Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), announced that it will increase and upgrade its flights to Hong Kong, pending the approval of its request for seat entitlements with the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). The Philippines recently inked a new air service agreement with Hong Kong, doubling the weekly seats assigned to carriers operating flights from Manila to Hong Kong, from 15,000 seats per week to 30,000 seats per week. The agreement also covered unlimited capacity in all international airports in the Philippines outside of Manila.
GIVING traditional cuisine a twist makes for an innovative chef. And in cooking competitions, the question may well be: How does one cook a kilo or two of pork or of glutinous rice to come with something if not new, at least different?
Michelle: I have to admit that I just recently knew the word petricho and came to know that it means the smell of dry earth after the first rain. And I am so proud because it is through my niece Jana that I have heard of this word, and how she and her classmates spearheaded this project to donate raincoats to public school children.
The Filipino family is very good at dividing what has to be done and they are able to conquer the world.
When the kids were growing up, we got relocated to Manila because my husband got promoted. He didn’t want to go without his family, so we packed and went with him. It was the start of the school-year and to get all four daughters accepted in one school was next to impossible, but we made it.
I am a 25-year-old working woman and I have a boyfriend for a year now whose jealousy has worsened. From the first month of our relationship, I already knew that he is the jealous type. Since I love him, I felt flattered and tolerated his attitude.
SOON to celebrate its seventh year, the Filipino buffet at Pino has proved itself the place to go to, to savor various Filipino cuisines.
Ongoing now is the buffet of mostly Pampanga dishes from chef Edith Singian who was around to grace the launching of Pino’s latest food festival, which also saw the launching of her book, Sweet Temptations.
At a recent special dinner in Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa, the chefs at the Acqua poolside restaurant created a menu of varied offerings to complement the collection of Pirramimma wines for an exclusive tasting.
Acqua is the resort’s signature Italian restaurant, so there were pizza and pasta offerings, but the menu that evening went beyond these Italian favorites. There was a dish to complement all nine wines from Pirramimma, a winery that has been operating since 1892 in McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Here’s toasting the end of the week. Here’s salut to the coming week. Big cin cin (say chin-chin) to all friends. Cheers to the world. Tagay to the neighborhood. Let’s drink and be merry, for Christmas is very near.
THE Miss World title not only means bearing the pride of beauty, but more importantly, lobbying the humanitarian cause of the organization. Arielle Diane Garciano understood that when she was crowned Miss World New Zealand last April 26 to represent the country this year to the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant, Miss World.
THE Brazilian Carnival is one of the world’s biggest celebrations, with cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo bursting with color and music, parades and dancing for days on end.
But there’s one island on this side of the world that also knows how to party. While many of us Cebuanos wish we could see the Carnival in Brazil, not everyone can make the long journey halfway around the world to experience it.