Second Stop, Land Tour: National Mango Research and Development Center (NMRDC), San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
At the forefront of developing the country’s mango industry is the National Mango Research and Development Center (NMRDC) under the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI). It was established in 1969 in the municipality of San Miguel, Jordan in Guimaras Island, one of the country’s top mango-producing provinces. NMRDC has helped advance Guimaras island’s present mango production. Because of the Center’s continued research and support on production and technology, Guimaras now boasts of being the only province in the contry certified free of quarantine pests, mango seed weevil, and mango pulp weevil. Moreover, it is only province capable of exporting high-quality mangoes to Australia and the United States.
Third Stop, Land Tour: Pasalubong Center, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
If not only we are running out of time & pennies, and if not only out of our way - we really wanted to see Roca Encantada, San Miguel, Buenavista, Guimaras. A summerhouse owned by Lopez family built in 1910 on top of a huge rock.