26 Jun '16, 9pm

Durian as aphrodisiac: Myths and legends about Duterte’s favorite fruit -

Durian as aphrodisiac: Myths and legends about Duterte’s favorite fruit -

DURIAN stall in Davao City. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ The world is looking more closely at Davao these days since the 16th elected President of the Republic, who will be inaugurated on June 30, hails from there. Let’s then go back in mythical times to see what Davao was like and how her famous fruit, the durian, originated in myth. As a frequent Davao visitor, I’ve always associated the city with the durian fruit, an acquired taste, mind you, because a writer friend had told me, you can’t call yourself a “Mindanaoan” if you don’t eat durian. ADVERTISEMENT Since then I have always enjoyed eating durian with friends from shabby, wooden table and chairs along Davao’s fruit stands, at Magsaysay Park, or getting durian sweets at Lola Abon’s, or enjoying durian ice cream in one of the city’s numerous restaurants. But, durian is not exclusive to Davao as it is grown in other parts of Min...

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