Banana Chips Long Cut Sweetened and Unsweetened

8:28 PM |


Long-cut slices of carefully selected mature, green Saba banana, fried in coconut oil and dipped in our special sugar syrup solution for added banana flavor. For those who prefer the all-natural taste without added sweetness, our Unsweetened version features our Saba bananas, long-cut and simply fried in coconut oil.

B-G Fruits & Nuts Manufacturing Corporation was established in 1991. Since then, B-G Fruits has gone on to manufacture and market food products which have been successfully introduced to and continue to be well received in global markets. With manufacturing plants and banana plantations nestled in the heart of Mindanao - the southern area of the Philippines known for its teeming natural resources – B-G Fruits and Nuts Manufacturing uses only the finest-grade produce. A true global player and responsible manufacturer, the company’s operations comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and adhere to the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Quality System.

B-G Fruits' commitment to food safety and high quality has been one of the company’s landmark principles. This strict adherence to the principles of good business ethics and health standards has earned the steadfast loyalty of B-G Fruits’ ever-growing clientele, resulting in one of the best-selling brands in the United States of America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

B-G Fruits prides itself on its reliable and fresh raw material resources, in addition to the visionary leadership of management and the strong work ethic of its staff. B-G Fruits uses the latest technologies and modern laboratories for product research, development and testing. The company also utilizes optimized warehouse and transportation facilities; provides effective shipping arrangements, and has established a wide marketing network of customers, suppliers and employees.

SOURCE:

B-G Fruits & Nuts Manufacturing Corporation
624 Building 6 Sirloin Road
Food Terminal Complex Taguig City 1633
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel# (632) 8370378 / 8377806
Fax# (632) 8384563
Mobile# (63920) 9137486/ (63918) 9277338

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Mano Po Dolls

6:45 PM |

BSK creates dioramas for local museums and exhibits in Marikina, Valenzuela, Olongapo and Pinaglabanan. The limited market for dioramas made the nonprofit group to look into creating fashionable Filipiniana dolls, similar to Japanese ningyo dolls, the closest of which are the geisha dolls.

Creating a Maria Clara doll usually takes a day or two, depending on the design of the overall costume, particularly the cloth for the dress and accessories ranging from necklaces, earrings, payoneta (hair comb) and abaniko (fan).

Aside from getting their costume fabrics from Divisoria, the group also gets abaca and other fine Filipino fabrics from local designer Patis Tesoro. They also have a group that crafts doll accessories.

Among the dolls, the 24-inch kasalan (wedding) is the most popular design. The Maria Clara doll is happily escorted by her groom; its wedding gown is as elaborate as the gowns worn during actual weddings, with piña silk fabric designed with fine embroidery and bead artwork.

For Moro-inspired dolls, they double the effort to design the clothing based on actual attire of Muslim royalties in Mindanao while they also find it interesting to design dolls for cultural tribes such as the Kalingas, Ifugao and others.

There are also everyday sights such as a lady selling vegetables in the market while wearing a matching baro’t saya and a girl peddling bangus fish on a bilao atop her head, the beauty of which rival the extravagance of dolls attending the Flores De Mayo parade, another local festival. (http://loqal.com)


“Balikatan sa Kaunlaran” means working shoulder to shoulder for progress. This was the guiding principle of the BSK Movement since its inception in 1977 by its mother agency, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW). The principle was adopted by the BSK to enhance the partnership between the government and non-government organizations in uplifting the quality of life of women and their families.

The BSK was originally created as a women’s movement by the NCRFW through the support of 92 recognized non-government organizations that lobbied for the approval of Presidential Proclamation 1609 which declares January 6 of each year as “Araw ng Balikatan.” NCRFW tapped 24 volunteer women leaders to organize BSK Movement all over the country. BSK was able to establish its provincial/city councils and municipal chapters nationwide. Programs and projects were implemented in selected communities and have benefited 3.5 million women and their families.

To ensure its continuity, its national leaders agreed to register BSK as a non-government organization (NGO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1983. BSK continued to enjoy the technical and financial support extended by NCRFW until 1986.

The change in leadership in the NCRFW and its decision to concentrate in policy formulation led to the independent operations of BSK. It finally severed its umbilical cord with the government in January 1987 and had to start anew with limited resources.

To pursue the vision and mission of the organization, the BSK Founder President, Dr. Leticia P. de Guzman exerted efforts to save the organization through networking and developing new breed of BSK national leaders. After eight years of transition, the BSK was able to recover from serious organizational crisis and gradually recovered from its downfall. Dr. Angelita Ago from the Bicol Region took over the BSK national leadership as its second national president.

Major concepts had to be introduced and new programs were pilot tested by its incumbent President, Ms. Guia G. Gomez who initiated the conversion of BSK to a family-based organization. Social enterprises and micro-lending services were initiated in several local communities through the support of funding agencies such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Australian Embassy, Katahira and other foreign institutions. Joining the informal sector coalition and other networks were also pursued to be able to maximize the benefits of its programs and projects for intended clientele.

The BSK has also expanded to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) through creating the BSK Hongkong Council, the special council of BSK that initiated the creation of Hongkong Village for OFWs in Hongkong. The Taiwan Council was also created as the second OFW council of BSK.

Today, the BSK continues to implement Entre-Pinoy and Agribusiness as its flagship programs. The BSK also continue to conduct skills training, leadership and values formation seminars and other activities that promote social entrepreneurship and family solidarity.

SOURCE:

Balikatan sa Kaunlaran Productivity Center National Foundation
Address: 170 Mabini St., Addition Hills, San Juan City, Metro Manila
Contact number: (+0632) 721-2277, 723-5653, 0917-5301221, 0930-5290064
E-mail address: jingescano2002@yahoo.com, balikatansakaunlaran@yahoo.com

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Advan Shoes

6:52 PM |

STYLE NAME: Navy UPPER 
MATERIAL: Thick Cvs + Cvs 
COLOR: Black / White 
SIZE: (5-10) w/ half size 
PRICE: P350.00

BLUESTAR MANUFACTURING 
The company started its operation on May 20, 1990. It is owned and managed by Mr. Jimmy Ong, a 50+ year old Filipino-Chinese. Bluestar Marketing and Manufacturing Corporation is the maker of Advan casual shoes and rainboots brand. It distributes its products locally. Among the biggest buyer of its products is the SM shopping mall. The workers estimated the production output of rainboots at 2,700 pairs per day and the shoes at 5,400 pairs/day.

 SOURCE:

Bleustar Manufacturing & Marketing
W-2 RMT Ind'l Complex Tunasan, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 861-3029 | 861-9010 | 861-3757
Fax: +63 (02) 861-9009
Email address: bleustar_advan@yahoo.com
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Mermaid Chair

6:02 PM |



From mythological tales of fantasy and fascinating shows a voluptuous siren. A slender form and slender, lithe body and a balanced proportions. Mermaid is the new chair of Kenneth Cobonpue.

Cobonpue, Filipino designers of international renown who, after studying in the U.S. and have specialized in Italy and in Germany he returned to his country of origin.

An obvious homage to the Philippines and its artisan culture, is the use of materials and Kenneth is in particular the art of weaving, which characterizes all his works.

Mermaid understood. A chaise longue by the adjustable lumbar support and recline, a real outdoor seating area that can offer long hours of relaxation.

Mermaid is made of polypropylene fiber on a lightweight aluminum frame powder coated. There is also a little table-ottoman.


SOURCE:

http://www.designstreet.it/mermaid-chair.html






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Bañadas

8:48 PM |

Bañadas is a sugar-glazed cookie.

Casa Carmela: Heritage Philippine Recipes Redefined. Our products are made by our artisans in small batches. Our processes are labor intensive. through this, we hope to preserve our cultural heritage and create job opportunities for thhose in need

Makes gourmet cookies and confectionaries, bottled delicacies and preserves, using traditional old-world heritage recipes, redefined/reinvented to a twist to make distinctive.

Owned by Millie Locsin Kilayko, the company's products are inspired by the richness of her heritage, and propelled by the challenges of a dynamic contemporary palate. Casa Carmela's products consistently keep that element of WOW or magic and surprise in its products.

It made its debut as a food manufacturer when it introduced the now popular Crisp and Thin Piaya, a take-off from the traditional flaky, muscovado sugar-filled pastry for which the owner's home province in Negros Occidental, Philippines, is known for.

Casa Carmela also handpicks Negrense made products to carry under its brand, those which reflect its own soul and spirit. Among these handpicked products are those manufactured by the owner's business partners Daniel and Tima Lacson, in Sweet Greens restaurant in Bacolod City.

Casa Carmela has recently established a Manila sales outlet at 78 Estrella St cor Zodiac St in Makati. (Front of Palm Village and Colegio de Santa Rosa, and along Bel-Air 3)



SOURCE:

CASA CARMELA
54 Lizares Avenue, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Contact Number(s): (6334) 435 4460, (+63) 917 300 8736 , (+63) 917 300 7482
Fax: (034)435-3072

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Organic Rice

8:24 PM |

Black Rice: Forbidden Rice

Forbidden many, many years ago, this was the rice of emperors in Ancient China. But it’s not so forbidden today and we are proud to include it as one of our special rice varieties.

Organic black rice is an heirloom variety rich in dietary fiber, iron, zinc and antioxidants. Aside from its many health benefits, it also has an interesting sweet, nutty flavor.

This variety is grown by small farmers committed to good health, quality foods, ethical fair trade and eco-friendly sustainable farming practices.

Also known as “forbidden rice” because in the earlier eras of Chinese and Japanese history, only the emperors could eat this kind
Has a deep, nutty taste


HEALTH BENEFITS (as studies have shown)
  • Rich in nutrients like Vitamin B, Niacin, Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and fiber
  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Decreases risk of cancer and presence of free radicals
  • Promotes stronger bones
  • Increases red blood cell formation
  • Reduces effects of menopause
  • Slows down aging process

OTHER PRODUCTS:
  • Organic Salad Greens
  • Organic Vegetables
  • Organic Culinary Herbs and Spices
  • Organic Tropical Fruits
  • Organic Gourmet Rice
  • Organic Shade Grown Coffee
  • All Natural Pickles
  • All Natural Jams
  • All Natural Fruits in Honey
  • All Natural Sweeteners (Muscovado, Yakon syrup, Coco Sugar, Stevia)
  • All Natural Juice
  • All Natural Healthy Pantry


SOURCE:

Fresh Start Organic
Hacienda Maquina, Brgy. Rizal, 6100 Silay City, Philippines
Email: freshstartorganic@yahoo.com
Phone: +63 34 441-1490
Website: http://www.freshstartorganic.com


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Kiculo's Bag and Accesories

8:11 PM |

KICULO is a line of fashionable pandan-based bags, a collection of vibrant products made of a versatile indigenous material matched with rich fabric,and carefully hand-crafted with accents of soft leather, colorful beads, striking shells and polished wood.

Each piece is lovingly created by the people of Negros, Kiculo handbags reflect the vivacity and exotic feel of the island, each a unique collector's item, every one proudly Filipino in nature.


SOURCE:

Kiculo Crafts
Marichu D. Cusi (Proprietor/Manager)
E-mail Address: mdcusi@yahoo.com.ph
Address: 24 Quezon Avenue, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Contact Number(s): (+63) 928-5030051; 034-4354518

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Atelier Aguila's Furniture

7:59 PM |

Established in 2004, Atelier Aguila is a company that handcrafts contemporary art furniture and accessories using recycled, salvaged and antiquated materials of wood and stone. Environmentally driven, the company sources its materials from salvaged and recycled wood. Timbers from demolished old houses, century old railroad sleepers, driftwoods, and excavated timbers of prime wood are examples of limited natural resources of the company. Unique resources – antique limestone rice and corn grinders, which are acquired from remote villages – are also key components of our product.

SOURCE:


Atelier Aguila
Showroom:
3/F Negros Showroom, Lacson St., Bacolod City
6100 Negros Occidental, Philippines
Mobile: 63 917 300 2750

Plant:
11 Carbajosa Street Suba, Calatrava
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Philippines
Con: Ms. Karl Aguila, Proprietress
Tel: (6334) 7277892
Mobile: (63917) 3002750
Website: http://www.atelieraguila.com
E-mail: kta@atelieraguila.com | info@atelieraguila.com

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Zamboanga's Lokot-Lokot

7:09 PM |




THE ORIGIN OF THE “LOKOT-LOKOT”

The Muslim communities in the Zamboanga Peninsula are known for the variety of delicacies they produce during special occasions, especially the “Hariraya” or the feast of the Eid-il-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Foremost among the goodies is the golden brown curious-looking “locot-locot” or “jaa” as the villagers call them. A lot of people actually consider it as the “queen” of the delicacies because it is the most popular and frequently asked for by guests.

It is fascinating to watch someone who is seeing the locot-locot for the first time. After asking what it is, he instantly wants to taste it, and as it crunches in his mouth his eyes light up with pleasure and he nods approvingly. Some give the okay sign or put up their thumbs enthusiastically.

If you ask how the locot-locot came about, its origin is sadly lost in the mist of time. Fortunately the ancestors of the present Muslims passed on its technology to the next generations down through the millennia. Some people believe it came from Malaysia or Indonesia as the region, including the southern Philippines, was once a part of the great Madjapahit Empire during the 13th and 14th centuries. The seafaring Malays probably brought it to our shores as they wandered freely throughout the area.
Legend has it that it was the locot-locot that inspired the appearance of the Chinese noodles, such as the sotanghon, bihon and miswa. It is said that several attempts of the people of China to imitate the locot-locot led to their creation, which over time became famous delicacies themselves.

Making locot-locot requires a lot of time and hard work. First the grains of rice have to be pounded into flour. Then the correct proportions of water and sugar are added to create a gooey mixture which is poured into a container made of coconut shell with regular small holes at the bottom, all the while it is poised above a frying pan filled with hot oil. As it turns golden brown it is deftly and expertly folded and shaped in the pan with a couple of wooden spoons to create the desired look. Watching a cook do the locot-locot is like watching an artist in motion.

You can tell a house is making locot-locot by the rhythmic sound coming from the kitchen made by the beating of the coconut container to pour out the dough into the frying pan. Some purists say if the rhythm is out of sync the locot-locot will not look attractive and enticing.

As you happily munch on a locot-locot think of all the work that goes into it and whisper thanks to the person who invented it. Enjoy!



SOURCE:

Taluksangay Muslim Delicacies 
Address: Sampaguita Rd. Putik Zamboanga City, Philippines
Contact number: +63916 272 6462 or + 63 (062) 993 0002
E-mail address: shey_jamee@yahoo.com
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Besa's Shoes and Services

7:40 PM |
Besa's Made-to-Order Line

When it comes to Custom-Made casual shoes and belts, there’s no better shop to go to but Besa’s. It can’t get any more personalized than the way Besa’s does it. If you want to choose your own leather, style, color, accessories and of course, the size that will fit you comfortably, Besa’s is the best shop for you. Many local celebrities, politicians and even athletes choose Besa’s for style, comfort and quality. Using all imported leather materials from Italy and Germany, handmade by their “skilled craftsmen,” at Besa’s, you get so much value of your money. And it gets better because for every customized item you order, you are assured of an after-sales service.

Besa’s began making shoes and bags since 1935 in Binondo, Manila. The company takes pride in providing their customers with world class quality service. According to their customers, they go for Besa’s customized shoes and belts not only because of their well personalized service, but also the combination of high quality materials and masterful craftsmanship. If you happen to like a pair of shoes that you saw in a magazine or thru the internet, Besa’s can copy them. Besa’s can make anything depending on your taste or preference.




SOURCE:

Besa Shoes and Services Inc.
1st Level, Festival Supermall
Corporate Ave. cor. Civic Drive
Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. No. 807-4734
Fax No. 842-4265
Email: inquiry@besashoes.com.ph

Branches:

ALABANG
Makati Supermart, Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa
Tel. No. 842-4337

FILINVEST
1st Level, Festival Mall
Corporate Ave. cor Civic Drive, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang
Tel. No. 807-4734

MAKATI
2nd Floor, San Antonio Plaza
Forbes Park, Makati City
Tel. No. 817-0987

GLORIETTA 4
Ayala Center Makati, Beside Mercury Drug and Speedo
Tel. No. 818-3119

GLORIETTA 3
Basement Parking Entrance, Ayala Center Makati
Near Hardrock Cafe and Music One
Tel. No. 818-3119

SHANGRI-LA
Basement Level, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City
Tel. No. 637-6430

GREENHILLS
Ground Floor, Shoppesville Mall
Greenhills Shopping Center
Tel. No. 724-3163

WILSON
213 Wilson St.
West Greenhills, San Juan
Tel. No. 726-9948

FORT BONIFACIO
2nd Level, Market! Market! Mall
Bonifacio Global City
Tel. No. 889-9987

EASTWOOD
2nd Floor, Eastwood City Walk 2
Libis, Quezon City
Tel. No. 667-3117

TRINOMA
M1 109 First Level, Trinoma Mall
EDSA cor. North Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. No. 474-2488

MARQUEE MALL
Ground Floor, MarQuee Mall (Beside LBC)
NLEX, Angeles City, Pampanga


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Decorio Egg Crafts

7:31 PM |
Decorio Egg Crafts designs and makes decorated eggs. It has a variety of egg designs available as year-round gifts, decors, or as collectibles. It has a collection of traditional Ukrainian designs, as well as Easter, Christmas, Filipiniana, and a variety of religious, floral, animal and geometric designs. Decorio eggs are made by Filipino artists.

Each egg is decorated by hand using a wax resist dyeing (batik) technique. This process was adapted from the ancient folk art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs widely known as pysanky. No two Decorio eggs are identical to the last detail.

The designs and colors in the eggs cannot be duplicated in detail since each egg varies in size, shape and shell texture. If handled properly, the eggs will keep indefinitely 


SOURCE:

Decorio Egg Crafts
Contact Person: Mercy D. Florencio
Address: Ampid, San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
Telephone Number: (632) 7074745
Email Address: mercyflorencio@gmail.com
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