CBSUA launches Pili Coffee Table Book, "Treasure of Bicolandia"

CBSUA VPREPED Josephine F. Cruz (center) leads the Soft Launching the "Treasure of Bicolandia"Coffee Table Book" with CBSUA Research Director Arthur B.Estrella, Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat; DA RFO V RTD Rodel P. Tordilla;PhilPili President Rosalinda S. Tan; and Anadolu University-Turkey Professor Temel Ozek (from left to right) Photo Credits: Eduardo D. Collantes Jr., DA-RFO V

CBSUA launches the Pili Coffeetable Book, “Treasure of Bicolandia” during the 1st Pili (Canarium spp.) National Scientific Conference and Trade Fair held on November 5-6, 2018 at the Avenue Plaza Convention Center, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. 

The Pili Coffee Table Book Soft Launching was led by the CBSUA Vice-President for Research, Extension, and Entrepreneurial Development Josephine F. Cruz; PhilPili President Rosalinda S. Tan; Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat; DA RFO V RTD for Operations and Extension Rodel P. Tordilla; Anadolu University-Turkey Professor Temel Ozek; and CBSUA Research Director Arthur B.Estrella. The coffee table celebrates Pili as a tree of treasures that have nurtured thousands of Bicolanos. It serves as a manifestation of the many lives and livelihoods of Bicolanos nourished and sustained by the many uses of Pili. The book summons the many life endearing and inspiring stories of Pili agripreneurs who have proven the life-sustaining magic of Pili.

The 1st Pili (Canarium spp.) National Scientific Conference featured various research presenters from the Department of Agriculture (DA),Department of Science and Technology (DOST), CBSUA, Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic Resources Research and Development (BCARRD), Food and Drug Authority (FDA), and Universities as such as Anadolu University (Turkey), Bicol University, and CBSUA. Moreover, entrepreneurs, J. Emmanuel Pastries-House of Pili and Vicky’s Pili and Food Products shared their respective success stories during the conference.  A trade fair showcasing pili products both food (pili nut candies, tarts, salad/cooking oils, etc.)  and non-food products such as essential oils, soaps, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products.

The Conference was spearheaded by the Philippine Pili Industry League, Inc.(PhilPili) with DA RFO V, PCIERRD, DOST, DTI, DENR, LGU-Naga, LGU-Sorsogon, BCARRD, BUCAF, private industries, and CBSUA as sponsors.