The Municipality of Cabanglasan in Bukidnon recently unveiled its new municipal landmark. THE GIANT EAR OF CORN is built on a hill overlooking a vast cornfield and towering towards the sky as an obelisk paying homage to corn, which is the town’s major crop. It was sculpted by visual artist Errol P. Balcos during the early months of the pandemic.

The Giant Ear of Corn was formally inaugurated last August 12 coinciding with the 41st Araw ng Cabanglasan.

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Here’s the unveiling of the marker by municipal officials.

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Motorists traveling to the town have started to visit the landmark which is just near the Aglayan-Zamboaguita Road (Main Highway).

The monument is described as a giant corncob with 15 rows of kernels which stand for the town’s 15 barangays namely, Anlugan, Cabulohan, Cananga-an, Capinonan, Dalacutan, Freedom, Iba, Imbatug, Jasaan, Lambagan, Mandahikan, Mandaing, Mauswagon, Paradise and Poblacion.

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photo by John Paul Obedencio

It also has three sheaths of cornhusk which touch the ground and these represent the lands adjoining the town – Loreto, Agusan del Sur to the east, Malaybalay City to the west and north and San Fernando, Bukidnon to the south. A large signage “CABANGLASAN [LOVE] s U” is then placed at the front.

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photo by John Paul Obedencio

Accordingly, award-winning visual artist Errol P. Balcos built the monument using sand, gravel, cement, fiberglass and steel bars as reinforcement during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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photo by Laagan Aerials
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photo by Lawrence Micabalo
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photo by Lawrence Micabalo

Browse more photos below posted by netizens.

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photo by Cristina Villarina
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photo by Endzai Edz

If you travel to Cabanglasan, don’t forget to drop by the landmark.

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