The next National Mango Congress will be held on March 13-15, 2013 in Iba, Zambales. This will coincide with the Mango Festival held every year in the province.
This was announced by Evelyn Grace, president of the association of mango growers in Zambales. The Congress is under the auspices of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. headed by Virgie de la Fuente from Cebu. The last Mango Congress was held in Mandaue City, Cebu, on November 14-16, 2012.
At the last Congress, the Zambales delegation attended in full force, including Gov. Hermogenes Ebdane Jr., Vice Gov. Ramon Lacbain II, other local government officials as well as growers.
|Evelyn A. Grace, president of the Zambales mango
growers association (left), and Virgie de la Fuente,
president of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation.