Mang Inasal salutes Galing-Pinoy Heroism through Gawad PiliPinoy Awards, names BangKarunungan founder as first Honoree

Mang Inasal, the country’s number one Pinoy BBQ restaurant, salutes the modern Filipino hero – those with 2-in-1 jobs that benefit the community: one by profession and another which uplifts the lives of the less fortunate. To pay tribute to our fellow Pinoys who tenaciously share their talents and time to hep others, Mang Inasal has launched the Gaward PiliPinoy Awards. Adrial Karl Cobardo, teacher by profession and founder of Project BangKarunungan, is the first Gawad PiliPinoy Honoree. 

BangKarunungan is Adrian’s advocacy project that provides free and accessible education to people in the islands using a bangka (boat). Adrian wants to instill and cultivate the love of reading among children, one boat-visit at a time.

Gawad PiliPinoy is Mang Inasal’s first ever recognition program for Filipinos who showcase Galing na Pinoy by pursuing a passion that helps uplight the plight of the less privileged members of our society.


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for