Quite apparent from Silang’s official seal is the abundance of local produce as device for its emblem. It only shows the importance of agriculture in the life and economy of its people for centuries creating a rich agricultural heritage. This is a collection of articles from the American period attesting Silang’s importance in the field of agricultural study in the country.
[Coffee.] So choice is the quality of the coffee produced in the Island of Luzon, especially in the districts of Indang and Silang, in the province of Cavite, that if it is not equal to that of Mocha, I at least consider it on parallel with the coffee of Bourbon; but, as the consumption and cultivation are extremely limited, it cannot with any propriety be yet numbered among the articles contributing to the export-trade.
Excerpt from State of the Philippines in 1810 by Tomas de Comyn
Title: The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes
Author: Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow.
THE FORMER PHILIPPINES THRU FOREIGN EYES
Edited by Austin Craig
The Philippine agricultural review. [Vol. 11, no. 2] Bureau of Agriculture, Dept. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Manila, 1918
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