Mi Ciuad de Zamboanga Photo Competition 2016

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Celebrating Zamboangueño creativity and ingenuity, the local government on Tuesday, April 26, recognized the winning entries of two summer festival competitions – the Mi Ciudad de Zamboanga Photo competition and the 1st Zamboanga Chalk Art contest.

For the photo competition, the entry of Gerard A. Pacaña was adjudged the best among the field of 30 photo submissions. Entitled ‘Baile’, Pacaña’s photo featured fire dancers performing in the City’s Rizal Shrine.

Berlito Bolotaolo’s ‘El Cross Mayor’, a photo depicting devotees in Abong-Abong, landed the second spot, while Ulysses John Almocera’s ‘Yakan Kaleidoscope’ featuring the Yakan hand-woven fabric, claimed both the third place, and the voter’s choice award with 623 likes and 101 shares on Facebook.

Winners received cash prizes and plaques of recognition.

Making up the finalists line-up were the entries of Joseph Lou Sta. Teresa (Vela De Ezperanza), Rudmar Villanueva (Vida’y Vinta), Arthur Joshua Rodriguez (The Sea is what I See), and Fouad Isahac Arakama (The Builder). Click on the Photo for gallery view. Photo courtesy of the City Government of Zamboanga


Top 10: Entry #20. #VelaDeEsperanza
by Joseph Lou Sta. Teresa
February 27, 2016, Paseo del Mar
Camera: Canon 70D
Description: A vinta can never go further than where the waves bring it but the sail that spreads out brings hope to new journeys and brighter future. The Vinta is an iconic symbol of Zamboanga’s diverse culture and colorful, harmonious city life. #DiaDeZamboanga


Top 9: Entry #18. Vida’y Vinta
By Rudmar Villanueva
February 8, 2016, Sta. Cruz Island
Camera: GoPro Hero4
Description: Vida’y vinta, nuay piho. Vita’y Vinta, ta segui lang man anud. Vida’y Vinta ta segui lang si onde liba el coryentaso. Pero el Vida’y Vinta amo ya hace conose con aton.


Top 8: Entry #5. Candle Light
By Gerard A. Pacaña
March 19, 2016, Rizal Shrine
Camera: Nikon D7000
Description: In every candle we lit, it produces a burning flame. A flame that lights up a path in saving mother earth hand in hand.



Top 7: Entry #6. El Luna na Paseo del Mar
By Berlito M. Bolotaolo
March 12, 2016, Paseo del Mar
Camera: Fuji X-M1
Description: Paseo del Mar, a very romantic place, especially if you get lucky and get to see the majestic moon shining while the sun is setting.


Top 6: Entry #26. Master Weaver
by Ulysses John P. Almocera
February 16, 2016, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
Camera: Fuji X-A2
Description: One of the most intricate hand woven fabrics in the Philippines is the Yakan weave. A village in Sinunuc, Zamboanga City is one popular tourist spot which houses traditional weavers who makes intricate fabrics patterned from bamboo, diamond, flowers and leaves. The photo features a master weaver who is making a very intricate and symmetrical fabric. #JustGoPilipinas #JustGoZamboanga
Check our more photos at www.ujalmocera.com


Top 5: Entry #28. The Sea is what i See
By Arthur Joshua Rodriguez
January 15, 2016, Paseo del Mar
Camera: IPhone5s
Description: The Coastal living in Zamboanga is known for its majestic presentation as to how the city was able to embrace diversity; they came to live and breathe the sea breeze for it is where they have cultivated their hopes and dreams as they paddle forward to their destination.



Top 4: Entry #11. The Builder
By Fouad Isahac Arakama
April 12, 2016, Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Camera: Nikon D3100
Description: A construction worker arranged the bricks for the sidewalk for the beautification of NS Valderosa Street. This simple job shows how they love and want the Zamboanga city to be attractive to people. Even though there is an exchange for money, he still chose the certain kind of job. He subconsciously wanted to do it.


Third Place: Entry #25. Yakan Kaleidescope
by Ulysses John P. Almocera
February 16, 2016, Sinunuc, Zamboanga City
Camera: Fuji X-A2
Description: One of the most intricate hand woven fabrics in the Philippines is the Yakan weave. A village in Sinunuc, Zamboanga City is one popular tourist spot which houses traditional weavers who makes intricate fabrics patterned from bamboo, diamond, flowers and leaves. The photo features a bamboo patterned fabric during its production stage. #JustGoPilipinas #JustGoZamboanga
Check our more photos at www.ujalmocera.com


Second Place: Entry #7. El Cross Mayor
By Berlito M. Bolotaolo
March 25, 2016, Abong-Abong
Camera: Nikon D90
Description: Each year, devoted Zamboangueño Christians pay a visit in this giant cross to light a candle and pray.


First Place: Entry #4. Baile
By Gerard A. Pacaña
March 19, 2016, Rizal Shrine
Camera: Nikon D7000 (f/5.6, .5, ISO 500)
Description: El fuego na ritmo de baile. Celebrar un advocacia, salvar a nacion y su mundo vida.

Check out the rest of the entries at the official facebook page of Zamboanga Hermosa Festival here. Like and share to spread these beautiful images of Mi Ciudad de Zamboanga! #SummerNaZambo2016

1st Zamboanga Chalk Art Contest

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The City Government of Zamboanga celebrates summer of 2016 with colors and a lot of fun activities for everyone. The latest of which is the first ever Chalk Art Contest which is open to young Zamboangueños with a creative imagination and sheer talent for drawing.

Held at Jardin Maria Clara Lobregat, Pasonanca, on April 24, 2016, the Chalk Art contest is a preliminary event leading to Dia de Maam Caling, a commemorative day of the first Zamboangueña Mayor, Maria Clara Lobregat.

13 teams battled it out at the streets of Pasonanca, as they try to show express through their art how they love Mi Ciudad de Zamboanga. Here are the 13 amazingly colorful street art in top view. Click for gallery view.


#1. Gladys A. Saavedra, Nestor L. Alam-Alam Jr., Joseph V. Floreta, Crisaldo H. Cordura, Nurshyquin A. Jafar


#2. Gladys A. Saavedra, Nestor L. Alam-Alam Jr., Joseph V. Floreta, Crisaldo H. Cordura, Nurshyquin A. Jafar


#3. Soren G. Abunin, Merrica Joy D. Tan, Francheska M. Vicente, Vachel Dahl D. Wee, Joped A.Dejecacion


#4. Arwa Ajirim, Chad E. Delos Santos, Abigail C. Dayrit, Gazelle N. Lenes, Fatima Abeer W.Uking


#5. Jacques Aldors F. Corral, Maria Elyzabeth R. Tuban, Nicole Erika A. Lim, Megan L. Dayak, Joshua Adonai B. Diaz


2nd Place: #6. Isabella G. Entoma, Jhucel P. Rodriguez, Daniella C. Aporador, Hazra A. Ibrahim, Erika Joy M. Rosales


#7. Khaled T. Majid, John Joshua G.Peña, Sean John A. Porillo, Kendrick E. Rico, Nur-Heider H. Abusaman


#8. Carmel Ann A. Bello, Jinky Remoto, Annie Rose Remoto, Farah Hussain, Norly M. Carpio


#9. Nicole Priscilla F. Corral, Kreenalee-Kyra D. Tabar, Angela Mae Delos Reyes, Lou Bernadelle Julian, Dain Kim


1st Place: #10. Charmaine Mae M. Toribio, Gerald Miles I. Tuballa, Agnes Alexandria A. Andico, Rizafe F. Legal, Allanie Ross F. Timosa


#12. Shahira Abbie, Fatima Nashrene A. Sultan, Almaeedha Naing, Diana F. Corral, Farrah Louise I. Paber


#13. Mary Clarence B. Cuenta, Jermi L. Sali, Edzmar Turabin, Mary Therese B. Cuenta, Joshua D. Morgia


3rd Place: #14. Florenel R. Tuble, Mitos A. Saavedra, Nhollie Ghean L. Obena, Baby Girl Kaitlyn S. Inclan, Rhealene M. Tuliao

Did you like their works? Like the official facebook page of Zamboanga Hermosa Festival for updates of the activities of the City Government of Zamboanga. Check out the behind the scenes here. And read more about the competition at the Zamboanga City Govt website. #SummerNaZambo2016 #ILoveZamboangaCity
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