by Rhodora Bande on 24/04/11 at 5:46 pm
Very recently, my family and I went to Silago for a short visit. Silago is known as the seat of the last remaining evergreen lowland dipterocarp forest in Leyte, Philippines.
I originally thought of submitting these photos to Picable, but then it will appear that I am spamming my friends’ News Feeds. I am placing here some photos of the place in one post, instead.
Silago’s town plaza – a real example of a clean and green environment.
Skeleton of a Whale. The locals call this Bukog sa Dakong Isda (Bone of a Big Fish). The dead whale was seen on the shore of Silago in 1996. This was preserved by the community and is open for public viewing at the town’s children’s playground.
Cassava Pie is Silago’s special delicacy. This is different from the ordinary cassava pies available in other towns of Leyte and Samar. This one has pineapple as ingredient. It is exclusively available at the Silago Cooperative Store.
One of the two houses located in front of Katipunan High School.
Farm products available for sale in Barangay Katipunan, Silago.
Banana planting material.
I wish I could use this phrase as a caption for this photo — “a farmer riding a water buffalo.” Next time, I will give you a closer, frontal shot, promise.
A kaingin (slash-and-burn) farm and a shack with the forest serving as their backdrop.
A typical sight around Silago — a ricefield and an intact forest.
Rhodora also writes at WARAYBLOGGER.com