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Basey Fiesta 2015

Basey Fiesta 2015 (Basey, Samar) – A beautiful town, all the more made more beautiful by its people. Their celebration of the town fiesta is deeply centered on aged-old traditions and Christian values. I am honored and privilegedView full post »

Procession of Mother Mary in Basey, Samar

Procession of Mother Mary in Barangay Basiao, Basey, Samar Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summicron-M 28mm 2 ASPHView full post »

A quick revisit of San Juanico Bridge

A quick revisit of San Juanico Bridge, majestic and iconic as ever. It’s been quite a while since Typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) struck our place, and this bridge has survived the storm, stood tall, and served as anView full post »

Basey, Samar at Night

Basey, Samar at Night   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Gintulyan, Basey, Samar

Gintulyan, Basey, Samar (Old Watchtower)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church

Basey Town Hall and Saint Michael The Archangel Church (Basey, Samar)   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRII, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Basey Samar Golden River at Night

Basey Samar Golden River at Night   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Sohoton Natural Caves, Basey, Samar

Sohoton Natural Caves, Basey, Samar   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye DXView full post »

Banig Weaving in Basey, Samar

Banig Weaving in Basey, Samar by the Basiao Native Weavers Association (BANWA):   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Saint Michael The Archangel Church, Basey, Samar

Saint Michael The Archangel Church, Basey, Samar   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye DX, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripodView full post »

Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 6, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)… As I type this, we are experiencing torrential rainfall and winds and it’s getting stronger by the hour. Expected landfall in Northern Samar by aroundView full post »

6 Months After Typhoon Yolanda

6 months after Typhoon Yolanda – just like that! It’s been more than 6 months by now. Life here has continued to struggle. But no matter how optimistic we are (we should be by the way), sad to say, the reality of it is: theView full post »

The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath

The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath It’s been more than a month now from the devastating Typhoon Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan) that struck Tacloban City, Leyte last November 8, 2013. The wounds are still fresh and the mere thoughtView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda – Haiyan in Tacloban City

January 25, 2014 update: posted another blog article — My Typhoon Yolanda Afterthoughts December 20, 2013 update: posted another blog article —  The Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath November 24, 2013 update: added new photos andView full post »

Pasqualino’s Ristorante in Samar Revisited

Pasqualino’s Ristorante in Samar revisited… Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar Photographer’s note: Leica MView full post »

A glimpse of the barrio life

I was in Sulangan, Eastern Samar the other week. A glimpse of the barrio life there certainly awakens ones senses that life is sometimes taken into the fast lane. I felt the laid back approach of the barrio life in Sulangan to beView full post »

16:9 ratio

I shoot about 99% of the time in 3:2 format. This holds true to whatever camera I am using, may it be a rangefinder, a DSLR or even on a Micro 4/3s which is optimized to the 4:3 ratio. I am very comfortable with the 3:2 ratio. Having saidView full post »

A revisit to Sulangan

A revisit to Sulangan recently made some nostalgia – a long trip of more than 3 hours, waking up very early, beautiful country-side view and driving along the highway with some rough road along the way. This time around, the roadsView full post »

Buyogan Festival – Grand Champion Pintados Kasadyaan 2013

Abuyog’s Buyogan Festival did it again! Once again grand champion of the Pintados Kasadyaan 2013. They came back strong and determined, and they buzzed their way to the coveted crown just like bees swarming to its honeycomb… IView full post »

Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar

Pasqualino’s Ristorante, Samar — one of the newest fine dining restaurants. It offers the popular Italian menu that can be closely linked to the well-known Giusseppe’s Restaurant in Tacloban City. And the view from theView full post »

Lulugayan Falls Revisited

One of the more popular search terms that pops out on my WordPress dashboard is “Lulugayan Falls”. Sometimes, the web search is specifically stated on how to get there. Well, it’s around 1 hour and a half from the City ofView full post »

Delza’s Banig in Basey, Samar

Delza’s Banig in Basey, Samar, Philippines Delza’s Native Product (Basey, Samar)   Delza’s Native Product (Basey, Samar)   Delza’s Native Product (Basey, Samar) Delza’s Native Product (Basey,View full post »

Featured Photo: Ghost Stories

Featured Photo: Ghost Stories Ghost Stories Photographer’s note: F/1.4, 1/30, ISO 10,000, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH Feel free to interact with my blog articles, either by adding a comment below this article, orView full post »

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge on Infrared

Featured Photo: San Juanico Bridge on Infrared San Juanico Bridge on Infrared Photographer’s note: F/11, 8 sec, ISO 320, Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Benro C-298 tripod, IR filter Feel free to interact with my blogView full post »