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It’s Thai Food Week at Seda Centrio

January 27, 2016

The special preparation process for herbs and spices gives Thai cuisine its unique (and colorful) flavors. It is this characteristic that Seda Centrio Hotel’s in-house Chef Racel Aras wants Kagay-anons to experience. For one week, diners of Seda Centrio’s Misto will get to enjoy a Thai food fest for only Php599 nett (inclusive of service charge and applicable local taxes). Chef Racel has prepared a unique menu that showcases not only the classic Thai favorites, but also some deliciously interesting creative fusion dishes. So, whether you prefer the hot and spicy Thai specialties, or the more modern culinary creations, you’ll find something to indulge in at the week-long food fest. To help you prepare for Thai Food Week, here are some dining tips that can make your Thai cuisine experience more flavorful, sumptuous, and memorable: It is recommended that you start your meal with soup. Thai soups are full of color and flavor and can even be taken as a full meal. The usual Thai table staples are spring rolls; puffed rice cakes; satay; hot and spicy or sweet, sour, and salty meat and herbal salad; curries; noodle dishes; and different varieties of dips. These dips are usually made from fish sauce, shrimp paste, garlic, lime juice, and chilies, among others. Single dish meals are usually paired with rice, while spicy dishes are always taken with non-spicy or bland dishes to balance the flavors – and to do away with possible discomfort. Thais love sweets, so desserts are a regular presence in any Thai food fest. Thai food dining is all about harmony; a harmony of flavors, colors, and aromas. It is a blend of the hot and spicy, and the sweet and the sour. It is a culinary adventure any food lover will enjoy. Experience this flavorful adventure at Seda Centrio’s Misto for one week, from January 25 to 31, 2016. The Thai dinner buffet will open at 6pm all the way until 10pm. Seda Centrio Hotel is located along Corrales Avenue, right in the heart of the Centrio Ayala Mall community. Misto Restaurant is at the 4th floor of the hotel. For inquiries and reservations, please call 088-323 8888 or 0917-577 5910. Taan hâi a-ròi, everyone! Happy eating! (PR)

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Gov’t agents seize fake notes in CDO

October 4, 2015

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Central Bank collaged a peddler of “counterfeit” Philippine Currency amounting to P 161,700 during a “buy bust” operation here, the NBI said Tuesday. Lawer Alex Cabornay, the NBI head agent, who led the buy bust operation identified the lone suspect as Charlie L. Quintana, 36, of Ilaya, Carmen, Cagayan De Oro City. He said that a joint operation of the NBI in Northern Mindanao and CB agents from Manila conducted the buy bust operation along Claro M. Recto in Lapasan, this city, Friday afternoon. Cabornay said that an NBI asset posed as a buyer of the counterfeit Philippine currency, which resulted in the arrest of the suspect. Recovered from the suspect was 74 pieces of counterfeit P 1,000 bills totaling P 74,000, 158 pieces of fake P 500 bills, which totaled P 79,000 and 87 pieces of fake P 100 bills amounting to P 8, 700, or a combined total of P 161,700 fake peso bills. Cabornay said that the suspect was subjected to an inquest proceeding before the City Prosecutors Office and was charged with violation of article 168 of the Revised Penal Code on “possession and use of counterfeit notes.” According to Cabornay, the suspect was committed to the city rehabilitation center Tuesday while the government operatives were still conducting follow up operations to locate the sources of the counterfeit notes. He said that the NBI and CB agents nabbed only the “peddler” of the fake notes and now work to locate the sources and the identities of the “syndicate” that produced and manufacture fake local and foreign notes.

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Farmer’s market earns P10.5M in 2018

January 8, 0019

CAPITOL COMPOUND, Misamis Oriental, Jan. 7 (PIA) –Local farmers in the province of Misamis Oriental were able to earn at least P10.5 Million since it was launched in January 2018. Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, in his message during the opening of 6th Kuyamis Festival, said these farmers are now able to buy their own seeds and fertilizers and hire workers. Emano shared the importance of tourism development. He attributed the nine percent decrease in poverty incidence in the province to the tourism program implemented by the provincial government. He also said that tourists entering Laguindingan airport and seaports in the province have increased to 500,000 in January-October 2018 from 50,000 in the same period in 2017. For her part, Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 10 Director Marie Elaine Unchuan said Misamis Oriental got over P500 Million projects under the DOT-DPWH Tourism Road Infrastructure Program (TRIP). Unchuan said the tourism department is set to launch faith tourism this year with Divine Mercy in El Salvador City as the center of pilgrim tours. She, meanwhile, said the presence of pristine coral reefs and numerous sightings of whales, whale sharks, dolphins, and marine life in the province served as a testament to clean and healthy ecotourism in the province. The tourism department has started to map out destinations in the province such as Mt. Anggas in Gitagum town. Heads of delegates from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia vowed, during the BIMP-EAGA Officers Meeting hosted by Northern Mindanao last year, to work with DOT to promote Misamis Oriental through inter-country travel exchanges and air connectivity, director Unchuan said.  

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