Five reasons why you should eat more cacao

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 05/14/2020

We all love chocolates, right? But do you know where chocolates come from? Our favorite childhood treat comes from cacao. Cacao is the pure form of chocolates. It comes from the Theobroma cacao tree, which means “food…

Homegrown brand JN Cacao offers quality cacao products

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 05/13/2020

Our favorite childhood treat, chocolate, comes from beans from the cacao tree. And it is through these healthy beans that would help 27 year-old Jansel Navarro start his dream business. Three years ago, Navarro started the JN Cacao to…

Power up with these superfoods

Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/29/2020

Do you want to lose weight, but don’t know which food can help? The healthiest way to lose weight is by adding superfoods to your everyday diet. What makes them so super is their ability to provide…

Villar: Help local dairy, cacao producers to improve yield

USJ-R Journalism Intern 07/30/2018

Senator Cynthia Villar said there is a need to focus on the development of cacao and dairy industries in Cebu and the rest of the country to encourage Filipinos to patronize local produce. Villar said that only…

TCC shares Cacao concoctions to the world

Caryll Arcayan 04/28/2018

EACH one of us has a unique gift from above worth sharing with the rest of the world, and for The Chocolate Chamber (TCC), it’s their cacao concoctions that bring delight to every soul that tastes it.…

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…

Cebu’s cacao farmers to get boost: Study, cash aid eyed

Irene R. Sino Cruz, Morexette B. Erram 08/22/2017

Realizing the economic potential of the local cacao industry, the Cebu Provincial Agriculture Office will push for more financial assistance from the Cebu provincial government, but only after the office complete its study on the cacao farmers…

Farmers can find better future in cacao, says Villar

Irene R. Sino Cruz 08/09/2017

Considered among the country’s poorest, coconut farmers now have the opportunity to improve their earnings by going into cacao and coffee intercropping, Sen. Cynthia Villar said Tuesday. Coconut farmers earn around of P1,500 monthly, which is way…

More tablea makers can boost PH cacao industry

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/01/2017

Cebu’s role Having more tablea makers in Cebu can help boost the cacao industry in Davao, which is the largest producer of cacao in the country. Nelia Navarro, Department of Trade and Industry Central Visayas (DTI-7) officer…

Presenting Cebu’s Mother of Cacao

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 05/12/2017

JUST like the legend of Maria Cacao, believed to be the queen of cacao forest who traveled all over the world on a magical ship, Raquel Choa’s incredible story about her discovery of cacao in the remote…

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…

WATCH: How to make Cacao de Bola

Marc Eric Cosep 02/02/2017

Cebu’s Chocolate Queen Raquel Choa shows how she makes her famous Cacao de Bola at The Chocolate Chamber outlet along Pres. Quirino Street, Barangay Kasambagan, Cebu City. According to Choa, she does demonstrations for those who book…

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