March 2, 2024

The 2023 staging of the “Mangan Taku” (Let’s Eat) food fair will be conducted at the Rose Garden in Burnham Park where the gastronomic event was first held.

Mangan Taku, which will be held from April 17 to 26, is organized by the Department of Tourism-Cordillera.

In Executive Order 46 s. 2023 signed by Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the City Environment and Parks Management Office, General Services Office, and Baguio City Police Office were tasked to assist the DOT in the staging of the activity.

The fifth edition of the “Mangan Taku” will highlight “tapuey” or rice wine in a cook fest from April 21 to 24.

Mangan Taku was institutionalized in 2019 as part of the summer vacation activities in Baguio.

The lead implementing agency is the DOT-CAR in partnership with the city government of Baguio.

The activity is pursuant to Proclamation 469 s. 2018 declaring April as the “Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino” or Filipino Food Month to promote the appreciation, preservation and promotion of Philippine culinary traditions and treasures, ensuring transfer of knowledge to future generations and to support the various industries, farmers, and agricultural communities. – Jessa Mardy P. Samidan