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Adventures Of A Foodie

Let the Pho begin!

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on March 20, 2014
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THE recent rise of Manila’s dining scene has been fueled by the exhilarating openings of restaurants in almost every form and cuisine, and this year the possibilities are endless. The Moment Group, undeniably one of the players (named Restaurateur of the Year in 2013 by Esquire) responsible for uplifting the local scene with the success of unique and concept-driven restaurants ‘Cue, BurgerBar, 8Cuts and NamNam, is bringing to Manila one of Cebu’s most exciting and promising concepts: the Vietnamese noodle shop Phat Pho. 


by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on March 13, 2014
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I BELIEVE that being laid back and being able to enjoy pizza delivery and a cold beer while watching movies at home with your significant other is as important as dressing up for each other and going somewhere nice for date night once in a while. So a few weekends ago, my fiancé and I decided to do just that. 

Recipes for romance at Diamond

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on February 13, 2014
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THIS Valentine’s Day, Diamond Hotel Philippines is playing love chef and has cooked up appetizing deals to ignite those loving sparks.

Mandarin Oriental Manila prese

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on February 06, 2014
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MANDARIN Oriental, Manila takes guests on a culinary journey to Great Britain from February 3 to 9 via an Anglo-Indian food festival at the hotel’s popular restaurants The Tivoli and Paseo Uno.

Diamond Hotel welcomes the Yea

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on January 23, 2014
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THE Year of the Horse marks a vibrant year that promises strength, prosperity and esteem. Celebrate this special event at Diamond Hotel Philippines and welcome a year filled with happiness and success brought about by mighty galloping horses.

The Healthy Grocery

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on January 16, 2014
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IT has been two weeks since New Years Eve. Which means most people are “getting back on track.”

A cornucopia of Yuletide feast

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on December 19, 2013
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THIS holiday season, Diamond Hotel Philippines has put together bountiful feasts and festive flavors with copious buffet spreads, special set menus and a la carte items in all of its premier restaurants.

A Holiday Feast from Sentro 17

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on December 12, 2013
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IF there’s anything Filipinos look forward to during the holidays, it’s eating delicious Christmas food with their friends and family. 

Celebrate with Don Papa Rum’s

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on December 05, 2013
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DON Papa Rum, the small-batch rum made in Bacolod, is fast becoming the must-stock spirit and bottle.

Food for the soul

by ALEXANDRA ROCHA on November 28, 2013
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THIS is a food column. A space that I am supposed to fill with restaurant reviews, dining experiences, exciting food deals and promos, tips on where to find the best of what dish, recipes, etc.


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Column of the Day

Tearing down the house (Second of a series)

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By Jego Ragragio | July 18,2018
‘The draft Federal Constitution is a clear example of tearing a house down in order to install a new door—where the new door goes into an existing door jamb. There’s barely anything new here, and the few things that are new, don’t actually need a constitutional amendment.’

Opinion of the Day

Heed this constitutional expert’s warning

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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | July 18, 2018
‘The critique of Gene Lacza Pilapil, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, one of the resource persons, should warn us about the draft Federal Constitution produced by the Duterte-created Consultative Committee.’