The Annual Manggahan Festival is in full swing until April 17, 2011, in Guimaras province, the home of "PhilippinesPlus.com" and the most delicious and sweetest mangoes in the world. If you can find a sweeter mango, please bring it to me at our "Compound" in Guimaras. I'll buy you a Red Horse beer if I agree that it is sweeter. But remember, living in this little slice of paradise in Western Visayas, I am bound to be biased toward the sweet mangoes grown in our rural province.
The first photo, featured at the top of this post, shows the Honorable Governor Felipe Hilan A. Nava, MD, Guimaras' top politician, along with a group of dancers that were participating in a competition this past Monday at the festival. I was drinking a bottle of San Miguel Pale Pilsen beer (P30 , 70 cents, USD) as my four-year-old nephew, Joreal, shown in the photo above, and obviously not pleased to be surrounded by a group of beautiful young ladies, was downing a 12 peso (29 cents in USD) bottle of Pepsi faster than the United States Treasury Department could print money. I quickly drained my warm bottle of beer to capture a photo of the Governor who unfortunately left before I could get a photo with him as I was able to do at last year'sManggahan Festival. He must have recognized me and fled the scene.Can't blame him.
Joreal finished his Pepsi so quickly that he had to use the CR (Comfort Room/Restrooms.) There are some new CR's built last year on the Provincial Capitol grounds where the Manggahan Festival is held. The doors are marked "HE" and "SHE." If you're a lady boy, I don't know which one you would use.
These young ladies were selling tasty products made with mangoes from Guimaras from their De Real Sweets booth. I bought some "Mangoscotch" treats made with mangoes, of course, cashews, flour, milk and sugar for 35 pesos.
More Filipinas at their booth, which incidentally, the food stands and booths can be rented out for a little as 1,000 pesos (around 23 US Dollars) for the whole weekly run of the festival, not a bad price at all. I told my asawa that we should consider operating such a booth next year. Even if I just used it to plug this website, it would still be a good investment and give me an excuse opportunity to capture more photos of cute Filipinas.
I bought a Ben 10 T-Shirt and Cargo Shorts for Joreal for P150 at this place at the Festival. OK, I admit, I also wanted to take a picture (see photo above) of the especially cute Filipina on the left in red, but sorry you single guys, she is married. Her name is Marsha, and I believe she is 26-years-old. Two female officers of the Philippine National Police, PNP, on duty at the festival, graciously posed for this next picture as my asawa stood nearby. They were very polite and friendly ladies and were part of a large contingent of PNP at the festivities.
The CUTEST Filipina at the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras?
Well, that would HAVE to be The Sainted Patient Wife shown posing above! I'll have to show this post to her and see what kind of points I can score with her. Maybe it could build up enough goodwill for me top ward off any possible future bolo attacks!