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It all starts at mom’s kitchen, a Café Laguna story

Do you ever wonder where great chefs are born or where successful restaurants take its root from? Not in the culinary institutes and business schools but way before that—the mother’s kitchen. The love for food always start at home. The kitchen is mom’s domain. In her apron, she’d systematically prepare all ingredients—all fresh and purchased at the market before the break of dawn—and toss it in one, two or even...

Marco Polo Davao’s new “conquests”

Like the explorer it was named after, the hospitality company galloped to the country and set its peg on Davao soil and built the first Marco Polo hotel in the Philippines. The hotel was the sought-after “residence” of the locals and tourists, leisure travelers and businessmen. Its ballrooms were filled with glittery soirees, the restaurants served discerning foodies and Eagles Bar was the preferred haunt of the...

May 2018 musings: Yes, mothers know best

ADMIT it, you’ve had your share of mom’s sermons (one is running in your head now and it’s making you smile). I’ve had several—“eat what’s on the table,” “clean the house,” and my favorite, “Bangon dyan, magsisimba tayo ng alas-sais (ng umaga). Inuumaga ka kadi-disco ‘di ka makasimba ng isang oras.” Those were the days. At a young age, we can’t really appreciate the “grueling” lessons only learned at home...

Sumo Sam, what’s new with the Japanese wrestler

When restaurateur Carlo Lorenzana calls, there must be something new with one of his restaurants to try. True enough, he wanted to meet at Sumo Sam in Abreeza Mall to share the what’s happening at the Japanese-inspired restaurant. “If you’ve noticed, we made the place brighter. This is one of the changes we have planned for Sumo Sam. More will come soon,” said Carlo. “But what I’m most excited about is our new...

IMS, real world experience in school

  Impressive best describes the newly inaugurated educational edifice of the International Management School (IMS), a member of the Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, Incorporated (JICCFI). “Business education at the IMS is distinctly different,” said Nicole Hao Bian, Vice-President for Education Development of JICCFI, “In this school, we develop our students to become well-rounded individuals, empowered...
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