Kalumpit Tree

Kalumpit Tree (Terminalia microcarpa Decne.) Kalumpit grows to a height of about 35 meters. The tree is widely distributed in the dipterocarp forests of Northern Luzon to Southern Mindanao, at low and medium elevations. The smooth, fleshy fruit (sometimes referred to as “Batangas Cherry”) turns dark red to violet-black when ripe and can be eaten raw, but are… Read More »

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On this day, April 5

On this day, April 5 Today in History, April 5, in 1580, 8 years after being organized into an encomienda, Pangasinan was organized under the Spanish colonial government into a province (Provincia de Pangasinán) ruled by an alcalde mayor. This was the acknowledged date of the founding of the said Philippine province. Prior to the Spanish incursions on… Read More »

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Ipil tree

Ipil tree Ipil (Intsia bijuga (Colebr.) Kuntze Ipil is a lowland rainforest tree that grows up to 45 meters. The tree has prominent buttresses when mature. It is commonly found along the coasts and occasionally, on low hills. Ipil produces one of the most valuable timbers in South East Asia. You may want to read: Mangkono Tree Bitaog… Read More »

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Kababaihan para sa kaunlaran

Kababaihan para sa kaunlaran Did you know? During the early part of the 1990s, the BSP issued 5-piso NDS banknotes with an overprint of the logo “Kababaihan para sa kaunlaran” to commemorate the Woman for Development. Source: Currency Issue and Integrity Office, BSP website. You may want to read: Filipino Women in Philippine Currency

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Tahamaling

Tahamaling The ‘TAHAMALING’ – are red-complexioned females that live in balete trees in the forests of the Philippines. They are the keeper of forest animals. You may want to read: Tambal Mangkono Tree

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