New photo story in Pagtu-o: Paete’s Rite of the Dead

My latest photo story in Pagtu-o | Faith is now up. Paete’s Rite of the Dead documents this unique ritual in Paete, Laguna wherein an alleged 16th century wooden and jointed Santo Sepulcro, the dead Christ lying in state, undergoes a ritual that is akin to mummification rites in some tribal groups in the Cordilleras. […]

Street procession in Quezon City

Religious processions in the country do take over streets and vehicles have to give way. But for a heavily catholic nation, this is just common. Faith is expressed in the streets. Its alive and kicking compared to Western countries where the massive cathedrals are devoid of worshipers.

It's the start of the season of lent

Today is Ash Wednesday and is the start of the season of Lent. For Catholics around the world, it’s a time of penitence and fasting as they recall the passion and death of Jesus Christ that peaks with Holy Week and culminates on Easter Sunday. For this photographer, its another opportunity to document the different […]