Modern Bayanihan: Dapitan's Yummy Chips Provides Livelihood
Zamboanga del Norte
Ida Damo | Jul 23, 2018
Dapitan City’s Livelihood Coordinator, Susan Empeynado, is an agriculturist by profession but her heart to be of service to her fellow women and farmers led her to experiment and come up with products to augment incomes.
So instead of just producing and selling raw materials, their group processes various products like cassava chips, banana chips, rice and corn grits, adlai grits, and deboned dried tamban fish.
Their products are best sellers at fairs because aside from being delicious, they are natural and healthy. Their cassava and banana chips are healthy alternatives to junk food.
Aside from these bestsellers, they have been constantly innovating on their products and keep coming up with new ones like the deboned salted dried tamban fish.
Processing significantly lessens spoilage of raw materials and extends shelf life. It also gives additional income to the womenfolk.
Next time you’re in Dapitan, do drop by the lobby of the Dapitan City Hall and buy their products. Support local products!
How to get there:
Major airlines (PAL and CebPac) fly daily to Dipolog City from Manila and from Cebu (CebPac).
Dapitan is just 30 minutes away from the Dipolog airport. Ride a tricycle from the airport to Dipolog bus terminal and then take the bus to Dapitan.
Tricycles ply the streets of Dapitan to get you from one point to another