A 77-year-old business executive who considers himSelf as semi-retired is developing his own 4.5-hectare farm in Dumangas, Iloilo. He is Felipe Uygongco, vice chairman of the Uygongco Group of Companies that is into flour milling, energy, animal feeds and other businesses.
He already has a thousand hills of dragon fruit but is planting a lot more of exotic fruit trees. He recently visited the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal to acquire planting materials of Lemon Drop mangosteen, sweet balimbing, Abiu, sweet kamias, Paniyur back pepper from India, mini makopa from Indonesia and others.
He confesses that he did not have much time to do his brand of farming in the past due to the demands of his business responsibilities. Today, however, he can devote more time to develop his farm.