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Costumed dancers during Bukidnon's Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay

Photography 101 & Festival Shoot Workshop in Malaybalay Bukidnon 23 & 24 February 2013

Costumed dancers during Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay Bukidnon’s premier celebration, the Kaamulan Festival will be staged again this 2 March 2013 and, for starting photographers or those who want to enhance their skills, I will be in Malaybalay for a Photography 101 and Festival Shoot Workshop this 23 and 24 February 2013. Interested? The workshop will be for two …

The page spread of my interview with my images, January 2013

I got featured in Cebu Pacific Air’s Smile inflight magazine

The page spread of my interview with my images, January 2013 It’s a beautiful year this 2013 and it opened with me being featured in the January 2013 issue of Smile, Cebu Pacific Air’s inflight magazine. It has a wide circulation considering their air network that covers domestic and international routes and is probably the biggest airline to date with …

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The Christ Child visit tradition

Sacristans visit houses on Christmas Day carrying a donation box and an image of the baby Jesus. My niece knocked and entered my room early today and told me that the Baby Jesus has arrived. I just then remembered that come Christmas day, we usually do one of our traditions that we still observe even way back when I was …

The image of the Immaculate Conception is brought to the Kalibo Cathedral after it was lifted from a barge after a short fluvial procession.

The Immaculate Conception feast in Roxas City

The image of the Immaculate Conception is brought to the Kalibo Cathedral after it was lifted from a barge after a short fluvial procession. The crowds had already gathered around the plaza fronting the Roxas City Cathedral, spilling out to the Provincial Capitol while the laity and seminarians occupied the heritage bridge. All were waiting for the image of the …

My travel article on Davao City

Space Magazine Vol 3 2012 now out

My travel article on Davao City It’s finally out! Space Magazine Volume 3 2012, the Travel Issue, is now out on shelves in popular bookstores and magazine stands (P199) where my article and images were published. It is entitled Southern Charm. Out of the blue, the editor texted me to submit a travel piece. As I was in Davao City …

Rendaw, the spiritual leader of the Maguindanao Tedurays atop the "Brown Stone," the most sacred site of the tribe

Rendaw, the Teduray spiritual leader

Rendaw, the spiritual leader of the Maguindanao Tedurays atop the “Brown Stone,” a sacred site of the tribe Well into his 70s, Rendaw, the Teduray name of Orlando Mosela, has been the supreme spiritual leader of the Maguindanao Tedurays since 1979, or the Tungo kemamal ke adatan. Rendaw held a kanduli atop the so called Brown Stone, a rocky outcrop …

Traveling again to the south

Itchy feet again

Traveling again to the south Traveling can be grueling and tiring. Where hotels and inns can be just temporary abodes and cafes or restos take the place of the home dining table, but with an expense. I’m in the south again. Two weeks ago, I was in the western side of Mindanao and flew to Cebu with just one night …

Masda Waat, 92, Bokod, Benguet

Masdag Waat, 92 year old retired miner

Masda Waat, 92, Bokod, Benguet I looked out side the van’s window and found this rather composed old man, his right leg crossed over his left and shod with a pair of boots. The weather wasn’t that cool but like most people here in the higher elevations of Benguet, in Bokod to be specific, a jacket can complete the look. …