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Philippines, Magellan's Cross, Cebu City, Visayas. Ferdinand Magellan, the first European explorer to arrive in the Philippines, arrived in Cebu, in 1521. He ordered his Portuguese and Spanish crew to plant this cross. King Philip of Spain later, in 1565, named Cebu as the capital of the Spanish colony.
Happy Land is Manila's slum that has sprung from the rubbish dumps of the city. It is a area where the poor survive in poverty, battling disease and malnutrition. Shanty huts are built from whatever materials can be scavenged and scraps of food.are collected from garbage bins Takeaway stores’ rubbish bins and boiled to make ‘pagpag’ which is sold to hungry families for a few pesos.
Philippines, Horse Drawn Carriage, Kalesa, Crisologo Street, Vigan, Luzon.
Vigan was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It is famous for its Spanish colonial architecture, its cobblestone streets and its architecture that combines Philippine, Asian and European design. The ancient city of Vigan was established in the 1500s and it is noted as being the best preserved example of a Spanish colonial town in Asia.
Philippines, Luzon, Banaue, Tiered Rice Terraces. The Philippine Central Cordillera mountain region in Luzon is home to some of the most spectacular tiered rice terraces in the world. They were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. These terraces were carved over 2000 years ago!
Sunset amongst the mangroves in Dos Palmas, Palawan Island, Philippines on 3rd January 2015. To me it symbolizes the end of a difficult 2014, and marks the begin of what looks like a beautiful, promising 2015 - reconnecting with our family and all those close friends both near and far, each of who make life worthwhile for us. You know who you are - Happy 2015!
Celebrating the Philippines Independence day!
Long live the Philippines. May the spritit of true Independence be with us all and not let ourselves be a slaves of these corrupt officials. Let's stand together to fight for the truth and justice. Together in unity we can reform our government and bring back the lost wealth that we had before.
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