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Published: June 16, 2019 10:18am | Kibungan


We braved the bad weather… We conquered mountains and slippery slopes. We dared walked on dangerous hanging bridges.We carried heavy loads of goods. We want to continue Doing Business with a Heart by Living Life for Others... We want the Igorot children of a highland village of Cordillera smile. We love doing outreach missions.


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Yamang Bukid Caravan heads to Nueva Ecija Sept. 19-22

  • Nueva Ecija, here we come.
    The Philippines’ number 1 health and wellness brand, Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. will be in Nueva Ecija to bring health and wellness. The four-day caravan sale starts on Sept. 19 at the bus terminal of Licab municipality, with Yamang Bukid health and wellness products like the hugely popular hot beverage Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea.

    Shoppers line up to have a taste of Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc.'s flagship product, Yamang Bukid Turmeric 10-in-1 tea, during a caravan sale in Camiling public market, Camiling, Tarlac last Sept. 6.

    Shoppers and consumers alike will be treated to a free taste of hot Yamang Bukid Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea as they check around the Yamang Bukid booth for affordable product packages.

    A fish trader inside the wet market of Camiling, Tarlac shows off a jar of Yamang Bukid turmeric 10-in-1 tea he bought during the Yamang Bukid Caravan Sale last Sept. 6.

    Our account executives will be deployed to go around the municipality and offer lucrative business packages to enterprising individuals and organizations through our Negosyong May Puso dealership packages.

    Sarah Jane Ula, sales supervisor of Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. in Tarlac helps offer free taste of Yamang Bukid Turmeric 10-in-1 Tea to shoppers during a caravan sale at the public market of Camiling, Tarlac on Sept. 6.

    It will surely be an exciting week for Novo Ecijanos as the Yamang Bukid brand continues to make inroads into communities throughout Central Luzon with its quality and tasty health and wellness products that seek to enhance every Filipino family’s physical well-being and help give them financial freedom through various livelihood packages.

    After Licab, the caravan heads to San Leonardo Bus Terminal on Sept. 20 before going to Munoz Public Market on the 21st.
    The four-day event ends on Sept. 22, with Yamang Bukid visiting the town of Jaen, specifically the municipality’s public market.
    Last Sept. 5-8, the first-ever Yamang Bukid Caravan Sale visited and was swarmed by customers and partners in the province of Tarlac.
    (JL)
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Earth Day

  • Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc., continues to show its commitment to take care of the environment through the Yamang Bukid Farm as it led a tree-planting activity during the annual Earth Day celebration on April 22.

    The said activity was participated by different government and private organizations, planting 1,000 different tree species in Brgy. Bacungan, Puerto Princesa.
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Yamang Bukid, Christian group reach Ifugao community in charity mission

  • The area that is now an island 30 minutes away by motorboat from mainland Aguinaldo town, Ifugao was a farming community when the administration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos built the “biggest irrigation dam in Asia” over 40 years ago. Most of the locals were relocated to as far as Isabela province to the north to give way to the project that sought to water vast rice plains in the Cagayan Valley, said longtime resident Julie Bulahao.

    (Photos by Dianne Kathryn Datu)

    When the megastructure, named Magat Dam was completed, many of those who were uprooted went back to their former community, now a virtual waterworld and started to build new settlements there. While some resettled on the mainland, most of the original settlers set up communities along the banks of Halag River, one of the tributaries that feed the dam. “They became fishermen and owners of fish cages,” Bulahao, the head of Barangay Halag said in Tagalog. “Life here is simple but difficult.”

    While the artificial lake Magat Dam has created made fishing easier for the villagers, the vast and deep waterway that cuts the island-village off the mainland has made the access to and delivery of basic services for the riverine community challenging. “People here spend at least P20 for banca fare to the mainland docks and another P200 for motorcycle fare to the town proper just to buy medicines or foodstuff,” said resident Villamor Furok. “So goods brought in are quite expensive, and they do not come by as easily as well,” he said.

    (Photos by Dianne Kathryn Datu)

    Schoolchildren who live on both sides of the “island” had to travel by boat either to go to school or buy supplies on the mainland. In this backdrop that representatives from Yamang Bukid Healthy Products Inc. (YBHPI) led by Ms. Kim Malipe, vice president for special events, partnered with a religious and medical volunteers to bring supplies to the community, nearly 500 kilometers northwest of Manila.

    The YBHPI team composed of Ms. Malipe and a support team of two drivers, two sales staff, a quality assurance officer, documenters and Mr. R-Jay Falisong, a full-blooded Igorot Man of Philippines 2019 winner and YB social media ambassador, set out with volunteers of Christian missionary group Mensaheros for Halag late on Friday night. The two-vehicle convoy that also included doctors and dentists reached the drop-off point near Magat Dam shortly before noon on Saturday, after nearly 15 hours of land travel and crossed the river for half an hour. On the other side, as the boat’s bow touched land, a throng of men, women and children were gathered at the front of a school yard under a canopy of tarps, early meeting them.

    The two-day mission included the distribution of school supplies from YBHPI to dozens of schoolchildren from two Halag elementary schools. “I am so much grateful for these gifts to the children. Life here is not that easy so these school supplies are a big help to the children and their parents,” said teacher Josephine Gammad. At least 427 families live in over 100 households throughout the riverside village, officials said.

    On Sunday, Yamang Bukid’s partners—Mensaheros evangelists shared the Gospel as volunteer physicians and dentists extended medical and dental assistance to residents. “Thank you for you and the doctors and dentists for giving us free medical services. I had four of my decayed teeth pulled out, so I won’t be bothered with toothache anymore,” said 9-year old Helm Armielle Ataman. The Grade 5 pupil said it was the second time in two years that she had an extraction. “The first was also done during a medical outreach,” she said in Tagalog. Wens Gonzales, Mensaheros team leader, said the partnership with Yamang Bukid and some volunteer medical practitioners was meant to give a spiritual dimension to the act of kindness extended to far-flung communities like in Halag. The outreach program was expected to benefit about 300 individuals, mostly from the indigenous Ifugao community in the area.

    “This is more than helping other people. We also want to share the Gospel because this is what we do. Having something material to give them is just a bonus,” said volunteer Hope Gumabay, an accountant who spends her off-corporate time with the missionary group.
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