Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Taste the Flavors of Asia Thru McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix

The pancit, no matter which kind, is something us Pinoys truly love to eat - whether during special occasions, or as merienda. Problem is, our busy lives often prevents us to cook "authentic" noodles and resort to the "instant" kind that often ends up with underwhelming looks and taste. Another problem is that, even if we have the time to cook these noodle dishes, we sometimes just couldn't find "authentic" flavor.

A kitchen saver is now available, with the launch of McCormick's Noodle and Seasoning Mix. McCormick is a staple in our kitchen pantry, and our family usually try whatever new product they release, and this made me giddy, for not only do I like a good noodle dish, I also wanted to try noodles from neighboring countries as well.

McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix has five flavors to offer:

Birthday Noodles

Chap Chae


Pad Thai


A pack of any of these is good enough to serve four people, and what's amazing is that it has both the noodles and the seasoning... that all one needed to add are about two to three fresh ingredients (meat and vegetables), plus 30 minutes of cooking and a good plate of noodles can be shared by friends, family, or by yourself - if you are that hungry. No need to make estimations, no need for substitutions, no need to compute for "half recipe" (if you happen to find a recipe that is more than what you needed). Just open a pack, follow the instructions, and in no time you will be transported to any Asian country thru it's noodle dish.

Now, you don't need to scout for restaurants offering foreign cuisine. With McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix, you can satisfy your hungry tummy, while having that feeling as if you are eating at a posh restaurant. If you plated it well, you can also brag it on your social media sites. smile emoticon Easy cooking has never been easy.

For innovative offerings and meal inspirations, visit http://www.mccormick.com.ph and follow McCormick Philippines on Facebook http://facebook.com/friendsandflavor.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Primavera City Beckons Rise of Uptown CdeO

Think of a location that is just a stone’s throw away from vital facilities and amenities, flood- and pollution-free, and with the potential to be the next business hub of a city—this is where the Primavera City is.

Situated at Uptown Cagayan de Oro City, this groundbreaking project of Italpinas Development Corp. (IDC) has been getting good reviews from property experts, not just because of its eco-friendly features, but also due to its prime location.

“One of the goals of IDC since its birth is to be a catalyst of growth and sustainable development in the country’s emerging cities. This is why we choose our locations carefully; we want to put our unit buyers and investors at the heart of the next center of development in a city. That vision is exemplified in the Primavera City,” IDC Chairman and COO Romolo Valentino Nati, an Italian architect, said.

Consider this: Primavera City is in a master-planned community 110 meters above sea level, within a preserved rainforest, and in the middle of major establishments in the uptown area, such as SM CDO Mall, Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan, the world-class Pueblo de Oro Gold Course, Manresa Farm, regional offices of Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, hotels and banks.

“Our property is located in the area where major developments are ongoing or headed, such as government offices, BPOs, regional bank offices, hospitals, Xavier University world-class sports complex, and the construction of a major road leading to Bukidnon and another to Laguindingan from the uptown area of Cagayan de Oro,”IDC President Jose "Jojo" D. Leviste III said.

Leviste, a lawyer, stressed Primavera City is perfect for both first time home buyers and investors, as it is now being trumpeted by business organizations as a premium location.

For business locators, the Primavera property is an accredited site of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). This means they can enjoy fiscal and non-fiscal incentives given by the government through PEZA, including up to eight years of income tax holidays and the option to pay the lower 5-percent income tax in lieu of all national and local taxes, plus the hiring of foreign nationals, among others.

Located at the Pueblo de Oro Business Park, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro (near SM City Cagayan de Oro), Phase 1 of the project entails an investment of about P653 million for two towers. When fully completed, Primavera City is planned to consist of seven green buildings including a high-rise tower.

The two integrated multifunctional buildings (commercial, office, residential) with 11 floors each of Primavera City Phase 1--set to be launched in the second quarter of the year--are designed to have 337 units, 57 of them commercial units; 231 are studio-type; 22 are one-bedroom units, and 27 are two-bedroom units and around 100 parking slots in the basement. Their average sizes are 50 to 60 square meters (sqm) for commercial units, 28 sqm for studio-type units, 47 sqm for the single-bedroom units, and 70 sqm for the two-bedroom units.

Uptown CDO is only 45 minutes away from Laguindingan Airport. There are residential establishments in the area, including the Xavier estates and Pueblo de Oro Township. It is a traffic-free and secure location, with police and fire stations located within the area. It is a preferred location of the expat community.

“CDO is the place to be right now down South. It ranked as the 2nd in the next wave cities of the Philippines according to the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), 3rd in the select group of 10 in the Fastest Growing Cities in the Visayas and Mindanao area, and the 2nd on the list of 10 Most Livable Cities in Mindanao,” Nati emphasized. ###