Waling-waling orchid soon to be confirmed as 2nd national flower

Macon Ramo-Araneta of Manila Standard Today reports that "Senator Loren Legarda is pushing for the declaration of the Waling-waling orchid as another national flower." The report noted that the Waling-waling is endemic to the Philippines while the sampaguita is endemic to India and Arabia.


The report explained: "In October 2012, Legarda filed Senate Bill 3307, or "An Act Declaring the Waling-Waling Orchid as National Flower of the Philippines in Addition to Sampaguita as Declared in Proclamation No. 652 Dated 01 February 1934 by Governor-General Frank Murphy."


The repot added that "the bill was submitted for the Senate's approval under Committee Report 497 and was passed on second reading on January 28, 2013."


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