Mango eating for all at ‘Patilaw sa Manggahan’

Enjoy more activities including booths in Robinsons Place Iloilo until April 7

About 50 kilos of Guimaras’ sweet mangoes were enjoyed by all during the second day of “Patilaw sa Manggahan”, a week-long activity hosted by the province of Guimaras at Robinsons Place Iloilo to give everyone a taste of the 2017 Manggahan Festival slated on May 11 to 22.

Hey, have you tried mango eating?  Participants to the mango eating contest held in Robinsons Place Iloilo. Those who missed it can still join the mango eating contests in Guimaras on May 11, and 14 to 22. Photo: Guimaras Tourism

Those who ate the most mangoes won passes for the Mango Eat-All-You-Can Contests in Guimaras on May 11 and 15 to 22.

Mall spectators were also treated to a cooking demo by Rebecca Tubongbanua, owner of McNester Food Products, Inc. and Magsasaka Siyentista awardee. She shared how to cook Mango  Spaghetti using McNester’s Mango Ketchup. After that, everyone got a taste of the flavourful finished product.

Everyone gets a taste of Mango Spaghetti cooked by McNester Food Product’s owner Rebecca Tubongbanua. Photo: Guimaras Tourism

Watch out for more activities like Disco Derby Open Category Elimination on April 5 and Mutyang Guimaras Fashion Show and Press Conference on April 7, all in Robinsons Place Iloilo.

Do not forget to buy from the booths, too. Several Guimaras producers are selling mangoes, dried mangoes, mango jams, mango and calamansi juices, cashew nuts, soya products, dried fish, tea made from herbs, mango wine, bugnay wine, potato chips, banana chips, butterscotch, and native bags, among others.

Benjie Ganancial, one of the exhibitors in Patilaw sa Manggahan, sells dried fish and processed seafood products. Photo: Iloilo Updates

During the opening last April 1, Hon. Josefina dela Cruz, Sangguniang  Bayan member invited everyone to come.


“We are bringing you a taste of Guimaras which is celebrating its 24thManggahan Festival and 25th founding anniversary. The Manggahan Festival is open to everyone,” she said./

We were supposed to shop somewhere else but decided to buy local and support our producers from Guimaras. Here’s what we purchased from the booths at Patilaw sa Mangahan in Robinsons Place Iloilo. Photo: Iloilo Updates

Get a hold of these McNester Food Products. Photo: Iloilo Updates

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