2013 Photography Contest Grand Winners

  • Have a Break and Have a Bite of Strawberry
    PeopleMclloyd T. Jumpay

    Have a Break and Have a Bite of Strawberry

    Ifugao elders enjoying their favorite strawberry while resting in Baguio Botanical Garden.

  • Sand Bathing
    PeopleElmer Shane C. Lagumbay

    Sand Bathing

    Children in Malapascua Island spend their days under the heat of the sun. Sometimes they try to do acrobatic stunts to impress the foreigners visiting the island.

  • Sightseeing
    PeopleDexter R. Bongo


    Agta-Dumagat tribesmen in Divilacan, Isabela scout the area for a hunt.

  • The River Of Life
    NatureDave Andrie B. Orquia

    The River Of Life

    Chico River, is known to be the main water system of Kalinga. It is also a historical landmark with a lot of stories waiting to be revealed.

  • Cruising
    NatureSherwin G. Ballesteros


    A kid paddles his way across the Lake in Bulusan, Sorsogon. This body of water lies at the center of Bulusan National Park at the southeast of Mount Bulusan, an active volcano.

  • Asik Asik: Hidden Beauty Revealed
    NatureErnestina O. Jacinto

    Asik Asik: Hidden Beauty Revealed

    The Asik-Asik Waterfalls is a hidden jewel in North Cotabato characterized by majesty and mystery. The curtain of falls emerged only after Typhoon Frank ravaged the province in 2008 and uprooted huge Balete trees and its vines.

  • Agawan Baboy
    CustomRomado F. Javillonar

    Agawan Baboy

    Agawang Baboy” is one the most popular traditional Filipino games played during fiestas particularly in the rural areas.

  • Making Faces It’s More Fun in the Philippines
    CustomIsrael V. Gonzalez

    Making Faces It’s More Fun in the Philippines

    Smiling painted faces brighten up the Ati-ati Street Dance competition at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City. The celebration is annually held every fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog In Cebu and the Ati-Atihan in Aklan.

  • Palosebo
    CustomReynaldo A. Mondez, Jr.


    Kids play palosebo—a traditional Filipino game derived from the Spanish word “cucaña”. It is traditionally played during fiestas with children racing against each other to get the flag at the top of a greased bamboo pole.

  • Basilica del Sto. Niño
    HistoricalRobo G. Formacion

    Basilica del Sto. Niño

    Famous for its history and architecture, the Basilica del Santo Nino in Cebu City never fails to bring together thousands of devotees every January to celebrate an unyielding faith to the Santo Niño.

  • Parola
    HistoricalRolando A. de Leon, Jr.


    Two kids run along the beach with the Sabtang Lighthouse overlooking them. The lighthouse located on top of a rocky mountain serves as a guide for fishermen who set sail.

  • The Leaning Watchtower (Baluarte) of Luna
    HistoricalDanilo O. Victoriano, Jr.

    The Leaning Watchtower (Baluarte) of Luna

    The pink and purple sunset accentuates the beauty of the old Baluarte ruins in Luna, La Union. The structure used to serve as a watchtower to guard against possible invaders.


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