Friday, February 17, 2012

Philippines should look into investments in 'black gold'

The country could be missing out on a great opportunity if it fails to pay attention its well-regarded coffee beans.

There is a resurgence in the popularity of coffee shops, and it is unthinkable that we are not making the most out of this opportunity by marketing the Philippines' coffee beans.

I enjoin our countrymen to support our proudly Pinoy-made coffee beans. We encourage businesses to advocate the same. Our beans are renowned for their unique taste. We must be able to capitalize on this fact to boost our local coffee industry and empower our local farmers and all those whose lives are dependent on this valuable commodity.

1 comment:

Boy Bolo said...

Dear Senator,

I believe focusing on the agri sector is the right direction. I am the son of a farmer and did a lot of farming myself before I became a soldier. My mother still owns a farm and does things traditionally. As expected, she has not risen from poverty. There is a small community of coffee farmers in the highlands of Tagurano which I thought, would be a good pilot for a coffee coop. I have founded a multipurpose coop myself in our company and it has provided good income for my employees. I think it is time good people like you in government should allocate good money to agri projects and help our poor farmers. I will help this endeavor for projects in Davao as much as I can and volunteer my own free time. More so, if it is in the area of Toril, where I grew up.

More power to you and may you be given more resources for these projects. God bless you and your family.

Boy Bolo