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Lasting legacy

For a simple lady who used to daydream of youthful ambitions and longed for a lasting recognition she can leave her kids, this is a lasting legacy I can be proud of.  That I can dream of anything as long as I work hard for it.

May 2011 Cover of Mabuhay Magazine by Jojie Alcantara

On May 2011, my photo finally made it to the cover of Philippine Airline’s Mabuhay Magazine. Editor tells me I may be the first female photographer to have done so.  This photo was made possible because I rode in an open chopper to shoot Mount Mayon while still on an alert level at that time.  This is a feat for me considering that a decade ago I was terrified of heights (and water, enclosed spaces, commitment, and every paranoia I could conjure).

Once upon a time, I was stuck inside a box, never wanting to leave the comforts of four corners. The day I made a 360 degree turn,  broadened my horizon, and lived outside of the box, was a time I learned to appreciate the life I secretly longed to live. I hope this becomes an inspiring story for others who would want to step out of their boxes too.

I now have a legacy to leave my kids, so they will remember me as the “cool, butt-kicking mom.”

More of my images in Mabuhay Magazine’s May issue here.

Cover of Mabuhay Magazine May 2011 and full spread by Jojie Alcantara


  1. Congradulations on your achievements. The pictures are stunning and I enjoy knowing another “cool, butt-kicking mom.” Keep up the good work. 🙂


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