Standing, L-R: Atty. Marlon Fajardo (Lopez Group), Guimaras Gov. Samuel Gumarin, Buenavista Vice Mayor Cecile Gumarin and Jei-Jei Gertes (Lopez Group) with ABS-CBN artists Janella Salvador, Richard “Sir Chief” Yap, Marlo Mortel and Bryan Termulo (top photo)
Lopez Group Foundation Inc. (LGFI) recently sponsored the Kapamilya Karavan during the 22nd Manggahan Festival in the province of Guimaras.
The Manggahan Festival is an annual event in Guimaras for the sustained promotion of the island province’s mango industry.
The stars of ABS-CBN’s “Be Careful with My Heart” were the guest performers during the celebration. Varied activitiesTermulo performs for the Guimarasnons were highlighted representing Guimaras’ cultural and historical heritage and livelihood. The weeklong festivities included local product promotions, services and milestones in agri-trade exhibits, food fair, special events, street dancing, merrymaking, nightly programs and the search for Mutya ng Guimaras.
The Manggahan Festival culminated in a grand showcase of cultural celebrations to highlight that “there is more to Guimaras than its sweet, fiberand pest-free mangoes.” (Jei-Jei Gertes)