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Thursday, April 15, 2004

The world’s sweetest mangoes are in Zambales

Mango is a favorite tropical fruit grown from the earliest times in Zambales as attested by the century-old trees found all over the province.

Zambales became famous worldwide when in 1995, it was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the producer of the sweetest mango in the world. The fruit was traced in the island of Masinloc town.

The annual “Dinamulag Mango Festival,” which started last Tuesday (April 13) and will run until April 16, is a testament of the provincial government’s support to mango farmers “who are small growers confronting everyday needs and farming activities, struggling to attain and live decent lives,” said Zambales Governor Vic Magsaysay.

Magsaysay pooled together non-government agencies and other government institutions for the fun-filled events to be held in the four-day festivity, including a grand parade and street dancing competition.

Mango events linedup are “mango eating,” mango “pinaka,” mango picking and recipes showcase, and beach events like sand castling competition, beach volleyball and bikini open. Also in the program are the folkdance and singing competitions, the Dinamulag battle of the bands and the Bb. Zambales 2004 Pageant Night.

The Provincial Tourism Office headed by Ma. Kathrina Salumbides said billboards bearing the event were placed on different entry points leading to the province to attract more visitors.

“Dinamulag Festival is being developed to attract local and foreign tourists the way Baguio’s Flower Festival fascinated them,” Salumbides said.

She added that the provincial government is also promoting Zambales as a tourist destination for its white sandy beaches which abound in the province, it being along the coast bounded by the South China Sea on the West. Resort business is also among its growing industries.

The term “Dinamulag” is a Sambali dialect word meaning carabao, as evidenced by the dominant variety of mango in the province.

These locally produced mangoes have savoring juicy sweetness and the almost absence of fibrous materials in the flesh that are not apparent in other mango fruits grown in other prov


  • congratulations for being the head of tourism there now..i have been there once and it was a very memorable experience..hope you can still remember me..more power!!mike ue,mr. and ms university

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/25/2011 6:31 AM  

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