Ways To Support Local Business

Challenging times make it harder for small businesses to survive. When there is no income coming in for weeks, then reopening is only at half capacity and only a few people trickle in their shops, small business owners have no choice but to close down. As more entrepreneurs realize that it’s more practical to close down than open up, many local people will also be … Continue reading Ways To Support Local Business

Sumang Mais Sweetened Cornmeal in Banana Leaves

Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Suman Mais is a native delicacy in the Philippines made of cornmeal. It consists of cornmeal cooked with sugar, coconut milk, and salt and wrapped in banana leaves. Delicacy from the plain regions Suman mais is less popular compared to other kinds of suman made with rice. This delicacy is also called darak mais in Pampanga, while others call it paes. It is well-known in provinces with cornfields … Continue reading Sumang Mais, Filipino’s Cornmeal Delicacy in Banana leaf

Bobotu Campangan's Version of Tamales

Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Boboto is a Capampangan delicacy that is a gelatinous savory pudding. It is popularly known in the country as Tamales, which is the same name as the original dish from Mexico. This delicacy was introduced by the Spaniards in the Philippines when it was still under their occupation. Indigenized Ingredients The Mexican tamales and boboto are the same in some characteristics such as being a … Continue reading Boboto, Capampangan’s Version of Tamales

Queenie Dungo qletters calligrapher watercolor artist

Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

“Keep on creating cause we are created to create.” Don’t be afraid to pursue your passion, because your passion might be something that the world needs” – Queenie Dungo of qletters For some, art is just a matter of something to be looked at, a hobby, a business, or an outlet. But for others, art means more to them. It is an expression of their … Continue reading Meet Queenie Dungo, A Passionate and Puposeful Watercolor Artist and A Calligrapher

5 Remarkable Filipinas Shortlisted For The Third Women of the Future Awards, Southeast Asia

The Women of the Future (WOF) Awards, Southeast Asia, provides a platform for the remarkable female talent across the region. The awards recognize the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors. The awards celebrate the most innovative, determined and talented young women from Southeast Asia, across ten industry categories. From media to science, from entrepreneurship to mentorship, the awards showcase the regions trailblazers.  Five Filipina … Continue reading 5 Remarkable Filipinas Shortlisted For The Third Women of the Future Awards, Southeast Asia

Champorado, Filipino’s Chocolate Rice Porridge

Champorado is a Filipino sweet chocolate rice porridge that was originally derived from the Mexican drink called champurrado. The Spaniards introduced the warm and thick atole in the country when they were still colonizing it. Eventually, this recipe has been changed by adding rice to it. Basic Ingredients At present, sweet glutinous rice also known as malagkit and cocoa powder are used to cook this dish. Traditionally, tablea (pure cocoa … Continue reading Champorado, Filipino’s Chocolate Rice Porridge

Lugud Balen pampanga community kitchen Covid19

Lugud Balen, A Community Kitchen Amidst The Virus Crisis

Kapampangans have always been known as good cooks making it the culinary capital of the Philippines. One way of showing their Bayanihan amidst the virus crisis is by using their best asset which is cooking tasty meals. Hence, a kitchen community in Pampanga named Lugud Balen was formed after a group of Kapampangan chefs and cooks united to ensure that frontliners who serve to fight … Continue reading Lugud Balen, A Community Kitchen Amidst The Virus Crisis

Meet Rorie Ciriaco, An Artist Who Paints Portrait For A Cause Amidst COVID-19

Some people who have a passion for art and helping integrate the two for a greater benefit. Some donate their completed work, while others are open for commissions to produce an artwork to help raise funds for a cause. Without receiving anything, they are contented that they were able to help and share their art. One of these is Rorie Ciriaco, a full-time UI/UX designer, … Continue reading Meet Rorie Ciriaco, An Artist Who Paints Portrait For A Cause Amidst COVID-19

How The COVID-19 Crisis Is Reviving The Bayanihan Culture In The Philippines

Bayanihan culture is the Filipino art of working together to attain a common goal and make any job easier. This community spirit has been shown traditionally by helping a neighbor who is relocating; traditional houses called Bahay Kubo or nipa hut are lifted and carried with the help of volunteers in the neighborhood. This trait of community support recurs whenever a neighbor is in need, … Continue reading How The COVID-19 Crisis Is Reviving The Bayanihan Culture In The Philippines