Monthly Archives: March 2015

Composite History: Kamlon Campaign

Intro: From 1948 to 1955, Hadji Kamlon, a former WW2 guerilla hero, engaged the government of the Third Philippine Republic in a COIN conflict that still reverberates to this day. While it is not often considered a major COIN war, because of the small size of Kamlon’s force (300 men), and the limited scope of … Continue reading

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Siargao Island Hopping: Guyam, Daku, Naked Islands

Siargao Island is a tear drop shaped island located at Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Although it has carved quite a name worldwide as a surfing destination, Siargao Island also offers other fun activities for non-surfers. One of these is island hopping. Siargao island hopping is surely a must-do! Off the coast of Poblacion, General Luna (formerly known as Cabuntog), Siargao, there are 3 islands that you can visit – Guyam, Daku and Naked islands. General Luna is at the southern part of the island and is where you can find “Cloud 9″ or those thick, high, hollow surfing waves.

Almost three and I’m wide awake..

Alhamdulillah, done with the duty.
Have to start blogging again.
Now with an upgraded status.
Super Ummi.

My superbabies Aisha and Muhammad are both soundly asleep.
Feel blessed. I do.
Be good ye sayang² Ummi.
And I hope, I’m gonna do my best for both of you and your coming siblings.. Amin..

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LUPAH SUG 2015-03-29 08:45:53

Robust economic data for Sabah by Murib Morpi. Posted on July 11, 2012, Wednesday KOTA KINABALU: Sabah continued to record strong economic growth, with the services sector remaining the biggest contributor to its gross domestic product (GDP), according to the data gathered by the National Statistics Department (NSD). The latest statistics published by the department … Continue reading

Graduation: An End and a Beginning

Assalamu Alaykum! (Peace be upon you all!)
It’s already the end of March. And I almost forgot that this month is among the most anticipated months in every year that comes: The month were we see hopeful faces go “marching” during graduations as they celebrate the end of their journey in that particular part of their lives. (I wonder if “March” got its name from that, and if it is, wonder how this particular month was called before that? haha). I was reminded by these thoughts when I went to attend a High school graduation in North Fairview. It was an unplanned activity, yet it was something worth reflecting about as it made  me remember things as well.
Looking at the young hopeful graduates that day, it reminded me of myself and my fellow graduates years and years back. I could feel their excitement, hear their loud cheers, see that hopeful gaze upon the future, looking forward to a new chapter in their life that will unfold. An end, and a new beginning.
“This is not the end, but actually a new beginning for us” I heard the Class Valedictorian proudly addressed her fellow graduates. It was a statement that we have heard over and over again in these kinds of occasions. Even I myself have uttered those words a few times back then. We can already call it a universal cliché if you want. But didn’t those words run true for everyone?
Everything must end (except the Endless, Almighty of course). And in every ending, comes a new beginning. When our mothers gave birth to us, her labor ended and our new life began. In every year that ended, there comes a new 365 days to look forward to. In every single day that ends, another day begins as well. We finish high school and begin our college life; after years of study, we will finish college and begin another chapter of our lives. Even every book that has end, there will always come a new book to open. Even death, that we could already consider the end of all, is actually a new beginning as well: A new beginning for the bereft family to start a new life without that beloved one. And most importantly, a new beginning for that soul, a new journey towards meeting his Most Merciful Creator. 
An End. A New Beginning. Two opposite things that can not exist without the other; a continuous cycle in our life that defines the roads we take, the story we live, the journey we strive to live by.
On a more cheerful side of the story, let me congratulate all the graduates this year (just like a politician haha) Congratulations! May your new beginnings be a wonderful experience for all of you!
(No photos, I failed to bring my camera that day)
Salam Kasilasa,
Anakiluh

Secret Garden for good Korean food in Cagayan de Oro

Ever since I first visited Korea, I’ve fallen madly in love with Korean food. I love how healthy and clean-tasting (i.e. not oily, very flavorful) Korean dishes are. So I’m pretty happy to know that there’s a restaurant in Cagayan de Oro that serves good and pretty affordable authentic Korean food. Located along Masterson Avenue, Secret Garden Restaurant is owned and managed by a friendly Korean, who even had a big smile on his face as my friends and I entered the place to have dinner. There were tables and chairs at an open space but there were also smaller,

Breathtaking Tinuy-an Falls in Surigao del Sur

Tinuy-An Falls will truly take your breath away. Located in CARAGA, Mindanao, Tinuy-an Falls is dubbed as the “Niagara Falls of the Philippines.” Actually, this majestic falls really lives up to its name – it’s truly “tuyuonon” (road towards it can be tricky or a bit of a challenge). However, once you see this natural masterpiece, everything will all be worth it, trust me! Entrance fee to the falls is Php 50.00 per person. There are also huts and tables for rent. You would need a life jacket if you want to go beneath the mighty falls. Locals will offer

Who are the Sama?

Philippine Daily Inquirer First Posted 22:59:00 06/06/2009 THE SAMA IS AN ETHNOLINGGUISTIC group traditionally found in Tawi-Tawi and Sulu. There are also Sama groups in Zamboanga del Sur, Cotabato, Davao, southern Palawan and Capul island in Samar. Outside of the Philippines, there are Sama found in northeastern Borneo, Sulawesi and Moluccas and other parts of … Continue reading

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Visit Coffeeworks Malaybalay for coffee dates in Bukidnon

Coffeeworks, a Cagayan de Oro coffee shop brand, has finally opened its Malaybalay City branch in Bukidnon. Coffeeworks Malaybalay is the newest, latest coffee and pastry shop in the capital of Bukidnon. Located at Mandani Arcade along Fortich Street (just a few meters away from Bukidnon State University, see Google map below), Coffeeworks Malaybalay is home to freshly brewed coffee, smoothies, ice blended drinks, “over ice” drinks, teas and pastries. I’m a regular customer of the Coffeeworks Cagayan de Oro branches at Rosario Arcade, Limketkai Center and Corrales Avenue (right next to the Xavier University gymnasium) so I’m familiar with

With Daddy’s Home of X Factor Philippines

From a breakfast meeting in Cagayan de Oro to several errands here and there to a 3-hour journey to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon just to catch friends – it was all super worth it! Very happy to see Daddy’s Home again. This vocal group bagged the 2nd runner-up title during the first run of X Factor Philippines and they performed in one of the Malaybalay City Charter Day 2015 events last March 20, 2015 at Freedom Park. To say that they brought the house down is actually an understatement. The guys really gave their all – it was such a treat

List of Masajid (Mosques) in Metro Manila

Assalamu Alaykum!Alhamdulillah, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos have a list of all the Masajid (Mosques) in Metro Manila.Simply click this link and you will be directed to the NCMF site:LIST OF MASAJID IN METRO MANILA 

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Be a Classic Crown Lover today

Assalamualaikum Classic Crown Lovers!Our Classic Chiffon Collection is now back with 6 more shades to choose from!What is Classic Chiffon Collection?It is a collection of  hijabs/scarf/tarha that is made of high quality chiffon that is flowy, comf…

Every act of kindness is charity.

Hi MUSLIMAS!I know many of us have the same scenario in our closets, we shop and shop for new modest clothings and hijabs then we forget the old ones.Those “old ones” that you just put at the very back of your closets can be loved again by our unfortun…

What do I remember about Jabidah massacre?

How do I remember thee? Let me count the ways.I remember my Inna, our grand aunt, (may Allah have mercy on her) used to scare us to sleep by saying “naa yan na in mawis” (the Maoist [rebels] are coming). I remember Mimi used to recount her close encoun…

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The Death of King Durio in Kudzu’s Sweet Embrace


The Death of King Durio in Kudzu’s Sweet Embrace

[Originally conceptualized as, “Durian Smothered in Vines’ Sweet Embrace,” I thought of toning down the title so as not to leave my friends famished out of anticipation. Warning: the author is neither a viticulturist nor is she a horticulturist. Perhaps, just a Muslim satirist with a literary twist of a “halal” romanticist.]

        In the Kingdom of Plantae, there lived a King named Durio who was most hated as well as dearly loved by thirty or they claimed 13 of his durian human kind.
 
        Plantae was known for its beautiful Dorianne flowers, so irresistibly beautiful that batmen were common tourists who braved its exotic coast and jungle.
        However, King Durio valiantly protected these prized flowers from bats of prey. Flowers shuddered in their pristine petals when the king warned them of nocturnal strangers that were wont to eat their pollen in order to pollinate them. For this gallant sense of chivalry, King Durio was truly loved by the sweet flowers but understandably detested by the sassy batmen.
        Far and wide, King Durio’s people were known. Renowned of exemplar cultivars, the desirable people of Plantae multiplied bringing about it certain prickly types: Clonus, Layeris, Marcotis, and Graftus.
        Such populous diversity became the great migraine straining the thorny crown of King Durio.
        Spiky clonus tribes multiplied either naturally or digitally and of course asexually bringing with it a population of odious bacteria and insects.
        The people of bristly Layerisswelled while still attached to their parents as greenhorns; they begin to root due to external factors but later find filial detachment as an independent Layeri.
        Thorny marcotis sprouted from wounded and amputated combat zones where they recuperated cocooned in eeziesand teeiests. Their recovery depended largely on their vigorous ancestry and parentage. Green elixir was used to embalm their wounds and so old folktales were retold. Once rooted they eventually separate from their proud parents.
        But the barbed Graftus folks gave King Durio the most stinging, tingling of a headache! Their ilk grew and spread inosculated like how trunks and branches of two trees grow together. Such intimacy smothered the consciousness of King Durio thereby affecting his vision as much as his respiration. Yet, glued and inseparable as they were, Graftus were common victims of being commodified and traded because of their innate commercial appeal.
        Resplendently dressed in his stoical royal robe spun in seven spectrum of colors, King Durio brandished his sword and scepter. Awed, his subjects in subdued obeisance, yield to the vision of spectre that King Durio projected.
        Restlessness ensued, when geysers and gargoyles abound in the palace yet his ogling subjects suffered from thirst; when various incandescence and LED type lights flooded the palace yet his blinded subjects suffered from dwindling fireflies’ lights not that they needed ambient and accent lights- task lighting would have sufficed.
        Dithery yet agitated, King Durio’s subjects were hyperventilating and were enduring photosynthetic stress. It was so extreme that the stressful atmosphere exuded redolence far from ambrosial because it reeked with obnoxious stench! Dagger looks were pointed at the malodorous point of origin- King Durio.
        Eight decades was too much of an Age of Nadir even after a bout of more than four centuries Age of Renaissance. Dark Age in the Kingdom of Plantae reeked with the volatile compounds of esters, ketones, and other strangely sulfuric compounds. Who was or were responsible for these volatile compounds remained a secret like the proverbial elephant in the room.
        At this juncture of glory turned into grey, appear into the scene some endangered animals and an exquisite morning glory. The more the kingdom and King Durio reeked in corrosive redolence, endangered animals were lured into its territory-greedy and hungry ones such as squirrels, mouse deer, hogs, orangutan, elephants and even carnivorous tigers. They watched like vultures, (these death stalkers are protesting much at me), hungrily but patiently waiting for the kill. Others ingeniously managed to blend into the crowd in functional camouflage while others forged alliances with King Durio as his dummy council watched tolerantly.
        The wise elephant named Dumbo, oh yes sure he could fly, pacified the pack of tigers and his own clan: “Let us watch. Patience. Entertain them with a game with them as our ‘game’.”
        Nonetheless, these grisly animals devoured the young swallowing them in whole albeit swathed in thorny armour but they disposed their bones like seeds under the foot of their parents. Others swallowed bones like seeds along with the flesh but transported them distantly then excreted them anyway in an attitudinal macabre dispersal.
        What transpired was so horrid that the people of King Durio who used to be as immobile as rooted plants suddenly came alive responding to the divine touch of congealed drops of sunbeams drenched in moonbeams yet amazingly remaining dry. Yes, his durian human kind responds to touch just like plants who we human beings assumed to be incapable of being moved and touched by the hand.
        From the soil of Plantae, in every crack, nook, crevice and cranny, crept and crawled Kudzu like clingy tendrils of undulating vine. Unstoppable and unnoticed, Kudzu crept and crawled covering the breadth and expanse of Kingdom Plantae; until Kudzu slithered into the palace of King Durio, rendering his sentries useless, ruining his throne and buckling his power lines. Except for the green brilliance of Kudzu, the whole palace was plunged in total darkness.

        Armored in sheer stoicism, King Durio called out ever so smugly: “Who dares enter my dominion unannounced?”
        But Kudzu replied calmly: “King Durio, it is not relevant to question my viticulture.”
        Her voice was like light in brilliance and King Durio was blinded by her sight. Her nonviolent extremities crawled all around King Durio, enveloping him in an embrace of harmless green tendrils from the tip of his royal shoes to his royal limbs and torso, up to his neck as her spindly tingly vinelike fingers slowly and agonizingly covered his entire face and head.
        King Durio’s eyes almost popped out as he stared in recognition at her luminous countenance.
        “It is you Kudzu! I know too well your obsequious crawl,” King Durio managed to squeak in a smothered voice totally devoid of the almond-aphrodisiac pungent fragrance of his species.
        “No, King Durio. I may allow strangers like you to call me the abominable noxious Kudzu as they perceived me to be. But before I neutralize you, let me tell you a secret,” slowly and painfully she hugged his face snugly and whispered, “King Durio, you may be a stinky celebrated and persecuted durian but my name is Morning Glory, I am not and can never be a Kudzu!”
And so my concocted fairytale ends agonizingly without need of King Durio’s right index finger for DNA.
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Glossary:
Kudzu– a harmful or lethal clingy vine.

Morning glory flowers –  “attract both hummingbirds and butterflies to your gardens; may die in the winter, but readily re-seed themselves each year; and will rapidly cover your fence the next spring.”

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List of Qualified interviewees for UPCM 2020

It’s Finally up Alhamdulillah!

Here are the blessed souls who will now have the chance to get into the next batch of “Doktor para sa Bayan” (UPCM Class 2020 for AY 2015-16):

FEMALE
ACMA, KATHLEEN ANN LUENGAS
ADOLFO, JOYCE ANN LLARINAS
ALFABETO, MARY FRANCINE BAÑAS
ALFONSO, PIA GABRIELLE ISIDRO
ALGODON, SHELA MARIE LLENARESAS
AMILHASAN, FATIMAH SADAIN
ANGELES, GRACE ELYSSE DELOS REYES
ARANCON, ANNE KAY COLLEEN VESTAL
ARANDIA, LOUISE KAYE GACUTNO
ARMADA, GLADYS LARISSA VENDICIO
BABISTA, FRANCINE LOREEN A. B. MAGHUYOP
BANAAG, DANAH ARANDA
BASILIO, PATRICIA ANNE SAMSON
BAUTISTA, HOPE LANIKA MANALO
BENITEZ, DANA LEE MACASAET
BERMUDEZ, REGINA MAREE JAPITANA
BUNGA, ARIANNE MAE PALER
BUNGABONG, SHARMAINE SOLIVIO
CAISIDO, CHARMAINE RAY RAMOS
CAMPOSANO, JESSA MAE TEJEDOR
CARAMPEL, AJINA CABANGON
CARGANDO, DEBEI CAPADA
CHAMMAG, CLARISSE PIZARRO
CHAVEZ, VERONICA PAGE DEL CASTILLO
CHEONG, AMANDA MARIE ACUÑA
CHITO, HANNAH TULIPAT
CHUMACERA, KRISTINE BARIT
CINCO, TANYA KATHERINE RANARIO
CODEN, CHRISTELLE JAE DE CLARO
COLLADO, CHERIDAN INTERINO
COLOBONG, THEA ROJEN CIENCIA
COMBATE, LOUISE NICOLE NARANJILLA
CONCEPCION, DANIELLE JANN MANIO
CONSTANTINO, ANA BEATRICE DE VERA
CU, MARIA VICTORIA VALENZONA
CUA, SHARMAINE JESSELYN NGO
DAGURO, SAMANTHA JOY VALIENTE
DE GUZMAN, LOUISE MARIELLE GABRIEL
DE LEON, NATHALEA VENTURA
DELA CRUZ, JANINE MARRIAH GAYOSA
DELA TORRE, ALYANNA MAE TABANGAY
DIAZ, CLARENCE AIRA TABUNAR
DINOPOL, CHRISTINE ALEXIS SICOP
EDMILAO, CHRISTINE JOY REBLE
ELEFANTE, PAMELA DENISE VITALIANO
EUSEBIO, MARIA EMILIA RUTH VALDEZ
FERNANDEZ, JIEREEN ESPIRITU
FLORENDO, GERSHEENA LAYLAY
FORTES, MONICA KRYZELLE BUERANO
GARCES, APRIL RAE OBREGON
GARCIA, ROZELLE BELLO
GELERA, MARIEL GRACE MERIDA
GO, CHARMAINE ANNETH CHU
GO, KATHLYN FERNANDEZ
GOTAUCO, MARISHA DUMBRIGUE
GUECO, MAICA JEANEVA LUMBA
GUEVARRA, EILLEN JAYNE REYES
GUINTO, MARIA ANGELICA TAGAYUNA
GUTIERREZ, CARISSA CASANOVA
HASHIMOTO, LOUISE SEIKO VILLANUEVA
HERBOSA, MARIA INEZ BANSON
IMPERIAL, RAIZA ELMIRA SANTIAGO
JACINTO, JUSTINE APRIL CADIZ
JUAN LOA, MIA DOMINI PAPILOTA
KIMURA, MICHIKO GONZALES
LAHOZ, ANGELI CARINA
LAPEÑA, MARY ELIZABETH ANNE TANGHAL
LAPINID, GENEVIEVE MARIE DE VEYRA
LEE, KIMBERLY TRICIA WEE
LEGASPI, JULIENNE BLAISE CABALLERO
LIM, IZZA FELINE GUPANA
LIM, SONDRA MONINA SISON
LOMITAO, JEZYL ANTONETTE VILLAMAYOR
LOPEZ, JAIMEE ANN BENAVIDEZ
LUZON, PAULINE ADRINETH DIMAYUGA
MACAPADO, ALLYNNA-HANEEFA ACRAMAN
MAGLAQUI, MONIQUE LOUISE LUPISAN
MALLARI MARIA KATERINA BARZAL
MANAPIL, NASHELLE RAE HERNANDEZ
MARFORI, PAULA ANGELA NAZAREA
MATEO, FEMINA MARGARET BALTAR
MENDOZA, KAORI
MENDOZA, PATRICIA GUTAY
MILANTE, ERIKA ZAIRA LINZO
MIRANDA, ROSA LINDA BALTAZAR
MORIN, LESLIE ALLISON ABELLA
MUÑOZ, BETEENA RAE MONTAÑO
NAMORO, MICHELLE NADINE ALCID
NEBRIJA, JAEL KEI LUBRICA
NICOLAS, SHIELA CRES LIBUNAO
NOVERO, JENNIFER LOU CALINAO
OLPOC, PAULINE CLEO ADAL
OPONDA, CECILLE VIENNE LAM
ORDOÑA, ANA MARGARITA CULIAT
ORETA, AMANDA DANIELLE GATCHALIAN
PAASA, MARIE ANJANETTE BALANAY
PALMA, NATHALIA RODRIGO
PALOMA, APRIL JERALDINE ABLAZA
PASCUA, MYRA ELIZABETH RAQUIÑO
PEREZ, MA. ISABELA AREVALO
PONCE, YSABELLA VENIECE JIMENEZ
QUERUBIN, LINDFONN EUNICE FUENTES
QUION, ELLEN MAE CELESTIAL
QUIZ, JAN YNAV TAVARRO
RABANG, SHAIRA IGNACIO
RAZO, CHRISTINE MAE PARAISO
RENDON, RHOSELA VI CONEJOS
RIEGO DE DIOS, MA. PATRICIA REYES
RIEGO DE DIOS, MARIA BEATRICE CALIMBAS
ROBERTO, LUGIENOR LUCILLE DELOS REYES
ROSAS, FRANCESCA YSABEL DELA CRUZ
ROSITA, CAMILLE ANDREA SILVA
RUMBAOA, MA KATARINA ANGELI RAMEL
SALCES, MARIALE YASMIN JANDAYAN
SALES, JAN ATHEA MAY TADEO
SALVADOR, SHARMAINE ANNE SAN JOSE
SALVADORA, CAMILLE AGNES BIBARES
SANTOCILES, CAMILLE SEGUMALIAN
SANTOS, CHARITY JOYCE RIVAS
SANTOS, FELICE MARIE TRANCE
SEVERINO, MARY ELISE LOYOLA
SIMONIO, STELLA CARMELLE LEGAYADA
SOLIDUM, JEA GIEZL NIEDO
STA. MARIA JANINE MAY VALERA
SUFFICIENCIA, MA. ENA LAMBOSO
SUZUKI, MICHELLE AQUINO
SY, CHANTAL MARIE SAPADEN
TABAJONDA, ALYSSA JANELLE FABRICANTE
TABETA, CHRISTINE JOY LAITAN
TABLADA, SHARMAINE DEL ROSARIO
TABLANTE, KAROL INA GUEVARA
TAN , ZIARA CARMELLI GALANG
TAN, CLARISSE NICOLE DOROMAL
TAN, JERICA ERIN CONDINO
TEVES, REMEDIOS IMMARIE MADRIÑAN
TIAM-LEE, JOYCE GILLIAN AYROSO
TIANGCO, PAULINE MARIE PADILLA
TIRADOR, ANNA KATHARINA LEBRILLA
TOLENTINO, INNAH MARRIAH VILLAJIN
TORRES, KATRYNA MAY ANN TEJERO
UY, TIFFANY GRACE CHENG
VAÑO, OLANA NAZARENO
VILLACORTA, NOELLE FIDELIS DE LUNA
VILLANUEVA, PAOLINE NICOLE PATRON
VILLANUEVA, PATRICIA NADINE TUMANENG
VISTA, FRANCES EVANGELINE SANTOS
YANGKONG, RAQUEL ANNE AGATO
YAP, PATRICIA DANIELLE DE GUZMAN
YNZON, CHRISTINE DANIELLE DE GUZMAN
YU, ANN KASHMER DEGUITO
YUNGCO, MARGARETTA RAE TAGALOG
MALE
ACOS, ROY LUISTER CARESUSA
ADORNA, CEDRICK GUTIERREZ
AGNER, ARVIN DOMINIC GEONZON
AGULLANA, CLEMENZAR MOULIC
ALBAO, DOMINIC SARAU
ALCANTARA, LOUIE LORENZO MENDOZA
ALEJANDRE, ALBERTO CARLOS TACUYCUY
ALJIBE, MIGUEL SANDINO OLAGUER
ALMANZA, JOHN RAPHAEL TABIRAD
ALMEDA, KEVIN BALIWAG
ALONDAY, SALVADOR PIO HANDUGAN
AURELIO, GIAN CARLO BALANZA
BALANA, AARON JOHN TAN
BALBOSA, JOVITO SAN JUAN
BANSUELA, JASON CUEVAS
BARSABAL, MARC LHAREN MALANA
BAUTISTA, MARIO LORENZO LEE
BISDA, JUAN CARLO TAN
CALO, NIÑO VINCENT DAQUIPIL
CAMAGAY, JOSE MARIA CARLOS DELA CUESTA
CAMPO, JOHN THADDEUS NERI
CAÑETE, GIAN PAOLO MAGPANTAY
CAPINPIN, BERNARD KEAN MAPPALA
CAYANONG, EDMUND JOHN BELTRAN
CHAN, JAN LUIS ANTON CHUA
CRUZ, RAFAEL ANGELO SANTOS
CUNANAN, AUG INNO PELAYO
DE GUZMAN, JARVEY ROBERT SUAVERDEZ
DELA ROSA, JARED GABRIEL LOPEZ
DIZON, GIO PHILIP MUÑOZ
ESPINUEVA, REY DANIEL BALATBAT
EVIDOR, FREDERICK MICHAEL RESURRECCION
FANDIÑOLA, CHELSEA KAMILLE FERNANDEZ
FERNANDEZ, REYMART RESOSO
FERRER, JOSE LORENZO MANIEGO
GENUINO, VIRGILIO CLEMENTE FLORES
GERON, ERWIN GERARD PURUGGANAN
GIRASOL, MARK JOHN GUZMAN
GLIPO, CESAR EMMANUEL RODRIGUEZ
GOTICO, ISRAEL MILANES
GRECIA, LORDOM RENO CLAUD
GRISOLA, MARK ANDRE CABALES
GUIAMANO, FAIZAL DANSECO
HERNANDEZ, RALPH BRYAN BAUTISTA
JOSE, REGALADO ISAGANI LEGASPI
JOSON, JOSIAH JUAN ALFONSO MARAÑON
KHO, MARKYN JARED NGO
KHU, KEVIN KRISTOFFER LACDO-O
KO, PAUL KENNY LIM
LADERA, JONATHAN PAUL TOLENTINO
LAMSIN, LLENON MARS SAMORANOS
LAPIDES, JOMEL GARCIA
LEE, JETHRO TOLEDO
LIBRE, FRANCIS LAUDEMIR BUAC
LIBUNAO, JOSEPH CONRAD MORILLA
LINTAO, RYAN CRISTIAN VERGARA
LOBITANA, NEFREN JOY AZURIN
LOZANO, PATRICK NICOLO MARI GUIAO
MACINAS, IAN DANIEL NAGUIT
MAGABO, MARK LESTER VILLANUEVA
MAGNO, JOSE LEANDRO YUZON
MANALASTAS TRISTAN DIAZ
MANALAYSAY, ADOLFO III LADIGNON
MARANAN, JUSTIN BRYAN DINGLASAN
MARQUEZ, DELVIN EDWARDS AUSAN
MASCARIÑAS, JUDE IMMANUEL PEÑARANDA
MENDOZA JR, MANUEL VACARIO
MENDOZA, KIM IVAN RAMOS
MIJARES, JUSTIN PAUL MIDORANDA
MILAY, LEO DILIG
MIRHAN, JOHN LORENZ GO
MOLINA, JOHN KENNETH QUADRA
MURILLO, GILBERT GUY DELA SERNA
NEW, DEAN XAVIER CABANES
NGO, LESTER LLOYD VINZ CUA
OAFERINA, EUSEBIO MC LEO ESTANISLAO
OBILLOS, JOSE FERNANDO MARTIN ONGKINGCO
ORANTE, KRISTIAN LEONARD ORAP
ORLINO, JAN AREL SOLOMON
PACLIBARE, IAN PHILIP PETIL
PE BENITO, MARTIN EMMANUEL
PEPITO, VEINCENT CHRISTIAN FILIPINO
PEREZ, PAUL MIGUEL PEÑA
POLLO, BRIAN ANDRICH LA VALLE
PURISIMA, DIO MARK ANGELO LICUP
QUE, GERARD CLINTON LEE
QUI, MARTIN DANIEL CO
QUIBOD, BART DAVID AZUCENA
RAMOS, JOSE LUMINOSO PERALTA
RAVIDAS, LLOYD LYLE OCADO
REYES, JEREMIAH VALENCIA
REYES, YVES IRA ANTOLIN
RODRIGUEZ, GERWIN JOHN DIOLA
RODRIGUEZ, JOMAR NICKO
RUBIO, ERVIN JASPER SANTISTEBAN
RUBIO, FRINZ MOEY GAUNES
SALVADOR, PAUL BENEDICT UY
SAN JUAN, RAMUEL AGUSTIN
SAN PEDRO, MANUEL VICTOR BAILON
SANTIAGO, JOSE MANUEL SILVA
SANTOS, LUIS YSMAEL GUDEZ
SESE, KEVIN RIGOR
SESE, LANCE VINCENT CABURIAN
SILVERIO, CLYDE ESCUYOS
SIRILAN, KYM YVES TAN
TAN, NICHOLAS ROBERT CRISOSTOMO
TAN, RANDELL KELVIN CO
TE, ADRIEL VINCENT BAÑAGA
TEH, RANDALL SIDNEY TAN
TEVES, ADRIAN EMMANUEL DIAGO
TINIO, KARL ADRIAN FERIA
TOLIMAO, LE-JI YUTIS
TUNGUPON, MOHAMMAD ZEID MUSTAPHIA
UBALDO, VICTOR CESAR INCIONG
URGEL, ROMEO GIAN VINCENT MALIWAT
UYGEN, GLENN PATRICK MONTALBO
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Iza’s Chicken Corner

IZA’S CHICKEN CORNER
873 P. Campa Street, Sampaloc, Manila 

(see map and directions below)
Open 24 hours, Every day even Holidays.

Look for this orange signage
Landline: (02) 524-2106
Mobile: none
Facebook page: Iza’s Chicken Corner

Catering: No.
Delivery: No.
Meat Source: Delivered from a meat shop in Ermita owned by a Muslim Businessman. Muslims also do the Zahiba (slaughtering).
Halal Certificate: unmentioned (to be updated by author of this post)
Alcohol: No.

REVIEW

Iza’s Chicken Corner started in 2013 and ever since have served tasty and affordable delicacies to the busy streets of Sampaloc, Manila. Owned by a Muslim family from Zamboanga. (Their managers can talk Bahasa Sug). Their servers and workers are mostly from Mindanao, either from Zamboanga or Pagadian. They can speak Bahasa Sug (Tausug), Binisaya, or Chavacano.

Their fried chicken is available for as cheap as P39 with rice. Their specialty grilled chicken ranges from P49 to P79. They also have a deliciously made Chicken Siopao for P30. The place is also homy that you will see a lot of costumers eating using their bare hands. Of course you can opt to do that as well! There’s a clean lavatory and sink at the sides before the stairs to the 2nd floor.

2nd Floor: A pretty cozy and well-maintained place.

Their special Grilled Chicken. You make your own sauce/gravy ^_^
[Photos after this are from Iza’s Chicken Corner Facebook Page]


Great for: Casual Meetings (small to big number), Family gathering, coffee breaks.
Not good for: Studying, the place is noisy with a lot of people coming in and out.
Air-conditioned: No. But it’s not that hot inside. Electric fans are provided.
Music: None.

Comfort Rooms: Yes, shared. Well-maintained.

Price Range: [Prices may change without prior notice. pls see photo insets]

 

Nearest place to:
University Belt
University of the East
Far Eastern University (FEU)
University of Sto Tomas (UST)
Quiapo
Review Centers in Sampaloc
Residentials in Sampaloc
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)
St. Thomas Square

Directions to Iza’s Chicken Corner:

Landmark: KFC España, Sampaloc


Commute/Walk:

1. From QC, ride any vehicle (jeep, bus, FX) passing España. Get down at KFC España right beside the footbridge/overpass. Cross to the other road (use the footbridge), you will see Iza’s Chicken Corner just beside the other side of the footbridge.
2. From Manila area, ride any vehicle (jeep, bus, FX) to España. get down at Morayta area. Walk until you reach the footbridge in Padre Campa St. Just beside the footbridge is Iza’s Chicken Corner. Your view may be blocked by the footbridge, just go around and look for that orange signage they have:

Personal vehicle:

The nearest parking area is the Ever Manila or those in the university belt.
Walk towards Morayta area and follow the instructions above.

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