Megastar receives letter, basket of chocolates from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 01/14/2018

  Megastar Sharon Cuneta received not just warm welcome and loud applause in Cebu but also a basket of chocolates and a heartfelt letter by Cebu’s Chocolate Queen, Raquel Toquero Choa. Choa, in her handwritten letter to…

Batirol’s sweet taste of victory

Caryll Arcayan 11/03/2017

  THERE’S a purpose behind every dream. For Chocolate Queen Raquel Choa, her passion for chocolate became a pursuit to inspire others to value their dreams. From her grassroots of learning to make pure chocolate or tablea…

Julie’s Choco Swirl surprise

PR 06/14/2017

    THIS Father’s Day, make your bonding time with your Dad sweeter with Julie’s newest chocolate-y addition — Choco Swirl. It’s a soft bun filled with chocolate fudge topped with melted chocolate and butter coating. This…

Chocolate Queen expands business

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/25/2017

Raquel Choa’s new ventures: House of Maria Cacao, Chocolate Tour, Batirol Cebu’s Chocolate Queen Raquel Toquero Choa further spreads her chocolate empire with a formal announcement of two more business ventures: the Chocolate Tour and the mass-oriented…

CNBLUE member spotted in Bohol

Apple Ta-as, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/24/2017

SOUTH Korean artist Lee Jong-Hyun, the lead guitarist and vocalist of the rock band CNBLUE has taken some time off from work, as he is currently enjoying his vacation in Bohol. Based on his Instagram, Jong-Hyun visited…

Beauty secrets from Cebu’s Chocolate Queen

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/20/2017

CEBU’S Chocolate Queen married as a teenager and now has eight children between the ages of 25 and 10. When people see her, it’s not unusual for them to say: “How does Raquel Toquero Choa maintain her…

Make-up tips from Janice, the Beauty Fairy

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 04/20/2017

RAQUEL worked with Janice Barillo, also known as “Janice the Beauty Fairy,” to educate make-up lovers and enthusiasts of the benefits of using cacao lava and theobroma oil as make-up primer. CDN was treated to an exclusive…

Making change work for women

Madrileña de la Cerna, Solita Collas-Monsod 03/04/2017

March as the National Women’s Month opened with a double treat at the Capitol Social Hall with the 17th Cebu Provincial Women’s Congress spearheaded by the Provincial Women’s Commission and the “We Make Change: Women Inspiring Women…

National Women’s Month kicks off in Cebu

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/02/2017

Opening day highlights chocolate queen Raquel Choa sharing her success story The first day of March marked the start of National Women’s Month celebration at the Cebu Provincial Capitol. With the theme “We Make Change Work for…

Robinsons Galleria Cebu: your new favorite hangout

PR, Tricia Rodrigo 02/20/2017

WHETHER it’s a group hang or a quick cool down after a  shopping spree with the BFF, downtime spent at Robinsons Galleria Cebu will definitely be perkier thanks to these pick-me-uppers: Bo’s Coffee Homegrown Bo’s Coffee is…