Abatan River

Bohol’s Abatan River flows through the municipalities of Catigbian, Antequera, Balilihan, and Maribojoc towards Cortes. The name Abatan comes from the Visayan word “abat”, meaning to “meet, converge, or come together”. Along the river sits one of the three largest riverine mangrove forests with various flora and fauna inhabiting the estuary in Cortes. Found in the estuary are… Read More »

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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.

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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 »

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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

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Kamuning Tree

Kamuning Tree Kamuning (Murraya paniculata (Linn.) Jack Kamuning is a small, smooth evergreen tree, growing from 3 to 8 meters in height, and has very hard wood. They are common in thickets and secondary forests at low and medium altitudes throughout the Philippines. It has shiny, red elliptic fruits, about 1 centimeter long, and inside, one or two… Read More »

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