Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 Highlight: My coverage for the year (Part 1)

Here are my coverage and where abouts for the year 2013, some adventurous, some the usual stuff, mostly good.

One of the mostly photographed place was the highest point of the Philippine Highway system which I passed by several times this year. The place always has a new story to tell.

Roaming around, I always bump with media friends, sometimes during a coverage, most of the time during drinking session and sometimes catching them doing bizarre things. Here is Franc Cimatu shooting a little character posing for a picture. 


Of course there's my group doing a book drive in a mission to build libraries in isolated schools in Cordilleras. Successfully visited more than 10 high schools and Elementary schools in Benguet, Ifugao and Mountain Province assisted by different organizations and government agencies.


There's also the movement to save 182 trees from SM's expansion, the movement is now turning 3 years this January.

Of course not to forget the coverage on crimes and security by the PNP,


and listening to Dr. Cheng's last Chinese New Year Speech.


Also attending the Media's occasional sponsored parties.

Meeting other media and photographers using same camera brand as I.


Shooting the Panagbenga and winning a photo competition with cash prize I have yet to receive and it's already turning one year since I took the winning photo.


Shooting beauties like Riza Gomez and Shamsey Supsup.


Watching artists work or shooting their art expressions.


Citizens ignoring signs or vendors selling anywhere.

Government projects some controversial and not so controversial to the public. (I'm just wondering if there is such a project with no controversy in the eyes of the public.)


Taking a quick shot at the controversial wake skating site in Banaue, Ifugao.

Talking to a pretty saleslady along the Halsema Highway in a place called Guerilla Saddle. 


Covering rallies.

Dropping by my birthplace, a cold highland farmland between Baguio and Bontoc. It's still cold even during summer. 

Trying out and writing about foods like this Strawberry French Crepe in La Trinidad during the Strawberry Festival. It's not a creepy food, just your ordinary pan cake with variety of fillings. Baguio and Benguet has a lot of places for food trips.

Covering Pony boys' activities in and outside Baguio City.

Covering sectoral group activities like these Muslim group joining women's rallies.

Shooting national and local politicians who came to meet with the press,

and Politician-sponsored events.

Full coverage of cultural events and festivals like the Lang-ay Festival in Bontoc, Mt. Province.

The most colorful part of these cultural activities are the things that happen behind the scenes. Here, an elderly feeds a little boy with "watwat" during the celebration of Bindiyan Festival in Kabayan.

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