Important stakeholders and local officials gathered at the blessing and opening of the first branch of Starbucks in Dakong Balay Dumaguete City today.

City Administrator Atty. Doram Dumalagan, represented Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, during the store’s opening with Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario and City Tourism Officer Jacqueline V. Antonio. They conveyed to the Starbucks Phillipines Owner Noey Tantoco Lopez, Mayor Remollo’s best wishes as the popular coffee shop officially opens for business here.

In response, Lopez also aired his optimism that Mayor Remollo will deliver on his promise of making Dumaguete one of the best places to live in.

Also present during the blessing and opening ceremony were Provincial Assistant Administrator Atty. Froilan Joseph Pinili, who represented Governor Degamo, Angelo Tiongson of the PDDRMC and Board Member Mariant Escaño-Villegas along with other businessmen led by Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Regional Governor Edward Du.

Starbucks is known worlwide to use only the best quality of Arabica coffee as the base for its espresso drinks.

Congratulations and welcome to the City of Gentle People!