Sunday, November 29, 2009

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Travelers go to Bantayan Island to indulge in the White Beaches of Sta. Fe or celebrate Holy Week in Bantawan Town but if you head further north, you will discover that the town of Madridejos has several charms of its own.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Peter and Paul Church @ Bantayan Island

For 51 weeks of the year, this century old church is just like any other church that celebrates mass and serve its constituents. But come holy week, Peter and Paul Church of Bantayan Island is the focus of religious processions that attract the faithful from all over the Philippines.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We Mourn for Attorneys Concepcion Brizuela and Cynthia Oquendo

The lives of election lawyers will never be the same again after November 23. On that day, two lady lawyers were among the 57 souls (to date) who were mercilessly slaughtered on the lonely road of Shariff Aguak, Maguindanao. These lawyers were there to provide legal advice in observance of a democratic political process but sadly, they become victims of barbaric acts unimaginable in this present times.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Manila : Reality Bites!!!

This has gotta be one of the most disturbing set of photos I will ever post. And to those of you who still do not believe that garbage is an enormous problem, you better see this. I used to think that Manila Bay is famous for its roll-breaking sunset. Don't get me wrong, I still do, but it has also gained notoriety because of its polluted waters.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

To Kapurpurawan and Beyond

The rock formations of Kapurpurawan is definitely its biggest draw. But before you reach the main prize, you will be rewarded with lots of consolation price because the trail and the landscape going to the Rock is just so splendidly beautiful.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kapurpurawan Rocks

With more than seven thousand islands where the land descends the sea. And with world-re known pristine beaches, idyllic coves, amazing sunset on the pacific and the whitest of the white sand, the Philippines definitely has one of the best seascape in the world. And I thought I have seen everything... that is, until we visited Kapurpurawan Rock Formations in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Windmills of Bangui Bay - Reloaded

It was summer last year when I first visited the fifteen giant wind mills of Bangui Bay. Ironicially, the weather that time was gloomy and the overcast skies almost gray. This time, on my second visit to the same area, it was rainy season but ironically again, the sky was much clearer and bluer, an opportunity for a better shoot. What more? There are additional five windmills bringing the total to twenty wind mills all lined-up on the shores of Bangui Bay.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wandering Around Cebu City

The Queen City of the South is undoubtedly the busiest City outside Manila. Cebu to Visayas is what Manila is to Luzon. The growth and urbanization is non-stop. Tall buildings, malls and business centers abound. Traffic and fast-paced life is also evident.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Mactan Island Seascape

Mactan Island is where you will actually land if you are flying from Cebu City. It is home to Mactan-Cebu International Airport which is the second busiest airport in the Philippines. Geographically located in Lapu-lapu City, it is connected to Cebu City via the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge and the newer Marcelo Fernan Bridge.