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The Manila Podcast with Anton Diaz and Spanky Enriquez
Join Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and Spanky Enriquez of The Philippine Star for the MNL POD, everything about Metro Manila and anything about the Philippine Archipelago too!!!
Jan 17, 2023
2022 Recap 2023 Restart
2022 Recap 2023 Restart with Anton & Spanky! Happy New Year! Finally, we are back after the hectic and busy reopening in Manila on the last half of 2022. We talk about the latest happenings at the start of 2023 and at the same time reminisce on the memorable moments of 2022. Listen as we talked about: * Antonio's PGA Cars * Hotel Okura's Yawaragi Buffet, Hinoki-yu Staycation * Hotel Admiral Buffet * Huni Sicogon -- Newly Opened Destination in Iloilo * Ultimate Taste Test 2022 * Our Awesome Christmas Pop-up in Shangri-La Mall * Rosario and the Viking's Group * Huling El Bimbo Experience * Mitsukoshi Mall Opening * Thai Select Project feat. The Best Thai Restaurants in Manila * Gyud Food at UP Food Hub We miss Manila Podcast and we will do a bi-weekly podcast on the latest happenings in food, travel and lifestyle happenings in Manila.
1 hr 19 min
May 30, 2022
MOVING FORWARD (Promises and Plans for the second half of 2022)
Anton Diaz & Spanky Enriquez discusses the latest happenings as we move forward with a new government: • The BBM Cabinet // Erwin Tulfo as DSWD secretary and Mayor Christina G. Frasco as Department of Tourism • The New Clark City & Sports Program under Duterte Administration • The Success of Pop-Up Markets and how home-based food entrepreneur can take advantage of this face-to-face opportunity in Podium and Uptown Mall. • The latest in Restaurant Openings // Randy's Donut, Sarsa on Rada, Sawsaw, Chef Tatung's Antipolo, Mrs. Saldo's • What to Watch // Top Gun 2 • Events // Thai Select Campaign (June - August) and Cebu Food & Wine Festival (June 18)
1 hr 11 min
Mar 16, 2022
THE LONG HOT SUMMER ( Social Media Sizzling Trends )
Anton & Spanky discuss the Long Hot Summer and Social Media's Sizzling Trends.
Feb 28, 2022
Summer Lovin' in Manila!
Anton & Spanky discuss the excitement of the 1st of March as the start of Covid Alert Level 1 in Manila and what to expect this summer in Manila.
1 hr 7 min
Feb 6, 2022
Time for Valentines in Manila!
As Manila lowers down its Alert Level 2, we can now go out and celebrate Valentines day with our loved ones in our favorite restaurants in Manila! Anton & Spanky discuss what are the new trends and protocols during this love month.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 30, 2022
Moving On from Omicron. Welcome the Year of the Water Tiger!
In this first episode of 2022, Anton & Spanky discussed what happened during the Omicron in Manila and how it affected the food and lifestyle scene. As we move on from Omicron, we welcome the New Year of the Water Tiger to signal new hope for the country.
1 hr 10 min
Dec 30, 2021
And the The Choice Awards Winners 2021 are... (Part 2)
The Manila Podcast Season 4 Yearender Episode features The Choice 2021 of our Favorite Restaurants, Home-Based Food, and People in the Food Industry in Manila! In the second part of the episode, we countdown to our favorite restaurants of 2021 in Manila! Thank you to all the 21,967 podcast listeners with a total of 25,395 downloads over the past 4 seasons with a total of 36 episodes since the start of the pandemic April 2020! We aim to be the best city podcast about the food and lifestyle scene in our beloved Manila! THE CHOICE 2021: WINNERS’ CIRCLE!!! We’ll resume the Awards Night in 2022, after nominations and voting next year; but ✅Anton Diaz & ☑️Spanky Enriquez have announced our respective winners for this year. Favorite New Restaurants ✅ Deo Gracias @deogracias.ph ✅ One World Deli @oneworlddeli ✅ Three Squares @threesquarescafebar ☑️ Café Fleur @cafefleur.ph ☑️ Supersam @supersam.ph Favorite New Food Entrepreneurs ✅ Monique Cakes @moniquecakesph ✅ Nom Nom Joy @nomnomjoy ☑️ Visum Ventures: Koomi @koomi.ph T2 Tea @t2tea ZIG @zigfoodph Oh My Greek @ohmygreekph Salt and Ice @saltandiceph ☑️ Tiffin Indian Lunchbox @tiffinmanila ☑️ The Great Food @dgreatfood ☑️ Nelusko Cakes by Chelly Belly Bakes @nelusko_cake_chelleybellybakes ☑️ Masa Madre Bakehouse @masamadrebakehouse Favorite New Food Discoveries a. Savory ✅ Freshest Seafood Direct from Farmers @Aquacoast Shrimp Marine Products Trading ✅ Paella Boodle Fight @el.rapaz ☑️ Detroit Pizza @eappocpizza b. Sweet ✅ Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Heny @deogracias.ph ✅ Gourmet Pili
1 hr 14 min
Dec 29, 2021
Announcing... The Choice Awards 2021 (Part 1)
The Manila Podcast Season 4 Yearender Episode features The Choice 2021 of our Favorite Restaurants, Home-Based Food, and People in the Food Industry in Manila! In the first part of the episode, we also discusses the Marvin Agustin Cochi Controversy and the Ninyo Cuisine issue. Thank you to all the 21,967 podcast listeners with a total of 25,395 downloads over the past 4 seasons with a total of 36 episodes since the start of the pandemic April 2020! We aim to be the best city podcast about the food and lifestyle scene in our beloved Manila! THE CHOICE 2021: WINNERS’ CIRCLE!!! We’ll resume the Awards Night in 2022, after nominations and voting next year; but ✅Anton Diaz & ☑️Spanky Enriquez have announced our respective winners for this year. Favorite New Restaurants ✅ Deo Gracias @deogracias.ph ✅ One World Deli @oneworlddeli ✅ Three Squares @threesquarescafebar ☑️ Café Fleur @cafefleur.ph ☑️ Supersam @supersam.ph Favorite New Food Entrepreneurs ✅ Monique Cakes @moniquecakesph ✅ Nom Nom Joy @nomnomjoy ☑️ Visum Ventures: Koomi @koomi.ph T2 Tea @t2tea ZIG @zigfoodph Oh My Greek @ohmygreekph Salt and Ice @saltandiceph ☑️ Tiffin Indian Lunchbox @tiffinmanila ☑️ The Great Food @dgreatfood ☑️ Nelusko Cakes by Chelly Belly Bakes @nelusko_cake_chelleybellybakes ☑️ Masa Madre Bakehouse @masamadrebakehouse Favorite New Food Discoveries a. Savory ✅ Freshest Seafood Direct from Farmers @Aquacoast Shrimp Marine Products Trading ✅ Paella Boodle Fight @el.rapaz ☑️ Detroit Pizza @eappocpizza b. Sweet ✅ Mascarpone Cheesecake by Chef Heny @deogracias.ph ✅ Gourmet Pili
1 hr 13 min
Dec 14, 2021
#UTT2021 Rewind: Insights on How to Win in Ultimate Taste Test
Anton & Spanky discusses the post-game analysis on what it takes to win in the Ultimate Taste Test! Listen on as we reminisce on what happened in the 19th Edition of the longest running taste event #UTT2021 in the country today. We invite you to join the 20th Edition of the Ultimate Taste Test 2022 on November 2022.
1 hr 27 min
Nov 22, 2021
Ultimate Taste Test 2021: What to Expect at Manila's Longest Food Event?
Anton & Spanky discussed the latest happening in Manila now under Alert Level 2 and what to expect at the Ultimate Taste Test 2021. For the past 13 years, Our Awesome Planet’s “Ultimate Taste Test” has been the incubator and launching platform for many of today’s most popular and influential food entrepreneurs. All of them started out as home businesses, and thanks to the publicity and exposure from their participation in the UTT, they have become very successful brands. Among the Ultimate Taste Test babies are Pepita’s Kitchen, from the Lechon Diva, Dedet de la Fuente; Carmen’s Best, the Best Ice Cream in Manila; the internationally renowned Risa Chocolates by Pamela Cinco; and Bhest Lasagna, rated #1 Best Beef Lasagna in Manila. This is the 3rd UTT Masters Event (first one last 2018, 2nd one last 2020) and the 13th consecutive year of Ultimate Taste Test Events!
1 hr 3 min
Oct 21, 2021
PINKTASTIC! The Pink Phenomenon of Vice President Leni
Anton & Spanky talk about the Pink Phenomenon of Vice President Leni and why we think Leni Lobredo will win in the May 2022 Elections in the Philippines.
1 hr 6 min
Oct 4, 2021
The Foodie Side of Atty. Chel Diokno
The Foodie Side of Atty. Chel diokno Childhood memories: favorite food/restaurant ~ Was senator jose diokno a foodie too? Present day: favorite restaurant/s and favorite dishes Family: Is atty. Chel a cook as well as a foodie? ~ What does he cook, or enjoy to have with his family at home? How did they adjust to the pandemic? Favorite dessert/s? Favorite regional specialties? Where would atty. Chel take his children to eat? Discussion on what legislation can be done to help: The food and beverage industry : abuse of pwd discounts; Can the government subsidize seniors discounts? What bills/laws can be introduced to support/strengthen the restaurant industry and its workers, as it has been one of the most battered by the quarantines? Atty. Chel's message to the audience
1 hr 18 min
Sep 2, 2021
Here Comes the 'BER! (and Birthday Insights)
Anton & Spanky continue to discuss what's happening in the lifestyle scene of Manila as the lockdown is extended until Sept. 7. It's also the end of Aughost, and the start of the BER Christmas season in Manila. At the end, we discuss about Anton's birthday insights. • More MECQ • #RestoLove • Vaxed Dating • Mario’s 50th Anniversary • The Davaonovela • New Food Discoveries • What to Watch!
1 hr 26 min
Aug 27, 2021
The Angst of August
Join us as we talk about the Angst of August with Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet and Spanky Enriquez Topics: - Commission on Audit - Pacquiao's Last Fight? - New Food Discoveries - Entertainment Recos - The Divorce Bill - MECQ = ECQ2
1 hr 12 min
Aug 27, 2021
How to Share Love and Good Vibes from Home
Anton and Spanky discusses different ways to share love and good vibes from home on the 2nd Week of ECQ.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 16, 2021
What to Do? Again It's ECQ!!!
It's ECQ Again! Anton & Spanky discusses about what to do, what to eat, what to watch during the latest Manila Lockdown.
1 hr 41 min
Jul 19, 2021
HALFTIME: How's Your First Half of 2021?
Manila Podcast S03 E15 HALFTIME: How's Your First Half of 2021? Let's recap the first half of 2021 ~ Food, vaccines, life in general For comments, suggestions and collaborations, email email@example.com
1 hr 9 min
Jun 29, 2021
THE LEGACY OF PNOY: How will History judge our 15th President?
THE LEGACY OF PNOY How will History judge our 15th President? A BRIEF ORAL HISTORY OF PNOY 0:00 : Congratulations to Lechon Diva Dedet de la Fuente for opening Pepita’s Kitchen in Resorts World Las Vegas 10:30 : Photography Legend Mark Floro and the tale of his flight to SFO via PAL 12:30 : Stories about Noynoy Aquino
1 hr 20 min
Jun 21, 2021
Happy Fathers Day in Manila Episode!
We talked about how we are celebrating Father's Day in Manila, where can we go with our kids during the pandemic, and Mc Donald's BTS successful BTS campaign in Manila!
1 hr 10 min
Jun 17, 2021
The Coming of Age of the Filipino ( Philippine Independence Day Episode )
Anton and Spanky talks about the coming of age of the Filipino and why the next Presidential election is crucial for the future of the Filipino Gen Z! There are three critical factors for the success of the elections: 1). Registration of the Gen Z aged 18 above (until hard deadline of Sept. 30 by the Comelec) 2). The massive online influence of the Catholic Church with a new archbishop to swing the minds of the Christian voters in the country 3). For influencers to speak up (and not be silent) to vote for the future of the Philippines! Awesome hopeful episode. Thank you for listening!
1 hr 17 min
Jun 8, 2021
BAKUNA BENEFITS!!! Our Optimistic Outlook for June
BAKUNA BENEFITS!!! Our Optimistic Outlook for June To Vaccine or NOT to Vaccine? Anton & Spanky discusses why you should and why we are optimistic this June :)
1 hr 14 min
May 12, 2021
Fighting for F&B Industry in Manila with Chef Myke Tatung, Simpol and Chef Mike Santos, Nanka
Listen to Manila Podcast Season 3 Episode 10 as we discuss how Chef Restaurateurs are fighting for the Food & Beverage Industry in Manila with Chef Myke Tatung of Simpol fame and Chef Mike Santos of Nanka Restaurant. You'll learned a lot on what it takes to survive and thrive during these difficult times which could last for the next one and a half years until end 2022. Join the discussion on what we can do collectively to fight for the F&B of this country.
2 hr 1 min
May 7, 2021
Restaurants Reopening + Mother's Day Guide
Anton & Spanky discusses our Mother's Day guide focusing on restaurant that re-opens for 10% indoor dining + alfresco dining setup. As we welcome the Month of May we continue to reflect on the challenges of the quarantine, the social media divide and resilient burnout.
1 hr 26 min
May 1, 2021
Summer Quarantine Update featuring Hotel Restaurants Delivery
Anton & Spanky talk about community pantry and the impact of Enhanced Community Quarantine to the food industry. They give their recos for safe, fun & satisfying Celebrations featuring the Hotel Restaurants offering their food for delivery for your next summer celebrations.
1 hr 37 min
Apr 18, 2021
Kagitingan ng ating mga Bagong Bayani (Day of Valor)
In this episode, Anton & Spanky discusses the new heroes in the war against Covid 19 in Manila last April 9 Day of Valor Celebration. We talked about what's happening in Manila and the latest rants and raves in the food industry.
1 hr 26 min
Apr 3, 2021
Top 10 New Food Delivery Discoveries of 2021
In this Manila Podcast Episode Anton and Spanky discussed their Top 5 new food delivery discoveries this first quarter of 2021. This will be a regular segment on The Manila Podcast to promote home-based food entrepreneurs, restaurants and cloud kitchen to continue their food delivery businesses to thrive in a post-pandemic reality. Here’s a summary of our 10 New Food Delivery Discoveries to Try this 2021: 10 New Food Delivery Discoveries to Try
Apr 3, 2021
GINUMAN Session with Kalel Liquido Maestro of Agimat GIN
This is our first GINUMAN Session with Kalel Demetrio of Agimat GIN, a premium gin by the Agimat at Ugat Foraging Bar and Kitchen group. It was awesome to know the origin story and how Agimat gin is made direct from Liquido Maestro himself. Make sure to get your beautiful Agimat gin bottle for this quarantine season.
1 hr 6 min
Feb 24, 2021
SUMMER 2021: What to Expect and Where to Go!
_SUMMER 2021: What to Expect and Where to Go!_ + Vaccines, Clubhouse, Valentines Day/ Chinese New Year Update with Anton Diaz & Spanky Enriquez _Show Notes_: 00:00 Introduction / Kamustahan • What happened during the Chinese New Year / Valentines Weekend • Covid Impact to the Hospitality Industry in Manila • Battle of the Generations Gen X vs. Millennials vs. Gen Z 18:00 What Happened During Valentines? • Home Delivery vs. Romantic Dine-In • Post Analysis Report from Resto PH 26:00 Main Topic: Summer 2021: What to do and Where to go? • Travel Insight -- Why People will Travel this Summer • Ideas on Where to Go and possible destinations (Batangas, Pampanga, Coron, Boracay, El Nido and Bohol?) • Important for accommodation: Strong Wifi and Water Element 40:00 Planning your Pampanga Trip this summer • Best road trip destination with good food • Micro-catering at Home in Pampanga? • Safety issues and consideration when traveling 58:00 Prepari…
1 hr 35 min
Feb 10, 2021
Celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentines & Observing Lent in Manila +RESOLVING THE TIKTOK CONTROVERSY
Celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentines & Observing Lent in Manila 00:00 Resolution of the Tiktok Resto Controversy 16:00 Introduction to the Chinese New Year, Valentines and Preparing for Lent Long Weekend 19:00 How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in a Manila? Dine-in vs. Take Home Lauriat Feast with the family 28:10 The Legend of Bambi's Kitchen and the Home-Based Food Boom 37:00 The Battle of Premium Gin for this weekend Celebration! 43:00 Traveling Safely over the Long Weekend: To Travel or not to Travel? 56:00 Road Trip to Tagaytay? Some Suggestions... 1:03:00 Your Valentine Day's 2021 Strategy: Where to go and how to celebrate?
1 hr 26 min
Feb 6, 2021
Tiktok PH Resto Controversy: Is it a Prank or Is It a Crime?
JANUARY 2021 is Over? How are We? IS IT A PRANK OR IS IT A CRIME? Influencers and their Viral Aspirations 00:00 This is the end of January 2021 episode which is a recap of what happened in life in Manila during this pandemic. 19:30 Main Debate: Is it a Prank or Is it a Crime? Here's the background of the Tiktok Resto Prank Controversyl: https://www.facebook.com/spanky.hizon.enriquez/posts/10158906637136113
1 hr 23 min
Jan 27, 2021
The Manila Podcast 2021 Predictions by Anton & Spanky
The Manila Podcast 2021 Predictions by Anton & Spanky 00:00 Welcome and Recap of Ultimate Taste Test 2020 00:08 Introduction of 2021 Predictions: Manila Re-Opening 00:12 #1: Gen Z will vote become more influential and vote the next President of the Philippines 00:25 #2: Monday Food Trips and Roadtrip to Off the Beaten Path is the new gimmick. 00:32 #3: Work from Islands and Open Distance Learning from AirB&B 00:43 #4 Local Cruising Bubble Travel Trend 00:47 #5: The Air Fryer Craze in Manila 00:52 #6: Home-Based Concept & Deliveries will Continue to Win in 2021: Korean-Filipino Craze and Plant-based Trends 1:08 #7 Start of the Next Tech Boom: Clean Technology, Financial Technology, and BioGenomics 1:15 #8 Why Lyka Gems could be big for the restaurant and hospitality industry? 1:22 #9 Ransomeware / Hacking will be on the Rise (specially one year before the elections) 1:25 #10 More People will have Ergonomic Issues and best way it to prevent by adopting Ergonomic Pr…
1 hr 43 min
Dec 7, 2020
How to Build an Online Brand in 2021 + Ultimate Taste Test 2020!
How to Build an Online Brand in 2021 PLUS: Ultimate Taste Test 2020! 00:00 Kamustahan / Introduction * Covid Situation in Manila 13:20 How to Build an Online Brand in 2021 * Background Context of the Class * Introduction of the speakers - Cat and Richie Register here: http://bit.ly/awesomeschool (₱500 fee) 33:00 The Story of Ultimate Taste Test 2020 * Background Story of the Ultimate Taste Test - longest tasting event in the country * Gallery MiraNila Venue and Safety Protocols * Surprise Guests during the UTT event Read more: https://awesome.blog/2020/11/ultimate-taste-test-2020.html
Dec 6, 2020
FAMILY REUNIONS: Safe Guide to the Holidays + Top 10 Classic Restaurants in Manila!
FAMILY REUNIONS: Safe Guide to the Holidays + Top 10 Classic Restaurants! 00:00 How to Celebrate Family Reunions this Christmas? (A Safe Guide to the Holidays) • Do a Zoom Noche Buena with the same food (Order Early) • Quarantine 7 days before or do a PCR or Antigen test before meeting face-to-face during Noche Buena • Hear Online Mass Together as a Family • Suggestions on What to Give to your Inaanak and Practical Gifts this Holiday Season • Celebrate this Season as Meaningful as possible 47:50 Top 10 Classic Restaurants in Manila! 1. Aristocrat 2. Old Swiss Inn 3. Le Ching 4. Alba's 5. Cafe Juanita 6. Trellis 7. North Park 8. Mario's 9. Max's 10. Kimpura
1 hr 12 min
Nov 21, 2020
"OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT" Moving On and Moving Forward Towards a Safe Christmas in 2020
"OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT" Moving On and Moving Forward Towards a Safe Christmas in 2020 00:00 Kamustahan Reminiscences about Christmas Past and updates on what's keeping The Diaz Family and Spanky busy. 13:30 Dating, Flirting, & Dining in 2020 Is it safe to go out on Dates now, and what are the best options for Romantic Dining in the New Normal? 32:00 Christmas Won't Be The Same Without You..... or will it? Recommendations on how best to keep our family traditions, but keeping in mind safety first. 64:00 Countdown!!! Our Top Home-Based Food Discoveries 1. Salted Caramel Coco Jam with Latik Chunks @ImasKitchenPH FB: Ima's Kitchen at Estancia de Bacolor https://www.instagram.com/imaskitchenph 2.Tres Leches Cakes @SweetJoysPH https://www.instagram.com/sweetjoysph/ 3. Smoked Meat @SmokeStationPH https://www.instagram.com/smokestationph/ 4. Childhood Gulaman @Jessies_Gulaman https://www.instagram.com/jessies_gulaman/ 5. Lobster Paella @ComidaSanLorenzo h…
1 hr 43 min
Sep 11, 2020
On Covid Scare, Online Classes, and Living in the Next Normal in Manila
The Manila Pod THE BRIDGE EPISODE: We cross over and transition to an even more hopeful Season 2. Season 1 was recorded during the ECQ, from March to May, and it was all about adjusting and coping with Covid. Our next, which coincides with the onset of the ‘Ber Months, will be an optimistic outlook on how we’re all looking forward to better and brighter days. For six months, we’ve let Covid control our lives. But we believe that it’s time for us, with safety and strict protocols now our second nature, to slowly but surely... take control of this unprecedented situation, and reclaim what is ours: Live Life with our Family and Friends!
May 25, 2020
When Can We Dine-In Again? (and the Spaghetti Scandal)
EPISODE #8: _LOOKING FORWARD TO MOVING FORWARD_ Anton, Rache, and Spanky discuss the efforts of the Restaurant Industry to overcome the severe challenges of a summer in quarantine; the surprising surge of home-based food businesses; and the controversy that’s shaken the reputation of the so-called “influencers”: The Spaghetti Scandal _Episode Outline_: 00:00 Introduction 2:30 : The Spaghetti Scandal An Influencer Controversy in the Time of CoVid 9:00 : The Magnitude of the Challenges facing the restaurants, and how diners can help them bounce back 15:30 : Recovery Restaurant Marketing in the GCQ Go Beyond The Numbers: Build Confidence in F&B Protocols 24:30 : When Can We Dine-In Again? The Real Situation in Metro Manila Malls 34:00 Interview with that Influencer What We Advised the “Man of the Hour” 41:00 Positivity in the GCQ The Rise of the Home-Based Food Businesses P.S. Watch this follow-up Manila Podcast LIVE: https://youtu.be/u8AQJ2w3Ft0
May 19, 2020
Modifying our Lives in the GCQ (General Community Quarantine)
Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about the Power of Positivity during these days, and why it's so important for Mental Health-- which boosts our Physical Strength. Spread Hope and Faith instead of Sharing Fake News and Rumors!!! "Yes, The Filipino Can". We discuss the intrinsic resiliency of our nation, and how this will help us all bounce back starting now. And we list down our Desert Island TV Series: the ones we love to watch over and over again, our all-time favorite shows! _Episode Outline_ 00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona -How will we resume our daily routines (safely!) in the MECQ? 08:00 : Promoting Positivity!!! -Responsible Social Media for everyone's Mental Health: Be Optimistic and Not Toxic! 19:00 : Awesome Innovations of the Restaurant and Tourism industries as they Bounce Back 29:00 : The Intrinsic Resiliency of Filipinos that makes us overcome all adversities -Praying for the day (soon!) when we can go back to Church again 40:00: Desert Island TV Series -What…
1 hr 3 min
May 9, 2020
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! (Manila ECQ Edition)
Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about how the Quarantine has allowed us to get to spend more time with our families~ in particular, our Mothers, and why we consider it such an awesome privilege. We discuss how restaurants will bounce back over the next few months, and how we can help by launching EAT MNL. And since we already feel like Castaways after two months, we list down our favorite music: the record albums we'll take with us if we're stranded on a desert island just like Tom Hanks! _Episode Outline_ 00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona - Sunday (online) Worship! - Getting Ready for the GCQ 07:30 : Getting Healthier and Strengthening Our Immunity with YOLI and Nutritious Diets 16:15 SexyTime in the GCQ Who is Ivana Alawi and why has she become so famous? How will the Dating Scene change? 24:00 Happy Mother’s Day!! How we’ll celebrate at Home The Privilege of Taking Care of our Moms during the Quarantine Mother’s Day Delivery Menus 37:00 How will Restauran…
1 hr 10 min
Apr 20, 2020
Crash-landing on Love ❤
S01 Bonus Episode : Now, more than ever, couples are meeting and falling in love ... online. We talk about the pros and cons of Dating Apps, from Tinder to Bumble and even . . . Facebook! Spanky explains all the drama of LDRs to Anton and Rache, and how all this relates to Crash Landing On You! plus: we talk about our wishlist for future guests on The Manila Pod
Apr 20, 2020
What will be the New Normal for our Favorite Restaurants?
How will things change once the ECQ is lifted? We're certain we will all still love good food... but How? Anton and Spanky talk about the spike in Food Deliveries, then dream about their priority food trips once we all can go out again! Episode Outline: 0:00 : Kamustahan: Manila ECQ Update 7:30 : Easter Monday Madness~ why did so many people break quarantine? 14:30 : How will restaurants adjust their operations post ECQ? 16:30 : Who's Delivering Now? and Stay Home, don't Pick-up!!! 29:00 : The restaurants we can't wait to go to after the quarantine 40:30 : Top Chefs doing Online Cooking 42:30 : A Farewell to CLOY #WeEatAtHome #WeHealAsOne
Apr 11, 2020
Easter Reflections on the War on Covid and Holy Week Traditions!
How did you and your family spend Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, when no one could do a Visita Iglesia and there were no prayerful processions? The Filipino once again proved indomitable with Online Masses and Rosary Reunions via Zoom. Anton and Spanky talk about what they miss most about Holy Week, and how Covid-19 has strengthened our Faith. Happy Easter, Philippines!!!
Apr 3, 2020
Stories of Everyday Life under the Manila Lockdown (Circa Covid-19 2020)
How has it been for you and your loved ones these past weeks? Anton and Spanky talk about how best to live life with continued optimism during the lockdown: from taking care of seniors and children, maintaining a positive attitude, and tips and activities on how to beat the lockdown blues. We Will Win, Philippines!!! Note: (Recorded during the 19th day of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Manila/ Luzon Island)
Mar 31, 2020
Introducing... The Manila Podcast!!!
What are Podcasts and why now is the best time to start listening to these sources of information and entertainment and positivity. Introducing The Manila Podcast!!! Our premiere episode discusses this new era of "Movies for your Ears" and the reasons why you should start tuning in.