• Katrina Jaiun Roa

Feel MANGAmazing with the Cebu Mangoes Festival

“Cebu is the leading promoter of the mango industry” states Noli D. Hernandez, the President of Megaworld Cebu Properties. If there is one thing that symbolizes the Queen City of the South, it would have to be mangoes, one of the country’s most sweet, juicy and delightful fruits that will always be a favorite for Cebuanos. Megaworld Corporation in partnership with the Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Office organizes the first ever full-scale mango festival in Cebu called the Cebu Mangoes Festival will take place at The Mactan Newtown, Lapu-Lapu City this Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2019.

In this photo are Hembler Mendoza, Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Officer, Tefel Pesigan-Valentino, Vice President and Head of Marketing and Business Development of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, and Noli D. Hernandez, President of Megaworld Cebu Properties

This two-day event will showcase the greatness of mangoes through a series of fun activities which include the Mango Street Dancing by the Kadaugan Dancers, an all-day picking mango picking activity at the Newtown Boulevard, introducing the world’s biggest mango sago, a ‘mangopreneurs’ bazaar that will showcase a series of mango-related products, and a MANGAmazing Concert featuring some of Cebu’s best local talents and cap off the festival with a grand fireworks display.

“Cebu is famous for mangoes and the Cebu Mangoes Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration at the Historic Resort City”, shares Hembler Mendoza, the City Tourism Chief of Lapu-Lapu City, which led to the inspiration of organizing a festival for mangoes. Lapu-Lapu City is blessed with an abundance of carabao mangoes where some of its seedling came from Guimaras Islands, Iloilo. Megaworld Corporation has always been caring for mangoes, back in 2012 they took the initiative to plant around 48 mango trees around the Newtown Boulevard, and up to this day there are around 200 mango trees planted along the main avenue.

Tourists and visitors will definitely enjoy this festive event and enjoy the festiveness of mangoes. For those coming out of town, the festival is just located 10-15 minutes away from Mactan Cebu International Airport! If you want to indulge in festivities and fun culture this weekend, the Cebu Mangoes Festival is just what you will enjoy.



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