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SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX): A Land of Bounty

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T'Boli making a T'nalak
T'Boli making a T'nalak

SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX): A Land of Bounty

“SOCCSKSARGEN (SOX) is a region that preserves culture, also a region that protects eco-tourism sites, and the hospitality of the people is very much present,” RD of DOT 12 Nelly Dillera shared in an earlier press conference.

Alicia Aguipo-Owner of Alice Best
Alicia Aguipo-Owner of Alice Best

By means of the Treasures of SOX: A Travel and Trade Expo, it greatly display SOX as a land of bounty by showcasing its unspoiled tourist spots, food items, souvenirs and much more. The expo’s objective is to create and expand the domestic and international market and is happening on April 11-14, 2016, at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City.


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Interestingly, records showed that in 2012 there were 296,247 tourist arrivals in SOX but in 2015 it augmented to 3,157,961 tourist arrivals being General Santos City to be the highest at 1,204,459 arrivals.

Enough of all the negative and false impressions on SOX and be inspired since the paradise is now open.

Food Products

SOX is also a home of producers and exporters here in the Philippines. Since the expo is promoting the fresh and processed food products of SOX, here are a few of them that caught my attention.

Alice Best

Alice Best Products
Alice Best Products

Alice Best is the producer of flavored Boneless Bagoong, Sliced Langkawas Sinamak, Blended Langkawas Sinamak, Best Vinegar and Tuna Dayok. Dayok is actually the intestines of tuna. Alicia Aguipo – proprietor of Alice Best believes that every part of the tuna has a value, and then it came up her idea of making the tuna dayok.

For orders, contact Alice Best:

Address: National Highway, Purok Maunlad, Barangay Saravia, Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Telephone No: (083) 228-2013
Mobile Nos.: 09278387696 and 09479218907
Email: alicia_aguipo123@yahoo.com

Lola Alings Coco Sugar

Lola Alings Coco Sugar
Lola Alings Coco Sugar

From the name itself, its main product is coco sugar. The good thing about this is that their sugar is naturally made with no added chemicals. This is the real definition and clear representation of a brown sugar.

For orders, contact Lola Alings Coco Sugar:
Address: Purok Pag-asa II, Barangay Cebuano, Tupi, South Cotabato
Mobile No: 09177096308
Email: escortes_joven@yahoo.com

3dels Food Industries

3dels Food Industries
3dels Food Industries

Maybe you are not aware, 3dels is the maker Mamang Puring’s Atchara supplying Goldilocks, Manila Peninsula, Rufo’s, Bayleaf Hotel Intramuros, Bagnetified, Victoria Court and much more. Absolutely, the atchara is of high quality.

For orders, contact 3dels:

Address:

  1. Manila office: Unit 10, Palm Grove Residences D Savio St., Better Living Subd. Barangay Don Bosco, Paranaque, Philippines
  2. GenSan office: Cunanan Compound, Purok 5, Ligaya, General Santos City, Philippines

Telephone No: (02) 211 4335
Mobile No: 0917714-5088; 0998565-0278
Email: leah.3dels@gmail.com
Other Food Products
Home Decors, Souvenirs, and Accessories

South Tropics-Wine of the Philippines
South Tropics-Wine of the Philippines
Bios Dynamis
Bios Dynamis
Chocolates of Kablon Farms
Chocolates of Kablon Farms

Aside from food products, SOX is also rich with so many handmade crafts and products.

Patwoods Processing, Inc.

Beautiful Replica of Jesus in the Cross made out of wood slabs
Beautiful Replica of Jesus in the Cross made out of wood slabs
Carlos Matela-Patwoods Plant Manager
Carlos Matela-Patwoods Plant Manager

Patwoods is very famous as the makers of doors, cabinets and home decors. The great thing about Patwoods products is that every item has a unique design since there still an imprint of the wood itself.

For orders, contact Patwoods:
Address: MCDC Compound, San Isidro, General Santos City, Philippines
Telephone No: (083) 552-2065
Mobile No: 09176319322; 09189515141
Email: bebot.matela@gmail.com

Other Souvenirs and Accessories

Bangles Bracelets and Clip Necklaces
Bangles Bracelets and Clip Necklaces
Beautiful Home decors by Cotabato Brassware Association
Beautiful Home decors by Cotabato Brassware Association
T'Boli making a T'nalak
T’Boli making a T’nalak

Travel and Tours

Travel all the provinces of SOCCSKSARGEN
Travel all the provinces of SOCCSKSARGEN
Unveiling some other destinations in SOX
Unveiling some other destinations in SOX

SOX is also a land of where you can find many undiscovered tourist spots and offers a lot of great activities you can really enjoy. Here are a few of them.

Culture

From the wonderful performances of the Koronadal City Street Dance Group, it clearly manifested the preserved culture of the T’Boli tribe, Maguindanawon tribe, and the B’laan tribe. Aside from that, the T’nalak of the T’Boli was also displayed.

Exquisite performances of the Koronadal City Street Dance Group
Exquisite performances of the Koronadal City Street Dance Group

“The people are not wearing costume, it’s a way of life,” said Nelly Dillera.

SOCCSSKSARGEN is truly a region where you’ll see and experience one of the best of the best of the Philippines. Like they said, Discover, Be Inspired and Invest.

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