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Five pillars of faith in Batanes

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PILLAR OF FAITH  Basco Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, initially built in 1783 by Dominican missionaries using wood and cogon, was rebuilt using stone in 1795. Painted in sunflower yellow, it is the oldest church in Batanes. MANDY NAVASERO/COLUMNIST

An encounter with the five oldest churches in Batanes leaves one with the feeling that neither storm and winds nor isolation and time could extinguish the flame of faith that lives within the island’s people.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Photographing the great man–with him directing the shoot

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FR. JAMES B. Reuter SJ on June 2011. MANDY NAVASERO

It was June 18, 2011, when I was commissioned to photograph Fr. James Reuter at the Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Parañaque City, where he had retired and was receiving hospice care. It was for an Asian Eye Institute photo exhibit. For the shoot, he was brought out by a caregiver to the hospital chapel.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Why Batanes is the ultimate photographer’s experience

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What is so exciting and unique about the art of photography? With brain and hands, photography seizes the moment, captures a fragment of eternity, and preserves it forever. We immortalize beautiful sceneries and memories.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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