IN THE SERVICE TO WIKIPEDIA

Some guys from PhilWiki Community eventually swayed me into taking the Wikipedia Takes Rinconada challenge — a photography hunting quest held in that 7-town area in Bicol called the Rinconada district. The mission is to capture landmarks, heritage, people, cultural icons, traditions and a lot more and as much as a participant can at the […]

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ESCAPING CHRISTMAS

Niño Jesus is a backcountry of the city of Iriga. Barely populated. No signal. No videoke. No pushing and shoving. No Christmas madness. I doubt if the locals here even celebrate that most wonderful day of the year. Ironically, the place is named after whom the Christmas bells toll. We made a two-kilometer hike going […]

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PHOTO ESSAY: LONESOME TO LEGAZPI

September this year when the Philippine National Railways re-opened its line further down south to Legazpi City in what Bicolanos believed as the bringing-back-to-life of the Bicol Express — the ride which became the pride of Bikolandia. Is the PNR back on the rails? At first light today, I took a trip from CamSur to […]

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WHOOPEE

From where I strut is the Rinconada integrated irrigation system — an outstretched waterway right at the foothills of Mount Asog here in Iriga; rendezvous for bathing or doing the laundry. Who says you can’t wash your dirty linen in public? I started shooting around and the kids scampered to show off their platform diving […]

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THE BEASTS OF LUMBAC

There was this old Pinoy story about a man who was brought to the court for stealing a carabao. The man pleaded innocence saying he only stole a rope and — was not aware of a carabao at the other end. Another version grew from this gag: A man asked the parish priest if it’s […]

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