Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OUTBACK PIES ~ “Authentic Australian Meat Pies”


Outback Pies is the brainchild of Rick and Sally who migrated to Australia back in the 80’s. Being ‘foodies’ themselves who possess discerning taste for nothing but the best and having lived in Australia ‘Down Under’ for the best part of their lives, they envisaged to share the authentic Australian meat pies here in their native town of Baliwag, Bulacan Philippines. It will offer a whole new dining experience that will give its customers a new ‘twist’ that will surely titillate even the most delicate of palates. The décor and overall ambience are the other elements to be reckoned with and one of its kind. The décor is predominantly handcrafted to replicate the feel of the Australian outback - vast, remote and arid.
Outback Pies aims to be the forefront in serving only but the best Australian meat pies not only to the Baliwageños but to the whole of the Philippines.    It also endeavors to let its valued customers experience one of the fine ‘tastes of Australia’ without physically going there.

Outback Pies will strive to achieve a great rapport with its customers by providing them with great tasting foods and beverages, ambiance that is both relaxing and welcoming and service that is second to none. 
Slogan/Tagline:   ‘The Taste of Australia’
Special Features:   Kindly visit our Gallery to see these works of art.
Outback Pies boasts of its handcrafted furniture and decor.   Not only were those hands used for baking and cooking, they were also the same sets of hands that created those unique and innovative wood works and metal works which include:

Tables and chairs
Hand carved Signage
Metal gates using tin roof
Picket fences
Bar Top
Polished Concrete with OUTBACK PIES inscription
Serving trays
Overhead shelvings
Boxed lightings using recycled palettes, metal rods and maison jars
‘Aboriginal’ wall art

Our Core Values:

L.E.T.’S   E.A.T

Love – food and drinks are made and served out of L-O-V-E.
Excellent – apart from enjoyable food and drinks, you will be treated with excellent service.
Trendy – being a ‘new concept’ in the field of Filipino cuisine.
Socially Responsible – most of the furniture is made out of recycled materials (ie wood, metal, tin roof, etc). Our own little way of saving our planet.
Extraordinary – being the first of its kind in the Philippines.
Appetizing – we at Outback Pies offer scrumptious selection of food and beverages.
Thankful – we here at Outback Pies are grateful to all of you for your support and patronage.
Secondary Slogans/Taglines:   ‘Serving PIES and SMILES’
‘Don’t lie, eat pie’
‘Pies that make you go ‘Crikey!’”
‘PIES straight from the OUTBACK’
‘PIES that take you to the OUTBACK’
Staff Members: 

Chef/Cook – Chito is a self-made cook hailing from a long line of prominent cooks from both sides of the family. He has the natural flair to fine food creation and often times introduces his own ‘twist’. Even your everyday run-of-the-mill food can turn into something spectacular.

Assistant Chef/Cook – Tino is following the footsteps of his ‘Dad/mentor/guru’ and promises to be a capable cook in his own right. Quiet in nature but pretty mean with those pots and ladles. He has a twin brother.

Restaurant Manager – Abet carries with him his vast experience in the field of entertainment and food and beverage industries, here in the Philippines and overseas. Keep an eye out for this singing and dancing Manager, if you’re lucky, he might bust a move.

Assistant Restaurant Manager – Adonis is the twin brother of Tino. He is a natural charmer and will put his ‘charm’ to great use in looking after the customers. He is also our very own house barista.

Dessert Experts/Service Crew – Dorle and Jella. These gals are the ones responsible in looking after your ‘sweet tooth’. They make those delectable and mouth-watering desserts.

Cashier/Service Crew – Marco is a chameleon. Do not be deceived by his looks nor by his quiet demeanor. This is one guy who has a lot to offer but tend to keep things to himself.

PR/IT/Marketing Consultant – Tantan is the master of Public Relations. Behind him is his extensive involvement in the campaign of the 2016 Philippines President-elect, Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte. Social media? Tantan is the man.14068391_326695467664863_7295827701374372229_o

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Technology: Riding the Wave of Change...

(Inspired from the theme of Student Assembly on Information Technology Education SAITE 2016)

                While the new administration brings discipline to the country with an iron fist, what does it mean for technology? Would we stay with what we have? Will we finally experience internet speed on pap with other countries? I guess we’ll find out.

            Our generation relies mostly on the internet for everyday life. It somehow became a necessity since we can do a lot of things in the comfort of our beds. However, as time goes by, we start to crave faster internet speeds as that YouTube video buffers or that photo we upload on Facebook is taking its time. The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company or PLDT is our sole internet service provider in the country. Research states that other countries don’t pay as much as we do for internet connection. We pay too much for a deceiving “up to 2 Mbps” internet speed.

            During our president states of the nation address, he unveiled plans for a better Philippines which includes better internet. A supposed fiber optic cabling plan has been laid out. How he will do it is up to him. If we will get better internet, we can start to move further towards a more technologically advanced society.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Google I/O 2016 Extended Bulacan

First in Baliwag, first in Bulacan. The Baliuag University had been set to host the first occurrence of Google I/O 2016 Extended Roadshow Bulacan, organized by the Google Developers Group Philippines. GDG Philippine is a group of enthusiastic Filipino developers interested to collaborate and learn more about new technologies. GDG Philippines’ this year’s six legged roadshow series reckon Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Subic, and Palawan.

The Extended Roadshow Bulacan is a free event however it is limited to three hundred slots only. The participants and delegates needed to sign up and register online which officially opened on June 14 and was closed a week before the event.

The event committees assembled and began setting up the physical arrangement while the sun started to rise at six o’clock in the morning. The stage, banners, computer laboratories, technical and sounds, registration area, and booths namely PayMaya, Grab, USAID, Photobooth were already prepared before the clock ticked at the time of registration. 

The BU Cultural and Sports Center began accepting participants, comprising of diverse students and professionals from different backgrounds, at eight o’clock. An hour after, the programme formally took off with the opening prayer, followed by the singing of the “Imno ng Pamantasang Baliuag.” Baliuag University’s Dean Elizabeth Roxas warm-welcomed the participants, delegates, and guests while Ms. Jonah Mananghaya of GDGPh discussed the House Rules, Agenda, and Instruction for the Prizes. Keynote was addressed by GDGPh Community Manager, Mr. Ralph Vincent Regalado, before giving the stage to the first speaker. GDGPh Communications Manager, Ms. Cristine Chen, who happened to be the Master of Ceremony as well, enthusiastically talked and shared her wonderful Google I/O 2016 experience with the audience after conducting a fun “Trumpets Challenge”. She was followed by Mr. Jomar Tigcal - GDGPh Community Manager, who introduced Android’s new innovations while Firebase’s innovative updates were presented by the last speaker, Ms. Joyce Guiao, a Freelance Mobile Developer. The Sponsor Talk was also exhibited by the Ms. Chen before everyone heartily had their buffet lunch.

The clock showed a one o’clock when the four breakout sessions simultaneously took off. The participants and delegates could freely choose from these four workshops, one of which is the CodeLabs: Android Nougat, held at ITB 401. This workshop tends to introduce the basics and new updates of Android’s latest version. Close to ITB 401 is the ITB 402 where CodeLabs: Progressive Web Apps took place. It was in ITB 303 where Ms. Guiao further demonstrated the trends on Firebase for Web. The fourth workshop session was conducted in the plenary itself, which focused mainly on Design Thinking.

The workshops went on for a couple of hours before all the participants and delegates gathered back to the main venue. Having come up to the event closing, a raffle was drawn and cool prizes were given to the ten winners. The event successfully ended with picture takings and distribution of Google I/O Shirts before a pack up was called at around four o’clock in the afternoon.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Opening Remarks - Freshmen & Transferees Orientation 2015

A pleasant day to our Dear VP for Academic Affairs and Research, Dr. Flordeliza A. Castro, Vice-President for Academic Support and Co-Curricular Affairs Dean Elizabeth R. Roxas, Dean of respective colleges, teaching and non-teaching staff of Baliuag University and to all our new students. May I take this opportunity to welcome you all, and to extend a further word of welcome to everyone here this morning.

The opening day of new school year is certainly a moment that we should all savor and enjoy. This year marks another milestone to your life our dear freshmen. 

"We, in the Baliuag University are so grateful and happy that you have chosen Baliuag University to give you the best education there is in region III and one of the best in the entire country."

Like all of you who just made and started your first step to your dream Baliuag University envisioned the dream of establishing a world class educational institution; in connection with its 90th founding year with a theme of “GLORIOUS PAST. RADIANT FUTURE” The University will be your gateway to your future and a torch to your success.

This institution may be a strange place to all of you for a while, but as you find your special learning zone... you will then feel that this is your second home. Sa Baliuag University the culture is as always ”ANG SAYA-SAYA at SUPER SAYA” just keep in your heart the values of a TRUE student of Baliuag University, keep in mind the meaning of our core values ~ RISER (Responsibility, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Respect)  and you will be on the right track. 

Before I end may I give you a quote from our Dear Founder which was meant for beginners “A GOOD BEGINNING MAKES A GOOD ENDING”.

Again! Welcome to Baliuag University and may you walk with us beautifully… WITH FLYING COLORS.

Thank you and God Bless…