There’s something about ‘lutong bahay’

Filipinos love to eat.

The numerous restaurants lining Metro Manila’s streets attest to this fact.

One such street is Maginhawa in Teachers’ Village. It has emerged in recent years as Quezon City’s newest foodie’s paradise. 

But even in this area, where there’s a restaurant that offers any cuisine one could imagine, carinderias or small eateries thrive. 

And it’s not only because carinderias offer cheap food. It’s also because at the heart of the carinderia is lutong bahay, or dishes prepared just like the way mom used to cook them back home. 

This is why, despite the many restaurant options in the city, Pinoys always go back to the humble carinderia. 

For Metro Manila dwellers, many of whom are migrant workers from the provinces, eating in a carinderia is the closest thing to dining with family in the warmth of home. Che de los Reyes

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Carinderias or small eateries offering cheap home-cooked meals such as this one, thrive even in a foodie’s paradise like Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.
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Residents and workers alike go to the carinderia to enjoy a home-cooked meal or ‘lutong bahay’.
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Divina’s children often help her at the carinderia when they are not in school.
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There’s something about ‘lutong bahay’

Molenbeek Belgium in Quezon City

Many people assume Muslim Compound is like Molenbeenk in Belgium, Europe. However, it is not because of the beautiful landscape. But due to the negative image of this slum area where Muslim minority lives surrounded by violence and drug dealers.
Reports say there were many drug dealing in the area. But after President Duterte launched a strong campaign against drugs which lead to the killing of thousands of people. Today there are no more drugs menace and extremist in Muslim Compound.
Muslim Compound main gate at Culiat, Tandang Sora Quezon City (22/10).
Muslim Compound main gate at Culiat, Tandang Sora Quezon City (22/10).
The view of Muslim Compound at Culiat, Tandang Sora Quezon City (22/10).
The view of Muslim Compound at Culiat, Tandang Sora Quezon City (22/10).
Portraits of the children in Muslim Compound (22/10).
Portraits of the children in Muslim Compound (22/10).
Molenbeek Belgium in Quezon City

Projects for People

River Bank Center development project in Marikina City is currently underway.  The  3-month rapid project is estimated worth of 60 million Pesos. The project includes building new pavements, shopping centers and storage facility  in the  adjacent area of   River Bank Center Mall. There are numerous glory projects being carried out by politicians and It’s clearly visible that people are already reaping benefits from the project.

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Projects for People

37-year-old comic bookstore still a hit among young readers

MANILA, Philippines — Filbar’s was the go-to place of Filipino comic book enthusiasts in the 1980s. What started as a shop in Greenhills selling back issues of comics became a well-loved brand that offered new comic book series. Many of today’s comic artists and writers were its young loyal customers.

However, with tough competition, Filbar’s status as geek haven dwindled and it became known mostly for selling magazines. In 2013, a group of friends, took over the company and rebranded it to adapt to the new generation of comic book fans.

The company has since reclaimed the status as one of the leading comic book store chains in the country.

Chief Creative Officer Ivan Guerrero said the new Filbar’s “focuses mainly on building the geek crowd here in the country.”

It carries comic books from local and international authors, statues, figures, bobble heads, shirts, bags, caps and other.

The Filbar’s now has 10 branches in Metro Manila and has built a big following on social media. Kristine Sabillo

37-year-old comic bookstore still a hit among young readers