If you know the traditional way of eating Mango, then you should also try eating the non-traditional way.
As part of the 2013 Manggahan festival activity, the Province of Guimaras through the Manggahan Committee opens a new style of eating Guimaras mangoes.
In order to make everyone enjoy eating the mango, the committee creates a challenging way to savor the sweetness of mango. This new style is called the “Mean Eat to Win Eat” mango eating contest.
Everybody is invited to join and try the contest at the Robinsons Place Activity Center on April 11 and 14, 2013 every 4:00 p.m. only.
On the other hand, for those who would like to experience the Mango-Eat-All-You-Can they are all welcome to the Province of Guimaras which will commence from April 15-21, 2013 at the provincial capitol grounds.
Don’t miss this fun.
Guimaras will launch its tourism circuits at the Robinsons Place Iloilo as part of its Manggahan activity on April 11, 2013.
Anyone who wants to know about Guimaras especially investors and tourists can visit Robinsons place and watch the GIS presentation and exhibit.
Four hundred two (402) people were served during the latest free medical and dental mission conducted by the Provincial Community Outreach Program last November 16, 2012 at Brgy. Cabano, San Lorenzo, Guimaras.
A total of 43 patients underwent dental examinations and 261 were given medicines that day. Provincial Government of Guimaras through the initiative of Gov. Felipe Hilan A. Nava’s Medical and Dental Team headed by Community Health Outreach Program Coordinator Dr. Patria L. Poblacion is extending all kind of medical services to reach out the far-flung barangays in the province.
This medical and dental mission will not be made possible without the participation of Information and Public Relations Section headed by Mr. Dienfield G. Gange, Executive Assistant III of the Office of the Governor and the Provincial Health Office.
The Provincial Government of Guimaras will be hosting the ADHIKA (Asosasyon ng mga Dalubhasa, may Hilig at Interes sa Kasaysayan) ng Pilipinas 23rd National Conference on History and Culture on November 28-30, 2012 at Guimaras Trade and Information Center.
The Conference will be co-convened by ADHIKA-Visayas headed by Prof. Randy Madrid of UP Visayas,
UPV-Center for West Visayan Studies under the Directorship of Prof. Melanie Padilla, and ADHIKA-Iloilo under the leadership of Prof. Eric de la Vega. Around two hundred (200) participants coming from as far as Laoag City in the North and Zamboanga City from the South will be attending this event.
This year’s conference theme is “Puod: Pagtuklas at Pagbubuo ng mga Pamayanang Maritimo sa Sinaunang Bayan sa Pilipinas”, in which Guimaras is a fine example of maritime community with rich history on Visayan shipbuilding, boat-making tradition and navigation.
The Conference aims to bring in discussions on Philippine History to the countryside, especially among the public and private school history and social studies teachers in Western Visayas, Guimaras in particular. It is also a fitting event to showcase the cultural heritage and tourism potential of Guimaras since the highlight of the conference is the Cultural Immersion Tour (Lakbay-Aral) for the participants to different spots in the province.
Interested participants are welcomed to join. For more information just contact us at this number (033) 237-1111 or (033) 581-2057. See you in Guimaras!!!
Making history. Gov. Felipe Hilan A. Nava of the Province of Guimaras was elected as the new President of the PEMSEA Network of Local Governments for Sustainable Coastal Development (PNLG). Governor Nava formally took oath during the 2012 PNLG General Assembly held in Changwon City, Republic of Korea last July 8, 2012. The election was conducted in accordance with the PNLG Charter which involves a process of nomination and two rounds of consultation to select the top two candidates and a formal election during the General assembly elected the new president and vice president. Nava got eight votes out of 12 members who voted, winning by four votes over the other candidate from Dongying China while Mr. Prak Sihara from Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia is the lone candidate for PNLG Vice-president. The Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) is a partnership arrangement involving various stakeholders of the Seas of East Asia, including national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, research and education institutions, communities, international agencies, regional programmes, financial institutions and donors. The PNLG is the first of its kind in the East Asian Seas region. It is a self-sustaining network of local governments implementing ICM programs. Local government members develop and implement ICM programs using the same framework and processes. Nava will serve as PNLG president for three years with the principal office in Xiamen, China. As President he will represent PNLG in international and regional meetings and forums and provide leadership in carrying out the organisation’s initiatives in line with the mission of promoting the application of ICM as an effective management framework to achieve sustainable coastal development. The nomination and election of the Guimaras Governor is the first time for a local government executive in the Philippines to hold such a position in PNLG which at present has 25 member local governments and 7 observer local governments from countries that include China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. The Governor believes that being elected to this important position is a big opportunity for the province and can open doors to other local government units in the country in adopting the approaches and practices being promoted by PNLG and PEMSEA.
The Provincial Government of Guimaras is undertaking a five day’s mango-eat-all-you can this 2012 Manggahan Festival. Anyone can enjoy and savour the sweetness of Guimaras mangoes at the agi trade fair of the province on April 19-22. This activity is being spearheaded by the Provincial Office of Agricultural Services (POAS). This is just a part of the Manggahan activities wherein many are curios to experience.
The province is also encouraging the people to watch the tribes’ competition of our community based rural tourism. It will showcase the culture arts and tradition of Guimarasnons on April 22, 2012. The Guimaras beauties will be witnessed during the Mutya sa Guimaras Search on April 19. Many activities are lined-up in the weeklong manggahan celebration with the theme: “Unfolding Science and Technology for Agri-tourism Development.”