I’m Ailene Gabarda Cabria from Binan, my parents are Bicolano, my Mom from Irosin Sorsogon and Dad from pinagbobong tabacco Albay. It was started, one day I asked my father how I could harden the ice cream because he was young when he worked in dirty ice cream. Incidentally that we will sell the land, I was surprised 2 days ago the land was bought.  My dad used the money to buy the ice cream machine because he couldn’t do it manually. He suggested that the name of our business is RETAP. Then I said why RETAP, that’s the opposite of his name Pater. I’m fine with that because it sounds retap, or again or add … then the logo based on my name’s initial, and Apa logo was formed. Then the machine has been delivered and then my dad started to make an ice cream. And the result is an dirty ice cream. I think about it because I’m an ambitious person and I want to compete immediately with other ice cream brand that my product in the cup by 6 months. I gradually studied how ice cream would be smooth without using a stabilizer. I look at the kids then I realize 80-90 percent of the children did not eat vegetables. So I was inspired to say why not vegetables turn into ice cream and another strange ice cream as well.

I need too much money for the supply and goods. I’m worried about how I can handle it, then I’ll make a way to have a freezer for storage. But still, I need goods or ingredients and started to think about how I can solve this. Until one day I was still in a tragedy. That day before, when I was on the tenant sitting beside the ice cream. I was forced to stick to it as he stopped me and waited for him. I wait for the helmet of the MIO motor, then I’ve been accident that day. I think that I will be going to die. Because I’m talking to myself that I gonna be gone … and lucky I’m still alive. I’m lucky because my butt was only injured in my body and the rest of my things left is my ice cream mixer. I’m in the right line and I still hit by the truck … So he has no choice to pay me for damages and because of the accident, I have now a extra money to buy Goods that I need in that time from there until now. I am one of the business owners that attended in DTI and thanks to the management of the new project of the municipality where ICT is being implemented and help me to have my own website. So here I am talking to you all. I still want to discover more innovative flavor than usual..

Since college, I am already involved in helping the foundations. Just like when I am a student assistant at Adamson University we are more on to feeding program. Until I represent a multiple birth foundation of Nay Natalie Palanca at the Gusi Peace Prize International Foundation. Then I meet the ambassadors from different countries, because of Nay Natlie. Nay Natlie and Sir Ambassador Gusi are close friends. In every cup that you buy, it’s equivalent peso per cup. And that portion is also donated to the foundation or feeding program …

Retap located Mostly where there is Don Sisigan Restaurant/canteen at Malayan College Southpoint, Don Sisigan at the University of Perpetual Help Binan, University of Cabuyao Avenue, Colegio San Agustin with Mommy Dons Foodhub, More Schools, and Companies, and Hopefully every town soon, and we are open for dealers and resellers.