I refuse to take shortcuts.

Part 1 (Live-cut Harvest Area)

Cavendish Banana Export is one of the top export earners in the Philippines.  But it is not as easy as it sound.  There is no short-cut if you want to succeed in it whether you are a grower-farmer, an exporter-trader or an importer.  I am facilitating this business since 2007, many do not survive as it is not for the painted-heart.  I’ve seen a lot of hopeful business people of all sorts.  Most of us who remain standing learn the hard way.  The process could not be learn from books and from articles written in the internet.  There is no other way but to dive and immerse to the real thing.  You can either lean as a group/company or as individual entrepreneur willing to face the challenges and pitfalls.

I was in the corporate sector with well-rounded experience in admin and corporate services, and an awardee for work excellence … my experience is not enough.  I have earlier background in Advertising and creative arts to support my sales … not enough.  My long years in e-commerce and B2B is not a guarantee that I can easily land a deal nor a safeguard from scams and cheaters.  One could not believe that so many are very good in cheating and scamming, and the ones who are sincere are taken for granted or doubted.  Let me tour you to the basic process in image presentation:

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The center of the center in Cavendish Banana plantation in the Philippines is Davao region.  It expands to other provinces across Mindanao.  Too huge, as far as the eye can seDelicious Sweet Banana from Davao Philipinese and one week is not enough to tour the plantation.  Where in fact, I can say that the plantation total dimension is bigger than a small country like Singapore.

It took me years to find what I am looking for:  Cooperative Well Administer Plantation that can supply according to our standard and tolerance.

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Plantation Area should have quarantined entrance-exit points with guard.  Not all plantation are reliable as not all growers have ample capitalization for a well maintained, well sprayed and well fertilize banana plantation.  Till to this day I am still learning even though I already facilitated export to a number of countries since 2007:  China, Vladivostok Russia, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Iran, Egypt, Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Dubai, etc.

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Good Plant stand with 5 leaves up.

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Professionally Coded both by colored ribbon and markings

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Export quality inspected inside-out, with regular report

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Live-cut harvest (harvest will not start unless our representative supervisor approve what tree to harvest).

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Very careful handling from harvested tree to Aerial Tractor (transport of banana bunches from harvest area to packing-processing plant.

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Please continue to part 2 (Packing Operation)

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email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

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Pineapples

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We export all-in pack

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We also offer Banana Chips, Coconurt  Sugar, Banana Chips, Pineapples, etc.

Size does matter in Cavendish Bananas

 

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Davao Philippines’Cavendish Bananas is known deliciously sweet.

  • Philippine is now the 2nd Largest Exporter of Bananas in the world.
  • The majority of these shipments are destined for the growing regional markets of China, the Middle East and, to a lesser extent, Russia to satisfy their demand for fresh produce
  • Exports of Philippine bananas for the last quarter of this year are expected to rise following China’s lifting of restrictions on Philippine exports early this month.
  • Below are the 15 countries that accounted for the highest dollar value worth of bananas exported from the Philippines during 2015:
  1. Japan: US$176.9 million (40.2% of total bananas imports)
  2. China: $109.2 million (24.8%)
  3. South Korea: $51.6 million (11.7%)
  4. Iran: $33.8 million (7.7%)
  5. United Arab Emirates: $19.2 million (4.4%)
  6. Saudi Arabia: $12.9 million (2.9%)
  7. Kuwait: $8.7 million (2%)
  8. New Zealand: $6.5 million (1.5%)
  9. Hong Kong: $5.2 million (1.2%)
  10. Singapore: $5.1 million (1.2%)
  11. Malaysia: $2.3 million (0.5%)
  12. Taiwan: $2.1 million (0.5%)
  13. North Korea: $1.7 million (0.4%)
  14. Bahrain: $1.1 million (0.2%)
  15. Qatar: $912,000 (0.2%)
  • Among the above countries, the fastest-growing consumers of Philippine bananas exports since 2011 were: Bahrain (up 822.2% in value), Saudi Arabia (up 638.1%), Malaysia (up 312.3%) and Kuwait (up 195.4%).Production system ranges from backyard to highly integrated operation with the latter catering to the export market.
  • Weak demand in the EU.
  • Total import of fruit by the Philippines from 2008 till 2013. The highest volume of imports occurred in 2012 reaching 240,477MT while the lowest was in 2008 to 187,265MT. The average annual growth rate was 3.68% during this time period.
  • Philippine farms produced a total of 8.65m tonnes of bananas valued at P117.15bn ($2.6bn) in 2013, down from a peak of 9.23m tonnes worth P108.13bn ($2.4bn) the previous year, according to PSA data. Concerted efforts over the past two decades to expand banana production have led to the commodity becoming the country’s most valuable crop as well as its most profitable agricultural export.
  • The past years, the yield dramatically been reduced due to destruction brought about by the strong typhoons that hit the country particularly the major producing areas in Mindanao. Another calamity was the most recent “El Nino.”  Nevertheless, these are not typical and Mindanao is not a typhoon belt.
  • Overall, the average annual growth rate was 0.26% and 16%, respectively for production and area for the six-year time period.
  • The farms are generally small in size (1-5 ha) with minimal care resulting to low yield.
  • Big farms are typically managed by Cooperatives, Organizations and Investment Companies

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This business walk an extra mile for its clients.  It literally exist to assist.

Interested importers can email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com for further details.

 

Profitable Feasibility Study

My latest work:  Feasibility Study re Cavendish Banana Production with Post Harvest Facility

Feasibility Study Cavendish Banana - Cover Feasibility Study Cavendish Banana - page 2

I am willing to offer a copy to interested Agri Investor/s and other Foreigners who wish to do business in the Philippines.

Quote from Voice of America article:

The Philippines may surpass China to be Asia’s fastest growing economy this year, but its bigger challenge is working out how to sustain and share the gains of the past five years to secure longer-term prosperity.

Since President Benigno Aquino came to power in 2010 and embarked on a reform and governance push, the Philippines has become a hot investment favorite and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

Investors now want to know how the Southeast Asian country will be able to sustain fiscal and economic policies that have spurred growth and reduced poverty after Aquino’s term ends next year.

“We think that 2016 is critical in terms of the long-term outlook of the Philippines,” said Eugenia Victorino at ANZ bank.

The Philippines defied the region’s slowdown in the fourth quarter by regaining momentum, bringing full-year growth to 6.1 percent – the fastest expansion in Asia after China.

This year, Aquino is aiming for growth of 7-8 percent, while China’s growth is expected to slow to around 7 percent.

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Please do understand that such Feasibility Study is not easy to make, as it require field work, rigid research and experience. The format was based from an international standard outline.
There are other documents related to my Feasibility Study:
  • Specification Tolerance Standard
  • Business Plan
  • Assessing Benefits and Cost of Commercial Banana Production in the Philippines
  • Banana Cultivation guide
  • Others

Interested parties may email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com.

Light Art Appreciation

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The maker of this blog does not claim ownership to the shown artwork.

But he can produce upon request (canvass print)

Yummy Pancit Malabon

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Who would have thought that “Pancit Malabon” would capture hearts and minds of Filipinos and has gone a long way and soar far greater heights.  Like chicken-pork adobo and other known Philippine cuisine, you can see this noodle dish from Filipino gatherings not just in the Philippines but across the globe.  Where there is a Filipino abroad (overseas Filipino worker/migrants), there is “Pancit Malabon or Pancit Palabok (variation).

The ingredients are simply fat rice noodles, squid, oysters, smoked fish flakes, pork cracklets, shrimps, special sauce, chicharon flakes and duck/chicken eggs laid over.

It obviously originated in the town then Tambobong Malabon Philippines (now divided into two Original eaterymunicipalities, Navotas and Malabon).  It is actually common then since the 1880s and the locals called it “pancit bame.” However, it was only at the onset of 1900’s that Manileños (primarily celebrities) discovered this authentic dish noodle variety when dropping by for food to and from location shootings. They called it “Pancit Malabon” referring to the (only) place where it is found.

The dry firm fat white noodles were made of 70% rice and 30% flour.  Historically, this type of noodles were manufactured then in a particular Bulacan factory (Philippines) till to this day.  The noodles where delivered to small eating sheds on the shoreline where travelers, mostly, buyers and sellers on their way to the market, wait for small boats that transport them.

The pondahan of Caligays developed into a famous and growing chain of restaurants.  The nine enterprising sons and daughters of Pedro and Leonora who took it to themselves to manage the branches.

The Caligay eatery was established in 1911, was in brisk business until a few years after Second World War. It was only closed when no more Caligay clan member was enthusiastic to continue the endeavor.  The Caligay thought that was the end of their “pancit bame” business.

But in 1965, Impong Inay’s grandchildren and now her great-grand children revived the old business this time in the far municipality of Marikina. Before 1965, this family was involved in fishing and patis making. No one ever thought of establishing eateries until Jose saw the potential of the residents in shoemaking, which was then an infant industry (the eldest, who became a monsignor and parish priest of Marikina). Rosa and cousin saw the need for a food booth. They established a food corner, sold “pancit bame” and thereby introduced the townspeople to the dish they started to call “Pancit ng taga Malabon.” After the fair, the residents loved the special noodle dish so much that they ordered from Rosa and cousin for special gatherings (Rosa, the only girl and foundress of Pancit ng taga Malabon chain of restaurants). Because of the food response from the people and the numerous orders, Rosa decided to open a small restaurant along the parish (side) church. Take home food were placed in native bilao of varying sizes.

As years goes by, they innovate both the ingredients and packaging.  Times change but the tradition continues.

From 1966, when the first restaurant “Pancit ng taga Malabon” was opened, several branches were developed one after the other. The first branch along Aurora Boulevard corner Harvard Street came two years later in 1968.  At present, they have seven (7) branches and many copied their recipe and put up their own restaurants and eateries offering this specialty dish.

Note:  Photos are excerpted from Google images

Cavendish Banana Trade

1 Cavendish Banana origin PhilippinesCavendish Banana Trade and export business has proven its worth as a legitimate money making machine even though it passed through so many obstacles the past few years.

We have the experience facilitating export to various countries as Vladivostok Russia, Bulgaria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt and the latest is China.  Unlike before, importing countries are more strict now like China.  This business need to innovate and continually give jobs to many people and added return on investment to its partners.   But easier said than done unless investment are poured to provide the required and needed facility and equipment.Clients are continually inquiring.

0We are not new to this business.  As such, we know the     ins and out how to both administer and cope with the existing challenges.  We monitor almost all aspect of operation till vessel reach its destination port and consignee receive the packed bananas.

Cavendish Banana plantation in Davao region (as far as the eye can see).   A day or a week is not enough to visit all areas.

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7 With tags on bananas

5 Pest free inside out

6 Harvest with care

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9 Power hose extra cleaning on bananas before tub

 
10 Water Tubs (2 tubs)
 
11 Weighing of bananas
 
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13 Ethelyn to prolong freshness
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Digital Window Arts

My earlier background is Advertising and Corporate arts but I am still exploring my arts side still to this day. Somehow, I revisited my earlier unfulfilled arts aspiration.  Although this type of  art is only simple, I did something different utilizing digital arts.

Bintanaw series #4 (Heritage Sites)

Theme:  Philippine heritage site and tourist destination

“Bintanaw” – combined filipino word “bintana” (window) and “tanaw” (see through).

Moscow

Theme:  Historical Architecture

NZ

Theme:  Global Geographic wonders

Bintanaw - Old photos series #1 (Rizal Avenue Manila 1900s)

Theme: Vintage photos (old Manila)

Aside from Window framed artworks, I can also produce plain type:

Theme: Vintage

Beatles

Theme:  Iconic Photos (Music –  Beetles)

Shirley Temple

Theme:  Iconic photos (Hollywood vintage – Shirley Temple)

America

Theme:  Iconic photos (Historical)

R2 D2

Theme:  Sci-Fi (Star Wars)

Mona Liza

Theme:  Famous  paintings

Below are labeled as top 10 most expensive paintings in the world:

1 The Card Players by Paul Cézanne (2011)

1. The Card Players by Paul Cézanne (2011)

2 La Rêve (The Dream) by Pablo Picasso (1932)

2. La Rêve (The Dream) by Pablo Picasso (1932)

3 Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon (1969)

3. Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon (1969)

4 Number 5 by Jackson Pollock (1948)

4. No. 5 by Jackson Pollock (1948)

5 Woman III by Willem de Kooning (period of 1951 to 1953)

5. Woman III by Willem de Kooning (period of 1951 to 1953)

6  Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I by Gustav Klimt (Jewish-owned art rescued from the Nazi looting Second World War)

6. Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I by Gustav Klimt (Jewish-owned art rescued from the Nazi looting Second World War)

7  The Scream by Edvard Munch (1895)

7. The Scream by Edvard Munch (1895)

8  Flag by Jasper Johns (1958)

8. Flag by Jasper Johns (1958)

9  Nude Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso (1932)

9. Nude Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso (1932)

10  Silver Car Crash [Double Disaster]  by Andy Warhol (1932)

10. Silver Car Crash [Double Disaster] by Andy Warhol (1932)

If given the chance and right investment funding, I can explore digital arts further.

I believe there is a market for reproduction as not everyone can afford the cost expensive paintings and artworks.  There is also a demand for artwork based on memorable moment.

Below are my other Bintanaw version:

Bintanaw series #2 (sunrise-sunset)

Theme:  Sunrise-Sunset (part of a series)Bintanaw series #13 (Philippines Falls)

Theme:  Water falls (part of a series)Bintanaw series #12 (Philippines Fishing Industry)

Theme:  Fisheries (part of a series)Bintanaw series #11 (Philippines Awesome Beaches)

Theme:  Beaches in the Philippines (part of a series)Bintanaw series #10 (Planting Rice in the Philippines)

Theme:  Agriculture (part of a series)Bintanaw series #9 (Christmas in the Philippines)

 Theme:  Christmas in the Philippines (part of a series)

Bintanaw series #8 (Philippine Festival)

Theme:  Philippine Festivals (part of a series)Bintanaw series #7 (Filipino Food)

Theme:  Filipino delicacies and cuisines (part of a series)Bintanaw series #6 (Philippine folk dance)

Theme:  Filipino folk and cultural dance (part of a series)Bintanaw series #5 (Filipino traits and values)

Theme:  Filipino traits and values (part of a series)Bintanaw series #1 (memorable clan photos)

Theme:  Memorable Family photos (part of a series)

This business has a market as digital prints cost far lower than the original.

Note:  The author of this blog does not claim ownership to the main photographic images.  All are digitized works and are excerpted from google images.

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