7 Things You Missed in TLC Festival 2017

The gloomy weather and the light rainshowers throughout the day did not hinder the TLC fans who flocked to the 2017 TLC Festival last November 4, 2017, held at Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City.


TLC, Southeast Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle channel, brought back the festival to the Philippines, which was a huge hit with more than 100,000 Filipino fans who thronged to the festival last year.

For this year, the highly-anticipated festival is centered on the theme “Go Lokal.” It is a celebration of all things Filipino and showcasing the best that the Philippines has to offer!


The festival kicked off at 10 in the morning and throughout the day, fans revelled in gastronomical experiences, timeless entertainment, and a stellar celebrity line-up.


Here are the top 7 things you missed in the 2017 TLC Festival, hosted by comedian Eri Neeman:

First. Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, now on his second time at the TLC Fest, taught fans who come ready with their piping bags on how to give Filipino flair and how to dress your favorite local pastries during his festival’s cake workshop. Filipino fans clearly love The Cake Boss and enjoyed the workshop. His show “The Boss” is one of the most-watched series in TLC. Episodes of the latest season of Cake Boss 9 will premiere on November 15, Wednesdays, at 9pm, on TLC Philippines.

Second. Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen dished out cooking tips and share his latest gastronomical escapades before a full-packed crowd and beneath their umbrellas. Chef Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia’s new episodes airs November 13 to 16, Monday to Thursday, at 6.15pm, on TLC Philippines.


With Pinoy pride taking center stage at this year’s festival, fans checked out three exciting zones and uncovered Philippines’ unique culture, arts and cuisine through Kanto Kultura, Byaheng Bayan and Street Sarap.

Third. Music fans had a filled day at Kanto Kultura where they immersed their senses at and soak in the sounds of Tambayan Tunes.

Fourth. The Byaheng Bayan, which support local tours, and explore Shop Lokal (Tiangge), had an Asian night market-inspired area featuring a variety of artisanal and artistically made products crafted by local merchants and creative entrepreneurs.

Fifth. Resident art experts from Rosas Atbp held a demo showing how to mix and match different flowers to create your very own floral headband.

Sixth. At Street Sarap, Filipino foodies got to enjoy a taste of various artisanal delights where they were treated to a specially made, locally-inspired yet modern dishes and treats.

Seventh. Ely Buendia dominated the evening at the main stage where he performed favorite songs.

The TLC Festival is free of admission. Fans who registered online at www.tlcfestival.com by October 30, 2017 were able to get their hands on limited edition TLC gifts. Exclusive TLC swag were also given to those who completed and participated in the various activities and games lined-up on TLC’s Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/tlcseasia/).

For additional updates on TLC Festival, visit www.tlcfestival.com.

Caitline Rosseci

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