Located at the foothills of Mount Apo, Makilala town in North Cotabato is a known producer of tropical fruits such as durian, mangosteen, lanzones and rambutan.
The tropical fruit trees provide a shade ideal for growing anthuriums. Anthurium growers provide additional income among residents who work as planters, harvesters and packers.
Although anthurium plants produce flower all year round, the period from October to March is its peak season. The flowers are being sold to as far as Metro Manila.
GOOD HARVEST. Evelyn Lim shows her harvest of anthurium flowers which are being sold for 40 pesos per dozen at a buying station in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato in this photo taken on October 28, 2015.
Evelyn Lim harvests anthurium flowers at her farm in Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato where she also grows fruit trees like durian, mangosteen and lanzones. The tropical trees provide a good shade for her anthuriums.