MR. FRESHIE

This freshie or freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) is a mainstay at Philippine Eagle Center, most of the population in this conservation park are eagles though, there are also other animals held in captivity, like this freshie.

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SCHOOL GROUNDS

Ateneo de Davao University - Matina Campus grounds

HOW SAFE?

THE Federation of Motorcycle Clubs in Mindanao (FMCM) pushes for the active promotion and participation of the motoring public in actively using proper motorcycle helmets.
Responsible riding is not just being scratch-free, it is also being the embodiment of Safety Riding. But what if my supposed to be safety gear is this unsafe?

GLOW IN THE DARK

This is Nanay Bebeng Restaurant at night. This resto serve authentic Filipino cuisine and is famous for their P300 ($6.50) eat-all-you-can scheme. When in Davao consider eating to your heart’s delight here, they are located at Marfori Heights.


SURREAL

Dad, are there really people of this kind?

As we humans allow our creativity to prosper, we in effect have lots of thinking and explaining to do especially to the younger ones.

Sculptures by Kublai Milan at People's Park here in Davao

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FALLEN HERO

At the tomb of the unsung heroes at Osmena Park here. My weekend in Black and White.



ALONE

All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. 
Nothing ever exists entirely alone; 
everything is in relation to everything else.
Buddha


WARNING!

A sad reality - Park at your own risk.


NOW WHAT?

After all the feeding frenzy, now what? It makes me think we humans really are a waste of resources.


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HUMAN PENUMBRA

My family’s shadow … for this weeks Weekend in Black and White.


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STA. ANA CHURCH

Old Sta. Ana Catholic Church along Sta. Avenue of this city.



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THE MEADOW ...

.... in the city. Cogon grasses sprawled the side grounds of the parking area of F. Bangoy International Airport here making it look like a meadow in photo.


DAVAO'S PRIDE

Yesterday morning's shot of Davao's pride ... Mt. Apo.

Mount Apo is a large solfataric potentially active stratovolcano on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is the highest mountain in the country and overlooks Davao City-40 km northeast, Digos City-25 km southeast, and Kidapawan City-20 km west. Its name means "master" or "grandfather". Apo is flat topped, with three peaks, and is capped by a 500 m wide volcanic crater containing a small crater lake. It is a source of geothermal energy, but the date of its most recent eruption is unknown, and none are verified in historical times.

Mount Apo is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Philippines, and the summit is easy to reach. The first recorded climb was on October 10, 1880 by a party led by Don Joaquin Rajal. (www.wikipedia.org)

Tee talk

Needless to say more ... Amen!


THE FALLEN

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
 .... and the memories of my childhood on this fallen swing.


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A PLACE TO STAY

Just one of the many hotels you can stay on while in Davao. Microtel Inn and Suites Davao is located at Damosa Complex, Angliongto Road of this city. If you want to know more about what this hotel can offer you, make reservations or inquiry you can log on to their site here.


LEAN NIGHTS

This is Sales St. of this city on weekday nights. Lean business nights I suppose as regulars often flocked here on Friday and Saturday nights.


DUMB KALESA

In some select areas in Manila, Kalesa still exist mainly as a tourist attraction and not anymore as a means of transportation, but here in Davao we have it as a garden embellishment. My daughter has been asking me, mom! Where have all the horses gone? I think moms nowadays have much of an explaining to do.

A kalesa or calesa (sometimes called a karitela) is a horse-driven calash (carriage) used in the Philippines. The word, also spelled calesa, predates the Spanish conquest and descends ultimately from an Old Church Slavonic word meaning "wheels." This was one of the modes of transportation introduced in the Philippines in the 18th century by the Spaniards that only nobles and high ranked officials could afford. They are rarely used in the streets nowadays except in tourist spots and some rural areas. The Kalesa driver is commonly called as “Cochero” or “Kutsero”. When “Cochero” direct the horse to turn right he say “mano” and he say “silla” to direct the horse to turn left. (Source: www.wikipedia.org)


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LAZY AFTERNOON

A lazy afternoon along Torres St. of this city.


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PEACEFUL AND QUIET

While on my way to visit a friend the other day, I was stunned when I saw this man, I thought he was dead, but apparently they were construction workers taking their nap under this tree, indeed some place peaceful and quite.


AT DUSK

We went to attend mass at Ateneo de Davao University Chapel on Saturday and when the mass ended the surroundings looks perfect to describe a dusk, the ADDU Finster Hall at dusk.