Slices of Pakwan (Watermelon). Photo by Angie Pastor.
Pakwan is the Tagalog word for watermelon.
The most widely seen variety of watermelon in the Philippines is round and has a rind whose outer surface is a very dark green. In recent decades, the striped variety that is familiar to Westerners has become more common, particularly in urban areas like Metro Manila.
Scientific name: Citrullus lanatus