The road to success: a Filipina graduate's story

Wonder supports students at Anihan Technical School in the Philippines, which trains young women to enter the culinary and hospitality industries. The education they provide is valuable in many ways, but importantly the program has a solid track record of leading graduates into professional employment. From this they can build a successful career, with good conditions, prospects and salaries, helping to lead their families out ... Read More >>

The Manila Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services celebrates two decades

Two decades is not a long time to throw a grand birthday bash. And yet, two decades is no mean feat for an endeavor like the Manila Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services (MICARS). 

Punlaan receives the Vocational Training Award 2015

Category Motivation given by the German Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the K-12 Plus Project. With German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski (rightmost) and TESDA Director Martee Hernandez (second from left) — at Marriott Hotel, Manila.


Batch 7 of the Punlaan-Diamond Hotel Household Cooks  Scholarship Program

The Batch 7 of the Punlaan-Diamond Hotel Household Cooks  Scholarship Program of Punlaan School in partnership with Diamond Hotel culminated last July 2, 2015. Nineteen (19) housecooks benefited from the free training and classes in Cooking, Dining Room Service, Housekeeping, English, Values Formation, and Personality Development.

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News & Updates


Anihan’s 29th Commencement Exercises: Individuals who touch our hearts

Anihan’s 29th Commencement Exercises was held on 4 March 2016. The Closing Remarks were given by the School Director, Herminia Gabutina.


How dining helps build a school

This year, the school is aiming to have as many as 500 students (at present, it has a capacity of 150). This means tearing down its existing facility in San Juan to build a 7,218 square-meter building equipped with classrooms, kitchens, meeting rooms, faculty rooms, an oratory and auditorium. This is in line with their… Continue reading…


Punlaan School: A haven for underprivileged young women (ABS-CBN News)

Underprivileged young women now have a chance to study and make their dreams come true. Punlaan School, a non-stock, non-profit school in San Juan, offers a two-year dual training program on hospitality and culinary arts to poor but deserving young women. School director Anne Marie Jacinto said the women attend school for one year and… Continue reading…


Luau Party: Year-End Lunch for a Cause

Summer is around the corner. If you wish to escape to the beach but still can’t, get that relaxing feel in our Luau (lu-au) party. Experience traditional Hawaiian food and momentarily forget that you’re in the hubbub of the metro. Did you know that in ancient Hawai’i, men and women eat separately? This practice ended… Continue reading…

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Anihan Technical School 29th Commencement Exercises

Anihan will celebrate its 29th Commencement Exercises on March 4, 2016. The fifty-eight candidates for graduation this year have all passed TESDA’s NC II Assessments in Commercial Cooking, Bread and Pastry Production, and Food and Beverage Services.