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Mindanao cacao production gets boost

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes. FILE PHOTO

The hot chocolate you drink in the morning may soon be coming from Mindanao.

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Shortage of cacao both a threat and an opportunity

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THE PHILIPPINES has to develop 150,000 hectares more for cacao production by 2020.

Our favorite chocolate bars such as Toblerone, Meiji and those made by other popular companies might not be going out of the shelves soon but with the continuing downtrend in world cacao supply, they could be priced too high that we won’t afford them anymore.

Posted: June 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Miner sets aside digging, turns to planting cacao

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TVIRD PRESIDENT Eugene Mateo and Kennemer Foods Inc. president Simon Bakker will be working together to establish cocoa plantations in Canatuan, Zamboanga del Norte.

After years of digging for gold, copper and zinc, employees of TVI Resources Development Philippines Inc. (TVIRD), the local affiliate of Canadian miner TVI Pacific Inc., will return a favor to the land by planting cacao.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

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