Cup of Sikwate

Because Helping Never Stops

Good Day! Thank you for watching our TV guesting at Everyday Goodwill with our newest PDS member and Friend of PDS Maria Teresa Cancio last Tuesday. It is with pride and joy that the […]


One of our PDS members called me some time ago regarding their harvested heirloom cacao pods in the mountain province. As members who are really keen on growing and propagating […]

Food and Filipino Hospitality

When a Cacao Producer’s CEO meets the Cacao Authority’s CEO, #CacaoTalks do not stop at R.O.I.s — it goes beyond. Destination: Philippines After setting the date for the arrival, Don […]

Cacao Authority Visits Cacao Icons

A day before our country commemorated the 120th anniversary of our independence, Plantacion de Sikwate had a visitor from the Carribeans. About a month ago, we got an email and […]

The People's Choice

by Mel Santos The month of June brings inspiring news for the country and the world at large. According to the newspaper I have read, eight-division world champion Senator Manny […]

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 […]

Cacao Icon meets Cacao Guru

Traveling to Mindanao gives us good memories with dear friends. I was with Kennemer’s Peter Cruz. Over a mug of hot sikwate, we shared with him about the PDS Criollo […]

Many thanks to Balrly Valenzuela for this lovely photo. Cacao planting is not only for men 🙂 Try it in your nurseries or even in your own backyard! #girlpower #gogirl […]