Cav Banana, et al

We export all-in pack

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You can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

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.

 

Authentic Wooden and Organic Furniture from Philippines

Other High End and Classic Furniture are also found in the Philippines with a price lower than you can find in many countries

There’s more.

Below are a Exclusive and only distributed by Kenneth Cobonpue.

But if in any case you want a type of such design at a cheaper price, we can help.

We don’t claim originality to the photos and design.

Less Fortunate Stray Dogs

We are not affiliated to any organization that take care of dogs.  But almost a year now that we are feeding some stray dogs we saw in our community.  We frequently travel to Manila Philippines by bus and we noticed dogs at the vacant lot near the bus waiting shed just across our village.  At first my wife told me to give some of our sandwich to the dogs.  She says her heart breaks every time she saw stray dogs looking for food on the trash especially on rainy days. My wife is a true-blood-dog-lover since she was young.   Since then, we frequently brought them food and the dogs began to love us. They jump with joy once we approach them with or without the food. Dogs accepts us no matter what they had been through, being tied under the tree with no shelter on sunny or rainy days.  God created dogs to show us how to be loyal and be thankful for every blessing we receive every day, no matter how bad the day went for them.  We do not know who owns these dogs as they are living under the tree, day and night. Two of them are tied and two of them just stay under the tree. They stayed there even on stormy and cold days.  We were amazed how these dogs survived on cold nights, without covering during sunny morning or rainy afternoon.

My wife named all four of them.  She adorably calls them by name every time we bring them something to eat and makes sure that these four dogs will always be a part of our meal.  If only our small house could accommodate these dogs, I’m sure my wife will insists to bring home these dogs to bathe and take care of them.

3 legged stray dog my wife calls, Misty

A three-legged dog probably because of an accident early on her life.

Here is Misty with her suitor “Bogart”

This is Kirk.  He is a shy type dog with table manners.  He doesn’t grab the food but instead wait until it was served.

Here shows Kirk tied on these rubble, with no shade to sleep on during cold and rainy nights.  The last time I saw Kirk, one of his leg was broken due (a car hit him after he got untied from the rope on his neck and ran to the highway without looking)

This is Snow. He is an adorable dog.  He is so sweet that he will just wait until everyone has its own share of food.

Snow is a dog with finesse and breeding, also with great table manners.  After the food has been served, that’s the only time he will start to eat.

This is Marinela.  She is a carefree dog.  On the first day that we noticed her, she has lots of wrinkles on her forehead.  But after a few months of feeding her, her wrinkles were gone.  Maybe it was because of the love and care we showed her.

Marinela recently gave birth to two cute and healthy puppies on this rubble under the tree.

We were able to help the less fortunates but we do not expect to help dogs as well.  Dogs are like humans that needs love and affection but only God gives us the wisdom to appreciate things as well as animals around us.  Hope someday we can establish our own Foster Home for Stray Dogs.

Truly God’s word is alive that He says..  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many dogs and sparrows.

Retirement Village

It is not a coincidence that more Filipinos work in the caregiving sector than any nationals across the globe.  One service I am pointing is caregiving.   Caregiving to the elderly is actually more than a profession to many Filipinos.  It is part of the culture as we Filipinos have a soft heart to the eldearly, and a tie that binds to the family.  Filipinos show their appreciation to their parents and grand parents by taking care of their elderly on their aging years.  

Lately, the government partners with the private sector to put up Retirement Village for the elderly of other natinalities to come and experience firsthand the known Filipino hospitality.  We offer variety of choices from condominium type in an urban setting, cool mountaineous region and near the beach.  The most favorite is SUBIC HOMES, INC. (fully furnished 2/3 bedrooms, single or two storeys, with amenities needed by an elderly).  Plus added pakages as maids, etc.    For inquiries, you can e-mail us at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

Subic Bay Freeport (SBF) is located southwest of the Luzon Island in the Philippines. The harbor is sandwiched by the Zambales Mountain Range at the east and the Subic Bay at the west and opens up to the South China Sea. It is northwest of the Bataan Peninsula and southwest of the Zambales Province. SBF is 110 kilometers north of Manila. Manila Bay and the Bataan Peninsula separate SBF from Manila. The mountain ranges around the Subic Bay area and the deep natural harbor provide excellent and protected anchorage. In addition, these features make SBF naturally sheltered from typhoons as well as from the effects of the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. 

SBF belongs to Region III or the Central Luzon Region. It is one of the points in the growth triangle and is an engine for economic development in the region. SBF is a supplier of services and products for the Central Luzon Development Program (CLDP), a regional growth area composed of the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales. 

Climate

Like the rest of the Philippines, the climate in SBF is tropical.

There are two seasons:

Dry, from November to May.

Rainy, from June to October.

The climate is without extremes. Average temperature is 80 degrees Farenheit or 26 degrees Celsius. 

Population

The population in SBF is estimated at 3,000. Right next to SBF is Olongapo City with a population of approximately 194,260. 

The adjacent provinces to SBF, Bataan and Zambales, have populations of 557,660 and 433,542 respectively as of 1995. Region III or Central Luzon, encompassing the provinces of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales, has a combined population of 8.030 million as of May 1, 2001. 

Environmental Protection

SBMA continues to pursue its environmental protection responsibilities. The Authority has an Ecology Center that studies and monitors the preservation of the Subic Bay’s natural resources and wildlife. All development projects are required to submit Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies to ensure compliance with existing environmental standards. 

The Subic Watershed Forest Reserve (SWFR), located at the southern portion of the Zambales Biogeographic Zone, 160 km. by road northwest of Manila, is one of the ten priority sites of the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS), noted for its high biodiversity and endemism. This lowland dipterocarp forest covers approximately 9,800 hectares, 3,000 hectares of which is closed canopy. The forests were protected from over exploitation for more than 50 years while under the jurisdiction of the Americans during the US Naval Base period. 

The SWFR lies entirely within the metes and bounds of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ). SBMA has administrative jurisdiction over these protected areas under the authority of Republic Act 7227 of 1992, and in a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the SBMA. 

A wide range of habitats are present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, fringing grasslands and other breaks in the canopy. It is possible to draw an imaginary line through the rain forest, running water, grassland and mangrove habitats that blend into the marine seagrass and coral reef habitats. These represent the major habitats of the tropics. 

The preliminary results of the forest biodiversity survey revealed 745 plant species. Three of which are endangered while four others are potentially threatened. Hence, the urgency of preserving the Subic Forest is highlighted. 

Ecologically and economically important tree species such as White Lauan, Apitong, Guijo, Palosapis are most dominant in Subic forest. A rattan palm species previously found only in Mt. Arayat was discovered. 

At the southwest portion of the reserve is a well maintained network of paved roads which links two piers to a complex of 6 groups of earth-covered, concrete ammunition bunkers formerly known as the Naval Magazine. These bunker groups are enclosed in fences. It is linked to the rest of the Freeport Zone by a two-lane road intersected by a narrower road leading to the municipality of Morong, Bataan. This area has been reserved for low-impact, eco and adventure tourism oriented development. 

The Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium project is taking shape. The Camayan Wharf is now home to Subic Bay Ocean Adventure, the first and the most amazing attraction in the country exposing some of the world’s most attractive sea mammals like dolphins, false killer whales and sea lions in their natural habitat. 

The western side of Grande and Chiquita Islands contains the highest coral cover in the bay with up to 75% of which are living. There are 75 species of fish present in Subic Bay. Important reef fish species comprises 96.25%. The world’s rare and endangered Olive Ridley turtle and Hawksbill dwell in Subic Bay. Six species of seagrasses are growing in the marine preserved areas of Triboa and Ilanin Bays.

 

Ecotourism has tremendous potential given the variety of flora and fauna and the presence of streams, waterfalls and trail systems. Ecotour attractions are plentiful in SUBICBAY. Here are some you shouldn’t miss: 

Tourist Activities & Attractions  

APALIIN TRAIL

Hike through the trails of Apaliin and discover the wonders of the Subic Forest. Awe at the panoramic view from the tip of Apaliin Point, and enjoy the sight of Subic Bay on a banca ride back to the Central Business District. 

BAT KINGDOM

Get mesmerized at Subic’s Bamboo Bats and Flying Foxes. Over 10,000 fruitbats, the biggest of its kind in the world roost in the protected forest reserve of Subic along with the Bamboo bats, which are the smallest in the Philippines. 

BAT HIGHWAY

Marvel at the beauty of the bats in flight as they pass through this narrow strip at the setting of the sun.

BICENTENNIAL PARK

Enjoy outdoors with family and friends at these scenic picnic grounds. Native fishing gears are available for those who would like to try their hand at fishing in the man-made lagoon. 

CAMACHILE PARK

A perfect near-the-bay stop shaded by numerous Camachile trees, best for picnics among tour groups. 

EL KABAYO

Canter around the extensive grounds of the El Kabayo Equestrian Center. Riding lessons and mounts are available for horseback riding enthusiasts. 

GRANDE ISLAND

Live through the grandeur of Grande and enjoy the amenities of a beach resort in an island setting. Enjoy a scenic ride to the island on board a motorized banca. 

HILL 394

Subic’s most popular peak takes you 394 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular view of the legendary Mount Natib and Subic Bay, in the northwest. Visit Hill 394 and let its beauty speak for itself. 

JEST (Jungle Environmental Survival Training) Camp and Butterfly Garden

Familiarize yourself with jungle survival techniques from Aeta trained US Navy and US Marines. Visit the Mini Zoo and discover Subic’s diverse biological resources or see how the butterflies live and flourish at the Butterfly Kingdom. 

MALAWAAN PIER

Spend the day shoreline or day fishing at the designated fishing areas, or take a peek at SBMA’s Seaport Operations. 

MANGROVE GRAVEYARD

The sight of these giant driftwoods may surprise you, or simply leave you breathless. These dead dipterocarps are remnants of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Unable to stand the high sulfur content spewed by the volcano, the mangrove graveyard bears witness to one of the worst calamities to hit the country. 

MT. PINATUBO CRATER TREK

Sense a relaxing mood while kayaking at the crater lake of this mountain. Discover hotsprings, cool mountain pools, lahar fields and canyons as you take a trip or trek to see remains of towns destroyed by the mudflows. 

Pamulaklakin Forest Trails / Pastolan Aeta Village

Take part in the Ecology Tour and trek inside the forests of Subic with the help of a native guide. Immerse yourself in the culture of the Aetas. Educate yourself in the various types of medicinal plants. Camp in the heart of the forest or simply have a unique picnic in the deep parts of the jungle. 

REDONDO BEACHES

Behold the beauty of this undeveloped beach and explore the riches of a newfound land on the shores of the Redondo Peninsula. 

SHIPWRECKS

Delve the magnificent underwater world of Subic Bay and come face-to-face with its rare marine inhabitants. Explore relics of history that date back to the Spanish and American eras. (Oryoko Maru. Seian Maru, USS New York, USS Rochester, LCV Landing Craft and LST). 

SUBIC BAY OCEAN ADVENTURE

The first and most astounding nautical sanctuary in the country that showcases some of the world’s most amazing sea mammals like dolphins, false killer whales and sea lions in their inherent habitat. Dive with them. Frolic with the whales!.

Condominium Philippines

We can assist you in acquiring any from two of the country’s widely sought residential units: SM Development Corporation and Ayala Land. If you seek a retirement village type, we can also help you on that.

Note:  We are not directly connected to SM Development nor to Ayala Land, but we are willing to refer you to them without any obligations on your part (we knew an insider whom you can get competitive pricing and better service).  Pls see below details as per provided by our contact.

We invite you to be part of SM Development Corporation’s latest and biggest development at the heart of Quezon City – GRASS RESIDENCES, a sprawling 3.6 hectare high-rise residential condominium with an enormous 2.5-hectare lush greenery and amenities creating an ideal place for you to work, play and relax in.

It’s strategically located at the back of SM North EDSA-Annex and a stone’s throw away from hospitals, schools, transportation terminals and commercial establishments like SM City North, The Block and Ayala’s Trinoma. An exclusive bridgeway connected to SM North will be available for Grass residents.

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Amenities include 75-m resort-type pool, two kiddie pools, two 50-meter lap pools, playground, covered basketball court, four covered badminton courts, lawn and activity area, pavilion and cabana, courtyards and garden, clubhouse, multipurpose hall, fitness suite/exercise hall, function rooms and gymnasium.

The first tower is composed of 37-storeys with 6 high-speed elevators. Residential unit ranges from Php 1.2M for 1-Bedroom units to Php 5.3 M for 3-Bedroom units. For 2-Bedroom and 3-Bedroom units, all have balconies -all ensuring an ingenuous marriage of both practicality and sophistication.

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Truly, GRASS RESIDENCES gives the comfort of condominium living plus having everything in your own communit;y. Embedded security systems keep everyone safe adding to the peace of mind of Grass residents. Also, the GRASS RESIDENCES will be managed by the SMDC’s property management- ensuring a secure, well maintained community for years to come.

Hurry we are giving 10% for the cash buyers since we are pre-selling! In-house and bank-financing options are also available.

NO DOWNPAYMENT SCHEMES ARE AVAILABLE AND IN-HOUSE FINANCING FOR 36 MONTHS 0% INTEREST.

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There are other presentation I could show as the other Condominium Units by SM Development and Ayala Land (We can also show you residential type units in a resort and Retirement Village type).

Other SM Residence Philippines being offered:

SM RESIDENCES PROJECTS:

Sea Residences – Across Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Princeton Residences – Gilmore, San Juan City. Across St. Paul
Field Residences – at the back of SM Sucat, Paranaque City
Grass Residences – at the back of SM North Edsa, Q.C.
Chatteau Elysee – Bicutan Area
Hamilo Coast; Pico De Loro – Nasugbu Batangas Residential Resort
Lindenwood Residences – Susana Heigths, South
Berkeley Residences – Katipunan Ave. Near Ateneo
Mezza Residences – Araneta Ave. Near SM Sta. Mesa
Wind Residences – E.Aguinaldo H-way, Tagaytay City
Light Residences – Boni Ave. Edsa, Mandaluyong City
Jazz Residences – Reposo St., Makati City
Sun Residences – Welcome Rotonda, Quezon City

For more details, kindly e-mail me at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

After Christmas Sales Galore

Christmas rush is over until it’s over. 

To those who missed the Christmas shopping rush, After Christmas Sales is also an event to watch.  In the US, different merchandise stores such as Walmart, Best Buy, Macys, Sears Target and Amazon give great deals from inventory they have not sold yet for the Christmas season.  They will offer excess inventory from electronics to household items to toys, etc., for less price. The usual marketing proposition:  “Savings or Discounts” for the customer

s tight budget.  It is already been a tradition and it is being done year after year after December 25.  These best deals and offers starts on December 26, 2009 and may last until January 1 and 2 of 2010 (other even extends).   You may want to check their website for details.  

Better to check now your budget and plan to make a list before you go to your nearest store that offers After Christmas Sales.  If you are not in American, other giant stores in other countries also practice After Christmas Sales.  Better to check the website of the giant store near you.   Many stores across the globe replicate this marketing strategy as people really come and buy.