I was enjoying the sceneries while toploading on a jeep from Batad to Poblacion, Banaue I saw this unique rice paddy.
During our walk back to our lodging in Batad from Patte (the highest rice terrace of Batad) we came across two children that were throwing spoonful water at the ground and carefully observing the vicinity where the water fell.
The children told us that they were catching earthworms. By mixing the water with soap and throwing the solution to the ground the earthworms gets irritated and surfaces, that is when they would catch the worms and dip them in the solution.
Why do they do this to earthworms?
Earthworms are considered as pests in Banaue. They grow very large that they have been called
Every time I see the topographical features of the barangays in the Cordillera, I always wonder how do they carry their babies?
Obviously, strollers are not an option here. Mother’s in the Cordillera carry their child by tying both ends of a cloth together and wrapping it around their body and placing the child in the cloth. The mother then does her everyday work/chores carrying the child. They call this style of
I’ve been to Batad twice, one on July 2008 and the recent was just this April 2011. On both my trips, I found these 3 floras that are unique to a person that grew up in the city such as me.
1. The Dotted Leaf (Unknown Name)
This leaf got my attention with its 5-centavo-sized-nipple-like features. When you look below you’ll see orange spots on where the features can be seen.
It may just be a plant disease but its uniformity along the leaves of the plant makes me think that it is