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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Holiday Inn & Suites launches “Adobo Nation” at Flavors Restaurant


Adobo is arguably the quintessential Filipino dish – ask a Filipino how they like their adobo, and you’ll probably get a different answer each time. Such is the nature of this much-loved dinner table staple: it is enjoyed in countless of different ways. This is precisely what Holiday Inn & Suites Makati celebrates this October with Adobo Nation, a festival that brings to light the unique and inventive ways of cooking adobo aside from the classic.

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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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