Episode 43

Published on:

17th Jan 2023

2022 Recap 2023 Restart

2022 Recap 2023 Restart with Anton & Spanky!

Happy New Year!

Finally, we are back after the hectic and busy reopening in Manila on the last half of 2022. We talk about the latest happenings at the start of 2023 and at the same time reminisce on the memorable moments of 2022.

Listen as we talked about:

  • Antonio's PGA Cars
  • Hotel Okura's Yawaragi Buffet, Hinoki-yu Staycation
  • Hotel Admiral Buffet
  • Huni Sicogon -- Newly Opened Destination in Iloilo
  • Ultimate Taste Test 2022
  • Our Awesome Christmas Pop-up in Shangri-La Mall
  • Rosario and the Viking's Group
  • Huling El Bimbo Experience
  • Mitsukoshi Mall Opening
  • Thai Select Project feat. The Best Thai Restaurants in Manila
  • Gyud Food at UP Food Hub

We miss Manila Podcast and we will do a bi-weekly podcast on the latest happenings in food, travel and lifestyle happenings in Manila.

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The Manila Podcast with Anton Diaz and Spanky Enriquez
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Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the biggest multinational company in the country, for more than 12 years after college before becoming a full-time first-time
Digital Entrepreneur. He was P&G’s Chief Information Officer when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the No. 1 food and travel media in the Philippines with millions of followers and readers and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines.

Like a continuing autobiography of his family’s food and travel adventures, Anton created theblog as a love letter to his four sons—Aidan, Joshua, Raphael and Yugi. It was in 2015 when he
realized that the kids were not reading the blog, but when he started doing video stories, they watched these over and over again. This motivated him to start his Facebook and Youtube
video channels and adopt a mobile-video first approach to digital story telling.

Anton was recognized as one of Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Awardees in 2010 and was featured in its 7th book, "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs," in 2011. In 2015, he received the first Tourism Star Award for Media from the Department of Tourism for his invaluable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and
destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet, thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best of what the Philippines has to offer.

Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the world’s Top 50 Travel Blogs.