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6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark, Pampanga

TernoCON 2018 open with a big splash in the activity area of SM Clark field in Pampanga province. The terno exhibit covers 28 finalists and winners at the recently held TernoCon competition in 2018.

different ternos

It also coincide with “Buwan ng Wika” month of August where promotion of Filipino language, arts and culture is emphasized.

Preparation

From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP. The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.

6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark

SM Clark Field, Pampanga crowd in attendance

This is the second leg of its SM Super malls tour, the first one was held last June in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Ms. Bea Alonzo

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran ( Miss Universe 1973 and CCP chairperson)

cultural performers

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran address the crowd

Mr. Ben Chan together with the performer

ternos

6.) Promotion of Philippine Ternos– Ternos which is an epitome of modern Filipina takes it roots from Pre-hispanic era, Spanish colonial era, American, Japanese and post war era.

Terno” was derived from the English word for “matching,” or ” to match”  has evolved over centuries. The dress also evolve from one colonial master to another. According to some fashion authorities, the design was from the baro’t saya and through the decades saw it innovative designs and modern interpretations, whether in structure, materials, or coloration evolving into what we see today.

Terno designed by Mr. Jerome Marcos from Sarangani province

5.) Use of of Indigenous Weaves or Textiles– Several of the terno on display use regional, local fabrics like abaka, jusi, abel iloko even old rags were use in making terno and evening gown.

4.) Collaborative Efforts – several well known companies, designers and cultural groups like  Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Steven Tan of SM-MOA, SM Super Malls, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and celebrities worked to make this project highly successful.

Maestro J.C. Buendia with some of his ternos on display

3.) Mentorship – Well known Filipino fashion designers like J.C Buendia, Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago and Len Cabili  who serves as mentor for the new designers on how to create a beautiful work of art.

2.) New Designs–  Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition.  Unlike the old terno, all the terno exhibited at the TernoCon 2018 were design and created by these new generation of artist.

Mr. Marlon Tuazon ( Gold ) with his award winning white terno

1.) Home Grown Talent– Mr. Marlon Tuazon which won the “GOLD” award, hails from the province of Pampanga. This is like a homecoming exhibition for the Kapampangan artist as well as many of designers who hails from this region.

ribbon cutting ceremony

TernoCon 2018 exhibit is from August 2 to 9, 2019 at the Activity Area of SM Clarkfield, Pampanga province. Do not miss this exhibit. There are no entrance fees and one will be proud to see the modern design concept by these artists.

Note: Met some familiar faces ,people and friends which are actively involve in the fashion, culture , art and heritage.

A roving exhibition tour in other regions which will happen between August to November 2019!

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Indoor Bike Challenge by San Marino at Robinsons Starmills Supermarket

Popular San Marino corned tuna by Foodsphere Inc. local manufacturer and distributor of popular brands like CDO, Bibbo hot dogs, Highlands corn beef , Holiday Cheese dogs . San Marino was launched in 2009 and the brand has come along way. San Marino offers delicious taste with health benefits of tuna loaded with Omega-3 DHA.

Indoor Bike Challange

San Marino and Robinson’s Mall started last year an advocacy to help improve the lives of the shoppers , thus they launched an Indoor Bike Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. This year , There are 3 legs of the Indoor Challenge, One held last June 3 at Nuvali , Laguna , June 24 at Robinson Starmills , San Fernando, province of Pampanga, and July 8 at Santa Lucia East Grand Mall , Cainta, Rizal province.

Robinsons Starmills , San Fernando , Pampanga

Prizes

The Indoor Bike Challenge now on its second year with the theme “Live Healthy Love More“.  Robinson’s Supermarket gift certificate worth Php 30,000 was at stake for the fastest racer in this year race. The second place got Php 20,000 and Php 10,000 for the third place. Aside from these prizes, The participants also got a singlet shirt ,plastic tumbler, certificate of participation and free gift certificate from Elorde Fight Camp , San Fernando ,Pampanga ( Free 10 session boxing )

Booths

There was a registration area, Before any person would be allowed to participate , It is Free , simple personal information.

Then a stub would be given for where one must complete 5 or 6 tasked , The first one is a free sample of San Marino with cracker ,  BMI , BP check, and Diet Consultation, Kinect , WII , a Photo Booth and Elorde Fight Camp booth ( Pampanga branch)  where there was a special promo of 50% for those who wanted to enroll at their Muay Thai and Boxing Sessions.

Elorde Fight Camp

There was  a selling area, where one can buy San Marino products and there are some extra freebies like pouch bag, plastic tumbler.

Exercise Bike Challenge

After the completion of the stub. We are allowed to participate at the Exercise Bike Challenge. Since the indoor bike units are limited – ( 20 participants per batch) The Exercise Bike Challenge was divided into 3 group.

The first batch started their exercise challenge for a total of 20 minutes at around past 2:15 pm , Our batch started the exercise challenge around past 2:40 pm ( second batch)  and the last batch started around past 3:20 pm. This is some sort of warm-up for those who are first timers.

Competition

The actual competition started with a short warm-up exercise and audio-video presentation.  It took about 10 to 15 minutes before the actual competition took place. ( 20 minutes ) the one who had the most pedaled distance in 20 minutes are declared the winners. (  There were 3 batches ). When the winners were finally announced, There are from first , second and third batch who won the first , second and third place.

It was a wonderful experience for all of us who participated at the challenge. I have not participated at the actual competition since i am not a competitive biker and it was observed by some participants and visitors that organizers should not have lumped -up those participants who are not biker by re-classifying the competition into ( amateur and professional ). Some of the participants have experiences in mountain and in outdoor biking.

Photo credits: Ms. Vance Madrid , San Marino FB page and Robinsons Starmills 

Note: The organizers of the indoor bike challenge must be conscious with time management since our batch was initially booked for the 1:50 pm  but was moved to the second batch since only 20 bikers can be accommodated per batch. I also wrote at the comment and suggestion slip at the venue area. ( survey conducted by the organizers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippine Veterans Bank Inagugurates ” New” San Fernando , Branch and World War II History Wall

Philippine Veterans Bank inaugurates its World War II History Wall at its newly renovated San Fernando, Pampanga province branch in a ceremony led by Governor Lilia Pineda and City Mayor Edwin Santiago. On the side of the Bank, PVB President and COO Nonilo C. Cruz, along with Branch Banking Group Head SVP Vilma A.

In Photo: PVB president and COO Nonilo Cruz, City of San Fernando Branch head Alma Valdez, Provincial Board Member Cherry Manalo, Governor Pineda’s Chief of Staff Councilor Fritzie Dizon, Engr. Romelia Agoncillo and PVB SVP Roberto Palasigui cut the ribbon during the inauguration ofthe newly renovated Philippine Veterans Bank (Pampanga) Branch.

World War II History Wall

The centerpiece of the renovated branch, the World War II History Wall – tells the story of World War II in the Philippines with several of the panels dedicated to local WWII events that have happened in the Province of Pampanga. The branch also has two (2) display cases that contain artifacts, paraphernalia, and memorabilia from the war which combined with the history wall, make a visit to PVB San Fernando Pampanga branch almost like a trip to the museum. The history wall also has a panel with a display monitor that continuously screens WW2 documentaries and photos.

PVB San Fernando Pampanga, located at Unit 2-3, The Peninsula Plaza MacArthur Highway Dolores San Fernando City, Pampanga also sports a new façade with a large “V” that is not only a nod to the bank’s stockholders – the over 300,000 Filipino World War II veterans – but also a symbol of the aggressive outlook that the bank has of the city. This aggressiveness is easily dispelled once inside the branch as the interiors convey a sense of comfort and homeliness.

Officials of Veterans Federation of the Philippines, the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, surviving World War II veterans of Pampanga also attended the event.

Websitehttps://www.veteransbank.com.ph/

 

 

Suspended Mayor of Guagua, Pampanga Calls for Calm and Unity

Suspended Mayor Dante Torres of Guagua, Pampanga had personally appealed on both supporters and his detractors in government to unite , and peacefully work for the common good of the people.

Mayor Dante Torres (suspended) is also a CPA by profession

 His administration has been laying down the necessary infrastructures and facilities to bolster the municipality’s quest for city-hood even before 2021. This also includes training government employees and ISO certification.

Citations from Government Institutions 

Guagua town got several awards and citations received last year : the Seal of Good Housekeeping given to local government units by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the title “Second Most Competitive Municipality” from the National Competitive Council (NCC), which annually evaluates the performance of LGUs in attracting capital , investors and pursuing infrastructure programs.

The local government has also been recognized by the Department of Health (DOH) for its aggressive health-oriented campaigns, distribution of free medicines to indigents, human vaccination, senior citizens projects and the eradication of rabies.

There are also plans to built a permanent building for the local college which is one of the basic requirements of CHED.

Case Filed

The case was under L-A-16-0136 which was approved last October 24, 2016 by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales,Office of the Ombudsman in Manila has ordered a three-month suspension of Torres for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty.

suspension was served by the Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Office last December 23, 2016.

The decision stated that Torres has been found administratively liable for simple misconduct, or violation of Article 171 (4) of Revised Penal Code, and was meted the medium penalty of suspension from office for a period of three months.

On February 1, 2016, Mr. Juan Pring ( a complainant ),  also from Guagua town filed before the Ombudsman a complaint for grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty after Torres allegedly signed a marriage certificate, which he did not officiate.

It had been over 5 months since he got the notice of suspension and some people resort to bad publicity, mud slinging, rumor mongering and negative trolling at different social media accounts like facebook and twitter.

Some of the below the belt accusations in social media platforms by his detractors and trolls are having over a dozen SUV vehicles and maintaining lavish lifestyle which he vehemently denied .

 

 

 

9 Buffet Reasons to Dine at Chef’s Laudico Feast at SM Clark Field , Pampanga

Experience buffet bonanza and feast at the newest foodie destination in Pampanga province . The restaurant boasts a culinary menus under the guidance of Chef Laudico and his wife Chef Jacqueline ( a pastry chef) .

L-R Chef Ronaldo Laudico , Dasuri , Chef Jacqueline , Mrs. Darlyn Tsang and Mr. Kyle Reyes

The restaurant had their soft opening around November 14 ,2016 and took about 5 months before having their formal opening.

Chef Laudico’s Feast 

This gastronomic expert tandem of husband and wife team along with their business partners stands by their philosophy and mission, when it comes to creating dishes and what they truly advocate is bringing out the true flavors of any dish that they serve in their restaurants and Chef Laudico’s Feast in SM Clark Pampanga .

The sitting capacity is about 170 with an al- fresco dining area extension for another 20 to 30 person. The interior is a good sample of minimalist modern with capiz chandeliers and chairs made from indigenous materials.

9 Buffet Reasons to Dine

9.) Filipino dishes– There is wide array of Filipino dishes to choose from pinakbet , kare-kare, bulalo among others.

8.) Over 100 dishes to offer – There are over 100 dishes to offer , from ordinary spaghetti to regional cuisines.

7.) Japanese foods – sushi, tempura, california maki, tuna rolls among others are sure a big hit among Japanese food connoisseurs.

meat carving station

6.) Meat Carvings -grilled liempo , angus beef tapa, roasted turkey , bellychon, pork ribs, .traditional lechon are some of the menus one can choose from.

5.) Desserts – interesting mix of fresh fruits , pastries, sandwich station and local kakanins to chooses from.

4.) No Short Cuts -There are no short cuts meaning Chef Laudico’s Feast would never use flavor enhancers such as ready-made bouillon, MSG and commercially prepared sauces and flavor sprinkles. What diners could expect is the authentic flavor that each dish represents.

seafood lovers will liked their steamed shrimps , marine crabs

3.) Chinese dishes– Dimsum , Pancit Canton , Spring rolls, Yang Chow fried rice , soups

sandwich station

2.) Korean dishes – Korean bulgogi and international fusion foods.

buffet center table 

1.) Value for Money. Considering the high buffet prices of the familiar restaurants. Chef Laudico’s Feast in Clark Field , Pampanga province had a lot of assortment of dishes which all kinds of foodies and people with discriminating taste will surely appreciate.

fried shrimps, fried crablets , calamares

The restaurant is near Radission Hotel

Buffet Rates

Here’s their rate for lunch and dinner buffet. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM for lunch and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM for dinner. BUFFET RATES are as follows: LUNCH -11 am-3pm Monday – Fridays: P499.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 249.00 DINNER- 5 pm-10pm Monday – Fridays: P599.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 299.00 Weekends and Holidays Adults: P699.00 Kids (3ft – 4ft): 349.00

*Kids under 3 feet eat for free. All prices and dishes posted are subject to change without prior notice

Chef Laudico’s Feast 

Ground Level  BPO 1, SM City Clark, Pampanga

0949.324.8382 | 0906.351.2688

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