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276 posts categorized "Awesome Festivals"

June 04, 2017

LIO BEACH FESTIVAL: The Inaugural El Nido Music Festival! #FOMO

Lio Coast

We love Music Festivals in the Philippines and we have this fear of missing out on the historic first event. How I wish that we were able to go to the first Malasimbo event which people keep talking about until now. 

Here's a chance to be part of the first ever Lio Beach Festival in El Nido, Palawan this coming June 9-11, 2017.

Check out Everything You Need to Know About the Inaugural Lio Music, Art & Beach Fest at El Nido, Palawan:


Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Email: lio@tenknots.com
Instagram: @liobeachfest

Book your Passes
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Reserve Booking: http://bit.ly/2oXvg6H


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May 12, 2017

A Taste of ASEAN Food Festival @AyalaMalls (Photo Essay)

by Abigail Javellana

ASEAN Food Festival

ASEAN FOOD FESTIVAL is a weekend food fair highlighting the exotic flavors of the Spice Route. Discover the most celebrated dishes from fellow ASEAN countries- Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Laos and of course the Philippines.

Find the countries most talented chefs Tatung Sarthou, Rob Pengson, Claude Tayag, Vince Garcia, Vincent Veluz and Gene Gonzales reinterpret these dishes through their palette and travels.


ASEAN Food Festival

The food fair held at Vertis North open parking will be selling your favorite ASEAN dishes, street food, and product from different regions of the country.


Ayala Malls Vertis North (Near Trinoma)
Facebook: AyalaMalls360
Schedule: May 11-12 (5pm-2am),
May 13 (4pm-2am), May 14 (4pm-12am)

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May 07, 2017

LAbor UNION Festival 2017: Labor Weekend with Music, Food, and Surfing! (Photo Essay)

By Abigail Javellana

LAbor UNION Festival 2017

Music, art, and surfing collide in LAbor UNION Festival 2017!

Inspired by Aklan’s LaBoracay, the festival brought three days of non-stop partying over the recent Labor Day weekend in the Philippines’ surfing capital of the north, La Union.

The revival of the 2015 festival ushered in live music from iconic Filipino talents such as Barbie Almalbis, Kevin Toy’s, and Hilera, which had the beaches of San Juan flowing with good vibes.

Proceeds from the non-profit event went to the conservation of the Pawikan and to helping the indigenous groups of Northern and Southern Cordillera known as the Kankanaeys.

Check out all the things that make surf culture awesome with our guide to the LAbor UNION weekend (April 28-30, 2017)...

LAbor UNION Festival 2017
San Juan La Union
April 28-30, 2017

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April 18, 2017

@MadridFusionManila 2017: A Gastronomical Roadmap to Sustainability! (Photo Essay Recap)

by Kristine Terrible

Madrid Fusion Day 1 PM-1.jpg

This year’s Madrid Fusion Manila revolved around the theme “Towards a Sustainable Gastronomic Planet”.

During the International Food Congress, twenty-four of the best chefs in the world--most of them with at least one Michelin star under their belts, and all of them with multiple awards--discussed how they practice sustainability in their kitchens and businesses every day.


Madrid Fusion Day 3 PM-13.jpg

Given an hour each including a few minutes where they answered questions from the audience, they also demonstrated a few of their dishes that best showcased the theme.

Madrid Fusion 2017 Series:
• 10 Most Awesome Heirloom Rice Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 1) 
• 10 Most Awesome "Nose-to-Tail" Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 2)
• 5 Most Awesome Corn Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 3)


Here's the recap of the three-day International Gastronomy Congress at Madrid Fusion Manila...

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April 10, 2017

5 Most Awesome Corn Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 3)

by Kris Landrito

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The regional lunches of Madrid Fusion Manila 2017 ended with the theme of “corn.” Various kinds of corn in all colors, textures, and sizes were used in different types of food--from juices and desserts to hot meals.

It’s only fitting that corn was the crop of choice for the last day because of how important corn is to Filipinos. It’s the second most important crop in the Philippines next to rice, with 1 out of 5 Filipinos having it as their staple food. It was exciting to see and taste how a simple crop, that is often fed to animals as well, was turned into gastronomic delights at the hands of talented chefs.

Madrid Fusion 2017 Series:
@MadridFusionManila 2017: A Gastronomical Roadmap to Sustainability! (Photo Essay Recap)
• 10 Most Awesome Heirloom Rice Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 1) 
• 10 Most Awesome "Nose-to-Tail" Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 2)
• 5 Most Awesome Corn Creations! @MadridFusionManila (Day 3)


Here are our Top 5 favorites from Day 3 of Madrid Fusion Manila’s Regional Lunch curated by Alicia Colby Sy... 

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