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What stink? Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr. loves durian

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Airplanes and hotels may ban durian for its unique, pungent smell, but Camarines Sur Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr. sure loves it.

Bordado marveled over the durian fruit that he found growing in the organic farm of his former professor in UP Los Banos, Mr. Pablito Malabanan Villegas or Sir Pabs in Malvar, Batangas.

Sir Pabs, a former Land Bank President, is practicing what he teaches, which are sustainable agriculture, inclusive growth, environmental protection, and social justice, among others, in his organic farm.

The farm is being used as a learning laboratory for students and professionals.

It looks like its working well, because it was able to produce durian that Bordado could simply not resist!

“DURIAN NG BUHAY KO: Well, the durian, with its invigorating scent, proved to be quite irresistible. But that was just one of the high points (although the durian was actually at arm’s length away–literally!) when Gina and I visited the organic farm of MR. Pablito Malabanan Villegas aka Sir Pabs (he was my professor in Management 101 at UP Los Banos) in Malvar, Batangas. A former vice president of the LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Sir Pabs is keen on practicing what he teaches–sustainable agriculture, inclusive growth, environmental protection, and social justice, among other things–through this organic farm (still a work in progress, according to Sir Pabs) which has been serving as a learning laboratory for students and professionals alike. MABUHAY KA, SIR PABS! MABUHAY DIN ANG DURIAN!” Bordado posted on Facebook.