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