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29th National Coconut Week and 2nd International Coconut Festival

From left to right) Undersecretary Fredelita C. Guiza, PCA Administrator Romulo N. Arancon, Jr., Senator Cynthia Villar and Ms. Cory Quirino cut the ribbon to officially open the 29th National Coconut Week on August 27, 2015 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall.(thanks to PCA for this photo)

The Coconut in the Philippines

The coconut industry in the Philippines plays a key role in shaping national development. It is among the top ten export produce of the country as exhibited by the good export performance of both traditional and non-traditional coconut products. About one third of the country's arable agricultural land or 3.26 million hectares is planted to coconut representing sixty four (68) out of total seventy nine (79) provinces, and 1,195 out of the 1,554 municipalities in the country. It provides a sustainable income source for Filipinos by way of emplo