Old Man at Plaza Libertad

One Cloudy New Year's Day at the Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City.

One Cloudy New Year’s Day at the Plaza Libertad, Iloilo City.
“Two days ago was Rizal’s day. Lin-ay is safely perched on her pedestal, silently watching over the booming city of Iloilo. Everyone remembers both.
But who will remember me when I pass away?” – Old Man at Plaza Libertad

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Watching over You

Two fishermen eke out a living by negotiating the treacherous waters of the Iloilo Strait, between Guimaras Is. and Iloilo City. Photo taken atop the Bundolan Point of Balaan Bukid in Jordan, Guimaras.

Two fishermen eke out a living by negotiating the treacherous waters of the Iloilo Strait, between Guimaras Is. and Iloilo City. Photo taken atop the Bundolan Point of Balaan Bukid in Jordan, Guimaras.

Iloilo River Esplanade

The Iloilo River Esplanade, a linear park running along the banks of the Iloilo River, is a favorite place for locals and tourists for leisurely walks and sight-seeing. It is also a favored venue for jogging, brisk walking and aerobics in the early mornings, late afternoons and evenings. For some though, it is a perfect place for unwinding and just hanging out with friends and family.

People hangout, enjoy the view, jog and walk at the Iloilo RIver Esplanade in Iloilo City.

People hangout, enjoy the view, jog and walk at the Iloilo RIver Esplanade in Iloilo City.

The Lovers at the Iloilo River Esplanade

Late afternoon, and the Old Carpenter Bridge Promenade across the Iloilo River, between Molo and Mandurriao districts in Iloilo City, is turned into a lovers’ lane. The nearby Iloilo Esplanade along the river is also a venue for similar activities, which also include jogging, brisk walking, aerobics, and just plain sight-seeing, among others.

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Lovers spend time with each other while enjoying the view of the Iloilo Esplanade and the Iloilo River.

Fisherman on a Banca

While on an island-hopping trip in Alubijod Beach, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, we chanced upon this fisherman rowing his banca towards the open sea, where the catch is more abundant, I suppose. Nueva Valencia is in the southernmost part of the island of Guimaras and faces Panay Gulf and the wide expanse of the Sulu Sea.

A local fisherman rows his banca towards the open sea near Alubijod Beach in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines.

A local fisherman rows his banca towards the open sea near Alubijod Beach in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines.

Guimaras: Island-hopping

Had fun island-hopping in Guimaras, jumping-off from Raymen Beach Resort in Alubijod Cove, Nueva Valencia town.

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A local fisherman rows his boat along the limestone cliffs of small islands near Alubijod Cove in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines.

Typical islets found near the vicinity of Alubijod Cove in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines.

Typical islet found in the vicinity of Alubijod Cove in Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines.