#50 Mangroove trees

I used to dislike these trees when I was in grade school; they looked weird growing in muddy waters. However, my perspective changed when Mrs. Gonzaga, my high school Biology teacher, took my class to a section of Panguil Bay; she allowed us to observe marine bio-diversity. I’ve learned that a mangrove garden played a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility

I was at the 25th Saguingan (Banana) Festival 2011 held at the People’s Park early this week. This year, the official list of locally-grown bananas reached to 30 varieties. Seeing the various colors, sizes and shapes of this fruit made me think of the possibilities of delectable dishes, craft ideas, designs for banana-themed booths, floats,…

Saguingan (Banana) Festival 2011

OCTOBER 17 — TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE was in a festive mood as we celebrated the 65th Araw ng Tubod. The highlight of this week-long fiesta was the 25th Saguingan (Banana) Festival. The year’s theme was Sikad Tubod! Taking the LEAD for 65 years and counting. [Thanks to the grand lady named Romana Dela Cruz-Neri, the Mayor who…

Philippine Boy and Girl Scouts Torch Parade

This free photo collage customized with Smilebox October 15 — My mom woke him up early in that Saturday morning so he won’t be late in the Philippine Cub/Star Scout Encampment (District Level) held at Tubod Central Elementary School (TCES). Kenji was still sleepy when he had his breakfast and when he donned his uniform….

World’s biggest croc?

This crocodile is all over the news ever since he got captured by the residents of Bunawan last August. His record-breaking size — 6 m long and about 1 ton weight — made this reptile an object of interest. If not for his captivity, I would never know that crocodiles exist in Panguil Bay. Roel Dahonog…

Wordless Wednesday: Altocumulus undulatus clouds

To rain or not to rain?  I seemed to forgot what I learned about clouds from Earth Science in High School. Still, I just ended up admiring the ripple-like patterns covering the Tubod-sky while weeding some pots of cacti…

A doctor’s private garden in Abaga, Lala, LDN

August 17 — “Come and see my garden…it’s very nice… I have time this morning so let’s go, now,” said  Dr. Opay-Villarmino, an obstetrician- gynecologist. This busy lady had a scheduled operation that afternoon but when it comes to garden matters, she sure had time. With all that plant talk with her friends, it’s easy…

Sunset at Tubod

August  19, 2011 — We seldom see a golden sunset over Panguil Bay and here in Tubod during the wet season. I was on the balcony weeding cacti pots (since 5 o’clock pm) so I eventually saw the sky changed color by 6 p.m.  I grabbed my Kodak EasyShare M531 and took photos on sunset….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Entrance

During the 1990’s, the faculty of Rufo dela Cruz Memorial School (RCMS) solicited funds to put up the gates and concrete fence of this elementary school  from various sources — charity groups, politicians, alumni, etc. To show their gratitude, they engrave the names of the donors. The gate in the photos is at the east side…

Scenes at the Panguil Bay

Stratocumulus clouds hover over Ozamiz City and on Mount Malindang … no need to worry on rain for somehow the Panguil Bay seems calm. I don’t know if some passengers of the barge ever bother to admire the beauty of this area… I do. Most people living in the coastal towns surrounding this bay don’t…