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Pahutan Tree

Pahutan Tree Pahutan (Mangifera altissima Blanco) Pahutan is an erect evergreen tree, growing from 12 to 35 meters tall, with occasional specimens known to have attained heights of 54 meters. They grow in primary lowland, inland forests, and sometimes, coastal forests. Looking similar to a mango, the fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. The flesh is slightly… Read More »

Molave Tree

Molave Tree Molave (Vitex parviflora Juss.) Molave is a medium-sized to fairly large tree with a spreading crown. It partially or entirely sheds its leaves during the latter part of the dry season. The tree is common in both secondary and open primary forests at low altitudes throughout the Philippines. Thus, these forests are often called “molave forests.”… Read More »

Who is Leonor Rivera?

Who is Leonor Rivera? Leonor Rivera was born on 11 April 1867 in Camiling, Tarlac. She was known for being Jose Rizal’s faithful girlfriend for eleven years. It is said that she was Rizal’s inspiration for the character of Maria Clara in his novel Noli Me Tangere.

On this day, April 12

Today in History, April 12, in 1895, after a week-long journey into the mountains of San Mateo, Morong (Rizal), Andres Bonifacio and 8 leaders of the Katipunan reached the Pamitinan Cave and wrote on the cave walls, “Viva la Independencia Filipina. In Jan 1892, an underground org known as the Katipunan was conceptualized, but it was only on… Read More »

Malabulak Tree

Malabulak Tree Malabulak (Bombax ceiba L.) Also known as Buboi-gubat.Malabulak is a decidous tree that can grow up to 35 meters tall. It is known for its beautiful flowers that attract birds. It can be found in primary and secondary forests, usually along riverbanks. You may want to read: Talisay Tree Bitaog Tree