A bakeshop on Tomas Morato St., Quezon City has fulfilled its promise to give away P5 million in free cakes after Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte appeared on his way to becoming president.
With Duterte’s victory becoming more evident based on the Commission on Elections partial, unofficial count, Eliaquim “Chef Jack” Labang, pastry chef and owner of Quim’s Cake Bakeshop and Cafe, posted on Facebook telling netizens that he will stay true to his promise.
According to 33-year-old Labang, even though he did not vote for Duterte, he opted to stay true to this pledge with hopes that this will usher the promise of a brand new Philippines.
Labang’s bakeshop has been around for only two years but despite having lots of cake flavors, he chose to give away slices of his best-seller – 38,462 samples of his chocolate cake worth P130 per slice.
However, there’s a catch.
Labang said that his cakes would come in batches. “To celebrate a clean and free elections and in honor of our new leaders, we stay true to our promise of sampling P5 million worth of cakes to (you) in scheduled batches,” Labang said.
He added that netizens would have to like the bakeshop’s Facebook page and reserve a slot by sending their name, age, address, and contact number at [email protected].
The sampling will be done in their bakeshop on Tomas Morato St. for the first 50 customers with reserved slots who will come between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on the first and 15th day of every month from July this year.
Labang said his giveaway will continue on 2017.
Labang had called the presumptive president a “liar” when he officially filed his Certificate of Candidacy in December after repeatedly saying that he will not.
The culinary graduate then challenged Duterte’s supporters that if the mayor wins, he will distribute P5 million worth of free cake samples.
“Pag manalo si duterte manok niyo guys, gagawa ako ng maraming cakes pinakamasarap na cakes sa Pilipinas worth 5 milyon para ipakain for free siguraduhin Nyo Lang manalo sya. mark my word,” he said in a Facebook post that was taken down. (Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)