Guimaras holds Patilaw sa Manggahan exhibit at Robinsons Iloilo

By | April 4, 2017

Have a taste of Guimaras!

The Province of Guimaras drums up the excitement to the Guimaras Manggahan Festival 2017 with Patilaw sa Manggahan exhibit at Fountain Area of Robinsons Place Iloilo on April 1-7, 2017.

On Day 1, Acting governor Atty. John Edward Gando led the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of the ‘Patilaw’ exhibit. Hubon Binagtong of Nueva Valencia, grand champion of Manggahan Festival Cultural Presentation 2016 and Kasadyahan Festival 2017, performed in the event.

Day 2 of the exhibit featured the cooking demo of Pasta in Mango sauce by McNester Foods’ Rebecca Tubongbanua. Mall shoppers got to taste the very delicious mango-infused dish.

But the crowd-drawer was the exciting Mango-eating contest where participants tried to outspeed each other in eating 2 mangoes!

Winners won 2 passes to the Manggahan Festival mango-eat-all-you-can, a bag of mangoes and goodies from MY San. All participants go home with a bag of mangoes.

There will also be Disco Derby Open Category Elimination on April 5, Mutya ng Guimaras Fashion Show on April 7 and Press Conference and daily exhibits from various producers of Guimaras.

These events are just a taste of what’s in store at the Manggahan Festival 2017 which will run from May 11-22.

This year’s theme “The Journey that is Guimaras. Sadto. Subong. Kag sa Masanag nga Palaabuton” highlights the richness of Guimaras and its happy people, simple past, successes and potential of becoming even more that what it is now.


Here are some of the highlights of the month-long festival of the island-province:

  • May 11 – Manggahan Opening Program and Press Conference
  • May 20 – Mango Man Triathlon
  • May 14 – Bike Fest with Tour De Guimaras
  • May 19 – Enduro National Race
  • May 21 – Western Visayas Cultural Presentation
  • May 22 – Anniversary Celebration and Cultural Presentation

Surely, this year’s Manggahan Festival is bigger, better and sweeter. Lakat ta sa Guimaras, the island that fits your taste!

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