Established in 1974, the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) is a non-stock corporation that serves as the central coordinating agency for the development and the advancement of the banana export industry in the Philippines. The PBGEA serves as the self-regulatory forum for the big players in the industry to ensure compliance to international quality standards, continued competitiveness in the global market, to undertake and promote research for technological innovations, and to look after the welfare of all those involved in the industry. Now composed of 22 companies and their subsidiaries, plus two (2) affiliates, the operations of its members cover 15 provinces in Southern Philippines (Mindanao). The roster includes Filipino-owned firms and multinational corporations.
#Resbakuna: The vaccination rollout in the Banana Export Industry in Davao Region has commenced today August 4, 2021, for member companies of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association, Inc. (PBGEA) as part of the economic frontliners under the A4 priority...
Set of Officers and Trustees, 2022-2023
Victor S. Mercado, JR.
Marsman Estate Plantation, Inc.
Vicente R. Floirendo
Tagum Agricultural Development Co., Inc.
Luis Felipe Sancho Calvo
Del Monte Fresh Produce Phil., Inc.
VP for International Relations
GARY L. VILLA
Unifrutti Tropical Phil., Inc.
VP for National Affairs
Edwin T. Fabregar
Lapanday Foods Corp.
VP for Administration
STEPHEN A. ANTIG
We Produce World-Class Bananas
With over 172,000 employees employed, we provide daily sustenance, economic opportunities, and decent means of living to thousands of families. We provide scholarship for their children, livelihood and extra means of income to the spouses, and low cost housing programs to our workers. Because we do not just grow bananas, WE GROW FAMILIES.
Overseas demand for Philippine cavendish bananas grow 15% for the months of March and April amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association Chairman Alberto Bacani credits this to consumers seeking a healthier lifestyle....
The global pandemic is also coming down hard on the Philippine banana industry. Last year, the country accounted for an estimated 20% of global banana shipments and about 90% of total export volumes in Asia. But Philippine banana growers warn those figures are...