Celebrity and Talk Show Host Ms. Kris Aquino Tries MALAGOS CHOCOLATE!
Miss Kris Aquino of ABS-CBN's Kris TV visited Malagos Garden Resort to do a segment for her show. Here's a picture of Ms Kris Aquino tasting our Malagos Chocolate.
An Afternoon With An Icon
In one of my previous posts, I mentioned my excitement to be granted a sit-down interview with one of Davao City's icons. She was responsible for bringing home the "Waling-waling" and making it synonymous to Davao. Last February, she was named one of GoNegosyo's 13 Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013. Know more of this inspiring lady who seems to have a Mida’s touch, founder of the Puentespina Orchids and Tropical Plants, Inc. and the Waling-waling lady herself – Charita P. Puentespina.
Another Round of Congratulations!
"Charita Puentespina is credited for saving the Waling-waling (a.k.a Vanda Sanderiana / Euanthe Sanderiana) from extinction. Now, she wants to revive the dying cacao export sector..."
Congratulations Ms. Charita Puentespina! Go Negosyo Awardee for Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013!
Ms Charita Puentespina, founder of the Puentespina Orchids & Tropical Plants Inc, is awarded Filipina Entrepreneur of 2013 along with eleven awardees on March 1 at the World Trade Center Manila.
Senate passes bill declaring Waling-waling nat'l flower alongside Sampaguita
Waling-waling : National Flower Soon?
For 2nd reading at the Senate - HOUSEBILL No. 5655
An Act Declaring The Waling-waling Orchid as a National Flower of the Philippines In Addition to Sampaguita as Declared in Proclamation No. 652 Dated 01 February 1934 by Gov-Gen Frank Murphy.
Charita Puentespina & Malagos Chocolate Featured in Illustrado Magazine!
THE GLOCAL DAVAO CACAO
By Liza Lacuesta of Illustrado Magazine - The Magazine for the International Filipino, 15 Nov - 15 Dec 2012 edition. For more information on Illustrado Magazine, you may click these links: www.illustradolife.com and www.illustrado.net
This is an excerpt from the original article.
"...As there was no single plantation in Davao that could supply Mars’ requirements, the conglomerate in 2007 asked Charita Puentespina to consolidate cacao harvests of local growers and ferment them. Puentespina is the influential cacao grower who is also known for establishing the iconic Puentespina Orchids and Tropic Plants in Davao City..."