Thursday, February 29, 2024

Mang Inasal spreads Unli-Saya at Panagbenga 2024


Mang Inasal treated locals and tourists with a series of Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya activities at the recent Panagbenga Festival 2024 in Baguio City.


The Philippines’ Grill Expert participated in the Fluvial Parade, Cultural Dance Competition, and Grand Float Parade. It will also give away special awards to several Panagbenga competitions this March 3.

Apart from that, Mang Inasal delighted Panagbenga participants with a special dine-in and takeout deal that was the Festival Group Treats; Unli-Sarap, Unli-Saya Caravan which have away free Halo-Halo and Palabok; and the first-ever Mang Inasal Takeout Express Booth that featured offsite grilling of the best-tasting Chicken Inasal.


“It’s our pleasure to bring the Unli-Saya of eating Mang Inasal products to regional festivals like Panagbenga,” expressed Mang Inasal President Mike V. Castro. “Seeing the public happily enjoying their Ihaw-Sarap meals especially our Chicken Inasal and even our Halo-Halo and Palabok are simple pleasures that inspire us more to find better ways to connect with our customers.”

Want more Mang Inasal exclusives NOW? Visit for the latest news, for delivery deals, and follow Mang Inasal on social media for more Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya updates!

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

3 reasons why MANGINASAL.PH is the best online buddy for every Mang Inasal lover


Are you a big fan of Mang Inasal's Ihaw-Sarap food and Unli-Saya experience? Then its new corporate website is for you!
Here are three reasons why is the perfect partner for all Mang Inasal lovers:
1. Latest information guaranteed – Menu updates, new promos, and other brand news are published on it.
2. Store Directory – The Locations page contains addresses, contact numbers, business hours, and services of Mang Inasal stores nationwide. You can easily search for your target store and see all its details.
3. Ordering convenience– After checking out all the information you need, quickly connects you to the delivery site. In just one tap to the Order Now button, you can already start enjoying ordering online.
Other features of the new corporate website include the Franchising page that provides the information needed to apply for a Mang Inasal franchise and Careers section that lets applicants apply for an opportunity in store operations or at the main office.
“MANGINASAL.PH is an online hub committed to extend our Unli-Saya experience to our customers nationwide," said Mang Inasal President Mike V. Castro. It's a gift to the  Mang Inasal Nation so they can conveniently get all their needed information about Mang Inasal in just one website."
Want more Mang Inasal exclusives NOW? Visit for the latest news, for delivery deals, and follow Mang Inasal on social media for more Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya updates!

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Japan Foundation Manila Presents: Nihongo Fiesta 2024 - Celebrating Language, Culture, and Creativity


The Japan Foundation Manila announces the return of the highly anticipated Nihongo Fiesta, now in its 19th year, promising a dynamic celebration of Japanese language and culture. The 51st Nihongo Fiesta is set to take place at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong, on February 24, 2024, from 1:20 PM to 2:40 PM.

The Nihongo Fiesta stands as a celebration of the enduring camaraderie between the Philippines and Japan, serving not only as an event but as a cherished tradition that fosters deeper connections between the two nations. It provides a fertile ground for the flourishing community of Nihongo speakers and enthusiasts, welcoming individuals from all walks of life, from eager language learners to seasoned professionals, to take part in an immersive arts and cultural experience unlike any other.

One of the highlights of the Nihongo Fiesta is the Nihongo Speech Contest, wherein nine finalists from Luzon, Davao, and the Visayas will showcase their language proficiency and communication skills. This year's competition promises to be fiercer than ever, as participants vie for top honors with their original compositions on various themes.

Adding to the excitement, the "Minna no Nihongo Fiesta" will feature a captivating display of photos submitted by educational institutions across the Philippines, giving the audience a unique glimpse into the diverse facets of Japanese culture. Meanwhile, attendees will be treated to a captivating performance by the UP Philippines-Japan Friendship Club (UP Tomo-Kai), showcasing the rich tapestry of Japanese traditions. Guests will also get to experience the Ryukyu Buyo, an Okinawan traditional dance performance that promises to mesmerize and delight.

For more information on Nihongo Fiesta 2024 and other Japan Foundation Manila initiatives, visit and

For inquiries and other related concerns, please contact: Ms. Setsuko Kanuka via email at or via landline at (632) 5322-3200 (Ex. 121).

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Choosing a Care Home: A Comprehensive Guide


Making the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a care home is never easy. It's a significant step that involves careful consideration of various factors to ensure the best possible quality of life. With numerous options available, navigating the selection process can be daunting.

This article will explore essential considerations when choosing a care home to help you make an informed decision.

1. Location

The location of the care home is crucial for maintaining connections with family and friends. Consider proximity to loved ones, amenities, and community resources. A location that offers easy access to hospitals, parks, and shops can enhance quality of life and social interaction. When evaluating potential care homes, it's crucial to thoroughly assess facilities such as Vale View Heights Care Home to determine if it aligns with your specific requirements and standards of care.

2. Services and Facilities

Evaluate the range of services and facilities offered by the care home. From medical assistance to recreational activities, ensure that the home can meet your or your loved one's needs. Look for amenities such as 24-hour nursing care, physical therapy, meal options, and transportation services.

3. Staffing and Training

The competence and compassion of the staff play a significant role in the well-being of residents. Inquire about staff-to-resident ratios, qualifications, and training programs. A well- trained and dedicated team can provide personalized care and foster a supportive environment.

4. Safety and Security

Safety is paramount in a care home environment. Assess the safety measures in place, including emergency response systems, secure entrances, and surveillance cameras. Ensure that the facility complies with safety regulations and undergoes regular inspections.

5. Quality of Care

Research the reputation and accreditation of the care home. Look for reviews, testimonials, and ratings from residents, families, and regulatory agencies. Accreditation from organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicates adherence to high standards of care.

6. Cost and Affordability

Financial considerations are an important aspect of choosing a care home. Understand the cost structure, including fees for accommodation, meals, and additional services. Explore payment options such as private funding, insurance coverage, and government assistance programs.

7. Resident Community

A sense of community can greatly enrich the care home experience. Visit the facility to observe interactions among residents and staff. Look for opportunities for socialization, group activities, and outings. A supportive and inclusive community fosters companionship and emotional well-being.

8. Personal Preferences

Consider individual preferences and lifestyle choices when selecting a care home. Whether it's cultural activities, religious services, or dietary preferences, ensure that the home can accommodate specific needs. Personalized care plans that respect autonomy and dignity are essential for a fulfilling experience.

9. Future Planning

Anticipate future needs and changes in health status when choosing a care home. Select a facility that offers a continuum of care, with options for assisted living, memory care, and palliative services if necessary. Flexibility and adaptability are key to ensuring long-term suitability.

Gut Feeling

Trust your instincts when visiting potential care homes. Pay attention to the atmosphere, cleanliness, and overall vibe of the facility. Engage with staff, residents, and family members to gauge the sense of warmth and hospitality. Ultimately, choose a care home where you or your loved one feels comfortable, respected, and valued.

In conclusion, selecting a care home requires careful deliberation and research. By considering factors such as location, services, staffing, safety, quality of care, cost, community, personal preferences, future planning, and intuition, you can make an informed decision that promotes well-being and peace of mind. Remember, finding the right care home is about creating a supportive and enriching environment where individuals can thrive and enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Still dazzling at 11: Solaire unveils culinary brilliance with Michelin Star Chefs for an unforgettable epicurean journey

Chef Cristina Bowman

Solaire Resort Entertainment City, the country's leading integrated destination resort, has introduced Michelin Star chefs to the Philippines. In honor of its anniversary month in March, Solaire is pleased to announce the visit of these legendary culinary artists for a memorable culinary experience. Three Michelin Star chefs will serve their trademark dishes at Solaire's restaurants, Finestra, Yakumi, and Red Lantern, from March 13-16. The event will conclude with a spectacular buffet brunch on March 17.

Chef Cristina Bowerman, known for her culinary enthusiasm, improves her profession through the perspective of creativity and innovation. Chef Bowerman, who has a bachelor's degree in culinary arts and a specialization in flavor concentration, moved to Rome to become the Chef Patron at Glass Hostaria, a stronghold of contemporary Italian cuisine, which she has led for seventeen years. She became Italy's only female winner of the prestigious Michelin Star in 2010. Finestra offers a six-course evening showcasing Chef Bowerman's hallmark dishes, beginning with a modern take on vitello tonnato and ending with a classic risotto à la delicious Italian gyoza. Enjoy marbled beef wagyu ribeye with mulberry reduction, celery root terrine, and spicy garlic, oxtail foam. Indulge in a perfect dessert pairing of popcorn and passion fruit dulce de leche, ensuring a perfect finale to your dining experience.

Chef Goh Fukuyama

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