1. "I Have Come To Save You"
    Photo by: Cyrill Concepcion Intalan
    Taken @ Tarlac Philippines
    Is this Rio? actually its a Sculpute of Jesus Christ from the “Monasterio de Tarlac” and yes! it is found in the Philippines!
    The Monasterio De Tarlac where the Relic of the True Cross  is located  is at the heart of the 20 hectares portion of the 278 hectares Tarlac Eco-Tourism Park at Brgy. Lubigan, San Jose, Tarlac. Monasterio De Tarlac has an altitude of 308 meters above sea level,  on top, visitors would see  the panoramic view of the western part of the province , the grandeur of natural landscapes. A 30 foot statue of the Risen Christ reminiscent of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer stands at the edge of a hill. The Monasterio De Tarlac has the relic, that the only one in Asia, arrived in the province in 2005. Today the site receives 600 to 800 visitors per week.
     

  2. "A little Park In a Big City"

    Photo by: Cyrill Concepcion Intalan

    Taken @ Paco Park, Paco Manila Philippines

    Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

    HDR Photography (3 Photos)

    Paco Park was originally planned as a municipal cemetery for the well-off and established aristocratic Spanish families who resided in the old Manila, or the city within the walls of Intramuros during the Spanish colonial era. Most of the wealthy families interred the remains of their loved ones inside the municipal cemetery in what was once the district of Dilao (former name for Paco). The cemetery was built in the late 18th century but was completed several decades later and in 1822, the cemetery was used to inter victims of a cholera epidemic that swept across the city.

     

     

  3. "The King of Philippine Roads:The Sarao Jeepney" (Hari ng Kalsada)

    Photo by: Cyrill Concepcion Intalan

    Taken @ Pasig City Philippines

    Canon EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

     

  4. Leap of Faith @ Bitbit River Norzagaray Bulacan Philippines

    sequence shot

     

  5. Panoramic View of:

    Ipo Dam @ Norzagaray Bulacan Philippines

    The Ipo Dam is a gravity concrete dam located about 7.5 kilometers downstream of the Angat Dam near its confluence with the Ipo River in Bulacan. It was completed in January 1984 with a maximum storage capacity of 7.5 million cubic meters, an increase of about 2,500 million liters per day (MLD) from the old Ipo Dam, which used to be located 200 meters upstream of the new dam.

    Info Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipo_Dam

     

  6. Come and Visit Pasig City!

    it’s more fun in the Philippines!

     

  7. Zinnia from the gardens of Magdalena Laguna, Philippines

     

  8. The Filipina Beauty @ The Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon Philippines

    Lucban Quezon:

    Legend has it the town derives its name from the lucbán or pomelo tree. Three hunters from neighbouring Majayjay— named Marcos Tigla, Luis Gumba and Lucas Manawa— lost their way following the trail of some wild animals at the foot of Mount Banahaw. Resting under a tree, they saw a crow (uwák) in the tree’s branches, and believing this to be a bad omen, they moved to another place and rested again. Whilst in the shade of a large pomelo (lucbán) tree, the trio were attracted to a couple of kingfishers (salacsác) that were singing. Fascinated by the bird’s beautiful plumage and rhythmic chirps, the superstitious hunters took this a sign of good fortune and thus settled in the place they named “Lucbán.”

     

    Info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pahiyas_Festival#Pahiyas_Festival

     

  9. Sta Maria Church w/ the FUNtastic Philippines funtarp @ Bulacan, Philippines

     

  10. Pila Municipal hall @ Pila Laguna

    Pila Laguna:

    Pila is a third class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 46,534. Pila has a total land area of 31.2 km².

    The town of Pila is site for some well-preserved houses dating back to the Spanish period as well as the old SaintAnthony of Padua Parish Church, the first Antonine church in the Philippines.

    Don Felizardo Rivera, who donated his lands to the church and municipal government, is the recognized founder of Pila. He is the ancestor of prominent families in Pila surnamed Rivera, Relova, Agra and Álava.

    info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pila,_Laguna

     

  11. Senia @ Magdalena Laguna, Philippines

     

  12. bakasiyonistas Riding the no.1 transportation vehicle in the Philippines “The Philippine Jeepney” @ Bunga Laguna, Philippines

    Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They are known for their crowded seating and flamboyant decorations, which have become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture andart. A Sarao jeepney was exhibited at the Philippine pavilion at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as a national image for the Filipinos.

    Jeepneys were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II. The word jeepney came from the combination of the words “jeep” and “jitney”, a small bus that carries passengers on a regular route with flexible schedule. While most are used as public utility vehicles, jeepneys used as personal vehicles have theirtailgates attached with “For family use” or “Private” sign painted on them to alert commuters. Jeepneys are used less often for commercial or institutional use.

    Info Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeepney

     

  13. Tulay Agarao @ Magdalena Laguna, Philippines

    Magdalena, Laguna

    Magdalena was formerly a barrio of Majayjay, Laguna. A petition from the residents of the barrio for the creation of a new town was presented on September 15, 1819. It was proclaimed a new town by Governor General Don Mariano Fernández de Folgueras on January 18, 1820, and was originally named “Magdalena de Ambling”. The name was derived from its patron saint Maria Magdalena and the barrio of Ambling where it was established. The first Teniente Alcalde or Capitan (the highest political authority in a town) was Don Mauricio San Mateo.

    Info Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalena,_Laguna

     

  14. world in a different perspective

     

  15. Bunga Falls @ Nagcarlan Laguna, Philippines

    In keeping with the richness of Tagalog culture, Bunga Falls is steeped in the tradition of the locals of Nagcarlan. It used to be a ‘test of manliness’ for boys to jump from the falls down the deep basin. Also, local folklore has it that there is a creature that dwells in the pool of Bunga Falls, snatching unsuspecting dayo (outsiders) into the deep waters. Other locals would swear that they have felt the hand tugging their feet down. Perhaps these tales were inspired by the depth of the pool, said to be around 10 meters. As long as you know how to swim, however, there is no reason not take advantage of the large catchbasin of this waterfall. One resident of Nagcarlan explains that the perception of “being pulled” may be explained by the sudden plunge of the catchbasin into a deep pool.

    Info Source: http://www.pinoymountaineer.com