Culture & the Arts


Water Hyacinth
The Water Hyacinth Weaving Enterprise, which provides livelihood to over 200 families, was set up by the Villar Foundation and is given a boost during the day-long “Water Lily” Festival in July. The water hyacinths bear lily-like flowers, which has moved locals to call it water lily.

To clear the Las Piñas River of this aquatic pest, residents harvest them and dry the stalks, which become the raw material for producing baskets, trays, slippers, and other functional and ornamental items. The Festival features demonstrations on basket weaving, variety shows participated in by home-grown talents, trade fair featuring products made from water hyacinths as well as other products from the various barangay livelihood projects.


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