The wonders of Cacao de Bola

Aissa A. Dela Cruz 01/07/2017

THE GIRL who grew up in the secluded mountains of Balamban planting cacao trees and learning the art of making pure “tablea” under the watchful eyes of her grandmother Nanay Nila has rightfully earned her the title…

DTI backs revitalization of local cacao industry

Vanessa Claire Lucero 11/19/2015

The Department of Trade and Industry Cebu provincial office is supporting the revitalization of the local cacao industry, considering its growing demand globally. Cebu, where sikwate (native chocolate drink) is a common breakfast and snack fare, contributes…

‘Agri-preneur’ pushes cacao for sustainable farming

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/06/2015

A family man in Davao City left his government job to take up cacao farming. Three years after, Grover Rosit, 55, has another advocacy—helping fellow farmers in Yolanda-hit areas  become agriculture entreprenuers of cacao. “Now is the…

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