by - November 06, 2017

TLC’s biggest festival of the year is back as the Southeast Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle channel successfully hold the highly-anticipated TLC Festival to the Philippines last November 4, 2017 at the Bonifacio High Street.

With last year festival still fresh in memory where more than 100,000 Filipino fans thronged the festival, this year, the festival’s edition is themed “Go Lokal,” it is a celebration of all things Filipino, showcasing the best that the Philippines has to offer!

Despite the rains, the festival kicked off at 10am and fans revel in gastronomical experiences, timeless entertainment, and a stellar celebrity line-up!

Comedian Eri Neeman once again hosts the event and it was headlined by some of TLC’s most popular celebrities – America’s all-time favourite baker Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and celebrity chef Luke Nguyen! Also at this year’s festival are Patty Lee and Sharon Huang – two vivacious new hosts from TLC’s Fun Taiwan series. Look out for familiar faces Ramon Bautista, RA Rivera, Jun Sabayton, Lourd De Veyra and Angel Rivero from Discovery Channel’s You Have Been Warned Asia, as well as Troy Montero from Worst Vacation Ever, who will be joining in the fun.

At last year’s festival, Cake Boss Buddy Valastro received such an amazing Filipino welcome that he’s back for more so let’s show him the love! Fans who came prepared with their piping bags listened to The Cake Boss as he showcased how to bring your Filipino flair to dress your favorite local pastries at the festival’s cake workshop. Episodes of the latest season of Cake Boss 9 will premiere on November 15, Wednesdays, at 9pm, on TLC Philippines.

Celebrity chef Luke Nguyen were also at this year’s festival where he dished out cooking tips and share his latest gastronomical escapades from Luke Nguyen’s Street Food Asia. Episodes from the show air November 13 to 16, Monday to Thursday, at 6.15pm, on TLC Philippines.

Pinoy pride takes center stage at this year’s festival where TLC fans checked out the three exciting  zones – Kanto Kultura, Byaheng Bayan and Street Sarap – uncovering Philippines’ unique culture, arts and cuisine! Immerse your senses at Kanto Kultura and soak in the sounds of Tambayan Tunes. At Byaheng Bayan, support local and explore Shop Lokal (Tiangge), an Asian night market-inspired area featuring a variety of artisanal and artistically made products crafted by local merchants and creative entrepreneurs. Ladies, you don’t want to miss this: our resident art experts at Rosas Atbp will be showing how to mix and match different flowers to create your very own floral headband – perfect headwear to capture that awesome instagrammable moment!

What’s more, this year’s festival also brings together a taste of various artisanal delights at Street Sarap, where Filipino foodies will be treated to specially made, locally-inspired yet modern dishes and treats. And to complete the lokal experience, Ely Buendia will dominate the evening at the main stage.

Admission is free in this festival, and they have lots of exciting activities for the whole family. Those who register online at by 30 October 2017 get their hands on an limited edition TLC gift! They also stand a chance in winning exclusive TLC swag by participating in the various activities and games lined-up on TLC’s Instagram page (

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