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Sampaguita Blooms in Japan

Photograph by Wilma Mack. Sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines. While believe to be a transplant, originating from South Asia (i.e., India), Sampaguita, for many reasons became integral in Filipino life and culture.

Sampaguita, in the romantic Filipino soul, evokes the essence of true love -- "Sumpa Kita", thus the Filipino name, "Sampaguita" -- embodied  various Filipino folklores.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 October 2010 15:23 )


Mayon Volcano

Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the province of Albay, in the Bicol Region, on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines.

Renowned as the "perfect cone" because of its almost symmetrically conical shape, Mayon forms the northern boundary of Legazpi City. Local folklore refers to the volcano as Bulkang Magayon (Filipino: 'Magayon Volcano'), after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (Bikol: 'Lady Beautiful').[2]

On October 13, 2008 it was included in New 7 Wonders of Nature Top 10 list. However, it did not make the cut to the Top 25 finalists, giving way to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, another site in the Philippines.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 19 September 2010 16:31 )