Today's the 63rd Chartered Anniversary of Naga City, my birth place. I just check-out the schedule of events at the City's Official website naga.gov.ph and hope to attend or at least take a peek for some of the happenings for today and tomorrow.
Anyways, as we were strolling downtown last Monday I happened to see these along the Panganiban Bridge and took a quick snap. Sorry the other photo isn't that readable.
I think it says:
I thought of writing about this but had forgotten all about it until I saw this again on TV Patrol Bicol the day it was formerly launched that's June 17, 2011.
Pili Mania is a citywide planting of pili trees, mainly located in agricultural and residential zones of the city's 27 barangays, including open spaces in urban poor sites, housing subdivisions and vacant lots. It was started on April 2011 headed by the City's First Lady as the chairperson of the Pilimania 2011 Executive Committee.
According to an article in bicolmail.com
What is Pili Nut?
Pili nut is also called the Philippine nut. The fat in the pili nut is similar, some scientists even say superior, to that of olive oil, while the protein is the same as that found in soybeans and peanuts. (see How to Lose Weight with Health Nuts)
It can be considered as the "almond of Asia." It has many uses from the fruit, the tree itself, the oil and a lot more. There are also health benefits that you can get from a pili nut.
According to philstar.com :
"Pili nuts are high in calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, and rich in fats and protein. People love its tender-crisp texture, its smooth exterior, and subtle sweet flavor. It also has the highest oil content among all edible nuts, which probably gives it its soft yet crunchy feel.
As an ingredient, the pili nut is highly versatile. It goes well in cakes, ice cream, pies, candies, and puddings. It can also be a viable substitute for expensive pine nuts in a regular pesto recipe, making the dish more nutritious, tasty, and economical."