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The Widow Baker of Marawi: Recovering From the Siege One Cake At a Time

And she did it while mourning the passing of her cancer-stricken husband

Farhana Rogong-Mariano owns a bakeshop and eatery in Marawi City. Her business was affected when rebels stormed the city in May 2017The siege of Marawi city in central Mindanao by Islamic State-inspired militants in May 2017 forced more than 350,000 civilian residents to ...

by Chiara U. Mesiona  | November 29, 2018 09:00:00
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This Bakery Business in Batangas is Over 60 Years Old

They still make paborita and jacobina biscuits

When Aurelio Pantoja put up his little neighborhood panaderia in Batangas back in the 1950s, it was almost as if it was on a whim. "It all actually started with my lolo," says Panaderia Pantoja President Anthony Pantoja. "He started it with ...

by Chino Cruz for  | May 07, 2018 12:00:00

Bringing 'Passion' to the Philippines

Learn how first-time restaurateur Pamela Flores brought world-famous French bakery Passion by Gerard Dubois to the country.

PASSION. After opening five stores in Hong Kong, the world-famous boulangerie-pâtisserie-confiserie Passion by Gerard Dubois is finally in the Philippines. Photo by Toni Antiporda / Entrepreneur Philippines “He can be really OC (obsessive compulsive) about the brand—after all, his name is on the brand ...

by Toni Antiporda  | April 17, 2016 07:00:00