 15,000-square meter venue of the show. With representatives from countries such as … [Read more...] about Explore the world of food franchising at MAFBEX 2018