Davao del Sur News
The government and the private sector involved in coffee production are advocating for quality consciousness in order to improve value for products as well as meet the global demand.
Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Evelyn G. Laviña said the market only needs quality coffee and "this is what we need to do." Laviña was the guest speaker at the opening of the 9th National Coffee Summit on Wednesday at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang.
She said the DA has placed coffee as one of the priorities under the high-value crops program.
There are initiatives that were lined up to ...
A one-stop-shop laboratory facility to further promote research and development in Davao region's agriculture industry will soon rise in Davao City.
Agriculture secretary Manny Piñol announced plans to construct a P100 million laboratory facility in Bago Oshiro in Tugbok District here that will handle plant disease, animal disease, water and soil analysis.
He said this will especially benefit the banana industry, which "has largely been left on its own in dealing with problems on plant diseases, tenurial issues and extortion by rebel group."
One of the problems banana growers face is ...
Our fun filled Davao adventure in Eden Nature Park located in Davao City, Davao del Sur. Enjoy!
Tourist arrivals in Davao Region reached a total of 714,887 for the first quarter (Q1) of this year (January to March), a hike of 81 percent as compared to 395,145 during the same period in 2015.
Of the figure, domestic travelers totaled 608,118, a 67 percent increase as compared to 2015's Q1 data at 363,806, while overseas or "Balikbayan" posted some 30 percent increase at 4,160 as against last year's 3,181 arrivals.
The tourist arrivals from foreign visitors, burgeoned a 264 percent; 102,609 as compared with last year at only 28,158.
According to the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Dava ...
Bansalan, one of the municipalities in Davao del Sur, recently held a celebration solely dedicated for agriculture and its farmers.
As part of the Bansaulog Festival, Bansalan commemorated on September 12 its Agriculture Day, where farmers participated in a competition for the biggest and smallest crops from their farms, Business Mirror reported.
Bansalan celebrated its 64th year, through a festivity held last September 12 to 18.
"We wanted something that most people from our town, especially those now living abroad, can remember," says Geraldine E. Batal, the municipal designate tour ...
Mention Bansalan, and no one seems to know this small prosperous town. Some may even think of it as a place somewhere in Zamboanga del Norte. Unknowingly, Bansalan is one of the municipalities located in Davao del Sur.
Among those who were either born or grew up in this town include Serapion Mettilla (the country's father of bonsai); Jojo Adlawan (a singer who was once part of the London production of Miss Saigon); Dr. Teofredo Esquerra (a flight surgeon who accompanied the Filipinos who conquered Mount Everest); Atty. Israelito Torreon (who was only 36 when he was elected the president of ...