Those who have tasted the mangoes grown from Guimaras can attest to its distinct sweetness. For those who have not yet, you will have a chance to eat as much Guimaras mangoes as you can this summer!
In line with Guimaras province’s Manggahan Festival 207 celebration, the Provincial Office of Agricultural Services is spearheading the Mango-Eat-All-You-Can on May 11-22.
The activity will take place at the Guimaras Provincial Capitol Grounds, San Miguel, municipality of Jordan on May 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. On May 11, Mango-Eat-All-You-Can will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. For the other days, it will be held on the same morning schedule and in the afternoon at 2:30-4 p.m.
Do not pass up this sweet opportunity. To join, register at 8 a.m. for the morning session and 2 p.m. for the afternoon session. Registration fee is P 110, which is quite a steal as you will be eating Guimaras’ export-quality mangoes. You will be given 30 minutes to eat as many mangoes as you can.
You are encouraged to eat your choice of green mangoes or ripe mangoes with your bare hands. You may even pair it with sticky rice (“ibos) or shrimp paste.
While in Guimaras, you may also explore its white sand beaches, picturesque coves and islets as well as religious, historical and heritage sites, experience agro-eco adventure and learn how Guimaras’ mangoes are produced.
If you are coming from Iloilo City, take the ferry bound for Jordan from the Iloilo-Guimaras Ferry Terminal. From the Jordan Wharf, take a jeepney or tricycle going to the Provincial Capitol.
For more updates about Manggahan Festival, visit their Facebook page: Guimaras Manggahan Festival https://www.facebook.com/GuimarasManggahanFestival/