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Blackbeard’s Seafood’s Multi-Sport Café opens at Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite

(2nd-3rd from left) Joey Marcelo, Raymund Magdaluyo

(2nd-3rd from left) Joey Marcelo, Raymund Magdaluyo

Santé Fitness Lab announced on March 18, 2019 its partnership with Blackbeard’s Seafood Island. The latter is conceptualized to serve healthy and delicious food options to athletes and fitness enthusiasts of Vermosa Sports Hub, which is located in Imus, Cavite, Philippines.

Founded in 2004, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is the leading seafood destination of the Philippine islands and currently operates 40 stores nationwide. The company then went on to open an auxiliary store called the Biker’s Café, which caters to a community of bikers and fitness enthusiasts.

“We’re happy to partner with Santé Fitness Lab and put up something for the Vermosa community,” The Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Group president Raymund Magdaluyo stated. “For us, this is not just about doing business but most importantly, our multi-sports café is about building goodwill with our customers, especially when it comes to health and wellness.”

A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, Magdaluyo is one of the top restaurateurs in the Philippines today. He is the grandson of former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) director Carlos Villanueva Magdaluyo.

Santé’s CEO Joey Marcelo said that he and Raymund belong to the same community. The former explained that they first met through triathlon and that they have always wanted a foot inside the food business.

“Our niche is health and wellness and I wanted to focus on that once I venture into the food business,” Marcelo said. “I was adamant about doing it with Raymund since it’s his area of expertise so, we’re pleased that we now have the opportunity since Vermosa Sports Hub asked us for a possibility of setting up a restaurant that will not only serve the community in Vermosa but the sports hub, as well.”

Have a glimpse of the Vermosa Sports Hub here:

To know more about Santé Fitness Lab and other upcoming events, visit their official Facebook page at

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