‘Viewtiful’ tree charms Bohol residents

On Easter, we celebrate Jesus’ victory

Our Savior has risen!

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The Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection, as the greatest and most important Christian feast, is a Day of Obligation for all Christians.

The resurrection of Jesus reminds us that God makes all things new. It also reveals to all believers the deepest meaning and purpose of the Christian’s faith in the One who came to destroy death and give life to the world.

Here are some of the best known (powerful, Scripture-centered) Easter hymns that celebrate the resurrection of our Christ.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth the living, just because He lives

—Because He Lives

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

—Amazing Grace

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine

O what a foretaste of glory divine
Heir of salvation, purchase of God
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood

—Blessed Assurance

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia! 
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! 
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia! 

—Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Great is Thy faithfulness! “Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided—
Great is Thy faithfulness,  Lord, unto me!

—Great Is Thy Faithfulness

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‘Viewtiful’ tree charms Bohol residents

The “viewtiful” tree in a vacant lot in Tagbilaran City charms residents this summer.

Seeing the cherry blossoms in Japan is on many people’s bucket list.

That’s why a “cherry blossom” tree on a vacant lot across a mall in Tagbilaran City has been catching the attention of many residents because it teems with vibrant pink flowers.

The tree charms residents and makes them feel like they are in Japan.

They stop and take photos of the pink tabebuia or trumpet tree which blooms during summer. Some even thought it was a variety of the famed cherry blossoms in Japan.

According to residents nearby, the tree didn’t produce flowers in the last two summers.

The tree’s soft pink color gives a different feel to the surroundings, making it great for photos.

The eye-catching tree even had some netizens suggesting that more of them be planted.

If it thrives in the country, netizens suggested planting more trees.

The pink color of the rosy trumpet tree in Tagbilaran City, Bohol shares a resemblance with Japan’s cherry blossoms.

Various flowered trees are found in other parts of the country which bloom during summer.

In Maribojoc town, fire trees (or flame trees, Delonix regia) which grow in relative abundance were almost all abloom.

Along the highway, people can see some vibrant orange and red flowers of fire trees.

In the Philippines, it has native tree like “Balayong” (Cassia nodosa) a local term for the Palawan cherry blossoms.

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