Marinel Paguia to represent TGIFridays Philippines


Topnotch TGIFridays bartenders from the Asia-Pacific region will take center stage and outdo each other’s superior bartending skills as the Asia-Pacific Bartending Championship happens in Indonesia on October 21-23 with the the exhilarating and much-awaited Flairtending Competition scheduled on the 23rd. Cocktail glasses will fly and liquor bottles will be tossed like some jugglers’ pins.

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Revisiting my Alma Mater, ISCAHM


Inside the kitchen of the International School for Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM), the media guests marveled at how Chef Ernie Babaran can create exquisite cake toppers with pulled sugar. He manipulated the sugar under high heat and produced flowers and multi-colored ribbons. Before taking on the post as ISCAHM’s Director for Pastry & Bakery Arts, Chef Ernie worked in several top hotel chains in the Philippines and abroad. He is known for making the enormous wedding cake of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein (who was a prince then) and Queen Rania of Jordan. We also watched Chef Norbert Gandler and chef Joey Herrera prepare Pan-Roasted Lapu-Lapu with Spinach Feta Cheese Ravioli.

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Parkway Cancer Centre X Asia CEO Forum


Cancer is no longer the death sentence it once was, according to Parkway Cancer Centre Medical Director and Senior Consultant Dr. Ang Peng Tiam.

“Cancer is not a death sentence… It’s very important that the patient must have the will to fight. That’s why we do these talks, it’s very important for us to share with them the medical advances that are taking place,” Dr. Ang shared.

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The Peninsula Manila, BenCab “Art” Afternoon Tea

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The Peninsula Manila has been a longtime supporter of the arts. Over the last 43 years, it has assembled a sizable collection by some of the most notable names in Philippine art, the likes of Ang Kiukok, Malang, Romulo Olazo, Cesar Legaspi, Sanso, and BenCab among others. But the jewel in its collection is probably National Artist Napoleon “Billy” Abueva’s monumental “Sunburst” sculpture that crowns its soaring lobby under which guests gather every afternoon to enjoy the classic Peninsula Afternoon Tea.

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