The pioneering Silk Hubs in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental have successfully developed four new silkworm hybrids. This was announced by the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) which further stated that commercial launching could be expected by the end of this year.

The Silk Hubs are as follows:

  1. Tinipigan Agro-forestry Association, Inc. (TAFA Inc.) in Barangay Tagpangi, Cagayan de Oro
  2. Cagayan de Oro Resettlement and Socialized Housing Project IV (CDORSHP-IV) in Barangay Balubal, Cagayan de Oro
  3. Florisa Docuyan of Barangay Ane-i, Claveria, Misamis Oriental
  4. Alfredo A. Ampo of Barangay Panampawan, Claveria, Misamis Oriental
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The new silkworm hybrids ae identified as PTRI SW 107, 108, 109 and 110.

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The silk innovation activities in Northern Mindanao are supported by the strong partnership of DOST-PTRI with the DOST-Misamis Oriental, Provincial Agriculture Office (PAGRO) Misamis Oriental, and CDO City Housing Urban Development Division of the CDO local government

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Watch below.

with photos by DOST-PTRI, MisOr PIO

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