Category Archives: Lifestyle

Mangkono Tree

  Mangkono Tree Mangkono tree is the ironwood in the Philippines. Mangkono (Xanthostemon verdugonianus) is the hardest among the tree species in the country, perhaps because it has the highest relative density (RD) of 1.452 at the oven-dry condition. You may want to read: Bagawak-Morado Tree


  What is Uway? Discover about this endemic plant which is abundant in the tropical rainforests of Bohol and learn its economic value in our industry. Uway is the local name of Rattan, one of the endemic plants in the island of Bohol which grows in tropical rainforests. The Uway (Callamus microcarpus var. microcarpus Becc.) belongs to the… Read More »

What is a Baroto?

  Baroto is a dug-out boat made and used by the Agusan Manobos and some Butuanons primarily for fishing and transportation. How to make a Baroto? Here’s how the Agusan Manobos do it… First, they choose the timber to be used and they offer a prayer addressing the spirits that took care of it. Trees suitable for making… Read More »


  The Candelabra Candelabra is a painted wooden candlestick holder. Similar candlestick holders can be seen in family altars around Bohol. Holding candles lighted during prayers, these seemingly ubiquitous items are mute witnesses to the Boholano faith and devotion to family. Until around the later part of the 20th century, many Catholic Boholano families still observed the habit… Read More »

Karosa de Kalabaw

  This “Karosa de Kalabaw” of kamagong wood was donated by the Tirol family of Iloilo last 2019 to the NHCP Museum of Philippine Economic History. The Tirols are known sugar barons during the peak of the Philippines sugar industry. Karosa or bamboo carts came from the Spanish word “Carroza” which is a vehicle used to carry goods… Read More »