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The opening message of Dr. Edison Rinen of the Department of Agriculture's Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (Phil-FIDA) at Tesoro del Monte, Quezon for the second session of the Farmers' Field School on Cotton Production enhanced the already positive morale of the participants last February 9, 2015.
The Phil-FIDA Director of Regions I and II stated that Patis Tesoro's enthusiasm in the revival of abaca, pinya and this time, Philippine cotton, further inspired Phil-FIDA to continue the Farmers' Field School which began last November 24, 2014. Watch the youtube video.
And as the revival of Philippine cotton continues, the fashion show of Patis Pamintuan Tesoro for Rustan's, "La Collection Rouge" at the Sofitel Plaza last February 17, 2015, shows a promising future for the fashion industry in the Philippines where locally grown indigenous and organic raw material can create sophisticated yet self-sustainable works of fashionable clothing that the country can truly be proud of.
Abuhan is a traditional stove set on a wooden table stamped with soil and ashes. The palayok or kaldero is put on top and leveled on "buhay na bato" or large living stones placed at a proper height and distance where wood for fire can be easily inserted or removed.
The aroma of the smoke from certain types of wood used in the abuhan creates a rich, smokey flavor on food that the modern method cannot replicate.
The Department of Agriculture's Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (Phil FIDA), headed by Region I & II Director Dr. Edison Rinen, with Patis Tesoro, began the planting of cotton in Tesoro del Monte last November 24, 2014 in Tiaong, Quezon.
Patis, together with farmers of Tesoro del Monte and the staff of Phil FIDA collaborated to initiate the participatory action research on sustainability of planting indigenous and commercial cotton in this part of Southern Luzon, which aims to revive Philippine cotton in this region.
This is an exciting start for the local textile industry. Patis Tesoro has been recognized as a major proponent of the revival of pineapple fiber for piña textile which she spearheaded in the 1980's. She has been working with FIDA since then and is excited to collaborate with them now that they have merged with the Cotton Development Authority to form Phil FIDA.
Stay tuned for updates as the research and development ensues. Meanwhile, support your local textile industry!
While visiting Dion Pulan in Bangkong Kahoy to introduce my friend Roy, I picked up some Sukang Kaong the tindero said was great for making atchara.
Will try it and let you guys know if it's good. Also, my askal Diva had three fat cute puppies, and pictured is Guapito, the boy I will keep. He is less than a month old and looks more like a caterpillar than a dog.
Last Sunday, Sept 7, 2014, we met with Dion Pulan of Bangkong Kahoy in Barangay Kinabuhayan in Dolores, Quezon.
Bangkong Kahoy is in the valley of the sacred Mount Banahaw which is only a 40-minute drive away from the cafe. If you take Barangay Sta. Cruz Putol and go a little further, you will eventually slow down and fall more in love with the Philippines for what it REALLY is. (See photo below)
Dion discussed his advocacy in preserving the environment as the mid-afternoon breeze cooled us down. It is quite enthralling to dream of changing the mindset of the many for the greater common good.
I am looking forward to seeing Dion again and spend more time in Bangkong Kahoy. Maybe next time I will be there earlier so I can get more mushrooms.
On our way back, we went down to one of the vendors in Barangay Kinabuhayan and took some photos.
Don't forget to check out Bangkong Kahoy's website.