about the author
gerryruiz is a travel & destination, event, portrait and nature photographer based in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. He heads calle Zaragosa Productions – a documentation and special events multi-media production group.
His gerryruiz photoblog was accorded the 2010 Best Photoblog Award by the Philippine Blog Awards on December 12, 2010 in Makati City.
Gerry was into television & radio production before, as well as corporate communication endeavors. He was formerly with ABS-CBN 3 Cebu (Producer-Director), PRTV12 Tac (Station Manager, Producer-Director) & San Miguel Corp. (Comm Specialist for Vis-Min, Corporate Communications Office, SMC Cebu).
He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of San Juanico, District 3860 and former Editor-in-Chief of the Governor’s Monthly Letter publication of the Rotary International District 3860.
He is the ‘immediate past president’ of the Camera Club of Leyte and Samar (CCLS) based in Tacloban City.
Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communication in Diliman, Quezon City. Aside from photography, he also writes for print, now and then. Some of his works have been featured in publications like the Mabuhay Magazine of Philippine Airlines.
He loves music and plays the Korg and Yamaha keyboards when bored. He was a former band leader of the show band The Assembly based in Metro-Manila.
Gerry and his family now live in Tacloban City in the Eastern Visayas, Philippines region where they own and manage calle Z cafe, a resto-bar-cafe; and Leyte Gulf Travel and Tours, a travel agency.
Gerry belongs to Batch ‘73 of U.P. Diliman’s Upsilon Sigma Phi. Proudly.
This site features photos mostly of the Eastern Visayas region (Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte and Biliran provinces) as well as some taken from other Philippine regions and major cities, and a few from other countries.
The gerryruiz photoblog was launched on September 25, 2007. His first post was “Welcome to Tacloban!” View it here.
All photos by gerryruiz (unless otherwise indicated.) All rights reserved.
gerryruiz accepts specialized photo documentation work – destination photography, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, debuts and special events. For samples of photo documentation gigs, go to: