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.

 

Walking in the Clouds

This is one area in the Philippines where at times you will literally walk in the clouds.

I have been to Tagaytay City Philippines and knew of its breathtaking view since I was a kid.  But it was only recently that I realize that there is more to Tagaytay than its view…

  • Low cost of living
  • Near to farms and plantations so food harvest are fresh
  • Very accessible and near to Metro Manila
  • Only minutes away from Hospitals,  Downtown Area, Taal Lake, Shopping Malls and other establishments
  • With Cool and Refreshing Climate
  • Police Stations are within reach (within reach and easy to contact)
  • There is a Fire Station
  • Domestic and International Airports is more or less 1 hour away
  • Healthy Living
  • Perfect for Retirees and migrant tourist
  • Fruits, Meat and Vegetables are abundant
  • People are friendly
  • Tourist destinations are every where
  • Has Zoo, Horse-back riding, Park and Nature Appreciation Sites
  • Urban living in a rural environment is possible
  • Others

I actually grew up in the urban Metro Manila until finished college and work in a corporate company.  I thought, I will settle there because I am now in this beautiful City of Tagaytay.

Who would have thought that I will get married in this special place and settled for good?  I even have achieved one of the most inexpensive wedding yet a bit elegant.  But my wedding was just one thing.  Settling in Tagaytay is another and I was glad we settled here.  Why?  I think it will better if you yourself visit and observe why many are migrating here now a days and settle for good.  A number of them are Tourist and Overseas Filipino/Contract Workets (OFW/OCW).  Many are retirees (foreign and locals).

Let me show you some photos of one of the most desired residential subdivision in Tagaytay:

IT IS CALLED CROSSWINDS TAGAYTAY

–a premiere leisure community nestled in the hillsides of Tagaytay.  It is developed by Brittany Corporation, a Vista Land subsidiary that is distinct for unique upscale real estate developments and specializing in the creation of themed, luxury residential properties.

RESIDENTIAL LOT:
Peak View & Cedar Brooks – custom home sites to build your future chalets on. Lot sizes ranges from 450 to 1,000 sq.m.

Pine Grove – custom homes sites which offers prime lots where you can build your own Swiss chalets. Phase 1 lot sizes ranges from 400 – 600 sq.m. Phase 2 lot sizes from 225 to 374 sq.m.

MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING
Swiss Quadrille – has three (3) enclaves of quad units built on wide lots following the natural contours of Crosswinds’ hills.

DUPLEX HOME
Deux Pointe – duetto series situated on the highest and most prime location in Crosswinds. It is the only high peak property still available in Tagaytay today. A choice of spacious 2-bedroom (Duetto Tresor), 3-bedroom (Duetto Primo), and 4-bedroom (Gran Duetto) homes.

There are others to choose from and there are even not so expensive areas and condo units.  Did you know that there Robinson’s in Tagaytay and SM Residence is already under construction?

For more details, you may inquire directly at denissalvatierra@yahoo.com

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!.