Monday, September 23, 2013

Coco Week : A Celebration of All Things Coconut!

Wazzup Pilipinas!

All I could say was "Wow!" when I saw how really vast the usage of the coconut was. The free event celebrating the versatile coconut and its various usage confirmed the facts that the coconut indeed is the most useful fruit ... or nut!

Sampling some of the coconut food products were appreciated and buying some non-food products for take-home souvenirs made my day. The lectures on the latest technologies related to the coconut industry was also a worthwhile reason why I stopped to sit down and listen intently.

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) in coordination with the private sector spearheaded the celebration of the 27th National Coconut Week and 12th Coconut Festival at the Mega Trade Hall of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City a few weeks ago.

This year's theme was "Biyaya ng Niyugan, Kaunlaran ng Bayan", an apt label to the benefits derived from the coconut and its contribution to the country's economy.

The coconut industry has risen to an immense national magnitude national magnitude in view of its importance to the national economy as well as the socio-economic life of one-third of our population who are directly or indirectly dependent on the industry as a source of their livelihood.

It is but fitting that all sections involved in the coconut industry from the farmers, workers, processors, traders and industrialists to the policy-makers collectively pay tribute of honor and thanksgiving for the blessings and benefits derived from the industry and to establish a continuing awareness of its lasting importance to our national life.

The celebration was mandated by Presidential proclamation number 142 signed by the late President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino.

The event was a venue for sharing information, market matching, trading activities and showcasng the best of the coconut in various food and non-food forms from the various coco-based companies from all over the country.

Some of the event highlights included the launch of Dr. Fabian Dayrit's boob titled Coconut : From Ciet to Therapy. There was also some product launching and promotion, a feeding program, the Search for Best Product Innovation, the latest result of B5 in Public Transport, a seminar on the Standards of Quality and Safety of Coconut Sugar, updates on coconut research and development, plus a lot more!

About "" is the fastest growing and most awarded blog and social media community that has transcended beyond online media. It has successfully collaborated with all forms of media namely print, radio and television making it the most diverse multimedia organization. The numerous collaborations with hundreds of brands and organizations as online media partner and brand ambassador makes a truly successful advocate of everything about the Philippines, and even more since its support extends further to even international organizations including startups and SMEs that have made our country their second home.


  1. Jose V. Licuanan

    It gives me joy that coconuts in the industry are booming. As technology progresses with time, more and more benefits are discovered from these simple yet versatile gifts from nature.

  2. Jeanine Tamayo

    I'm amazed at the versatility of this fruit... erm, nut. XD For coconut to made into various things (I really didn't expect to see the cat house with a real cat in it and a small coco fountain) it surprised me to see lots of bits and bobs in various shapes, colors, sizes and probably smell. I think, the creativity of the creators of the coconut items should be given more credit. ^^
    After all, we owe this to their coco-inspired imagination and coco-loving interests. :3

  3. Wow, coconut is truly amazing! It has lots of uses aside from being a source of nutrition. And as time passes by, we learn more and more benefits we can get from coconuts. This is impressive, indeed.

  4. We all know that coconut tree is a life tree because of its uses, from its roots, trunk and even its leaves, it all has a purpose. And in this article, people show how can we benefit from it. Coconut as furniture, as honey, as cream powder, wine, etc. We must be very thankful to have a very useful fruit like this.

  5. Coconut is a tree of life. We must not take coconut industry for granted. they're useful for our daily living. Coconut is our family business, and it helped our family to be stable. We must be proud of all the things coconut has produced.

  6. Coconut is a tree of life. We must not take coconut industry for granted. they're useful for our daily living. Coconut is our family business, and it helped our family to be stable. We must be proud of all the things coconut has produced.

  7. Please inform us when this event will held at 2014...

    1. This will be grace on August 2014, venue i think will be the same :)


Ang Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas Wazzup Pilipinas and the Umalohokans. Ang Pambansang Blog ng Pilipinas celebrating 10th year of online presence
Copyright © 2013 Wazzup Pilipinas News and Events
Design by FBTemplates | BTT