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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Over 5,000 Angkas Bikers Ready to alleviate Metro Cebu traffic

According to Cebuano businessman and Angkas advocate Gilbert Olan, to begin, over 5,000 Angkas biker-partners in Metro Cebu are more than prepared to take on the task of ferrying commuters to where they need to go, while traffic continues to plague Metro Cebu, Angkas will continue to help Cebuanos by not only providing an efficient transport option, but also providing a decent means of livelihood for motorcycle owners.

Performers dance to the Sinulog Beat at the opening of Angkas Safety Fiesta Briefing

Angkas is a popular motorcycle taxi ride-hailing service, to reach their destinations on time. The increasing business activity has become a positive note through industrialization in Cebu, twinning to it is an increase in the number of vehicles plying the streets and the consequent traffic jams in and around the area. The Land Transportation Office Region VII (LTO-7) has over 500K & 800K motor vehicles and motorcycles in its registry for Cebu Province as in 2017 & 2018 respectively.

(L-R) Angkas Assistant Mgr in Operations Lachme Reboton, Angkas CEO Angeline Tham, Angkas Advocate Gilbert Olan & MRO Chairman Jobert Bolanos

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) releases a study that the unresolved traffic congestion in Metro Cebu has resulted in at least P1.1 billion in economic losses a day. Olan stressed that the traffic is a problem that affects all social classes, rich and poor alike are all affected by the traffic problem and are all burdened by its economic and social costs. This is exactly the reason why Angkas was born, to alleviate the commuting problems of Cebuanos.

Angkas Safety Fiesta on site Angkas drivers qualification

Angkas is an innovative and timely traffic solution that Cebuanos need says Angkas Founder and CEO Angeline Tham, they are happy to offer the service to help commuters reach their destinations in a fast, convenient, and affordable way. Angkas biker-partners are strictly screened and are given thorough safety training before being allowed to service passengers. The Angkas bikers and their passengers are also entitled to insurance in every trip. Angkas puts a premium on the safety of the passengers, the bikers, and everyone else on the road, something that they are proud of.

Cebuano Band Cueshe performs before Angkas Crowd
Angkas held the very first “Angkas Safety Fiesta” in Cebu at the Plaza Independencia, Cebu City to strengthen their efforts to ensure the safety of the biker-partners and their passengers, the 12-hour event consists of safety seminar and skills training session for their biker-partners, a dental mission, free haircut and massage for the participants. An Angkas Gymkhana tournament is also held, winners announced at the culmination.

Rapper Andrew E. performed live with his famous poetry and tunes
The enriching Angkas Safety Fiesta also served as a kicked off activity for new Angkas biker-partners, with the objective of being able to service more Cebuano commuters at a time. Another highlights of the Fiesta is to treat bikers and their families with generous raffles and a musical concert featuring "The Professor" Sir Andrew E. and Cebu's pride Cueshe as well as acts like the D7G Girls, Jay R Siaboc, Crazy Duo Jr., and the Maka Girls. The show, which was hosted by DJ Chixie and DJ Ringo, was open to the public.

1st Angkas Safety Fiesta with Cebu Angkas Bikers posted at Cebu Events Blog
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Thursday, September 12, 2019

These new Starbucks Beverages will give you the Autumn feels

These Starbucks’ autumn-inspired beverages is perfect for the coziest time of the year. The chilly weather will make more customers seeking the comfort of a good cup of well-crafted coffee beverages. We may may not experience crisp autumns at our backyards, Starbucks is bringing everyone the smooth and creamy flavors of fall with their brand new beverages to enjoy during this cool time of the year. Available for a limited time only starting September 10.

Starbucks Asian Dolce Frappuccino

Starbucks Iced Asian Dolce Latte

Asian Dolce Latte is a returning favorite but has an added kick, the specially-developed sweet dolce sauce which perfectly blends with creamy steamed milk, giving it a rich, velvety texture, Asian Dolce is a drink which celebrates the classic Starbucks latte with a twist from the east made with rich shots of premium espresso. The beverage is topped with Turkish coffee grounds.

Starbucks Irish Cream Coffee Jelly Frappuccino

The Starbucks Irish Cream Coffee Jelly Frappuccino will give you a taste of flavors from all over the world, Starbucks takes inspiration from the iconic Irish Cream Coffee by incorporating delicious Irish Cream to two indulgent beverages. An instant pick-me-up, crafted with signature Coffee Jelly Frappuccino infused with Irish Cream, topped with a smooth and rich espresso whipped cream, and dusted with finely ground espresso powder.

Starbucks Irish Cream Cold Brew

The other option for cold brew lovers is the Irish Cream Cold Brew, made with a custom blend of Starbucks Cold Brew Coffee, slow-steeped, then topped with a float of Irish Cream, creating a silky smooth coffee experience.

Starbucks Autumn Inspired Beverages now Available posted at Cebu Events Blog
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Everything Japanese Food at Bonifacio District Cebu City

CEBU is vested with both local and international flavors, it's where you’ll find many of the best restaurants, like the Japanese dining establishments that entrepreneur Hubert Young brought to the Philippines. Young said that Cebu has a very good market for Japanese cuisine, restaurants like CoCo Ichibanya, Mitsuyado Sei-men, and UCC Clockwork have all been met with enthusiastic responses from Cebuanos and tourist showing how we love authentic Japanese dishes.

Mitsuyado Sei-men Tsukumen & Ramen House nterior designs

A Japanese food crawl it is, for all three dining establishments offering different concept and ways to enjoy Japanese food. Japanese curry dishes at Coco Ichibanya, different tsukemen and ramen offerings at Mitsuyado Sei-men and indulged with the food concept’s signature coffee selections and dessert items at UCC Clockwork. Young also added that if you have a craving for authentic Japanese food here in Cebu, you can pick out any of these three establishments to dine, he is bringing in more Japanese food concepts in the country in the near future due to the warm reception these restaurants in PH.

CoCo Ichibanya
One of world's top Japanese Curry house in the World, CoCo Ichibanya brings one of the most popular dishes in Japan, Curry. And if you’re looking for authentic Japanese curry in Cebu, there’s no other place to go to than CoCo Ichibanya. It is, after all, the World’s Number One Japanese Curry House. A native cuisine in India, CUrry was introduced to Japan by the British during its colonial rule. The Japanese Navy then included it in their Friday Menu.


CoCo Ichibanya Curry House  Cebuinteriors

At CoCo Ichibanya, you can take your pick from various authentic Japanese curry dishes. Menu choices include the Pork Cutlet & Vegetable Curry; Fried Fish, Spinach & Stewed Shrimp Curry; Creamed Croquette Curry; Cheese Hamburg Steak, Spinach & Tomato Curry; Beef Omelette Curry; Creamed Mushroom Omelette Curry; Clam Curry; and Kimchi Curry, and more! You can adjust the spiciness of each dish to suit your taste, and choose the size of your rice portion. Enjoy your curry dish with Japanese rice or the 15-grain rice for a healthier alternative.

Mitsuyado Sei-men
Mouthwatering Tsukemen & Ramen Choices At Mitsuyado Sei-men, it specializes in Tsukemen (thick dipping noodles) made more exciting by to enjoy by dipping sauce and topping of your choice. Popular dishes include Yuzu Tsukemen, Double Cheese Tsukemen, and Karashi Tsukemen. Their ramen bowls come in three sizes, offerings include the Tonkotsu Ramen, a pork-based broth, and Torigara Ramen, using a chicken soup base with thinner noodles. Mitsuyado Sei-men noodles are freshly made using premium ingredients and are dipped into a rich and savory sauce, or served in a flavorful broth.


Mitsuyado Sei-men Yuzu Tsukemen

They also offers donburi (rice bowl) options as well, they include the Chicken Black Pepper Don, Gyu Don, Katsu Don, and Ebi Tempura Don, enjoy these dishes with Gyoza, Chicken Karaage, or Spicy Tuna.

UCC Clockwork
A distinct Japanese-style coffees and delicious dishes awaits you at UCC Clockwork. A warm cup of UCC coffee paired with a pastry or pasta, either having breakfast, lunch, dinner or even snacks, you can never go wrong in visiting one of the most recognizable Japanese food concepts in the country today. UCC has successfully lived up to the promise made by its Japanese founder Tadao Ueshima, to deliver flavorful coffee to as many people as possible anytime and anywhere.


UCC Clockwork Al Fresco at Bonifacio District Cebu

As one of the first Japanese food concepts that was introduced into the Philippines by Young, UCC's more popular coffee choices include the Sumiyaki blend, Kori Kohi, and Honey Brûlée Cappuccino. Clockwork offers a full menu to complement its coffees. The food items include pastas, pastries, all day breakfast and main dishes—all prepared with the same care and quality as its coffees. Choices include the Corned Beef Hash Benedict, Mango Crepe Samurai, Clockwork Monte Cristo, and Truffle Mushroom Pasta and Berries and Cream French Toast Tower, among others.

Authentic Japanese Food Crawl in Cebu posted at Cebu Events Blog
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