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COTABATO CITY: The observance of this year’s Eid’l Fitr on Sunday was somber as the nation grappled with the terror and horror brought by the Maute Group that attacked Marawi City last month.

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U.S. Company Pirates Filipino Brand Magnolia

San Miguel is not allowed to sell Magnolia Ice Cream in the United States. Do you know why?

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Filipino Food In the News

On the butter, margarine and cheese (BMC) issue, San Miguel wins in court against Ramar Foods, the USA company that pirated the Magnolia brand from the Philippines.

Despite that victory on the BMC issue, San Miguel is still prohibited by United States law from using the Magnolia brand name for ice cream and related frozen dessert products in the United States.

Any “Magnolia ice cream” you see in the USA is not produced by the company from the Philippines. It is the OMGpeke version manufactured by Ramar Foods of California.

To add to the ludicrousness of the situation, a representative of this OMGpeke company Ramar Foods registered “Filipino Food Movement” as a corporation in California in August 2015.

There are very few international news stories that mention Filipino food, compared to other cuisines. Here are recent articles from an automatically generated feed.

How Chef Tatung Sarthou is merging traditional and contemporary Filipino cuisine
And his thoughts on the evolution of the regional fare

Ramar Foods offers Comerica Bank their controversial Magnolia and Pampanga’s Best trademarks as collateral (2016)

Petition on Change.org to have USPTO cancel Ramar Foods’ Magnolia Ice Cream Trademark Registration

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