By Chit U. Juan
“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.
By Marlet D. Salazar
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.
By Vincent Cabreza
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.
By Chit Juan
Call them heirloom varieties just like “old world” wine.
By Abigail L. Ho
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.