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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You can email us directly for your quote and questions

email:  sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

 

 

We Seek New Long Term Buyers

We are capable to deliver Fresh Quality Cavendish Banana.

email us directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

Pineapples

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Interested buyer/importer can email me directly at sembawangtrading.co@gmail.com

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.

 

Window to MassKara Festival Philippines

MassKara Festival is one of the known festive events in the Philippines held each year in Bacolod, Negros Occidental province every third weekend of October nearest October 19.  It is the city’s Charter Inauguration Anniversary.

Allow me to open windows for you to see and feel the emotions of MassKara Festival.

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I happen to know mask making.  I can make one upon request.

True Christmas Date

Basing from Biblical naration of the travel of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, the first Christmas or the birth of Jesus Christ obviously could not happen during the winter season or on December.  The couple surely won’t survive the cold wheather if they travelled on the period.  Bible Scholars believed it happened during spring season.  

There were even other dates for other types of believers as in Russia – January 6.  

Historical reference in the declaration of December 25 as birth of Christ is to be found in the Chronography of 354, an illuminated manuscript compiled in Rome in 354.  Early Christians celebrated Christmas every January 6, although this festival emphasized celebration of the baptism of Jesus.  Deeper study shows that Christmas was actually a politcal moved with a purpose during Constantinople’s reign in 379 and to Antioch in about 380.  It was promoted in the Christian East as part of the revival of Catholicism following the death of the pro-Arian Emperor Valens at the Battle of Adrianople in 378. The feast disappeared after Gregory of Nazianzus resigned as bishop in 381, although it was reintroduced by John Chrysostom in about 400.  Part reference to this information is Wikipedia. 

The date of birth of Christ is no longer that important as the Bible is more focus on the meaning of Christmas.  Although, I cannot deny that still there are concervatives on this issue.  What is more important to many is Christ is being known and preached in God’ suttle way, even to the nations who don’t believe in God and the Bible is not permitted.

May you share your blessing this Christmas!

To many, Christmas is shopping or homecoming or merry making.

I see no wrong in it if you want to enjoy your holidays! Why not? Go ahead!  But may you also share your blessing, especially to the less fortunate kids as seen in the video.

A little act of kindness can transform children’s lives.  Kindly support me as I reach them.

Blogging and Commodity Trading are what I do for my self, but organizing projects for the less fortunates is how I give back. I am in support of the kids and youth since 1996.

You can send you donations either through parcel (for food or in kind) or through Paypal and Western Money Union if in a form of money.  Proof of gift to the less fortunate will be given.  A donation of $1 is already equivalent to a 1 kg rice with canned sardines (good for 1 day for 1 small family).   

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Or you can tell me where would you want it be used (e.g. education, toys, etc.) 

But if more donations are gathered, I may use it to establish a formal community service center where we can host projects for development, livelihood, children/elderly care, etc. for long term benefits. 

I my self is donating and in coordination with local churches and NGO. 

If you prefer to donate in kind, you may send it through FedEx, DHL, or the like at… 

c/o Mr. Denis Salvatierra

Address:  #37 Karpa Street Mendoza Village Talipapa Novaliches

Quezon City Philippines 1116

Mobile:  +63905 3126027

e-mail:  denissalvatierra@yahoo.com, ricesembawang@gmail.com

Thank you very much and Merry Christmas to you!

I am actually in support of the kids, youth, the elderly and community service since 1991 as per below photos. 

The most recent I facilitated were donations of umbrellas, grocery items for the Pastors and Elderly workers, and funding for the improvement of Children’s Church c/o In Christ We Live Family Christian Center (small church in the Philippines — within Talipapa Novaliches municipality).

My previous initiated projects in support of the community and less fortunate:

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Above photo are the youth and teens I previously supported (I’m in the middle).

Most of them became professionals and are now young adults.

They followed me since their elementary years and they continued up to now. 

Some of them are the kids I used to motivate per below photo.

Many continued what I started but still doing what I do best – support the community and the less fortunate within my reach. 

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There’s more but all are too many to show.