teaser photos on the engagement session with mike and zel last 9th of march, 2011




sam|faye @ san juanico bridge

this happened only in 10 minutes, so precious moments for joey and myself to maximize for we have to go back right away to the reception in Le Jardin, tacloban.  we have supposed to have enough time for the pictorial as originally planned, just that the church ceremonies started late by almost an hour.  given a limited time, sam & faye really pursued the pictorial at san juanico for they consider  it as the form of their connection being a leyteño and a samareña who fall in love to each other.

a quote to share II

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination“  (Voltaire)

me in Smile

this is a bonus, for it was not just my work being featured in Cebu Pacific inflight Magazine -Smile,  but myself too as local source of information for calbayog. check this out:


smile locallife

Calbayog Coffeetable Book


Finally its here! A documentation and showcase of history and heritage of Calbayog that will instill pride among generations of Calbayognons is now a book.

The book traces the beginnings of Calbayog’s history and explores its cultural, economic and political development as the premier city in Samar island and the center of the Diocese in Samar. It also showcase the beautiful natural tourist attractions that make it the Philippines’ only City of Waterfalls. 

Features six major stories:

  1. Calbayog’s social and economic history; 
  2. Calbayog as the Religious Center of the province;
  3. The culture of Calbayog showing its music, theater & dance, literature, and visual arts;
  4. Governance with its unique role as the only city in the entire island of Samar;
  5. Its people who have propelled Calbayog to national prominence and have accomplished outstanding achievements; and
  6. Calbayog’s Natural Heritage. 

The book is hard bound with protective sleeve, contains about 200 full color pages and glossy photographs, 11×26 inches in full spread, and will be printed in limited (1,000) copies only.  

Take a peek!



Keep posted for the Book Launching date!


For details and reservation of copies, please contact:

     Engr. Arnol F. Trani
     City Administrator
     Calbayog City 
     +63917.304.3657 or (635) 209.2913



Calbayog today…


2004 recollection

Whoa! i thought the previous post was my last for November. but hey, something popped up within my recollection. T’was during this same season in 2004, as i was still working for SIBP, we were busy in taking photographs of the major waterfalls in 3 Samar Provinces that we have to feature in SIBP/SINP 2005 Calendar. Hmmm..So whats the big deal then? hehe, wala lang, i just want to share the photos i took to those who were not able to see and got hold of the calendar.. hope you’ll like these. 

Bangon Falls of Calbayog City

Pinipisakan Falls in Las Navas, N. Samar (This is the only photo that i took while am fronting the lens. Camera on tripod and timed.)

Amandaraga Falls in Lawaan, E. Samar

The Sohoton Natural Bridge taken from the back.

Inside Panhulugan Cave. Mano Sedong touring Lilibeth Queen


No, they are not rebels. Dixon & Allan posing like comrades with our tripods!

Along Sohoton River in Basey, Samar.