All about the Waling-Waling
The Negros Occidental Orchid Society Inc. celebrated the 11 th Waling-Waling Festival from August 17-22, at the Robinsons mall fountain area where various activities were conducted, like lectures, all about the flower.
Julita Benedicto has put up a personal laboratory where the Waling-Waling can be bred and the seedlings made available to collectors and lobbyists.
Ponchit Ponce Enrile, an expert on everything about the Waling-Waling, and Ramon Uy Jr. an organic farmer, were two of the speakers at the festival, that also included a trade fair and exhibit.
Others who spoke were Dr. Albert Jo, owner of Rapha Valley in Don Salvador Benedicto, where he cultures and plants medicinal plants and fruits, Dr. Violeta Lopez Gonzaga, a medical anthropologist, Raab Bustamente, and Rene Dofitas.*
Remember: Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love and the future to His providence. When God puts a tear in your heart, it's because He wants to put a rainbow in your heart.*