From pest to peso: Water lily fest shows plant’s potential

People sometimes don’t know what to do with what they have, said Daphne Cortez, 19, in her opening remarks as a beauty pageant contestant on Friday. “Today, with our knowledge of water lilies, we’ve managed to turn it into something beautiful, like my dress,” she said, showing off a body-hugging cocktail dress made from dried … Continue reading From pest to peso: Water lily fest shows plant’s potential