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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Black Sand Beaches in Albay

Black Sand Beaches in Albay Ever wondered why there are black sand beaches in Albay? While social media abounds with the beauty of white sand beaches, the underrated black sand beaches in Albay go unnoticed most of the time. Hold your judgment because a black sand beach is not dirty! Here’s a reason why you should be proud… Read More »

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Kwaresma

Kwaresma or Lent is when Filipinos remember the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Bicol, devotees hold a holy week ritual called Pabasa ng Pasyon (Reading of the Passion) or locally called Pasyon as part of their vow or panata. This tradition is observed before Good Friday for one day and one night straight to repent… Read More »

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