The City of Koronadal's welcome arc along national high-way in South Cotabato directs travelers and tourists to the long stretch of kamote (sweet potato), pilit nga mais (glutinous corn), and now the halo-halo.... and of course the coconut vinegar.
Brgy. Saravia is famous to these products displayed and offered just beside the road. An offering to local travelers and frequent visitor and buyer of the place. But five-six years after the vinegar industry boomed in this rural barangay, we were alarmed of vendors selling adulterated vinegar from neighboring towns... a sort of market exploitation to the growing demand the industry has....
Aware that this has to stop, the Rural Micro Enteprise Promotion Programme (RuMEPP) of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in South Cotabato provided demand driven business development services to help the industry and its players (the tappers and local vendors) gain its market back... before finally loosing it.