The story of Herschel begins in the early 1900’s, in Wick, Scotland. Peter Alexander Cormack, a barrel maker by trade, and his wife Annie packed the belongings of their small home in preparation for the long journey across the Atlantic to Canada. The government of the time was enticing families to immigrate through the homestead program. They gave these families land to farm, to support the growth of the country. The land that Peter and Annie were given saw them settle in the beautiful rolling hills outside of the town of Herschel, whose population today is counted at 30 residents.

Over a century after that move, Peter and Annie’s great grandchildren remain in the business of manufacturing. Instead of barrels, backpacks and bags are now created.

Herschel Supply Co. was started with the goal of bringing well-designed quality built product to market. Inspiration is drawn from vintage mountaineering, American heritage, world travel and fashion. Herschel reinvents these products with modern shapes, fits and feels, with fine regard for detail. Their product endeavors to compliment the consumer's passion for individuality and personal style in a new way. Herschel is about our past, present and future. They are creating an environment that supports the new generation of fashion forward individuals.

Guimaras tours for every traveller’s taste

There is more to Guimaras than its beautiful islands and beaches. It is also home to farms that fire up the province’s economy, villages with emerging small industries, historical and religious sites for the weary soul and bike trails for the adventure lovers.

The Province of Guimarascreatedvaried tourism circuits that span all its five municipalities – Jordan, Buenavista, Sibunag, Nueva Valencia and San Lorenzo - yet provide a traveler the chance to select which sights or experiences he or she prefers.

Mangoes boost Guimaras economy and tourism

Guimaras mangoes are touted as the sweetest in the world, thus the demand for it in local and international markets is high and it has become a centerpiece of the province of Guimaras’ tourism.

These mangoes are served in Buckingham Palace and the White House.  This sweet and succulent fruit was also featured in Magnolia Ice Cream’s Best of the Philippines through their Mangoes and Cream and Mangga’t Kasoy ice cream flavors.

Guimaras mangoes’ seeds and pulp were also confirmed to be weevil free by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service- United States Department of Agriculture (APHIS-USDA) and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS).


  There's nothing wrong with supporting international coffee shops. I am one of those people who enjoy the casual Starbucks Frap. But one thing I realized when I attended this event in SM City (New Branch of Bo's), is that we should also support our country's coffee industry.
Well, It is comforting to know that Bo's Coffee (a coffee shop that originated in Cebu), is joining a cause to promote the Philippine coffee industry.


Soak up the summer sun with Sheridan Boutique Resort's onsite attractions for family, friends and loved ones. Whether it's just for a fun-filled day or summer getaway stay, Sheridan Boutique Resort's hot deals are sure to spark enjoyment to one and all.

Guimaras: Past and Present 5 municipalities celebrated 3rd ManggahansaKabanwahanan

Apart from its world-class mangoes, pristine beaches and diverse resources,the province of Guimaras has a rich history that is worth sharing.

R. Morales Maza, in his book “The Augustinians in Panay” (1987), wrote that Spaniards who were defeated in Mactan Island fled to Guimaras in 1521. “Spanish survivors flee from Mactan Island after their defeat and cruise closed to the southern coasts of Negros and Panay. Thus, giving the name Guimaraes to the small island lying very near to Panay, in order to immortalize in this part of the world ‘the first capital of his (referring to Antonio Pigafetta) country and the birth place of Portuguese nationality,” Maza wrote.

In 1572, the island was home to highly skilled carpenters who are masters in building all kinds of ships. At that time, Miguel Loarca was the encomiendero of the entire island, which was later inherited by his daughter Doña Lucia de Loarca. This is according to the book “The Oton Diggings” by Jose B. Tiongco, 1969.

In 1609, Mindanao chiefs who attacked the town of Arevalo (formerly in Oton) came to the island to rest. Thus, Guimaras was under the jurisdiction of Otonin 1731.

In 1742, it was placed under the jurisdiction of Dumangas when the Augustinian order ceded it to the Jesuits. However, Guimaras was taken over by the Dominicans in 1768 and made the island a parish of Iloilo.

Guimaras was so beautiful that Americans fell in love with the place. According to Felix B. Regalado and Quintin B. Franco in their book “History of Panay” (1973), a zoology professor from the University of Michigan and his companions stayed in Salag Daku (now Barangay Zaldivar) to regain their health and gathered valuable materials in 1887. This man was Dean C. Worcester, who later became a member of the Philippine Commission.

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