TRUE to its mission to reach wider audiences, the Cultural Center of the Philippines embarks on a digital journey and brings arts closer through the CCP Channel, an online streaming platform featuring new online productions and curated archival documentation from the CCP Digital Archives. Launched last March 6, 2021, the CCP Channel provides artists with viable platforms for new developments in online performances and gives viewers a unique learning experience that will help them to appreciate and learn more about Philippine art and culture.
RENOWNED fashion designer and Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awardee Benjamin S. Farrales passed away on March 6, 2021 at the age of 88. Fondly referred to as Mang Ben, Farrales was hailed as the Dean of Filipino Fashion for his mentoring of young designers for the establishment of the Ben Farrales Scholarship Foundation for the benefit of talented but disadvantaged youth. Farrales designed costumes for the Bayanihan Dance Troupe and uniforms for Philippine Airlines. In 1954, he presented his clothes at a show called “Romance” at the Manila Hotel.
Sisig? Bopis? DM SoLo Express today! SoLo Express offers classic Pinoy favourites such as pork sisig and bopis. Sisig is a Pampanga specialty dish using pork cheeks, head meat and liver broiled, diced and then sauteed and served sizzling. Bopis, on the other hand, is made of pork or beef lungs and heart sautéed in tomatoes, chillies and onions. But if you don’t like pork, no worries because SoLo Express has a healthier and at the same time delicious option. They have the Bangus Sisig, a great alternative to pork and perfect for the Lenten Season.
I’m currently in love with San Miguel’s meat-free vegetarian line called VEEGA. If you are looking for a healthier food option, the VEEGA meat-free line – Balls, Burger Patty, Giniling, Nuggets and Sausage made from plant-based protein ingredients are fully-cooked, seasoned, and ready to be added to your recipes. Take my Sōmen Noodles recipe I shared previously. Instead of dumplings, I used VEEGA’s Meat Free Balls. It added a new flavour which went well with this simple recipe.
Miss Congenialitea is a home-based milk tea shop in Parañaque City. They offer refreshing and, at the same time, affordable milk teas divided into four categories. They have milk tea, fruit tea, cheesecake series and the rock salt & cheesecake series. Under each is a delicious selection. Let’s start with milk tea. They have their Signature MCT Milk Tea, Dark Chocolate, Java Chips, Green Tea Matcha, Salted Caramel, Thai Tea, Tiger Brown Sugar and many more. It is also worth mentioning that they have one more flavour added into the lineup. It is called White Rabbit Milk Tea.