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Guimaras Mango

Whenever I go home to Iloilo, I never fail to cross the Guimaras Strait. My cousins live there. My maternal grandmother stays with them. And I spent a year in my aunt’s house when I was 4 years old when parents decided that I spend my visitor year (pre-K) in a daycare in Guimaras. Come to think of it, I only remember bits about that year and I can’t remember where my brother was. lol.

Anyhow, when one goes to Guimaras, one should never fail to bring home Guimaras mangoes.

Guimaras mangoes

Guimaras mangoes are the  sweetest and are known to be of export quality.

Do you know that you cannot bring mangoes harvested from other places to Guimaras? All ports in Guimaras prohibit bringing of other mangoes to prevent infecting Guimaras mangoes with mango-related diseases (I sure do not know what that means, but let’s respect it and it’s part of the effort to maintain the export quality of the mangoes).

 I especially love green mangoes. My kids love the ripe ones. How about you?

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  1. MANILA, Philippines – The island province of Guimaras opened recently its 19th Manggahan Festival, a grand spectacle of culture, sports, entertainment and agri-tourism, which runs from April 10 to April 22. The festival, the most ambitious and colorful event ever held in the province in years, will be topbilled by the 1st Mango Man Triathlon on April 15 and the Manggahan Festival 2012 Tribes Competition on April 22. The festival, which was first held on May 22, 1993 to commemorate the first anniversary of Guimaras as a full-pledged province, officially opens today, coinciding with the Agri-Trade Fair 2012 to be kicked off with the street dancing competition at the Guimaras Capitol Grounds.
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