Bila-Bila Festival in Boac

Bila-Bila Festival BoacThe Bila-Bila Festival is celebrated in Boac town during the town Fiesta in December. This festival celebrates the life cycle of butterflies, the butterfly farming industry being one of the town’s more unique industries. This street dancing festival promotes government efforts to make Marinduque the butterfly center of the Philippines.

The festival stems from Boac’s tree farming and butterfly propagation ordinance, which aimed to encourage reforestation and promote the butterfly industry throughout Marinduque.  Almost 70 percent of the Philippines’ total butterfly exports valued at P100 million come from Marinduque, records show. Continue reading

PACEM Eco Park in Antipolo

PACEM Eco Park AntipoloPACEM is a short acronym for Peace And Care For Earth Ministry. The young guests will be thrilled by the fluttering of butterflies that settle on hands, heads and shoulders. PACEM Eco-Park was established by Assumption Antipolo to raise concern for the environment among students, teachers and staff, parents and visitors to the school, by providing them with an experience of the beauty of nature and the oppurtunity to reflect on the importance of ecological security to the survival of our planet. Continue reading