Boi Jenita Eko

Boi Jenita Eko

What comes out of T’boli women’s slumber is an intricately weaved T’nalak cloth stirred by dreams. Dream weavers were women who enjoyed an elevated status as traditional T’nalak cloth weavers with skills passed from one generation to another. Boi Jenita Eko, a...
Datu Joel Andoy

Datu Joel Andoy

The Filipino kitchen is never without two things: vinegar, an integral part of Philippine cuisine both as dipping sauce and means of preservation; and coconut, a versatile drupe whose fronds, meat, and juice forms the foundation of our dishes. The Mandaya-Dibabawon...
Ailyn Tupaz-Lintawagin

Ailyn Tupaz-Lintawagin

Local flavors are now easily accessible through the creativity and hardwork of the Mangyan tribes of Mindoro. The golden liquid of calamansi concentrate mixed into water will create a refreshing, sweet and acidic beverage. The saccharine and sour flavor of the guava...
Maria Forteza-Tamboon

Maria Forteza-Tamboon

Sunset and sunrise, cocktails, and parties come to mind when one thinks of Boracay Island. It is the place to see and be seen. The stars and elites line up its white beach, particularly in the summer season. Yet, it is not all glitz and glamour in the supposed island...
Datu Jimmy M. Taupan

Datu Jimmy M. Taupan

The picturesque image of a Filipino breakfast is the smell of sautéed garlic followed by the sound of ulam (or the viand) being seared, a waft of fresh pan de sal from the nearby bakery, and the warmth of fresh coffee at hand. For Datu Jimmy M. Taupan, the treasurer...