Most of the more than 5,000 cacao trees of various trinitario varieties are planted in Sitio Soboc, a hinterland in Tinambacan District only accessible by hiking. The cacao trees intercropped with coconut trees and other trees such as pili, mango, guyabano (soursoap), santol (cotton fruit), caimito (star apple), jackfruit and banana.
Sitio Soboc used to have a small community where people from the población sought refuge during the Japanese occupation. However, afraid of being caught in crossfires, the people in the sitio evacuated the place during the Martial Law regime of Mr. Marcos when the government conducted military operations against the New People’s Army in the hinterlands of Samar.
The now deserted sitio is once again ruled by flora and fauna, where the chirping of birds and buzzing of insects replaced the cacophony of human noise. Having regained its natural fertile condition, Sitio Soboc is now a cacao center, where thousands of fruit bearing cacao trees of various trinitario varieties thrive.