By Raffy Paredes
Here are today’s featured readers and their photos.
Win Or Lose Game Face (Melanie Sandicho)
Waving The Equality (Ryan Eduard Benaid)
Untitled (Rosever C. Banaay)
Untitled (Roli Talampas)
Untitled (Johan J. Villanueva)
Untitled (Arnie Cabardo)
The Lego Photographer (Bien Bacarra Jr.)
Solitude (Jobert Zyrus Cadiente)
Night Lights (Helton B. Balairos)
After The Storm (Wilfred Perez)
Johan Villanueva, a grade 10 student from the Cavite National High School of Cavite City sent in an untitled photo of two men in a waiting shed. “I began to love photography when my father gave me his old Canon point-and-shoot camera,” Johan shares. He adds that he is “a resident street photographer of Cavite City.”
Mother and housewife Arnie Cabardo shares an untitled portrait of her daughter. She writes: “I love taking photos of my daughter since she was a baby. I want to preserve memories and how she looks in every phase of her life.”
From Bien Bacarra Jr. is the playful photo titled “The Lego Photographer.” He shares: “It was a weekend urban vacation in Manila where I could spend a day free from stress. I brought my Lego photographer to capture a different perspective and angle with my mobile phone. Unfortunately, this was the last photo taken with my simple toy. I lost it when I was about to take a shower; sad short story by a memorable one.”
Jobert Zyrus Cadiente submitted the sunset silhouette photo of people on a banca in calm waters titled “Solitude.” His description reads: “The hiding sun always gives you a feeling of seclusion or isolation but this gives you a realization of how nature can cure you from daily struggles you are experiencing. This photo was captured using a Samsung J7 Core at Borawan Island, Padre Burgos, Quezon Province.”
From Doha, Qatar, Melanie Sandicho shares a photo of their volleyball team, the JSpikers Team. She titled her photo “Win or Lose Game Face.” “Volleyball is one of the most popular sports of Filipinos, locally and abroad,” she writes. “Every Friday, league games are held here in Doha which helps OFWs to loosen up and interact as well. The spirit of camaraderie lives in every heart of Filipinos wherever we may be.”
Rosever Banaay, assistant to the internal audit manager at M. Llhuillier Financial Services Inc. in Cebu contributed the untitled photo of a banca parked at low tide while the sun sets. “Weekend well spent while staying at Triponias Seaside Homestay and Grill loacated in Brgy. Tungasan, Olango Island, Mactan Cebu – very relaxing, abound with fresh air, and very accommodating staff,” reads her description.
“After the Storm” comes from Wilfred Perez who took the photo after Bataan was flooded by the southwest monsoon rains intensified by Typhoon Josie. “The photo illustrates that in every storm there will be sunshine,” writes Wilfred.
Ryan Eduard Benaid took the photo titled “Waving the Equality” last June 30 in Marikina City during the LGBTQIA Pride March.
The photo, “Night Lights” comes from Helton Balairos.
And UP professor Roli Talampas shares an untitled photo of a haenyeo (woman diver) of Jeju Island collecting seomge (sea urchin) taken at Dongbok-ri Haenyo-chon. He was sent to Korea by the university to attend the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity in Asia and Unitar CIFAL’s workshop on SDGs and Migration.
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