The Director of the Bureau of Trademarks, Atty. Leny B. Raz presented the Certificate of Registration of the Collective Trademark to the Province of Guimaras and the Guimaras Mango Growers and Producers Development Cooperative (GMGPDC) during the inauguration and opening ceremonies of the 25th Manggahan Festival last May 11, 2017 at Jordan, Guimaras.

The Unveiling of the Guimaras Quality Seal was graced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) OIC Regional Director Rebecca M. Rascon, Guimaras Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, M.D., Guimaras Vice Governor John Edward Gando, Intellectual Property Satellite Office (IPSO) - Iloilo Field Operations Specialist Marianne Tajanlangit-Bebit and various Guimaras provincial officials and staff.

GMGPDC, represented by its Chairperson, Mrs. Rosario Griesser sought the registration of this quality mark in order to protect the specific qualities and reputation of Guimaras mangoes.

The cooperative’s officers and members together with the Provincial Economic Development Office chaired by Miss Elena V. Quezon and the Provincial Office of Agricultural Services as supervised by Mr. Ronnie Morante, have undergone various training and seminars under IPOPHL and came up with the Code of Practice that will guide the members in maintaining the excellent quality of the mangoes produced in the province. It will also serve as their standard of practice in safeguarding its reputation of having the sweetest and excellent export-quality fresh mangoes in the country.