Your weekend dose of news at Balitang 60

By now you should know that I have a day job as a news writer for “Andar ng mga Balita” at AksyonTV 41. Just this weekend, I joined a new team and started writing for another of AksyonTV’s newscasts, “Balitang 60”.

“Balitang 60” is  is the flagship weekend newscast of AksyonTV. The newscast previously aired at the primetime slot to replace the weekend edition of “Andar,” but soon moved to the noontime slot. Now anchored by Jove Francisco and Chi Bocobo, it is aired from 12 to 1:00pm and simulcasted on Radyo Singko 92.3 News FM, with replays every Sunday, 4:15am at TV5.

“Balitang 60” is basically your roundup of news from the past week, and follow-ups on the hottest issues. Just so I won’t sound like a biased reviewer (let me remind you that I work for Balitang 60), I leave you this review by Media Newser Philippines.

Let it suffice for me to say, though, that I’m excited to write for this newscast. It’s a tough job, which requires me to stay updated everyday, and wake up early in the morning. Then again, I guess I’m really bred to be a news writer first before being a food blogger, but I digress. Anyway, we hope that you patronize “Balitang 60” as your source of weekend news and information.

(Cover picture courtesy of Media Newser Philippines)


Food Trippers

Food writing is a great job. Being able to try out different kids of food is a worthwhile experience. It may be tiring and stressful, and it can drain your soul and wallet, but when done properly at the right time and place, it can be fun and rewarding.

Some of my friends opened a Tumblr account where they can post about food and other fun topics. Calling their group the Food Trippers, they describe themselves as “just a bunch of friends, hungry and looking for food.”

They’ve started posting just recently, and this early I can say they’re off to a good start. I particularly like their focus on street food.

Let’s show there guys our support. Follow them through Tumblr at:

Aikyatchi: Supernova Summer Food Fest

Foodies along the Novaliches area in Quezon City who are looking for a quick fix may want to drop by SM Novaliches starting this weekend to visit the Supernova Summer Food Festival.


This Banchetto-style event is a follow-up of the food festival held for two weekends last March, just in time for the opening of summer vacation.

The food festival plays hosts to a number of well-known and small food concessionaires. Food choices range from home-cooked meals and sandwiches to snacks and drinks.

In case you feel like eating out instead of taking your stuff home, there’s live entertainment and surprisingly a good amount of chairs and tables for those who want to hang out around the food festival. (Bonus points for serving beer and beermates.)

Some of the meals are grilled or prepared on-site, so you’re assured that you’re in for a warm meal. And since there’s a lot of dishes to choose from, you’ll surely want to come back as often as you want. Also, more food stalls are expected to open in the coming days, so watch out!

The Supernova Summer Food Fest is open this whole April from Fridays to Sundays at the Parking A Area of SM Novaliches, just along Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City. (In case you need a landmark, it’s just across TV5.)