Cav Banana, et al

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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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MOSQUERADE

No offense to the Muslims and this article does not oppose Obama’s decision regarding the plan to build a Mosque in Ground Zero .  Allow me please dissect the issue.

Although President Obama reiterates America’s commitment to religious freedom, I am also entitled to my own opinion that BO’s “no regret” action in allowing a Mosque in Lower Manhattan has nothing to do with his personal belief.   The Mosque in Ground Zero is plain and simple a Political Action, as sort of strong cure to a strong illness that is haunting America in years.   Obama may not admit this but he is just following the footsteps of Israel as below image…

Mosquerade?  Come to think it.

As we all know, 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for America. Although this is an infamous step to undertake, I believe BO’s advisers believed this could moderate Muslims across the world and improve its relations with America in the years to come.  You need not be a political genius to figure this out.  Nonetheless I still believe that this is “Mosquerade.” I have nothing against the plan but this is ain’t easy to swallow for Americans.

But as anybody else, I am also observing and await of the result.  Hope this turn out for the better.

Russian Plane Crashed with Polish President

It’s a sad news for Russia as its Russian plane crashed on Saturday having on board the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders whom believed to instantly died during a landing process on a thick fog in Western Russia.  All passengers  which is 96, believed instantly died as per report gathered. As mentioned, there were no survivors on the 26-year-old Tupolev.  They arrived from an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of Polish officers by Soviet secret police.

More of its details via video below…

Bill Clinton in now OK

As per report, the former President Bill Clinton is now OK and is recovering from a heart procedure after leaving a Manhattan hospital.    Bill has two stents placed in a clogged heart artery Thursday after he complained of chest discomfort, his cardiologist said.

As announced, Bill Clinton will soon focus again on his work in Haiti through his foundation.  He is now 63.  He is the 42nd President of the United States. 

Photo is excerpt from Google Images

State of the Union 2010

I usually get bored with political speeches until I heard Obama.  I really like what he uttered on his inauguration and in Egypt where he bridge the gap between America and the Middle East.  But, I was not that impressed with his state of union.  Actually, I see no wrong to his speech.  It’s just that I could not connect his state of the union address to “American dream.”   Although Obama mentioned his High-Speed Rail vision and he may have pleased the environmentalist, ultimately this project fall short of what known 20th century American Presidents have accomplished.  Let me refresh you with some (some are not literally connected to State of the Union):

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bombing of Tokyo Japan in retaliation to its invasion of Pearl Harbor, etc.) 

Harry Truman (First Atomic Bom, Creation of Central Intelligence Agency, etc.) 

Theodore Roosebelt  (The Construction of Panama Canal  – man made canal connecting Pacific and Atlantic Ocean)

 

Herbert Hoover (Construction of Hoover Dam to battle the great depression, etc.)

 

John F. Kenedy (Race to the moon, etc.)

 

Ronald Reagan (Star Wars Space Station, etc.)

Although Benjamin Franklin was not from the 20th Centrury, let me include him as his legacy paved the way why America became the land of the free.

I know this was just Obama’s first year as President and he still needs more time.  President Obama deserves the benefit of the doubt.  Nonetheless, I hope President Obama take into consideration the “American Dream” as it is the cornerstone why America is America today and is different from other countries of world. 

US President Barak Obama has so much achievement already for himself.  I won’t pretend to know it all but he seems to be in the news everyday since the US Presidential election.  Books written about him seem to sell like hotcakes and he even won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.  Only a number of presidents have this accomplishment (even world leaders).  I believed it will make Obama greater if he humbly follow the footsteps of the great American Presidents and   learn how they creatively face recessions and all sorts of war through inspiring extreme projects and impossible mission.  

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Invictus is must to see movie

Better watch the video if you missed this movie.

Pls view the trailer

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 Invictus is directed by Clint Eastwood 

starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

Now I somehow understand who Nelson Mandela is and why Europeans and Americans loved him dearly.    This happens after the fall of apartheid in South Africa, during his term as president, when he campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup event as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.   

Trully inspiring!

The title comes from the fact that Mandela had the poem written on a scrap of paper on his prison cell while he was incarcerated. In the movie, Mandela gives the “Invictus” poem to his national rugby team’s captain Francois Pienaar before the start of the Rugby World Cup. In reality, Mandela provided Pienaar with an extract from Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” speech from 1910.

Hope the people and institution behind this film also tell to the world the story of Jose Rizal, Juan Luna, Ninoy Aquino, Cory Aquino, etc.  All these are from the Philippines.