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July 29, 2015, Wednesday
  • Coloma says Pres. Aquino already delivered a nationwide address for SAF 44 on February 6 this year. 2 minutes ago |
  • Coloma insists Pres. Aquino has not forgotten the massacre of SAF 44. 2 minutes ago |
  • Sr. Insp. Ryan Pabalinas' wife Erica says Pres. Aquino seems to have abandoned the quest for justice for SAF 44. 3 minutes ago |
  • 'SAF 44' Sr. Insp. Ryan Pabalinas' wife Erica says Pres. Aquino could have at least thanked SAF 44 during SONA. 3 minutes ago |
  • 'SAF 44' Sr. Insp. Ryan Pabalinas' wife Erica laments that Pres. Aquino forgot about SAF 44 in his SONA. about 1 hour ago |
  • Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares urges Pres. Aquino to certify as urgent the Anti-Dynasty Bill. 16 hours ago |
  • Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon says Makabayan bloc stands by its actions during Pres. Aquino's SONA. 16 hours ago |
  • QC Rep. Winston Castelo says the House Ethics Cmte. should probe Makabayan bloc’s ‘unparliamentary behavior’ in session hall during SONA. 16 hours ago |
  • MMDA to hold metrowide earthquake drill on Thursday beginning at 10 am. 16 hours ago |
  • Abad says the P 3-trillion nat’l budget for 2016 is P 394-billion or P15% higher than the 2015 budget of P 2.6-trillion. 16 hours ago |
  • House Appropriations Cmte. Chairman Isidro Ungab says his committee will begin the budget hearings on August 10. 16 hours ago |
  • Budget Sec. Florencio Abad submits to the House of Representatives the proposed national budget of P 3-trillion for 2016. 16 hours ago |
  • Suspended Makati Mayor Junjun Binay asks CA to hasten the decision on Ombudsman’s suspension order against him. 21 hours ago |
  • 9 PNP officials bag promotions. 21 hours ago |
  • Deles hopes Congress will pass BBL by October before its members get involved in election-related activities. 21 hours ago |
  • Rep. Rufus Rodriguez expresses confidence on the passage of proposed BBL at the plenary in August. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero also resigns from Joint Congressional Oversight Cmte. on Public Expenditures. 21 hours ago |
  • UNA Spokesman Mon Ilagan says VP Binay will deliver his own SONA any day now. 21 hours ago |
  • UNA says Aquino’s criticisms vs. Binay at SONA was 'un-statesmanlike' but they still respect the President. 21 hours ago |
  • PCCO Sec. Sonny Coloma says it was the President’s decision to make his SONA a long speech. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says his detention over PDAF charge is an example of selective justice & not gov’t drive vs. corruption. 21 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Aquino should not count the 3 senators’ detention as part of his administration’s accomplishments. 21 hours ago |
  • Teachers’ Dignity Coalition dismayed when Pres. Aquino did not annouce any salary hike for teachers during SONA. 21 hours ago |
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo says Pres. Aquino’s report on textbooks and classrooms were all lies. 22 hours ago |
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo says Pres. Aquino’s last SONA was self-serving, lacking in content & full of propaganda. 22 hours ago |
  • Fmr. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo says Pres. Aquino hit Mrs. Arroyo again at SONA because he lacked accomplishments. 22 hours ago |
  • Belmonte has no plans of castigating 7 Makabayan bloc members after they flashed anti-Aquino banners after SONA. 22 hours ago |
  • Belmonte admits he was embarassed when House Makabayan bloc booed Pres. Aquino after he delivered his SONA. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says he resigned from Finance cmte. chairmanship so that budget deliberations won’t be affected by talks on politics. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero resigns as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. 22 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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