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Tagum’s longest ‘dining hall’

EACH night at 6 p.m., 1.5 kilometers of Tagum City’s streets turn into a night market offering food and goods. TAGUM CITY INFORMATION OFFICE

At exactly 6 p.m. every day, more than a kilometer long of this city’s streets turn into a bustling dining hall—sweet-smelling smoke wafting from hundreds of grills set up in tents as a massive army of famished students, office workers and people from all walks of life troop to feast on various, affordable culinary fares.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Reactions in Asia to instant noodle study that it’s unhealthy

In this Aug. 19. 2014 photo, Han Seung-youn, 36, eats "ramyeon" instant noodle at a Ramyeon restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. Instant noodles are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea and other Asian countries.AP PHOTO

A recent US study linking instant noodle consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease has prompted a passionate response throughout Asia, where the noodles are not just a cheap treat but an essential part of life. Some comments from noodle lovers across Asia:

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

LGUs warned vs expired frozen meat


An agriculture group on Friday asked local governments to keep an eye on expired imported meat products that are reportedly being sold in public markets.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

DA orders crackdown on expired imported meat


The Department of Agriculture is coordinating with local government units to crack down on imported meat that are being sold beyond the recommended date of consumption.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Romance comes with pizza, spices

PIZZA couple Frank and Pearl DiBerardino, owner of Auntie Pearl’s in Los Baños, Laguna     photo by CLIFFORD NUÑEZ/CONTRIBUTOR

A grown-up Italian delivering pizza on one’s doorstep would be strange, but probably not to someone from Los Baños town in Laguna province, who may have heard of Uncle Frank.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »