A BAKERY on Judge Jimenez Street in Quezon City has come up with a novel way of measuring the popularity of each presidential candidate by encouraging its patrons to buy the pan de sal named after them. There is the Pan de Duterte—a spicy burger served in a pugon-baked bun—which comes with hot chocolate from Davao, where Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hails from. Pan de Poe, on the other hand, is a corned beef pan de sal sandwich, corned beef being a staple of American culture, said writer and entrepreneur Wilson Lee Flores, owner of Kamuning Bakery Cafe, referring to Sen.
Grace Poe’s former status as an American citizen. Each Pan de Poe comes with a cup of Kape Mocha. On the other hand, the Pan de Binay, for Vice President Jejomar Binay, is all-Filipino: a longganisa pan de sal sandwich served with brewed coffee. Healthy eaters’ choice For healthier options, there is the Pan de Miriam of Sen. Miriam Santiago. It is a tuna pan de sal sandwich paired with Kape Latte, while the Pan de Roxas, for former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, is a chicken pan de sal sandwich served with Kape Americano. Flores, who hosts the regular “Pandesal Forum” at the bakery, said the gimmick was not just aimed at boosting sales. “It’s our way of conducting an informal survey on who is the most popular candidate. We also want to encourage people to discuss the elections and for them to vote,” he said in a recent interview. The sandwiches cost around P150 to P165 each. Original Article