Wednesday, April 3, 2024

LOVE THE FLAVORS, LOVE THE PHILIPPINES: The Philippine Eatsperience opens in Rizal Park and Intramuros in Manila

 

One of Luneta’s pocket gardens transformed into a bustling food park on Wednesday (April 3), as over 30 food joints  offer dishes like Cebu lechon, Chicken Inasal, Ilocos empanada, to Bicol Express, among other iconic food that represent the Filipino way of celebration. 

The new Filipino fiesta-themed food and lifestyle market at Noli Me Tangere Garden is now open to the public starting Thursday, selling various regional cuisines for one year. It is accessible to commuters and cars, just a stone’s throw away from Roxas Boulevard and Kalaw Avenue.

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco led the traditional pot breaking to launch “Philippine Eatsperience” to celebrate the Filipino Food Month 2024. 

Newport World Resorts Gives Prominence to Local Dishes in Celebration of Filipino Food Month

 

What a way to welcome April than with a food binge at nonetheless than the country’s   premier   lifestyle   and entertainment   destination that's a walk away from our home in Pasay. 

Find your way and celebrate Filipino   Food   Month with us  at Newport World Resorts.   In partnership   with   the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA). With the theme of “Engaging the Youth in Shaping the Future of Philippine Culinary Heritage and Gastronomy,” explore and savor the rich flavors and colorful history behind 11 featured dishes by Newport World Resorts’ award-winning restaurants.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

What I've Learned Through 40+ Years of My Life


I have learned that...

I don’t have to react to everything that bothers me.

You see, I'm an overthinker... 

The energy it takes to react to every bad thing that happens to you drains you and stops you from seeing the other good things in life same goes when you let it ho over your head, again and again.

Teaching myself to "BE STILL." and "know who God is" in my life gave me peace and enough wisdom to surrender to Him all that I could not handle.

Read more...

Lenten Dining Made Easy with foodpanda



This Lenten season, people often opt to look for healthier meals. Luckily, foodpanda has your back. Navigating meatless dining during this season has become more accessible than ever making it easier to start your meat-abstaining journey.

foodpanda offers numerous meat-free choices to cater to different tastes. From simple favorites to creative dishes, there's something to satisfy every palate from foodpanda's restaurants. 

Monday, March 25, 2024

Discover the Philippines’ Breathtaking Shores with 7-Eleven’s Summer EsCUPades



n the midst of the summer heat and longing for a refreshing escape, 7-Eleven is treating the country to another round of drinks and exciting getaway trips. This time, customers are invited to rediscover the beauty of the local scenery through the Summer EsCUPades Raffle Promo.

 

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration with over 3,800 stores nationwide, this year’s adventure will be all about exploring the wonders that lie within the islands of the Philippines. With Summer EsCUPades, drinks and destinations go hand in hand as 7-Eleven gives customers a chance to travel to the top luxury destinations in the country: Siargao, Palawan, Boracay, Bohol, and Cebu.

 

Sunday, March 3, 2024

7-Eleven celebrates “Forty-gether, Kasama ang Paborito mong Kapitbahay"

 

7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store, has always been a go-to destination for essentials, quick snacks, and affordable meals for all Filipinos. This familiarity is thanks to the delightful years spent with the 7-Eleven community spanning over four decades. 

Friday, February 9, 2024

Speak the Language of Love: Discover Your Valentine's Day Gifts with foodpanda

 Have you thought of a perfect dish or surprise gift for your special someone or loved ones this coming Valentine’s Day? Celebrate the day of love by transforming your home into a haven of romance, where a delightful surprise is knocking at your door. 

 

Let foodpanda come in and help you choose sulit and kilig gifts and essentials! Dive into these affordable deals from February 12 to February 14. Use the code:VDAY150 and get P150 off via pandamart or foodpanda shops

 

 

Plus, a P200 cashback on food delivery (min order P799) and pick-up (min order P499). Use the voucher code: 200LOVE on February 14 &15, and be sure to use your cashback for another order until February 19.  Who said saving can't be as delightful as the surprise itself?

DOT to host the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) in February 2024


 Plunge into the captivating depths of the country’s underwater marvels as the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX), returns on February 23 to 25, 2024 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City.


Dubbed as the country’s largest platform for the diving community, the PHIDEX prides itself as the only dive show in the region with its value-added event components, including Dive Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) business-to-business (B2B) meetings, a Dive Conference, and post-event dive familiarization tours.


Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, a certified diver herself and chair of the Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD), hailed   PHIDEX’s “timely” comeback with the Philippines’ recent victories in the dive industry.


To recall, in 2023, the World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as the World’s Leading Dive Destination. The country also won as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, its fifth straight win, a testament to the collective efforts to preserve and further promote the dive industry together with the stakeholders from the local government, the private sector, and various dive communities.


"The PHIDEX is a manifestation of the Department's thrust toward strengthening the country's diving portfolio and our diving stakeholders and enthusiasts' commitment to leveraging the country's natural assets beneath our vast waters as one of the favorite diving destinations in the world," she said.


"Being one of the 18 mega biodiverse countries in the world, The Philippines boasts a multitude of marine species from across our regions of over 7,641 islands. I encourage our fellow Filipinos and foreign friends to come and visit us, and see for yourselves the beauty in our waters, finding more reasons to love the Philippines through the PHIDEX," she added.


Themed “Heart of Asia’s Diving: Collaboration for the Ocean Community,” the fourth edition of PHIDEX will specifically showcase the Philippines’ competitive edge as a diving destination for adventurers and enthusiasts alike. It will also provide an avenue for stakeholders to connect, network, and generate investments for local and international experts to share industry knowledge as well as best sustainable practices for ocean tourism in a global context.



Diving is also a key priority for the DOT as part of its multi-dimensional tourism approach, evident through its series of successful dive-related initiatives launched across the country. These included the Anilao Underwater Shootout in Batangas, the DIVE7 Festival series, Davao Dive Expo, NorthMin Dive, Cebu Travel Catalogue, BHOLDEX, MisOr Dive Festival, Samal Island Dive Safari, Bay Deep Mati Freediving Festival, and the inaugural Philippine Tourism Dive Dialogue held in Cebu last September, among others.


For the exhibition component of PHIDEX 2024, the DOT has partnered with Underwater 360, organizer of the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), the longest-running and largest dive expo in Asia.


Over 100 exhibitors, representing dive resorts, dive shops, training agencies, insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, marine conservation associations, and National Tourism Organizations are expected to join the expo.


For inquiries, please contact the PHIDEX Secretariat at phidex@tourism.gov.ph. Prospective exhibitors can reach out to Mr. Desmond Ho, Regional Business Manager of Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd /Asia Dive Expo/Underwater 360 ASIA, via desmond@asiangeo.com and desmond@uw360.asia.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

7-Eleven Chef Creations x Romantic Baboy's On-the-Go Korean Meals


Convenience and delight have always gone hand in hand at our favorite kapitbahay, 7-Eleven. When it comes to deliciously affordable food offerings, 7-Eleven's Chef Creations line does not disappoint with its array of meals. 


Just last year, its collaboration with Romantic Baboy was met with only finger hearts by customers. Now, this perfect pairing has more mouthwatering choices a few months after its initial launch. After all, only the best K-dramas merit a second season.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Elevate Your Gatherings with foodpanda's Platter Meals Extravaganza

 

It's that time of the year to plan ahead all the family celebrations lined up for the year, and what better way to plan and budget ahead than with the options from foodpanda.  

To start the good year they made their app ready and it's packed with big group meals that would definitely satisfy everyone's cravings and level up group bonding into something extraordinary which we all truly deserve!  

Oh btw!  This post is filled with discount food vouchers from our favorite food app, make sure to read through and take note of the codes!

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Duty Free Philippines Reports Commendable Sales Boost for 2023


Today was such a remarkable and eventful one, after finishing the day's chores and business errands, I was able to attend Duty-Free Philippines' event at Duty Free Luxe in MOA.  It was such an honor to be amongst the invitees who witnessed how the aforementioned business has grown after the pandemic.  



After the welcoming remarks from Ms. Josh Mirafuentes of DOT,  the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelogio A. Angala without any ado proceeded on how DFP has navigated through unprecedented challenges over the years.  Having a commendable sales milestone in 2019, raking in an impressive 226 M dollars, while witnessing a parallel surge in income, reaching a substantial P 464 M.  It is through DFP's unwavering commitment that translates to a significant P 243 M contribution to the Department of Tourism (DOT) for government tourism programs and projects, fortifying crucial support for government-driven tourism initiatives.  Because let me reiterate Mr. Angala's stand that Duty-Free is under the DOT after all.   And even in the face of the global pandemic's temporary disruption, this did not hamper their stalwart recovery.

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Marian Rivera-Dantes, Home Credit’s Flash Mob Wows All!

 




Marian, together with Home Credit dancers, delighted the audience with their energetic performance, dancing to the beat of the viral TikTok dance, Sabay-Sabay Tayo, and later transitioning to Home Credit’s theme song, titled Para Sa Life. 


Home Credit also organized a dance challenge for the mallgoers, encouraging them to learn Para Sa Life’s choreography. Those who showcased their moves on social media, tagging Home Credit’s official accounts, snagged exciting prizes.

Sip, Laugh, and Learn with Birch Tree’s "Cowmustahan!" Series



In today's fast-paced world, Birch Tree Fortified Choco recognizes the importance of meaningful connections and valuable life lessons. That's why they are thrilled to introduce "Cowmustahan!", an engaging and heartwarming YouTube series that is an enchanting world of fun and wisdom served in a glass. Join them on a journey of discovery as they explore the heartwarming tales of its characters and the profound lessons they impart in each episode.More than just a kid’s show, "Cowmustahan!" is a delightful rendezvous with Berty - the curious, playful, and kind baby cow, and Mama Betty - the nurturing, empathetic, and cheerful mom cow. Together, they are the heart and soul of the "Cowmustahan!" Series.