FLORENCIO “Empoy” Maniquis, a farming enthusiast and entrepreneur, visited the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal to buy some rubberized containers for planting fruit trees and other plants. He is developing a two-hectare farm in Concepcion, Tarlac that he plans to make into an events place where weddings, celebrations, reunions and other happy occasions will be held. He already has about a hundred mango trees of bearing age and other varieties. He also has a big house.
As an entrepreneur, he runs six Cassava Cake stores in different towns in Rizal province. He sources his raw materials from farmers in Tanay town at a price of P10 per kilo of fresh roots. He finds the cassava cake business financially rewarding, and he is happy that he is providing work for at least three people per outlet. Two of the employees are in charge of cooking while one takes care of selling.
At the Sarian Farm, he was fascinated by the fruiting variegated chico, the Vietnam pomelo and other fruit trees in container like the different varieties of imported makopa, guava and others.