THE LONGEST ORCHID IN OLUTANGA ISLAND? October 2, 2011Posted by Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD in Mabuhay, Mission Anecdotes, OMG!, Prelature of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Tags: Municipality of Mabuhay, Olutanga Island, Orchids, Purita Dipol, Wildlife
When I transferred here in Parokya San Miguel, my staff joined Fr. Manuel Mijares and me in going to the barrio for our Gasa Balik sa Dios (GBSD) re-orientation. Natutuwa ako sa mga staff ko. They would ask our parishioners to give us orchids for the beautification of the parish. Nonoy (left) gave us a very long orchid — “latigo”, as the locals call it here. I was so amazed at this gift. This is the longest orchid I have seen in my whole life so far.
This orchid is now at the top of our langka tree in Parokya San Miguel, Municipality of Mabuhay, Olutanga Island, Zamboanga Sibugay.