Quadfire Alpha (William “MACA” Chua) participate in QC Na! Kulinarya, Talento, abtp.

 

QC Na!

<font=”4″>If you bought copies of your favorite cooking magazines, in one of the pages of Food Magazine, this very interesting advertisement may have caught your attention. And why not? Quezon City mayor Sonny Belmonte wearing chef’s uniform? Hmmmm….

In celebration for Quezon City day this month, the city gave way to one gastronomic event that lasted for three days called “QC Na! Kulinarya, Talento, abtp.” that featured demonstrations, competitions, and benefit dinner.

The event started on the 22nd with competitions in the amateur level. On that day as well, there was a fashion show followed by a benefit dinner cooked by some of the renowned http://gradeessaywriter.co.uk/ chefs in the country.

The competitions continued the next day, this time for the professionals. On the last day, there were demonstrations including table setup and food styling among others. Food business opportunities were also tackled on this day.

This event was held on the 3rd level (Trade Hall) of the Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. It was open to the public, except the fashion show and benefit dinner where you had to buy a ticket worth 1500 pesos. A bit expensive, but one must remember that this is a benefit dinner and that top chefs will cook the food.

During the benefit dinner, a fashion show featuring stylish chef’s uniforms highlighted the event. Quadfire Alpha, representing the La Loma Lechoneros strutted his stuff on the runway and gave commercial models a run for their money.

More pictures to follow as the MCFRVI web team gathers the photos taken during the dinner.

Parada ng Lechon sa La Loma

Quezon City Councilors RJ Belmonte, Dr. Doray Delarmente, Ariel Inton, Jr. and Bernadette Herrera-Dy and Paang-Bundok Barangay Chairman Maca Chua (Quadfire Alpha) and Councilor Boy Calalay (left-right) partake of “lechon” (roasted pig) to celebrate the feast day of Nuestra Sonora de Salvacion last May 19, 2008. The main event of the celebration was a parade after which lechon was given for free to all people present and the boodle fight by Quezon City Hall and barangay officials. Some 50 lechon outlets had floats participating in this year’s celebration. Barangay Paang-Bundok in Quezon City is dubbed as the country’s “Lechon Capital”.

Abacus Bldg., Natividad Street, Quiapo, Manila

Just as we were finishing cleaning up gear used at the Megaplex fire, a call came in for verification of a fire alarm at Natividad Lopez Street, Quiapo Manila.

The alarm was just after the Ayala Bridge, south bound, very near SM City Manila.

Involved was the Abacus Bldg., a commercial building made of concrete base and wood improvements. It houses several commercial enterprises including a placement agency and computer sales.

The fire was tapped at second alarm before being put out by responding fire brigades.

60 Hour Blaze hit third mall fire in Pasay City

After battling the fire for two and a half days, fire fighters on Wednesday morning finally put out the blaze that razed a shopping center in Pasay City.

The fire broke out inside FB Harrison Megaplex terminal 3 Sunday evening, 10 August 2008 and halted the operations of Light Rail Transit (LRT) Baclaran station, which is adjacent the burning mall.

Fire fighters were able to put out the flames only on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 around 8:30 a.m. Normal operations in LRT have also resumed Wednesday.

The Bureau of Fire Protection said lack of equipment and thick smoke that accumulated inside the shopping center had prevented them from immediately extinguishing the blaze.

The LRT Authority (LRTA) earlier raised concerns over the successive fires near its stations, citing the effects of such incidents to its revenue and to the rail system itself.

As of Monday, the Baclaran fire has cost LRTA P400,000, or equivalent to 25 percent of its declared losses in year 2007. A week before, they have lost an estimated P700,000 after a fire near the LRT station in Sta. Cruz, Manila.

On July 17, another fire struck at a mall near the LRT station in Libertad, also in Pasay. Hundreds of thousands of pesos in revenues were also lost during that day.

But more than the losses, the LRTA said it is concerned about passenger safety since the successive fires that took place near their stations could compromise the integrity of their system and structures.

In the first eight months of this year, six fires have taken place beside LRT stations, two of which were in Pasay.

Roxas District, Quezon City Fire

While MCFRVI was busy with fire operations over at Good Earth Plaza in Sta. Cruz, Manila, another fire call came in at around 1530H, this time at Hyacinth Street, Roxas District, Quezon City.

Involved was a warehouse located at in a residential area at 69 and 71 Hyacinth Street, Scouth Chuatoco, Roxas District, Quezon City.

No one was reported to have been injured in the blaze which reached Second Alarm before being put out.