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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Our Lady of Czestochowa (The Black Madonna)

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This image of Our Lady of Czestochowa (The Black Madonna) is owned by the Escudero Family of San Pablo, Laguna. This is one of the numerous images that were part of the Grand Marian Procession 2013.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Our Lady of All Nations

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This image of Our Lady of All Nations is one of the numerous images of the Virgin Mary that were paraded in Intramuros, Manila during the Grand Marian Procession 2013 a few weeks ago.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Ruins Marker

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The Ruins, located in Talisay City (next city to Bacolod) is the most iconic landmark of Negros Occidental. It is what is left of the mansion of Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson and was built in loving memory of his deceased wife, Maria Braga.

Friday, November 15, 2013

One More Mask

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Here’s one more mask from MassKara 2013 Celebration. I’ll move on with my other MassKara 2013 pictures tomorrow.

More MassKara 2013 Masks

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I have an overload of MassKara 2013 Masks! It’s the most colorful celebration I’ve ever attended so far. I hope to get back to Bacolod City soon.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another MassKara 2013 Participant

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He’s one of the numerous participants of the annual MassKara Festival in Bacolod City. This picture was taken during the recent 2013 celebration.

“Suka” (Vinegar)

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“Suka” is the vernacular of vinegar. This picture was taken at Organics Restaurant, Bacolod City.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MassKara 2013 School Category

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This is one of the several masks featured during the School Category of MassKara 2013 Festival. This group is also my favorite during the Street Dance competition. I wonder from what school are they from.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mambukal Falls, Murcia, Negros Occidental

Mambukal Falls, Murcia

This is the First of the 7 Falls of Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental. It’s about 1-hour ride from Bacolod City. We went there after the MassKara 2013 Festival.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Capitol and The Lagoon

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This is The Capitol of Negros Occidental. It’s located along Lacson Avenue in Bacolod City. It’s located adjacent to The Lagoon – the city’s primary park.

Our Lady of Victory Church, Victorias City

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Our Lady of Victory Church is located within the National Road, in the town center of Victorias City, Negros Occidental. It’s within a few meters from the Victorias City Hall.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Astonishing Masks

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I was very impressed by the masks that the participants of MassKara 2013 wore. It’s very detailed, colorful and looks heavy. I guess it’s part of being a resident of Bacolod to participate at least once in the MassKara Festival.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shrine of Sacred Heart, Bacolod City

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The Shrine of Sacred Heart inside the Sacred Heart Seminary Complex is located along Lizarez Avenue in Bacolod City. It’s Gothic in design.

St. Joseph Parish Church, Iloilo City

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This is the St. Joseph Church at the heart of Iloilo City, Iloilo Province. It’s just a few meters away from the Iloilo City Hall and from Plaza Libertad.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Jaro Belfry

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The Jaro Belfry is located in Jaro – a district of Iloilo City. It’s located in the Jaro Plaza just across the street from the Jaro Cathedral.

After the MassKara Festival 2013, we spent two days in Iloilo and toured the city and nearby towns.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Peacock-Inspired Mask

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This is one of the masks used by the performers of MassKara 2013 – an annual festival celebrated in Bacolod City.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sultan Kudarat

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This picture was taken at Rizal Park. This is the silhouette of Sultan Kudarat.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

San Agustin Church in 2013

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This is how the Church of San Agustin looks like in 2013 after the renovation of the façade. It used to have an orange color. I don’t know which design (or color) is closest to the original. I just don’t understand why they keep on changing the façade of churches in Manila.

Picture taken last October 6, 2013.

San Agustin Church in 2012

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This is how the Church of San Agustin in Intramuros looks like in 2012 before they renovated the façade. Picture taken September 3, 2012.

Phottix’s Catwoman

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Picture taken at the Phottix’s booth, Music Hall, SM Mall of Asia, during the 8th Anniversary Celebration of Pinoy Photography Organization (PiPho).

Sunday, September 29, 2013

“Bangkero sa Lawa” (Boatman on the Lake)

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Picture taken at Lake Pandin in San Pablo, Laguna. Lake Pandin is one of the 7 Lakes of San Pablo. This place is worth visiting.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bystander

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He’s one of the several bystander and vendors present during the Million People March at Luneta last week.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

MMDA

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The trashes left by the protesters during the Million People March were cleaned by the MMDA personnel like the lady in this picture. Taken at Rizal Park.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Volunteer

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He’s one of the several volunteers at the Million People March. The protest rally was held at the Luneta (Rizal Park).

Monday, September 2, 2013

Water Boy

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Picture taken during the Million People March held at the Luneta (Rizal Park), Manila. I hope this water boy earned a lot during the protest rally.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Guy in the White Shirt

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The guy in the white shirt is one of the several people present during the Million People March held last week at the Luneta.

Balcony

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A construction worker observes the Million People March. This was taken at Kalaw Street.

V for Vendetta

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One of the participants of the Million People March held at the Luneta calling for the abolition of the Pork Barrel system. This mask of Guy Fawkes is synonymous for rally and protest. It’s also the symbol of the group Anonymous.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Street Food

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Street foods are very popular in the Philippines. You can find a lot of street foods specially in the streets of Pasig City and the rest of Metro Manila.

Picture taken at Kenneth Road, Pinagbuhatan.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Walking in the Rain

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An elderly man walks along Kenneth Road in Pasig City. He’s well protected against the rains of the monsoon season.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Siopao Vendor

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Siopao is a popular Chinese delicacy that is enjoyed by most Filipinos. It’s similar to a steamed bread with meat inside it – it can either be Siopao Asado or Siopao Monggo. Picture taken at Napindan Bridge, Taguig City.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

“Palos” (Eel)

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A man just caught a “palos” (eel) at Napindan Bridge, Taguig City.

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Young Biker

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It’s always a good thing for kids to enjoy biking at an early age. Picture taken at Nagpayong, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Gilbert Obal, Street Photographer

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Gilbert Obal is an accomplished street photographer and frequently visits the Napindan Bridge to take pictures.

Never Give Up

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In spite of the destruction of Typhoon Maring, Filipinos will Never Give Up on life’s challenges. We are a nation of strong-willed people.

Riverside

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A boys walks along the riverside of Pasig River. Picture taken under the Napindan Bridge, Pasig City.

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Clean and Green

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This guy is doing his best to keep his surroundings clean and green. Picture taken along Kenneth Road, Pasig City.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

The Biker at Napindan Bridge

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The Napindan Bridge is very popular among bikers as a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Monument to the Heroes of 1896

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This Monument to the Heroes of 1896 (“Monumento sa mga Bayani ng 1896”) is found in front of Vinzons Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

“Ang Kartero” (The Postman)

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Being a “kartero” (postman) is slowly becoming a vanishing trade. With the advent of emails, SMS, Facebook and Instagram, less and less people are sending snail mails.

I’m a traditional guy so I still send snail mails every once in a while.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Kids 08-13-13

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Picture taken at Napindan flea market, Taguig City (near the boundary with Pasig City).

Friday, August 16, 2013

Balot Vendor

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The “balot” (boiled, fertilized duck egg) is a popular delicacy in the Philippines. Balot vendors can be found almost everywhere in Metro Manila. This picture was taken at Napindan Bridge.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fisherman

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This picture of a young fisherman is taken near the Napindan Bridge, Pasig City. There is a talipapa (small market place) underneath the Napindan Bridge.

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Buko Juice Vendor

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The buko juice (from young coconuts) is a popular refreshment in the Philippines. This picture of a jolly buko juice vendor was taken at Napindan Bridge.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Level Up! Live 2013 Cosplayer

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She’s one of the numerous cosplayer during the Level Up! (LU) Live 2013 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

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Villa Escudero OTS–Fiesta

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This picture was included in the Top 10 for the side contest of Nayon Photographers’ Club (NPC) during the Villa Escudero On-The-Spot (OTS).

Vintage Human–9th Place

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The theme for the side contest of Nayon Photographers’ Club (NPC) for the month of August was “Vintage Human”. This picture of a security guard at Intramuros won 9th place for “Vintage Human”.

Pinagbuhatan Ferry Station

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Picture taken near the Napindan Bridge, Pasig City. The Pinagbuhatan Ferry Station (no longer operational) is seen on the opposite side of the river.

Sisters

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Picture taken at Napindan flea market, under the Napindan Bridge. This place is full of opportunities for street photographers.

Antenna Vendor

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This picture of a Baron Super Antenna (BSA) vendor was taken at Napindan flea market (“talipapa”) under the Napindan Bridge. The late radio host and weather anchor Ernie Baron popularized this type (and brand) of television antenna.

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