Life style

dessert

Maxi Mango definitely has come a long way. The dessert brand, which for its deceptively easy yet oddly addictive mango float became a enormous hit in the Philippines, recently opened its first branch in Singapore. Owner Miki Arceo-Velasquez, a former housewife in the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother,” launched their Maxi Mango shop at the Capitol Piazza shopping mall last August 2. Curious clients flocked to the stall to get

restaurant

MANILA — Celebrity chef Rob Pengson, who formerly helmed The Goose Station’s pricey ‘degustacions’, is currently offering one of the bang-for-the-buck (if not ‘the’ most affordable) 10-course tasting menus in Manila. So, if you fancy a 10-course for only a P1,200? In Poblacion’s Esqinita, that’s 100% possible. Hailing itself a modern carinderia, Esqinita, off Makati Avenue at P. Guanzon Street in Poblacion, serves up hip versions of familiar Pinoy dishes

dengue

ILOILO CITY — A recorded high of 597-percent increase in cases of mosquito-borne disease dengue in Iloilo province. Dr. Patrica Grace Trabado, chief of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO), satted there were 2,453 dengue cases recorded between January 1 and June 1 this year. In comparison, there were 352 dengue cases for the same period of last year. This provoked Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. to call for an emergency