The scant remaining original residents north of Quezon City can still reminisce tales told them when they were kids by their old folks. The place was said to be breeding ground of unsung heroes in the Katipunan days. A scent of the glorious past still lingers in the modern streets and disrticts of the place, impressed with the preserved original names of localities.
Everything created has a purpose. A Filipino folklore on the sugarcane suggests something similar. Every plant has a use. The folklore on the sugarcane shows that regardless of make or appearance trees have their own usefulness.
Most people would choose material possessions over anything else. But not the people in a myth concerning the macopa fruit. According to the myth, they died protecting the symbol of their treasured religion. This myth is a suspense thriller.
Folklores mostly mirror fact than fiction. A Filipino folklore on Balintawak is an example. Filipino hospitality stands out in folklores as well as in history.
A popular folk myth about coconuts is about the selfishness of a native boy from somewhere in southern Luzon. The popular folk myth goes that the boy, hoarding a precious commodity in time of drought was condemned violently by the people. It should teach us never to deprive folks of a necessity the Creator intended for everybody’s use.
Nature is generous with its benefits to mankind, but abuse of it also incurred an undesirable result. A myth on the camachile tree tells us how the beauty of nature can also be abused unknowingly by its admirers, to the extent of nature changing its own course.