There are some who, in the opinion of the parish priest of Camarines, speak the Bicol language in the purest manner.
The pandan P. simplex, known as “karagumoy” or “carogumoy,” is the economic pandan of the Bicol peninsula in southern Luzon.
In the Bicol provinces it is used to some extent but it is considered inferior to other materials.
In the Bicol form, Juan and his six crazy companions go bathing in the river.
In the Bicol provinces karagumoy is considered the best of all straws for the production of mats.
The stuff made from this fine fibre (in Bicol dialect, Lúpis) suits admirably for ladiesʼ dresses.