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Meaningful Life: Her Purpose-Driven Life

Meaningful Life: Her Purpose-Driven Life

(From Lifestyle Asia, June 2019 Issue)   Davao’s Hijo Plantation, acquired
by Jose “Boy” Tuason in 1968, was formerly a banana business that has now branched out to other industries— property development, leisure and tourism, agri-business, and port and logistics. The...

Going bananas for technology and sustainable development

Going bananas for technology and sustainable development

(From Country Business Reports interviews and articles by Discovery Reports, June 15, 2019)    From being blamed for notorious coups in banana republics to being the cause of slapstick comedy spills, the banana has not had a good reputation. Yet one pioneering company...

Project Honeycomb

Project Honeycomb

(From SunStar Davao, by Jojie Alcantara, May 15)   HIJO Resources Corporation (HRC) is a Mindanao-based corporation with diversified business interests in leisure and tourism, agriculture, foods, property development and port operations. Established in 1959 in...

Peza declares Hijo Industrial Estate as Mindanao's food terminal hub

(From Sunstar) 


THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) has officially declared the Hijo Industrial Estate (HIE) as Mindanao’s food terminal hub.

The official launching of the property as a hub was conducted on September 15 at the WREC Hall, Hijo Estates Madaum, Tagum City.

“With the birth of Hijo Superfoods Inc., the Philippines’ first fully-automated food manufacturing plant — it is just and proper to declare the HIE as Mindanao’s premier food Terminal Hub,” Peza director General Brigadier General Charlito B. Plaza said in a virtual speech via Zoom.

The 166-hectare HIE is dubbed as the “emerging gateway to Asean.” It is part of the larger 760-hectare township to be developed by the Hijo Resources Corporation which was launched in 2017.

“This distinction recognizes HIE as the center of food processing and distribution from Tagum City, Davao del Norte to the local and global market — starting with Hijo Superfoods,” Plaza added.

She also said that this breakthrough will pave the way for other food and agricultural industries, thus placing Tagum City and Mindanao in the international limelight.

Meanwhile, Hijo Resources Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rosanna Tuason Fores emphasized that HIE is a testament of Hijo’s commitment to bring a thriving economic development, particularly in Mindanao.

“The goal is to revolutionize agriculture in Mindanao, one way is to address food security in the country,” she said.

Apart from the launching, the Hijo Resources Corporation also inked a partnership with the Development Bank of the Philippines for pushing more projects in Mindanao.

On the updates of the Hijo Central, Fores said there are some delays observed in the realization of the big-ticket project due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, she assured that the project is still on-going and will push through as planned.

Hijo Central is a smart and sustainable master development project of Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) in Tagum City, Davao del Norte. The project was initially seen to spur activities on agribusiness, port and logistics, property development, leisure and tourism, and renewable energy.

It is a 132-hectare development project within a 1,054 hectares Hijo plantation property. It will be developed in four phases.

“Once we come out of this pandemic, Hijo’s unique proposition as an industrial, agricultural, residential estate will be better positioned,” she said.


Property Development

Hijo’s newest and most succesful pursuits in the Property Development Industrial Estate and Plantation Villa.


Hijo is the Business of growing, processing, and distributing high quality Convendish Bananas and other Davao-grown fruits.

Port & Logistics

To take advantage of the increase in shipment to and from Davao, Hijo invested in a change designed to bring the company to the top of the country.

Leisure & Tourism

To take advantage of the increase in shipment to and from Davao, Hijo invested in a change designed to bring the company to the top of the country.


Hijo Resources Corporation (HRC) is a Davao-based diverstified corporation with business interests in Leisure & Tourism, Agribusiness, Property Development, and Port Operations.

Based in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, HRC was established in 1959, together with sister corporations, Twin Rivers Economic and Development Co., Inc. (TREDCI) and and Apo Estates Corporation that pioneered the cultivation and exporting of Cavendish bananas to japan.

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