CALAMANSI / KALAMANSI

Calamansi

Calamansi (spelled kalamansi in native Tagalog orthography) is a small, very round citrus fruit that’s ubiquitous in the Philippines. The fruits are often used when the thin rind is still green on the outside, and that is the color associated with it.

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News on Business in the Philippines

The truth about Ramar Foods’ Magnolia Ice Cream in the USA. Watch the video below from the real Magnolia Ice Cream of the Philippines.

Note that Ramar Foods is NOT the Magnolia ice cream you knew growing up in the Philippines. Always check the label.

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Boycott Turo-Turo Frozen Food

Turo-Turo Frozen Gourmet (sic) is a brand of Ramar Foods, the USA company that is unethically using the Magnolia logo that San Miguel had developed in the Philippines in the 1920s.
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Boycott Orientex Lumpia

Orientex is a brand of Ramar Foods, the USA company that is unethically using the Magnolia logo that San Miguel had developed in the Philippines in the 1920s.
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OMGpeke: Magnolia Ice Cream USA

OMGpeke: Magnolia Ice Cream USA

#OMGpeke is a reaction to the #OMGMagnolia use of Ramar Foods, a Northern California company that “legally” pirated the Magnolia trademark from the Philippine originator San Miguel.

Ramar Foods started using the Magnolia brand for its ice cream in the 1970s without any licensing agreement with San Miguel, which had been developing the brand in the Philippines since the 1920s… Presumably, the Northern California company was duping Filipino Americans into thinking that they were affiliated with Magnolia in the Philippines.

Then in the 1990s, while San Miguel was preoccupied with its restructuring problems, Ramar managed to register the Magnolia trademark in the United States for ice cream. So now “legally” Ramar owns the Magnolia brand identity (with the logo it did not create) in the United States, while San Miguel is shut out from using it. Continue reading “OMGpeke: Magnolia Ice Cream USA”

SORBETES

This word is from the Spanish sorbete (meaning: sorbet or sherbet).

sorbetes
local ice cream

sorbetero
a man who sells ice cream

Mamang Sorbetero (Mister Ice-Cream Man) is the title of a popular Tagalog song in the Philippines. Continue reading “SORBETES”

Latest News on the Philippines

The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill to reimpose the death penalty for drug-related crimes, among others.

The Philippines’ largest broadsheet newspaper by circulation is the Manila Bulletin (300,000 printed copies), followed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (260,000 copies). Both are in English.

March 2017: The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill to reimpose the death penalty for drug-related crimes, among others.

Starting on February 10 (Friday), commuters who ride jeepneys in the Metro Manila area will have to pay P8 for the first 4 kilometers, plus P1.50 per succeeding kilometer. The fare is a hike above the current P7 minimum fare.

‘LeniLeaks’: Duterte’s cabinet to probe VP’s alleged role in overthrow plot

Manila Times: #LeniLeaks, elitist stupidity and a dismissive media

‘LeniLeaks’: When criticism moves beyond words by Atty. Dodo Dulay

The truth about Ramar Foods’ Magnolia Ice Cream in the USA. Watch the video below from the real Magnolia Ice Cream of the Philippines.

Ramar Foods is NOT the Magnolia ice cream you knew growing up in the Philippines. Always check the label.

Reactions of Filipino Americans upon finding out that Magnolia Ice Cream in the United States is not related to the San Miguel Magnolia Ice Cream they grew up eating in the Philippines: https://storify.com/filamericans/magnolia-ice-cream-usa

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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