Zamboanga City – ZamPen native chicken is a lifeline not just to farmers and micro entrepreneurs of the Zamboanga Peninsula but also to San Ramon Penal colony inmates who anticipate productive reintegration after serving prison terms.

Fast food has become so common place that we see one popping up on almost every corner. But as soon as some of them open, they close just as fast. But being 32 years in the business, the queen of Goto King has something to advise to individuals interested in going into food business.

“We’re committed to quality and nowadays quality means controlling your cost. Kasipag ‘di mona-control ang cost mo, mahirapkangmagbentangproduktomo at a right price. When I say right price, the customer gets what he pays for. Kasipagpaiba-ibayun, mawawalaang customer mo,” says Teresa Dula-Laurel, founder and chief operating officer of Goto King’s Caterking Food Corporation.

 BACOOR, Cavite –CALABARZON productsand innovations, particularly on coffee and banana, got the spotlight in the recent twin events organized by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC) at the Bacoor Government Center in Cavite.