Pulilan Kneeling Carabao Festival

Pulilan celebrates Kneeling Carabao Festival

May 15 is an auspicious time for farmers and those in the traditional agriculture industries, as far as Catholic Filipinos are concerned. It is the feast day of St Isidore the Laborer, or San Isidro Labrador as we come to know him. His feast day is marked with celebrations of which the Pahiyas in Lucban […]

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Pia y Damaso
Pia y Damaso, where Jose Rizal’s characters come to life

Chef Bamby Sy-Gobio offers ‘subversive’ Filipino cuisine in her Greenbelt 5 Mall restaurant, Pia y Damaso with heirloom dishes and Pinoy food with a twist. Browsing through, a flash of familiarity swept in as the list of names, unlocked from a distant memory, tumbled out: Placido Penitente, Doña Victorina, Kabesang Tales, and that unforgettable and […]

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Novotel Siam Bangkok

Novotel Siam Executive room is highly recommended when staying at the Siam Square area of Bangkok. Why? Read on. I’ve been in and out of Thailand’s bustling capital, Bangkok for the past three years after having last visited it around fifteen years ago. And I know how it is to be in this city: can […]

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