Firm producing Cacao, rubber launched in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 November 2013 10:48

The Olmecs Agri-business Solutions, Inc. that is engaged in planting and production of Cacao and rubber on Saturday launched their company in the city.

Former Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Rommel Jalosjos, company president and Shane Wright, Australian national and  vice president led the launching held at a local hotel.

During the launching program, Jalosjos emphasized that the company is purely on business and no agenda on politics with the mission to help the city’s economy

A 10-hectare lot will be used by the company for its nursery of Cacao seedlings, while a 300-hectare lot owned by businessman Le Peng Wee will be the area for planting.in Barangay Tagasilay in the city’s east coast

Jalosjos explained that the putting up of the Cacao plantation can help boost the economy of the city and creat jobs for the jobless.

Olmecs is a tribe in Brazil which first planted Cacao and rubber several years ago.

The company president added that all the farmers or the laborers in the farm will have their share as he believes that the Olmecs cannot run without them (farmers).

Cacao is the main ingredient of any kinds of chocolate candies and chocolate drinks.

The launching was attended by several personalities like Pedro Rufo “Cholo” Soliven, president of the Zamboanga City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc., Councilors Rudy Bayot and Rommel Agan.

The company will soon have a ground breaking ceremony of its plantation site in Tagasilay. – Dan Toribio Jr.