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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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Sunrise at the Peak

sunrise at bundol peak

LAST WEEKEND, after the stressful seminar-workshop I facilitated for student journalists in the Division of Sarangani, I took a trip to Bundol Peak, in Barangay Bagacay, in my hometown,  Alabel, Sarangani Province. I just love watching the sun as it slowly rises above the mountains that are beginning to gain lush back again, probably a result of the greening project of the government.

Bundol Peak, being one of the highest points in the area, provides a good vantage point to view Sarangani Bay in the west, and the river and the mountains in the north.

Bundol peak, however, is at a risk of extinction because of the quarrrying activities that’s going on in the area. Although it has stopped now, I am sure, one day, the landowner will continue the works and we will eventually find Bundol Peak a barren flat land.

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Night Trekkers

trekkers in the night

A BLANKET of mist enveloped the trail as we began our night trek to Sanchez Peak in General Santos City.

I was part of the lead pack, so we were ahead of all the rest of the trekkers.

It was already drizzling when we were about to assault the steep slope. When I looked behind me, I saw this beautiful sight. Beams of light from an incandescent light bulb are filtered by the leaves of trees. The mist made the beams even more visible.

The monochrome look of this photo is natural. There was no alteration of the color of this photograph.

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WE WENT to Gumasa last weekend. Gumasa is known for its pristine white sand beaches that are likened to Boracay. There were plenty of driftwood and other decaying materials when we went there. There was a flood that hit the town of Glan where Gumasa is located. But they were quickly cleaned up by resort owners. Gumasa still has its enchanting beauty.

driftwood in Gumasa

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A Kid from Paraiso

kid from paraiso


WE WENT to Barangay Paraiso this morning for a tree-planting activity. Paraiso means Paradise. It is part of the 4,701-hectare Calminda Watershed. An agro-forestry model project is located there.

Aside from planting trees, the team also distributed food and some candies for the kids there. Waiting in the queue was this girls who already bathed in sweat due to the very hot weather. The kids had to walk uphill about half a kilometer through a dirt road under the heat of the sun to for the joy of eating snacks from the town below.

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