Bukidnon’s Best Delicacy Producer
Bukidnon is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao. It is the major producer of rice, corn, bananas, sugarcane and pineapple. Almost all large corporate firms operating in the province are into production or processing of these agricultural products.
A couple, Richard and Golda Lim who lives in Malaybalay City were employees of the one of the famous firm operating in the province. They left the company for a desire to start a business of their own. They started as a sidewalk vendor of Filipino delicacies and cakes and distribute their products to some food outlets. They got a big break when they won the Malaybalay City Best Delicacy contest in 2008 for their product named Piñasitas, a pastry with pineapple filling. The product won again in the province wide contest of Bukidnon Best Delicacy in 2008. The company has joined local and regional fairs and Piñasitas gained attention not only in the region but in some parts of the Philippines as well. It is even made as pasalubong by Filipinos going abroad.