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RP Issues of 2010









2010, May 28.  Bitaog Tree Centennial

Litho Offset.  Amstar Company, Inc.  Perf. 14.

Singles, Sheets of 40  (4 x 10)



   7p   Bitaog Tree - Singles    (60,000)

   9p   Bitaog Tree  - Singles   (60,000)



First Day Covers:  Manila & Magallanes, Agusan del Norte




Oldest tree now a tourist destination

The country's oldest tree is now officially a tourist destination, after the Department of Tourism installed a tourist center near the 500-year-old Bitaog tree in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte.

Officials of the provincial government of Agusan del Norte and the Department of Tourism inaugurated the tourist center to accommodate some 200 daily visitors in the village of Calocan in Magallanes to view the tree, which in June 1998, was declared Philippine Centennial Tree.

Local historian Florante More, who nominated the Bitaog tree (Calophyllum inophyllum) as the oldest tree in 1998, said the trunk of the tree measures 290 centimeters in diameter.





  • Trees

  • Forestry


Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak


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Issues of 2010