News Flash

October 09, 2015, Friday
  • Police detective shoots dead a hostage-taker who took control of a bus along Taft Ave. corner Pedro Gil in Manila. 15 hours ago |
  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino cannot yet certify as urgent the proposed BBL since it is still in the period of interpellation. 16 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file her COC next week as she intends to run for 3rd & final term in Pampanga’s 2nd district. 16 hours ago |
  • Sen. Angara says both Senate & House are trying to find a ‘win-win solution’ for bill seeking to lower income tax. 16 hours ago |
  • Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan for permission to avail of some medical procedures in St. Luke’s QC from Oct. 21 to 22. 16 hours ago |
  • Rep. Arroyo asks Sandiganbayan to allow her to go through some medical tests not available at VMMC. 16 hours ago |
  • Policeman killed in an ambush in Marawi City on Wednesday night. 21 hours ago |
  • Comelec & Smartmatic-TIM to hold review of source code for 2016 elections in the first week of Jan. 2016 21 hours ago |
  • Arroyo to file new petition for bail at Sandiganbayan & will use UN Working Group’s report as basis. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ cites US-PH Mutual Defense Treaty as basis for participation of U.S. troops in Mamasapano operation. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops who participated in Oplan Exodus did not violate the PH constitution. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ says U.S. troops’ participation in Mamasapano clash was limited to intelligence work & monitoring & not actual combat. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ confirms U.S. troops’ participation in Oplan Exodus launched the Mamasapano operations last Jan. 25. 21 hours ago |
  • Palace does not see Enrile’s call for full plenary debates on Mamasapano encounter as an attack vs. Aquino gov’t. 21 hours ago |
  • Singer and comedienne Elizabeth Ramsey passes away at 83. 22 hours ago |
  • Businessman Cedric Lee pays P 20K bail at Court of Tax Appeals in connection with the tax evasion case filed vs. him by DOJ. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile says the death of SAF 44 must not be taken lightly. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Enrile seeks a full plenary discussion on the Senate committee report on Mamasapano encounter. 22 hours ago |
  • Justice Sec. Leila de Lima says they have legal basis to detain Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Miriam Santiago says some society leaders are urging her to run for president & she can rise to the occasion. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No witnesses that can identify who killed the 9 Seaborne Commandos that attacked suspected Malaysian terrorist Marwan’s hut. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: 9 Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut were killed in an area away from cornfield in Tukanalipao where 35 SAF members died. 22 hours ago |
  • DOJ: No respondents can be charged for the death of 9 members of 84th Seaborne Commandos who attacked Marwan’s hut during Mamasapano clash 23 hours ago |
  • 5-man UN Working Group urges PH gov’t to review Arroyo’s bail petition based on int’l human rights standards. 23 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group cites international law as basis for finding Arroyo’s continued detention illegal. 23 hours ago |
  • UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declares Arroyo’s detention at VMMC arbitrary & illegal. 23 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits Masbate & parts of Sorsogon. 23 hours ago |
  • 1 person dies & 3 are rescued as boat capsizes in Taal Lake in Talisay, Batangas. 23 hours ago |
  • Armed men abduct an Italian in Dipolog City. 23 hours ago |
  • Road mishap involving a truck & 9 motorcycles occurs at Commonwealth Ave near Tandang Sora flyover in QC. 23 hours ago |
  • Fire in Barangay Lipunan, Quezon City now under control. 23 hours ago |

A different kind of beauty pageant

By Dinna Chan Vasquez | Sep. 21, 2013 at 06:01pm
It’s the ultimate food fiesta when the 3rd Magnolia Fresh Chicken Carinderia Fiesta 2013 unfolds on Oct. 11-12 at the World Trade Center.

Luisa Matsushita is the reigning Carinderia Queen Luisa Matsushita is the reigning Carinderia Queen

One of the highlights of the two-day event is the search for the next Carinderia Queen and this is definitely not your usual beauty pageant. While most beauty contests look for candidates with comely faces and figures, this one places more importance on one being smart and industrious.

The Beyond Beauty—Carinderia Queen 2013 Pageant is in line with Magnolia Fresh Chicken Carinderia Fiesta’s objective as an advocacy program to encourage every kusinera and carinderia owner to take pride in their craft. To salute the service frontliners and our alternative nanay, ate or tita during our breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Carinderia Queen will serve as the ambassador for all the carinderia owners.

Eighty charming carinderia queen aspirants battled it out during the pre-pageant event at the Manila Ocean Park for the chance to be chosen as one of the 14 semi-finalists.  They will join the rest of the carinderia participants as well as the drum and bugle corps during the opening day welcome parade and take centerstage on Oct. 11 for the Carinderia Queen Pageant Talent Night. The queen and her court will be revealed on Oct. 12 during the coronation night hosted by TV personality Amy Perez.

For information about the event, visit or the official Carinderia Fiesta Facebook Fanpage. Inquiries are also entertained by Marylindbert International at 899-1943 to 44.

The board of judges, led by no less than designer Renee Salud, will evaluate the candidates based on their knowledge of the Carinderia business, personality, attitude and their inspiring buhay carinderia stories.

The crowned Carinderia Queen 2013 and her court will win Condura Negosyo Refrigerators,  Gazito Set from PR Gaz, gift pack from, cookware from Ramesh Trading and gifts from Nutri-Asia, Dole Philippines, Ever Bilena, Mega Sardines, Island Gas among others. The People’s Choice Award winner will be given a special prize by Sun Cellular.

The Reigning Carinderia Queen 2012 is Luisa Matsushita of Chezta Eatery, who has since been able to establish two more branches of her carinderia.

Magnolia Fresh Chicken Carinderia Fiesta, launched last in 2011 at the World Trade Center, has been lauded by the public and the various business units in the food industry. A clamor for another event followed.

The event aims to help carinderias and their owners and workers realize their true worth amidst the landscape of our Filipino culture. It also seeks to uplift the level and standards of carinderias while keeping the true Pinoy culture, may it be in cooking, flavor and values.
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