Mang Boy Alfredo Lugawan Opens at Kingspoint Subdivision

Mang Boy Alfredo Lugawan and Tapsilogan opens their third branch in Katipunan Avenue corner King George street within Kingspoint subdivision in Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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friendly staff of the restaurant

It is just few blocks away from the Christ the King of the Universe Parish. We did a couple of local visit to this lugawan ( Rockville)  few years ago together with a small group of local bloggers/ vloggers living within Novaliches.

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menu board

This used to be the community’s favorite Laurence & Laurenz Tapsilogan at iba pa for several years before a videoke/bar opened there for about 1 year and eventually closed down last January 2019.

Humble Beginnings

The lugawan had its humble beginnings in Rockville subdivision within Barangay San Bartolome and had some popular clientele for the past 10 years. It is near the popular Ocampo Bakery ( which was once dubbed as Bakery of the Stars). Mang Boy Alfredo Lugawan also opened another branch within Villaflor Village in Barangay Gulod, Novaliches few days ago.

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interior at nigh-time ( photo taken last March 23, 2019)

What makes this home grown restaurant popular, is the affordability of their rice porridge ( lugaw), bagnet, arroz caldo, bulalo and tapsilog meals.

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Mang Boy Alfredo Lugawan atbp. (Kingspoint Subdivision branch )

We have visited the lugawan last night but it was still close, They just opened the lights which attracted scores of residents within the subdivision. The ambiance reflect a homey ambiance with clear, catchy signage and well-lighted place.

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Mang Boy Alfredo Lugawan interior

There is amble dining space ideal between 48 to 50 customers at any given. Given its good location and family oriented dishes. This will surely become a hit among joggers, students, parishioners, residents ,commuters, food connoisseurs and bloggers living within the vicinity.

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 lunch time opening day

We also think that this will give Janet’s ( another home grown restaurant in Novaliches) a big head to head battle.

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fried tokwa and lugaw

Lugaw ( Php 15.00 ) – Their lugaw is not too salty and a little calamansi, chili oil and pepper with enhance its spiciness.  Perfect comfort meal at any time of the day.

Fried Tokwa ( Php 10.00) This goes well as topping in any lugaw. Perfect with their special spicy vinegar dip.

Fried Lumpia ( Php 10.00 )Unfortunately, this was unavailable when we ordered at the restaurant.

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Beef Mami ( Php 49.00) – The beef meat is tender and the noodles is not overly soggy. It also had hard-boiled chicken egg topped with fresh cabbage leaves.

Chicken Arroz Caldo ( Php 59.00) -Not too bad with thick rice porridge, chicken and calamansi. A dash of spicy chili oil and pepper will make this a little bit spicy.

Pancit Miki Bihon ( Php 60)- Thumbs up for this noodle dish- This is ideal between 1 to 2 people ( for sharing ) We were amaze with the generous topping of crispy fried bagnet.

We cannot wait to taste their famed chicken barbecue, desserts, beef misono, chicken teriyaki, pork tonkatsu, bagnet, fresh lumpia, bulalo, sizzling dishes on our next review.

Try to visit them at their FB page and have a decent review at TripAdvisor and Zomatoph.

Note and Full Disclosure : This is a honest review and the prices quoted are good for the certain time period. Subject to price increases. 

Operation : 24 hours, Everyday

Address: King George corner Katipunan Avenue,Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City-027966086/ 0917-1672251

Address: 1 Emerald Street, Rockville Subdivision, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City -029096057/ 0917-50503365

Address: Villaflor,Barangay Gulod, Novaliches,Quezon City- 0221-82499/ 0917-1289415

 

 

Kingspoint Christ the King Parish Parade of the Saints

Parade of the Saints ushered in All Saint’s Day celebration at the Christ the King of the Universe parish within Kingspoint subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City.

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Parade of  Saints poster

At least thirty children from various areas under the parish which also includes adjacent areas like Oro compound, Dupax compound, El Pueblo,Kasiyahan, San Pedro IX subdivision, Maloles Ville, Monaco Gran Villas ( Kingspoint) joined the parade to recognize the Saints who defended the faith.

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Christ the King of the Universe parish ground

There were few participants from nearby Barangay San Bartolome ( Goodwill Homes 1 and California Village). While some also participated at the first Kingspoint Halloween party a day before, bagging some prizes.

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children dressed up for the occasion

The event started with pre-registration few days before the actual parade around 5:00pm.  There was much anticipation for the event, since this is the first such parade organized by the parish.

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San Pedro de Calungsod, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

San Pedro Calungsod had the most number of dressed- up participants, no less than 6 portrayed the second Filipino saint.

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The activity dubbed as “Parade of Saints,” was its first event for this year’s All Saints Day, introduced different Patron Saints within the church.

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Saint Micheal of Archangel portrayed by Shawn Ho from Goodwill Homes 1, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

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Saint Micheal of Archangel portrayed by Mr. Marcio Santos of King Oscar street, Kingspoint Subdivision, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City

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Saint Rose of Lima of Peru holding roses

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Saint Gabriel portrayed by Mr. Gerluy Mckenny Navarette from Goodwill Homes 1

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Mother Mary from Goodwill Homes 1

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Micheal of Archangel

This year’s youngest participant who dress up as Saint Teresa of Calcutta is one and half years- old from King Oscar street,Kingspoint subdivision. She was accompanied by her parents and grandmother.

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Saint Helena

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Santa Barbara from San Pedro IX subdivision

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Saint Joseph

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San Pedro Calungsod from Oro Compound

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San Pedro Calungsod holding a Cycas revoluta or oliva while a female participant covered in white cloth and red skirt

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 Saint Catherine of Sienna with bible and palm frond

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Saint Therese portrayed by Ms. Mary Lilibeth Marticio from California Village

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l-r Saint Micheal, Saint Vincent de Paul, Saint Micheal of Archangel and Santa Barbara

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Ms. Precious Yhassi Pandan from Maloles Ville portrayed Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia of Sicily, Italy (lived around 2nd century AD)  is the patroness of musicians. 

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all smiles from the participants

Other participants also included Ms. Reyna Perez from King Oscar, Ms. Hannal Jabal from Maloles, who portrayed Saint Catherine. Mr. Caleb Castro who portrayed San Vincent de Paul from Monaco Homes and Ms. Precious Yhassi Pandan who portrayed Saint Cecila from Maloles Ville.

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The parade started past 6:00 pm and passed through several streets like Katipunan Avenue, King Ferdinand street, King Charles street, King Henry street before returning back to the parish.

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main altar

There was a short program after the parade which highlighted the end of the successful event.

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines encouraged the faithfuls and parishioners to dressed as Saints rather than dressing up as scary mythical creatures, monsters, ghost,devils and antagonistic characters from the movie.

Note: All photos were taken by the author

1st Kingspoint Homeowners Subdivision Trick or Treat Halloween Costume Party

Kingspoint Homeowners Association together with residents living in the immediate vicinity had celebrated the first halloween costume party and competition with a big splash.

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tarpaulin poster at the entrance of the subdivision from Lukaria street

More than 500 entries from Kingspoint subdivision, San Pedro IX, Goodwill Homes 1 and 2, Dupax Compound, Kasiyahan Village, Oro Compound and Alipio Compound  registered at the costume party and competition.

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participants

The event started around past 4:00 pm with a short parade route near the Kingspoint SB Park and Covered Court.

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Mr. Desmond Lim and mom

Mr. Desmond Lim portrayed the character of Mr. Edward Scissorhands, An American film shown in 1990. The story is a romantic dark fantasy film directed by Mr. Tim Burton.

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left to right: Mr. Bea Remoroza, Princess Aya Oiden and Sofi Monique Oiden from Oro Compound- The youngest in this batch is just 2 years-old.

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a young participant dress-up as Son Goku of Dragon Ball Z

Mr. Raiden Bruce (contestant #70) from Katipunan ( kanan ) street. His favorite anime character is Son Goku of (Dragon Ball Z) together with his younger sibling.

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Kingspoint covered court jampacked with parents and their kids

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pop a balloon booth

Participants are also allowed to play at the several booth station manned by students from Kingspoint Montessori School.

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boo busters booth

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photo booth area

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arrow scare oh booth

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Pop-in the pumpkin booth

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Mr. Lamberto Nolasco- Kingspoint Homeowners Association president

According to the short remark made by the homeowner association president, the invited panel of judges are not residents of Kingspoint. This gives the board an impartial judgement on the outcome of the competition.

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Contestant #316 is Mr. John Renz Ace Alimocon from Alipio Compound

He portray the scary the character FredFreddyKrueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a burnt serial killer who uses a gloved hand with razors to kill his victims in their dreams.

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left to right: mother, Nonna Bernice Saron and Niño Saron

Contestant # 84 Ms. Nonna Bernice Saron portray a School Ghost while Contestant# 83 Mr. Niño Saron portray a Male Dead Zombie Ghost dress in Barong Tagalog. They are residents of King Henry street and studies at Olive Grove School located in San Pedro IX subdivision.

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competition categories with stuffed toys as part of the prize

Costume Categories

Most Charming Prince, Most Dashing Princess, Most Adorable Angel,Cutest Saint,Scariest Spook,Cutest Superhero, Creepiest Creature, Goriest Ghoul, Terribly Terrifying Monster, Most Creative Costume, Best Face Painting.

Age categories 8 years and below- Prince and Princess costumes while 9 to 13 years-old – Scary Costumes

Aside from these awards, There are also candies and a lot of freebies. More participants are expected to join at the next year’s halloween party in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KHAI Basic Urban Gardening 101

Kingspoint Subdivision in partnership with Barangay Bagbag and nearby villages  Like San Pedro IX , Goodwill 1 and 2 had a short seminar about basic urban gardening 101 .

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The short lectures was held at the Kingspoint Subdivision multi-purpose covered court and several invited speakers like representatives from the barangay, Quezon City and Harvest Corporation. There was also a registration for the attendees.

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The event was well attended by the residents of the place and there was free morning snacks which consisted of noodles, sandwich.  At the end of the short lecture or talks . packets of seeds were given to the attendees courtesy of Harvest Corporation.

 

 

Opening of Yarda : Trailer Food Business

Katipunan Avenue, Barangay Bagbag, Novaliches -Quezon City , Philippines

Yarda is a Tagalog word for yard , Hence the name was given a another food area within Kingspoint Subdivision within Barangay Bagbag in Novaliches ( We did a food crawl within  Kingspoint Subdivision last year together with some friends ). Food Park which had sprung within the area for the past 10 months. There is another one in King Alexander within Kingspoint Subdivision  .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarda with large rain trees

The author was invited by a friend who lives within the area during the soft opening last September 8, 2016 . The mood was very festive and upbeat. The concept is getting popular because people within the area wanted something new to eat without going very far. Traffic is quite horrendous within the area even on weekends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yarda 

The place is near the Kingspoint Parish and Goodwill I Subdivision.  The place is clean and well-lighted. There are 11 food stalls and most of the stall holders are first timers in the business.

 

 

 

 

 

the bar

The area is about 380 square meters with a sitting capacity of between 100 to 150 at any given day  .

 

 

 

Rub My Ribs

Rub My Ribs specialties includes baby back ribs with rice at Php 150 ,  barbecue grilled pork belly at Php 150 , bbq puller pork Php 150 , cajuned blackened fish Php 150

R Lapid’s 

R. Lapid’s Chicharon and Barbecue added Pinoy Budget Meals, Crispy pata , barbecue and German sausage .

Cumin

Cumin blends Mexican and Persian style

 

DJ’s Grill

DJ’s Grill specialties includes isaw, pork barbecue among others

The only downside for this place is there is not enough parking space . Yarda is open from 5:00pm to 11:00pm monday to thursday , friday , saturday from 5:00pm to 12mn and sunday 5:00pm to 11:30pm

Update : King MC BeeMadre E’ Figlio Bakeshop,  Kat’s Fusion and ByPass Burger had cease their operations, since the last feature . These establishment were located within Katipunan Avenue just few meters from each other.