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Today, April 16, is the 122nd birth anniversary of outstanding restaurateur and exponent of Filipino cuisine Engracia Reyes. Known as the “mother of Filipino cooking,” Reyes was born in Navotas in 1892 and later received the “Mother of the Year” award from President Ramon Magsaysay. The Aling Asiang Gintong Ina Award for Outstanding Mother of the Year award was also established in her honor in 1982 while a street in Ermita was named after her. Reyes died on July 6, 1975. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Kera kera’y Diyos,’ Pangasinan’s holy fish

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A fisherman holds up the “kera kera’y Diyos.” WILLIE LOMIBAO/CONTRIBUTOR

Ask anyone at the fish market here where to find “kera kera’y Diyos (God’s leftover)” and you will likely be directed to an ambulant vendor offering it.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Sakurab’ wafts way to empowerment

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Potra Hadji Karim beams with pride at her “sakurab” harvest. KARLOS MANLUPIG

A meal in a Maranao household in Lanao del Sur province is not really complete without the tasty and spicy “palapa,” an appetizer that according to tradition, should be prepared with love using “sakurab,” or white scallions, ginger and chili.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Russia probes cheese factory after workers photographed bathing in milk

Screengrab shows Russian workers from Omsk Cheeses bathe in vats of milk.

Russia has launched a criminal investigation into breaches of hygiene at a cheese factory after footage of bare-chested workers bathing in vats of milk went viral on the Internet.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Venezuela issues ID cards to curtail food hoarding

In this Dec. 15, 2012 file photo, people buy government subsidized food at a state-run market, one day before state elections for governors and legislators, in Caracas, Venezuela. AP

Battling food shortages, the government is rolling out a new ID system that is either a grocery loyalty card with extra muscle or the most dramatic step yet toward rationing in Venezuela, depending on who is describing it.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MMDA traffic aide with a heart of gold has one wish: To become a regular employee

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ROMANO with Tolentino. MMDA photo

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic constable who was lauded on social media for feeding a starving street-child received on Monday a P5,000 cash incentive, a commendation, a merit badge and medal.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

QC council passes resolution calling for brown rice in restaurant menus

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PACKS of MagRice, the organic brown rice produced by farmers in the rice-producing town of Magsaysay. GERMELINA LACORTE

The local council has urged major fast-food chains and restaurants in Quezon City to include brown rice in their menus.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

China hit by new flood of dead pigs in river

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Chinese authorities have found 157 dead pigs in a river, state media said Wednesday, a year after 16,000 carcasses were discovered in Shanghai’s main waterway, underscoring the country’s food safety problems.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

It’s street party time again in Dagupan

GIANT colorful renditions of  Dagupan “bangus,” which are  made of iron roofing sheets, are  on display during the annual Bangus Festival in 2012. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

At least 10,000 kilograms of bangus (milkfish) will be grilled here when this city holds a street party next month for this year’s Bangus Festival celebration, a city government official said.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Aim high, think big, Aquino urges entrepreneurs

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Jollibee. FILE PHOTO

Aim high. That was President Benigno Aquino III’s message during a milestone celebration of a fast-food chain Tuesday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Ikong’ becomes pride of this Pangasinan town

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IKONG the Carabao is the ambassador of goodwill for the meat industry in Mangaldan, Pangasinan.          MARKFIL TERSOL/CONTRIBUTOR

There is an instant celebrity in Mangaldan town in Pangasinan province. His name is Ikong ya Duweg (Ikong the Carabao), the official mascot of the Pindang Festival.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Filipinos paying 40% more for rice

A RICE STALL at the Baguio City public market offers different varieties of rice from lowland and upland farms. File photo of EV ESPIRITU

Filipinos are paying 40 percent more for rice because of import controls that make it more expensive for the government to bring in foreign rice to augment local supply, a top economist has said here.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Nicaragua to try 3 men for stealing 2 bananas

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A court’s decision to hold three men for trial for the attempted theft of two bananas is drawing surprise and ridicule from lawyers in Nicaragua.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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