Why Kamuning Bakery hosts political, business leaders

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 27 2017 12:57 PM

MANILA - From a losing venture, businessman Wilson Lee Flores transformed the 78-year-old Kamuning Bakery into a place where power players share their insights over coffee and artisanal pan de sal.

The regular breakfast chats have since become known as "Pan de sal forum," a name which came from one of his early guests, Sen. Grace Poe, Flores told ANC's The Boss.

Flores, who took over the business in 2015, said the forum has become an effective marketing tool.

"We want to help discuss issues that are interesting,” he said.

Kamuning Bakery owner Wilson Lee Flores talks to Cathy Yang for ANC's The Boss

At least two such fora are held every week in the bakery located in the Quezon City suburbs.

"Ang kondisyon ko lang (My only condition) always if I am the moderator, it should be non-partisan, what I mean is it should be a forum where people can have a free flowing question and answer,” Flores added.

Flores said social media helps him promote Kamuning Bakery, which now also sells pastas, cakes and coffee.

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