Christopher Fadriga gikan sa Bago City, Negros Occidental ang giila isip usa sa mga best cocoa producer!

‘Best Cocoa Producer’

Usa lang si Christopher Fadriga gikan sa Bago City, Negros Occidental ang giila isip usa sa mga best cocoa producer sa tibuok kalibutan.

Dinhi lang sa GMA Regional TV Live!

Criollo Harvest: Beyond Average

One of our members from the Cordillera region proudly showed to us their soon to harvest Criollo Filipino Aromatico pods! At an average, the pods, from this rare cacao variety, yields 50 per tree. Happy to share that this golden tree is yielding 110 pods + is flowering + has cherels. Congratulations!!! #parasabayan #FilipinoAromatico™ #goldenbabies

PDS Seminar Invitation at DA-ATI, Q.C.


Dear Cacao Friends of PDS, I have finally met the host Mr. Louie Tabing of Let’s Talk Agriculture (a radio segment at DZMM 630, powered by one of leading TV networks in the country, ABS-CBN) when we were invited to their seminar at the DA-ATI BUILDING in Quezon City.

I felt so happy to have been given the chance to present the PDS Way of Cacao Farming infront of close to a hundred participants this morning.

The crowd was so overwhelming! I felt like a Hollywood Superstar lol! My name cards were requested to have me sign an autograph on it. (wish I brought more though) 🙂

In behalf of Team PDS of Luzon Manny Carpio, Oji Reyes, Basil Bolinao, Zaldi and I, thank you so much for the warm welcome!

It was raining but it did not hamper the participants to attentively listen to our presentation. They learned the Search for Criollo, how to plant cacao, how much it will yield and who are the buyers of their harvested cacao.

I could talk for hours but it still went on overtime even after close to 2 hours of Q&As!

I am happy to have ignited the interest of our farmers who participated in the seminar.

Thank God we were invited for another guesting to the next seminar they will be hosting soon.

Kudos to our Technical Support Team, my fellow Members of the Board and to you dear cacao friend that inspite the stormy weather, your sunshine helped us share the PDS “Teach, Educate, and Learn” mantra on Cacao Farming.

Do follow us here and at our Facebook page for the date and place of the next seminar. Thank you everyone and happy planting!

MEL SANTOS, Chief Executive Director, PDS

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(Events) PDS Members to join PDS on October 12-13, 2016 at MMCC, Pasay


Plantacion de Sikwate Cacao Producers Association Inc. was invited by the Federation of Philippine American Chambers of Commerce (FPACC) through the help of one of our Founding Members, Honorary Ambassador of California, Dr. Yolanda Ortega-Stern, who has been appointed Honorary Investment and Trade representative by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as well as representative of Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry Incorporated (PCCI).

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Join us on October 12-13,2016 at the Manila-Marriott Convention Center, Pasay City. We are in Booth #35. NO REGISTRATION FEE. Just come in from 8am to 5PM!


PDS Members who are co-exhibiting on Oct 12-13, 2016 are:

Cacao de Davao Chocolocco Gourmet of Chocolate