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Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.

  • Untitled (Ronnel Canlubo)

    Untitled (Ronnel Canlubo)

  • Untitled (Andrew Semilla)

    Untitled (Andrew Semilla)

  • Unbreakable Bond (Ann Zenith L. Yaco)

    Unbreakable Bond (Ann Zenith L. Yaco)

  • Sinulog 2020 Religious Side (Max Luwell Otadoy)

    Sinulog 2020 Religious Side (Max Luwell Otadoy)

  • NaCoco Hiyaw at NaCoco Indayog sa Piyesta ng Niyog (Russel Maginoo)

    NaCoco Hiyaw at NaCoco Indayog sa Piyesta ng Niyog (Russel Maginoo)

  • Galak ng Pasasalamat (Dan Alexander Abas)

    Galak ng Pasasalamat (Dan Alexander Abas)

  • Dances of the Heart and Soul (Liemuel E. Pantuhan)

    Dances of the Heart and Soul (Liemuel E. Pantuhan)

  • Celebrating Colors (Andrei Earl Salazar)

    Celebrating Colors (Andrei Earl Salazar)

  • Batosai (Ruby Ross Morillo)

    Batosai (Ruby Ross Morillo)

  • Banaue Rice Terraces at Sunrise (Paul Raymond S. Paule)

    Banaue Rice Terraces at Sunrise (Paul Raymond S. Paule)

    Andrei Earl Salazar shares “Celebrating Col­ors,” taken during the re­cent Coco Festival in San Pablo City. His photo de­scription reads: “San Pablo City Integrated High School (City High), led by Dong Santos expresses the full­est of their performance as they present their hard work entry to the recently concluded San Pablo Mar­digras while celebrating the 25th Coco Festival 2020, at the City Proper Plaza. In spite of the postponement of the event to give way for at­tending to the Taal evacuees, the event also gave tribute to them for inspiration and delight.”

    From Andrew Semilla is an untitled photo he took during the airshow in Abu Dhabi in line with the 48th Founding Anniversary of UAE on December 2.

    Ann Zenith L. Yaco sent in the photo titled “Unbreakable Bond” taken at the Corniche Metro Station, Doha, Qatar on January 17. She writes: “I was about to leave the metro station, and sud­denly, these two amazing human beings caught my attention and I felt that there is a strong connection. My heart is full staring at them. It reminds me of my father (who’s now in the Philippines). It reminded me how he became a good and great father in all his ways at all times. Salute to all fathers out there.”

    The photo, “Galak ng Pasasalamat” is from Dan Alexander Abas. “His photo description reads: “Matitingkad na damit, masasayang musika at ngiting abot langit, senyales ng pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga biyayang nakamit. This month, San Pableños of Laguna celebrated their 25th year of Coco Festival. Every 15th of January, the town of San Pablo honors their patron, Saint Paul the First Hermit to give thanks to the blessings they had all throughout the year. Due to the sudden eruption of Taal Volcano on Jan. 12, the street dancing was moved from Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, despite this, participants were still loud and energetic. This just proves that even if unexpected downfalls happen, Filipinos will still have smiles on their faces.”

    Liemuel E. Pantuhan submitted the photo of dancers titled “Dances of the Heart and Soul.” He shares: “Photographs and paintings are venues where one can express feelings. It is through these forms of art that people will see what exactly one feels about himself or something else. But the dance for me is the perfect window of one’s soul as it does not only give us something to see, but it also gives us a rhythm and a movement which manifest expressions of one’s truest inner self. It is an honor and privilege to capture the performances of Power Dance choreographed and directed by Douglas Nierras. Perfect executions were shown which revealed the truest feeling one has in his heart.”

    From Cebu City, Max Luwell Otadoy, a devotee of Sr. Sto. Niño shares “Sinulog 2020 Religious Side.” He writes: “Yesterday when I was looking around to shoot for a best shot, I was struck by this woman carrying her baby and praying so hard. Just in time when I click my camera and this is the whole picture I captured.”

    Paul Raymond S. Paule contributed the photo, “Banaue Rice Terraces at Sunrise.” “The world’s famous Banaue Rice Terraces on an early morning shot,” writes Paul. “Captured this shot as the sun was about to rise on the horizon.”

    Ronnel Canlubo of Talisay, Batangas which was heavily affected by the recent eruption of Taal volcano sent in an untitled photo of a couple praying by the lakeshore. “Mga kapwa kong Taliseños ang nagdarasal sa pagkalma ng bulkang Taal nang sa ganon makauwi na kaming mga kanilang kababayan at mga nasasakupan ng bulkan,” writes Ronnel. “Ang inaakala naming panaginip ay nauuwi pa rin sa bangungot dahil sa sunod-sunod na pagyanig ng lupa at pagbubuga ng usok ng bulkan. Tanging pananalig ang pinanghah­awakan naming mga Taliseños para sa katahimikan at kaayusan nang aming lugar. #bangontalisay, #bangonbatangas.”

    “Batosai,” a study in photo portraits comes from Ruby Ross Morillo (Ryoss Morillo on social media). He writes: “One weakness of mine in photography ay ang portrait. Kasi bukod sa nahihiya akong makipag-usap sa model or tao, di ko rin alam kung papaano i-excute ang isang concept ng portrait. Buti na lang at may isang grupo dito sa Taiwan ( Litratista Taiwan 2.0) na laging nagpapa-monthly event para magturo kung papano makipag-communicate sa model, magturo ng tamang settings at iba pang tips sa portaits. Sa tulong na rin ni Parc Cruz kasama ng kanyang crew, naturuan kami ng mga kasamahan ko na bago palang sa pagpo-portrait kung paano at kung ano ang tamang approach sa model. Sobrang laki ng naitulong nila sa akin. Itong Batosai photo ay ginanap noong nagpa-workshop si Parc dito sa Taichung Taiwan.”

    And from Russel Maginoo is “NaCoco-hi­yaw at NaCoco Indayog sa Piyesta ng Niyog” another photo from the celebration of the 25th year of San Pablo City’s Coco Festival. Russel took the photo during the street dancing competition of Coco Festival 2020.

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    Source: Manila Bulletin

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