San Pablo

  • In 1986, Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, along with Dolores Torres, Lorenza Benitez, and other rural development workers founded the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) to assist landless rural women working on the coconut plantations of Laguna province. With a start up fund of twenty pesos and his “magic” […]

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  • In 1979, Don Ado Escudero – with the assistance of his siblings – made the bold move of starting to open his family’s hacienda to the public. A self-contained coconut plantation, Villa Escudero was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife, Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was […]

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