Ginga Agrifood has been in the business for 17 years and the pandemic became a huge part of our success as we realized a lot of things as a business who supports Filipino farmers and local communities during this time.  

This October, we received Ginga Agrifood's first-ever awards from Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Department of Science and Technology (DOST)! 


The PCCI Injap Sia Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award seeks to recognize young entrepreneurs which are able to innovate ideas to develop new markets, create wealth and generate jobs. The award is open to all Filipino entrepreneurs, 45 years old and below, owner or significant shareholder/management member of an enterprise that has been operating for  two (2) years and registered in the Philippines. 

Ms. Lota Manalo with VP Sara Duterte, PCCI Chair William Co, PBC&E Chair Ferdinand Ferrer and PCCI Director Apolinar Aura

Ms. Lota Manalo with the other awardees 

Ms. Lota Lazarte Manalo, the CEO of Ginga Agrifood was one of the lucky young entrepreneurs that got nominated for this award mid-October of this year, together with the other businessmen in the country. Ms. Lota attended the panel interview judged by different trusted professionals in the business. With her dedication and determination to win and bring this award for her company, she was chosen to be the winner for this award under the Industry Category. This is the first ever award that she had won that's why this is very memorable for her and for the whole company. Ms. Lota Lazarte Manalo attended the award last October 19, 2022 during the 48th Philippine Business Conference & Expo held in Manila Hotel. The awarding was graced by Vice President Sara Z. Duterte together with the selected PCCI board of directors and management. This event was very successful and it was attended by the biggest and renowned businessmen, government officials and personalities in the country. 


Ms. Lota Lazarte Manalo was featured in different publications and news such as Philippine Star- front page of Business Section last October 27, Philippine Daily Inquirer- inside the Business Section last October 20, Manila Bulletin Facebook page and GMA News' 24 Oras last October 19. 

Courtesy: Philippine Daily Inquirer Newspaper

Courtesy: Philippine Star Newspaper

Courtesy: GMA News 7 Channel 


"Being in the business for 17 years is not a walk in the park. I am deeply motivated by my humble beginnings, my desire to serve people, and my perseverance to create products that are proudly rooted in my homeland. That’s why this award is not just a reminder but a symbol of OUR success - my family, my team, our hardworking farmers, and each and every Filipino who support locally made products. This is for you. I lift it all to God for giving me this life purpose, and guiding me as I take every step. I want to thank my husband, Vice Mayor Jurly Manalo, who was with me all throughout this journey. My family who has become a source of strength and hope when I started this business. And of course, my Ginga Family who made this possible - thank you for your hard work and loyalty."


DOST CALABARZON Regional Science and Technology Week was celebrated last October 17-19 in Batangas City. 

This year’s Regional Science and Technology Fair and Exhibit is anchored on the theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya: Kabalikat sa Maunlad at Matatag na Kinabukasan.”

And Ginga Agrifood was given the chance to participate and get a nomination to bag the award for Best in Setup Adoptor- on how a business transformed before, during and after the pandemic in terms of their business and operations set-up. And with the improvement that happened because of the pandemic, Ginga Agrifood won both Regional and Provincial award for Best in Setup. The awarding happened last October 19 in Batangas State University and the award was received by Ginga's Plant Head and Warehouse Manager, Ms. Alma Fernandez and Mr. Jojo Cureg respectively. 

Two trophies awarded by DOST to Ginga Agrifood

Ms. Alma Fernandez, Plant Head of Ginga Agrifood 

These are great opportunities that we matter the most. These awards are the proof of our hardwork, perseverance and determination to serve more Filipinos not only in our hometown but in the whole Philippines- in supporting Filipino farmers and local communities by providing them livelihood and promoting healthy lifestyle among all Filipinos. We are committed to continuously provide you quality and all natural products that's locally made in Lobo, Batangas.