This Bitaog tree (Calophyllum inophyllum) in Brgy. Caloc-an, Magallanes, Agusan del Norte was officially declared the oldest tree in the country in June 1998 by the Dept. Of Tourism.
“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” -Mollie Marti
“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” ― Emma Smith
“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” ~ Frank Gehry
Banza Church Ruins, Butuan City © Jojie Alcantara
“ “We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa