Tuesday, January 06, 2015


It is quite impossible not to hear the word “adobo” when we talk about Philippine cuisine. That stew made of pork, or chicken cooked with vinegar, soy sauce which gives it its salty-sour taste. Every time I go to a carinderia, an adobo is always on display, different types of adobo – there are even adobo made of vegetable like sitaw (string beans) and kang kong.

The End of Nardong Putik

Nardong Putik met his end on the fateful day of the 11th of October, 1971.

It was the end of Nardong Putik—“Muddy Leonard”— whose full name was Leonardo Manecio. Putik credited his ability to survive and escape numerous ambushes and gunfights to his anting-anting (amulet). Nardong Putik ability to elude the law and his enemies made him a legend to many people.