The booths were all made from parts of the coconut tree and portrayed the uniqueness of the towns and their people. Polillo showed sea creatures in and out of its colorful booth. Atimonan had a cascading ‘waterfall’ at its booth entrance. Unisan showcased beautiful native handicrafts. General Luna adorned its booth with colorful masks and portrait of the hero it was named after.
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After five years, the festival has become bigger, more colorful and now has also gained national recognition. “This is all because of the result of the richness of our culture, talent and the potentials of Quezonians to be great,” said Governor David Suarez.
underscored the importance of agriculture and farm tourism in the Philippines in relation to making world-class dishes.
- • 3.517 million hectares planted to coconut trees
- • 26% of total agricultural land
- • 68 out of 81 provinces are coconut areas
- • 329.9 million are fruit bearing trees
- • Southern Leyte in the Eastern Visayas is the Philippines’ second largest coconut producing region behind Mindanao where 56 per cent of total production comes from, namely from the Davao region.
2. Davao Oriental – 1,046,223.72 metric tons
3. Davao del Sur – 837,687.04 metric tons
4. Leyte – 680,139.83 metric tons
5. Zamboanga del Norte – 599,248.82 metric tons
6. Lanao del Norte – 566,848.00 metric tons
7. Zamboanga del Sur – 554,971.66 metric tons
8. Misamis Occidental – 546,441.00 metric tons
9. Maguindanao – 541,040.90 metric tons
10. Misamis Oriental – 484,950.00 metric tons
Davao is the top coconut-producing region in the country with 11 of the 13 preferred coconut varieties present, said a Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Board Member. Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that in 2015, Davao Region produced a total of 2,246,187.53 metric tons, the highest in the country.