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Daguitan River at Batug

I have photographed this in 1996 using a Kodak KB 10 Instamatic and a Kodak 300 Film. I just scanned the print outs using Lex Mark Three-in-One Scanner to be able to digitalize the photograph.

 

This is the part of the Daguitan River at Barangay (Village) Batug.

 

Notice the wooden piles protruding from the river bed. They are dead coconut trees. The present river bed was part of the bank which was eroded where the trees (now just planks) stood and rooted.

 

With the flooding and uncontrolled water current during rainy seasons, river banks are "eaten" by the river.

 

Notice the coconut trees lining the bank. They are cultivated for their fruits - to be cooked into coconut meal then sold to a local coconut oil factory.

 

The river bank is also lined with grasses called "tambo" or "tangbo" (Thysanolaena sp.) from which the "walis tambo" or "siphid" or the softbroom is made from. It actually is woven from its inflorescence which is mostly blooms in the months of March till May of every year!

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Taken on December 6, 2006