IN PHOTOS: Plebiscite in Cotabato City

IN PHOTOS: Plebiscite in Cotabato City

After 30 years and three plebiscites, Cotabato City is now part of the autonomous government.  Since the birth of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 1989, the city has been its ‘provisional’ seat of government. The plebiscite on January 21,...
Share the road!

Share the road!

Earlier today, I was off on a bike for a shoot. It was a gloomy morning and I wanted to avoid the morning rush hour, thus, it was the perfect time to bike. While I was approaching the Agdao flyover, I heard motorcycle horns. I already knew that the Highway Patrol...
Mobile Snapshots: Cotabato City

Mobile Snapshots: Cotabato City

Since I moved to Davao City about 15 years ago, I rarely visit Cotabato City except when I’m working on assignments. But whenever I’m here, I didn’t have the chance to move the around the city  due to hectic schedules. But recently, work led me to...
Inside the MILF’s Reformatory Center

Inside the MILF’s Reformatory Center

On August 21, I was given an opportunity to take a look inside the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Eastern Mindanao Reformation Center in Camp Rajamuda, Pikit, North Cotabato. (This was published on Manila Bulletin print edition on 23 August 2018. )     PIKIT,...
Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2018

Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2018

Random mobilephone snapshots taken during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, a street dancing competition that highlights the annual Kadayawan Festival in Davao City.                                All photos were taken using my lowly Redmi Note...
Eid’ Fitr in Pikit

Eid’ Fitr in Pikit

At least 3,000 Muslims coming from neighboring areas gathered at Pikit’s town plaza for the congregational prayer as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, which marked the end of Ramadhan, a month-long fasting. Following the prayer, at least a thousand of them...