Following this dream, a family in Lemery, Iloilo established a farmhouse in Sitio Marangsi, Barangay Buenavista to escape the trappings of city life. Eventually, they decided to open it to the public so they can share the relaxing experience with others.
Pater’s Farm is a 10-hectare estate with a mixed type of land that includes rice fields, wood and bamboo lands, and hilly slopes.
“[The farm] is one of the other estates of my paternal grandfather, Paterno “Pater” A. Lapating has purchased through hard work and love for farming. He also used it as a source of livelihood to raise 10 children. It is located at Sitio Marangsi of Barangay Buenavista of the Municipality of Lemery, Iloilo and is approximately three kilometers from the town proper,” said Aldene Lapating Layug, a marketing officer for a private school.
He added that the farm has been around since the 1960s but it was only in 2014 when his mother decided to build a farmhouse that will serve as a resthouse for the Lapating-DuyagArmstrong families.
When the farmhouse was being constructed, Layug was tasked to oversee the process and its maintenance. Because of this, he often visits the farm where he manages to unwind and recharge from the toxicity of urban life.
“We want to share such healing and rejuvenation to those who are looking for such [to escape] the demands and pressure of the modern world. We also want the adventurous by heart to discover this gem,” Layug said.
By 2017, the farm was opened to the public and boasts of a unique and resort-like architecture. However, Layug’s family still frequents the establishment during weekends, holidays, and planned vacations, which is why they came up with the reservation only basis when it comes to accepting guests.
INVESTING IN FARMING
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
REMINDERS WHEN GETTING GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATION FOR CORN FARMING
AS PER THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of guidelines to ensure safety and quality in fruit and vegetable production. A webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Central Luzon talks about these Good Agricultural Practices, particularly for corn farming.
FORMER SALES ASSOCIATE NOW RUNS HIS OWN SEEDLING BUSINESS WITHOUT OWNING LAND
AS OPPOSED to what many people think, one doesn’t have to buy a lot in order to start a farm business. Arnel Tandang, 50, operations manager and owner of AGT Seedlings Supply, proves that establishing an agricultural enterprise is possible even if you don’t own property.
SECOND TIME'S A CHARM: NORTH COTABATO FARMER FINDS PROFIT IN NATURAL FARMING
FARMING is one of the sources of income at Aleosan municipality, North Cotabato. Vicente S. Cornelio, Jr Tatay Sinon to friends, from Barangay Palacat is one such farmer.
PASSION FOR COFFEE LED A UK NATIONAL TO START A PLANTATION IN BATANGAS
COFFEE has become an important element in starting one’s day. A fresh cup can awaken the senses and help many face the day. Apart from this, the beverage has a wide range of flavors and aromas that people can change according to their preference. Still, the taste of pure, quality coffee can speak for itself even without sugar, cream, and other additions.
FARMING FAMILY TURNS COCONUT PLANTATION INTO THRIVING INTEGRATED FARM
THERE’S A SAYING THAT GOES, “the family that prays together stays together.” This can also be the same for the family who farms.
REVOLUTIONIZING PHILIPPINE FISH FARMING AQUACULTURE COMPANY GROWS TILAPIA IN INDOOR CONCRETE TANKS
WHEN ENGAGING IN BUSINESS, it pays to have a competitive edge or unique selling point to be able to rise above competitors in the market. These advantages can come in different forms such as products, services, and technology.
HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE
A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.
TOUCHED BY THE SUN'S RAYS: BUKIDNON TRIBAL COOPERATIVE PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING COFFEE
THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BUKIDNON have been growing coffee for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2017 that their efforts were recognized on an international scale.
A PRIMER ON FREE RANGE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PART 1: BREEDS AND HOUSING
CHICKENS are the main source of some dinner table essentials such as eggs and meat. To meet the large demand of products, most chicken farms breed their chickens indoors in wire cages or similar conditions to properly manage the layers or broilers.
Farming In Times Of Pandemic
One of the most pleasant surprises of the pandemic is the sudden trend of urban gardening and backyard farming. The scarcity of some basic supplies, coupled with the “stay at home” policy has encouraged people to get interested in growing their own food.
for the motherland
Following the success of dressing up the reigning Miss Universe Philippines, Ram Silva is all set to make his mark in the local fashion scene
W. Visayas' top cop warns of NPA retaliatory attacks
The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) has warned policemen in the Western Visayas region they may be targets of retaliatory attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) following a police raid that killed nine people believed to be communist terrorists.
PCG eyes one-week cleanup of Iloilo oil spill
ILOILO CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is eyeing to complete retrieval of the thousands of liters of oil that spilled out from a damaged power barge in Iloilo City, and has spread to other coastal towns of Iloilo province and Guimaras province.