V (Filipino Cultural Dictionary)

Vakul. [Batanes] 1.A rain cape fashioned out from voyavoy, the Philippine date palm; exclusively used for women.

Voyavoy. [Batanes] 1.Philippine date palm native to Batanes. f. An indigenous date palm that grows to as high as 4m (13.12 ft), has sturdy and rough trunk, and crowned by prickly leaves. Its flowers are small, and its fruits are yellow-hued that turn dark purple to black when ripe.