2nd Photography Grand Winners

  • Sungka
    ConventionalGina Meneses

    Sungka

    Sungka is a board game using a boat-shaped wood with 16 pits and 98 pieces of seashells. This photo was taken in Banaue where the Sungka boards are hand-carved by the natives.

  • Mystical Mayon
    ConventionalRuwen Verdaguer

    Mystical Mayon

    Almost always hidden behind thick clouds, Mayon Volcano is truly a magical sight to behold once it reveals itself.

  • Fishing in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
    ConventionalAndre Andrade

    Fishing in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

    A fisherman tries to get some catch for the day near the Kapurpurawan rock formation. The site - located along the rocky coast of Burgos, Ilocos Norte – is one of the popular attractions in the province of Ilocos.

  • Takbong Kalabaw
    ConventionalArjoy Ceniza

    Takbong Kalabaw

    The Takbong Kalabaw is an annual competition being held in the small town of Wangan Calinan, Davao. Photo shows two male locals having the time of their lives while racing to the finish line.

  • More Fun in Banaue
    ConventionalHarley Palangchao

    More Fun in Banaue

    G-string-clad male Igorots engage in a friendly volleyball game under the rain during the 11th Imbayah Festival held in Banaue, Ifugao.

  • Geronimo
    ConventionalRichie Reynan Tan

    Geronimo

    Young boys jump from the top of a small island in the municipality of San Francisco, Surigao del Norte to perfect their diving skills.

  • Zoom!!!
    ConventionalZer Jason Cabatuan

    Zoom!!!

    A male Igorot zooms past his competitors during the 5-kilometer wooden scooter race of the Imbayah Festival. The event is being held in Banaue, Ifugao every three years.

  • Toss and Hit
    ConventionalVoltaire Anthony Rosario

    Toss and Hit

    Little boys and girls of Ambago, Butuan City try to hit a tin can using their slippers in a popular Pinoy street game called 'Tumbang Preso'.

  • Street Dance Warrior
    ConventionalRuwen Verdaguer

    Street Dance Warrior

    A street dance competition highlights the colorful Dinagyang Festival, reflecting the rich cultural heritage and passionate devotion of the locals of Iloilo to the Señor Sto. Niño.

  • Salt Farmer
    ConventionalNorman Posecion

    Salt Farmer

    The old school salt-making tradition is very much alive in Barangay Guibongan, Miag-ao, Iloilo. Using an improvised salt maker made out of bamboo, this “asindero” sprays seawater on a raked sandy beach to make salt.

  • Thousand Crosses
    ConventionalMclloyd Jumpay

    Thousand Crosses

    Penitents traverse the Bamban-Mabalacat Bridge in Pampanga, carrying wooden crosses at the break of dawn on Good Friday (April 18, 2014).

  • Jeepney Rooftop Ride
    ConventionalDionisio Salvador, Jr.

    Jeepney Rooftop Ride

    The Philippine Cultural Dancers ride on top of a jeepney to enjoy the cool breeze and get a better view of the countryside in San Mateo, Rizal.

  • Return to Paradise
    MobileAmer Amor

    Return to Paradise

    A mother and child wade in the clear waters of El Nido in Palawan as the sun goes down, with the enchanting Cadlao Island serving as a lovely backdrop.

  • Clouds Unveiling Batad
    MobileEmerald Jay Ilac

    Clouds Unveiling Batad

    The Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue is a sight to behold. It is a vision of heaven situated in one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.

  • Kids of Bantayan Island
    MobileNeriza Angcay

    Kids of Bantayan Island

    These kids are having fun while catching fish in Bantayan Island in Cebu at daybreak. Fishing has been their source of income after super typhoon Yolanda ravaged the island in November 2013.

  • Look Up
    MobileRey Johnino Carinugan

    Look Up

    The Oblation symbolizes a man’s selfless offering of himself to the country. This iconic monument stands tall in every University of the Philippines (UP) campus nationwide. It is a masterpiece of renowned Filipino sculptor Guillermo E. Tolentino.

  • Coron Island Cove
    MobileDesiderio Ayanan, Jr.

    Coron Island Cove

    The Coron Island Cove’s perfect view can be best seen when one hikes halfway through a mountain trek going to Kayangan Lake (dubbed as the cleanest lake in the Philippines).

  • Strawberry Taho
    MobileElma Zambra

    Strawberry Taho

    Taho - a popular Pinoy snack made of soy pudding, “arnibal” (sugar syrup) and sago pearl – is whipped with fresh strawberry in Baguio City.

  • Sweet Spectrum
    MobileJohn Paulo Baticulon

    Sweet Spectrum

    The halo-halo is a well-loved Filipino dessert that was one called “oddly beautiful” by popular American chef Anthony Bourdain. The halo-halo with its colorful mixture of delectable ingredients is a symbolism of the Pinoy character: always positive and full of life.

  • Serenity
    MobileRodolfo Macaraeg, Jr.

    Serenity

    The lovely sunset adds allure to the bewitching beauty of El Nido beach in Palawan.

  • A Plea to Senyor Sto. Nino
    MobileNeriza Angcay

    A Plea to Senyor Sto. Nino

    The Sinulog festival of Cebu City is the grandest and most vibrant celebration of the Filipinos’ devotion to the Senyor Sto. Nino. Held every third Sunday of the year, the Sinulog is an occasion where locals gather to praise and give thanks to Sto. Niño.

  • Just Passing By
    MobileGhelynne Avril Del Rosario

    Just Passing By

    Introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century, the 'kalesa' (horse-drawn carriage) is still being used as mode of transportation in the busy streets of Manila. Riding the “kalesa” is perfect during sunset at the Manila Bay area in Roxas Boulevard.

  • Boodle Fight
    MobileJennifer Sibi

    Boodle Fight

    A visit in Cebu is incomplete without having a taste of popular Visayan delicacies like “Danggit” and “Buwad Nokus” (dried baby squid). They are perfect with “kalamansi-kamatis-siling labuyo-sibuyas sawsawan”.

  • How Much is Mother Nature
    MobileTimothy Joshua Vargas

    How Much is Mother Nature

    Travelers to Occidental Mindoro are greeted by sprawling verdant farmlands in Barangay Aluyan, Abra de Ilog and the rugged mountain ranges of the province. The Abra de Ilog serves as the main gateway to Occidental Mindoro.

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