Father of the Pioneers Kyosaburo Ohta who devoted his life to the development of the hemp industry in Davao

Kyosaburo Ohta started an import business for Japanese general merchandise in Manila in 1901. In 1905 he moved to Davao (Mindanao) with seventy immigrants and started managing a hemp plantation in undeveloped land in Bago, the Mintal Region, which at the time was avoided by Americans and even Filipinos. Read More »