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.

 

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.

Cancer Patient Wellness

Never in my wildest dream that one from my immediate family member will be in a cancer situation.  I am not prepared.  I believe none is, how rich he/she may be or whatever the status in society he/she belongs.

Although  this may not be believable to some, I was amazed when my wife’s Doctor explain that most cases, breast ailment on the left has its connections with resentments with siblings or parents.  Breast ailment on the right are connected to resentment or emotional problems with spouse.   I brought this out because I learned that money and medications prescribe by doctors is not enough no matter how rich you are.  It was explained to us that healing is a process and the process demands that you also correct the wrong not just in your diet but also in your emotional and spiritual aspect of your life.   I also shared this because I have been in constant support with my wife’s medication and needs for a year now but it seems the suggestions of friends and doctors is not that effective until we were referred by our Pastor’s wife to a Non-traditional Doctor specialized in alternative medicines.  We found out that she is very effective in patients as cancer and other related hard to cure ailment.  Her style is non-traditional because she rather strengthen’s the ailing person’s natural ability to heal herself rather than usual chem o therapy, biopsy and the like.  Her suggestion is we change diet from pure clean vegetables and fruits and natural juices while regular cleansing and detoxification (coffee enema with in take of natural medicines and supplements and dextrose type of natural fluid with natural anti-cancer content and mega doze of vitamins).  We were also suggested to invest on buying a Juicer machine and thermometer.  My wife is not ask to be confined but was only required to visit twice a week treatment with natural  therapy.  What amazes me is the place is so relaxing.  I can compared it to a spa rather than a traditional clinic or hospital, although the attending physicians are genuine Doctors and Nurses.  The approach is just different – personalized care with logs and advises.  Another difference I noticed is that the Doctor and Nurses themselves practice what they preach (e.g. coffee enema or what we call in the Philippines as “labatiba).

In just a matter of days/weeks, I began to noticed some developments in my wife’s health.   I can confidently say that one big factor is the change diet … pure vegetable at the moment… no more meat, no processed food, no canned goods food, no restaurant/fast foods diet, no dairy products, no fish pond fish or cultured sea foods, no chemical base foods or those with high content of preservatives and chemical fertilizer, no condiments, and other related…. only pure fresh  vegetable and fruits and natural juices.  Hard at first but we are beginning to cope up and starting to like them as it feels good in our body.

Hard to eat pure vegetable at first especially when you grew-up eating in fast foods and or likes the taste of processed foods as canned goods, noodles and commonly bought or seen in commercial establishments as Malls and Restaurants.

This type of banana is called cardaba or “saging na saba” as called in the Philippines.  Nutritionist believe that just one piece of this kind of banana is equivalent to 3 pcs. of the common types of bananas one can find.  But Doctor’s advise is it should be eaten as raw or the way you eat other kind of bananas.  One reason is the enzyme is affected if cooked.

We were told that a cancer patient or someone with ailment has more chance of healing if he regularly drink natural juice from fruits or vegetable because a body needs Vitamin C to naturally battled and heal diseases and bacteria.

Something to put taste or spice to vegetable diet the safer way

 

We were ask to regularly record our actions, seen development and other matters related to treatment and medication.

Our Doctor suggested this type of Juicer but I won’t mention the brand as there are other types and brand out there in the market.  It’s up to you.

The medicines from 3 month treatment. I suggest you do not follow what I shown you unless you consult first a specialist Alternative (wellness) Medical Doctor.  I only share our own personal experience other’s hope.

I now realize that someone’s experience is somehow the benefit of others who are willing to learn from it.

Fat Embolism for your information

Fat Embolism is basically the blood clot or air bubble on veins commonly cause by physical upset, surgery or pain.

As per gathered from Wikipedia, A common scenario is fatty marrow entering the circulation after a fracture to a large bone such as the femur or pelvis, or after surgery on such a bone.

Image is excerpt at Google images

Tylenol Recalled Again

We had a previous report on Tylenol last 2009…

https://fyi09.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/tylenol-arthritis-pain-caplets-recalled/

Another recall for this year for Tylenol caplets was ordered by Johnson & Johnson due to a moldy smell that made some users sick.  The voluntarily recall applies to some batches of Tylenol caplets, geltabs, arthritis treatments, rapid release, and extended relief Tylenol, as well as Motrin IB, chewable extra strength Rolaids, Benadryl allergy tablets, and St. Joseph aspirin as to information provided by McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products business.  The problem also affects some lots of its fever and pain drug Motrin.  The recall applies to products sold in the Americas, the United Arab Emirates, and Fiji.