Hybrid Cacao from Davao

I visited a cacao farm this afternoon to check on the hybrid’s progress.

Some months back, brother Mel Santos had some cacao seedlings from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart farm at Catalunan Grande. Transporting them from Davao would add more stress if not properly arranged. Saving the seedlings had me toss and turn all night.

Well, prayers were answered. Thank you Bayside Terminal and Transportation Services, Inc. for the logistics of the seedlings from Davao to the site in the mountains!

In parting, allow me to paraphrase words of wisdom from Confucius

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

with this thought: Give a chocolate bar to a man and you will give happiness for a day. Teach him to plant his own cacao and you will give him not just chocolate bars but a better life to teach the generations to come. —-

Chris Fadriga 


BPI-NSIC Cacao Scion Trees Tagging of Peregreen Cacao Nursery



image image  image image image image image imageBPI-NSIC Cacao Scion Trees Tagging of PEREGREEN Cacao Nursery, a PDS Affiliated Farm in Mintal, Davao City.

Mr. Mel G. Santos (MGS), PDS BOD Mario Peregrino, PDS Strategic Adviser for Mindanao Mr. Etol Laurente and BPI-NSIC Team Leader Julia J. Cariño gathered for the Cacao Scion tree tagging ceremony.