Cav Banana, et al

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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.

 

Cancer Treatment through Alternative Medication and Healthy Diet

For more information on this matter, kindly visit your doctor and professional counselor who is credible to give advises on this matter.

If in any case you are in support of Cancer Treatment/Prevention, I am willing to be your channel in the Philippines to help patients who are unfortunate and cannot afford the high cost of the treatment and medicines/vitamins/therapy.  I my self has a wife who is undergoing treatment.  I can both be utilized to reached both those who are undergoing conventional cancer treatment or the modern alternative wellness medication.

Thank you very much.

Cavendish Banana Import-Export Is Very Lucrative

If you are into Cavendish Banana or Premium Pineapple Import-Export Business, I lcan help you find the genuine end-seller so you can have the lowest possible price and best quality fruits you desire with consistency and reliability.

I am into Cavendish Banana export and I can lead an interested importer to genuine farms and/or cooperative where Dole, Delmonte, Chiquita and other known brands get their premium bananas and pineapples in the Philippines.

To avoid waste of time and money in the part of the importers/traders, I offer my services to deliver below results:

–  Reliability on Quality

–  Lower Cost

–  Monitoring the operations of your order

–  After Sales Service

–  Shipping Assistance

–  Price stabilization

–  Own Brand and Label

–  Quality Packing

–  Assured Quality Control

–  Risk and Damage Control

–  Goodwill relationship between importer and farm-owners and agencies involved like container providers, box maker, etc.

–  Avoid cheating in the part of supplier

–  Establishment of Importer’s monitoring office

– Document processing and registration

–  Other interest of importers

FACTS: Many of the visiting importers thought they already talk with the end sellers when they went to Philippines or province of Davao… they’re wrong! Commonly, they just meet with the local traders or middle-man type of company and the price they got is high.  This is a fact because farm owners are located in the far side of Mindanao Region seldom they face clients because their contact details are not found in the internet.  They could not be found in Davao City proper either – they are in the farms far outside the city proper.  That’s where I come in and I offer my services.  I could meet them for your, if you are interested.  Meeting them, I still need to travel both by plane from Manila (Luzon) to Mindanao, and travel by land around 120km (one of my trusted contact farm owners in Compostela Valley).  The location is somehow risky for foreigners but if a client insists, he can go with me at his own risk.  The location is very rural (banana plantations).

SPECIFICATIONS OF BANANAS:

I- Classifications of Our Bananas for Export:

1. Class A

a. 4,5, 6 Big Hand

b. 7,8,9  Small Hands

2. Class B

a.  4,5,6 Big Hands

b. 7,8,9 Small Hands B

3. Cluster Pack Class A

a. 4,5,6 Big Hands

4. Finger Pack

a. 4,5,6 Big Hands

II –     Weight per Box : 13.5 kilograms net

(we can also agree to other packing like 18kg box, etc.)

III –   Average Size of Bananas:

1.   Big Hands – Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

2.   Small Hands – Minimum of 6.5 Max of 7.5 inches in length

3.   Cluster Pack- Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

4.   Finger Pack – Minimum of 7.5 Max of 12 inches in length

IV –   Calibration:

1.   Big Hands – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

2.   Small Hands – Minimum of 36mm to maximum of 39m

3.   Cluster Pack – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

4.   Finger Pack – Minimum 39mm to maximum  47mm

V-     Leaves of Banana tree upon harvest: minimum of 5 leaves

VI –   Age of Bananas upon harvest:  9-11 weeks

VII – Average number of Banana per box: 76 to 88 pieces per box

VIII –    Packing Details: Banana are packed in an export standard corrugated box with PE foams and stickers

PRICING

We can provide Transparent Breakdown on pricing, or how price is get.

 

1.  Packaging materials and hauling cost per box

2.  Fruits storage & van handling

3.  Export processing & documentations

4.  Administrative expenses

5.  Overhead expenses

6.  Miscellaneous

7.  Total labor & materials

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Fruit cost to get FOB shipping cost

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Container/Shipping cost to get C&F or CFR shipping cost (CIF is more expensive)

We can also refer you to our contact Forwarder for a more reliable monitoring and shipping services from port to your doorstep.  It’s just that Forwarder will charge their fees.

Note:  Price of fruits is higher during peak buying season (e.g. Christmas season, days or weeks before Chinese New Year and Iranian New Year)

DIRECTORY OF CAVENDISH BANANA FARMS:

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a directory of Cavendish Banana farms and other end supplier of fruits from the Philippines, which one could not find in the internet (I personally research it)

With this, I can reliably lead you to them upon you request.  I can even tour you to either known brand’s warehouse-farms or farms manage by Cooperatives.

Loading and Shipping

  • 1,540 boxes per container
  • 40ft Reefer Container
  • Loading Port:  Davao City Port
  • Can allow FOB and C&F (CIF – for confirmation as price is different and higher)
  • Shipping Lines: PIL, OOCL, MISC, Hanjin, etc (depending on what is available)
  • It takes around 15-18 days sailing time from Davao to other countries (depending on how far the country of destination is).
    • Weekly schedule is every Tuesday and Sunday

Hard to get container bookings for spot buying because shipping lines are now very strict and prefer those deals under a contract with DP.  They require immediate payment and  no longer agree to collect unless you are long time buyer and clients and known by them already for quite some time.

Documentation

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of Lading
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Quality Control Documents
  • Others

Payment Terms

  • T/T or via Western Money Union (I could help arrange terms but usually they only agree to least 80% advance down payment against 20% upon sending of valuable documents)

Banking Details will be provided or Contact details if via Western Money Union

  • Some may allow L/C or Letter of Credit but has to wait a number of deliveries as test of reliability in the part of buyer

I can assist the buyer-importer they need to open a bank account in the Philippines.  Currently, it is advisable to open at Banco De Oro (Davao branch or Metro Manila branch).  More details will be provided upon request.

There’s more!  I can provide the details upon request to my direct e-mail: denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

From what I found out, cavendish banana import-export business is very lucrative (one will surely earn a lot).  But the one entering this business must learn not just how to earn but how it is from grassroots.  That’s how I can help but I need ample support.

You Have a Purpose

If you are someone you knew is down and troubled, let him view my video presentation…

Baby Names for busy mind

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If you are in need to research the right baby names choices, I am recommending below site…

http://www.babynamescountry.com/

The Korean Way

In the 1970’s, a certain Korean have visited the Philippines. He was amazed and envious on what he saw. He prayed, “Lord, please make Korea as green as the Philippines.” A couple of decades passed and a certain Filipino was invited to Korea to visit a prayer mountain there. On their way to the site, they passed the fields and forests. He was astounded and cannot help it but to compare. He then prayed, “Lord, please make Philippines as green as Korea.”
Funny but it is a painful reality. But would you believe that Korea was not that progressive then as they are right now. They actually pass through a long learning process. And the people behind were not the prominent figures of society, but the ordinary ones. These people had ask what they could do for their country, not what their country could do for them.
On World War 2, Japanese Imperial Army ransacked both their natural resources and national treasures. Their food crops and forest products were seized by Japanese soldiers. Years passed after the devastating effects of World War II, civil war erupted. Korea wage war with itself. Later on it was divided into North and South. As South Korea was recovering from the ravages of war, an ordinary citizen made an extra ordinary contribution to its struggling economy via innovative farming. His style is unbound from traditional to one of the most effective at that era. With the support of his family and workers, harvests multiplied. In just a matter of years, his success and method were being followed. He became an inspiration and later on inspired the head of state. He was even visited by the Political figures for a conversation. Later on, a law was passed urging other Korean farmers to follow his foot steps. Other Korean leader then was also inspired and saw the potentials in turning agriculture as a backbone of their struggling economy. They have developed it as their stepping stone to what they are right now, and they succeeded. The farming style was named, “Canaan farming.” And a farming school was even established out of it. The man behind was an ordinary farmer-entrepreneur who started from scratch. His name is Kim Yong-Ki. This serves as proof that even sweet potato could change the course of history, if we are determined.
 
This ordinary man’s achievement later on inspired Japan and other nations. On 1966, one of Philippines most prolific and prestigious award giving bodies has recognized his contributions. He was a “Ramon Magsaysay awardee for Public Service.” The Board of Trustees recognizes his example of Christian principles practically applied to improve agriculture and imbue rural life with new joy and dignity.
KIM YONG-KI was a son of ordinary farmer parents, Kim Choon Kyo and Kim Kong Yoon. He was born on September 5, 1908 at Nungnai-ri, Wabu-myun, a rural community of Yangjoo County, Kyoungi Province, in the central area of the Korean Peninsula. His father had attended a Presbyterian school and his mother was a devout, practical Christian. Kim was the fourth among 5 sons. Kim’s childhood was very normal yet well read and was tasked to help his parents in the field. The vision of rejuvenating Korean rural life led Kim to establish Canaan. It started on his youth days.
He was 23 when he inherited from his father a small farm in Bongan, Kyoungi, not far from his parental home. His faith, good example and hard work had influenced for a better change the plight of the common man in farming. The farm was a wasteland so he elected to plant sweet potatoes because they would grow in poor soil and under any climatic conditions in Korea. His determination and practical approach had produced perhaps the best sweet potato and an outstanding farmers in Korea.
In the previous year KIM had married Kim Bong Hi, who became his partner in the enterprise. First, the idealistic young husband sent his bride, who had received only a primary education, to Seoul for further schooling. Living was never easy but there was satisfaction for the family in the produce of their labor. The KIMs’ three sons and two daughters, like their father, began as small children to share in the family work.
After seven years of experimentation, KIM developed a method for storing sweet potatoes for 12 months which highly trained Japanese farmers had failed to do. The achievement called him to the attention of Japanese officials and the secretary to the Japanese Governor of Korea paid a visit to his farm. This success confirmed his decision to be a “studying farmer.” Since then he has continuously experimented to increase production and up-grade field crops, vegetables, fruits, and livestock, and better preserve and store produce. The Bongan farm flourished in the 15 years from 1930 to 1945.With his desire for an expansion, Kim sold the Bongan farm in 1945 and reinvent everything. He bought in Koyang County of Kyoungi Province another piece of wasteland where he established an entirely new settlement. In it he established not just a farm but a community with school was for farmers.
KIM and his family are the core faculty of the Canaan Farmer’s School, working from four in the morning until 10 in the evening. But they also invited well experienced and specialist lecturers. And in just a matter of four years, less than 2,000 men and women have trained. The school has revolutionized farming then on their area and made new breed of farmers with openness to new ideas. Of course, they learned the basic planting and raising of field crops, vegetables, fruit trees, strawberries, bees, rabbits, goats, cattle and much else. Self esteem and contentment was also uplifted among farmers. The sense of nearness to God and nature that this allows; these they have carried with them to other villages.
It was in the 1950s that KIM moved to Yongin County where he led in creation of the Farmer’s Evangelical Folk High School. After five years he could leave this institution to the management of associates and move on to found the Canaan farm and school. Kim has literally influenced the spiritual awakening of farmers in Korea on that era.In just a span of five years, KIM sold the Koyang farm and again “ventured for victory” on a piece of mountain land in Yong-in County of Kyoungi. It became the core of a third “model” village. There KIM organized an Evangelical Farming Institute and a Farmers’ Evangelical Junior School. But this farm was again sold after three years to intimate friends in the community who are not farmers but have continued the Evangelical Junior School using KIM’s principles.
Later Kim purchased in 1954 the 10,000 pyung plot known as “Whangsan,” or “Wasted Hill.” (roughly three and one-half hectares). KIM wanted now to be near the capital so that more people would see what could be done with unproductive land. It was located only some 40 minutes by local bus from Seoul, near the southeast boundary of the city in the administrative district of Pungsan Ri.He was finally recognized by the Korean government in 1960. He received the Cultural Award from the Minister of Public Information and the following year a citation from the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.
In 1962 he received three letters of appreciation from the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, from the National Reconstruction Movement Kyoungi Branch, and from the Minister of Public Information, as well as a citation from the Governor of Kyoungi Province. The Chief of Staff of the Korean Air Force addressed a citation to KIM on June 26, 1964 and earlier invited him to lecture before a group of officers and enlisted men. His audience was so enthusiastic that similar lectures were arranged at every airbase and the Air Force sent enlisted men to Canaan Farm for training. In 1965 KIM received a third commendation from the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Government officials have asked KIM what they could do to help but he refuses assistance: “Please do not make any disturbance,” he requests, “that is the best way to help me.”KIM’s success symbolizes the hope of all Korean farmers, and perhaps even in other nation. He has proven to himself that even a waste land can turn out to be your dream land. But what amazes me is that in spite of his attained status, he never forgotten where he came. His success is also the uplifting of other farmers below him. His motivation is to serve his fellow farmers. “His Christian devotion and patriotic zeal are the source of abundant inspiration to all Koreans,” as the title of his book suggests, he has shown to Korean farmers ‘the way to a true living’.”

Lesson Unplanned by Crystal Defanti

You may have heard it already.  I actually think more than twice if I will post this story or not… I did! 

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3030224/crystal_defanti_video/

I am pretty much sure this story will be blown into proportion and it will sell like hot cakes in the internet.   I care for the kids but I also thought of Crystal as she was also a victim.  Both have to face the consequences of trauma.  It’s just that the kids will outgrow it and Crystal will have to live with it for the rest of her life.  Nonetheless, “Life goes on!”

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This is the kind of lesson we barely get from classrooms nor on churches, yet it is real and it also happened to some people out there.  But this time, the lesson is not for children but for teacher’s to learn.  We were mostly taught how to do things except how to face a failure.  The teacher must also learn like anybody else.

This does not only happen to Crystal.  We all have our share of shame and scandalous action, hope the parents and the community will forgive.   The shame and agony are more than enough punishment for Crystal.  

“Let those who are clean cast the first stone.”

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).   

PayPal 

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:

Former Youth 

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.

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