22 October 2016

Batangas Bakeries Given Recognition on World Bread Day; Brillante Mendoza Workshop Successful

Panaderia authors Amy Uy and Jenny Orillos stand in front of National Bookstore’s booth during the Bread Fair. 

Five bakeries and bakeshops were given recognition through a one-day exhibit last October 16 at the Events Centre of SM City Lipa in time for the celebration of World Bread Day.

19 October 2016

Gregorio Zara: the Lipa, Batangas Born Inventor of the Videophone

Gregorio Y. Zara using a videophone.  Image credit:  from the Instagram account of the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

The next time you use a videophone application on your mobile such as Skype or FaceTime, if you are from Batangas, it may serve you in good stead to know that the principles for modern day videotelephony technology were developed and patented by one of your own.

16 October 2016

Getting Clarified on the Maliputo, the Talakitok and the Muslo

The maliputo.  Image from Joseph Razon.

Last month, a former colleague who was vacationing from Saudi Arabia and I visited this turo-turo (literally, you point at the food at the counter) restaurant in San Jose. At the counter, I quickly took a fancy towards what to me looked like kinamatisang (a soup soured with tomatoes) maliputo and told the lady behind the counter to give us an order.

13 October 2016

PFF Launches Registration and ID System for Players and Stakeholders

All images in this article fro Ake Pastoral of the Philippine Football Federation.

The Philippine Football Federation or PFF today formally launched an online registration system for football players and stakeholders. The system becomes available online on the fifteenth of November.

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