SouthCotabato.Org was one of the five members of the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers who joined the Familiarization Tour and Coffee Industrial Tour organized by Department of Trade  and Industry (DTI) -Sultan Kudarat in cooperation with Provincial Tourism Office of Sultan Kudarat Province last April 9-10, 2013 in the municipality of Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat.
Hats made from abaca from Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat
Products of Neo Country Crafts
Included during the tour was a visit to the production center of Neo Country Crafts located in Brgy. Chua, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat. Neo Country Crafts produces top quality bags, hats and other souvenir items all made from abaca fibers. And a visit  to a coffee nursery and the coffee roasting and processing area of BrownCup, the producer of Kulaman Coffee. 

Kulaman Coffee. Sultan Kudarat's leading coffee brand.
According to DTI-Sultan Kudarat provincial director Nelly Dillera the Province of Sultan Kudarat is now the biggest coffee producer in the Philippines and the town of Senator Ninoy Aquino is on top in terms of coffee production in the entire province.
At a coffee nursery in Senator Ninoy Aquino, S.K. with DTI-Sultan Kudarat head Nelly Dillera (center)
Participants of the tour also visited Lagbasan Cave in Barangay Kuden and despite the long travel from the town center, everyone were all amazed by the unique formations of stalactites, stalagmites and helictites found inside the cave.






More about Lagbasan Cave in a separate post in this link, and Kulaman Coffee at www.southcotabato.org .

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