Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 15th, 2018

Duterte a no-show at Papal Nuncio s Pope s Day event

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte could not make time for the Pope's Day event hosted by the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines on Friday, June 29. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President did not attend the event, a commemoration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Filipino-owned food delivery app, Delivery Guy, launched

MANILA, Philippines – A new food delivery service was launched in the Philippines, Thursday, June 28, joining what's becoming a busy market that includes players such as Grab, Honestbee, and Foodpanda.  Called Delivery Guy, the service is proud to say that they're Filipino-owned, a joint venture between Neil Castillo, a guy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

NFA Starts Distribution of Low-Priced, Quality Rice in Metro Manila

The National Food Authority on Tuesday (June 26) has started the distribution of low-priced, good quality NFA rice in Metro Manila. The agency also assured the public of enough buffer stock for the entire country as fresh rice imports arrived. The shipments came from Vietnam and Thailand, the only countries with a memorandum of agreement […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Duterte invited to Pope s Day

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was invited by the Papal Nuncio in the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, to attend Pope's Day or the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This is what EDSA People Power Commission member Boy Saycon said in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 27, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Father’s Favorite Dishes at SPIRAL MANILA | Father’s Day Weekend Brunch Buffet at Sofitel Manila – Manila Video

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates Father’s Day by treating fathers to their favorite dishes at Spiral Manila. Filipino Food like Sinuglaw, Chinese Food creation such as the Dragon Ball Lettuce, Japanese Food like Beer Flavored Chicken Karaage, Indian Roast Lamb, Korean Bossam and many more. Spiral’s Father’s Day Weekend Brunch | June 15 – 17,… link: Father’s Favorite Dishes at SPIRAL MANILA | Father’s Day Weekend Brunch Buffet at Sofitel Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Higher prices partly due to NFA s incompetence – Diokno

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Monday, June 11, attributed higher prices of goods to the "incompetence" of the National Food Authority. In a forum, Diokno said that higher inflation cannot be attributed solely to the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, but to higher prices of fuel in the global market ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Celebrities, chefs pay tribute to Anthony Bourdain

MANILA, Philippines – International and local celebrities and stars grieved over the death of TV host and chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead  Friday, June 8 in France in an apparent suicide. Food Network host and Iron Chef America's Michael Symon tweeted: "RIP Tony Bourdain ...Wtf complete shock ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Del Monte IPO shelved, ‘market volatility’ cited

Food and beverage firm Del Monte Pacific Ltd. has shelved the planned listing of its Philippine unit, citing volatile market conditions and extending a dearth of initial public offerings at the Philippine Stock Exchange. Final pricing for Del Monte Philippines, Inc.’s (DMPI) P17.5-billion IPO was supposed to have been announced last Wednesday, June 6, and [...] The post Del Monte IPO shelved, ‘market volatility’ cited appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Strife remains despite joint plea on recount

By Charlie V. Manalo and Pat C. Santos A day after a joint manifestation was signed by the camp of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, it has become evident that Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo is not willing to withdraw her pending motions before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Marcos’ spokesman lawyer Vic Rodriguez said.Marcos personally signed the document “withdrawing all and any pending motions relative to his election protest” but it was Robredo’s counsel, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal who signed for the Vice President.Rodriguez stressed Robredo has no intention of withdrawing her pending motions because she did not sign the joint motion that her lawyer presented to media. Macalintal, however, said the Vice President is heeding the challenge “in withdrawing all motions before PET to pave the way for a ballot recount.” “We accept the challenge of Mr. Marcos and his lawyer to sign a joint motion to withdraw any and all pending motions and incidents at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal which may cause the delay of the recount of ballots from the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental,” Romulo Macalintal, Robredo lead counsel said in a statement.Rodriguez in his joint motion, however, said only the name of Robredo’s counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal, appeared on the document.“A joint manifestation is a major pleading and it cannot be done through counsel alone. It should also be signed by the client because it needs his or her conformity. Since Mrs. Robredo did not sign the pleading together with her lawyer, it is obvious that she has no intention to withdraw her motions,” Rodriguez said.According to Rodriguez, the absence of Robredo’s signature puts into question her sincerity to hasten the pace of the electoral ‘Robredo can disown motion’ It likewise casts doubt on the authority of Macalintal who signed the motion. Robredo could later on even disown the motion because it was made without her conformity.“Without Mrs. Robredo’s signature, the motion is a mere scrap of paper and may be later disowned by her as having been signed without her authority. It seems that she merely wants to think fraudulently,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez also questioned the joint motion prepared by Macalintal saying the same only covered pending motions and not future motions that may delay the proceedings. He said Marcos’ joint manifestation was more sincere because it covered both present and future motions in the election proceedings.“Atty. Macalintal is saying they are withdrawing but if you will read their joint motion, it only pertains to pending motions and not to future motions. In our case, it is all encompassing, from pending to future motions. Why are they backing out?” Rodriguez remarked.Rodriguez also took exception to the assertion made by Macalintal in his joint motion that Marcos has a pending “Partial Motion for Reconsideration” dated December 4, 2017 asking the PET to reconsider its earlier ruling allowing them to secure soft copies of the ballot images.Rodriguez pointed out that the said Partial Motion for Reconsideration had already been resolved by the Tribunal in its Resolution dated January 10, 2018.“It seems Atty. Macalintal has not studied the case of his client because that was resolved a long time ago. And he should know there are pending motions before the PET,” Rodriguez stated.Rodriguez also emphasized that if Macalintal was indeed serious about withdrawing all motions, he should have done it through the official route and not meet in a fast food restaurant for the signing.“Signing a major pleading in a pizza restaurant shows an utter lack of respect for the judicial process. There is a proper way to do things and this involves going to the law office of your opposing counsel and handing over the proper documents to them,” Rodriguez said.This is the reason, he pointed out, the Marcos camp went to the law office of Macalintal and his co-counsel Ma. Bernadette Sardillo located at Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. According to Rodriguez, they went there first thing in the morning yesterday to give them the complete set of copies of the joint manifestation signed by Marcos and his counsel, George Garcia, together with the corresponding cover letter.“The challenge to meet at a fast food restaurant is unbecoming of an officer of the Court. It is unlawyerly and at most more of a publicity stunt. We hope the other camp has the decency to act accordingly,” Rodriguez said.“It appears that Atty. Macalintal wants to pull fast one on the public with his publicity stunt. As far as we are concerned, the joint motion he signed has no binding effect because it was not signed by his client. For all Macalintal’s protestations, our joint manifestation is ready for him and Mrs. Robredo to sign,” said Rodriguez. “We are still waiting.” Rodriguez said. Macalintal issues own challenge“I am inviting Mr. Marcos and his lawyer today at 9 a.m. to sign a joint motion. This is to confirm that we are not causing the delay in the recount of ballots,” Macalintal added.“It is Mr. Marcos’ raising of baseless allegations and irrelevant issues that is causing the delay in the recount,” he noted.“To remove all of these accusations flying back and forth I reiterate my challenge withdraw all your motions that could serve to delay the recount, I will withdraw all my motions that has been pending so that there will be no outstanding issues, no instances that needs to be studied by the Tribunal so that we can proceed to the opening and counting of the ballots,” Marcos said in a press conference last January 29 in Manila.“That has been my contention since May 10 of 2016 until now. It has been the same, I have been consistent, I reissue the challenge to Mrs. Robredo, withdraw all your motions, I will withdraw all of mine and let us proceed with the recount,” Marcos added.Marcos issued the challenged to stop the “delaying” issues being thrown by both camps to each other.At the same time, the vice presidential candidate in the May 2016 polls bared “solid and incontrovertible” evidence of massive fraud that transpired during the national and local elections held nearly two years ago.Marcos questioned the presence of square shapes in the ballot images instead of the oval shapes which voters shaded for their choice of candidates.“When we voted, we had the oval shapes. How come in the ballot images, the ovals are gone and instead we have the squares. What does this mean?” he said.He added, “(w)e could see based on the election results summary that the squares indicated the candidates that were voted upon. But this is a new feature that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic added in the system and I had been told they did not inform the candidates of the presence of this feature in the images.”But Robredo slammed Marcos’ claims that there were “massive frauds” that transpired in the May 2016 elections.“His remarks are laughing matters as far as I am concerned. If laughter is the best medicine, then we can consider it the best medicine for us for the day,” Macalintal said in a press conference.“The excited and hysterical claim of (Marcos) and his spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez that they allegedly uncovered solid and inconvertible evidence of massive fraud that transpired in the 2016 elections’ based on their own copies of alleged ballot images used in the said election, is highly ridiculous if not outright frivolous,” the lawyer added.Macalintal said Marcos’ claims of discrepancies in the hundreds of decrypted ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental only showed that the latter’s protest “is facing its dismissal.”“He has no evidence at all. That is why he is now using evidence outside the election protest that he filed sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),” he said.Marcos filed the protest on June 29, 2016, claiming that the camp of Robredo cheated in the automated polls in May that year.He sought the annulment of about a million votes cast in three provinces - Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao.In his protest, Marcos contested the results in a total of 132,446 precincts in 39,221 clustered precincts covering 27 provinces and cities.In his preliminary conference briefing, Marcos also sought for a recount in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.Robredo filed her answer in August last year and filed a counter-protest, questioning the results in more than 30,000 polling precincts in several provinces where Marcos won.She also sought the dismissal of the protest for lack of merit and jurisdiction of PET.The high tribunal, in a ruling earlier last year, junked Robredo’s plea and proceeded with the case after finding the protest sufficient in form and substance.Robredo supposedly won the vice presidential race with 14,418,817 votes or 263,473 more than Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Restaurant Row (05/24/18)

The Peninsula Manila THE hotel’s Old Manila restaurant has teamed up with Holy Carabao Holistic Farms to create a menu that respects one’s health, one’s food, and our planet. On offer until June 2 is a six-course menu that is organic, refined, and sugar-free. Meanwhile, over at Spices one can try “A Spicy Touch” focusing […] The post Restaurant Row (05/24/18) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Lower rice prices starting June – NFA

MANILA, Philippines— The National Food Authority (NFA) assured consumers that rice prices will drop starting June, as 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from Vietnam and Thailand are expected to arrive next week. “In the terms of reference for government-to-government (G2G) scheme, [rice should arrive] between May 31 and June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: The Quiapo fiesta

MANILA, Philippines – Quiapo residents celebrate their fiesta just like how most Filipinos observe an annual tradition honoring a patron saint. They go to mass, prepare food and feast with relatives and guests, drink alcohol, sing karaoke, play street parlor games or try their luck on a color game ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Indonesian Embassy holds food festival in Manila

It was good food for a good cause during the recent One Day Exquisite Indonesian Food Festival 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where mallgoers had the rare opportunity to experience authentic Indonesian feast. A joint project of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and SM Mall of Asia, the event [...] The post Indonesian Embassy holds food festival in Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Alaska IronKids ushers in Regent 5150 weekend

MANILA, Philippines -  Kids aged 6-to-14 showcase their stuff ahead of the Regent 5150 Triathlon when the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon is held June 3 at the WOW.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

A Feast of the Islands’ Flavors

If there’s one thing that majority of Pinoys can’t live without—it’s Filipino food. It’s a common practice for our kababayans to stuff their luggage with tuyo (dried fish), bagoong (shrimp paste), and taba ng talangka (.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 12th, 2016

San Miguel exacts revenge on Alaska to take Game 1 of semis clash

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel banked on a balanced scoring attack to frustrate Alaska, 92-79, and draw first blood in their best-of-5 semifinals duel in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, July 14.  June Mar Fajardo finished with 17 points, 9 rebounds and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

NFA wants additional rice imports

State-run National Food Authority (NFA) wants to import an additional 500,000 metric tons (MT) of rice to boost its inventory and ensure the availability of low-priced rice for the rest of the year. NFA Administrator Jason Y. Aquino said the grains agency was targeting an October arrival for the shipments, which he described as “backup [...] The post NFA wants additional rice imports appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

CSU has 27 new Registered Nurses

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)- Manila released the results of the Nurse Licensure Examination given on June 3 – 4, 2018. In a statement, Dr. Jocelyn Ll. Jordan, Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) of the Catanduanes State University (CSU) said that the College once again went over the national passing percentage as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

88% of Filipinos approve of Duterte before God is stupid remark

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte surpassed his previous record-high approval rating and recorded in June 2018 his highest approval rating at 88%, based on a Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey held days before his much-criticized " God is stupid " remark. Pulse Asia's June 2018 Ulat ng Bayan national survey, released ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Robredo approval, trust ratings up in June – Pulse Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo obtained higher approval and trust ratings in June, according to the latest Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey released on Friday, July 13. The results of the nationwide survey held from June 15 to 21 showed public approval for Robredo’s performance climbing 7-percentage points ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018