Opening of Chong’s Chicken Inasal within Kingspoint Subdivision

Chong’s Chicken inasal is grilling their famous Kapampangan style chicken inasal at the heart of Katipunan Avenue street food within Kingspoint subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Chong’s Chicken Inasal

chicken inasal is quite popular in the towns of Arayat, Magalang in Pampanga province. The proprietors wanted to bring the Kapampangan way of grilling chicken within the Kingspoint subdivision community.

The taste is milder compared to the usual inasal of Bacolod and Iloilo. There is free calamansi, toyo ( soy sauce) and chicken oil for every purchase of their chicken inasal.

There are two price range -chicken drumstick and thigh for Php 65 and chicken breast and wings for Php 70

The grilling station is near El Pueblo One condominium, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan townhomes, Kingsville and Goodwill Homes 1

Chong’s Chicken Inasal ( in front of Cerdon’s Eatery and beside Holy Child Academy-Kingspoint)

Operations : Everyday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm until supply last

Address: Lot 8, Block 26, Katipunan Avenue, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City ( in front of Cerdon’s Eatery)

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Pasko 2020 Stamp and First Day Cover Issued by PHLPOST

Philippine Postal Corporation or PHLPOST issues the yearly Pasko 2020 stamp and first day cover in a virtual launching during the end of the ” National Stamp Collecting Month. On November 28,2020, the launching was held at the iconic Manila Central Post Office within Liwasang Bonifacio, Ermita, Manila.

Pasko 2020 Stamp and Meaning

“At the end of this extraordinary difficult year, the Christmas stamp will remind us that spending time together with the Family will bring much needed respite from the worries and adversity, and looking forward for better days to come.”

The “Pasko 2020” stamp features an image of the contemporary Filipino family. They gather around for support and encouragement, maintaining a positive outlook, with the traditional Parol (Christmas lantern) in the background to complement the postage stamp.

Technical Description

Date of Issue: November 23, 2020

Kind of Issue: Special

Denomination: Php 12.00

Designer: Ms. Eunice Beatrix Dabu

Size: 30mm x 40mm

Sheet Composition: 40 (10×4)

Printing Process: Offset Lithography

Printer: Amstar Company Incorporated

Perforation: 14

Quantity :10,000 pieces

First Day Cover : 400 pieces

PHLPost said the stamp and official first day Covers of “Pasko 2020” will now be available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Area 1, Tuguegarao, Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro, and Postal Area 9, Zamboanga.

Opening of AgriKultura Farmers Market in Goodwill Homes 1, Novaliches

AgriKultura Farmers Market open to serve customer who lives within Goodwill Homes 1 in Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

The farmers market used to be known as Doris Wong Chinese Food stall before the coronavirus 2019 lock down last march.

AgriKultura Farmers Market

The concept of the AgriKultura Farmer Market is to bring fresh vegetables, meat, poultry, spices, fish, fruits and basic food essentials like rice, sugar, salt, soy sauce, sauce, cooking oil, honey to the general public who had a hard time buying fresh produce in public market at a reasonable price.

Mr. Narco Atienza -manager of AgriKultura Farmers Market

There are two sections of the market, one caters to retail/ per kilo and wholesale- those purchasing per sack or more.

The organizers are planning to add live potting plants and herbs among other produce in the following weeks.

The farmers market is located just beside Don C Lechon manok and liempo and near Goodwill Homes community center.

Those living within Kingspoint Subdivision, San Pedro IX, Kasiyahan Town homes, Grand Monaco Villas, El Pueblo One condominium, Kingsville (Barangay Bagbag), Goodwill Homes 1, California Village, Sierra Vista, Torres Village (Barangay Nagkaisang Nayon) and immediate surrounding may try to visit this farmers depo.

Note: The author is not the owner and is not connected with the management of the AgriKultura Market

AgriKultura Market

Address : Lot 1, Block 3, Katipunan Avenue,Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

Contact : 0906 430 4599

Operations : Everyday from 5:00am to 9:00pm

Philippine TB Seal 2020 Unveiled

Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. will be launching the Philippine TB Seal 2020 also known as Christmas seal, Charity Stamps or Fund Raising Stamps. This is in partnership with various Filipino artists, cause oriented group, TB seal and philatelic collectors.

The TB seal 2020 to 2021 was supposed to the launched last August 2020 in time for the anniversary of the society, but due to the lock down, it was moved to first week of December 1, 2020 via zoom and virtual launching by 10:00 am.

Philippine TB Seal 2020

TB seal 2020 focuses on different art works done by well-known Filipino artists which pay tribute to medical front liners, nurses, doctor, health care worke. This also includes positivity and the bayanihan spirit among Filipino people as a nation.

Tb seal 2020-2021 first day cover

The art works done by the artists gives HOPES to all humanity in this trying times.

Do not forget to add this wonderful two sets of Philippine Christmas seal 2020-2021 in your collection by purchasing the highly collectible series. One can help the society in alleviating tuberculosis among the indigent patients.

Featured Filipino Artists

Several Filipino artists like Mr. Raul Isidro, Mr. Edgar Doctor, Mr. Al Perez, Mr. Egai Fernandez, Virgilio Labial, Mr. Manuel D. Baldemor, Mr. “Nemi” Miranda, Mr. Erano Francisco Garcias, Mr. Fil Dela Cruz , Mr. Janillo Adorador among others were featured.

Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc.

Since 1910, when the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, Inc. (PTSI) was founded, the organization has been conducting yearly TB Seals Campaign. The seals then were printed abroad, and it was only in 1947 when the TB seals started being produced locally.

In 1985, a highly organized campaign was initiated with the formation of a TB Seal Committee to oversee and ensure the success of the TB seal fund drive. As with the past years, PTSI’s 2012 TB Seal Campaign elicited a lot of support from various sectors of Philippine society, with around 18,000 TB seal sheets sold, totaling 720,000 individual stamps.

Another popular issue was in 2015 on Pope Francis state visit

Last 2019, Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. (PTSI) featured Philippine dances

Tuberculosis is still a major problem in the country and still one of the top 10 leading cause of mortality among Filipinos.

For further details, kindly contact Mr. Almario “Rio” Alfonso via mobile at 09333628134

Contact -Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (02) 781-37-47 / 781-3761 loc. 132

For those interested to help the society and their causes – Do not forget to visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/philtbsociety/

Useful link: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/2014-tb-seal-launching-at-the-julia-vargas-hall-by-the-philippine-tuberculosis-society/

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

Happy Thanksgiving to all !

This is the time of the year when Americans, Canadians and even Brazilians celebrates “Thanksgiving” .

This is quite popular holiday that Americans would send letters, postcards whenever they are in any parts of the globe.

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

According to some old folks and those who witness the American occupation, commonwealth, post war period ( 1946 to 1965) in the Philippines.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines ( 1942 to 1944), both the Americans in the country and Filipinos celebrated Thanksgiving Day secretly.

There are some postcards which were printed in the Philippines and send by Americans, teachers, tourists and military personnel to their love ones. Some Filipino-American families would host “Thanksgiving” meal during that time.

Thanksgiving was a holiday in the country all throughout the American occupation,post war period up to the late 1960’s. Manila Hotel would host great parties and events related to the event.

However, upon the declaration of martial law through Proclamation 1081 in 1972, Marcos issued Proclamation 1181 in 1973, moving the annual celebration to Sept. 21 to coincide with the establishment of “Bagong Lipunan” or New Society.

Eventually, this holiday was forgotten by many Filipinos and most of the celebrations are held at the United States embassy, American women’s association and American communities.

Although ” Thanksgiving” postcard printed in the country is abiet rare, I have seen some in private collectors who somehow cherish them.

This postcard was part of the vintage postcard lot bought at a local stamp bourse/ auction few years ago. The consignor was an American stamp, postcard and magazine collector.

Just sharing some useful information and the symbolism of the turkey in their postcard. The postcard is about 100 years old with embossed corner.

Bibliographies, Sources and Interviews:

Postcard collectors- Mr. Reynaldo de Jesus, Mr. Jimmy Ang, Mrs. Leticia Perez, Ms. Nitz Ortega and Mr. John Joseph Hernandez

Philippine Postcards page 130 to 137 Consuming Passions

Useful Links: American Regime Postcards of Manila

American Regime Manila thru Postcards 1:https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-1/

American Regime Manila thru Postcards: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/american-regime-manila-postcards-part-2/

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards 3: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-3/

American regime Manila Thru Postcards 4: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-4/

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