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Monday, October 27, 2014

Short Course in Bread and Pastry

Short Course in Bread and Pastry in Six (6) Saturdays

A short course for women in bread and pastry will be conducted by Anihan in early 2015, specifically on the following six Saturdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Jan 17, 24, 31, and Feb 7, 14, 21.

Each day is a stand-alone program so participants are not required to attend all six Saturdays. The course is designed however to impart a full basic training in bread and pastry production and so a complete attendance is highly recommended even if it may not be required.

Cookies and Pies and everything nice!

Course details

•    Duration: Six (6) Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (January 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7, 14, 21, 2015)

•    Fee: P1,950.00/day or 11,700.00 for the 6-day series. *Special discounted rate of P11,400.00 if a participant enrolls for all six days. Fee already includes ingredients, hand-outs, certificate.

•    Required minimum no. of participants: Six (6)

•    Confirmation of slot per day is only by full-payment enrollment. Payment for the first day (P1,950.00) should be made on or before January 10, 2015.

o    Anihan reserves the right to cancel the scheduled program if the required minimum number of participants is not reached. See payment and conditions below.

o    Participants will bring their own:
- Apron, cap, hand towel, and gloves (or purchase from Anihan at P270/set)
- Food containers and bags
- Lunch, snacks, and eating utensils

It was a hectic day of making different kinds of bread:
Pandesal, Cinnamon Rolls, Soft Rolls, Raisin Loaf Bread, and Pizza!

Baking Program per day

Preparing and Producing Bakery Products

Day 1
Banana Bread
Basic muffins
Baking Powder Biscuits

Day 2
Cinnamon Roll
Soft Roll
Raisin bread

Preparing and Producing Pastry Products

Day 3
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jam Thumbprints
Buko Pie
Mango Pie

Day 4
Cream Puff
Danish Pastry

Preparing and presenting gateaux, tortes and cakes

Day 5
Swiss Roll
Swiss Butter cream icing
Basic Chiffon Cake
Crema de Fruta
Butter Cake
Boiled icing

Preparing and displaying petit fours

Day 6
Royal icing
Gum paste
Chocolate Mousse
Carrot cake

Payment and conditions

1. Participants may choose to attend all 6 days (see discounted rate above)* or just one or select days.

2. Payment modes:
•    Cash: Personally pay at the Anihan Accounting window in cash
•    Bank: Deposit payment to Anihan Technical School BPI Account 0921-0153-48. Fax deposit slip to (049) 5455738 or email scanned copy of deposit slip to or
•    Check: Payee is ANIHAN TECHNICAL SCHOOL. Personally hand the check at the Anihan Accounting window seven (7) working days before the scheduled class.

3. Participants have the option to make one full payment for all 6 days or pay on a per-day basis. See discounted rate above*
•    If full payment for the 6 days, it must be made at least 3 days before the first class.
•    If per-day payment, each payment must be made at least 3 days before the scheduled Saturday (that is, on the preceding Wednesday, at the latest).

4. Cancellation on a participant’s part has to be made at least 3 days before the scheduled Saturday class (that is, cancellation on a Wednesday afternoon not beyond 5:00 p.m., at the latest). Cancelling participant will be charged 20% of the per-day fee to cover administrative services.
•    For late cancellations (that is, 1-2 days only before the Saturday class), 40% of the per-day fee will be charged to cover the school's purchases and services.
•    For no-cancellation and/or no-appearance on the scheduled class day, 70% of the per-day fee will be charged to cover the school's purchases, services and facilities.

5. The school reserves the right to cancel until the morning of the day before the scheduled class (Friday morning) if required due to the dynamic nature of the school's activities and affairs.
•    Participants will be informed by call or SMS on Friday morning if there will be a cancellation.

6. Refund of payment for cancelled classes may be claimed at the Accounting window on the following Monday.
•    Full refund if cancellation is on the part of the school.
•    If cancellation is on the part of the participant, please see no. 4 above.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Anihan Christmas Gifts and Corporate Giveaways

10% of Sales will go to the Victims of Typhoon Glenda in CALABARZON

HOW TO ORDER (choose one of the options below):

Option A:
Download the Price List (right click the link and choose "Save Link As"). Fill it out and fax to (049) 545-5738.

Option B:
Download the Price List (right click the link and choose "Save Link As"). Fill it out and email the scanned image to

If you have difficulty downloading the Price List, you can simply write a list of the products you want to order and fax or email it with your name, address, contact number, and email address.


Once Anihan receives your order, we will get in touch with you and arrange the pick up or delivery of your ordered products.


+63 (049) 5451598 (Laguna Line)
+63 (02) 734-3600 (Manila Line)

+63 (049) 5455738


Mailing address:
294 Purok 6
Brgy. Milagrosa (formerly Tulo)
Calamba City 4027
Laguna, Phillippines

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo to be beatified on September 27

Bishop Álvaro del Portillo was the first successor of St Josemaría, the founder of Opus Dei. He will be beatified (to be officially proclaimed as “Blessed Álvaro del Portillo”) on 27 September 2014.

Bishop Álvaro was St St Josemaría’s closest collaborator and first successor

Today, September 15, is the anniversary of the election of Bishop Álvaro (1914-1994)
as the first successor of St Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei.

Bishop Álvaro was the closest and longest collaborator of St Josemaría, having lived with St Josemaría for forty years and worked side by side with the founder in establishing Opus Dei all over the world.

As St Josemaría’s successor, he faithfully led Opus Dei according to the spirituality that St Josemaría preached: to seek God in one’s everyday life and to let as many people as possible know that God actually calls everyone to holiness whatever their age, profession, social and cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, or race may be.

Bishop Álvaro visited Anihan

Anihan Technical School was fortunate to have been visited by Bishop Álvaro when he came to the Philippines. On 26 January 1987, Bishop Álvaro toured Anihan which was then newly-constructed and consisted of a single-level building only. He greeted and talked to the students and encouraged them to study well and to use what they learn to serve others and God.

Anihan's first oven which was shown to Bishop Alvaro del Portillo when he visited
the school on 26 January 1987. To date, this oven continues to be functional.

The school management showed him the one and only oven that the school owned then. They told Bishop Álvaro that even with that lone oven, they were baking hundreds of brownies and selling them to raise scholarship funds for the school. Bishop Álvaro touched the oven and responded that, with it, the staff were not only making brownies but were also teaching the students to be good professionals and to be close to God.

The poster outside the gate of Anihan informs the barangay that Bishop Alvaro del Portillo
who was once a visitor of Anihan and Brgy. Milagrosa is now near sainthood.

Earlier during that day, Bishop Álvaro also visited the Makiling Conference Center which is located within the same complex as Anihan. Makiling Conference Center is one of Anihan’s industry partners. More importantly, many of its staff volunteer part of their time to be mentors of the Anihan students. He also met and talked to the residents of the barangay.

Right-click on the image above to download a copy of the prayer card.
An updated version will be released after the beatification.

We are happy in Anihan to be able to see the beatification of this saintly priest who had been a father not only to the members of Opus Dei, but to all the people who benefited from the many social enterprises he inspired and encouraged in the Philippines and in the other parts of the world.
The live telecast of his beatification ceremony will be aired over IBC-13 and EWTN on 27 September 2014, Saturday, 6:00 pm (Philippine time).

Read more about Bishop Álvaro del Portillo and his beatification on

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Anihan Graduate Testimony

An Anihan graduate posted on Facebook her testimony about her experience as an Anihan scholar.

Maria Carmina Hinguillo graduated from Anihan in 2002. She started working in the country at a fast food franchise. After some years, she was able to find employment in Canada where she is now based. She supports her family and was the one who encouraged her younger sister, Ahmielitz, to study too in Anihan. Below are excerpts from Carmie's Facebook post on 4 May 2014:

Baking and more

"What does Anihan offer? Baking as our first thought. However, baking is more than just making dainty cakes and pastries and presenting them beautifully. Anihan taught me how to assess my entire work, this included…the time I chose my recipe, division of labor, procurement of the ingredients, working in the kitchen, the end product and ensuring the kitchen was left as clean as before I even stepped in. The whole process allowed me to analyze my strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. In short, it made me realize how vastly I can improve not just my baking skills but also as a person.

Developing my personality

My time as a student in Anihan was amazing and so much fun. I was the youngest of my batch and I had a very low self-esteem. I was always late and I didn’t even know how to fix myself except for my hair because my mother would get mad at me if I left the house without tidying up my hair. But my hair would stay the same until I went home. I remember one of my classmates pulling me to the powder room to fix me up, but I was too shy to look at myself in the mirror so I just ran away. Surrounded with girls a year or two older than me, I noticed how presentable a girl can become with some powder and lip gloss. And, having a Personality Development class, I learned that I had to make myself presentable not just to look good but to have self-confidence to face people.

Learning how to be a professional

Anihan is a school that teaches more than Personality Development and Baking. It teaches the student to have the professional work ethics that you would not learn from others. This is our edge, what we have in common. The regulations are strict but we all need this much to learn. The big sisters, we call them "ate", are persistent. They would look for you to talk to you even if you didn’t want to say anything. I remember hiding in the washroom before so I didn’t have the whole time to talk to her. But I missed her a lot when I left. I missed the person (Ate Jing) that gave me the feeling of assurance, that there is a person willing to listen to all of my whims, bitterness and childishness while keeping me focused on the right direction as I go along.

Going for my goals

I realized so much in just two years of my stay in this school. I was able to determine my priorities and goals in life. I learned the humility of accepting mistakes and understanding what I can do to make things right. Criticisms are challenges laid out for me, analyzing the situation reveal the problems and solutions. I feel sad, angry, happy, and such, as I go through difficulties, but at the end of the day, I always think of what I can thank for. And one great blessing that I have is my time in Anihan, that's why I sent my sister to study here, so she can learn as much as I did, and she is having a blast!

Time passes, people change, goals keep getting bigger and so we continually improve. I am currently working in Alberta, Canada as a store manager for two stores and I have a cleaning job at night. I am also, doing an online course in Bookkeeping. I was able to send my sibling to school and buy a decent home for my parents. Yes, an Anihan graduate was able to fulfill this much and more..."