Category Archives: Proud to be Pinoy!
Their first restaurant is called Mio Cusina and is 6 years old already in Liliw Laguna. The restaurant was put up by the Lola of Justin and she trained three cooks to make her recipes. She passed away two years ago. I asked Justin if he plans to put up his own restaurant with his recipes ….. Who knows?
I was so happy I was able to finally attend the Habi Fair. So many beautiful works of art! They are works of art because of all the labor of love and passion they put into coming up with handmade textiles
Last time I made a collection of photos of people in Amarie,
Previous entry: In Amarie by Anne Marie Saguil January 23, 2015
this time it is Filip+Inna All beautiful
Super love Knitting Expedition!!! Truly a labor of love!
Candy Reyes Alipio @candyreyes Monsters, wooly warmers and home items hand knitted by Mamas who also take care of awesome rice terraces in Ifugao. When you buy these cute products, you also help these mamas
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Congratulations Olivia Limpe Aw on the launch of Manille Liqueur de Dalandan. You are amazing! And so nice to know that a friend’s idea came to life – Gaita apparently suggested to do citrus flavors – so after Olive launched Calamansi, now Dalandan and Gaita says maybe Pomelo. Not only is it a good product, it helps farmers in our country. And because Olive goes straight to the farmers, the farmers are able to get better profit ( compared to having the usual 8 middlemen leaving them with less than 10% of the cost.) Thank you Olive and Gaita
“Manille Liqueur de Dalandan is the only liquor in the world that utilized the essential oils of the fruit [dalandan] and captures the sweet zesty profile of dalandan,” says Olivia Limpe-Aw, President and CEO of Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. She adds that the company’s Philippine Craft Spirits line was made out of the need to create something uniquely local. “I saw the limited use of the crops we had here…I wanted to show everyone that with proper research, the right materials and most importantly, drive and passion, we can find a way to be advocates of our own produce,” follows Limpe-Aw.
This ties in perfectly with Margarita Forés and her active support of local farmers and championing our local produce all over the world. “I’ve had the honor in recent years to be able to present Filipino cuisine and products abroad. And being able to showcase the best in our country, has always made me proud,” she adds that, “Having encountered products like Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and now Manille Liqueur de Dalandan, I think that it has brought this advocacy of mine full circle.”
Manille Liqueur de Dalandan also does its part in joining this support of local farmers by paying them the market price of dalandan. By cutting out the traders, the farmers get 100% of the profits from dealing with the company. “It’s sort of a CSR effort for our company… this increases every farmer’s margins a great deal.”
Destilera Limtuaco & Co., Inc. together with Brand Ambassador Margarita Forés officially launched the second variant of the company’s Manille Liqueur collection – Manille Liqueur de Dalandan.
Held in the Grace Park, Margarita Forés’ very own farm-to-table concept restaurant, guests were treated to an exclusive menu utilizing Manille Liqueur de Dalandan as well as the dalandan fruit, itself.
As part of the company’s thrust to help preserve the environment and reduce its carbon footprint, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. has decided to convert their post processing, calamansi and dalandan rind, fruit and seeds into a by-product: a natural ingredient which is called calamansi and dalandan mud that is filled with so many complex substances. Such natural ingredients find useful applications in the cosmetics and personal care industry.
During the launch of its product, Manille Liqueur de Dalandan, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. also launched their line of soaps, “Si” Handcrafted Calamansi and Dalandan Face and Body Soap. Both the natural ingredient calamansi and dalandan mud and the finished soap products have great export potential.Handmade soaps using natural food and drink ingredients are now quite a popular trend abroad. The soap itself carries a lot of the cosmetic advantages of calamansi such as its whitening, antiseptic and anti?acne properties.
Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. has tapped the expertise of Dr. Rainier B. Villanueva, President & CEO of Rainiers Research & Development Institute, Inc. to develop the soap product and he is currently working on more product applications. According to Dr. Villanueva: “this is indeed a versatile natural ingredient which has very strong export potential. We are currently in talks with companies abroad who have expressed strong interest in our calamansi and dalandan mud. There is a trend towards using natural ingredients and Destileria Limtuaco comes just in the right time with the right product. It is definitely an exciting time for us at Rainiers Research & Development Institute to have the access to such promising ingredients that allow us to come up with superior personal care products.“
Dr. Rainier Villanueva is a Neurosurgeon by profession who found his calling in the concoction of formulations using different local herbs under strict clinical parameters. This has led to a prolific 70–product line extensively using plants and minerals endemic to the Philippines. He developed Rainiers Research & Development Institute in 1988 and this has since become one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of herbal cosmetics in the country. With the addition of Destileria Limtuaco’s calamansi and dalandan mud, he says: “we can now expand our product offering which will better address the needs of our discriminating personal care clientele who are continuously on the look out for better, more natural and more effective products.”
“Si” Calamansi and Dalandan Handcrafted Face and Body Soaps may be purchased online through the company’s e–store https://cmc.estore.convoymktg.com/. For inquiries, please call Noreen Gatmaitan 3617491–98 loc 841.
One of the top mixologists in the country, Enzo Lim, provided the drinks for the evening. His two interpretations were: Doña Sol, a blend Liqueur de Dalandan, local whisky, sweet vermouth and orange juice while the Sinturis Smash was a refreshing mix of Manille Liqueur de Dalandan, muddled lemon and mint with a little bit of gin. These drinks perfectly highlight the versatility of the dalandan liqueur. Those who didn’t look to drink cocktails were offered ice-cold shot os Manille Liqueur de Dalandan, the perfect way to cleanse the palate.
Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. was established in 1852 and is the oldest distillery in the Philippines. Through five generations of master blending tradition,
Limtuaco has invented, developed and patented numerous formulae and aging processes in the wine and liquor industry. The company has been awarded various distinctions by the Mode Selections, Institut Pour Les Selections De La Qualite in Rome, Italy and London, England for its whisky, rum, brandy, vodka and gin. It had recently also been recognized by the International Taste and Quality Institute in Brussels, Belgium for its Paradise Mango Rum Liqueur, Napoleon VSOP Brandy, Old Captain Rum, Amadeo Coffee Liqueur, Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Manille Liqueur de Dalandan.
Now on its 163rd year, the company has enjoyed loyal following due to its product quality, taste, aroma and smoothness as proof of master blending expertise, technical innovation. These steps have allowed Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. to gain recognition as the quality leader of the Philippine liquor industry. Its expansion to the international market has made it the top exporter of distilled spirits i thecountry today. Destileria Limtuaco’s commitment to quality and continual improvement is also manifested by beingthe country’s first and, to date, only distillery with an ISO9001:2008-?certified quality management system.
Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. is a 1997 Centennial Awardee of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry where it was confirmed to be not only the oldest distillery in the country but also the oldest manufacturing company in the Philippines.
For online orders, please visit our e-commerce store at https://cmcestore.convoymktg.com/
Look how nice!!! They are all wearing our very own textiles – Rambie Lim ( Treasurer) , Maribel Ongpin – ( Chairman of the Board) Monsy David ( Pres ) Ruby Roa ( VP – not in photo ) Louis Locsin ( Corp Sec ) Rene Guatlo ( Editor of HABI book ) Please join and help support the efforts of HABI The Philippine Textile Council and visit the Habi Market Fair 2015Once again, it’s time to shine the spotlight on hand-woven traditional textiles of the Philippines. The Likhang Habi Market Fair will be held at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center on October 23 to 25, 2015.
Traditional textiles have been gaining a steady following of admirers since its appearance at bazaars and fairs in Manila, especially at Likhang Habi, which focuses solely on this traditional art and its long heritage within our culture.
From Luzon to Mindanao, weaving communities have used pineapple, abaca, cotton, silk, banana, buri and pandan to produce their own particular weaves which will be featured in Likhang Habi: Inabel from the Ilocos region and La Union, Cordillera weaves from Banaue and Padcal in Benguet, tnalak (an abaca weave) from Lake Sebu in Mindanao, piña from Aklan and Palawan, hablon and patadyong from Iloilo, Mangyan textiles and baskets from Mindoro, Yakan weave from Basilan, and mats and bags from Samar and Bukidnon.
With inputs from creative consultants, fashion designers and design workshops, traditional textiles have been harnessed and integrated into products that suit the everyday lifestyle, bringing a touch of artisanal creativity to home essentials such as blankets, mats, cushion covers, table runners, napkins, baskets, trays and items of furniture as well as clothing and fashion accessories.
This year’s market fair will feature the magnificent one-of-a-kind creations of Lang Dulay, Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan awardee, designated a living Natural Treasure until she passed away earlier this year. Her family will showcase works of this important Filipino craftswoman that still remain in their possession.
Opening night will also serve as the launch of Rara: Weaving “Mats of Dreams” in the Philippines, a book on our distinctive banig.
Habi, The Philippine Textile Council, founded in 2009 to research, promote and develop hand-woven traditional textiles, sponsors the Likhang Habi Market Fair. Funds raised will go to the social outreach projects of Habi in weaving communities all over the country. Recently, the proceeds from last year’s fair allowed Habi, with technical support of PhilFIDA, the Philippine Fiber Development Agency, to fund cotton crop at their facility in Batac, Ilocos Norte. This will allow cotton to be brought back to small farms.
The group also secured a grant from the NCCA to teach cotton spinning to producers in Miagao, Iloilo. This pilot study will result in a module that will help achieve Habi’s mission of encouraging weavers to go back to natural fibers.
For more information on Likhang Habi Market Fair please contact Ms. Norie Moldez of HABI at (632) 478-2765 and email@example.com or Ms. Irene Venturina of Philippine Art Events Inc. at (632) 831-0953 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart2Heart loves the Negros Trade Fair! Actually Heart2Heart loves Negros! because that is where Daddy Heart2Heart comes from! And I am not biased when I say that all the products they sell here are all beautiful and makes us proud to be PINOY!
All the food booths are in the middle of Glorietta – they were all so busy with many people so I could not take proper photos of the booths. Make sure to stop by here . I am going back again to shop here!