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Blc Cory Aquino orchid (Brassolaeliocattleya Cory Aquino) is a variety of orchid bred by former Justice Secretary, Hernando "Nani" B. Perez. It was intended to honor Corazon "Cory" Aquino, after whom it was named. The Blc Cory Aquino orchid has yellow and green varieties with pink outer petals. It takes five years to grow, using cross-pollination methods. Its "parent" plants came from a variety of yellow orchid, Dendrobium Ninoy Aquino and the greenish Malvarosa Jade orchid. Perez says "This was my way of expressing my admiration for former president Cory, and I thought it was just right because the plant was bred from an orchid variety called Ninoy Aquino. And also because it is the color yellow." The color yellow was widely associated with both Ninoy and Cory Aquino. Flowers were also one of the Aquino's favorite subject in painting. According to Perez, "[this orchid] symbolizes strength of character because it is a sturdy plant. Pirmeng naka-tindig yun eh. Pirmeng proud. It is also feminine-looking but with a strong-bearing. Its petals are pink which means it is long-lasting." Perez was able to give a pot of his best Blc Cory Aquino orchids before Aquino died on August 01, as well as the registry certificate of the plant from the Royal Horticultural Society, a London-based international group that registers orchid hybrids. (read more)


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The carabao (Filipino: kalabaw; Malay language|Malay: kerbau) or B. bubalus carabanesis is a domesticated subspecies of the water buffalo (Bubalus bubalus) found in the Philippines, Guam, and various parts of Southeast Asia. Carabaos are highly associated with farmers, being the farm animal of choice for pulling the plow and the cart used to haul farm produce to the market. Read more.

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Science, defined simply, is the systematized body of knowledge obtained through verifiable means. Fields of science are commonly classified into two major categories: the natural sciences, which cover natural phenomena, and the social sciences, which study human behavior and societies. These fields are further divided into pure science or applied science. Pure science includes the discovery of new truths with little account on their applications. Applied science is involved with the application of existing truths in new and practical means.

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