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March 21, 2016

Bo Sanchez's Holy Week Retreat & Grand Easter Feast (An Invitation)

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Holy Week is a great time to recharge physically, mentally and most specially - spiritually to strengthen our relationship with the Lord.

Join us for a Holy Week Retreat with the theme "Rest in God's Love" this coming Holy Thursday and Good Friday at Aliw Theater 8am to 12nn and for the Mercy Full Grand Easter Feast this coming Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.

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1 WALKER Reborn: Witness the first ever Worship Concert by OPM Stars!



Who is 1 Walker?

About 5 years ago, newly weds Ogie and Regine Alcasid decided to go on a journey. They embarked on a quest to get to know God through a weekly small group led by Bernard Marquez.

Some of their friends — including Liza Martinez, Jaya, Sushi Reyes and Archie Castillo — joined them on their faith walk. Through weekly get-togethers, they read the Word of God and grew in their walk with Christ.

Realizing that these friends love music just as they love God, Regine broached the idea of putting together a band dedicated to playing praise and worship music. Everyone was on board.

Eventually, more singers and musicians hopped on with the same mission — Marnie Jereza, Manolo Tanquilut, Eugene Cailao, Zebedee Zuniga, Criss Beunviaje, Jem Florendo, Soc Mina, Michael Alba, JunJun Regalado and Nikko Rivera. Thus, “1 Walker” was born.

Why 1 Walker? It is the address of where this journey began. The Bible verse “For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV)” also plays an important role in the band’s existence.

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March 17, 2016

World Street Food Dialogue: "Can Deliciousness Cure Poverty and Create Opportunities?"

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World Street Food Dialogue is a 2-day conference where you can network and learn from the movers and shakers of the street food and heritage cuisine movement including Stephen Werther the creator of the Bourdain Market in New York and Brett Burmeister, Consultant, Commentator, Portland Food Carts and Trucks in the US.

Don't miss to register for the dialogue here: http://wsfcongress.com/ (use 10% discount code: "OAP#WSFC16" + bonus) 

Related Blog Post: CNN PhilippinesLeave your fear at the door and try everything at the World Street Food Congress


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What Moves Me? Manila is on a Tipping Point in 2016! #KeepOnMoving

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After blogging for more than a decade, I'm so excited that Manila is entering a new era of awesomeness. 2016 is a tipping point that will transform the food, travel, and lifestyle landscape of Manila. 

I believe that the Philippines will be a First World Country in our lifetime! And there's never been a better time to be in Manila to witness history unfold and be a part of the story.

Here are the 8 things that move me and will keep my fire burning in 2016 and beyond ... 

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March 16, 2016

MADRID FUSION 2016: The Post Avant-Garde Culinary Movement! @MadridFusionMNL #MF16

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Madrid Fusion is one of the most influential culinary events where world-class chefs showcase their philosophy, techniques, and latest innovations. Madrid Fusion 2016 focused on the Post Avant-Garde culinary movement and was aimed at answering the question: "What's next on the culinary scene and what can we expect in 2016 and beyond?"

Here are my learnings from the evnt, the story of the Philippine delegation, and what to expect in Madrid Fusion in Manila this April... 

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March 09, 2016

MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016

The first weekend of the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival took place last March 4 to 6 on Mount Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro.

A diverse selection of musicians from various corners of the world showcased their talents at the famous grass-terraced amphitheater, while visual artists used the rest of the mountain as their canvas. 

Here's the wrap-up of our experience at the first Malasimbo weekend…

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 4-6 (Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival) and March 24-26 (Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival)
Email: info@malasimbofestival.com / ltparpan@gmail.com
Website: www.malasimbofestival.com
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

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MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
- Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival: What to expect @MalasimboFest 2016?  

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February 25, 2016

Philippines Sustainable Seafood Week: Executive Chefs of Top Hotels and Restaurants Support for Ocean Conservation

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February 15, 2016 marked the start of Sustainable Seafood Week. This week focused on helping people understand that the ocean life we partake of still need to be allowed to be abundant in their habitat. The hospitality industry celebrated this with encouraging the public to help save the oceans by being critical about the seafood they consume. This stand to serve sustainable seafood was reached after years of showing that our current way of fishing our oceans empty is not the proper way.

The Top Chefs from different renowned restaurants and hotels have prepared a special dinner using fresh sustainable seafood ingredients.


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February 15 - 21, 2016
Facebook: SustainableSeaoodWeekph

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February 24, 2016

Philippines' First 15-Hour Food Tour Frenzy Safari (Part 1) #WSFC16

It was such an honor to curate the first ever 15-Hour Food Tour in the Philippines--a culinary introduction to the best of Filipino food and culture.  This is also the official press launch of the World Street Food Congress happening in Manila on April 20-24, 2016!

Related Blog Post: Announcing... World Street Food Congress in Manila! (April 20-24, 2016)


From the foodie backstreets of Metro Manila to the culinary center of Pampanga, over 30+ culinary ambassadors, food journalists, and bloggers from Manila, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Spain came together to eat their way to the coveted title of “Commando Foodie”.


Here's a photo essay of Philippines' first 15-hour Food Frenzy Safari...  

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