Transcript: inaugural speech of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

President Duterte

We're reprinting for posterity the full text of the inaugural speech of the Philippines' new President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also the first Chief Executive to come from the Land of Promise, Mindanao. Compared to past Presidents, DU30's speech is concise and to the point, something which befits his straight-talking, no-nonsense personality. One of the quotable quotes where he addressed Congress is: "you mind your work, and I will mind mine." Another favorite quote is: "Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for ... Continue Reading...

Have you taken the Watsons Switch Test?

I consider myself a practical shopper. As a mom who has to work on a certain budget, my nose is trained like a dog on scouting for good buys and I've already formulated my criteria on what to look out for when shopping for a product. Price is one consideration but there also has to be quality. What use is it to pay money on something which will not satisfy you or break down after a few weeks? When shopping for toiletries, I rely mostly on well-known brands. One of my favorite stores is Watsons because of the great deals and discounts they offer. I also get ... Continue Reading...

Learn a rolled pork belly recipe from Chef Tatung

A lechon belly recipe was a popular search item in this blog, something that was shared to us by chef Myrna Segismundo and Mama Sita. Now, am excited to learn another rolled pork belly recipe from another premier chef Michael Giovan Sarthou III, more popularly known as Chef Tatung, who will share his treasured Pinoy recipes at The Maya Kitchen this Saturday, June 25, from 10 am to 2 pm. Cooking enthusiasts want to learn hot to make rolled pork belly since it should be much sought-after during family celebrations. Plus, a number of those with entrepreneurial ... Continue Reading...

Tambayan Hostel & Gastrobar in Malate, Manila

Sometimes, reporting for work in Manila depresses me. All the beggars, street urchins, traffic, dirt. It doesn't help that they've elected the same man to rule the city for the next six years. Just when I thought I've given up on Manila comes a place like Tambayan. Did they say this is a hostel?? I like places with character and Tambayan Hostel has got it right down pat. This forms part of the lobby... The wooden staircase leading to the rooms with the stained glass piece is simply eye-catching - The rooms in Tambayan Hostel range from P500 a ... Continue Reading...

Win big prizes at Robinsons Shop in the City promo

Like any other person, I am thrilled whenever I see a celebrity in real life. Either the star will disappoint when you see them up close or you will get to admire them more. I was certainly smiling when I saw Maricar Reyes Poon face to face. She looked like a China doll with the slimmest body. Her features were perfect! The model and actress has been an endorser of Robinsons Department Store for six years now. She considers herself a practical shopper and goes for Robinsons' stylish in-house brands like Stella (it's my fave too). Maricar is now trying to make a ... Continue Reading...