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Mayor Herbert Bautista: Good comedian, effective leader

Mayor Herbert Bautista is glad to note that comedic or comical  movies continue to be produced by local filmmakers, shown and patronized by moviegoers. That's why he is more happy to be part of Raketeros, a comedy-adventure movie starring Ogie Alcasid, Andrew E, Dennis ­Padilla,  Joey Marquez and Mayor Herbert himself. Bautista is one of the this business' most effective comedians. In fact, he earned his monicker Bistek from one of his earlier comedy shows on television entitled 2+2. It was such a hit and it has ran for quite a long time that people have become used to calling him Bistek, his character in the show, until today that he's a politician. I believe the name recall of Bistek has helped him a lot in his political career. One of the younger officials of the country, Bautista took oath into office on July 1, 2010,  as Mayor of Quezon City after his landslide victory in the 2010 local elections. Prior to that, he was  the youngest and first bachelor Vice Mayo

Cake Art Competition Takes Center Stage at Bakery Fair 2013

CAKE ART competition took center stage in the recently concluded BAKERY FAIR 2013 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Inspired by the theme “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” and in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, exhibitors produced fun and innovative Cake Art representing various local sights, food and culture displayed in the center aisle of the WTC Exhibition Hall. BAKERY FAIR 2013, the 7th International Exhibition on Bakery, Confectionery and Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, took place from Thursday, February 21 to Saturday, February 23, 2013. The biennial show is designed to provide a forum where suppliers, small- and large-scale bakers, and buyers of baked goods as well as baking implements and equipment can all meet on common ground and share information, ideas and products. Other competitions include  the Bakers Cup Philippines 2013 Bread-Making Competition, where both amateur and professional bakers aged 13

5th Global Conference on Parliamentarians Against Corruption

Sen. Edgardo Angara with the Senate media OVER 500 people of different races, colors, beliefs, and personalities gather together recently in Manila for one noble purpose: to fight corruption. The GOPAC Global Conference of Parliamentarians Against Corruption is a biennial event that brings together GOPAC members, prospective members, stakeholders and funders dedicated to the fight against corruption. It is designed to inspire, educate and equip GOPAC Chapters and its individual members in the ongoing fight against corruption. It provides an opportunity for parliamentarians from around the world to discuss their shared experiences in the fight against corruption and establish strong networks for the road ahead.  GOPAC is the only parliamentary network with the singular focus on combating corruption. There are currently over 900 members of GOPAC, representing over 90 countries in all the regions of the world. Manila was chosen as a venue in line with the Aquino admin

Your daily bread hot and fresh, only from Pugad Pandesal of Don Bosco

First Published at Business Mirror (Tuesday, 05 February 2013) Written by Leony R. Garcia   PAN de sal could be the most popular bread in the Philippines since this is the favorite agahan or almusal (breakfast food) of most Filipinos. Most bakeshops and bakeries in the country sell pan de sal. At the height of the hot pan de sal craze in the 1980s, there was at least one pan de sal business in every street corner. There was also a time that it was being sold in rolling stores (usually a honking bicycle with a big box at the back) or delivered hot in one’s doorsteps by bike-riding boys early in the morning. Neighborhood bakeries sell hot pan de sal until 8 in the morning. Supply usually runs out after that time. But some convenience stores sell a variety of pan de sal—adobo, corned beef, egg or cheese pan de sal depending on its filling—all  day long and serve it hot. Eaten plain or with filling, it is best to have pan de sal   while it is freshly hot from the ove

PHA advises old and young to know their cardiovascular risks

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide. CVD refers to disorders that affect the coronary system, but often means coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke, taken together. CVD can also mean cerebrovascular, or disease of brain circulation. CVD  is a global burden.  In the Philippines, the National Statistics Office (NSO) cited heart  disease  as the cause of 100,908 deaths or 21% percent of the 480,820 deaths reported from January 2009 to March 2010. Meanwhile, the latest World Health Organization data published in April 2011 showed that coronary heart disease deaths in Philippines has reached 57,864 or 13.73% of total deaths. Coronary heart disease and stroke are mainly consequences of overweight, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, poorly controlled diabetes, high intake of saturated fat, trans fatty acids, or cholesterol, and metabolic syndrome. Knowledge about  CVD and prevention  are still the best protection to stem th

Fun day at Carmona, Cavite

At the lobby of Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club Nathan Mazo of Manila Jockey Club Kart champion kids of Carmona Racing Circuit Just like in the past years, I was on travel during my birthday on January 17. Last year, I was in the Queen City of the South to cover Sinulog Festival. Walking a kilometer or two to be able to come near and to get away from the center celebration of the Sinulog parade was really tiring.   But I had the grand time of my life savoring the sights and sounds of the paradise resort of Shangri-la Mactan where I stayed for two nights! This year I went to Carmona, Cavite upon the invitation of the Department of Tourism and its local counterpart in Cavite. I decided I needed to travel and unwind – on my special day. I needed to relax my mind, gather myself and think of the new career and   its responsibilities. After two years as head writer for a   TV show, I’m back to my first love, the print media. More than the place, my Cavi