Manlilikha ng Bayan Lang Dulay

Happy 95th birthday to Manlilikha ng Bayan Lang Dulay! (August 3, 1927) Lang Dulay Textile WeaverT’boliLake Sebu, South Cotabato The T’nalak is the traditional sacred cloth of the T’boli made from superior quality abaca especially grown for this purpose. Lang Dulay produced creations that remained faithful to the T’boli tradition as manifested in the complexity … Read more

Calamities in Manila

Calamities in Manila A “calamity” is an unwanted event that causes suffering for many people. In Manila, calamities were caused by earthquakes, fires, wars, and typhoons. Earthquakes would bring down stone buildings, fires would burn, and typhoons would bring floods, while wars led many people to kill each other. Calamities were very often in Manila. … Read more

The Virgin of La Naval

The Virgin of La Naval One of the many saints venerated in Manila was Mary the mother of Jesus who was also known as the Virgin of La Naval. Its full title is Nuestra Señora de a Naval de Manila. It was believed that the Virgin of La Naval performed a miracle in 1646 wherein … Read more


Malaboo In this week’s Bicol Biodiversity, we feature another Rafflesia species found in Bicol, the Rafflesia lagascae. Read further to discover what makes this flower unique. Locally known as malaboo , R. lagascae is considered a small-diameter Rafflesia, its small flower similar to R. manillana and R. lobata. This species has elongated or stretched windows … Read more

Camilo C. Roa Jr.

Happy birthday to Academician Camilo C. Roa Jr.! Dr. Roa is an internationally recognized expert in Respiratory Medicine. He is recognized for his pioneering and translational research on tuberculosis that explored outpatient Supervised Short-course Chemotherapy, which contributed to the adoption of WHO’s Directly Observed Therapy Short course or DOTS strategy in the national program. He … Read more