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Activist promotes heirloom rice

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SAMPLES of heirloom rice

“I am an activist,” she proudly says. Vicky Carlos Garcia is a slow food activist and the prime promoter of heirloom rice from the Cordillera region. She met a Peace Corps volunteer Mary Hensley while both were in school in 2001, and Mary made a thesis on the Future of Heirloom rice and how to preserve it through promotions and marketing.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Globe lists its do-good projects

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RACE started at 6 a.m. with more than 400 bikers.

This year’s Globe Cordillera Challenge 4 broke all records of previous years—has the longest route at 65 kilometers; more than 400 bikers joined; and a young 17-year-old student beat them all to the finish line.

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

Narda gains foothold in Manhattan market

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NARDA CAPUYAN’s woven Igorot fabrics were turned into haute couture in the 2012 New York Fashion Week—the first time many high-end New Yorkers were introduced to the Cordillera culture. PHOTOS COURTESY OF NARDA CAPUYAN

The Cordillera brand Narda’s was displayed at a recent New York fashion week and provided Cordillera weaver Leonarda Capuyan a new opportunity to reclaim a foothold in the Manhattan market.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coffee from Cordillera in demand

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THE AUTHOR (in black) with women “farmers” who plant the various types in the region.

Call them heirloom varieties just like “old world” wine.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Cordillera SMEs yield P67M in sales, DTI says

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Small and medium enterprises from the Cordillera region registered P66.57 million in cash and booked sales in a recent trade fair, with some manufacturers running out of goods to sell before even displaying their products.

Posted: December 1st, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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