VJANDEP, which traces its roots in 1990, has now incorporated all its spinoff businesses in one umbrella – VjANDEP Ventures Inc.
VjANDEP Pastel of Camiguin ahs been known as the trademark product from the Island Born of Fire. It is also one of the oldest delicacies of the Camiguingnons.
Eleanor Jose, born and raised in the island, was the first to commercialize the pastel on January 8, 1990 from a P120 capital of what was left of her military husband’s Christmas bonus. The original pastel yema filling is the most popular flavor up to these days from the recipe that was handed down from generations. As the VjANDEP brand grew and the pastels demand with it, the pastel brand has now over 19 flavors catering to tourists and locals alike in Camiguin, even extending to Cagayan de Oro, the whole country and even overseas.
Gasa, a vernacular term for pasalubong, simply means a gift from travel and has become an essential culture among Filipinos when traveling. And after many years of building the VjANDEP name in Camiguin and its neighboring cities and towns, Gasa as a pasalubong store was born to accommodate different Filipio made products from different parts of the countrya dn thrives to bring every product from across the nation into Gasa’s one-stop shop. Gasa has created a convenient way to bring joy to families who visit the island of Camiguin and the city of Cagayan de Oro.
Two years ago, Samuel started to delight the Filipino palates and the tourists in the island of Camiguin by offering Filipino dishes in a modern versus rustic Filipino ambiance. With the dining area making use of carefully crafted dining sets and Spanish-era inspired interior, Samuel restaurant in Camiguin has made its mark in brining comfort food to tourists and locals. Popular dishes from the Samuel kitchen are battered chicken, pork sisig, leche flan and halo-halo among many others. They are sure favorites in very guest’s table.
Ba’ay is a Camiguingnon way of saying balay. It is also a common way to say home. Ba’ay is strategically and conveniently located at the corner of Rizal street in Mambajao within the same building as Samuel andGasa. It is a convenient and budget-friendly accommodation that will surely give guests the genuine experience of Filipino hospitality. Ba’ay offers both bed and breakfast services and hostel facilities right in the heart of Mambajao.
By: Dannah Jean C. Mendoza The Department of Trade and Industry, Laguna (DTI-Laguna) hosted the “Food Safety Standards and Basic Food Handling Practices” seminar with the Department of Science and Technology CALABARZON (DOST-CALABARZON) as its invited presenter. Over 50 MSMEs who are inclined...