RITA RITZ is a purely Filipino owned company founded in the early 1980s by Mrs. Erlinda Castro-Sanqui, known for her “Fruitcake Filipina.”
In 1997, inventors Erlinda and Rita Carmela were sent by the Department of Science and Technology to the 25th International Invention Contest in Genevam Switzerland. There the products Rita Ritz Lolo Jose Banaba Tea and Rita Ritz Pito Pito Tea won silver medal and bronze medal respectively.
WIPO Prize: Woman Inventor of the Year World Intellectual Property Organization. Organisation Mondiale De La Propriete Intellectuelle