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Guimaras’ 2012 Manggahan Festival Schedule

Submitted by on April 3, 2012 – 10:24 am4 Comments

It’s raining mangoes this summer at the beautiful island of Guimaras with its annual celebration of the Manggahan Festival. Started in 1993, the Manggahan Festival aims to showcase the the thriving Mango Industry of the province.

Varied activities are being showcased depicting the cultural and historical heritage, livelihood, myth and legendary stories portrayed in a cultural showcase, streetdancing and SINADYA (merrymaking). Spread over a weeklong schedule, promoting its products, services and milestones in an agri – trade fair/exhibits, food festival, special events, nightly shows and entertainments and Search for Mutya Ng Guimaras. Manggahan culminates in a grand showcase of cultural festivals in a bid to show the world that there is more to Guimaras than its sweet, fiber and pest-free mangoes.

Here’s the Schedule of the 2012 Manggahan Festival

April 10-14, 2012 – Manggahan sa Robinson’s (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 11, 2012 (1:30 PM) – Disco Derby Elimination (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 13, 2012 (5:00 PM) – Mutya ng Guimaras Fashion Show (Robinson’s Place – Iloilo)

April 15, 2012

  • 1st Mango Man Triathlon and Manggahan Fun Run (Raymen Beach Resort & Provincial Capitol)
  • Live Band (Food Court)

April 16, 2012

  • Opening Salvo & Street Dancing Competition
  • Opening Program and Opening of Agro-Trade Fair (Capitol Grounds)
  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Fiesta sa Manggahan – Fiesta Forum (GTIV Function Hall)
  • 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Disco Derby 2012 (Food Court Area)

April 17, 2012

  • 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Visayas Science and Technology Forum (GTIC Function Hall)
  • 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Job’s Fair (Provincial Gym)
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Mutya ng Guimaras Talents Night (Food Court Area)
  • 9:00 PM – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 17, 2012

  • Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – 1st Manggahan Culinary Arts Competition (Capitol Grounds)
  • 6:00 PM – SK Nights/Guimaras Got Talent (Food Court Area)

April 19, 2012

  • Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN – Magnolia Cooking Demo (Capitol Grounds)
  • Live Band – (Food Court Area)

April 20, 2012

  • Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Mutya ng Guimaras (Provincial Gym)
  • 10:00 PM – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 21, 2012

  • Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Kapamilya Night 2012 (Museo de Guimaras)
  • 9:00 PM – Live Band (Food Court Area)

April 22, 2012

  • Mango Eat All You Can (Capitol Grounds)
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN – Tribes Competition (Museo de Guimaras)
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Fireworks Competition (Capitol Grounds)
  • 9:00 PM – Live Band (Food Court Area)

Guimaras – Island that Fits Your Taste

(Excerpt from Visit My Philippines Website of Department of Tourism)

Splurge in the abundance of fresh and pure country air. Relish the ambiance of rural life in the “Mango Country” whose identity festival, Manggahan sa Guimaras.

Share the excitement of Karosahan, a parade led by carabao-drawn bamboo sleds decked with flowers, fruits and other farm produce which serve as floats to the province’s prettiest.

See action in the mountainbike races or cheer in the Iloilo-Guimaras Paraw (sailboat) race on summer. Visit historical landmarks like MacArthur’s wharf and Navalas church. Be awed by the idyllic splendor of Roca Encantada summer house of the Lopes family. Seek spiritual refuge at the Trappist Monastery or trek the Balaan Bukid (holy mountain).

These are several resorts that cater to various moods and taste. Prices are reasonable and dependent on the type, facilities and class of resort.

Getting There: 

Iloilo City is gateway to Guimaras. The island province is 20 – 30 minutes by motorboat or ferry from Parola, Ortiz wharf, Muelle Loney or La Puz in Iloilo City.

Celebrate with us this sweet moment in the Province of Guimaras and savor the unique hospitality and culture of the Guimarasnons!

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