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
The Baler Cacao Techno-Forum held last February 3, 2017 at Baler, Aurora Province Municipal Hall kept everyone’s spirits alive.
Close to 50 participants huddled together in the cool and comfortable Conference room in the Executive building.
It was such an honor to be in the presence of Baler Mayor Neliato Bihasa, the Municipal Agriculturist Ms. Susana Rutaquio and DA-HVCDP and DTI Baler.
The Team PDS was represented by PDS Vice-Chairman Mr. Mel Santos, Mr. Emmanuel Reyes and Mr. Manuel Carpio of Agropower.
We would also like to welcome our newly-elected PDS Aurora Chapter President Mr. Reynald Acompañado Palispis.
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
Orient farm is our model farm in Davao, where Mr. Cacao brings PDS cacao visitors and investors.
Mang Leo, the farm supervisor, is a friend of Mr. Cacao who is always willing to listen from his advice regarding natural farming.
In 2015, Mang Leo used too much chemical inputs and chemicals to eliminate weeds in the whole farm until he listened to use mechanized grass cutters and apply microorganisms.
Mr. Cacao took pictures of the farm yesterday and was amazed to see when this farm became so successful in fruiting too much pods!
This is their story and we are sharing to you why CHEMICALS is not the RIGHT WAY to go. #TeamPDS, #caringforDavao, #cacao, #chocolate, #organic, #organicfarming, #photography, #photo, #natural, #nature, #naturephotography, #nochemicals, #chemicalfree, #microorganisms, #mechanizedgrasscutters, #TLC, #plantaciondesikwate