Posted: March 22nd, 2012 | Filed under: News Events | Tags: buda, davao city, don bosco, fr. franco uras, gourmet, indigenous peoples, sdb |
Reposting here my story published at UCA News. Fr. Franco Uras and his friend Dr. Wolfgang Csato will hold a benefit dinner for the Lumad children 7pm today, March 22, at Coffee for Health, Catalunan Piqueño.
In this photo, Fr. Franco sorts the newly-harvested tomatoes from his backyard farm in Buda.
Priest uses gourmet food to help the needy
What started as a hobby for Italian priest Franco Uras has become a money-making venture to help tribal children in the mountain village of Buda in Davao City.
The Salesian priest and his German doctor friend, Wolfgang Csato, are hosting benefit dinners to raise money for children in the village. The duo prepare Italian and German dishes that they sell for US$8 during benefit dinners in nearby towns. (Read More)
Posted: March 17th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews | Tags: buda, davao city, don bosco, fr. franco uras, italian cuisine, sdb |
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 March) – Ninety kilometers from the heart of the city, beside the slopes of Barangay Buda, sits an artisan gourmet café.
But this café is unlike any other gourmet shops in the city proper; the entire compound will soon become a home for the indigenous peoples, more particularly the children. Read More »
Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews | Tags: buda, davao city agriculture, leo avila, marilog district |
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – A one-stop souvenir and agricultural products display center catering to small-scale farmers and handicraft makers will soon rise along the Davao-Bukidnon national highway in Barangay Baganihan, Marilog district before the year ends, an official said.
City Agriculture Office chief Leonardo Avila said the Baganihan Agri-Products Display Center will also feature a coffee shop to cater to travelers and tourists alike.
The site is 79 kilometers from the city proper.
Avila said some 60 families of farmers and handicraft makers in the village, will primarily benefit from the display center as as it will enable them to showcase their plants and handicrafts. Read More »