A peek into Ang Kamalig’s Oyster Bar and more

Ang Kamalig Restaurant now offers fresh oysters baked in different ways to give your oyster eating experience and a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals an exciting twist.
Their enticing varieties are Korean BBQ Oysters, Fried Oysters with Aligue, Three Cheese Oysters and Oyster Rockefeller.

Oysters are a good source of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are two of the three principal omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce one’s risk for heart disease and relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on its website. Oysters are also a good source of Vitamins A, E, and C, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, and vitamin B12. Furthermore, raw oysters are known to be strong aphrodisiacs!

Anyway, Ang Kamalig Restaurant also introduced their Chef’s Inspired Ilonggo Selections which are traditional comfort foods that were delightfully prepared by Chef Miguel Trenas the contemporary way. Using the fre…

Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs: buying local products made easier

The opening of Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs near Jaro Plaza now makes buying locally made products easier thus benefitting local entrepreneurs because they can reach more people.

I’m happy with this development because scheduled product expos during the weekends never worked for me. With Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs located just along Commission Civil in Jaro,  I can drop by on impulse any day when my budget permits.

“Tinukib” means to discover. Indeed, there are many items to discover such as food and beverage like Tablea Tsokolate, Turmeric or Ginger Powder, Mango or Ube Piyaya, Mango Calamansi Concentrate, Barquillos, Lengua de Gato, Trappist Jellies, Atsarang Mangga, Kape Miro, Organic Rice, Muscovado Sugar and a lot more; as well as hablon, woven bags, crafts, woodworks and home furnishings.

HELPING MICROENTREPRENEURS AND THE POOR Tinukib Cafe and Souvenirs is operated by Taytay sang Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI). It aims to provide an avenue for microentrepreneurs to sell their products to the…

Sea Spa: relaxing escape to the sea and the surf

Juana who works too much even on weekends ends up feeling tired. Too tired to give time to the little one who is asking for attention or to a sad friend who needs a listening ear. Juana cannot give time for others as she lacks time herself.
Maria who thinks too many negative thoughts ends up feeling agitated. So, when a troublesome experience happens, Maria easily gets irritated and spews out hurtful words. She cannot give peace if she does not experience peace.

But because Lourdes has so much love in her heart, she is able to love and forgive the likes of Juana and Maria for having a bad day.
“We cannot give what we do not have." There is a ring of truth to this phrase in both the tangible and intangible like quality time, full attention, and love, among others. Life is not perfect, we all experience these but we are not powerless.
I cope by communing with nature. A visit to the beach at least three times a year is already enough to calm my restless soul. If that trip to the beach …

Farm to Table Iloilo: for the love of good food and an advocacy

Farm to Table, a restaurant located at Megaworld Iloilo Business Park provides diners a healthier alternative because they serve organic, all-natural and monosodium glutamate-free yet delicious dishes from brunch to dinner.
Chef Pauline Gorriceta-Banusing, owner of Farm to Table, shared that the restaurant is not only that but also an advocacy.
She and her husband Gus would go to Iloilo towns such as Dumangas, Barotac, Pavia, Passi, Leon and the nearby island Guimaras to source quality organic produce for their ingredients, thus help local farmers and animal raisers.
Farm to Table has a wide selection of soups, heart-healthy salads, appetizers, pasta and pizza, comfort classics, mains, sandwiches, modern desserts made from local ingredients, gluten-free smoothies, refreshing Probinsyano Shakes and organic coffee.
Here is a list of some of their dishes that you don't want to miss during your visit:

Shrimp Coconut Soft Taco - spicy shrimps, sweet coconut sauce, fresh mango and cabbage


Get discounts and freebies through Findr app

Poised to bridge the big gap between merchants and consumers is an app called Findr whose founders are Ilonggos.
Merchants who desire to reach people near their stores and ultimately get them to patronize their products will find this app beneficial. As Findr partners, they will be able to offer discounts or free coupons for their products and services such as food and beverage, beauty salons and spas, hotels, gadgets and more.
Salvador Silva Jr III, CEO of Findr app developer Satellite GPS Tracking & Asset Management Systems, explained that Findr app is better than other forms of media to advertise one's product.

"TV or radio may have a wider reach but it is not specific, has no customer engagement and no evaluation of purchase claims. The advertising fee is also high," he told guests during the launching of Findr in Iloilo City.
Silva also compared Findr with pay per click businesses or social media ads. "People click but there is no sure conversion," he said…