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Why Dragon Fruit is Good for You

One look and one would think that this fruit is of Tamaranean or Thanagarian origin---very alien! What with the pink dragon-like scales and inside flesh filled with teeny-weeny black seeds.

Once considered as exotic and expensive, this emerging hot commodity being yanked out from obscurity is slowly becoming popular among the health conscious and foodies like me in the form of a smoothie, juice, fruit shake, salad or as a cocktail mix.

Delightful Dodol

Dodol is a Maranao delicacy which is made from sticky rice, coconut milk and sugar. It has become a popular Iftar food aside from being served during celebrations like wedding and thanksgiving. I am writing this blog in time when Ramadan is about to start.

Binahon’s Belly Busters

Tinolang manok, pineapple glazed ham, crispy pata, beef stroganoff with broccoli, embutido, adobong baboy, and mechado; these were some of the tasty home-cooked meals served at Binahon Agroforestry Farm (BAFF) lately. My family and I went there on a short notice and we had a great time after the farm tour since the lunch didn’t disappoint!

It’s been a while that I have been telling my older brother and sister who’s who among the Learning Site (LS) partners of ATI-RTC X. Among the 40 Learning Sites, BAFF stands out as one of the bests.

My First Time Eating Durian

Awful. Disgusting. Horrible. These words best describe such when our olfactory faculty is assaulted by the overpowering smell of durian. I was still in elementary when the said fruit was introduced and it took some considerable amount of prodding for me to take the first bite.

The Foodie in Me

I hardly can remember the time I became aware with the significance of food. Before, I eat only when I am hungry or when I need sustenance to make it through the day. Meal time was just a matter of stuffing my face without really enjoying the meal being served.


ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.  


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