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THE LABEL SAYS IT ALL | EU backs drive to develop Guimaras mango as a ‘GI’

MANILA – European diplomats are to meet this weekend with local officials in Guimaras Island to discuss support for developing, promoting and protecting the “Guimaras Mango” as a Geographical Indication (GI) – meaning, a label that characterizes the mangoes as both originating in Guimaras as well as reputedly fresh and sweet.

For the first time, the European Union Ambassador Franz Jessen together with the Romanian Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Mihai Sion and German Deputy Ambassador Michael Hasper are going to Guimaras Island from April 15 to 16.

They will meet with Governor Dr Samuel Gamarin, Iloilo City Administrator Norlito Bautista, Jordan Mayor Cresente Chavez Jr, mango industry stakeholders, the press and other local government officials in Western Visayas.

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