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New online series discovers the best of PH

Following the success of “Pinoy Christmas in our Hearts,” YouTube Philippines ties up again with GMA Public Affairs for Philippines’ Number 1.

The special online series, which features the country’s “best” as creatively explored by celebrity content creators is set to be exclusively available on the GMA Public Affairs YouTube channel beginning today.

Rufa Mae Quinto (middle) leads GMA Public Affairs’ newest special online series, ‘Philippines Number 1’

For its opening salvo, actress and comedian  Rufa Mae Quinto  sets foot in the municipality of El Nido, Palawan. During her visit, Rufa Mae stumbles upon a “secret place” that locals claim is one of the places where you can experience the ultimate island vacation. Intrigued by this information, Rufa Mae confidently applies as a receptionist to uncover the secrets of this exclusive destination.

The adventure continues as  Philippines’ Number 1  visits Tuguegarao City in Cagayan Province to experience their most celebrated food festival – the Pancit Batil Patung Festival. Celebrity chef JR Royol traverses the streets of Tuguegarao to find the oldest  pancit batil patung  recipe in town. He even tries the traditional way of cooking noodles called  kinabayu. Chef JR also joins the Batil Patung Eating Contest, wherein he needs to finish a huge bowl of  batil patung  in just three minutes. Meanwhile, famous vlogger Agassi Ching boldly takes on the Ultimate Pancit Batil Patung Mukbang Challenge and indulges in the delicious local cuisine.

Filipinos have yet to identify a national dish, but it will probably be Adobo if there’s a frontrunner dish. For the locals of Silay City in Negros Occidental, almost everything can be Adobo – chicken, pork, shellfish, vegetables, rabbit, duck, etc. They even hold a festival wherein different versions of Pinoy Adobo are served.

Chef vloggers  RV Manabat  and  Abi Marquez  go to Silay City for a one-on-one adobo cooking showdown. But to spice up things, Chef RV and Abi are not given any ingredients. The two chefs need to harvest their ingredients.

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