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Tanghalang Pilipino aims to reach audience outside MM on its 27th season

NEW TP president Jolly Reyes Gomez

His assuming the reins as Tanghalang Pilipino’s (TP) new president is a homecoming of sorts for José Luis “Jolly” Reyes Gomez. A businessman who oversees many companies as well as a scion of the family that owns Aristocrat Restaurant, the man says he has always loved the dramatic arts (he was present during TP’s founding 27 years ago) and would like to see its resurgence, especially in the Philippines.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Java rice

DIY December 6 Javanese Rice

For months I’ve been working on two books for children, one on rice and the other on coconuts. While writing the books was a solitary pursuit, doing the research was the opposite; it involved traveling, gathering data and meeting new people. One balances the other, I guess.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines | Read More »

How people saved their beloved Aristocrat


It was Security Commander Balambao’s day-off when Typhoon “Pedring” hit Manila last Sept. 27, but an early morning call from one of his men prompted him to report for duty.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Innovating on family tradition with a lamb ‘adobo’


She’s been called Little Miss Adobo in her family, because every single day while growing up she would eat adobo—and never really got tired of it. Now, at age 25, Karla Marina Reyes still enjoys eating adobo and, in fact, whips up her own gourmet version of this quintessential dish. It’s called Adobo-Breaded Lamb with […]

Posted: September 1st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Chicken-pork adobo fit for aristocrats


Hers is the simplest, quickest, effortless, straightforward chicken-pork adobo you could ever imagine. And, that’s an irony for someone like Millie Reyes. Reyes, having been in the food business for 45 years now, has been magically whipping up all things gourmet, to the delight of her patrons. She has done catering for some of the […]

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »