Manggahan Festival 2018 Guimaras Schedule Released

Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho, Public Information Officer III/PIRD Head for the province of Guimaras has released the Manggahan Festival 2018 Schedule. This is the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Manggahan Festival, a celebration of the sweetest mangoes in the world.

Schedule courtesy of Manggahan Festival Facebook page

Lead photo courtesy of Guimaras Official Website

Pre-Manggahan Events

The pre-Manggahan, “mango,” celebration kicks off with a Grand Caravan at the Capitol Complex at the Guimaras Provincial Capitol Grounds in San Miguel, Jordan, at 6:00 am, April 2, 2018. The main festivities, also held at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, starts May 11 and runs through May 22, 2018.

This blog’s author, The Kano, will be covering the Grand Caravan on April 2, and will also be visiting the five municipalities in Guimaras which will be hosting different pre-Manggahan events.

A “Patilaw (Taste) of Manggahan” will take place from April 2-8, 2018, at Robinson’s Place in Iloilo City.

Graphic courtesy of Manggahan Festival Facebook page

The Biggest Bash on Guimaras

I’ve been to the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras the past eight years we’ve lived in the Philippines. My asawa and I, along with our numerous relatives on our island province, always make it a point to attend this annual biggest bash on the island.

While I’ve celebrated this event with several American expats in the past, one of my favorite party people, “Captain Tom,” is back in the States with his new bride, Lenx2.

Tom with the band at Manggahan Festival

Captain Tom onstage at Manggahan

Nevertheless, I only quaff two bottles of adult beverages a week now at the expats’ weekly Friday night meetings at “Oliva’s Kitchen.” We don’t keep any alcohol at our house as I usually chug water throughout the day. Zesto Milko-O from Australia is the beverage of choice for my meals. I’ve tended to imbibe more than a bottle or two at previous Manggahan festivities but without Captain Tom around, I’ll be cutting back on the San Migs.

Mango Mascots for Manggahan

Big Thanks to Jaypee, Best Performing Information Officer

A big thanks, by the way, to Jaypee Kein G. Entredicho, who’s been instrumental in bringing me up to date, whenever I have any questions regarding events on our island. Incidentally, Jaypee, was awarded Best Performing Information Officer in Western Visayas last December 2017. I’m not surprised. Jaypee always gets back to me in a timely manner and has been extremely helpful.

The 2017 Year-End Conference and Awards of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) gave Jaypee the much-deserved honor, at the Grand Xing Imperial Hotel, Iloilo City last year on December 7th.

Look for updates on Manggahan Festival 2018 and my coverage of all the pre-Manggahan events beginning next week on this website.

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