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Philippines has global ambitions for its chocolate

Homegrown cacao is gaining market share from base in Davao

Charita Puentespina, co-founder of Malagos Agri-Ventures, ushered in high-quality cacao production in the Davao region. (Photo by Jun Endo)

MANILA -- As Philippine chocolate gains global recognition, the government is pushing the revival of the cacao industry so the country can join the ranks of top suppliers in the equatorial "Cacao Belt."

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