Brushed up on onsite/locational shooting with a shoot featuring our niece Kristine Marie Joy at the Japanese Garden along Magsaysay Blvd. in Tacloban City.

We made her look like a hippie. ;)

 

 

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It’s the archdiocese’s dream of restoring grandeur to the landmark of the Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte.

The Lord’s Transfiguration Cathedral – better known as the Palo Metropolitan Cathedral – has been undergoing major renovation work since August of 2010.

Last reconstructed in the early 1960’s, the historic structure has badly needed repair of its roof and ceiling, electrical and communication systems, and major renovation of its sanctuary and belfry.

The renovation project  costs over 25 million pesos under the commission of Filipino architect Gervacio Amistoso.

The major facelifting comes in time when the Archdiocese celebrates its Diamond Jubilee (75th anniversary) as a diocese on November 28, 2012.

Photos taken on January 25, 2012:

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The internationally-acclaimed Leyte Filipiniana-Kalipayan Dance Company, one of the best folkloric dance troupes in the Philippines today, celebrated its 50th anniversary July 1 and 2 with a series of homecoming reunion activities – giving due recognition to several honorees and, yes, dance performances by the alumni from the 60′s to the 90′s+.

Founded in 1960 by Teresita Veloso Pil as a small school project at Holy Infant College, Tacloban City, the troupe has been performing not only in the local scene but also in several dance festivals and expositions around the globe.

Showcasing the beauty and splendor of Philippine dance and music, the Leyte Filipiniana-Kalipayan Dance Company is indeed something Waray-warays and Filipinos can all be truly proud of.

The scene on Day 1 (July 01, 2011) of the troupe’s anniversary-reunion at the ARCIVU Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palo, Leyte:

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The candidates in the Search for Ms. Tacloban 2011 were formally introduced to the media and the public yesterday, June 06, 2011 at Baluarte Beach Resort during the prejudging selection for the Best in Swimwear and the Ms Photogenic awards where yours truly was one of the judges.

The aspirants:

No. 1,  Ms. STEFANIE U. LAURENTE
18 years old, 5′ 4″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 2, Ms. CHRISTINE GRACE J. ALMADEN
16 YEARS OLD, 5′ 6″
Liceo Del Verbo Divino (LVD)

No. 3, Ms. JOY WINSTEL T. BRIONES
22 years old, 5′ 4″
Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation (RTRMF)

No. 4, Ms. MARY ELIZABETH O. LACANDAZO
16 years old, 5′ 7″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 5, Ms. KAILLE ALYNA G. TAN
16 years old, 5′ 7″
Holy Infant College (HIC)

No. 6, Ms. RICHELLE JANE C. BAYONA
21 years old, 5′ 3″
AMA Computer Learning College (ACLC)

No. 7, Ms. AIREEN A. GONZAGA
20 years old, 5′ 4″
Colegio de La Salle Foundation (CLSF)

No. 8, Ms. MA. CRUZETTE S. MAGALLANES
19 years old, 5′ 4″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 9, Ms. JYCA THERESE V. MANCAO
17 years old, 5′ 6″
Leyte Normal University (LNU)

No. 10, Ms. MAURINE HOPE C. NAVARRA
18 years, 5′ 4″
AMA Computer Learning College (ACLC)

No. 11, Ms. SHENNA O. HERNANDEZ
23 years old, 5 ’4″
ABE International College of Business and Accountancy (ABE-ICBA)

No. 12, Ms. CRISANTA B. RIVERA
18 years old, 5′ 4″
ABE International College of Business & Accountancy (ABE-ICBA)

No. 13, Ms. JHUNEVA MARIE M. GO
18 years old, 5′ 6″
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban City College (UPVTC)

No. 14, Ms. APRIL JOY C. DY
18 years old, 5′ 4″
St. Paul School of Business and Law (SPSBL)

No. 15, Ms. MENCHIE A. NACARIO
16 years old, 5′ 5″
Asian Development Foundation College (ADFC)

VIEW FULL GALLERY (63 PHOTOS) >>>

 

 

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