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Why I Love Adobo

                                                                          —Illustration by Phoebe Marquez DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda The Philippine Star July 4, 2015 Adobo will always be a favorite. I’m partial to Nanay’s recipe. It was neither dry nor masabaw, just right. She served her adobo like rice toppings. Part of the meat was crispy, yet you could cut the softened bones of her chicken adobo. It was always a treat everytime Nanay cooked her chicken adobo and her to die-for humba with black beans. Nanay wasn’t so much into cooking but her adobo was consistently sybaritic. Adobo is considered by many as the unofficial national dish of…

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Mother & Daughter Team up for ‘A Special Kind of Art’

                                                                   Clarissa Ortiz has shown strong artistic leanings DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda The Philippine Star January 2, 2016 They say a mother’s love is always transformative and that it can work miracles in children. That certainly rings true in the story of Malu Tiongson-Ortiz and her daughter Clarissa, who was born with Down Syndrome. According to her mother, doctors at the University of San Francisco in California diagnosed the baby’s condition immediately after she was born in March 1987. “She had a round face, flat nasal bridge, slanted eyes, deformed ears, wide neck and low muscle tone,” recalls Malu. Now…

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