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|Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:29 pm Post subject: Zamboanga Sibugay Is Famous For...
|Zamboanga Sibugay Is Famous For...
In the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, the oyster has just been elevated to a higher level when its residents decided to promote its No. 1 product – the oyster – to the world via a kilometer-long talaba grill when it celebrated its 3rd Foundation Day dubbed "Sibug-Sibug Festival" last Feb. 24. This is not surprising since the Kabasalan municipality is known as the home of the country’s "most delicious, juiciest, meatiest and biggest oysters." Residents claim that their talaba can grow as long as 12 inches in length. In contrast to the way other communities in the country farm their oysters, the Kabasalan oysters are not grown on sticks but instead are buried in mud and left there to grow to maturity.
Calamansi Capital of the Philippines
The town of Siay reportedly produces the "largest, most succulent calamansi in the country." Planted on a 1,500 hectare of former ricelands, the calamansi is shipped directly to Manila every week.
Site of the 2nd oldest rubber plantation in the Philippines
Sibugay is also the site of the second oldest rubber plantation in the Philippines, the oldest being in Menzi, Isabela. It’s also where the first rubber exporting company in the country holds office – the Philippine Rubber Project Co. At present, there are 2,000 hectares of reforested land planted to around 34,000 rubber trees, easily overtaking the 17,000 and 29,000 trees produced in Cotabato and Basilan, respectively.