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President Duterte Got Pair of Shoes Made from Piña Fiber
by Pam Mappala - Monday, 13 March 2017, 02:42 PM
 
President Duterte's new shoesMANILA -- Last March 7, 2017, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte got a pair of shoes made from pineapple leaf fiber known as Piñatex leather. It is a non-woven textile made from pineapple leaf fibers and an innovation of Ananas Anam, Ltd. with social entrepreneur Dr. Carmen Hijosa as founder.
Photo shows Dr. Hijosa giving the shoes to President Duterte as witnessed by Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Undersecretary for Administration, Agribusiness and Marketing and Regional Engagement Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez.

To know more of the market potentials of piña fiber in the fashion industry both here and abroad through our e-learning course "Treasure in Threads: Piña Fiber Processing." 


(Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division)

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