The Man Behind VuQo by BakitWhy

BakitWhy’s Krizia Medenilla and Ram Catapang interview VuQo Vodka’s CEO, Rich Cabael, at Nic’s Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills. Read the article and listen to what Rich had to say on BakitWhy.com!

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Donaire vs Mathebula Fight and After Party Pics!

VuQo Vodka on the shorts of the Champ!

Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. scored an impressive win over South Aftrican, Jeffrey Mathebula, and unified the IBF and WBO Super Bantamweight Championship Belts at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. The fight was scored a unanimous blowout with Donaire knocking down Mathebula with a left hook in the fourth round.

“The Filipino Flash controlled the entire fight and showed the world he could stand toe-to-toe even with someone five inches taller than him,” said Rich Cabael, CEO of VuQo Premium Vodka. “And we’re proud to have him and Rachel as our endorsers.”

VuQo Premium Vodka sponsored the After Fight Party at Sevilla Nightclub in Long Beach, CA. and was hosted by Waterhole Kings and Just Blame Us. The After Party was well attended with media from ABS-CBN, BakitWhy.com, Manila Mail, FilAm TV, and AZE Media. Chris Gatdula from the world famous dance group Jabbawockeez was also in attendance.

Click here to check out the pictures from the fight and after party.

The First Bayanihan Cup 2012

VuQo! VuQo! VuQo! was the chant at the reception after playing 18 holes in the First Bayanihan Cup held at Summit Pointe Golf Club in Milpitas, CA. Winners of the different divisions each won a bottle of VuQo while the rest of the participants got a chance to win a bottle through the raffle.

The event was sponsored by Mango Tours, Philippine Airlines, Cache Creek, AirPhil Express, Microtel, Bayanihan Cargo, Rafael Lumanlan of Morgan Stanley, Stephen Sim of PGA Los Angeles, Globe Telecom, Asian Journal, Keep Scores, and VuQo Premium Vodka. Guests of honor included Milpitas Mayor, Jose Esteves and San Francisco Deputy Consul General of the Philippines, Alfonso “Doy” Ver.

VuQo CEO, Rich Cabael, played in the tournament but was never in contention. “I played very well but unfortunately, my score didn’t reflect it,” Cabael jokingly said. “For every great shot I hit, I hit 10 not so great!”

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BakitWhy.com Interviews VuQo CEO

Krizia Medenilla, Rich Cabael, and Ram Catapang. For more pictures, click here.

Krizia Medenilla and Ram Catapang of BakitWhy spent time talking with VuQo CEO Rich Cabael at Nic’s Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills, about VuQo Premium Vodka and how far it has come along. The interview will be posted on BakitWhy.com in the coming weeks.

BakitWhy has been one of VuQo’s biggest supporters since it first launched in California back in 2009. BakitWhy is an online community that represents all aspects of the “diverse and multi-generational Filipino American Lifestyle.” Go to BakitWhy.com to read about all the different things Fil-Ams love to do, from politics, business, entertainment, sports and art.

VuQo CEO Speaks at Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown

VuQo CEO, Rich Cabael, was a guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles, CA. His message, delivered to the group of influential Filipinos from such various fields as government, banking, entertainment, and medicine, was about leadership and competitiveness and how his life experiences prepared him to start VuQo Inc. From baseball to school organizations, successful and unsuccessful ventures, and a career in Silicon Valley, he spoke of determination, passion, and motivation fueled by the people around him, the journey to reach his goals, and pride in being Filipino.

Special thanks to John Mina, President of the Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown, for inviting VuQo’s CEO to speak.

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Upcoming Tastings

Want to taste VuQo, the world’s first and only vodka distilled from coconut? Check out our in-store tasting schedule and to find out when you can sample VuQo in Pasadena, CA, Houston, TX, and New York, NY!

PASADENA, CA

Mission Wine and Spirits

March 29, Thursday, 4-7PM

HOUSTON, TX

Spec’s Wines, Spirits, and Finer Foods

Westheimer at Kirkwood (11990 Westheimer): April 6, 5-8PM

Westheimer at Dunvale (8102 Westheimer): April 6, 5-8PM

Galleria (5130 Richmond at Loop 610); April 13, 5-8PM

Spring Valley (8416 Katy Frwy, Spring Valley); April 13, 5-8PM

NEW YORK, NY

Serendipity Wines and Spirits (1585 1st Ave. and 82nd St.)

March 30, Friday, 4-7PM