text | Carla Ocampo
photography | Lester Valle
This 2011, mid-May in the Philippines was munch-mania.
Thousands of the country’s foodies (and, photography hobbyists out on a food trip) trooped to two much-awaited displays of bounty: Manila’s annual International Food Exhibition or IFEX, AND the centuries-old fiesta celebrated religiously in the town of Lukban, Quezon— Pahiyas— happening back-to-back and snatching sweet success in spite of the summer rampage of tropical storm Aere (“Bebeng” within our area of responsibility) that clawed at the hem of the two independent events’ set dates. Read the rest of this entry »