Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong inspects the first Rolling Store implemented at Barangay Bayan Park on Friday. RMC PIA-CAR

DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan, calls for compassion for health workers who are in the frontline in the fight against COVID - 19. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Agricultural products such as meat, fish and lowland and highland vegetables are also available for the market goers thur the DA-CAR during the Rolling Store in Bayan Park in Baguio City on Friday. RMC PIA-CAR

Benguet Congressional District Head Coordinator Anthony Kuan inspects the PPEs turned over to the Benguet General Hospital. (photos by the Office of the Congressman)

Benguet Red Cross Chapter Honchos in Action. PRC Benguet Board Chairman Robert Marcos Namoro together with Board of Director Maria Carantes led the distribution of face masks, alcohol, disinfectant, surgical gloves, medicine and snacks to frontliners at Sablan, Tadiangan, San Pascual, Marcos Highway and Kennon Road. (PRC Benguet Chapter)

Truckers transporting vegetables will no longer be hampered with the Department of Interior and Local Government ,s directive aligned with the National Inter-Agency Task Force guidelines that barangay checkpoints be dismantled. But they still have to pass through established Philippine National Police checkpoints and follow o other procedures in line with the Enhanced Community Quarantine. (photo by RMC-PIA-CAR, Benguet)

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Manam opens in SM City Baguio, its first shop outside the Greater Manila Area

The Moment Group introduces its beloved classics and twists to the Baguio dining scene as it brings its homegrown Comfort Filipino restaurant to the Summer Capital of the Philippines.

 

Manam, The Moment Group’s Filipino concept, has always dreamed of extending its brand of Comfort Filipino dining and hospitality to more diners around the country. Mountain Coffee ShakeAfter an eventful 2019, which saw the restaurant launch nine new locations spanning the north and south of Metro Manila (rounding up its total shop count to 15 by the end of the year), and its first regional opening in SM City Bacoor last January, Manam is raring to celebrate yet another milestone: its first shop outside the Greater Manila Area, Manam in SM City Baguio, which opens its doors officially on March 12, 2020. “It has always been on our minds to try and be part of the Baguio dining scene, which has produced its own great local concepts over the years. It’s quite an honor for Manam to be part of this new neighborhood,” says Moment co-founder Jon Syjuco.

A place to discover super paboritos

Locals and visitors of Baguio alike will find plenty to enjoy at the new Manam shop, with its supersized menu of distinctly Filipino flavors, presented in two major parts: Classics and Twists. Classics, which lists traditional and familiar dishes, include the crunchy and creamy House Crispy Sisig, a Manam staple that has been hailed by some as the “Best in Manila”. There’s also Gising Gising, a crowd favorite vegetable dish
featuring a crunchy mix of sigarilyas, kangkong, and pork chunks in a semi-spicy sauce made of bagoong, chilis, and coconut cream. Other must-tries include Manam’s renditions of the recipes we all grew up with, such as the saucy Kare-Kare with Oxtail and the flavorful Crispy Pata.

Manam Crispy Pancit PalabokTwists, on the other hand, features reinvented takes on recognizable flavors, such as the Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon, which contains bits of watermelon that lend a mild sweetness to the traditionally sour broth. This side of the Manam menu also includes the famous Ube + Sago Pampalamig, a tasty shake made with purple yam, coconut cream, and chewy tapioca pearls that makes a great companion to any of Manam’s ulams, but also a delicious dessert that can be taken on its own. Not to be missed is the Crispy Pancit Palabok, Manam’s innovative take on the classic noodle dish, made of crunchy glass noodles that “melt” when doused with hot, thick, classic palabok shrimp sauce. It’s a dish that’s become a favorite among diners not only for its flavor, but also for its unique presentation—it’s gained popularity on social media and has even been featured in New York City-based online publication, Insider.

Save for its selection of Pampalamigs or shakes, Manam’s crowd paboritos, along with all the other items on its menu, are available in three sizes (small, medium, and large), so there’s sure to be a serving fit for every party size, from solo diners to large groups and families. Additionally, these dishes will be available for delivery via foodpanda.

The 120-seater shop, which is located on the Upper Ground Level of the Sunset Terraces at SM City Baguio’s breezy new expansion wing, also serves the full selection of minatamis at kakanin first launched in Manam Cafe. In true Manam fashion, the restaurant’s culinary team took iconic Filipino recipes and turned them into pastries and desserts for the modern Filipino diner. These include the wonderfully sweet and tangy Calamansi Tart, the delightful Buko Pie, and the cheesy Ensaymada ‘Wiches duo: the Three Cheese Ensaymada ‘Wich, with kesong puti, parmesan and local cheddar; and the meatier Chorizo Ensaymada ‘Wich, which packs a chorizo patty, fried egg, and arugula at its center. There’s also the option of topping all that with
shaved raclette!

“To us, people love Manam for its unique take on Filipino cuisine expressed in dishes like our sisig and sinigang. We’ve also got great atmosphere, great music, and great service which we do our best to be consistent about. We like to think it’s all of these things that go into creating great experiences for our diners. That is exactly what we hope to bring to our new neighborhoods,” says Jon Syjuco.

An ode to local

Apart from introducing its beloved classics and twists to the dining public in both Baguio and its surrounding communities, the new Manam shop also serves two new dishes inspired by the iconic flavors of the region.

Etag Fried RiceEtag Fried Rice celebrates the smoked and salty tastes of the pork meat that’s traditionally cured, aged, and air-dried for weeks in the Cordilleras. Meanwhile, the Mountain Coffee Shake highlights the fruity and nutty notes of Arabica coffee beans from Atok, Benguet. Blended with ice, and mixed with coffee jelly, whipped cream, and coffee syrup, it’s an energizing beverage that diners can enjoy any time of day, whether on its own, with a meal, or as a dessert. Both of these dishes will be offered for a limited-time across all Manam shops, but will be mainstays in Manam SM City Baguio’s menu.

Entering a location outside of Manila also gives Manam the opportunity to collaborate more closely with local farmers, and proudly make use of locally-sourced ingredients—adding a further twist that is also a tribute to Manam's new Baguio community. “We respect the unique ingredients offered by the locales we tap, so we want to have something on Manam’s regional menus to honor that. We’re also excited to bring them our own menu, which has our take on cuisines from around the country,” says Moment co-founder Abba Napa.

 

Championing Filipino cuisine

In the process of innovating dishes, as well as the manner in which they are presented, Manam has become a go-to for families and friends seeking a uniquely malinamnam and modern Filipino dining experience. It has also been hailed by multiple publications as a must-visit for balikbayans and foreigners alike. Now with 17 shops under its belt, the restaurant remains steadfast in its mission to uphold Filipino cuisine by introducing new and different ways to enjoy it.

The new shop in SM City Baguio is just another step towards this goal, and is a gateway to more new neighborhoods which Manam can be in. As Moment co-founder Eliza Antonino says, “The more Manams we open, the more our eyes are also opened to the opportunities we have to help shape the dining scene in The Philippines. Today, in Metro Manila, we’re happy to be the go-to place for when you have balikbayans or foreigners visiting, for when you have a craving for Filipino food, for when you want to celebrate your birthday, as well as a few other special occasions. To be that all around the country would be a dream come true. I can just imagine Manam being in new cities, where the local dishes are amazing, and being able to show what kind of twist Manam can do for these local specialties.”

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Baguio

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    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 7 (PIA) - - The city government reported  the recovery of two more COVID -19 confirmed patients in Baguio bringing to seven or 50 percent of the 14 confirmed cases recorded in the city.

  • DOH, BGHMC gear up for COVID – 19 mass testing

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 8 (PIA) - - The Department of Health- Cordillera and the  Baguio General  Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC), a sub-national laboratory testing center for COVID -19,  are awaiting for additional test kits  and Realtime Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT – PCR) before the mass testing begins.

  • Baguio City rolls out rolling store during COVID-19 crisis

    BAGUIO CITY, Apr. 4(PIA) – The city government rolled out the Rolling Store project at the Bayan Park Basketball Court in the city on Friday in the midst of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to help address the limited access of people to the market or groceries to buy their needed food supplies and other necessities.

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  • DOH – CAR reports recovery of 4 COVID -19 cases

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Benguet

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    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr.8 (PIA) - - In continuing efforts to ensure that the flow of highland vegetable supply to Metro Manila and the lowland markets is assured while adhering to the protocols   of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to the threat of the deadly coronavirus 2019, the provincial government set a clustering scheme for the unloading or delivery of vegetables in the government-run trading posts in this capital town.  

  • DILG orders removal of barangay checkpoints to ease flow of goods

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr.5(PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) ordered the dismantling of barangay checkpoints installed along national and provincial roads established by the local government units to allow the smooth flow of traffic and unhampered movement of goods and essential commodities during  imposition of the Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine.

  • Benguet hospital receives donated PPEs, supplies for frontliners

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3 (PIA) -- ACT-CIS Representative and Benguet Caretaker Eric Go Yap donated more than P2.5 million-worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other hospital supplies for frontliners of the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH). fighting against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Kabayan PNP, LGU initiate 'adopt indigent families' program

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Apr. 3(PIA) - - The police forces are not only helping in peace keeping efforts but are also pooling their resources  to extend help to those in need.

  • Benguet Red Cross holds relief operations, ECQ health activities

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Mt. Province

IFUGAO

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  • Lamut town closes gateways due to COVID concerns

    LAMUT, Ifugao, Mar.  27 (PIA) - - After a week of the implementation of  the enhanced  community quarantine CQ and with   confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases  in  nearby areas,  the local chief executive   announced that  all entries  to and from this   municipality  dubbed the “Gateway  to Ifugao”   will be closed for the protection of everybody.

  • Ifugao includes more stakeholders in TF COVID-19

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar.  27 (PIA) - - With the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)  fast spreading in different parts of the country , Governor  Jerry Dalipog  expanded  the membership of the COVID-19 Provincial Task Force (CPTF)  to include other stakeholders  to oversee and implement preventive measures  to stop the entry of  the dreaded disease in the province.  

  • 6 Ifugao cops receive Medalya ng Kagalingan

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar. 19(PIA) - - Six police officers received  citation for their  valued contributions in the arrest of wanted persons  in their respective area of assignments in the province.

  • Ifugao still COVID-free, urges vigilance to avert transmission

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Mar. (PIA) --The Provincial Health Office  enjoins the public to cooperate and report to their respective Barangay Health Emergency Response Team  individuals who came from  corona virus disease (COVID-19)- affected places for proper action  and monitoring to prevent local transmission.

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