Yabang Pinoy Launches PHmade: “It’s Worth Buying For”

PHmade’s tagline “It’s Worth Buying For” encourages each Filipino to think twice before spending: is it really worth buying for? Yabang Pinoy believes that small things, when done together, can create a big difference. If each Filipino became conscious of where he spends one peso, he will understand how each choice affects himself, fellow Filipinos, and the country. PHmade also aspires to influence Filipino entrepreneurs into supporting local natural and human resources.

Indeed, patronage of locally made goods and services should be a lifestyle. It enables homegrown brands to improve and compete against foreign brands. The local economy also improves as money goes back and forth between consumer and business, employee and employer. And as more entrepreneurs create, develop, and expand their businesses, more job opportunities are generated. PHmade recognizes Filipino ingenuity and the role of each Filipino in nation-building.

PHmade focuses on seven categories: Produce, Home, Footwear, Fashion, Personal and Home Care, Food and Beverage, and Entertainment. The campaign will continue to collaborate with Filipino entrepreneurs and encourage them to continue to improve their products and services and to always aim for Filipino brands to be global brands.

PHmade is a project of Yabang Pinoy, the pioneering Filipino pride movement that started in 2005. As it celebrates its 8th anniversary, the organization includes it among numerous Filipino pride projects, such as the Y.A.B.A.N.G. Camp (Youth Achievers Building A Nation of Greatness Camp), Yabang Pinoy Goes to School, Pinaka-mahabang Todo Patintero, Global Pinoy Bazaar, and many more. In the 8 years that Yabang Pinoy has immersed itself in various nation-building activities, it re-affirms its belief that true progress and development in our country will start once Filipinos begin living a proudly Filipino lifestyle.

Yabang Pinoy invites every Filipino to be part of the PHmade movement. As early as now, save November 10- 11 2012 for the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar – a showcase of Filipino products made with 100% Filipino Love and Pride.

WHAT: Global Pinoy Bazaar, “Filipino products made with 100% Filipino love and pride!” WHEN: November 10-11, 2012, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-10pm WHERE: Rockwell Tent, Makati City GOAL: To strengthen the local economy by promoting locally made products.

For more information on Yabang Pinoy, visit www.yabangpinoy.com or email yabangpinoy@gmail.com.

Lunch Buffet Meal at Museo ning Angeles

2nd floor Museo ning Angeles, Angeles City -Pampanga province, Philippines

Pamangan Food Festival  poster in Museo ning Angeles compound

Mangan tana ! Let us Eat ! as the Kapampangan are known all over the country and the world as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines.  After a short tour of the museum , the group was treated to a lunch buffet by the Museo ning Angeles and the Angeles City Tourism office.

photo gallery of famous Kapampangan dishes and desserts

table centerpiece with  fruits  and native desserts

Kapampangan pork tocino

Tocino is bacon in Spain but in Caribbean countries, such as Puerto Rico and Cuba, tocino is made from pork fatback (equivalent to slab bacon cut) and neither cured nor smoked, but just fried until very crunchy and added to recipes, much like lardons in French cuisine. It is widely believed the the art of making tocino came from Mexico during the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade and the other variations may have been influenced by the Carribean countries and Spain  ( due to increase trade with them during the late 19th century). Pampanga province, being an agricultural area had a large track of sugarcane plantations and poultry livestocks such as chicken, pigs , cows and carabaos  – sugar which is a by-product of sugarcane is one of the main ingredients of  meat preservation whether pork, beef or carabao meat.

Carabao tocino

Carabao Tocino – This is not my first time to eat a carabao tocino , I have eaten  several times in  restaurants which offer Kapampangan dishes in Metro Manila. But i must say that the way the tocino is marinated differs this dish from Manila.  you can tell that this is a carabao tocino by the color of the tocino ( darker) and a bit tougher compared to pork tocino .

However,  Kapampangan culinary experts say that during olden times, people will seldom use sugar in meat preservation unlike nowadays were people are more accustomed to the sweeter tocino which children and teenager would prefer.


 a yellow sticky rice dish like paella topped with boiled chicken eggs . The yellow coloring was derived from turmeric and the rice is cooked with coconut milk – proof of the India / Malay influence in Philippine culinary dish  prepared by Delyn’s fast food

Lechon -Kapampangan style


 According to our guide,  This is one of Senator Benigno” Ninoy” Aquino  father of the current president , favorite is a dish of plump mole crickets (Gryllotalpa orientalis Burmeister). These are called camaru (may be spelled as  ‘kamaru’), which are burrowing insects found in soft ground such as rice paddies.  I have tasted mole cricket before both adobo style and deep fried , but i must say that this taste different .

Sisig Pisngi at Balugbug Babi

This sisig dish was prepared by Mrs. Miniang Pamintuan

chicken barbecue

I have eaten a lot of chicken barbecue from different restaurant in Metro Manila  from cheap eateries  in the University Belt area , ordinary garage- style eateries in Quezon City to  chicken buffet meal in five star hotels and restaurants. This chicken barbecue served to us during the festival is again in my ” WANT ” list . This  dish is marinated just the way i like !

Sorbet with Dayap

After the gastronomic food fest , We were again treated to an array of  desserts and this Kapampangan style  ” sorbet ” never eases to amaze me, with great mix of sweet, sour taste cleanses my palate !

participants of the food festival

A visitor of the food fest being interviewed by a reporter of ABS-CBN regional news-network

I have seen a lot of balikbayan , locals and even foreigners enjoying the sumptuous lunch buffet meal being offered by Museo ning Angeles , according to guide, people can arrange for a food buffet meal which suit their budget and package tour which includes a tour of heritage houses , churches and industry.

Address: Old Muniscipio Building , Sto. Rosario Heritage District Sto. Rosario Street , Angeles City 2009 -Philippines

Phone (+63) 45-887-47-03 Mobile : (0926) 98766-55

Museum : Opens daily  9:00 am to 5:00pm

 night visit and Sundays : by appointment

Email: angelesmuseo_kfi@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Museo-ning-Angeles/375871512490168

Museo ning Angeles: http://museoningangeles.blogspot.com/2007/10/about-us.html

Museo ning Angeles tour

Museo Ning Angeles, Angeles City, Pampanga province -Philippines

Museo Ning Angeles facade and statue of Dr. Jose Rizal

A small group of writers and bloggers were invited for a whole day tour of Angeles city cultural district .  We meet at Trinoma mall before embarking a 2-hour trip to Angeles City, Pampanga.

facade of the old municipal building

This edifice was constructed in 1922 during the incumbency of Mayor Juan Nepomoceno and served as the municipio (town hall) until 1999 after which it was turned over to Kuliat Foundation and converted into what is now the Museo Ning Angeles.

Museo Ning Angeles -historical marker designated the building as Important Cultural Property by the National Museum installed in June 12, 2012

This building is a priceless asset, vintage circa 1920, the edifice is a museum piece by itself, located at the prime Sto. Rosario Historic District across the Holy Rosary Cathedral.

Holy Rosary Parish Church

The church was constructed from 1877 to 1896 by the townspeople of Angeles who were made to work under the Spanish government, where all native males, 16-60, were required to perform manual labor for free.  From 1899 to 1900, the U.S. Army used the church as a military hospital.

flea market bazaar

 This exhibit bazaar of native cookies were made by women of Angeles City , Pampanga .  This is a livelihood project for the community were women were taught how to make home -style traditional cookies and  crispy mushroom crackers. Before entering the museum , I have bought  some sample of their products .

diorama of the church and Christmas lantern parade in Angeles City


Sulucan is former jail area

Culiat history

Angeles  City was formerly called Barrio Culiat,  where there are trees that grew abundantly in the area at the time when the first settlers founded the town is now the city’s old district.

Origin :

 Culiat or Kuliat was derived from at least two possible plant names. One is from the plant kuliåt, Gnetum indicum Lour. Merr. a woody vine that abound in the place or a shrub of the the same Gnetum family. While the other one is a Diospyros specie, of the black wood family. This family of trees includes the famous Philipine ebony wood, and Talang  (Diospyros discolor Willd. [D. philippensis Desr.]). Types of talang includes the known Kamagong or Mabolo tree in many Philippine languages. Culiat Street is said to be the area where the old San Fernando barrio of Culiat was located, near the chapel of Apu Mamacalulu. An old barrio of Tandang Sora in Quezon City is also named Culiat (or Coliat).

a typical fiesta scene

culinary utensils on display found in the second floor

The museum is a common place history and lifestyle community museum to an innovative culinary center that is to become known for the depth of its research, extensive and engaging nature of its collection and its interactive service like cooking demonstration, food festivals  and documentation on Kampampangan  and International cuisine practice. For those who wanted to conduct  research on culinary and culinary studies there is also a library and short culinary course being held at the museum .

group picture

Note: The museum also conducts Culinary and Heritage tours around the vicinity and there is a half day tour and a whole day tour available. Unlike other heritage tours one can customized or tailor fit a tour itinerary to suit one’s budget or time

Address: Old Muniscipio Building , Sto. Rosario Heritage District Sto. Rosario Street , Angeles City 2009 -Philippines

Phone (+63) 45-887-47-03 Mobile : (0926) 98766-55

Museum : Opens daily  9:00 am to 5:00pm

 night visit and Sundays : by appointment

Email: angelesmuseo_kfi@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Museo-ning-Angeles/375871512490168

Museo ning Angeles: http://museoningangeles.blogspot.com/2007/10/about-us.html

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