MANILA, Philippines — Being stuck in the house due to community quarantine brought out creative and innovative food ideas from Filipinos or as they call it, "quaranthingz." From Dalgona coffee to Baked Sushi, foodies are now putting different twists on Andok’s "litson baka" (roast beef). Andok’s litson baka trend in social media began in late May, and their "buy five litson baka, get one free griller" promo seem to be the one that started the buzz. Even though the plain one tastes good already, consumers are coming up with different ways to make it more special and fun. Here are some ideas that you might want to try if you are lucky enough to score a box:Gerald Francisco via Facebook Litson Baka BaguetteDos Bustillos II via Facebook Mushroom Pepper Litson Baka SteakMargaret Asuncion via Faceboook Litson Baka TeriyakiRELATED: Tik-cook: Celebrity food stars share TikTok recipes
June 14, 2021 11:48 UTC
Inka Magnaye has come to the defense of Liza Soberano's voice acting (VA) after Liza received mixed reviews on her debut stint. Yesterday, the popular voice actor/talent took to Twitter to share her observations on the actress' voice acting. "First note: Liza Soberano’s voice is perfect for the character. The voice actor and podcast host shared that she had a similar conversation with a friend who is an actor. She shared that from their conversation she came to understand the difference between acting and voice acting.
June 14, 2021 10:30 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered the province of Cebu to follow the protocols for arriving passengers set by the national government. Under an executive order issued by Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, arriving passengers will be swabbed upon arrival at the Mactan Cebu International Airport and will wait for their results in a hotel for up to three days. “The president has also considered the DOH (Department of Health) critique and has decided that Cebu province must abide by IATF arrival protocols,” Roque said. Asked what the national government would do if Cebu insists on implementing its own protocols, Roque replied: "I am not aware of what the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) will do. Roque said he did not sense any outrage from the president during his meeting with the Cebu governor.
June 14, 2021 09:55 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Bank lending would likely return to growth mode in the third quarter, with hopes pinned on further easing of pandemic restrictions and mass vaccinations to ease lingering risk aversion among lenders and borrowers. “The key to economic recovery is the success in the vaccination program. “Just like everything in 2020, base effects will feature prominently after bank lending saw a steady deceleration in 2020 owing to the pandemic. June was the first month of single digit growth before overall lending crashed into negative territory by year end,” Mapa said in an e-mail. “We could see bank lending improve by end-third quarter with the timing of the recovery largely tied to how quickly the economy can start to resemble its past 6% growth self,” he added.
June 14, 2021 09:45 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education on Monday bared that 155 errors were seen in students' learning materials since classes amid the pandemic began last year, including a vulgar description of the Filipino folk creature "Aswang." Related Stories DepEd initiative seeks to collect reports of errors on learning materials from publicUndersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said they received 163 reports but validation yielded 155 errors from October 2020 to June this year. Those with unknown sources, San Antonio said, are materials that they could no longer identify where it came from. San Antonio sought to explain before lawmakers their mechanism for verifying errors, with teams trained to identify such. "We do not disown true errors and we work on issuing errata," San Antonio said in Filipino.
June 14, 2021 09:20 UTC
I started much later than my friends but I enjoyed golf a lot because the instructor was very encouraging. LeeThroughout my golf journey, my father has been a massive encouragement and has helped in every way possible and been there since the beginning. I’ve never met Phil before and it was great seeing how he practiced and the love Phil has for golf. I can imagine myself being bored or tired of golf at his age but I literally saw how he genuinely enjoys golf. You can watch Lee and the PGA Tour on One Sports Philippines and GOLFTV powered by PGA Tour.
June 14, 2021 09:00 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – Southeast Asian Games silver medalist Nino Surban and Ariana Dormitorio topped the PhilCycling National mountain bike trials in Danao City, Cebu on Sunday that was done as part of the Southeast Asian Games selection process. Surban clocked one hour, 22 minutes and 11.21 seconds in conquering the six-lap, 3km route located atop the hills of Sitio Bugho in Brgy. Dormitorio, for her part, bested all comers in the distaff side — a shorter five-loop ride — with a time of 1:29:50.75. Interestingly, Quinones is the daughter of 2003 Vietnam SEA Games gold medalist Eusebio. The National Trials For Road is slated on July 9 and 10 in Clark, Pampanga.
June 14, 2021 08:26 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — No worker from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has contracted COVID-19 in “the last two weeks”, its chairman reported Monday, and that 55% of its workforce already received a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said among its workers who received COVID-19 shots were traffic enforcers and personnel in charge of clearing operations in the National Capital Region. ADVERTISEMENT“Ako ay natutuwa, for the last two weeks wala na akong kaso ng COVID-19 mismo sa MMDA. But in a subsequent text message to INQUIRER.net, Abalos said that 4,313 or 55% of the 7,800 MMDA workforce have already received a vaccine dose against COVID-19. It was not clear, however, how many from among the vaccinated employees have received the full two doses of a COVID-19 jab.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 14, 2021 07:41 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — First-time mother Danica Sy, 27, had one fear on learning seven months ago that she was pregnant: contracting COVID-19. This makes pregnant women among the most vulnerable during the pandemic. Precautionary measuresPregnant women are advised to follow the interim guidelines on COVID-19 management of pregnant women, women about to give birth and newborns released by the DOH. The POPCOM official said the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation that could result in more births and difficulty in health services access. Antonio said his initial estimate is at 750,000 additional births but he is optimistic that COVID-19 pandemic pregnancies will only reach 250,000.
June 14, 2021 07:30 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs nearing expiration have been fully distributed to vaccination sites across the archipelago, the Department of Health said Monday. Vergeire said that only around 100,000 of the AstraZeneca doses have yet to be administered. The department earlier said the bulk of the COVID-19 vaccines nearing expiration will be administered as first dose. Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said more than 11 million COVID-19 vaccines doses are expected to arrive in the country in June, while around 11 million doses will be shipped next month. The country has so far recorded 1.3 million COVID-19 cases, of which 4.6% were active.
June 14, 2021 06:33 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Thirty-four creative ensembles mirroring our country's historic, religious, folkloric and fantastical consciousness paraded before an online audience on Independence Day as Binibining Pilipinas 2021 presented this year's National Costume contest. And after a further online poll on June 27, the Best National Costume will be revealed on the grand coronation night. Our top 10 picks, in random order, are:Masbate's Hannah Arnold donning a beautifully-cut terno, inspired by the Bulaklakan Festival. Catch the Binibining Pilipinas grand coronation night on July 11. The ceremonies will be beamed live from the Araneta Coliseum through the A2Z Channel 11 network and the Binibining Pilipinas YouTube channel.
June 14, 2021 05:37 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The mayors of Metro Manila voted to implement shorter curfew hours starting Tuesday, the head of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said. MMDA chair Benhur Abalos said the adjusted curfew hours will be from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. beginning June 15. Curfew hours in the capital region were previously set from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.“This will give people more time to eat in restaurants, visit malls, give them more time to travel, and help the economy,” Abalos said in a briefing aired over state-owned People’s Television Network Monday. He said the decision was prompted by declining two week growth rate, bed occupancy rate, and average daily attack rate—or the number of new cases in an area over a two-week period, divided by the population there. Metro Manila is under general community quarantine “with restrictions” until at least June 15.
June 14, 2021 05:26 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday renewed his call for the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine passport system that would make traveling efficient for both Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and foreign investors, as long as they are vaccinated. Lacson said that both OFWs and foreign investors are hesitant to come to the country due to tight protocols that force them to spend more than a week in a quarantine facility. No need to require them to stay at a hotel,” he said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel. “Most of the time, OFWs return to the country because of an emergency. According to Lacson, these protocols would also affect the tourism industry since it would push foreign investors away.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 14, 2021 05:03 UTC
PHOTO BY RUY L. MARTINEZSEN. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson called for a vaccine passport system "in sync with other countries" to allow easier travel to the Philippines. The senator on Monday said many returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and foreign investors are reluctant to come to the country because of its tight protocols. He said they were apprehensive about the requirement for them to spend more than a week in a quarantine facility. "If you are an OFW and you are required to be quarantined for 10 days, how many days of your leave will go to waste? "Lacson also stressed anew the need to allow local government officials and other implementers of health protocols "to have enough leeway to do their job.
June 14, 2021 03:53 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Families of people who died in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “drug war” are making an urgent appeal to International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who ends her term of office on June 15. Bensouda's office is conducting an preliminary examination into allegations made against the Duterte administration to determine whether to go forward with an investigation. They told the ICC prosecutor that an investigation would serve the interest of justice and allow witnesses as well as the victims' relatives to give their testimony. In his statement, the justice chief implied that it was a national investigation, but this may be “an avoidance tactic to render the situation in the Philippine inadmissible before the ICC,” they noted. Guevarra said that their initial review found that in more than half of the operations, police failed to follow standard protocols.
June 14, 2021 03:33 UTC