Arnel Agri-Based Products is owned by Mrs. Azucena E. Gamutia and located in Wescom Rd., Brgy. San Miguel, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The firm started introducing their agri-based products such as Hot Native Chili Sauce, Hot Native Chili Powder, Instant Turmeric Tea and Instant Salabat Tea way back in 2012. However, due to the inadequate supply of chili, they focused on the production of turmeric and salabat products.

The firm aims to create and innovate salabat and turmeric tea that can aid in preventing cancerous illnesses and diabetes. Thus, they came up with a formulation which includes the infusion of turmeric, ashitaba, gotu kola, moringa oleifera, and ginger. Their turmeric tea can be enjoyed as a morning tea drink at a very affordable price. Arnel Agri-Based Products dreams of providing livelihood to their community and making their products known not only in Palawan, but all over the Philippines eventually.

As of now, their market distribution increased drastically since some of the tourists in Palawan who bought Instant Turmeric Tea and Salabat Tea made repeat orders. The firm currently distributes their products to Coron, Manila, Quezon City, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Zamboanga and Cebu. As a matter of fact, there is one customer that made them proud of their products and motivated them to continuously improve their quality. One time, they received a phone call from a customer outside Palawan asking for details about their products who eventually made an order of 25 packs of Instant Turmeric Tea. While Mrs. Azucena E. Gamutia asked for the detail of the customer she found out that the customer that she is talking to is no other than the famous actress and singer Ms. Pilar Pilapil. After this phone call, there came orders made through phone calls from Cebu and these orders still come rushing in up until now.

Moreover, since the firm is also featured in the MIMAROPA Venture, DOST’s first e-marketing platform, they are able to promote their products for free and they are also able to connect with their customers not only in the country, but even those abroad.

The firm is currently processing their FDA-LTO license.