Balic-balic Tree Blooms in Balic-balic, Sampaloc.
Around November each year, a Balic-balic tree blooms inside the parish church courtyard of the Most Holy Trinity Parish of Balic-balic, Sampaloc, Manila.
Image: Balic-balic Tree Flowers
Around late 1990’s, the residents of Balic-balic were searching for a living specimen of the tree where the place got its name, the Balic-balic tree. There were two trips to the University of the Philippines in Los Banos and the second trip, led by Mr. Jaime Fajardo, resulted in the successful procurement of seedlings.
On June 6, 1998, the historic return of the Balic-balic tree culminated in the tree planting inside the parish courtyard. Unfortunately, only the tree planted just to the left side near the stairway leading to the former parish convent, Adoration Chapel, and now, Pastoral Office, grew healthy enough for the beautiful flowers to bloom.