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Messages from the Host


Congress Host


5 Year Mango Industry Development Plan

36 Mango Recipes

Congress Schedule Messages Congress Objectives

25 Simplified Organic Mango


Simple Guide to Growing Organic Mango


Mango Industry Cluster

Production Protocol

28 Top Ten Health Benefits of Mangoes


A Region on the Rise

30 A Really Promising Mango Harvest

32 Sarangani Your

Adventure Destination




List Of Exhibitors


Congress Committees


Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association (SAFFIA)

The growth of Mango Industry in Sarangani Province can be traced back in 2004, when Mango and Banana was identified as favorable crops to be produced and developed in the area. Since then, our participation and advocacy for the development of the Industry continues with the formation of Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association (SAFFIA). The conduct of the 13th National Mango Congress on September 28-30, 2011 at Isla Jardin del Mar Resort in Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani will feature the association’s endeavor for the industry, jointly conducted by the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation Inc. (PMIFI) and all our partners in government and the private sector. In the age of globalization, more windows of opportunity opened for mango farmers. Technology on off-season mango production and development of export market are some of advancements to consider by farmers. Thus, the theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in The World Market” is much appropriate for this year’s congress. Moreover, the branding of our “Sarangani Golden Mango” is one big step in uplifting the produced mango of the province and reckoning it to be a viable product for the international market. As opportunities come so are the challenges, the volatile price of mango, inadequate storage facilities for fresh produced products and increase production losses due to climate change are some concerns aimed to be addressed in the congress. I hope that the activities and programs crafted on this event will be beneficial to the participants and exhibitors in acquiring best practices for mango production. More power to everyone and enjoy Sarangani, your adventure.

Fred L. Dumasis SAFFIA President


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The holding of this year’s (13th) National Mango Congress is unique as it is first held in a beautiful beach resort. Isla Jardin del Mar Resort is considered as one of the pride of Sarangani province. Firstly, let me convey my message to the mango stakeholders – mango growers, contract sprayers/financiers, input suppliers, nursery operators, exporters/traders, processors and logistics providers – may we all unite and actively participate in all our advocacies and undertakings for the improvement of, if not to save our mango industry and position our Phil mango strongly in the world market - this year’s congress theme is all about; To the National Government officials most particularly those in the Department of Agriculture - may you empower and capacitate the mango industry associations and for any other industry association for that matter, by consulting the industry leaders in planning exercises to prioritize and craft programs, providing reasonable grants to implement and achieve plans through the national organizations and instituting control mechanism; To the Local Government officials - may you give more support to this industry among others by opening more all-weather farm-to-market roads and improve existing ones; Lastly, let me convey my heartfelt thanks to all the participants for making it to Sarangani, to all our sponsors and working committee members for making this Congress a successful one. MABUHAY AND GOD BLESS THIS INDUSTRY.


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Province of Sarangani OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

In behalf of all Sarangans, I extend my warm greetings to the organizers, participants and exhibitors of the 13th National Mango Congress. I commend the prime movers of this event, specially this year’s host, the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association, Inc. as supported by Department of Agriculture/Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Sarangani Province, the Department of Trade and Industry-Sarangani Provincial Office, MinFruit and USAID, for gathering the business players in the Philippine Mango Industry: to focus on methods and strategies to improve the quality and, thus, the competitiveness of Philippine mangoes in the export market; and, to develop more areas to increase production volume. The theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly to the World Market” is indeed a challenge for all to increase productivity and be globally competitive. To the participants and exhibitors of the congress, may you make the most of this opportunity to learn more about the latest production technologies, best production practices and export market requirement. Congratulations and Mabuhay!



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My warmest greetings to all delegates of the 13th National Mango Congress, which the municipality of Glan is hosting on September 28-30, 2011. I wish to congratulate the organizers for coming up with such an important event, which I hope will open up more opportunities for the continued growth of the mango industry and harness its business potential towards development and progress. Now, more than ever, the field is rife for agri-business entrepreneurs to explore the many avenues on which the industry could realize its full potential, not only at home but also abroad thus, contributing significantly in improving the economy and generating much needed jobs for our people. Strengthening trade and commerce is one compelling reason why conferences like this are often brought together, and I have no doubt that this year’s gathering will achieve that end, and earn the mango grower the distinction as one of the country’s prime movers and shakers of the economy. Again, best wishes for a successful Mango Congress. Welcome and Mabuhay!


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CONGRESS SCHEDULE Day 1 - September 28 MANGO GALORE at Pacman’s Farm 7:00a – 9:00a

Registration and Assembly of Participants for Farm Tour at Robinson’s Mall, Lagao, General Santos City (Vehicle departure at 8:30am and 9:30am)


To Trully Natural Food Corporation, Polomolok, South Cotabato


To Pacman’s Farm, Malungon, Sarangani Province


Early Lunch


Departure to Isla Jardin del Mar Resort, Gumasa, Glan

Hosted by : Hon. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao, Congressman, Sarangani Province Supported by : Hon. Reynaldo Constantino, Mun. Mayor, Malungon Guest of Honor : USec. Joel S. Rudinas, Department of Agriculture

1:00p-2:00p Arrival and Registration Secretariat

2:00p-3:00p Opening of Agri-Fair Exhibit & Trade Show


Invocation Opening Message Dir. Amalia Jayag Datukan Reg’l. Executive Director, DA-RFU XII Short Message Dir. Ibrahim K. Guiamadel Regional Director, DTI-XII Ribbon Cutting Lead by: USEC Joel S. Rudinas Assisted By: Gov. Miguel Rene A. Dominguez Rodel Mañara, SMIC Cong. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao RED Amalia J. Datukan, DA-12 Mayor Victor James B. Yap Sr., Dir. Ibrahim K. Guiamadel, DTI XII Ms. Virgie dela Fuente –PMIFI Maria Rendon, USAID Philippines Mr. Fred Dumasis, SAFFIA, Inc. Mr. Ross W. Wherry, USAID-GEM Program

Viewing of Exhibits

3:00p-5:00p Congress Opening Ceremony

Invocation/National Anthem RAYAG DANCE TROUP Opening Remarks Engr. Rodel Mañara President, SMIDC Acknowledgement of Participants Fred L. Dumasis President, SAFFIA, Inc. Welcome Remarks Hon. Victor James B. Yap, Sr. Mayor, Municipality of Glan Congress Overview - Updates of Previous Congresses Resolutions Virginia I. de La Fuente President, Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) Messages Hon. Miguel Rene A. Dominguez Governor, Sarangani Province Maria Rendon Chief, Office of the Economic Development & Governance USAID Philippines Hon. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao Congressman, Sarangani Province USec. Joel S. Rudinas Field Operations, Dept. of Agriculture


Open Forum and Dialogue (Moderator: Engr. Rodel Manara, SMIDC)

6:30p-10:00p Welcome Dinner

Hosted by: Hon. Victor James B. Yap, Sr.

Municipal Mayor, Glan Venue: Isla Jardin del Mar Resort, Gumasa, Glan

Day 3 - September 30 PLENARY 4

Promote the Benefits and Health Advantages of Mango Organic Farming

9:00a-9:15a Natural Organic and Biological Farming System Mr. Rex A. Rivera PMIFI/SAFFIA 9:15a-9:45a Microbes…Friends or Otherwise Dr. Delia Castro-Ontengco, PhD Professor, Graduate School, University of Sto. Tomas 10:00a-10:15a Presentation of Farmer Practicing Organic Farming Mr. Ernesto Pantua, Jr. KABLON Farms 10:15a-10:30a Open Forum (Moderator: Danny Centillas, DA XII)


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program Day 2 - September 29

The Congress Proper

8:00a-8:30a Registration Secretariat PLENARY 1: Update Stakeholders on the Latest

Technology in Mango Production, Harvesting and Post-Harvest Handling

8:20a-8:40a Proposed Model & Project on Product Handling, Transport & Virginia I. de La Fuente Logistics From Mindanao to the Rest of the Philippines & World Market President, PMIFI 8:40a-9:00a Updates on the Philippine Mango Domestic & Foreign Market Situationer Roberto C. Amores President, PHILFOODEX 9:00a-9:20a Government Marketing Support to the Mango Industry Engr. Leandro H. Gazmin Director, AMAS 9:20a-9:40a Post-Harvest Handling and Transport System Technology Mr. Jonathan Co Sales & Marketing Manager, SANKO Plastics 9:40a-10:00a

Shipping Requirements


Open Forum (Moderator: Bai Dido T. Samama, Chief, DA-AMAD, RFU-XII)


Philippine Mango Industry Updates

Lunch & Corporate Presentation:

Cebu Pacific

10:20a-10:40a Production Standards for Mango Angelina Bondad BAFPS 10:40a-11:00a Quarantine Protocol for Mango: Philippines and other Countries Mr. Jesus Bajacan Chief, Plant Quarantine Services 11:00p-11:20p Mango Production & IPM: Latest Technology Update Dr. Jesus S. Binamira National IPM Coordinator 11:20p-12:00p Open Forum (Moderator: Jonathan Duhaylungsod, OIC Provincial Agriculturist)

12:00n-12:15p SMI Ms. Elvie Grace Ganchero SMI Representative 12:15n-12:30p Sarangani Energy Corporation Mr. Joseph C. Nocos VP for Business Development


Competitive Advantage of Mindanao for Growing & Processing of Mango and Product Development

1:30p-1:55p Success Story of Mindanao Mango Producers Jereneo Manuel AliĂąo/ Pastor Lozada Samal Island Group Growers MPC Angelito Gaviloria/Allan Gaviloria Mango Grower 1:55p-2:20p Success Story of Mindanao Mango Processors Rodolfo C. Sobong EVP/GM, Trully Natural Food Corp. 2:20p-2:55p Intellectual Property/Branding Atty. Leny B. Raz Director, Bureau of Trademark Head of Intellectual Property Operation Unit 2:55p-3:20p Open Forum (Moderator: Danilo Centillas, DA-RFU12) 3:55-4:00a Introduction of the Guest of Honor Dir. Amalia J. Datukan Regional Executive Director, DA, RFU-12 4:00a-4:20a Message of Guest Speaker Hon. Proceso J. Alcala Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture 4:20a-6:00a Dialogue with the Mango Growers and Press Conference

5:00p-10:00p Fellowship Night Hosted by: Provincial Gov’t. of Sarangani Venue: Isla Jardin del Mar Resort Gumasa, Glan, Sarangani Province

10:30a-12:00n Closing Ceremonies

Presentation of Congress Resolutions Edmundo Y. Cejar

Board of Director, SFFIA

Introduction of Keynote Speaker Ibrahim K. Guiamadel Region Director, DTI-Region 12 Speech of Keynote Speaker Sec. Luwalhati Ricasa-Antonino

Secretary, Mindanao Development Authority

Turn-over of Key of Responsibility to the host of the 14th National Mango Congress Closing Remarks & Acknowledgement Hon. Steve Chiongbian Solon Vice-Governor, Sarangani Province LUNCH END OF CONGRESS HOME-SWEET-HOME

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My warmest greetings to the organizers and participants of the 13th National Mango Congress. I commend all of you for holding this event, which aims, among others, to assess our mango industries and explore the opportunities for its continued growth. Indeed, our assembly serves to build on our country’s advantage as being among the leading producers of mango and we must always strive to develop this and other exports. May you sustain this drive to perfection, which is crucial to our goal, of a strong and globally competitive economy. I am confident that, with the enthusiasm of our private industries and our government’s commitment as your partner in your endeavors, your sector will be further strengthened as a foundation of agriculture and our economy. In this era of daylight, with its renewed sense of hope and optimism in our future, we have the momentum to rebuild the Philippines into a model of stability and progress in the region. Let us stay united and demonstrate passion and excellence in our respective fields, as we tread the straight and righteous path toward the fulfillment of our passions.



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Department of Agriculture

Office of the Secretary

Warmest greetings to the officials and members of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI), and the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association, Inc. (SAFFIA), for spearheading the conduct of the 13th National Mango Congress. The Department of Agriculture (DA) expects continuous growth of the mango industry. Production in 2010 was up by 7%, prompted by the continuous flower induction reported in Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region and all the Visayas regions. Favorable weather conditions that benefited mango trees during the flowering stage were cited in Cagayan Valley, Central Visayas and MIMAROPA. Further, we were able to export more than 20,000 tons of fresh mangoes and more than 3,600 tons of dried mangoes. Both fresh and dried mango exports totaled more than 44 million US dollars. We hope to surpass these figures this year, as we work with the sector in improving handling and transport systems. With this in mind, we are pleased that you have chosen the theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market.” Rest assured that the DA will continue with support programs including the establishment and rehabilitation of nurseries and foundation scion grove, household and village processing assistance and crop improvement especially for climate change adaptability among others. Together, let us ascertain that we raise the quality of our mango products, raise productivity and farmers’ income. Mabuhay!


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Department of Trade & Industry

Office of the Secretary

Our warmest greetings to the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) and host Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association (SAFFIA) and the Provincial Government of Sarangani and their cooperators (DA-Region 12, DTI-Sarangani, GEM III and the municipality of Glan Sarangani) as you jointly conduct the 13th National Mango Congress at the Isla Jardin del Mar, Gumasa, Glan Sarangani Province on 28-30 September 2011 under the theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly to the World Market”. It is heartening to note that this multi-partnered initiative is evolving into an institution and venue for discussing industry issues and concerns as well as for crafting development strategies for the Philippine Mango Industry. The holding of the congress in the SOCSKSARGEN region augur’s well for the region’s recent development thrust of adopting the industry clustering approach for pro-poor growth. With the Regional Development Council XII at the helm of this initiative together with an industry cluster team composed of a private sector, concerned government agencies and local government units, we believe that the convergence and strategic interventions would be carried out of fruition. To date, the initiative has borne fruit in the Northern Mindanao and Davao regions, with the Davao Industry Cluster Capacity enhancement Program (DICCEP) now scaled up into a nationwide program. We are confident that the resolutions, agreements and resulting partnership you will forge from this congress would enhance our strategic approach in making the Philippine Mango Industry globally competitive. To the organizers, cooperators, industry stakeholders, our best wishes for a fruitful mango congress. Mabuhay

Sec. Gregory L. Domingo


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Mindanao Development Authority OFFICE OF THE CHAIRPERSON

I extend my warmest greetings to all the players and stakeholders of the country’s mango industry as you gather for this year’s national congress. My commendations to the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) and the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association (SAFFIA) for jointly organizing the congress. For the past thirteen years, you have consistently demonstrated unity for the development of mango industry through this annual gathering which is aimed at strengthening and broadening your network and solidarity. I extend equal commendation to the Local Government of Sarangani, the regional offices of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry, the Municipality of Glan and the USAID-Growth with Equity in Mindanao for collaborating to push for the agricultural developments in Mindanao, especially in the SOCCSKSARGEN region. The continuous effort to foster solidarity among the industry players and stakeholders lends voice to the industry‘s intention to remain steadfast amidst current global economic challenges. There is much that needs to be done to address challenges facing the mango industry today and we are pleased to note your collective determination to pursue ways to improve production and innovative marketing to position the mango industry towards greater international market participation. In light of Mindanao’s imperatives for agriculture development, the Administration of President Aquino is committed to support and provide for an enabling environment conducive for the growth of the industry, supporting farmers and local producers with technology, development of transport and logistics services, and assistance in target marketing that will ripen the mango industry. Let us expand our horizons, work together to overcome the challenges we face and look forward to a bountiful harvest in the future. Daghan Salamat!


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House of Representative Lone District, Sarangani Province

It is with great pride that I commend all the various conveners, stakeholders and participants who pooled their collective resources together for the much anticipated successful holding of the 13th National Mango Congress especially here in the Province of Sarangani, scheduled on September 28-30, 2011 at the Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort, Gumasa, Glan Sarangani. The 13th National Mango Congress with the working theme: “Positioning the Philippine Mango, Strongly in the World Market” will give us the chance to learn and to be updated with the new trends in research and new developments in agricultural technology, particularly designed with relevance in continuously finding innovative approach and methods to efficiently maximize, and to improve the global competitiveness of the Philippine Mango Industry in the World market and for the mango growers of the Province of Sarangani to avail these latest technological advancements and other viable methods of improving its mango industry as well. Our collective and sincere efforts toward the realization of this year’s working theme of “Positioning the Philippine Mango, Strongly in the World Market” will again put into action as we endeavor to make this gathering be a floodgate of innovative ideas, insights and efforts, conscious that the positive outcome of this gathering and for the years to come, will always be crucial to the success of our aspirations. Again, my congratulations and have a successful 13th National mango Congress.



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I extend my warmest felicitations to the delegates and participants of the 13th National Mango Congress. General Santos City, as a component of the SOCCSKSARGEN Growth Area, is the transshipment point of goods and services of the region to the rest of the world. With our global standard infrastructure and the proximity to the BIMP-­EAGA, GenSan plays an important role in helping the Philippine Mango Industry live up to its vision of “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market.” GenSan is delighted to take part in this congress, where major players are gathered to chart the direction and direct the pace of the mango industry. The local government assures the industry, that we are your active partners in promoting the welfare and the development of the trade. I am confident that this 13th Congress will be fruitful and memorable. I wish you all good luck, and a very “Magandang Gensan!” today and in the future.


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Welcome to all the delegates of the 13th National Mango Congress. Thank you for choosing Sarangani Province to host this significant event. Our country, most especially the SOCSKSARGEN area is endowed with natural riches favorable to grow the best mangoes. With the new technologies and production practices, this congress is hoped to encourage more investment to improve the quality and competitiveness of the Philippine mango especially in the international market. This congress aims to offer the best for the country’s mango industry. May you all reap the benefits of this activity and move the industry to greater heights. Congratulations and Mabuhay!



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Kagawaran ng Pagsasaka PAMBANSANG PANGASIWAAN NG PAGSASAKA AT PANGINGISDA (National Agricultural and Fishery Council)

I wish to extend my warmest greetings and express my commendations to the organizers of the 13th National Mango Congress. The country’s mango industry continues to scale new heights with the conduct of this event. For its 13th Congress, the astute leaders and members of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc., Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Associations, Inc., and the Province of Sarangani; in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture - RFU XII, Department of Trade and Industry - Sarangani, Growth with Equity in Mindanao and the Municipality of Glan, have chosen very timely outward looking theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market.” This is such a brilliant idea for a theme because it does not only further the development of the local mango industry but more importantly put premium to addressing issues and concerns which are critical to achieving global competitiveness on mango, specifically on packaging, handling and transport system, which are basic requirements of importing countries. In addition, to enhance Philippine mango global competitiveness, the industry needs to focus and confront issues and concerns such as those related to sanitary and phytosanitary measures and other technical trade barriers. We can do these by establishing and/or upgrading our facilities to ensure good quality mangoes that meet global market standards. We should also sustain what we have started especially in strengthening the industry’s and its members’ capabilities as well as receptiveness to new and effective production and post production technology that will not only ensure good quality and value of local mango but more importantly to minimize cost, improve efficiency and maximize profitability. By establishing and nurturing strong partnership between and among mango stakeholders, working together and showcasing current trends and techniques especially on mango production and processing through this Congress, I believe that we will not only be able to achieve industry goals but also continue to chart a brighter and more fruitful future for the mango industry. Congratulations and more power to the organizers, participants and sponsors. May the output of this affair bring positive and far-reaching results. Mabuhay!


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Department of Agriculture

High Value Crops Development Program (RA 790)

It is with warmth and pleasure that I felicitate the organizers, participants, sponsors, resource speakers, and guests of the 13th National Mango Congress. The theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market�, affirms the strong determination to strengthen the tie-ups and collaboration between the government and the various stakeholders to achieve the common goal of enhancing the global competitiveness of our national fruit. In a bid to support our goal, this activity will serve as an appropriate venue to showcase emerging innovations and technology, current researches and development in securing vital gains for the mango industry. Likewise, the stakeholders will be given opportunity to consolidate their efforts to further expand market access to existing foreign markets and explore new ones. The Department of Agriculture through one of its banner programs, the High Value Crops Development Program firmly believes that this activity is endeavored to identify the relevant concerns affecting the mango industry and find ways for its further development. Let us therefore continue to join hands to advocate for a more vibrant, competitive and productive mango industry.

JENNIFER E. REMOQUILLO OIC- National Program Coordinator


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Department of Trade & Industry XII OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Department of Trade and Industry XII extend its warmest congratulations to the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association, Inc. (SAFFIA) and the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) for spearheading the 13th National Mango Congress on September 28-30, 2011 at Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort Gumasa, Glan Sarangani province. We also laud the cooperation and support extended to the event by the Provincial Government of Sarangani, Department of Agriculture XII, Growth with Equity in Mindanao III, Congressional Office of Sarangani and the Local Government Unit of Glan. We join the organizers in its noble intention to rally the mango industry through this year’s theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market”. The congress underscores the need for continued government-private sector partnership in leveraging the gains and scaling down challenges to country’s mango industry. Notwithstanding, we look forward to all players and stakeholders deriving maximum benefits from this event. We at DTI XII is honored to be a major partner in shaping a convergence model towards promoting the country’s mango industry, such as one of our priority sector for development in the region. Again, congratulations and Mabuhay!


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Department of Agriculrure REGIONAL FIELD UNIT XII

It is with great pride and honor that we congratulate the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) and the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association, Inc. (SAFFIA) together with the Provincial Government of Sarangani, the Local Government Unit of Glan in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture-Region XII, the Department of Trade and Industry-Sarangani and Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM III) who have organized this timely event, the 13th National Mango Congress. With the theme “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market� is hoped to bring together all the stakeholders of the mango industry to pursue viable partnerships not only today, more than what we have done yesterday but we are looking forward to a brighter tomorrow. Our office the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit XII, Koronadal City took cognizant of this event and fully supports this type of developmental endeavor because we know pretty well that this is a venue to establish mutualbeneficial linkages between and among the stakeholders of the Philippine Mango Industry towards global competitiveness. The holding of this event in Glan, Sarangani Province, is timely since SOCCSKSARGEN, the host region is becoming a major producer of wide range of tropical fruits especially mango and now emerge also as a home to a number of processing facilities that processed tropical fruits both for local and international market. AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD BLESS US ALL

AMALIA JAYAG-DATUKAN Regional Executive Director


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Province of Sarangani SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN Committee on Agriculture

My sincerest felicitation to the prime movers of the 13th National Mango Congress, the officials of the Province of Sarangani, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region XII, the Department of Agriculture Region XII, Municipality of Glan, the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. (PMIFI) and the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Association, Inc. (SAFFIA). We are overwhelmed and truly excited to be the province host of this year’s Mango Congress, with its theme: “Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market”. The Congress is a very significant forum to all stakeholders and industry players of mango. It is also a timely event, necessary to uplift the status of the Mango Industry, particularly in Sarangani. With the intense global competition, industry priorities were set a notch higher from consumer demand to supplier’s competence with regards to product quality. In terms of market, the Philippine mango is among competitive product available in the international arena. The quality of our mango has edged-out other mango products from various countries. It is made possible with the availability of various technology advancements, access to market information and dedicated farmers who are continuously learning best agricultural practices on mango production. As we conduct this event, I am optimistic that the congress will be a vehicle in addressing the prime concern of the industry. I hope that this will also facilitate mutual beneficial linkages among mango farmers, buyers and other stakeholders for a continuous growth of the Mango Industry in the country and in the province. Congratulations! USWAG SARANGANI!


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USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Welcome to all fruit industry stakeholders attending the 13th National Mango Congress, aimed at making the industry more globally competitive. Our warmest congratulations to the Sarangani Federation of Fruit Industry Associations, Inc., which is working with the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation to hold this national event, with support from the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry. Over the years, Mindanao has made much progress in developing its agricultural and processing sectors, while forming strong producer associations. These pioneering groups often began as small, loose alliances of farmers selling to local buyers. Over time, they developed into dynamic associations with national networks and set their sights on the export market. In the same manner, the Sarangani fruit federation is well along its path to becoming a mango industry leader. We congratulate as well the provincial government of Sarangani and the municipal government of Glan. Your strong support for private sector events like these will help ensure the development of a strong agribusiness sector providing many livelihood opportunities for your people. May this be a highly successful congress for everyone.

Ross Wherry Chief of Party


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Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market The Congress aims to do the following: Gather national mango stakeholders to Sarangani Province to establish mutually beneficial linkages; Provide information on the export market requirements of trading partners like Japan, USA, Hongkong, and Australia; Showcase the competitiveness of Region XII for growing and processing mango and other commercial, high value crops; Update stakeholders on the latest technology in mango production, harvesting, post harvest handling, and processing; Share best practices on product development, promotion, and distribution of successful mango producers and processors; Promote the benefits and health advantages of mango organic farming; and, Agree on and push actions on issues to promote Philippine mango in the global market.


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lobal demand for both fresh and processed fruits has been expanding over time not only because of increasing population, higher income, and technology breakthroughs that improve quality and lower prices, but also because of the increasing preference for healthy food. This increasing demand has brought in investments and, at the same time, triggered changes in the production and marketing systems. One of the key global trends is the increasing concentration of large multinational

SAFFIA Officers 2011 FRED L. DUMASIS President

REX A. RIVERA Vice President for Marketing BENJAMIN M. ROY Vice President for Gov’t Affairs EVANGELINE C. FARNAZO Secretary JIMMY A. CATULONG Treasurer



SAFFIA Officers 2004 firms controlling the supply chain. This is particularly true for banana and pineapple -- the country’s top two fruit industries in terms of exports, area and production -- but not for mango which ranks third. Clearly, there are opportunities to improve and develop linkage of multinational firms with domestic firms so that participants in the supply chain of tropical fruits may be able to tap the higher value chains and substantially improve quality, production capacity and ultimately enhance competitiveness.

Fruit growers and stakeholders in Sarangani saw the need to organize themselves to be able to compete in the global market and face the challenge of globalization as one strong entity. On February of 2004, the Department of Trade and Industry-Sarangani Provincial Office spearheaded the organizing of Sarangani Fruit Industry Association (SAFIA). Both private and government sectors attended and elected the interim officers.

GOALS  Strengthened 7 municipal fruit associations;  Upgrade existing 7 nurseries to supply seedlings requirement;  Expansion of production area for mango, banana, pineapple, avocado, and others;

EDMUNDO Y. CEJAR President NORBERTO LAPAZ Executive Vice-President REX A. RIVERA Vice-President for Marketing GEORGE Y. LIM Vice-President for Government Affairs ARMANDO C. SECRETO Secretary FRED L. DUMASIS Treasurer PAQUITO B. BARRIDA Auditor

LIST OF MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS Consequently, the following fruit cooperatives/organizations became members of SAFIA. Alabel Fruit Gowers Association, Malapatan Fruit Council and Maasim Fruit Council were also organized to represent their municipality fruit industry.

 Increase number of farmers consistently using/adopting Good Agricultural Practices;

a. Maitum Livestock and Fruit Cooperative

 Access grants and development funds from private and foreign donors;

c. Malungon Mango Growers Association

 Seven farmers organizations shall produce and trade their own products;

d. Malungon Integrated Agricultural Development Cooperative

 Common service facilities accessible to mango growers and other fruit growers;

e. Nagpan Blaan Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative

 Arrange toll manufacturing facilities for left-over mango and cardaba products; and,  Increase credibility of farmers’ groups to qualify for loans and financing programs.

b. Maasim Fruit Council

f. Alabel Fruit Growers Association g. Malapatan Fruit Council h. Glan Fruit Growers Cooperative i. General Santos and Sarangani Fruit Cooperative

OBJECTIVES 1. To unite all players of Sarangani fruit industry into a single advocacy for a rational planning and implementation of a strategic Sarangani Province Fruit Industry Development Plan which will focus on: a. Promoting the propagation and establishment of acrredited nurseries that will provide superior class of fruit planting materials. b. Providing and guiding fruit growers with latest improved technology on fruit farming that are at the same time environmentally and ecologically friendly.

c. Introduce the production of organic fruits, or fruit products with the least chemical contamination, to be acceptable to the growing market demand for safe and healthy food products. d. Making cost efficient production, harvest, post-harvest and processing technologies accessible to all players in the fruit industry. e. Generating adequate support from government in the areas of policy advocacy, market development, technology research and development, accessible funding facilities, and rural infrastructures.

2. To promote the provincial, municipal and community-based fruit industry organizations. 3. To coordinate and associate with other organizations with similar objectives and purpose in the Philippines and worldwide. 4. To acquire and set up its own business facilities and conduct business activities to sustain its operation and support its activities to attain its vision, mission and objectives.

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VISION To be known as one of the top three fruits-producing province in the country and Sarangani brand to be known worldwide. MISSION Increase production of fruits that meets international quality standards with global distribution.


FIVE YEAR MANGO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 5-Year Mango Industry Development Plan Program/Project Component 1.0 Production Improvement Program A. Increase Output and Number of trees for fruiting 1.1 Contract spraying project

Work & Budget Plan






1.2 Development of Organic/Non-Regulated Alternative Flower Inducer projects




Consolidation, importation, Manufacture of Fertilizers and Other farm Inputs 1.3 projects



1.4 Acquisition of Common Service Farm Machineries and equipment Project





10.00 6.00 38.10

0.50 0.50 2.50


3.00 5.00

1.50 1.00




J K K-1

8.50 11.00 1.00 43.50

0.50 1.00 10.00 15.00

L L-1 L-2 M M-1

12.00 5.00 3.00 1.00 5.00



Increase Productivity via technology and Training 1.5 Acquisition of Leaf Analysis Machine project 1.6 Establishment of Demo-Farm Project Sub-Total 2.0 Common Service post-harvest and Logistics A. Facilities Acquisition/improvement Program 2.1 Acquisition of Harvest Machine Project 2.2 Acquisition of grading/Sorting lines and packing Houses Project


Internal DTI

Equity LBP






Total Project Cost

18.40 4.10







0.50 0.40 2.65

0.080 1.180

102.25 15.00




11.000 7.080 169.530

3.00 5.00

6.00 20.00

13.5 32.00




11.00 44.00 80.00 260.00 106.50 345.00

9.50 67.00 707.00 867.50


2.3 Acquisition of handling Containers and Customized Transport Facilities Project 2.4 EHWT, Packing Houses and Bagsakan Facilities Improvement Project 2.4.1 Individual Quick Freezing 2.4.2 Irradiation Facilities Sub-Total 3.0 Supply, Demand and Prices Stabilization and Export Promotion Program 3.1 Mango Marketing Assistance and Trading project 3.1.1 Mango Classifiers Training Project 3.1.2 Establishment of Selling/Show Stores mango Pavillon Project 3.2 Mango prices, Supply and Demand Monitoring Project 3.3 Supply Assurance Project Mango Tree Inventory Survey Project 3.4 Creation of Price and Supply Clearing house/ (Futures) Trading House Project Sub-Total 4.0 Mango Industry Management Capability-Building and Technology Development Program 4.1 Reactivation of Prov'l/Mun'l Mango Industry Association 4.2 Creation of Regional, Prov'l & Mun'l Action Teams Project 4.3 Mango Industry Fund Legislation Project 4.4 Conduct of Annual National Mango Congress Project 4.5 Transparency and Reportorial Project 4.6 Management Technology Training Project Sub-Total 5.0 Mango Eco-Tourism Development Program Establishment of Cable Cars for Tourist and Mango Transport in Mountain 5.1 Areas Project Establishment of Mango Refreshment Kiosk in Strategic Tourist Traffic Areas 5.2 Project 5.3 Hosting of International mango Congress 5.4 Conduct of World Congress on Mango and Food Irradiation Project 5.5 Conduct of Prov'l Mango Festivals Project Sub-Total Grand Total


1.0 1.0

0.10 0.10


0.5 5.0 5.0 0.30

0.50 1.00



1.00 3.00

0.50 0.25

0.10 0.10

18.55 5.10 13.00 1.30 5.60






0.10 0.30 0.060 0.250 0.500 2.000 3.210

47.75 1.35 3.30 0.06 3.75 0.50 3.50 12.46







1.50 6.75












6.00 1.95 2.00 1.50 38.45



50.00 50.00 0.250 0.100

10.00 0.20

29.00 O P Q R S T

300.0 301.5

0.8 0.5 0.5 9.8 127.2 1.25


0.3 0.8 0.1 2.2

0.30 0.10 0.25 19.15

0.10 0.25 0.25 0.60

0.3 0.3 0.3 5.3

0.15 0.10 0.15 1.40






222.50 360.00




PREPARING BEARING TREES FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION We focus our discussion on the care and management of bearing trees assuming that all good agricultural practices have been done during the planting and establishment of the trees. An ideal mango orchard hav the following features: 1. Distance of planting is no less than 20 meters apart up to 30 meters. 2. Adequate organic matter and fertilizer have been incorporated in the soil since time of planting and during cultivation which should be done at least once a year after harvest. 3. The trees should be irrigated or watered during months with exceptionally dry period.

YEAR ROUND PRODUCTION OF BEARING TREES The Philippine Carabao Mango variety is a big tree that can reach a height 30 meters and radius of another 30 meters. But average size of trees cane be However limited to 10 meters radius to allow a planting distance of 20 x 20 meters.

he growing demand for healthful food crops free from traces of toxic chemicals necessitate the need to adopt a farming system that will address this need. SIMPLIFIED ORGANIC MANGO PRODUCTION PROTOCOL will be the subject of this paper.


With this a size of tree it will not be difficult to produce 1 to 1 tons harvest season. However, by nature the tree is a biennial bearer, meaning it bears plenty of fruits every two years, even it it bear yearly or more than once a year with some or part of its branches.

We will be introducing the natural organic and biological farming system which farmers can easily adopt in their farms. We would like to emphasize the need for the famers to know and understand the natural laws and their interplay in the environment and how they help in better crop production.

With man’s intervention, the mango trees are now forced to induce flowering with the aid of chemical flower inducers. It is now possible to make the mango tree to flower and fruit at programmed farm operations.

Farmers have to know the mango tree well. The mangoes character, habits, needs and reaction to environmental changes with respect to its growth and production should be studied and understood by the caretakers, often times.

There are those who prefer to dwarf the trees as of Bonsai, so their production is also dwarfed and limited. Growing mango trees against its nature can result to greater lose to the farmer growers and producers.




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bout 4000 BC ago, the wild mango originated in the foothills

of the Himalayas of India and Burma, and about 40 to 60% of these trees still grow in India and Southeast Asia. Also known as Mangifera Indica, this exotic fruit belongs to the family of Anacardiaceae. Though native to Southern and Southeast Asia, the fruit is now also grown in Central and South America, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula also. Today there are over 1,000 different varieties of mangos throughout the world.

Anti cancer

The phenols in mangoes, such as quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes, have cancerpreventing capacities. Mango is also high in a soluble dietary fiber known as pectin. Scientist has identified a strong link between eating lots of fiber and a lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. A cup of sliced mangoes (around 165 gram) contain 76 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant which helps protect cells from free radical damage and reduces risk of cancer. Mango is effective in relieving clogged pores of the skin. What this means is that people who suffer from acne, which is caused by clogged pores, will benefit from mango. Just remove the mango pulp and apply it on your skin for about 10 minutes before washing it. Eating mango regularly makes the complexion fair and the skin soft and shining.

Benefits to skins

Mangoes are abundant during the summer season. Mango is widely known as the “king of fruit�, and that is not without a purpose. It is regarded as a valuable item of diet and a household remedy. It is rich in amino acids, vitamin C and E, flavonoids, beta carotene, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.

Unripe mangoes, a rich source of pectin, when Avoid heat steamed and juiced with cumin (jeera), rock salt stroke and sugar, provide an excellent remedy for heat stroke and heat exhaustion in summer. Mangoes can be beneficial for people wanting to gain weight. A 100 gram of mango contains about 75 calories. Also, raw mangoes contain starch which get converted into sugar as the fruit ripens. So ripe and sweet mangoes when consumed with milk (rich in protein) can be very helpful in weight gain.

Weight gain

Mangoes can be eaten both raw and ripe. Mangoes are a good source of vitamins and minerals essential for the human body. Always have mangoes in your daily diet as this can benefit your health more than you usual non fiber diet.


Mango leaves help normalize insulin levels in the blood. Boil a few mango leaves in water and allow it to saturate through the night. Consume the filtered decoction in the morning for diabetic home remedy. The glycemic index of mango is low, ranging between 41-60. So, mango does not have any significant effect in increasing blood sugar levels.

Benefits in diabetes

Boost memory

Mangoes are useful to children who lack concentration in studies as it contains Glutamine acid which is good to boost memory and keep cells active.

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Eye health

One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight. Eating mangoes regularly prevents night blindness, refractive errors, dryness of the eyes, softening of the cornea, itching and burning in the eyes. Mangoes contain digestive enzymes that help break down proteins and aid digestion. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion because of an enzyme found in the fruit which soothes the stomach. Due to the high amounts of fiber found in mango, it can be a helpful in keeping you regular, thereby helping or preventing constipation.

Helps in digestion

In India, a decoction of the mango peel is given to people with inflammation of the stomach mucus membranes. Eating one or two small tender mangoes in which the seed is not fully formed with salt and honey is found to be very effective medicine for summer diarrhoea, dysentery, piles, morning sickness, chronic dyspepsia, indigestion and constipation.

For better sex

The Vitamin E that is abundantly present in mangoes helps to regulate sex hormones and boosts sex drive.

Beneficial for anemia

Mangoes are beneficial for pregnant women and individuals suffering from anemia because of their iron content. Also, vitamin C in the mango enhances the absorption of iron from vegetable food like rice. Generally women after menopause become weak and they should take mangoes and other fruits rich in iron.

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Featured before (July, 2008) in the Agriculture Magazine was MR. FRANCISCO “FRANK” N. SACDALAN, of Midsayap, North Cotabato, whose enthusiasm for offseason mango production has all the more captured his best interests.


o further enhance information dissemination, Frank has willingly agreed with the Department of Agriculture 12- Central Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-CEMIARC) Amas, Kidapawan City, to process document his off-season mango production. This process documentation involved photo/video documentation, recording of various cultural methods, management practices, pests and diseases control, etc. as well as other farming techniques he has implemented.

fertilization of his four hundred seventy (470) mango trees. Then on June, 2008 trees were applied with Paclobutrazol (as soil drench) at recommended rate , and then aerial spraying of Potassium Nitrate (4 – 5kg/drum, high dose) when trees were physiologically ready (leaves are brittle when crumpled by hand). According to Frank, he has already proven and emphasized that fertilizer application (urea and complete) at forty five (45) days after flower induction (DAFI) was most crucial in attaining big, heavy mango fruits, which was true as seen in his harvest.Despite the erratic climate changes in the area, volatile peace and order condition, and back-breaking efforts, the fruits of his hardships was finally realized on his harvest on September 21 – 26, 2008. But just like any other business ventures, it also has its ups and downs. Affected by the worldwide financial crisis and unrest, Frank had to endure the head-breaking ins and outs of marketing by contacting would-be buyers because prices were then far too low to be dealt with. Taking sole responsibility and like an efficient businessman that he is, he had to give in, make compromises and endure the effects of the crisis. The quality of his harvested mango was carefully considered and should be maintained between his farm to the processors/buyers. This in itself was an enormous task, especially so when dealing

with a highly perishable commodity like mango. Frank’s expertise, experience and flexibility helped him cope up. Still, nothing has daunted his passion for off-season mango production. His enthusiasm paid off, attaining a harvest of one hundred twenty seven (127)tons, with the help of his technologies, each time improving. Speaking from the standpoint of his farming business, the need to understand, learn and analyze marketing aspects is inevitable. He hopes to still learn the strong and weak points so as to better protect farmer-producers like him in times of financial crisis. By this, they are protected and assured of a good market, and fair value of their produce. Blending of efforts and contributions amongst key players in delivering meaningful and relevant outputs helps realize better partnerships.Every harvest undoubtedly proves that despite everything, his bountiful harvests are testaments to his success as an off-season mango producer. Everything is still worth it. Besides promoting by example, he hopes that fair pricing and other marketing aspects shall improve and eventually protect and encourage would-be farmer-producers. “Complementation is the order of things in everything- it what makes partnerships work”, he further disclosed.

For almost five (5) months (from induction to harvest), of the documentation job, we also felt we were the farmer-producer. We get affected whenever problems arise and we also share great joy and happiness upon seeing his trees heavily laden with fruits. On May, 2008 he started judicious pruning and

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Mango harvest at Montay, Libungan, Cotabato




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Lemlunay Resort, home of South Point Divers -Lemlunay Resort, the home of South Point Divers is located at the southwest corner of Sarangani Bay in barangay Kamanga, Maasim. It is less than 30 minutes drive from General Santos City. This 3.5-hectare resort offers a majestic view of the bay and a variety of dive sites nearby, including Bakud Reef. Gumasa cove - This is the famous Gumasa beach in Glan or what others call as Boracay of the South. Sarangani is accessible by plane and ferry from Manila and Cebu thru the international airport and seaport of General Santos City and by land from Davao City. Public utility air-conditioned vans from General Santos City ply daily routes to Glan. Glan is 53 kilometers from General Santos City and 8 kilometers from Glan poblacion is Gumasa cove. -


your adventure destination! By BEVERLY PAOYON


n some boring days when you crave for a great outdoor adventure or you simply wanna laze the day out in a beach waiting for a setting sun to paint the horizon and spark the air with romance, then pick Sarangani among your options. A tourism circuit will give you splendid surprises which may never satisfy one visit. It was in 2010 that Sarangani launched its tourism brand “Sarangani,your adventure” which categorizes adventure tourism circuit of its seven component municipalities. Some take advantage of this and get all destinations enjoyed while others prefer to create their own adventure hopping.

IML Ecopark is an all-adventure destination, recreation, and a place for vacation. The 33-hectare resort accommodates the shooting range, a zip line overlooking two swimming pools, one for adults, the other one for kids, a garden, playground, conference room and private cottages. At the back of a hill is the shooting range with 80, 100, 150, 200, 300, 400, and 1,500 meters as choices. It is said to be one of the best shooting ranges in the country. The restaurant offers an all-Filipino cuisine -- from quickly served short orders to main menu of sautéed and garnished beef, pork and chicken recipes to desserts and drinks. It features its Chicken Aloha, a unique chicken

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Influx of tourists usually drops in to White Water Tubing in barangay New La Union as their onset to the tour before going down to neighboring towns then to the eastern part. For only Php120, you can already experience the adrenalin rush navigating in a rubber tube or salbabida thru the 1.6-kilometer clean cool waters which source is from the two huge connecting waterfalls in distant barangays. Water is so cool that you may want to get used to it first before hopping into the tube. While this prompted you in a nippy splashing of waters, the Marine Life Sanctuary in nearby

town, Kiamba, has a totally different and relaxing cruise to a vast coral colony which the multihued marine life under is best for snorkeling. In the next town, a newly opened IML Ecopark: Sarangani’s All Adventure Resort at the peak of Lumasal village is drawing more and more tourists. It is seated 100 meters above sea level making the 580-meter long zip line on a perfect elevation for a fascinating sight of Sarangani Bay Protected Seascape. It crosses the twin pools below, the patterned coconut trees, and a pond soon to be developed for boating and fishing.

adobo bathed in sweet chili sauce and oyster sauce garnished with spring onions and sliced pineapples. IML Ecopark is located 20 kilometers from Maasim, Poblacion which is 45 kilometers from General Santos City. The resort and Lemlunay Dive Resort and South Point Divers, which are just kilometers away, are Maasim’s tourist destinations. Maasim, being part of the Maasim-Kiamba-Maitum Industrial Triangle (MAKIMA-IT), is developing into the province’s investment capital. Categorized as world-class and an all-season diving destination, Lemlunay is offering house

reefs for amateur and professional divers to explore. The cliff it sits on is part of Tinoto Seawall of very deep drop of about 50 meters or more that is covered with fantastic coral reef teeming with the marine life underneath. Located at the southwest corner of Sarangani Bay, the resort is just about a half-hour drive from General Santos City.

Isla Jardin del Mar -The kilometer-long pinkish-pebbled white sand shore of Isla Jardin del Mar, Sarangani’s newest resort,venue of the 13th National Mango Congress. Adjacent to Isla Jardin del Mar is the famous Gumasa cove (background).

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At Lemlunay, tourists will enjoy a cozy stay in their airconditioned rooms and cottages. A conference room that can also be used as a training room, the Casco Bar, a recreation area, and a restaurant are among the amenities it offers. From the delectable main courses of fish dishes to soup to sautÊed meat, Lemlunay had chosen the luscious South Point Burger as its specialty. South Point Burger is a shy of half a pound of quality Australian beef, topped with grated cheese and garnished with tomatoes, cucumber, and onions served on wheat bread with potato wedges. While enjoying outdoor escapades all the way from Maitum to Maasim and to the exhilarating mountain trek adventure in Malungon, dining in the native-inspired floating cottages of Alabel’s A. Montana Resort, and finally passing thru Malapatan for pasalubong to bring home with, beach hopping in the eastern town (Glan) is yet the best to end the tour circuit along the sprawling 15 to 20-kilometers of powdery white sand in Gumasa. Isla Jardin Del Mar or the Island Garden of the Sea is

the newest resort claiming a 750-meter beach front in pinkish white pebble-sand where all native-inspired bamboo cottages queue alongside. It offers complete amenities for accommodation, food, recreation. The bistro and a huge convention center in the middle of the resort are just cool to hang out, other than the food that first comes to mind. Other than beach volleyball and swimming, guests may also explore at the other side of the main road and go fishing in a lagoon. Isla Jardin was once a secluded cove right next to Coco and White Haven Beach Resorts which have now been frequented by guests. For some beach hoppers, white sand beaches along Gumasa and Taluya are must-see destinations. Presently, there are at least 7 tourists-ready and Department of Tourism-accredited beach resorts in the area - White Haven, Rosal, Coco, Davak, Yoshikawa, Brod Louie, and Isla Jardin.



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Pastillas de Mangga Ingredients: 2 cups mango puree ½ cup flour ½ cup refined sugar ½ cup powdered skim milk Procedure: Sift together powdered skim milk, all purpose flour, and refined sugar. Mix well with mango puree. Cook mixture over moderate fire with constant stirring until mixture no longer sticks to the cooking pan. Remove mixture from pan and form into a cooky sheet. Let stand until cool and slightly stiff. Cut into strips and roll in sugar. Wrap in cellophane paper lined with wax paper.

MANGO RECIPES Frozen Mangoes Ingredients: Ripe mangoes Refined sugar Ascorbic acid or calamansi juice Procedure: Proportion of ingredients must be five parts fruit to one part sugar. Wash mangoes to remove surface dirt. Slice and scoop out flesh. Gently mix mangoes and sugar with 0.1 percent ascorbic acid or calamansi juice (1tsp juice for every 2 cups of sugar). Pack in polyethylene bags, seal, and freeze.


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Mango Syrup Concentrate for Juice Preparation Ingredients : 4-5 medium-sized ripe mangoes or 2 ½ cups of mango flesh ½ cup refined sugar ½ teaspoon citric acid Procedure : Wash mangoes to remove surface dirt. Slice and scoop out flesh from slices with a stainless steel spoon. Separate the flesh from the seed using the blunt end of the knife. Be careful not to include the fibers. Macerate the flesh in a blender to obtain a smooth puree. Add sugar equivalent to one-fifth of the puree. Adjust the flavor by adding citric acid. Pasteurize until temperature reaches 82 degree C (180 degree F). Pour the mixture into cans or glass jars, leaving a 6-cm headspace. Seal immediately. Cool, label, and store.

Mango Halves in Syrup Ingredients Firm ripe mangoes Refined sugar Calcium chloride Citric acid

Mango Chutney Ingredients 4 cups sliced green mangoes (Carabao or Pico variety) 1 piece of ginger root 1 clove garlic 8 pcs native onions 2 pcs hot pepper 1 small box raisins 2 cups vinegar 3 cups brown sugar 4 tbsp coarse salt Procedure Salts sliced green mangoes and allow to stand overnight, then drain. Boil vinegar and sugar. Add spices. Simmer until thick. Add the sliced mangoes and continue cooking until transparent. Pack in sterilized jars. Cool and store.

Procedure Select firm ripe mangoes free from bruises and blemishes. Wash mangoes to remove surface dirt, slice into halves, scoop out flesh with a stainless steel, and place in sterilized jars. Prepare medium syrup 35 degree Brix (approximate 1 cup sugar for every 2 cups of water). If desired, use 50-degree Brix syrup (1-cup sugar for a cup of water). Boil and add calcium chloride (1/4 teaspoon per 4 cups syrup) and citric acid (1/8 teaspoon per 4 cups syrup). Pour hot syrup into jars leaving a ¼-inch headspace. Exhaust by heating the filled jar over a steamer until the internal pressure seals cap jars tightly. Process in boiling water for 25 minutes. Cool, label, and store. Source: Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development in cooperation with CLSU, Research Division

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here is presently a growing market demand for healthful and toxic chemical free food crops particularly fruits like mango which are sold in domestic and export market. Japan and other importing countries are becoming more concern and impose stricter requirements to safeguard their citizenry and consumers of our mango from taking chemical poison residue fruits that they import from the Philippines. A boatload of mango shipment specifically coming from Southern Mindanao was once rejected entry to Japan because of chemical residue found on the fruits. These bring us to find new innovations in our farm practices, adopting closer to Natural Organic and Biological Farming System in growing our mango. Besides, the increasing prices of inputs compel us to find renewable and self sustaining plant nutrition and protection that farmers can produce in their own farms, or can be manufactured in the Philippines to lowers production cost.

IDEAL GROWING CONDITION FOR MANGO: 1. Distinct dry and wet season (5 months dry period) 2. Elevation below 600 m. above sea level for commercial production with maximum of 800 m. 3. Temperature range of 21-17C 4. Soil – Fertil, well drained, deep, loamy and rich in organic matter. 5. Range of ph – 6-7 6. Topography – Flat to rolling. 7. Sunlight – available from sunrise to sun set. 8. Wind – Moderate free flowing without barrier. 9. Humidity – avoid foggy high cool areas and low forestall lands. 10. Accessible to water and convenience to farm operations.

Here are some recommendations to our mango farmers: 1.

Distance mango far apart to allow full sunlight and free flow of air. (20x20 meters quincunx will give 50 hills per hectare) or 20 to 30 meters apart. Allow the trees to grow wide crown with 8 to 10 meters radius and 8 to 10 meters high. The distance between trees will reduce infestation and diseases. Since many mango orchards have been planted too crowded, we recommend the following plant distance: Stage of Growth

Age of Trees

Planting Distance

Number Trees per Hectare

Average yield

Yield per Hectare

Juvenile Period Early Production Mature Production

1 – 10 years 10 – 20 years 20 + years

10 x 10 meters square 15 x 15 meters quincunx. 20 x 20 meters square

100 Trees 50 Trees 25 Trees

100 kilos per tree 500 kilos per tree 1500 kilos per tree

10,000 kilos 25,000 kilos 37,500 kilos

2. Practice clean culture. Keep weeds and grasses short. Grow creeping leguminous cover crop to protect soil and beneficial microorganisms. Carabao grass and Arakis pintoy (mani-mani) are recommended. They will help conserve the soil, protect and enhance soil life and beneficial biological activity that will enrich the soil and help control pest and diseases. 3. Cultivate and plow the soil at least once every year to aerate and prune off roots at the surface that are sensitive to heat and dry spell. Shallow cultivation one month before flower induction will help prepare the tree to flower, with application of guano, potassium and organic fertilizer. 4. Drench with BMO (Beneficial Micro Organism) and HOC (Herbal Organic Concentrate) the compost and organic materials. Spread organic fertilizer and decompose farm waste before plowing and cultivation so the organic materials will be incorporated in the soil. You may make organic compost pit under every tree crown 2-3 meters from the trunk and dig a one cubic meter hole, where all weeds, grass, animal waste are dumped and wet. Place a little top soil and earth worm to hasten decomposition or drench with BMO (Beneficial Micro Organism) like Trichoderma and IMO (Indigenous Micro Organisms). When fully decomposed, dig and spread around the tree and mix with the soil during cultivation. 5. Prune and remove diseased and infested branches and other plant parts and bring debris to compost pit. Chop or shred them to small pieces for faster decomposition. The compost pile is drench with BMO, IMO or EM and covered with 2-4 inches top soil. 6. Provide enough water and keep soil moisture adequate at all times. Cover crops and mulching will help maintain soil moisture especially during summer months. However, less moisture is required two to four (2-4) weeks before flower induction and one (1) month during fruit maturation (100 to 130 days from flower induction. Mango start maturing at 90 to 100 days and reaches full maturity in 120 to 135 DAFI..


Starting at planting, we recomment the planting distance of 20-30 meters apart for the PhilippineGolden Carabao mango variety since it grows into a big tree. Spaces between the trees while still small may be planted to seasonal and annueal high value crops to fully utilize the space and have early income from the farm. Severe pruning and dwarfing of the Carabao Mango prove to be counter productive.

7. When the leaves are mature and the flower buds are ready evidence by plump and pointed bud tips (about 7 to 9 months from flushing), the tree may by induced to flower. The types of natural flower induction are: a. Smudging or smoking the tree is the old practice of flower induction. b. Spraying Herbal and Mineral concentrate (Substitute to KNO3) c. Cultivation or root pruning will also help induce flowering. d. Spraying or drenching the tree with cold water and HOC during dry spell of two weeks, during the hottest part of the day, when the fruiting buds are ready to flower. e. Note: Still the use of chemical flower inducers like Nitrates, carbide, ethelyne are still preferred because they are effective and certain. 8. After flower induction, drench the whole tree from soil, trunk, branches to the leaves with HOC-4n1 (Herbal Organic Concentrate) to drive away insect pest especially mango hoppers to prevent them from laying eggs on emerging flower after bud break. Spray frequency is 3-5 days interval from flower induction to 20 DAFI. Then resume weekly spraying at 45 to 90 DAFI to help in fruit development and e4nlargement. 9. The most critical period on mango production is from flower induction up to 55 day the period of flowering, blooming, and fruit formation and development. At 55 to 60 days, the egg size fruits may be bagged. 10. Smoking (Smudging) and spraying HOC every 3 to 5 days up to 21 days from flower induction will greatly help in repelling insect pest and preventing diseases. Do not spray or disturb the flowers during bloom and pollination. Insect pollinators should be encouraged to come. This is at 22 to 40 days after flower induction. You may spray HOC-GO foliar fertilizer during this period to serve as pollinator attractant and growth enhancer.

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21. Plow under the canopy cover to cultivate and mix the organic compost with the soil. Follow this by harrowing to pulverize and level the soil. Roots 2 inches near the soil surface should be prun off during cultivation to keep them protected from hot and dry spell. 22. Water the trees and spray HOC-GO to initiate new flushing. Two to four new shoots will emerge which will be potential bearing buds. A good healthy well nourished tree could double its production year after year. 23. During flushing, spray HOC-4n1 at 3 to 5 days interval. The young leaves are very susceptible to anthracnose infection and insect pest attack being soft and tender. Spray HOC during this period to drive away insect pests and increase ready plant food nutrient to the leaves. 24. Provide adequate water at all times, and keep down the weeds by slashing or cultivation (shallow plowing and harrowing). Place mulching materials around the base of the tree to conserve soil moisture, prevent weeds to grow and protect beneficial microorganisms from intense sunlight or heat. We do not advice the use of chemical herbicides as these will kill and destroy beneficial microorganisms and soil life. Make a one cubic compost pit under every tree 3 meters from the trunk and place all weeds and organic plant and animal waste material to decompose. Cover with little top soil and drench. 25. BEGINNING OF PRODUCTION CYCLE: Monitor the trees until they are ready for another flower induction.






Stage of Growth


Tree is ready for flower induction , mature buds.

Sanitize tree Prune & Spray HOC. Smudge trees.

Mature buds & leaves Ready to flower

Spray flower Inducer K2NO3 + HOC-3n1

Bud break – flower emerge

Spray HOC-4n1. Smudge trees

Post emergence – flower elongation and development of inflorescence.

Monitor & spray HOC-4n1 + FAA Smudge trees. Use rice hull.


Pre-emergence/bloom – inflorescence

Monitor & Spray HOC + insecticide


An thesis/blooming – Start to bloom

Do not spray, unless it rains Pollinators are at work


Full anthesis/bloom - Pollination

Do not spray, unless it rains Pollinators are at work

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Post anthesis/bloom – of remaining flowers

Monitor - spray after it rains Pollinators are at work

Fruit set – Rice grain size

Monitor/spray HOC-4n1 + FAA

Post fruit set – corn grain size, start development and enlargement

Monitor/spray HOC-4n1 + FAA Smudge trees. Use rice hull.


Fruit enlargement – egg size

Spray HOC-4n1 & fruit bagging.


Start of maturation –attain full size, gaining more weight

Monitor/spray HOC-4n1 + FAA. Smudge trees. Use rice hull.


Full maturity – gain maximum size, weight and sweetness.

Harvesting, HWT and Packaging


Ripening – Late maturity of last fruit development.

Processing and Marketing


Rejuvenation. Flushing, nutrient absorption, photosynthesis, food & energy storage --- Dormancy

Cultural management: Pruning, Weeding, Cultivation, Fertilizing with organic compost, Irrigation and Foliar Spraying,


Mature flower buds ready for flowering and bearing fruits.

Sanitation, shallow cultivation, slight pruning and prepare for Flower Induction.

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8 Months Rest and Rejuvenation: HARVEST => Sanitation, cultivation, fertilization, spraying => Flushing =>Vegetative maturity => Accumulation (absorption), manufacturing (photosynthesis) and storage of plant nutrients => Maturity and dormancy of fruiting buds ready to flower.

4 Months Fruit Production: FLOWERING => Pollination => Fruit formation, development, enlargement, weight gain, sweetening to full maturity => Harvest

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS Agriculture is a living science. We find changes and the need for innovation as we progress on our farming venture. We encourage every mango grower to join Mango Associations in your area, and if possible form your own marketing firm (cooperative, association or corporations) to insure a good market linkage with processors and reputable traders. Attending, seminars, gathering and reading printed mango technology, visiting farms, and conducting your own trials and researches will be very helpful. Join the Regional Synchronized Mango Production Program in your Town and Province for sustained linkage with harvest and the market supply requirements year round. Keep a farm record. This will guide you on the status and progress of your trees. We also encourage grower to complete and improve their farm facilities. Farm Structures include farm house, buildings, fence, tools and equipments. Produce your own organic fertilizer in your farm. Give special attention and time in harvesting. It is during this critical stage where you gain or lose your investments. Secure your harvest with honest and God fearing co-workers. Remember, the money on mango is at the end of all operations. It is in marketing. If your plantation is bigger than ten (10) hectares, start learning and process-


ing left over (LO) fruits and fruit drops. If you are observant, about 10 % to 20% of the developing fruits drop off, and you can process these into mango pickle and preserves. 10 to 20% of mature harvested fruits are considered leaf over (LO) or rejects by fruit buyers. You can process them to dried, puree, concentrates, powder, candies, preserved and others. The Department of Science and Technology will be glad to train interested growers how to process their fruits into dried mango, puree, concentrates, chilled halves, candies, preserves, powder, etc. Through your Mango Association DA-AMAD, DOST and DTI can be invited to help you in your processing, packaging and marketing requirements. Many LGUs also actively support the Mango Industry. No one is more interested and concern than the owner. So farm owners should take more time in caring, supervising, monitoring and being in the farm. The best fertilizers are the footprints of the owner around his trees and farm. a THE PHILIPPINE GOLDEN CARABAO MANGO IS A GIFT OF GOD TO THE FILIPINOS. IT IS TRULY A TREE OF LIFE. THOSE THAT GROW AND CARE FOR IT SHALL BE REWARDED WITH ECONOMIC PROSPERITY IN THEIR LIFETIME AND THE GENERATIONS THAT COME AFTER THEM. We hope these materials and information will help you. Thank you for taking time reading and trying to understand them. We will appreciate if you also share them with other farmers.

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If you need more information, contact: REX A. RIVERA Agronomist / Mango Specialist 30 Lapu-Lapu Street, Gen. Santos City, 9500 Philippines Telex:083-301-0117 Mobile:0905-242-2691 ACKNOWLEGEMENT We wish to acknowledge the contribution of the following for having contributed directly and indirectly to the gathering and compilation of valuable information we are sharing with our readers in this handbook. Dr. Hernani Golez, Chief, DA, BPI – NMTDC Who spent the productive years of his life in promoting and providing valuable technologies on mango production, processing and marketing. Dr. Tamon Barba, UPLB who discovered the use of Potassium Nitrate for inducing mango flowering, which triggered the nationwide commercialization of mango production. Dr. Pedrito Pamplona, USM, who through research, travels and seminars help promote the Philippine Mango Industry, especially in conflict areas in Mindanao. Mr. Antonio Teh, Chairman SMMIDC, who commissioned this writer to prepare and do this work to guide all mango stakeholders to have a sustaing supply of mango year round and meet market and processors demands. Mr. Antonio Rola, AANI, NMAT Chairman, Agricultural Specialist who pioneered in the training and organization of fruit growers in Luzon and radiating to Visayas and Mindanao. Engr. Renato Florencio, Madam Virgie de la Fuente and Don Roberto Braga, Ben Roy, PMIFI all directly contributed their ideas and influence in preparing this manuscript. Government and Private agencies and Institutions including DA-AMAD, DTI, MINFRUIT, GEM, MSU, DOST, SMMIDC,GENSAFCO and MINMANGO. Other friends and Associates who assisted and contributed to the information and knowledge incorporated in this work. Most important, to our Great Lord God who created the mango and nature, the laws and environment that will help us produce and harvest more green golden fruits that will nourish us and make us wealthy with industry and focused perseverance.. REFERENCES: A Guide to Mango Culture and Technology for Mindanao, Philippines (1996) By: Rex A. Rivera, Agronomist The Philippine Recommends for Mango (1994) Mango Production Manual (2000) Dr. Patricio S. Faylon, Executive Director PCARD (Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Research and Development) TECHNOGUIDE IN THE PRODUCTION OF EXPORT QUALITY MANGO (2004) by: Dr. Pablito P. Pamplona and Rogelio G. Borres University of Southern Philippines INTEGRATED APPROACH TO MANGO PRODUCTION By: Dr. Godofredo A. Peralta

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Overview Mango is the 3rd most important fruit crop in the Philippines and propels the country as the top 6 mango producers in the world. In terms of area planted, Luzon, Mindanao and Visayas comprise 50%, 35% and 14%, respectively. Around 73% of the total area planted to mangoes is

owned by small farmers. 24% of which is operating farms of between 3 & 10 ha. in size. The mango industry supports as many as 2.5 million Filipinos. The predominance of small farmers is a significant weakness in taking the industry forward due to quality control and yield problems. MANGO INDUSTRY SITUATIONER

Southern Philippines Production 2009 = 214,237 Mt

Region XII Industry Situation BAS 2009

Mango Production and Percentage Share of Region XII Provinces

Fig. 1 Projection in production at 6.4 % increase in area

TOTAL PRODUCTION (M.T.) Source: BAS 2009 Total Area Planted=16,736 has.

Region XII Volume and Percentage Share of Production by province

(Source : BAS 2009)


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MILESTONES • Institutional – 3-Year Mango Industry Development Plan – Organization & strengthened fruit growers and processors’ association/ cooperatives – Databank • Production - Establishment of certified mango nurseries - Additional investments for mango farm expansion • Marketing – New Product – Pasalubong Centers – Trade Fairs/Exhibit

BAS 2010

VISION: Established and accepted as one the three top Philippine producing regions of world quality fresh and processed mango sold at competitive prices thus uplifting the quality of life of mango producers.

• Productivity - Conduct of technology forum/seminars - Product branding - Labelling and packaging

MISSION Organizing / unifying and capacitating small farmer stakeholders organizations thus facilitating the provision of technology transfer, establishment of service facilities and linking then to consolidators, processors and of the world market.

Mango Industry Cluster: R12 Three-Year Goal Increase in export /domestic volume of fresh mango & develop new processed mango products.

•Fresh Mangoes •Processed Mangoes • Dried Preserves • Puree Candies • Juice Mango rind


Situational Analysis

• Increase productio n of mango in R12

Develop new export market

• Information – To develop the mechanism to ensure easy access to information in export destinations – Information on how to achieve compliance and harvest festivals – To disseminate relevant information on market requirements • Quality Systems - Ensure that GAP are being applied that comply with both domestic and international requirements


Situational Analysis

Mango Industry Cluster : Strategies

Product Development

Improved Strengthen Productivity mango stakeholders

Increase in export volume of fresh mango & develop new processed mango products.

• Efficient and extensive information, education and communication program for proper adoption of GAP and HACCP • Linkage with consolidators/processors for production support, pest control, management and marketing • product development - mango puree, dried mango • Conduct of Trade Fair • Market matching/joint ventures • Productivity enhancement

References: Department of Trade & Industy XII Department of Agriculture XII



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A Region on the Rise


by PIO Sarangani



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he Philippines is known for its excellent fruit products. The carabao mango, better known as Manila Super Mango, makes the country competitive in the world market. The major importers of mango are Japan, Singapore, and Hongkong. The Manila Super Mango is one of the world’s best varieties. Other popular varieties are Pico and Katchamita. Our mango industry supports some 2.5 million farmers and farm family members. Tagged as “sure export winner”, there is a projected export increase at 13% annually. It is exported in its fresh or processed form. Mango is known for its versatility as all stages of fruit development is suitable for processing. The unripe or immature fruits can be processed into hot or sweet pickles while the ripe ones can be prepared as slices in syrup or in brine, mango juice, concentrate and puree, jam, chutneys, pulp fruit bar, mango wafer, mango powder, dehydrated mango slices, mango milk powder, and vermicelli. Leading areas producing mangoes are Western Visayas (Region VI), Central Luzon and Ilocos Region.


A. Land Preparation

For backyard planting, prepare the land simply by digging a hole wide and deep enough to accommodate the ball of soil that goes with the planting material. This is recommended particularly in fertile, deep and friable soil. On poor soil, dig big, deep holes with a diameter of 30-50 cm. Set aside the top soil to be used to re-fill the hole after planting or transplanting. For orchard planting in flat or slightly rolling terrain, plow the field as deep as possible and harrow the field twice until fine tilt is attained before the onset of the rainy season. To accommodate other cultural activities and to ensure straight alignment of trees, layout the field using the desired planting system such as, square, quincunx, or triangular system.

B. Planting

• Carefully remove the plant material from its container and set it in the hole. • Fill the extra space with topsoil or compost. Preferably do this activity at the onset of rain. • Re-plant dead and missing hills one week after planting.

C. Intercropping

Use leguminous plant as intercrop to add fertility to the soil and to keep down the weeds. Fertilize your intercrop to prevent it from competing with the major crop.

D. Weed Control

Hands pull the weeds and continue cultivating the area. Hand pulling is recommended when the plants are still small and the weeds are too close to the plants. For bearing trees, spray herbicides such as round up or gramoxine to provide better weed control.

E. Irrigation

Irrigate the young and newly established trees, whenever necessary, during the first season (dry) of its growth. For matured trees, water or irrigate the plants during flowering and fruiting. Mango trees need water during the flowering and the fruiting stages, which coincide with the dry season. Water increases the number of fruits per panicle and, also, minimizes fruit drop.

1. CARABAO OR MANILA SUPER MANGO - originated from India, Burma and Malaya. It is best serve as fresh fruit. It has a perfect blend of sweetness and sourness, succulent, and has a pleasant aroma. Fleshy and yellow when ripe, very tender, melting in the mouth and less fibrous. 2. PICO - originated from India, Burma and Malaya. Smaller than the carabao variety. Kidney shaped with round apex and base, which is more, flattened. Light yellow orange when ripe, thick and tough. Has fibrous orange to yellow orange flesh. Sweeter than the carabao variety but not melting. 3. KATCHAMITA - originated from India and commonly known as India Mango. Skin is green and flesh is yellowish.



Irrigation can be coupled with moisture conservation practices such as mulching, maintaining good vegetation between rows, and shallow cultivation.

F. Mulching

Mulch the base of the tree with dried grass or weeds, or other suitable mulching materials to restrict weed growth, maintain relatively low temperature and prevent excessive loss of soil moisture. Dense mulches are effective means of reducing weed infestation.

G. Fertilization

Necessary to stimulate early growth and rapid development of young fruit bearing trees. For one-year-old trees, apply 200-300 grams complete fertilizer in two equal doses per tree. For older trees, mix 300-500 grams complete fertilizer and 200-300 grams of urea per tree. Split the recommended dosage in two, apply at the start and before the end of the rainy season. For bearing trees, apply 1.5-2.5 kilogram complete fertilizer per tree. The usual method of applying fertilizer to young and bearing trees is to dig 10-15 holes or use the ring method of fertilizer application by digging a canal around the base of the tree, approximately 3-5 inches deep following the tree canopy. The fertilizer is then placed into the hole and covered with soil.

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H. Flower Induction

Spray toward the leaves evenly from the top downward to the bottom of the canopy.

1. SMUDGING - Make smokey fire below the tree canopy and allow smoke to pass through the foliage for several days. To produce heavy smoke, place green grasses on top of combustible materials such as dry leaves and coconut husks. It is done continuously for several days. Discontinue when no flowers appear two weeks. Repeat this process one-month to two months after.

I. Bagging/Wrapping

Mango fruits are as big as chicken’s egg 55-60 days after induction. Wrap the fruits with sturdy materials to resist rain and strong winds. The wrapping bag should be big enough to allow room for fruit development. Its bottom portion should be closed to prevent mango and seed borers from laying its eggs at the apex of the fruit.

J. Pruning

Usually done after harvest to prepare the tree for the next bearing season. Pruning helps increase fruit production, improve quality of fruits, attain desired size and shaped of crown, eliminate undesirable branches and achieve dwarfing effect to enable the trees to be resistant to lodging.

2. CHEMICAL INDUCTION - The more reliable method of inducing off-season flowering is by spraying with potassium nitrate. Besides being effective, potassium nitrate is cheaper and forces mangoes to flower more uniformly. Application rate is 10 grams per liter of water.



1. Mango Hopper Damage: Sucks the plant sap that results in withering and drying of tender shoots, inflorescence and very young fruits. Leaves sweet sticky fluids in plant parts that promotes development of fungus called sooty mold. Control: Spray the recommended chemicals starting from fruit formation to fruit development. 2. Mango Tip Borers Damage: Shoots wilt and terminal parts die. Affected panicles break and flowers shed off. Control: Prune dead branches to discourage pests boring into the tree canopy. Pruning and burning parts prevent its spread. 3. Twig Cutters Damage: Very destructive during the dry season thus reducing the number of flowers formed. It is characterized by the

presence of dead twigs and leaves in the canopy. Control: Pruning and burning of infected parts to prevent its spread. 4. Oriental Fruit fly Damage: Laying of eggs on the fruit skin provides easy entry for rots and maggots, which feed on the flesh. The mango seed borer eats not only the flesh but also the seed of the fruit. Control: Bagging or wrapping the fruit when its size is as big as chicken’s egg. Harvesting of fruits when matured green to prevent infestation. 5. Mealy Bugs Damage: Attacks newly flushed leaves, flowers and fruits by sucking vital plant sap. Affected parts turn yellow, dry up and eventually fall. Control: Removing of infested fruits, flowers, or leaves from the tree.

1. Anthracnose Symptoms: Shot holes appear on mature leaves. The most serious fungal disease of mango which causes major damage during flowering up to fruit setting and again after, harvest. Upon ripening of fruit, circular brown to black spots appears resulting to fruit rot. Control: Spray the recommended chemicals from floral bud formation to fruit development. Dip ripe fruits in hot water. 2. Scab Symptoms: Grayish-brown spots on the fruits with crack at the center and becomes corky. Control: Use the same control measures as in anthracnose. 3. Diplodia Stem-end Rot Symptoms: Grayish violet to light brown lesion at the stem-end of the fruit that later turns black. Control: Wash fruits with copper fungicide suspension.

HARVESTING, HANDLING, STORING AND GRADING Do not harvest mangoes before 120 days from induction. If mangoes are for export, maturity index is needed. Fruits are either picked by hand or by means of a net attached to the end of a bamboo pole with a loop or knife at the end. Sort out immature, undersize, damaged and diseased fruits during grading. Fruits are graded according to variety, size, weight or diameter. Bamboo baskets lined with newspapers are used for packing mangoes intended for local markets. For export, the mangoes are placed either in wooden crates or carton boxes. If necessary, mangoes should be stored at 9-10 degrees Centigrade. Ripe mangoes at this temperature can be stored for 18-21 days while freshly matured fruits for 23-26 days.

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Department of Agriculture




Secretary, Department of Agriculture Chairman

LCE Representative Vice-Chairman

MEMBERS HON. ARTHUR Y. PINGOY, JR. Governor, Provincial Gov’t of South Cotabato HON. SUHARTO T. MANGUDADATU Governor, Sultan Kudarat Province HON. EMMYLOU TALIÑO-MENDOZA Governor, North Cotabato Province HON MIGUEL RENE A. DOMINGUEZ Governor, Sarangani Province HON. DARLENE ANTONINO-CUSTODIO Mayor, General Santos City DIR. TERESITA SOCORRO C. RAMOS Regional Director, NEDA XII DIR. AMALIA J. DATUKAN Regional Exec. Director, DA XII DIR. IBRAHIM K. GUIAMADEL Regional Director, DTI XII DIR. ALFREDO S. PASCUAL Regional Exec. Director, DENR XII DIR. NASSER M. MUSALI Regional Director, DAR XII DIR. BUAGAS B. SULAIK Regional Director, DILG XII COL. RAMON S. GUTIERREZ Dir. General, CAAP-GSC MR. LIBERTO C. DELA ROSA Port Manager, PPA-GSC

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DIR. SUBAIR S. DIRON, CESO III Regional Director, DPWH XII MAJ. GEN. JORGE S. SEGOVIA Div. Commander, 10th ID, PA MR. MARTINIANO L. MAGDOLOT Exec. Director, Mahintana Foundation, Inc. MR. JAN S. CED President, GSC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.

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LIST OF EXHIBITORS Amelco Disiccants, inc Bi単an, Laguna

IVA Chemicals Contact Person:

Contact Person:


Cheryl Marie Pilao

_________________________________ _________________________________

Association of Sarangani Quality Producers Contact Person:

Kital Limited/Haifa Chemicals Limited

Unit 607 The Taipan Place Emerald Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Oliva Martus (+63)9274946268

Contact Person: Benlie B. Viluan (+63)9178052673

Cerna Mindanao, Inc Contact Person: _________________________________ _________________________________

Green Arc Solutions Contact Person:

Antica Organic Fungicide & Bactericide

PERT Compound, Tingub Mandaue City, Philippines Contact Person: Ms. Jane Policios (+63)9176246314 or (+63)9204405541

Trully Natural Food Corporation General Santos City Contact Person: Rudy Sobong Tel/Fax: (+6383) 552-1428

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Harbest Davao City

Contact Person: Celes Alla (+6382) 224-0688

Arysta Life Science Phils., Inc. Usio Alpap II Bldg. MBP Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City Contact Person:


Ortigas Center Pasig City

Mr. Arnel Fonte

Contact Person: Danty Payson (+63) 9189425515


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Biostadt Philippines

Jocanima Corporation

803 Raffles Corporate Center F. Ortigas, Junior Road, Ortigas Center, PASIG

42 Mahogany Rd. Pillar Vill. Las Pi単as

Contact Person:

Edwin H. Montenegro (+63) 9393194566

Narendra Sagrolikar (+632) 570-6909

Contact Person:

Kenhulung Handicraft Federation, Inc.

Sitio Rosal, Poblacion,Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

SANKO Contact Person:

Contact Person:


Nida U. Bacaling (+63) 9089298744

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Sarangani Tourism and Investment Promotion Center (STIPC) Mindanaoan Coco Sugar

Alabel, Sarangani Province

Palian, Tupi South Cotabato

Contact Person:

Contact Person:

Mr. Larry Asparin (+6383) 508-5230

Marani P. Samiana (+63) 9055864197

Agro - Alternatives, Inc. RNV Frozen Products General Santos City

Lusanea Compound, Maharlika Village, Maahas, Los Ba単os, Laguna Contact Person:

Contact Person: Delis Vicente (+63) 9177141002

Mr. Adrian C. Mendoza 049-536-8339/ 09129495677

Edna Felicerta

Lake View Native Souvenir Shop

General Santos City

Lake Sebu, South Cotabato


Contact Person:


Irene Legaste (+63) 9187156475


Gregoria Printing Press

Sinochem Crop Protection (Phil), Inc.

Cagampang St., General Santos City

# 22 Tower, Insular life Corporate Centre, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City1798

Contact Person:

Contact Person:

Ms. Tess Napala Tel. Fax.(+6383) 552-4873;

Brian Gil P. Sarsalejo (+63) 9189905978

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Hon. Miguel Rene A. Dominguez Hon. Victor James B. Yap, Sr. Fred L. Dumasis Amalia J. Datukan Ibrahim K. Guiamadel Hon. Herminio Galzote Virginia L. dela Fuente Celso Alejo H. Enriquez

- Provincial Governor, Sarangani - Municipal Mayor, Glan - President, SAFFIA, Inc. - Reg’l Exec. Director, DA, RFU-XII - Reg’l Director, DTI-XII - BM/Chair, Com. on Agri, Sarangani - President, PMIFI - Team Leader, HVH, GEM

STEERING COMMITTEE Chairpman Co-Chairman Members

Rodel Mañara Rex A. Rivera Nenita L. Barroso Federico Cutamora Reynaldo A. Lumaque Jonathan Duhaylungsod

- President, SMIDC - VP for Mindanao, PMIFI - Provincial Director, DTI-SP - BSO Specialist, GEM - AP HVCDP, DA, RFU-XII - OIC-Prov’l Agriculturist, SP

WORKING COMMITTEES Program Committee Chairperson Co-Chairman Members

Federico Cutamora Virginia L. dela Fuente Enriquito G. Natividad Benjamin Norman Roy

Demo Farm and Technology Showcase Committee - BSO Specialist, GEM - President, PMIFI - Chief, PMPDD, DA-RFU12 - RRDS

Secretariat and Invitation Committee Chairperson Co-Chairman Members

Chairperson Co-Chairman Members

Jonathan Duhaylungsod - OIC-Prov’l Agriculturist, PLGU-SP Virginia Musa - Municipal Agriculturist, LGU-Glan Reynaldo H. Legaste - Prov’l Agriculturist, PLGU-SC Evangeline Farnazo - STIDS, DTI-SP Rex A. Rivera - VP for Mindanao, PMIFI Roberto Allaga - Mun’l Agriculturist, LGU-Malungon Enriquito Daguplo - Mun’l Agriculturist, LGU-Alabel Cipriano Pandita - Mun’l Agriculturist, LGU-Malapatan

Fred L. Dumasis - President, SAFFIA, Inc. Bai Dido Samama - Chief, AMAD, DA, RFU-12 Nenita L. Barroso - Prov’l Director, DTI-SP Michelle L. Solon - Chairperson, Reg’l Tourism Council Rodel Mañara - President, SMIDC Cherrylin Marie Espinosa - President, SCCII Souvenir Program Committee Committee Mirasol Gler - OPAG Evangeline Ogong - OMAG, Glan Chairperson Ginalyn Fe Cachuela - Project Manager, ADPO-PMU Co-Chairperson Serafin N. Ramos - PIO Members Catherine Apelacio - OIC, PIA-GSC Ways and Means Committee Evangeline Farnazo - STIDS, DTI-SP Chairperson Edmundo Y. Ceja - Board Member, SAFFIA, Inc. Benjamin Norman Roy - RRDS Co-Chairperson Jimmy Catulong - Treas., SAFFIA, Inc. Nelly E. Ylanan - Chief, RAFID, DA, RFU-12 Members Cherrylin Marie Espinosa - President, SCCII Edwin Ligahon - GEM Pio Justo A. Velasco - COS, PLGU-Sarangani Enriquito G. Natividad - Chief, PMPDD, DA, RFU-12 Michael Bren M. Evangelio - COS, Lone Congressional District of SP Benjamin Norman Roy - RRDS Rodolfo C. Sobong - Gen. Manager,TNFC


13th National Mango Congress - Sarangani 2011

committees Transport, Tours and Accommodation Committee Chairperson Co-Chairman Members

Michelle Lopez-Solon Charlemagne T. Delfino Vivien B. Yap Reynaldo H. Legaste Stella Maris R. Bautista Achilleus Uy George Falgui

- Chairperson, Reg’l Tourism Council - President, SARTIA - Vice-Mayor, Glan - Prov’l Agriculturist, PLGU-SC - Exec. Director, STIPC - Asst. Prov’l. Agriculturist - Board of Director, SCCII

Agri-Fair Exhibit and Trade Show Committee Chairman Co-Chairman Members

Nenita L. Barroso Danny M. Centillas Achilleus Uy Stella Maris Bautista Andy Ango Charlemagne Delfino Ma. Theresa T. Chua Tarciano Moneva, Jr. Honee Gethra Paclibar Eliodoro Alcaya, Jr. Rodyard Gler

- Prov’l Director, DTI-SP - AMAD, DA, RFU-12 - Asst. Prov’l Agri. - Exec. Director, STIPC - AMAD Staff, DA, RFU-12 - President, SARTIA - STIDS, DTI-R12 - STIDS, DTI-SP - Exec. Asst. TWSVI - SMED Coordinator - SMED Coordinator

Publicity and Promotion Committee Chairman Co-Chairman Members

Nelly E. Ylanan Serafin N. Ramos, Jr. Catherine T. Apelacio Fred L. Dumasis Ginalyn Fe C. Cachuela

- Chief, RAFID, DA, RFU-12 - PIO, PLGU-Sarangani - OIC, PIA-GSC - President, SAFFIA, Inc. - Project Manager, ADPO-PMU

Resolutions Committee Chairperson Virginia L. dela Fuente Co-Chairman Rex A.Rivera Edmundo Y.Cejar

- President, PMIFI - VP-Mindanao, PMIFI - BOD, SAFFIA, Inc.

Security and Safety Committee Chairman PSSupt. Florendo F. Quidilla, Jr. Co-Chairman Lt. Col. Adolfo Espuelas, Jr. Merle Gludo

- Provincial PNP Director - Commander, 73rd IB PA - Administrator, Red Cross-SARGEN

Venue and Physical Arrangement Committee Chairperson Co-Chairman Members

Charlemagne Delfino Dr. Tranquilino Ruiz Tarciano R. Moneva, Jr. Engr. Gerry Baltazar Virginia dela Fuente

- President, SARTIA - Councilor/Tourism Comm., Glan - STIDS, DTI - Mun. Engr., Glan - President, PMIFI

Strengthening of Mango Stakeholders Committee Chairman Co-Chairman Members

Federico Cutamora - BSO Specialist, GEM Reynaldo A. Lumaque - Chief, HVCDP, DA, RFU-12 Rex A. Rivera - VP-Mindanao, PMIFI Rodel Mañara - President, SMIDCI Porferio J. Ditchon, Jr. - Vice-President, TNFC Provincial and City Agriculturists of Region 12

Souvenir Book design & layout by orville gamayon

Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market



13th National Mango Congress - Sarangani 2011

Positioning the Philippine Mango Strongly in the World Market


House of Representative Lone District Sarangani Province

13th Nationa Mango Congress  

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