Friday, December 19, 2014

Share the Feast, Not the Fat this Holiday Season

Share the Feast, Not the Fat this Holiday Season
Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. Decorations are already up by September,marking the start of the season in the Philippines. Parties and reunions are everywhere every week leading up to Christmas Day and are usually extended till New Year’s Eve. And parties only mean one thing: Good food.

Everyone looks forward to this time of the year when we can splurge on a leg of ham or a jamon de bola if budgets are tight. Lechon makes an appearance in bigger families, since it is considered de rigueur for parties. 

With all these holiday delicacies, it is a real challenge to keep track of the calories you consume and stay on that diet you’ve been trying so hard to follow all year. You convince yourself that this is just a once-in-a-year event and a slice of that tasty ham or a bite of that crispy, succulent lechon skin won’t do any harm. 

Before you know it, you'll realized you’ve had too much and all that’s left is the taste of guilt plus those extra pounds.

This holiday season, Fisher Farms Inc., a world-class aquaculture food processor and the largest supplier of farm-raised milkfish in the country, lets you indulge without the guilt with its Gourmet Baked RellenongBangus. Created by celebrity chef and food expert Reggie Aspiras, this delicious creation is a healthy alternative to the fatty dishes often served during the Noche Buena.

The whole bangus is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly, shrimp and other premium and special ingredients that give a holiday twist to this traditional dish. 

Juicy and flavorful but not cloying like its fried counterparts, the Gourmet Baked RellenongBangus makes any celebration merry and healthy. 

Unlike the traditional rellenongbangus, this is baked and not fried, which cuts down considerably on the fat content without sacrificing flavor. The relleno comes in three generous sizes to suit the Filipino family: 800-grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. With bangus this big, you can definitely share the feast but not the fat.

As the country’s leading aquaculture processor and exporter, Fisher Farms grows its milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages, resulting to sweeter, more flavorful, firmer and cleaner fish. Only high-protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked RellenongBangus is available in select supermarkets in Metro Manila and in select provinces around the country.

For more details about Fisher Farms, visit fisherfarms.ph. Visit its Facebook (fisherfarmsinc), Twitter(@fisherfarmsph) and Instagram (@fisherfarmsph) for updates.

When the biological clock ticks

When the biological clock ticks
A lot of single women wants to get hitched before the age of 25 because they like to have children before they reach the age of 40.  If there’s one thing to consider when trying to conceive, it is that a woman’s biological clock is ticking. 


A woman is born with a finite number of eggs that are released monthly during a woman’s menstrual cycle. 

The body is also instinctive enough to release those good quality eggs first - so those are when you are young, first beginning your menstrual cycle in your teens into your 20's. 

With that being said, most younger women do not have difficulty getting pregnant. 

Older women, on the other hand, may experience some difficulty when trying to conceive as her good eggs have been released month after month for nearly 20 years, by the time she reaches 35! 

According to www.pregnancytips.org, your odds of getting pregnant when you’re in your twenties are different when you’re in your forties. 

However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible for older women to get pregnant. Though their chance of conceiving may decrease, women in their forties can still conceive, often with the help of fertility drugs and supplements like ConceiveEasy. As long as a woman is ovulating, she can get pregnant.
So, don't lose hope.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FISHER FARMS' GOURMET BAKED RELLENONG BANGUS



Share the Feast, Not the Fat this Holiday Season
 


 

Filipinos celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world. Decorations are already up by September,marking the start of the season in the Philippines. Parties and reunions are everywhere every week leading up to Christmas Day and are usually extended till New Year’s Eve. And parties only mean one thing: Good food. 
Everyone looks forward to this time of the year when we can splurge on a leg of ham or a jamon de bola if budgets are tight. Lechon makes an appearance in bigger families, since it is considered de rigueur for parties. With all these holiday delicacies, it is a real challenge to keep track of the calories you consume and stay on that diet you’ve been trying so hard to follow all year. You convince yourself that this is just a once-in-a-year event and a slice of that tasty ham or a bite of that crispy, succulent lechon skin won’t do any harm. Before you know it, you realize you’ve had too much and all that’s left is the taste of guilt plus those extra pounds. 
This holiday season, Fisher Farms Inc., a world-class aquaculture food processor and the largest supplier of farm-raised milkfish in the country, lets you indulge without the guilt with its Gourmet Baked RellenongBangus. Created by celebrity chef and food expert Reggie Aspiras, this delicious creation is a healthy alternative to the fatty dishes often served during the Noche Buena. 

The whole bangus is stuffed with a savory filling of fish, sweet potato, bangus belly, shrimp and other premium and special ingredients that give a holiday twist to this traditional dish. Juicy and flavorful but not cloying like its fried counterparts, the Gourmet Baked RellenongBangus makes any celebration merry and healthy. Unlike the traditional rellenongbangus, this is baked and not fried, which cuts down considerably on the fat content without sacrificing flavor. The relleno comes in three generous sizes to suit the Filipino family: 800-grams, 1.1 kilos, and 1.3 kilos. With bangus this big, you can definitely share the feast but not the fat. 
As the country’s leading aquaculture processor and exporter, Fisher Farms grows its milkfish in the pristine seawaters of Pangasinan in fish cages, resulting to sweeter, more flavorful, firmer and cleaner fish. Only high-protein feeds are given to farmed fish to produce high-quality fish meat. Fisher Farms’ Gourmet Baked Rellenong Bangus is available in select supermarkets in Metro Manila and in select provinces around the country.
For more details about Fisher Farms, visit fisherfarms.ph. Visit its Facebook (fisherfarmsinc), Twitter(@fisherfarmsph) and Instagram (@fisherfarmsph) for updates.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE RISING STARS @ SM CLARK PAMPANGA


 

RISINGSTARS’ CENTRAL LUZON LIVE COMPETITION ROUND

With OGIE ALCASID and VENUS RAJ

 

RISINGSTARS PHILIPPINES, THE COUNTRY’S NEWEST AND BIGGEST TALENT COMPETITION, IS GOING ALL AROUND THE PHILIPPINES TO REACH OUT THE ENTIRE NATION IN SEARCHING FOR NEW RISING STARS.

RisingStars Philippines and Kapatid Network TV5, have joined forces to launch a new singing and reality TV talent search that would embark on a nationwide search for the best-of-the-best singing talents all over the Philippines to represent their home city or province. 

RisingStars held auditions in Central Luzon (Dagupan, Lingayan-Pangasinan and Pampanga) in November and December this year to look for the cities’ very talented singers. The best contestants were given a chance to appear for a live interview and live singing performance in front of the Panel of Judges. Based on the interviews and live auditions, the number of contestants was narrowed down to 7 in each area by the Judges.

 

These fourteen (14) singers – 7 from Pampanga and 7 from Dagupan, Lingayan-Pangasinan - will have their chance to prove their talents live, on-stage on

Wednesday, the 17th of December at 3pm in SM CITY CLARK Pampanga

Host: VENUS RAJ

 Special Guest: OGIE ALCASID

 

 The mall show live final competition will be composed of two rounds: the first round is the “I can sing it better – Challenge Round” and the second round is the “Solo and Final Round”. The same set of judge will be present and of course the supporters – family members, friends - of the contestants.

One day before the live finals, the top 14 contestants will be divided into seven (7) groups to which two contestants will be paired to sing the same song. So on the “I can sing it better – Challenge Round” of the live finals, two contestants will battle head-to-head on-stage to prove that they can really sing the song better than the other. Even though the contestants are singing in pairs, they are judged individually on their performance based on a set of criteria of judging.

 

At the end of the “I can sing it better – Challenge Round”, only the top 5 will advance to the Solo and Final Round. In the second round, each contestant will perform the song of their choice. The top 2 winners of this live competition will get an all-expense paid trip to Manila for the much-coveted opportunity to be part of the nationwide competition and be seen on primetime TV during the live sing-offs and telecast of the RisingStars Singing Contest to be aired starting February 2015 on the Kapatid Network TV5.

 

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BACKGROUND:

RISINGSTARS PHILIPPINES, THE COUNTRY’S NEWEST AND BIGGEST TALENT COMPETITION IS GOING ALL AROUND THE PHILIPPINES TO REACH OUT THE ENTIRE NATION IN SEARCHING FOR NEW RISING STARS.

RisingStars Philippines is a televised singing talent competition that will air nationwide on the TV5 network during evening primetime starting February 2015. To select TV show contestants, a series of Regional Contests are to be held in different provinces and cities to find the best-of-the-best talents to represent their home city or province. 

The competition has been launched at the beginning of October in Dumaguete and this year the RisingStars team has already visited Palawan, General Santos, Davao, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and the cities of Central Luzon as Dagupan, Lingayan-Pangasinan and Pampanga.   

Contestants (amateur and professional singers, 13 years old and above) may audition by recording their entries online - using a laptop, PC, or android phones - or at the RisingStars Recording Booth, which is akin a modern recording studio facility.   The Recording Booth is available in the most frequented visited Malls during the audition period.  And simultaneously, there’s going to be a RisingStars singing station in selected schools and barangays where interested participants can also come & audition.

RisingStars has made the audition process easy and hassle free by avoiding long lines and hours of travel through the availability of the RisingStars Mobile Application for Android phones.  Yes, one can record and submit their entry using their mobile smartphone by downloading the RisingStars mobile karaoke app for free from Google playstore.  Another convenient way to join is by logging on to the RisingStars website at www.risingstars.ph to record and submit an entry through the use of desktop or laptop computers. 

For more contest details and updates, see posters, print ads, and log-on to the RisingStars website, or follow social media updates via Facebook /risingstars.ph or Twitter @RisingStarsasia.  RisingStars Singing Contest on TV is a production of RisingStars Philippine in cooperation with TV5. 

For more info contact:  Stephanie Cudal, PR & Marketing Manager, RisingStars Philippines, Inc.

Globe #: (0906) 4142796, SMART #: (0928) 2772709, Talk N Text #: (0946) 8494217

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

‘My Big Bossing’: Vic Sotto’s MMFF starrer is three times bigger this year

‘My Big Bossing’: Vic Sotto’s MMFF starrer is three times bigger this year

“My Big Bossing,” Vic Sotto’s entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is expected to create another blockbuster film franchise as the movie brings with it an all-star cast ensemble, three high-calibre directors and excellent production and visual spectacle to complete a trilogy of stories in one neat package of a movie this year.

Easily the festival’s biggest and most daunting competition in the box-office arena, “My Big Bossing” enlists superstars Vic Sotto and Ryzza Mae Dizon, along with Ms. Marian Rivera and Nikki Gil in the cast. Three of the country’s biggest directors helm three different stories within the movie - Tony Y. Reyes, Marlon N. Rivera and Bb. Joyce Bernal.

The movie is the biggest-budget entry in the MMFF race, and boasts of the collaboration of three of the country’s biggest film production outfits: Octoarts Films, M-Zet TV Production and APT Entertainment. 


“My Big Bossing” consists of three episodes of fantasy and wonder, each with its own storyline. It features a star-studded cast led by the indomitable Bossing Vic Sotto, MMFF’s all-time box-office king and wonder child superstar Ryzza Mae Dizon in all three episodes.

Episode 1 entitled “Sirena” is directed by Tony Y. Reyes, and features the talents of Wally Bayola, Manilyn Reynes, and Pauleen Luna.

Episode 2 billed “Taktak,” directed by Marlon N. Rivera, is led Marian Rivera and Jose Manalo in the cast.

Episode 3 called “Prinsesa” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, and puts Ryzza Mae Dizon in the spotlight alongside rising child star Alonzo Muhlach, the son of former child star NiƱo Muhlach, who will play the role of Alonzo’s dad in the movie as well.

“My Big Bossing’ is bigger and grander in scope this year because we are presenting three different stories in one film and each story was filmed independently of each other given that three different directors helmed each episode. No expense was spared in the overall production – costumes, design, special effects - particularly in the fantastical final episode. We just want to give the audience satisfying entertainment value. We want them to enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed creating this for them,” says OctoArts big boss Orly Ilacad.

“My Big Bossing” will be in theaters starting Christmas Day, Dec. 25.