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.

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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.

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~ by Martin Gaerlan on December 16, 2006.

4 Responses to “Balic-balic Tree Blooms in Balic-balic, Sampaloc.”

  1. how can i visit there?

  2. Mr. dela Torre,

    Depending on where you are coming fron, but a good landmark would be to get to the Welcome Rotonda at the corners of Espana Extension and E.Rodriguez near United Doctors Medical Center (UDMC). The tricycle drivers will know how to get the Holy Trinity Church of Balic-balic.

    If you can me where you are coming from, then I can give alternative routes.

    Thank you for your interest in visiting our parish.

  3. Holy Trinity Church is the heart and soul of my beloved place balic balic, welcome

  4. and i thot ‘balic-balic’ was sampaloc’s version of UP Ikot ๐Ÿ˜‰ tnx for this info ๐Ÿ™‚

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