Did you know that Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation's  Select Soy Sauce and Sukang Puti  are Philippine made and has been around the Filipino kitchen for 44 years now?
 A husband and wife Chinese migrants established Essential Manufacturing in 1975 with Select Soy Sauce and Select Vinegar as the company’s main products. With limited capital, they started a small business with minimal production and distribution limited in Luzon,” said Joseph Charles Cruel, the managing director of Wellmade.  "

M&S Personality Profile: DOT-XI Director Tanya Rabat-Tan on Sustainable Tourism

Tanya Rabat-Tan advocates sustainability, and practices what she preaches. On Tanya: M&S Collection top
Tanya Rabat-Tan advocates sustainability, and practices what she preaches at home and at work. She carries a refillable water bottle, recycles, segregates disposables. In fact, she’s the woman behind Mati City’s Solid Waste Integrated Management (SWIM). The breakthrough project was implemented long before the Boracay rehabilitation was announced.

“SWIM aims to address coastal degradation of the Pujada Bay and the Dahican stretch caused by irresponsible solid waste disposal practices and illegal structures in the areas. These areas are major sources of livelihood for many and major tourism attractions of Mati. Dahican is a famous skim and surf site and home to the dugongs, dolphins, pawikans, whale sharks, while the Philippine Eagle soars the skies of Pujada Bay and nests at Mt. Hamiguitan Natural Heritage Park,” she shared.

Part of DOT’s campaign is to incorporated the local trib…

Nationwide Baristas' Quest Kicks Off in Davao.

Mindanao's coffee and barista enthusiasts showed off their skills and passion for coffee as nationwide Baristas' Quest kicked off in Davao City as its first leg in the competition last July 3, 2019 in Frog Kaffee Torres Street in Davao. Participants from as far as Cagayan de Oro came to join the competition and showcased their skills in FLAVORS + PROFILES: COFFEE TRANGULATION- A CUP TASTING ACTIVITY.

Michael Harris Lim, President and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Co. Inc. who is also the  2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2018 World Barista Championship Semi Finalist led the Barista's Quest Competition in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, aiming to empower Filipino baristas and coffee enthusiasts to promote camaraderie and showcase their skills in the art of coffee.

The United Filipino Baristas are headed to two more leg this month, namely Cebu and  Baguio.
For coffee artists who can create designs using milk are up for a COFFEE + ART: LATT…

Marco Polo Davao: July Culinary Treats

Who loves fried chicken? In celebration of the National Fried Chicken Day on July 6, 2019, Marco Polo Davao's Eagles Bar and Pool Bar will be serving fried chicken treat from July 1- July 31, 2019. And its not just your typical fried chicken favorites.

Honey Glazed Fried Chicken Fried Chicken Thighs drenched in honey with mayo dressing

Salted Egg Fried Chicken Wings Fried Chicken Wings with rich salted egg flavors.

Waffles and Fried Chicken an American breakfast staple that combines buttermilk waffles topped with crispy fried chicken and a drizzle of syrup
Enjoy the fried chicken flavors for only Php480.00nett per order available for both dine in and take out.

Treat yourselves to some Martinis at Marco Polo Davao's bars on DOUBLE-OH-SEVEN!
This July 7, let's celebrate the big double seven by treating ourselves to Marco Polo's 5-star rated Bars to get your martinis for only PHP77.00 nett.

Classic Martini Ruby Martini Sapphire …

Free Registration: Baristas’ Quest in Davao, Baguio and Cebu

Are you a Coffee or Barista Enthusiast? The Barista's Quest in the Philippines is happening on July 3, 2019 10am at Frog Kaffe, Davao City. 
The registration is now open for Baristas’ Quest, a campaign of competitions created for baristas and coffee enthusiasts to showcase their skills in coffee that will take place in Davao, Baguio and Cebu this July.
Three different competitions are prepared for the month-long campaign. If you can identify a unique coffee in a set of cups, you may join the Flavors + Profiles: Coffee Triangulation—a cup tasting activity that will be held at the Frog Kaffe in Davao City on July 3.
For artists who can create designs using milk, Baguio City will be having the Coffee + Art: Latte Art Throwdown at Halfroom Coffee on July 10.
Meanwhile, for individuals who can extract rich coffee flavors into a cup, the Kettle + Cup: Coffee Brewing Challenge is set to happen at the Tightrope Coffee in Cebu City on July 25.
Michael Harris Lim, President and CEO of Henry …


GCash, the country's leading mobile money platform is looking for NGO partners from Mindanao area for its GCash For Good program. A Corporate social responsibility program that allows its subscribers to directly donate to a non-government organization, hassle-free using the Gcash app.

During last week's press launch at Park Inn By Radisson Davao,  GCash VP for Corporate Communications Reyner Villasenor shared that GCash for Good a very big step to further develop the GCash app into a more socially relevant platform to address issues across different levels of society.

Interested NGOs need to submit regulatory requirements before getting approval from the Gcash For Good program. This has been launched in both Manila and Cebu.  Currently, 
GCash for Good program now involves 35 NGOs,  after completing their documentation requirements both from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Mynt.
To name a few, here are some of the affiliated GCash For Good NGOs and their QR codes which d…


Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao´s recently concluded Insulares De Mayo 2019 brought pride after a successful show featuring Maguindanao´s Inaul Tapestry designed by the country´s  renowned fashion guru Renee Salud. The timeless pieces and beautiful tapestry was even made more beautiful with Renee Salud´s muses Binibining Supranational 2014 Yvette Santiago, Mutya ng Pilipinas Top Model of the World 2017 Hannah Iglesia, Miss Philippines Earth 2012 and Miss Earth Air Intrnational 2012 Stephany Stefanowitz, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational  2012 and Miss Suprantional 3rd Runner Up Elaine Moll, Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 and Miss Asia Pacific International 2018 Sharifa Areef Mohamma Omar Akeel, crowned Mrs Asia international 1st Runner up in 2014 and businesswoman and CEO of Bless Amare Group Jessie Victor Maloles, crowned Mrs International Global Ambassadorin 2017 Mrs Tourism International 2017 and practicing dermtologist Dr Riza Caldoza and the Former Secretary of Department of Tourism Wan…