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Soap and DIY Natural Cosmetics Workshop

Cacao Culture Farms held a cold process making soap and DIY workshop in partnership with the Soapranos last May 2018 at Echostore, Davao City. Mary Pilanes, known as the Soaper Mom from Manila, is the owner of a local bath products brand - The Soapranos.  She creates natural skincare products like soap and cosmetics.  A number of Davaoeña makeup lovers attended the two-day workshop. Here, they learned the basics of soap making. The key differences between natural and commercial soaps, lye calculation and safety procedures, natural additives and colorants. Lye is an alkali, a highly corrosive product that should be handled with care, the reason why they have safety gears like goggles and rubber or latex gloves.   They also...

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Mindanao Trade Expo 2018

Mindanao products shine at Mindanao Trade Expo in Glorietta Mall, Makati City. Staged last Oct 5-9, the exhibition is composed of more than 80 booths from Mindanao and some parts of Visayas. The fair showcases local products, such as home decor and furnishings, fashion accessories, fashion textile, and local food products. The "Mindanao Pavilion" is one of the 2018 MTE's special feature, acknowledging the emerging cacao producers and promising cacao brands from Mindanao. Some of the chocolate variants here are rarely seen in community supermarkets. Mindanao Trade Expo not only showcased Mindanaoan products, it also held seminars, food tasting, and product demonstrations and preparations. Like the Tablea Making, Cacao Pairing by the mother-daughter duo Wit and Bianca Holganza and the talk...

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KAKAO KONEK 2018

Kakao Konek is the biggest annual cacao and chocolate event in the Philippines organized by the country’s leading cacao value chain organization CIDAMI last October 18-20, 2018 at Davao Convention and Trade Center. It is officially the first Philippine Cacao and Chocolate Festival as different chocolate stakeholders in the country and international participants gathered during the event. This year’s theme, “Philippine Cacao Festival”, aims to celebrate and give due recognition to the Filipino cacao farmers producing high-quality cacao beans. Valente Turtur, Davao’s “Cacao King”, officially opened the said event. Chocolate makers and cacao processors from Davao are now slowly gaining popularity for their high quality cacao-based products like locally-made chocolates. Product exhibits featured local artisan chocolates, cacao byproducts and souvenir...

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Davao Agri Trade Expo 2018

It was yet another mouth-watering day at the 20th Davao Agri Trade Expo held last September 20-22, 2018 at SM Lanang, Davao City. And we are honored to be brought by Cacao City!     Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) is the biggest and longest running trade expo in the southern Philippines. It is the annual gathering of the region's leading industries as it brings together global and national agricultural experts that will provide essential ideas and best practices to contribute to Mindanao's sustainable agri-industries. This 2018, DATE held its 20th anniversary carrying the theme "Better Agri for everyJUAN" targetting millenials and young entrepreneurs to take a look at the potentials of agri-business. And with that, Young Farmers and Bloggers...

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Mommy Mundo Expo Mom 2018

We just had an opportunity to hold our very first chocolate making demo with Mommy Mundo Expo Mom last September 1, 2018 at Abreeza Mall, Davao City.   Mommy Mundo is a community of moms dedicated to inspire, support, connect, and journey with every mommies out there making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling through various avenues and activities.   One of which is their annual event Expo Mom-- the longest running and biggest mom-focused lifestyle event in the Philippines-- showcasing mom and baby brand essentials, products and services, and also mompowerment talks.   This year, Mom Expo goes back to Davao launching the #MompowermentCampaign. Sun Life was one of the hosts for mompowerment talks sharing financial advices for moms...

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