Tales of the beautiful and great Maria Makiling is known among every single child in the Philippines. She came to life due to the formation of Mt. Makiling in Laguna, where one could see that it resembles a woman. Like most folklore in the Philippines, one must respect nature and nature will respect you. If not, you could end up lost and covered in insect bites. Our friend Ianna has taken the statue of her from the University of the Philippines as inspiration for her artwork. See more of her art here.