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Experience Great-Tasting Tradition at Chikaan IL Corso

Some days, all you ask for is a comfortable place to converse with friends and families over steaming plates of Filipino cuisine. Chikaan is just that kind of place.

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Some days, all you ask for is a comfortable place to converse with friends and families over steaming plates of Filipino cuisine. Chikaan is just that kind of place.

More than three decades ago, Cebuanos took the first bite of authentic Filipino cuisine right at the heart Cebu. Chikaan, as it is known today, is a Filipino restaurant that features Cebuano cuisine that let customers feel the ambiance of an old-style Filipino home.

CRISPY PATA PA MORE! The center of attraction – deep fried until golden brown with tender meat and perfectly crunchy skin! Dip in soy sauce and vinegar para extra sarap.

In the year 2005, Chikaan was acquired by the Dytian family, whose other restaurant businesses now include Creative Cuisine Catering, Big Mao, Brique Modern Kitchen, Big Daddy Truck, and Ettas. Like many other restaurants, Chikaan provides an essential component among the lives of Cebuanos. Over the years, the restaurant has become a social fabric of the city, a gathering place of families who want to taste a rich variety of authentic Filipino dishes.

GUISA DALAWA TATLO! Make your everyday meal more special
with a serving of our special Pancit Guisado.

As a Filipino restaurant, we are known for our delectable dishes such as crispy pata, sizzling squid ala pobre, baked scallops, spicy shrimp in coco cream, mongo soup, and banana and langka among others. The restaurant’s menu is quite extensive. Whether your appetite is large or small, you will find something to satisfy your cravings. The food is also fairly priced, stretching the customer’s budget.

Spicy Shrimp in Coco Cream – A little spice makes everything nice. If you want a different kind of seafood dish, try the spicy shrimp in coco cream.

However, what made the restaurant memorable beyond its food is the atmosphere which provides the customers a straightforward dining experience, as if they are in the comfort of their own home. As displayed in the interior of Chikaan which was designed by none other than Ms. Sheryl Marinas, the atmosphere of Chikaan is a clear reflection of Filipino culture where its cuisine is basically rooted.

Dinuguan – Dinuguan is a classic Filipino dish also known as Pork Blood Stew. Let not the name scare you as this dish – savory pork meat, vinegar, spices and all – is surely a satisfying treat.

In an interview with Ms. Marinas, the design is “a clean and modern translation of the old intricate Filipino style to jive along with the simplistic characters of the on the go modern day Filipino diners. Modernizing while at the same time maintaining the traditional Filipino culture.”

The deep blue hues in the interiors help elevate the natural wood tones, as well as make the geometric patterned indigenous woven plates pop in place.The color also symbolizes growth and abundance, like the infinite sky and the deep blue sea which are predominantly abundant in our archipelagic tropical country.

With our opening in IL Corso this coming January 11, 2019, this gives us a great opportunity to showcase our variety of dishes rich with our very own heritage. Coupled with a cabana located just outside our restaurant, Cebuanos will surely look forward dining in our Chikaan IL Corso as they get to see the scenic coastal area located across the restaurant.

Currently, Chikaan has 18 other branches located all over Visayas and Mindanao in which some it are franchise-owned.  

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22 Tango Records Celebrates 9 Years with Roll-Out

The music label celebrates 9 years of homegrown music.

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22 Tango Records celebrates its 9th year of producing and releasing quality local
music by hosting an anniversary event on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Draft Punk, Mango Square. “Roll-Out” will feature live acts from a carefully curated list of artists signed under the label.

Performing on stage will be Wonggoys, Bethany, Vincent Eco, Lourdes Maglinte, The Labrats, and Mother Folker (aka Cattski).

Along with this grand celebration will be the unveiling of 22 Tango Records’ new website, with updated features, music articles, events calendar, lots of music and valuable content not just about the label but also about the local music scene.

“As much as I feel like there’s reasons to celebrate, I feel like there’s still so much work to do.” Cattski expressed, when asked about their anniversary celebration. “We still have a long way to go. But, looking back, I’m proud of what we’ve done. We’ve explored the different aspects in the music business – from music creation, promotion, education, distribution, publishing and production – all in the hopes that we’ll ultimately co-create a sustainable local music industry.”

22 Tango Records has given opportunities for artistic growth and development for all their artists in the span of 9 years, training and guiding them to become better at their craft. The label plans to keep giving its support by continuously creating events designed to cater to different genres and music listeners, giving each a unique brand and working hard to keep it consistent.

“I believe in our potential.” Cattski says, “I think to have our own hyper local music industry is something that we strive for. We want the future to have thriving musicians capable and empowered to work for their music using the latest technology, communication means and with a supportive community”.

Chief Finance Officer and Co-founder Anne Muntuerto also shares her thoughts about 22 Tango Records advancing into bigger, more eventful years.

“I’m so proud of how 22 Tango Records has made a mark in the Cebu music scene no matter how small it may seem in the last 9 years,” she says. “We have been extremely lucky to be supported and surrounded by people who believe in our advocacy— our dedicated street team members, artists, brands and companies who have supported us, and 22T’s loyal listeners and followers. It takes a village. And it’s this tribe that inspires us to keep going.”

Catch Roll-Out on March 30th, Saturday, in Draft Punk, Mango Square. Music starts at 8PM with a door fee of P150, inclusive of one free drink.

For more updates and information, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@22tangorecords).

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You Can’t Miss The Final Performances of M. BUTTERFLY in Cebu

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For its final performances, the M. BUTTERFLY National Tour 2019 will spread its wings at SM SEASIDE CEBU from March 14 – 17. Presented by Tony and Grammy award winning producer Jhett Tolentino and FRONTROW Entertainment (producer of highly-acclaimed independent films Bhoy Intsik and Bwaya), this world-class masterpiece is brought closer to those who did not have the opportunity to catch its 2018 Manila run. After all, location should not limit one’s exposure to the arts and culture.

Due to many challenges and technical details that come with productions, most theatre companies in the Philippines are often hindered from bringing their projects to other key cities. Because of this, Jhett Tolentino and FRONTROW Entertainment are taking this bolder step to carry on their mission and advocacy in the performing arts and to further enhance audience development throughout the Philippine archipelago.

A revival production of David Henry Hwang’s M. BUTTERFLY, this is the winner of the 2018 ALIW AWARDS for Best Play, Best Actor and Best Director and nominations for The Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Targeting audiences between ages 18 and beyond, the producers are
hoping that this classic drama, inspired by Giaccomo Puccini’s opera ‘Madame Butterfly’, will likewise resonate to theater audiences from Luzon, Vizayas and
Mindanao that “ love, power and deception holds no boundaries – whether this be
in a rural or urban setting.”

The M. BUTTERFLY NATIONAL TOUR 2019 will benefit the following charitable institutions namely: Iloilo Prima Galaw, Philippine National Red Cross Iloilo Chapter, The Children of Cebu Foundation, Silliman University Culture and Arts Council and the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation.

The schedule of performances of M. BUTTERFLY in Cebu are as follows:

Mar. 14 – Thursday – Opening Night – 7pm
Mar. 15 – Friday – 7pm
Mar. 16 – Saturday – 2pm / 7pm
Mar. 17 – Sunday – 2pm / 7pm
VENUE : SM Seaside City Centerstage

For tickets, you can get them at SM Tickets through any SM Mall or SMTickets.com.

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You Can’t Miss the Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues for V-Day Cebu’s 17th Year Anniversary

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This year, join the Vagina Warriors as they celebrate V-Day yet again with a benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues on March 7 & 8, 2019 at 8PM at Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village.

V-Day Cebu and its current campaign ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION is just one of the thousands of benefits held around the globe to raise funds and awareness toward the empowerment of women. Through the performances of The Vagina Monologues , these events help spread the message of equality, dignity, and freedom for all.

Marking the seventeenth year of V-Day Cebu, this special benefit of The Vagina Monologues will be performed by influential and affluent ladies. Featuring Alem Garcia, Andrea Pateña-Matheu, Anya Lim, Bea Algar Evardone, Brazzy Valdez, Charlene Virlouvet, Christine Tan, Gembelyne Icamen, Jo-ann Abesames Zalumbide, Kim Covert, Liana San Diego, Lourdes May Maglinte, Shiella Pestaño-Gemperoa, Shifrah Bouchikhi-Enclona, Stephanie Sitoy, and Tiffany Neri, and directed by Sarah Mae Enclona-Henderson, this two-night performance will surely touch the hearts of those privileged to see them on stage.

The Vagina Monologues will be performed at the Asmara Urban Resort & Lifestyle Village on March 7 & 8, 2019. Tickets are at priced at ₱500, which also offers all ticket buyers 50% off on all hair-related services at Mira Beauty by Design, located at Basement 1, Robinson’s Galleria Cebu. For tickets and reservations, please call 2TinCans at +63 917 896 2181. You can also email plays@2tincans.ph or visit V-Day Cebu and 2TinCans Philippines Inc. on Facebook.

This event is produced by 2TinCans Philippines Inc. and co-presented by Asmara Urban Resort and Lifestyle Village, Atelier-a, Mira Beauty by Design, and Your House Doctors.

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