Archive for July 27th, 2010

Chicken: A Miracle Food?

Let’s find out why chicken is considered as a miracle food and exotic food as well in the Philippines.

Within a period of 45 days, chicken are already full grown and ready for consumption. In the Philippines, it is the one of the most important sources of foods aside from fishes. Literally speaking, it is considered as a miracle food because almost all part of the chicken is eaten in the Philippines. Nothing is wasted except the feathers, the beak and nails. You will also notice on this article that Filipinos are very fond of barbecue.

Proben or chicken proventiculus barbecue or deep fried

Proventiculus is the internal organ of the chicken that connects the gizzard and the crop. It can be barbecued or coated w/ flour and seasoning before frying.

IUD or Isaw – Chicken intestine barbecue

It was named IUD because it looks like the contraceptive material used by women in order not to get pregnant. These are boiled and seasoned before grilled.

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All-Time Greatest Filipino Professional Boxers

Professional boxing is one of the most entertaining sports in the world since its introduction more than a hundred years ago. It is also a sport where one can be famous and rich like Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), Rocky Marciano, Oscar Dela Hoya, Floyd Mayweather, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Hagler, Hearns, Julio Cesar Chaves, Lennox Lewis, and many others.

Filipino boxers had also made a great impact on this sport. Scores of Filipino boxers were able to capture numerous championship belts in different weight categories. Here’s a list of All-Time Greatest Filipino boxers.

Gabriel “Flash” Elorde (1935-1985)

Gabriel “Flash” Elorde is regarded “the greatest world junior lightweight boxing champion in WBC history in 1974”; for defending his title in 10 bouts for seven years, making him the longest reigning world junior lightweight champion ever; and for being inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.He won a total of 79 bouts in his professional boxing career.

Elorde became a world champion in the 130-pound division on March 16, 1960 when he knocked out American Harold Gomes at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. Since then, he has defended his title in 10 bouts for seven years, making him the longest reigning world junior lightweight champion ever. He finally lost to Japanese Yoshiaki Numata in a 15-round match in Tokyo on June 15, 1967.

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