PH exports mangoes to Australia again after a decade

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) – The Philippines has begun exporting fresh mangoes again to Australia after almost a decade, recently sending 1,500 kilograms of carabao mangoes, the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) said on Friday.

"Since 2013 pa po kasi ang last natin na export ng mango, so this will be a big step towards the mango industry natin considering na kailangang kailangan po natin talagang i-promote ang ganitong mga produkto sa labas ng ating bansa,” DA-BPI Assistant Director Herminigilda Gabertan said in a statement.

[Translation: Our last mango export was in 2013, so this will be a big step towards our mango industry, considering that we need to promote this product outside our country.]

According to DA-BPI, the carabao mangoes came from Davao and were shipped on Wednesday to Sydney and Perth in Australia.

“With this commencement of the export to Australia, we hope that we are able to ship more of our good quality products across the globe para bumalik ulit tayo sa mercado [so that we can return to the market],” said Roberto Angelo Amores II, president of produce company Hi-Las that exported the mangoes to Australia.