Monthly Archives: January 2018

Duterte fires MARINA chief over excessive foreign trips

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Presidential spokesperson Harry S. Roque said President Rodrigo R. Duterte has fired Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) administrator Marcial Quirico Amaro III for excessive foreign trips as he warned officials to avoid junkets. Roque announced during a press briefing at the Presidential Guest House in Panacan here Thursday that […]

Murder suspect in NorthCot nabbed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities nabbed on Thursday a murder suspect who hid for a decade after he allegedly killed a relative in Magpet, North Cotabato. Arrested was Romeo Quino Apang, 41. Senior Police Officer 1 Jose Marie Catulong Dusaban, of the Magpet municipal police station, claimed that the suspect was the most […]

Heart-Healthy New Year with Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil

The feast, flavors, and the festiveness of it all are some of the reasons we adore the holidays so much. However, it’s also undeniable that this season usually equates to calorie-laden food, high level of cholesterol, and unwanted weight gain! So as you plan out your menu this new year, let Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil inspire you in understanding the helpful benefits of good fats and smart grocery shopping as the beginning to a heart-healthy year.
Incorporating Good Fats into your Dishes:
As most people’s favorite affair, Christmas celebration in the Philippines is considered the longest and the biggest. However, it also comes with a full stream of delectable dishes which may not be as healthy for your body.  And now that we entered a new year, it is important to strike a balance between delectable treats with what is good for your health. 
  • Choose recipes that have high amounts of good fats, the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats like Lemon Cilantro Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa or the Baked Chicken and Spinach Rollups.
  • Use only ingredients which are low in bad fat (saturated fats) and high in good fats such as Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil which has the lowest saturated fat among all types of cooking oil.  It is also rich in essential fatty acids such as omega 3 & 6 which are important for brain development, immune system function, and blood pressure regulation. 
  • Load up on avocados, nuts, and salmon to minimize bad cholesterol levels and to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lessen your consumption of food with high saturated fats (lechon) which could lead to high cholesterol levels, increasing your risk of developing heart disease.

As Fly Ace Corporation’s Group Category Manager for Edible Oils Zen Prudentino puts it, look for affordable options that will prevent cholesterol spike and will keep your heart in good shape.  “It is wise to read the labels and understand your ingredients. Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is the number one canola oil brand in the Philippine market, it is 100% pure, lowest in bad fats and gives the best value for money with its perfect combination of quality and affordability.” she shares.
For all your special recipes that call for frying, sautéing, grilling, and baking, the country’s no.1 Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil is a versatile cooking partner. Affordable and high-performing, its pale golden color, light texture, and neutral taste are all part of its charm.
Lemon Cilantro Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

For the Salmon
2 center-cut salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
¼ cup finely chopped cilanto
2 tablespoons Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil
Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste

For the Salsa
1 medium red onion
3 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 pcs medium tomatoes
2 firm-ripe avocados
1-piece ripe mango
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or to taste

1. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow bowl. Toss well with lemon juice, cilantro, Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, salt and pepper. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
2. Cook the salmon, skin side down in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, shaking the pan and carefully lifting the salmon with a spatula to loosen it from the pan.
3. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pan and cook until the salmon is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more. The skin should be crisp and the flesh medium rare.
4. To make the salsa: Finely chop onion and mince garlic. In a bowl toss onion and garlic with cilantro.
5. Chop tomatoes and mango, add to onion mixture, tossing to combine.
6. Peel and pit avocados and cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Add avocados, lime juice, and pepper to taste.

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Bukidnon urged to go organic to sustain agri resources

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 4 Jan) – Bukidnon going organic to sustain its agriculture resources was among the key insights shared by leaders from different stakeholders on their outlook for agriculture in the province in 2018. In his comment for the “Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook” series, organic farming advocate Junah Bayag said the province should […]

Marawi City IDP Leaders Decried Militarization and Urge Passage into Law of BBL

Prominent Internally Displaced Person (IDP) leaders of the Marawi City carnage mostly women after narrating their different heartbreaking experiences, suffering and anxieties ended with a synchronized assertion for demilitarization of Marawi City and instead work for the immediate passage into law of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission’s (BTC) drafted Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), now filed in […]

5 farmers drown in Surigao Sur

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 January) – Five beachgoers were killed in a drowning incident in Lianga town in Surigao del Sur on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The victims were identified as Joseph Cajutol, 34; Ronald Getigan Baghucan, 19; Fernando Besing, 24; Alvin Almosera, 19; and Roland Lagata, all farmers from Barangay Santiago, San Luis […]


Twenty eight leaders of Moro civil society organizations (CSOs) converged in an activity called “Listening Process” conducted by the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) in an aim to validate, document and fuse the multi-dimensional issues that came out after the infamous Marawi City Siege, that resulted in a tremendous destructions both physical and emotional […]

300 Indonesians living in Balut Island ‘no longer’ stateless

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – Some 300 Indonesians living in Balut Island, Davao Occidental for several decades are no longer “stateless” after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted them passports on Wednesday as part of the first phase of the Indonesian government’s initiative to end statelessness. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi graced […]

Task force: NCCC Mall, SSI failed to comply with safety requirements

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 January) – NCCC Mall Davao and its tenant Survey Sampling International (SSI) failed to comply with fire safety requirements, Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido said Tuesday. The task force is investigating the fire in the mall last December 23 that killed 38 […]

Indonesian foreign minister to grace launch of Islamic education cooperation program in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 January) – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi will visit Davao City on Wednesday to launch the Islamic education cooperation program with the Philippines and to confer passports to Indonesians living in Mindanao. Marsudi will lead the launch of Indonesian-Philippines Islamic Education Cooperation, along with her Philippine counterpart, Foreign Affairs […]

Tracking ‘Agaton’

At the command center of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Department Office in Cagayan de Oro City, weather specialists track the path of tropical depression ‘Agaton’ evening of January 1, 2017. Agaton made landfall over Dinagat-Siargao area early Tuesday morning. MIndanews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO              READ STORY 

‘Agaton’ makes landfall over Dinagat-Siargao; over southern Negros Oriental as of 8 a.m.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 January) — Tropical depression ‘Agaton’ made landfall over Dinagat-Siargao islands in Mindanao before 1 a.m. on Tuesday and was monitored over southern Negros Oriental in the Visayas as of 8 a.m. Storm signal 1 over Mindanao has been lifted as of 8 a.m. As ‘Agaton’ was approaching Monday, Signal 1 […]

Cop killed, 7 others injured in roadside blast in Maguindanao

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao  (MindaNews / 01 January) — A police officer was killed while five others were injured when a bomb exploded as the police patrol’s vehicle passed some 400 meters away from the headquarters of the Philippine National Police’s Provincial Police Office in the poblacion at around 8:10 p.m. Sunday, New Year’s eve. Two […]