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Some things fishy

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CAN fish become giants? Yes, there was a new story recently about a mysterious fish caught somewhere that made news because of its monstrosity. That fish looked like a dragon, if I remember.

There was also a Giant Lapu-lapu caught in Antique. A Monster Fish in Masbate.

According to Valentino Macasaet, aquaculturist at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, fish can grow into giants if the environment is healthy and conducive to growth. “Mabilis silang lalaki,” he told our “Matanglawin” TV show.

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Koi is considered a lucky fish in China and Japan. That is why price of koi continues to go up.

A piece of trivia: One has to keep quiet if he were to catch lots of fish.

In the fish world, carnivore are fish who eat fish. One example is the Lapu-lapu.

Lapu-lapu can grow up to 6 feet.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): Until 1898, the Philippines was not an independent country. It was ruled by the Spanish king. The governor-general was a representative of the Spanish king.

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Tomas Pinpin was known as the Prince of Filipino Printers.

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He was also called the “Patriarch of Filipino Printing.” He printed the book of Father Blancas de San Jose, Arte y Reglas de la Lengua Tagals (Art and Rules of the Tagalog Languages) as well as many other books.

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The typical Visayan love song is balitaw.

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The typical Tagalog love song is kundiman.

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Kundimans were originally war songs popularized. Kundiman comes from the Kapampangan word meaning “red cloth,” the symbol of fire and warfare.

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The Japanese introduced duck breeding in the Philippines. It was introduced during the Japanese occupation.

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Visayans had the most elaborate tattoos in ancient times in all the groups in the Philippines.

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Men tattooed almost their entire bodies, while women were tattooed only in some parts of their bodies.

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Send your questions on anything and everything to Kuya Kim through my Twitter account @kuyakim_atienza using #AlaminKayKuyaKim.

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