United Nation Women & Quezon City Light the Sky to kick-off Campaign for Safe Cities for Women

QCX Museum and Aurora Open Space, Quezon Memorial Circle , Quezon City


There were at least a thousand and more supporters of women’s safety in the streets highlighted at the Quezon City sky as the SAFE Cities Programme of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women and the Quezon City government kicks off the campaign activities in celebration of National Women’s Month .

Ms. Glaiza de Castro- spokesperson against women harassment 

The campaign begins with ” Lightning the Way to Safe Cities ” which started around past 4:00pm at the QCX¬† museum audio-visual room within Quezon Memorial Circle to celebrate the eve of International Women’s Day , commemorated globally every 8th of March .

L-R Mr. Jay Sandoval ( Social Welfare Station ) Ms. Galiza De Castro ( Safe Cities Celebrity Supporter ) Ms. Katherine Belen  (United Nation Women )

The Safe Cities Quezon City programme hold its back to back event with a press conference , media launching , photo exhibit of results from ” How Safe are Women in our City Street ? A Baseline Study on Street Harassment and Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces “.

registration /secretariat

Sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in public spaces are an everyday occurrence for women and girls around the world‚ÄĒin urban and rural areas, in developed and developing countries.¬† See more at: Creating Safe Public Spaces¬†

Pamantasan ng Lunsod ng Maynila students volunteers
There are different NGO , cause oriented groups , women’s group and student volunteers at the event making them memorable .

Mr. Jules Galang and Ms. Karla Paderna of PTV channel 4 ” Good Morning Boss ” program host

photo exhibit
After the short press conference , question and answer portion , participants were led into the gallery were different photos from known photo artists were exhibited .

ribbon cutting
The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by UN Women Ms. Katerine Belen, Ms.. Glaiza de Castro and  Barangay Captain of Bagong Silangan in Quezon City .

At around past 6:00pm , there was a FREE concert at Aurora Open Space where Ms. Cookie Chua and her group performed much to the delight for the crowd.

lighted sky lantern release
At around past 7:00pm several hundreds of sky lantern were lighted and released into the sky. It capped the memorable celebration of UN -women’s day and Women’s month at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Runners’ Kitchen : A Healthy Place to Relax and Chill Out

74 Creekside Square , Tomas Morato Avenue , Quezon City – Philippines

Runners’ Kitchen ( facebook page)

The whole idea of Runners’ Kitchen started when some members of Run365PH, including¬† Mr. Xander Angeles- photographer , business entrepreneur, director and mountaineer.

Website: http://www.xanderangeles.com/

interior of the restaurant ( facebook page )

He began to realized that there is not much places in north of Metro Manila, there were not too many places for people to get healthy and wholesome food, particularly organic and gluten-free fare. The place can accommodate between 35 to 45 people at any given time sitting comfortably inside the place.

green board

The group was established in 2014 and the restaurant had a soft opening sometime in January 2015 and since then had began attracting runners , athletes around the place . Soon, food connoisseurs began eating at the place while television , newsprint and blog sites soon featured this restaurant .

bicycle affixed on the wall of the restaurant

The original idea of the partners was to have a food truck / food van business, but they have to apply several permits from different cities in which their food van business will traverse.  This made it complicated as each city would have different requirements and regulations.

souvenir corner

There is a small corner with souvenir items for sale

stylist flashlights turned into lightning fixtures

They targeted runners because they themselves were runners, and partnered up with Ms. Bianca King or  Ms. Bianca Charlotte KingРGMA channel 7 celebrity, model , director and health and wellness advocate (who is also involved in Beyond Yoga), Ms.  Rhian RamosРcelebrity , model , singer and Ms. Glaiza De Castro.

Ms. Abby Asistio

Ms. Abby Asistio – artist , alopecia advocate and other young entrepreneur. She is one of the partners of the restaurant . We were invited for a press conference a few days ago by Novuhair .

According to Ms. Abby Asistio,¬† majority of the menus were formulated by executive Chef Matthew Ramos Henares,¬† He was featured in candy magazine , cousin of Ms. Rhian Ramos and son of¬†‚ÄėPepito Manaloto‚Äô cast¬† Mr. Ronnie Henares.

menu board with spicy tuna quinoa 

Spicy Tuna Quinoa Roll is composed of coconut creme , ginger soy reduction, Sriracha , cucumber , mayo wrapped in Japanese nori wrapper topped with sesame seeds  .

Php 280 -good for 2 to 4 persons- This is good for light meals and appetizer.

I like the way , they presented their menus and the paper – I think it is made from recycled paper .

healthy whole wheat nachos

Healthy Whole Wheat Nachos– whole wheat tortilla , with shredded pork adobo , mango, cheese , finely chopped red onions , corn bits with salsa sauce and topped with coriander leaves. Php 200 ( ideal for 2 to 3 person)

¬†Dalandan juice with honey¬† –Php 90

The wheat nachos is best paired with SUCUS Dalandan Juice.  I personally love this nachos and Dalandan juice.

Wild Board Sausage with Couscuos- It is Couscus topped with local sausage ( longganisa ) sinamak , cucumber , tomatoes , red onion topped with chop coriander leaves .

Php 300 per bowl ( good for 1 to 2 person)

vertical pocket garden

There is also a pocket vertical garden that is found within the restaurant premises , However due to the indoor humidity and air-condition , some of the plants are already wilted . Vertical garden includes Tillandsia stricta ” cotton candy” , Asplenium musifolium , Cryptanthus or Earth Star a member of the bromeliad family

 Runners Kitchen is open from 8am to 8pm, perfect for post-run meals.

Runner’s Kitchen is located at Creekside Square, Tomas Morato cor. Kamuning street . It is near E. Rodriguez side

It can be reach via major jeepney routes plying E. Rodriguez going to Cubao area.

For more information, check out their Facebook Page and Instagram, or contact them at +639175273688 or (02) 415 6870

Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/RunnersKitchenPH/timeline

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