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7017 IMF paves the way for local artists

CARMELA Asinas, Nina Raymundo, Samantha Javier, Angel Jimenez, Patricia Menchaca, Melissa Carunungan, author

In recent years, the music festival scene in the Philippines has been rapidly growing, as international artists fly in and perform before a large audience.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

The morning after

CHILLOUT: Audience members laze around in between performances. PHOTO BY RAFFY LERMA

We were too young to go to the Antipolo Rock Music Festival in December 1970—just four months after the historic three-day fest Woodstock was held in New York.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Betis, Pampanga woodcarving crafts: An Augustinian legacy


Fray Peter Casiño, OSA, prior of the San Agustin Convent in Intramuros, revealed during the opening of the religious art exhibit of Magno “Manny” Gaza on Nov. 20 at the San Agustin Museum that it was the Augustinians who taught the people of Betis, Pampanga, how to carve wood into religious images.   Augustinian historian [...]

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Spooky places in the Philippines


Feel like ghost-hunting this Halloween? Check out these spooky places around the Philippines.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Pampanga’s most famous baked mac–and hundred-plus treats–in food fest

CHRISTY’S Special Bulacan Chicharon.

For over 25 years now, Toll House and its beefy Baked Macaroni have been one of Pampanga’s best-kept secrets.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Give me the night


It’s almost midnight on a Saturday, and a crowd of college kids and young professionals is lining up to get inside XO Super Club—a new dance club in Pampanga (Km 69 MacArthur Highway, Dolores, San Fernando).

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Bringhe, morcon, dulce prenda, patku, barquillos’– Kapampangan specialties for the age of Instagram


A trip to Pampanga means being spoiled with home-cooked delicacies, usually from heirloom recipes. The province is home to sisig, grilled crisp and chopped, or traditionally stewed in vinegar. There’s also bringhe, the Tagalog paella.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Love, devotion and sacrifice (and food) in Pampanga

MORCON (beef roll)

Love, devotion and sacrifice are needed in making San Nicolas cookies, so explained Lilian Borromeo, the culinary maven popularly known as the Mother of Pampangueno Cuisine.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Pampanga beauty bags Mutya ng Pilipinas crown


This time around, the homegrown beauties outstripped the representatives from overseas Filipino communities.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The flavors and festivals of Pampanga

ALING Lucing’s Sisig is the pioneer and inventor of sisig.

There’s no denying that the province of Pampanga is known for its delectable dishes. But in the city of San Fernando, apart from exciting culinary fare, affordable fashion and the province’s vibrant culture are taking center stage.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipino chef serves secret cuisine wonders


Claude Tayag sees himself as a food missionary, hoping to convert people at home and abroad to the secret cuisine wonders of the Philippines.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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