Photos from the Fluvial Parade in Bula, General Santos City

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IT’S ONLY on January 15 that you would see over 300 fishing vessels cruising Sarangani Bay in a seemingly choreographed manner. That’s all because of the Feast of Sto. Niño,  the patron saint of the people of Bula, General Santos City.



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Not your ordinary day out with the kids. This father takes his kids out into the Sarangani Bay where fishing vessels wait for the fluvial parade to start.



hitching a ride. more fun in the philippines

One thing is sure– this man is a Kobe Bryant fan or at least one of his kin is. Devotees usually dress up their Niños during the feast, and this man chose a yellow Lakers jersey.

hitching a ride. more fun in the philippines

Finding a boat to ride during the fluvial parade is a difficult task. You are a chance passenger. No, it’s worse. You are a chance passenger who faces the risk of getting drowned. Your “pakura” (a banca) might just get overturned by the waves or unbalanced distribution of weight. You better be sure you know how to swim. Moreover, should you be lucky enough to find a vessel that will let you in, it might just be as crowded as this.

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Sunset Gradient

Sunset Gradient

The sky presented a beautiful gradient of colors from cool blue to bright orange. Afternoons at school are almost always like this. How lucky are we to witness this display.

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Kawas at Sunset

I WENT to Kawas Beach this afternoon to relieve my stress before going back to school tomorrow. I walked around, looking for subjects. I chose the mangrove area on the right side and also found some rocks nice scattered in the shallow water. I waited for the golden hour and took some shots.

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Fire Dancer


I WAITED for the perfect moment and I wasn’t disappointed. I caught a shot of this fire dancer shortly after he breathed fire.

The dancer was one of the participants in a local talent showdown called, “Syagit sa Kasadya,” (Shout for Joy) as part of the 11th Kasadyaan Festival, the 41st Foundation Anniversary of my hometown, Alabel, Sarangani Province.

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Ladol Sunset



I DEDICATE this post to Ladol, which will soon become the newest barangay of Alabel, Sarangani Province. The beach in Ladol has been my consistent friend whenever I want to take a breather. With its becoming a barangay, we expect for more development in the area, and, hopefully, protection of the bodies of water in encompasses.

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