Local folks call it mulawin. The wood is hard and also highly-prized, like the kamagong. Now rare, I consider myself fortunate to have one towering resident in my backyard.
Isn't it queer that while the government asks us to plant more trees, it simultaneously allows logging to continue? To those who become rich at the expense of our country's forests - may your tribe become extinct! To our hypocritical leaders who play footsies with chainsaw-wielding buwayas, may God remove you from the gene-pool together with these thieves!