Bicolano Beggar

Bicolano Beggar

Sorry again for not posting lately. I have been busy but loving it. Anyways, I have been collecting pictures since I moved here in Naga City. I will try to do one picture post a day and show you around my province.

The picture was taken today in Naga City Market steps. I had to go and check out the markets for a wedding give away. No, I am not getting married. I am very single. This is for somebody else. Anyway, I spent the afternoon snapping up pictures of native handicraft bags. So every time I go to the market, I see this beggar. I always stop by and give money to the beggar upon leaving. It just breaks my heart. I asked him to smile to me but he was very shy. I think this photograph is very symbolic because despite the big economic improvement in my province; I still see a lot of poverty when I am out and about. Mostly these beggars have syndicates; they have a master. Despite knowing this, I still give money because how can you not too?

My afternoon stroll in Naga City Market!

My first week in Bicol is mainly hanging out with my family specifically my nieces and nephew.  It was my sisters birthday today so while waiting for the food, I ventured out to the market and checked for abacá and pili products.

Most abacá fiber is pulped and processed into specialty paper used in tea bags, vacuum bags, currency, and more. It can be used to make handcrafts like bags, carpets, clothing and furniture. Abacá rope is very durable, flexible and resistant to salt water damage, allowing its use in hawsers, ship’s lines and fishing nets.

The pili nut is indigenous nut to the Philippines. The pili nut is most abundant in the Bicol region of the Philippines, a peninsula to the west containing the virgin rainforests of Mt. Bulusan. Here, amid untouched primordial woodlands, stand very old pili nut trees measuring some 50 meters high. Other areas of the Bicol region which contain the highly-prized nut include Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate.

More to come….

 

Source: Pili Org