Opening Highlights of the NFGB FIESTAG 2014

SMX Convention Center Hall #3, SM Mall of Asia , Pasay City- Philippines

o the National Federation Game Fowl Breeders in cooperation with different provincial breeders present to the public the NFG FIESTAG 2014 at the iconic SMX Convention Center.\

  Schedule of Daily Seminars and Lectures

Cock Raising , Cock Fighting , Cock Enthusiasts have a lot of reasons to celebrate in this event . There were a lot of FREEBIES, Daily Lectures and Seminars , trade shows.


There is a minimal entrance fee of Php 100.00


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Yabang Pinoy- Global Pinoy Bazaar at the World Trade Center

Glorietta 5, Makati City -Philippines

freelance writers and bloggers were invited by the organizers of the event

Bloggers and Freelance media practitioners were invited into an afternoon of briefing for the Yabang Pinoy’s -Global Pinoy Bazaar to be held at the World Trade Center along Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia ) in Pasay City from August 22-24, 2014.

The 3-day trade fair features quality Philippine made products and  business entrepreneur which have corporate social responsibility. For more information about the upcoming trade event, Please try to visit their website and facebook page for more information.




Winners and Shakers of the 3rd DEVCUP 2014

Meralco Multi Purpose Hall, Ortigas, Pasig City, Philippines

several hundreds of students, IT. practitioners and professionals were group into  62 teams battling out to create the best apps and with no less than 48 successful apps at the end of the 2-day hackathon.

DevCup’s goal is to further reinforce the commitment in showcasing the Filipino talent in Information Technology. The continuous change of challenges to reflect the current trends that makes the Philippines abundant in terms of talents and skills.

Mr. Adrian Peterson Co, Mr.  Zyrexson Martinez, and Ms. Rose Anne Concepcion using Ruby on Rails.

sponsors of the event
Sponsorship packages range from Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
This year’s distinguished  panel of judges includes  AngelHack Singapore 2013 winner (Shoot N Sell) Ms. Michie Ang, Infoshift Inc. CTO Mr. Jesse Panganiban, Aelogica Senior Developer Mr. Ramon Tayag, Focus Global CTO Ms. Stephanie Sy and  Novare Technologies Senior Vice President for Technology Consultant Mr. William Yu
According to the organizers of set of criteria for determining the winners includes:
Quality of Software Development (50%)
User Interface/User Experience (15%),
Ingenuity  and Creativity (20%)
Usefulness of the Application (15%)
Total of 100%
I would like to ” Thank” Mr. John Arce for the invitation for the event, however due to family commitment . I had to rely on the links and photos provided by the organizers.

Historical Kamuning Bakery : President Corazon Aquino among its customers

43 Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1 street, Kamuning , Quezon City -Philippines

facade of the bakery with wheat logo

We usually passed along Judge Jimenez street whenever we went to Fairview and whenever i go to Tomas Morato street in Quezon City . We used to order a couple of bread and sometimes we would also crave for their egg pies , cheese cakes, yema rolls and Pan de Rizal. The bakery had around 300 kinds of bread, cakes, pastries .

interior of the bakery

There is an air- conditioned portion where the bakery can accommodate up to 30 people at any given time. 

family photo taken during the 1950’s with a delivery trunk

History :
Kamuning Bakery was founded around November 1939 a few months after the birth of Quezon City. The community bakery had witness almost all facet of the city.
The bakery is likewise intimately connected with the founding and growth of the city named after President Manuel L. Quezon.

Pan de Rizal

One of the family old-time recipe was the Pan de Rizal a small round shaped bread which was a luxury during  the time of Rizal. According to the descendants , It was Rizal’s favorite bread, it was the one given to him by his sister when he was imprisoned in Fort Santiago. The bread was baked by their great- grandmother .  The bread is common in almost every neighborhood bakeries and was called by many names. the shelf -life is longer than the ordinary bread and can last between 5 to 7 days without any refrigeration . 

Kamuning shrub with white flowers

The area used to be planted with a lot of Kamuning shrubs ( Murraya paniculata) which are commonly found in within the locality hence the name. is used both in traditional medicine as an analgesic and for wood (for tool handles).

In the West, Murraya paniculata is cultured as an ornamental tree or hedge because of its hardiness, wide range of soil tolerance.

blueberry cheesecake

We have ordered some of their home-made cakes and , this is is quite cheap at Php 65.00 per slice ! It is moist and by the time we wanted to order for take-out , it was gone !

The original owners of the bakery were Mr. Marcelo and Ms. Leticia Bonifacio, who at the time were already operating a successful bakeshop in Manila called Los Baños Bakery. The family are descendants of Lucia-Rizal-Herbosa – sister of Dr. Jose P. Rizal . 

Kamuning bakery has been pugon-baking  traditional pan de-suelo from the old family recipe of founder’s fore-bearers. Traditional old-fashioned baking with 75-year-old pugon or wood-fire brick .

  Biscocho -one of the bakery’s best sellers

This second bakery was one of the first structures in Kamuning, along with a barber shop, grocery, schools and a church. The bakery is pretty advance during their date, While most of the bakeries and business establishments only used ordinary lettering as their business logo, Kamuning Bakery used wheat as its logo to symbolized its primary ingredient in their breads.


Japanese Occupation

Operations were rudely interrupted during the Japanese Occupation of the 1940s. Imported flour was expensive and difficult to find. In February 1945 came the Battle of Manila, with the capital city bombed by the Americans and sacked by the Japanese. The southern districts of Intramuros, Ermita and Malate went up in flames. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed, among them Leticia’s father, Miguel Bonifacio, and her husband Marcelo Javier. Some of the ingredients were very hard find , some had to be substituted with other locally available ingredients.

pan de suelo

Pan de Suelo is comparable to French baguette with their crunchy texture on the outside and soft in the inside, It is perfect combination to any  pork and bean , sausages , ham or any leftover adobo or asado . It is also best for coffee or chocolate. The bakery plans to serve coffee which came from coffee plantations and farmers cooperative .

cookies with glazed fruits -Php 30.00 per pack

Widowed, Leticia, who was actually a lawyer, continued to run the business with her uncle Ambrosio Ison. Her bakers remained loyal to her. Helping out was Leticia’s 5-year-old son, Teddy Javier, who would sell pan de sal to customers, three pieces of which then cost five centavos.

pan de sal

It used to be a sleepy neighborhood with very few residents up until the late 1950’s when people began to settle the place. It was in the early 1980’s when two ( 2) television stations which are located near the bakery and its stars began patronizing the bakery.

egg pies

Mr. Teddy grew attached to the business, all the way to adolescence, college life, adulthood and employment as an ABS-CBN salesman. Eventually he resigned and took over management of the bakery. Business picked up when they were able to deliver bread to New Frontier, South Supermarket and Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets in Manila.

celebrities and famous personalities are hung in a portion of a wall

Celebrities and Presidents :

One of the bakery’s bestsellers is the Pan de Suelo, a favorite of President Corazon Aquino. “This kind of bread requires a special skill to bake,” . “It is cooked on the oven’s floor and the heat is circulated equally to ensure it is cooked perfectly.” Their bread is baked in a wood-fired oven, which gives the products a distinct flavor. Not all wood can be use baking breads , One of the best woods are from mangrove trees , hardwood varieties like narra, kamagong and yakal .

Mr. Wilson Lee-Flores

According to the present owner , Real estate and columnist  Mr. Wilson Lee- Flores accounts” Culinary Heritage Advocate ” Dr. Doreen Gamboa Fernandez wrote a lengthy article about the historical pastries and products that the bakeshop offers.

President Manuel L. Quezon would also visit the bakeshop when he would come to the city.
Celebrities like Ms. Coney Reyes, Mr. Richard Gomez , Mr. Rogelio dela Rosa , Mr. Aga Muhlach , Mr. Mikael Daez ,Ms. Jessica Soho , Ms. Gloria Romero, Felice Prudente Santa Maria , Mr. Butch Dalisay, Ms. Julie Yap-Daza, Don Alejandro Roces, Nick Joaquin among others……….

group photo with freelance writers and bloggers

The host is very engaging and there are plans to have a small restaurant within the premises which will serve pasta, coffee and hot chocolates.  When our group asked Mr. Wilson Lee -Flores on what type of bread can best described him, He said ” Pan de Suelo ” tough outside but soft inside ! 

Reference: Palayok : Philippine Food Through Time : On Site , In the Pot

Address: No. 43 Judge Jimenez Street corner K-1st Street, Kamuning, Quezon City.

Tels: 9292216, 7945045, 09175202756, 09985544220, 09228321888, 09178481818.

Store Hours extended to 11 pm daily & to 9 pm on Sundays.

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Kulay-Doscope ART and Painting Exhibit at Galeria De Las Islas

3th Floor Galeria De Las Islas , Silahis Art Center, General Luna Street , Intramuros, Manila-Philippines


Pinsel Art Society together in partnership with Galeria De Las Islas present to the public KULAY -DOSCOPE an art , painting event which runs from August 8 to August 23, 2014 .

    Pinsel Art Society was formed in 1995 and the initial core group was composed with 12 artists.Now the group had several dozens of artists .Majority of the art works are made by 24 participating artists.

Mr. Romy De Leon together with his paintings

We were given an opportunity to cover the event and was able to interview Mr. Romy De Leon ( President of the Organization ) He prefers watercolor and acrylic . He prefers colorful style and specializes in sceneries and landscape .

Land Scape 1 watercolor 15x 22

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Mr. Romy De Leon



Bapomet Oil on canvass 12′ x 19′ top most with goat head  , The Serafidon of Midas by Mr. Paulo Amparo  the other three are works of Ms. Marilou Solano

cat with a jar

Mr. Mark Hernandez art painting

Participating artists includes: Ms. Beth Bravo, Ms. Chas Maratas , Mr. Paul Escobañas , Jerrika Shi, Bal Fornaliza, Mr. Jaime Medina, Mr. Romeo De Leon , Cedric De Leon, Mr. Jaime Leon, Mr. Jun Tivi , Micas Dionisio , Ronald Uy, Mark Hernandez, George Cubacub, Andy Mortell, Marilou Solano, Coleen Elic , Paulo Amparo , Andrew Tan , Raquel Burce, Clarissa Navidad, Lina Dalmacio, Armand Guittenring , Sheril Gagala.

Note: The exhibition is OPEN and is FREE to the public .

Exhibition Hours : 9:00am to 7:00pm

2nd International Beauty , Health & Wellness Expo : 5 in 1 Event

Blackboard Restaurant, Podium Mall , Ortigas Center , Mandaluyong City – Philippines

panelist: Ms. Candy Monasterio –  Tuason (MissTourism -World Philippines Foundation ) , Ms. Carmie de Leon( VP for Sales and Marketing – Healthway Medical )  Ms. Mitch Guce – (People’s Management Association of the Philippines) Ms. Michelle Ballesteros -CEO Ex-Links Events ,  Mr. Jesse Rebustillo , Ms. Baby Cruz ( Frnk Provost ) Mr. Jojo B. Alejandrino ( Vice-President -Global Medical Technologies) Marjorie Lopingco (Chairman of the Philippine Wellness Spa Association Inc.).

The 2nd International , Beauty , Health and Wellness Expo ( IBWHEX) will be held from August 28 to 30, 2014 in one of the biggest venue center at the SMX Convention Center , Mall of Asia . IWHEX offers international trade associations, manufacturers , exporters and wholesalers the platform to launch their products and services to the Philippines.

The organizers aim to bring  this event into one roof.

Local Trade Participants

 Create a platform where they can introduce and showcase their globally competitive products and services

Meet new potential clients, suppliers and business partners

Connect and network with your target buyers and dealers to both local and international visitors

International Trade Participants

To serve as their venue in searching for local counterparts, future partners, suppliers and possible business venture in the Philippines

To provide additional market for their products

Job Fair

There will be at least 10 to 20 Philippine companies that will be having a job fair for the visitors

Miss Tourism -World Philippines 2014 candidates

Miss Tourism World Philippines modelling show

Miss Tourism World-Philippines 2014 organizers are planning to have a fashion event on August 30, 2014 . There will be over 200 candidates from different parts of the country.

The aim of the pageant is not only to send beautiful ladies to represent the country in the intentional pageants  but also to promote the tourism . The national pageant will be held on September 23, 2014 at the MOA Arena and will be telecast on Septemer 28, 2014 on TV Kapatid  channel 5

Daily Lectures and Seminars

There will be daily lectures, seminars , workshops and even dance aerobics during the event. For more information about the event please visit their website.


Tipsy Beans : Redefying Your Coffee and Dining Experience

Domingo M. Guevara street ( formerly called Libertad), Highway Hills ,  Mandaluyong City , Philippines

We are quite fortunate to get invited by a foodie and coffee expert to a coffee shop review . We were greeted by Mr. Stephen Alvin Gueco ( co-owner ) of the shop . The current coffee shop started its operation in July 2013 and their kiosk style take-out corner in Makati opened its door on November 2013 .

tarpaulin poster

 Tipsy beans – Perx Club showcasing their loyalty promo and freebies

The store can accommodate 20 to 25 customers at any given time, however there are some instances that reservations are made by some clientele which wanted their event to be private – They can expand the capacity between 30 to 35 .

inspirational messages and love chains

Unlike other coffee shops it had a quaint home effect , It had several areas in which they allow customers to write and express their thoughts in their message board made from Manila paper, Another portion had love chains where several dozens of chains  are hung . These locks can be purchased at Php 45 at the store.

Mr. Stephen Alvin Gueco

Mr. Stephen Alvin Gueco  is the co-owner of the coffee shop together with his brother Mr. Patrick Lorenz Gueco. What is nice about the coffee and other menus is the incorporation of beer and liquor .

Delectable Sisig Triangles and Kopi Luwak

One of the signature sandwiches that is being offered by the coffee shop is the Delectable Sisig Triangles with chips , chopped tomatoes and cucumber at Php 75 per serving .

 Kopi Luwak – or civet cat fermented coffee  the price per cup is just Php 180 . It is best accompany with brown sugar . It is best partnered with any sandwich and pasta

Good Ol’ Pesto

Good Ol’ Pesto wheat sandwich . It is made from pesto with chicken bits and freshly picked lettuce leaves with chips , sliced tomato and cucumber

Vootbeer Float

Vootbeer Float is a combination of root-beer and beer with special float . It is not your typical mixture and thus you can enjoy them throughout the day .

Spicy Tuna Pesto

Spicy Tuna Pesto with wheat bread - This is one of the Must try when you visit the coffee and restaurant . Php 128 per serving

Drunken Hungarian Sausage

All Time-Favorite Adobo

One of the favorite menus of the place is the All Time-Favorite Adobo , the difference between the All Time -Favorite Adobo and the All Time – Cheesy Flavored Adobo is the cheese toppings.  Php 90.00 per serving

Beer Battered Fish Fillet

Beer Battered Fish Fillet is also one of the best sellers for people who do not like meat . Php 80 per serving

Potato Wedges with Cheese and Garlic Dip and Potato Nuggets

Potato Wedges with cheese and garlic dip and Potato Nuggets is a perfect compliment with the Irish Cream on Coffee Rocks – It has volka , cream and the ice cube is made out of coffee. It only cost Php80.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

There is a glass display area in which clientele can buy coffee beans and other useful merchandise items.

The coffee chain had a lot of items for sale aside from the usual coffee , pasta and sandwiches . One can make a reservation during off peak time from 10:00am to 6:00pm and peak time from 6:00pm to 12mn

* Rates may vary – Php 4,000 above – consumable

Tipsy Bean is open for catering , special functions and bookings

group photo

Note: I must ” Thank: Mr. Arnie Alesna and Mr. Stephen Alvin Gueco for the accommodation

How to Commute:

 MRT SHAW  to EDSA just walk right side ( south side ) going to Domingo Guevara street .

Another one is taking jeep from JRU with Libertad street or Domingo Guevara street

 Address: 50 Domingo M. Guevara (formerly Libertad), Highway Hills Mandaluyong, Philippines
Phone 0917-4188747 / 0922-8200082 / 621-3660

Store Operations; Mondays to Saturdays- 10PM to 12mn

Sundays- 1:00PM to 12mn

Makati Branch : Ground Floor , Lepanto Building , Paseo de Roxas Makati City



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