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Josh Boutwood cooks with primal instinct at Savage

  Josh Boutwood always swings for the fences. At 31, he has collected golds, silvers and bronzes at the Philippine Culinary Cup---even the Chef of the Year award, not once, but twice. He has supervised kitchen operations of 14 casual dining brands under the Bistro Group, with branches that are just too many to count. And his restaurant, The Test Kitchen, has rightfully exposed the capacity of his skills and genius, still leaving enough room for people to wonder about the other tricks up his sleeve. His notable streak continues with the opening of Savage, a 60-seater casual dining, open flame restaurant in BGC. With this new project, he is going back to basics, with food...Keep on reading: Josh Boutwood cooks with primal instinct at Savage.....»»

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Perfect dumplings, spareribs with Batangas coffee sauce, ‘malunggay’ sorbet–a virtuoso performance by chef Jereme Leung

  I winced as chef Jereme Leung demonstrated his knife skills in rapid-fire movement. There was a rhythm to his motions, the Chinese cleaver pounding on the chopping board like the steady beat of a drum. But there was also danger. He was slicing a piece of char siu pork into thin strips without looking at what he was doing. His fingers seemed perilously close to being cut by the knife, yet he kept on talking to the class, as if unaware of any potential harm. Fortunately, no such harm befell him, and in hindsight I shouldn't have worried. After all, this was Jereme Leung, the renowned chef-owner of China Blue restaurant in Conrad Hotel Manila, and other restaurants all o...Keep on reading: Perfect dumplings, spareribs with Batangas coffee sauce, ‘malunggay’ sorbet–a virtuoso performance by chef Jereme Leung.....»»

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‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer – study

TAMPA, United States --- Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday. The implant, or "biomedical tattoo," as researchers call it, has been tested in lab animals, lasts about a year and recognizes the four most common types of cancer: prostate, lung, colon and breast cancer. It works by reacting to the level of calcium in the blood, which rises when a tumor is developing. About 40 percent of cancers could theoretically be detected this way, researchers said. "The biomedical tattoo detects all hypercalcemic cancers at a very ...Keep on reading: ‘Artificial mole’ could warn of cancer – study.....»»

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Foie gras terrine, duck breast sous vide, apple tarte tatin—Anya Resort’s Samira joins worldwide Goût de France dinner

  Samira Restaurant of Anya Resort Tagaytay recently joined select restaurants worldwide in celebrating Got de France. For the fourth consecutive year, this worldwide culinary event has united thousands of chefs from over five continents, in celebrating the taste of French gastronomy. Eighteen chefs and restaurants from the Philippines participated in the fourth edition of Got de France/Good France. This year, the event was dedicated to the renowned chef Paul Bocuse, who led the great evolution of French nouvelle cuisine. Samira Restaurant in Anya Resort Tagaytay was selected to serve a Got de France dinner. The restaurant is one of Anya Resort's most prominent featu...Keep on reading: Foie gras terrine, duck breast sous vide, apple tarte tatin—Anya Resort’s Samira joins worldwide Goût de France dinner.....»»

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Like the President, Sara also opposes proposed divorce law

It's not just the President, among members of the Duterte family, who is against the proposed divorce law.   His eldest daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, is also opposed to it.   At the military's change of command ceremony on Wednesday, President Duterte greeted Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who was in the audience, and identified him as the "proponent of the divorce law."   But the President told Alvarez, his friend, that he could not support him in this endeavor.   "I am sorry but I cannot follow your... My daughter is not happy with that," he said.   He asked Alvarez to talk the matter out with his daughter.   Earli...Keep on reading: Like the President, Sara also opposes proposed divorce law.....»»

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Lacson seeks inquiry into SAF subsistence allowance mess

  Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Wednesday sought a Senate inquiry into the anomalous withholding of P58.9 million in subsistence allowances of members of the the Philippine National Police's elite Special Action Force (SAF).   In filing Senate Resolution No. 712, Lacson said the committee on public order and dangerous drugs, which he chairs, would find out whether certain SAF officials were liable for the alleged fund scam.   The senator, a former PNP chief, was referring to the admission of former SAF Director Benjamin Lusad and budget and fiscal officer Sr. Supt. Andre Dizon that they used the P58.9-million additional subsistence allowance of some 4,000 comma...Keep on reading: Lacson seeks inquiry into SAF subsistence allowance mess.....»»

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Making Ibaloi coffee in tune with the times

  For me, there are four must-buys in the Baguio market: Tantamco's ube halaya (purple yam jam), balitanao (black) rice, the bagnet (deep-fried pork knuckles) at the area near the police station, and upland coffee beans. Chef Myrna Segismundo said the owners of two coffee shops in the market, Garcia's Pure Coffee and Kape Umali, are from Batangas. These are families that must have been coffee traders who relocated to Baguio probably because there was a good supply of coffee beans other than the Liberica variety grown in their home province locally known as barako. I had interesting conversations with buyers who knew exactly what proportions of different coffee varieties...Keep on reading: Making Ibaloi coffee in tune with the times.....»»

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High court verdict disappoints Leila

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima on Wednesday said she was disappointed but not surprised that the Supreme Court had junked her petition to nullify her arrest warrant last year for alleged drug trading.   "I am disappointed but hardly surprised," De Lima said in reaction to the high court's 9-6 vote to junk her motion for reconsideration.   "It is difficult to understand how an impartial tribunal can allow a citizen to remain under detention when even they themselves cannot agree on the nature of the charge," she said. --- CHRISTINE O. AVENDAO...Keep on reading: High court verdict disappoints Leila.....»»

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Fertilizer fund scam whistleblower loses witness protection

    Whistleblower Jose Barredo Jr., the self-confessed "runner" in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam in 2004, has lost his witness protection from the government, the Inquirer has learned.   Unlike other high-profile state witnesses who are accompanied by armed escorts whenever they attend hearings at the Sandiganbayan, Barredo only had Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Director Sandra Cam for company on Tuesday.   Barredo took the stand as a state witness in the P999,000 fertilizer fund scam case against Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin, Iloilo, before the antigraft court's Seventh Division.   Although he is still immune from corru...Keep on reading: Fertilizer fund scam whistleblower loses witness protection.....»»

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Thai cuisine with a light, refined touch

  Nara Thai restaurant was built in 2003 by two Thai female entrepreneurs, Narawadee Srikarnchana (Yuki) and Sirisopa Chulasewok. Nara is named after Narawadee. It also comes from the Sanskrit language meaning "Thai woman." The touch of a woman (in this case, multiplied by four) is what gives Nara's cuisine stand out with an air of femininity, grace and elegance. The food at Nara Thai is cooked with a light hand, the flavors refined and mellow. No single taste overpowers. Though some dishes may be a bit spicy upon first bite, it becomes balanced and kept sound by other complementary flavors. The mastery of combining sweet, sour, spicy and salty is achieved without...Keep on reading: Thai cuisine with a light, refined touch.....»»

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De Lima’s order shows Aquino admin’s irrational hostility – GMA

  Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Wednesday slammed former justice secretary and now Sen. Leila de Lima for issuing "a patently invalid order" that prevented her and her husband, Mike Arroyo, from leaving the county in 2011.   In a statement coursed through her lawyer, Laurence Arroyo, the former President said it was clear from the beginning that De Lima's actions emanated from an administration that was "irrationally hostile" toward her.   In a ruling made public on Tuesday, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional Department of Justice (DOJ) Circular 41, and voided the justice secretary's authority to issue hold departure orders "for being vio...Keep on reading: De Lima’s order shows Aquino admin’s irrational hostility – GMA.....»»

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The best tacos in town are in Sucat

  While attending the pompous, vainglorious, glamorous and utterly enjoyable ceremonies in Macau for Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, we filled the time between delectation and mastication with speculation as to which of the current generation of chefs would get on the list next year. It's almost certain that Chele Gonzalez would return to the list once the renovated Gallery Vask reopens. But which new chef would be next to sidle in? For most of us gathered in Macau, two names kept cropping up: Josh Boutwood and Bruce Ricketts. Ricketts invited me and a few other friends down to La Chinesca in BF Homes Paraaque, a few doors away from where his first restaurant, Sensei, opene...Keep on reading: The best tacos in town are in Sucat.....»»

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COA hits AMLC for splurging on pricey phones

The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for buying 16 "high-end" iPhone 7 units for its financial investigators in 2017, which meant it could only buy fewer phones with its budget.   In its annual audit report, COA said AMLC did not comply with its annual procurement plan that provided for the purchase of 24 cell phones at P25,000 each, or a total budget of P600,000.   AMLC instead bought 16 iPhone 7 units at P37,388.88 each, 49.55 percent higher than the approved unit cost. In all, AMLC spent P598,222.08 on the iPhone units.   "There was a reduction in the quantity from 24 to 16, with a difference of eight un...Keep on reading: COA hits AMLC for splurging on pricey phones.....»»

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Alvarez: Rating drop ‘a challenge’

  Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday said that the drop in his net satisfaction rating was a sign that Filipinos had yet to feel the impact of new legislation under his leadership and a "challenge for us to do our work."   The Social Weather Stations' first-quarter survey showed that Alvarez' net satisfaction rating fell to plus 1, from plus 14 in December last year.   "I believe that the 17th Congress has done its job in passing laws that respond to the needs of our people... The SWS survey result, however, shows many of our people have yet to feel the impact of these new laws," he said. --- DJ YAP...Keep on reading: Alvarez: Rating drop ‘a challenge’.....»»

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Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba --- The Cuban government on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as the sole candidate to succeed President Raul Castro in a transition aimed at ensuring that the country's single-party system outlasts the aging revolutionaries who created it. The certain approval of Diaz-Canel by members of the unfailingly unanimous National Assembly will install someone from outside the Castro family in the country's highest government office for the first time in nearly six decades. The 86-year-old Castro will remain head of the Communist Party, designated by the constitution as "the superior guiding force of society and the state....Keep on reading: Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, selected as next president of Cuba.....»»

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Regine Velasquez serenades Rachelle Ann Go, dad for father-daughter dance

You must be lucky if you have Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez to serenade you on your wedding day---like in the case of Rachelle Ann Go. During the wedding reception of Go and her new husband, American businessman Martin Spies, Velasquez belted her heart out as the bride danced with her father, Oscar. The singer sang her own rendition of The Carpenters' song "You" as father and daughter swayed to the tune. The moment was captured by their friend and fellow wedding guest, Mark Bautista, in his Instagram Story yesterday. In another Story, Velasquez once again impressed the audience as she gave her best shot hitting a high-note, which she did with finesse. And in hi...Keep on reading: Regine Velasquez serenades Rachelle Ann Go, dad for father-daughter dance.....»»

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Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk

JERUSALEM --- Israel celebrated 70 years since the country's foundation on Wednesday, lauding its improbable economic success and military prowess, but facing a range of political and security challenges. The anniversary of the proclamation of the state of Israel by founding father David Ben-Gurion began at sundown on Wednesday under the Hebrew calendar, but falls on May 14 according to the Western calendar. At the traditional Jerusalem torch-lighting ceremony kicking off what Israelis call Independence Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed what he called "real seeds of peace" he said were beginning to sprout among some of Israel's Arab neighbours. He did not elabo...Keep on reading: Israel marks 70 years as a nation as new and old challenges lurk.....»»

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Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany

BERLIN, Germany --- German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims. One of the young men targeted, who captured the incident on his smartphone, said they were confronted by three Arabic-speakers shouting insults at them, one of whom lashed out at him with a belt. Berlin police in their report on Tuesday's suspected anti-Semitic attack said that the suspect later also threatened his victim with a glass bottle. In a twist to the story, the author of the video tape, which went viral on social media, a 21-year-old student called Ada...Keep on reading: Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany.....»»

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Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding

After getting engaged last year, Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies have tied the knot in Boracay. A post shared by Jaja Samaniego (@jajasamaniego) on Apr 18, 2018 at 5:29am PDT The aisle that she walked down was decorated with pastel-colored flowers, feathers, and candles. Above the outdoor venue hung strings of flowers and white paper decorations. Rachelle wore a backless gown with lace sleeves and beaded embellishments by her brother Oz Go. Mark looked sharp in a gray suit and blue tie. At the reception, Rachelle changed into another gown by Oz. It had a sweetheart neckline, thigh-high slit, an was made in a blush pink hue. This is what she wore when s...Keep on reading: Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding.....»»

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Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day – study

Americans waste nearly 150,000 tons of food per day, amounting to about one pound (422 grams) per person, and fruits and vegetables are mostly what gets tossed, a study revealed on Wednesday.   The amount of land used annually to grow food that ends up in the garbage in the United States is 30 million acres, or seven percent of total US cropland. Some 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water gets wasted, too, said the report in the journal PLOS ONE.   Fruits and vegetables made up 39 percent of total food waste, followed by dairy (17 percent), meat (14 percent), and grains (12 percent).   Items least likely to be thrown out included salty snacks, table oi...Keep on reading: Americans waste 150,000 tons of food per day – study.....»»

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